The first day of school was on Wednesday, August 18th. The girls had a half day of school on the first day as a way to ease into the new school year. The theme this year was western. Each year the principal, Mr. Berryman, dresses up for the first day in a different theme. The teachers and staff also participate in the theme for the year.I always take the girls' pictures on the first day with Mr. Berryman upon arriving at school. Each student was given a deputy badge that was pinned on their collar. The badge said, "Wanted by God". Mr. Berryman in an assembly that morning told the students how he was the sheriff, but each on of them was a deputy and was responsible for themselves, responsible for helping classmates, responsible for keeping the school clean, etc. The first day also consisted of attending an all school Mass and having an all school (PreK-12th Grade) photo taken outside the school.