The summer sun sprinkled a sparkly golden haze over our Cross Lanes Christian School campus Monday morning, August 21, on the first day of the 2023-24 school year. Greeting us from the morning car line were sparkling eyes, confident eyes, hesitant eyes, and eyes wide with anticipation of a great adventure! Mr Riley, Mrs. Campbell, and Dr. Mitri greeted students exiting their cars in car line. High school students made their way up the front lawn stairway to their classes—some their first year with us and some their last.
Students, faculty, and staff were lifted up in prayer before classes began as several high school students gathered in a circle of prayer in the lower parking lot. Other spontaneous smaller groups met together asking the Lord’s blessing on the school year.
The morning began officially with smiles and laughter (and perhaps a little “rolling on the floor laughing”) via intercom as Carter Campbell and Trevor Stroebel animatedly read a very long list of morning announcements to make sure everyone knew what to expect for the day, the week, and the rest of the year.
Our school office buzzed with activity during an extended homeroom with parents stopping by to turn in needed paperwork, students needing schedule adjustments, seniors applying for senior privileges, and student drivers applying for parking passes. But, by the beginning of first hour, the halls were clear and classrooms calm and orderly, everyone in place for the beginning of another great school year!
Welcome back, students!