For 1,418 Blue Jays, a Morning Assembly Officially Opens the New School Year

Posted August 16, 2013 / Last updated August 23, 2013

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From the roof, Blue Jays form neat rows in the Traditions Courtyard at the first assembly of the new school year.

The first full day of school for the 2013-14 year kicked off on Friday, August 16 without a hitch, hiccup, or even the heebie-jeebies. This year’s enrollment of 1,418 Blue Jays is the largest number since 2005-06 when Jesuit started with 1,459 students. Then there was Katrina, which reduced enrollment to 1,388. This year’s population includes 317 new students, 276 of whom are pre-freshmen. For their first day, Blue Jays experienced all seven of their classes, a mid-morning break, and a lunch period where the cafeteria staff served a lot of gumbo and other delicious treats.