Tomorrow night (Wednesday 8/29) at 7:00pm, Christian Brothers Academy will host an orientation for all parents and students in grades 6-9. The meeting will take place in the Ned McGraw Gymnasium and both parents and students may dress casually for the event. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tina Corradi in the Main Office at 452-9809 ext. 100. We hope to see you there and enjoy the rest of the summer.
Click the link below to download and print a list of school supplies for the 2012-2013 school year:
- Cadet Officer Orientation – 8am
- Student-Parent Orientation Night for Grades 6-9 – 7pm
- JROTC Orientation (All Freshmen and all NEW high school students) – 8-2:30pm
- Student-Parent Orientation Night for Grade 12 – 7pm
- JROTC Orientation – 8-2:30pm
- Student-Parent Orientation Night for Grade 10-11 – 7pm
Fall Sports Starting Dates
- All Fall Sports at the Varsity, Junior Varsity and Freshman levels will begin practice on Monday, August 13.
- All Modified Sports will begin on September 1.
On August 9, at 5:00 p.m., we will conduct the Selection/Classification Test for students in grades 7 or 8 who wish to compete in high school sports. A mandatory meeting for all Fall Sports Athletes and Parents will follow at 6:30 p.m.
Students participating in sports during the 2012-2013 school year require an annual physical form to be completed and submitted to the CBA health office before participating in any practices, matches or games. Additionally, NYSED requires physical exam for students entering grades seven and ten. Annual physical exams are valid for twelve months, with exception of any illness or injury lasting more than five days that will require review by private heath-care provider and school medical personnel. Physical forms are available by clicking here.
Any student who plans on driving to and from school must register his vehicle and pay the yearly fee of $60.00. Vehicle Registration forms are available in the Main Office and on our website. Parking spots will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Failure to register your vehicle will result in disciplinary action and could result in the vehicle being towed. Any questions, contact Mr. Groelz at 452-9809 x144.
For the 2012-13 school year, we have decided to completely redesign the Junior High Uniform. The new uniform consists of gray uniform slacks, a purple CBA sweater, a yellow Oxford shirt and a purple and gold striped tie. All items of this uniform, which replaces the current blue uniform, are available from our existing supplier, Student Styles, on Troy Schenectady Road in Latham. Please call Christi Smith at Student Styles with questions or for store hours.
- Charcoal flannel style pant
- Boys 8-18 – $25.99
- Husky – $30.99
- Men’s up to 40” – $32.99
- 4 in hand 54” Stripe Tie – $10.00
- Socks-Black – $4.00 ea. or 3 for $11.00
- Yellow Short sleeve Oxford shirts – Youth $15.99, Adult $18.99
- Yellow Long sleeve Oxford shirts – Youth $17.99, Adult $20.99
- Belts-black leather with nickel finish buckle – $10.00
- V-neck Sweater-Purple w/logo – Youth $35.99, Adult $40.99
- Jacket-nylon with polar fleece lining – $70.00
284 Troy Schenectady Rd
Latham, NY 12110
The 2012-2013 calendar is available in pdf form.
Download it here.
Complete the assignment for the course you will start in September. You are expected to do some journal writing as you read, taking note of characters, settings, plot and conflicts as they are developed. Take note of connections between the work you are reading and other things you’ve read or seen or heard about – or experienced yourself. When you are surprised or puzzled by what you read, take note. If you think a specific scene is particularly significant or memorable, take note of it and try to figure out why it so strikes you. The more journal writing you do, the better prepared you will be for class discussion and formal writing assignments in the first weeks of school.
Go Big or Go Home, Will Hobbs
Summer Ball, Mike Lupica or Take Me to the River, Will Hobbs
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, Kimberly Willis Holt
English 9 Honors
The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury
English 9 Regents
The Pearl, John Steinbeck
Grade 10 (see also writing assignment from Miss Kish)
English 10 Honors
Animal Farm, George Orwell
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
English 10 Regents
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (you might also try the sequel, Catching Fire)
English 11 Honors
Sailing Alone Around the World, Joshua Slocum In Our Time, Ernest Hemingway
English 11 Regents
Slaughterhouse Five, KurtVonnegut
AP English (see also writing assignment from Mr. Stanton)
Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, Robert Olen Butler
Rocket Boys, Homer Hickham
The Chosen, Chaim Potok
Trinity, Leon Uns
The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy
A Bell for Adano, John Hersey
The Bridge Over The River Kwai, Pierre Boulle
Where the Heart Is, Billie Letts
Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow
Dune, Frank Herbert
Testament, John Grisham
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
Ordinary People, Judith Guest
Crow Lake, Mary Lawson
The Fixer, Bernard Malamud
A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
Schindler’s List, Thomas Keneally
The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen
Light in August, William Faulkner
Snow Falling On Cedars, David Guterson
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
Beloved, Toni Morrison
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
Good-bye Columbus, and Other Stories, Philip Roth
In the Lake of the Woods, Tim O’Brien
All the Kings Men, Robert Penn Warren
Billy Phelan’s Greatest Game, William Kennedy
My Antonia, Willa Cather
The Natural, Bernard Malamud
The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
The Learning Tree, Gordon Parks
Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt
This Boy’s Life, Tobias Wolff
Hoop Roots, John Edgar Wideman
The Right Stuff, Thomas Wolfe
Growing Up, Russell Baker
The Guns of August, Barbara Tuchman
Band of Brothers, Stephen Ambrose
The Eagle Has Landed, Jack Higgins
The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Alex Haley
My Losing Season, Pat Conroy
Travels With Charley, John Steinbeck
Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon
The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition, Caroline Alexander
Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer
Dreams from My Father, Barak Obama
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown
Please contact First Sergeant Spicer for a specific issue time on one of the dates listed below. Sgt. Spicer can be reached at 452-9809 ext. 149 OR firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, August 7 – 9:00am to 1:00pm
- Wednesday, August 8 – 4:00pm to 8:00pm
- Thursday, August 9 – 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Uniform exchange for returning students will be held on August 29 from 12:00 -8:00pm and September 5 and 6 from 10:00-3:00pm.
The student MUST be present for issue or exchange.