Carmel Academy celebrated its first day of school on September 6th. The entire faculty and staff greeted new and returning students with cheers, hugs and even a clown! The day was capped with Carmel Academy’s Annual Opening Ceremony, which included greetings from Head of School Nora Anderson, an introduction to the school’s new shlichim (Israeli emissaries), and the singing of the Carmel Academy school song. The school’s 8th grade students helped lead the ceremony and held up letters that spelled out the school’s name. Each of the letters were surrounded by drawings that the students created depicting each of the values of Carmel Academy’s Brit Middot (values covenant).