The Elwood Union Free School District was excited to welcome students back for the start of the 2019-20 academic year on Sept. 4.
At Harley Avenue Primary School, parents kissed and hugged their children as they prepared them for their first year of kindergarten. Some students posed for photos outside the school’s main entrance, holding chalkboard signs detailing their likes, dislikes and future plans.
While doing so, other students filed off their buses and followed the “yellow brick road” into the school where they were met with high-fives from teachers and staff. Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Bossert was also there to welcome students back.
Classrooms were bustling with students putting away their supplies, engaging in relationship building activities and chatting with friends. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Maureen Hull explained that the first day was focused on icebreakers and transitions.
Students at Elwood Middle School and Elwood-John H. Glenn High School also returned to class on Sept. 4. The halls were bustling with students trying out their locker combinations for the first time and teachers pointing freshmen in the direction of their classrooms.
The Elwood community looks forward to another exciting and successful school year.