The first day of school is always an exciting day and it’s all about the kids. There are BFF’s to make, old friends to catch up summer news with, new teachers, new classrooms and new rules.
Children began their first day of school in Beaver Dam Elementary on Aug. 15 with a hearty breakfast that consisted of a cinnamon roll (sugar is actually brain food) and peaches served up by smiling staff members then it was off to the playground to line up with the rest of their classmates.
The lines formed this day bare the lines the students will get into every morning before school begins.
Teachers met the students, gained control of the crowds and in they went to begin a journey that will someday take them far away from the walls they’re seeing today, some for their very first time.
Five-year-old Camilla Plancart was a bit shy getting into the line for kindergarten but already had some friends she was going to be attending with so she stepped into line, with unicorn horn and ears in place, and listened attentively as her teacher addressed the class before ushering them bravely into a new and exciting world of knowledge.
Some children, like Chelsea Wooten, were leaving baby sisters or brothers behind, others left their puppies but all were left in the caring hands of moms and dads who were there to say goodbye to their offspring and summer vacation; not all was a sad occasion.
Dalton Barry was leaving his brand new puppy Toby in dad’s arms but he wasn’t the least bit upset. He was excited to begin another year, this time as a first grader. Toby seemed the more upset of the two, wiggling and squirming in dad’s hands, but sure didn’t mind the attention he was getting from everyone else while Dalton was busy making friends of his own.
Everything is new and exciting on the first day of school but Beaver Dam has something even more special to celebrate than just the return of the school year.
This year the Littlefield United School District and the Beaver Dam Jr./Sr. High School students have a new Superintendant/Principal, Darlene McCauley, who parents and students had the opportunity to meet on Monday Aug. 13. Parents expressed that they don’t know much about her yet but seemed excited that there was some new blood leading the troops and hopeful that greater things were going to happen for their children in the 2018-19 Beaver Dam School year.