CASPER, Wyoming (Wyoming News Now) – There were many long hugs and smiles on Wednesday morning in Natrona County as students returned to class for the first day of school.
The students were happy to see their friends again after a long summer. A fifth grader says his favorite part of the day is the fresh start.
“Meeting your teachers and spending time with your classmates for the first time,” said Jack Bauers, a 5th grade student at Verda James Elementary School.
The students were greeted by enthusiastic faculty and staff as they said goodbye to their parents on Wednesday morning.
“The energy. There is an energy of newness and freshness, and we are all ready to be here,” said Jodi Frazier, Principal of Verda James Elementary School.
Faculty and staff are delighted to welcome students back to the classroom and continue to make these face-to-face connections.
“Watching them grow: as learners, as problem solvers, as builders of relationships with each other, with their teachers. Our staff do a great job building relationships with students so they know this is a great place, ”said Frazier.
The students are looking forward to this school year which will bring back some normalcy. Bauers says that while he is excited to be a middle school student next year, he is happy that he has one more year left with his school family at Verda James Elementary.
“I’m so glad this school is right here. And we love this school so much. They are so safe, ”said Bauers.
The Natrona County School District serves more than thirteen thousand students this year.
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