Craig County Public Schools opened their doors on Thursday, August 5, for their annual Open House event so that students could get acclimated to their new rooms and teachers. For some, they will be attending school for the first time.
At McCleary, kids were giggling, tugging at parents to show them their rooms and get the prizes each teacher had prepared for them.
New kindergarten students were seen, elated, as they found their own desk with their name on it, letting their parents know about it.
Teachers were “on ready” as they introduced themselves to parents and friends and conversed with them on a variety of topics.
Many teachers had special gifts to give the students and the kids clutched their goodies as they left their new classroom.
The librarian, Karen Jones, had three tables with a huge assortment of books for only a quarter a piece, along with a bookcase with dictionaries and other free books.
Several kids were so excited about getting new books for themselves. Some picked out as many as 14. But as they tried to carry their bags that were bulging and too heavy, dad and mom were quickly called upon.
Laughter was abundant, parents were greeting one-another and kids were jumping up and down and shouting their hellos to their upcoming classmates.
Many teachers of the younger ages already had the students’ individual desks prepped with their names, tags and booklets laying at each.
A lanyard will be used for the smaller children, to make it easier for the teachers to know their names and to be picked up by family members.
The high school students were very happy to see one another, with hugs and squeals, as some hadn’t seen each other for over a year as they were homeschooled during COVID.
Smiles filled faces and joy-filled the atmosphere.
Craig County Schools are open, and the teachers shared they are happy to have their students back in their classes.
Our kids are getting to enjoy “school” once again.