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Natrona County School District welcomes students back to school

Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 5:14 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2021 at 5:20 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - There were many long hugs and smiles Wednesday morning across Natrona County as students headed back to class for the first day of school.

Students were happy to see their friends together once again after a long summer. One fifth grade students says his favorite part of the day is the new beginnings.

“Meeting your teachers and hanging out with your classmates for the first time,” said Jack Bauers, a 5th grade student at Verda James Elementary School.

Students were greeted by excited faculty and staff as they said goodbye to their parents Wednesday morning.

“The energy. There’s an energy of new-ness, and fresh, and we’re all ready to be here,” said Jodi Frazier, the principal at Verda James Elementary School.

Faculty and staff members are excited to welcome students back to the classroom and continue to make those face to face connections.

“Watching them grow: as learners, as problem solvers, as the build relationships with each other, with their teachers. Our staff does a great job building relationships with the students so that they know that this is a great place to be,” said Frazier.

Students are looking forward to this school year that bring back a little normalcy. Bauers says although he is excited to be a middle-schooler next year, he is glad he has one more year left with his school family at Verda James Elementary.

“I’m so glad that this school is just here. And we love this school so much. They’re so safe,” said Bauers.

Natrona County School District is serve over thirteen thousand students this year.

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