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Scottsbluff Public School students excited for school year

August 17, 2018

As the brisk morning air gave way to the morning sun, 3,293 students made their way through the hallways with new backpacks and supplies for the new school year.

Scottsbluff Public Schools faculty welcomed students back from summer break and helped them find their classrooms. But before sharpening their pencils, students at Lincoln Heights enjoyed a hearty breakfast consisting of chocolate milk, apple sauce, cinnamon rolls and carrots. They then headed back outside and lined up with their classmates and checked in with their teachers.

With the first day of school pictures taken, parents gave their children hugs and kisses before wishing them a good day at school.

“She’s my oldest and it’s like, “Wow, she’s all grown up now,” said Janel Pederson-Hensley, whose daughter, Evelyn Hensley, is entering kindergarten.

With the clock at 7:55 a.m., the teachers escorted the students to their classrooms and started the 2018-19 academic year.

While some students were scared, seeing their friends and teachers brought a smile to their faces.

“The thing I’m most excited about is getting to know everyone,” said fourth grader Parker Hessler.

While most students went back to school on Thursday, preschool students will start their school year on Aug. 21.

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