Imagine ruling over a building full of elementary students for the past year, and now as a 6th grader, you have to walk into the high school. You went from being the BIG kid, to now you're a short, skinny kid practically overnight. Well, I was happy to greet and rescue a few of those scared 6th graders the first morning of school on Thursday and escort them to the safety of their teacher!
The only sad face I saw the first morning at the elementary school was of a little blonde headed girl who was told she had to sit by a boy for the opening assembly. What a TERRIBLE way to start off the new school year! Thank goodness some things never change.
The elementary building received some attention over the summer to maintain and beautify the facility. The roof was replaced over the cafeteria and one wing of classrooms. It was completed just in time for the rains we recently received.
Floor tile in the elementary cafeteria and hallways was replaced with an attractive epoxy covering, and the walls were painted white with a sharp purple accent stripe. Wood River Elementary looks great for the new school year, and you are encouraged to stop by and let Mr. Roth show you around. I think you'll like what you see!
As we begin the 2015-2016 school year, I want to thank the patrons of the Wood River Rural Schools for providing such a quality school for the students and staff to attend each day. As I drove from the west this morning to the stop sign at Highway 11, I paused to admire the beautiful campus and the day before me. It is a great time to live in Wood River, Nebraska.