The first few days of school are out of the way, and children in the St. James area are almost done with their first week of school.
For some, summer surely ended to quickly, others still will be happy to be getting back into the grind of things and living by a schedule.
At Butterfield-Odin, the first day of school was celebrated with activities for students and teachers. The Butterfield-Odin School welcomed students back from summer vacation by hosting a party on the front lawn to start the day.
Activities for the day also included a special performance during the school day for the high school students. Elementary students will join their high school peers today, Sept. 5 and will also be receiving a party on the lawn as a welcome to the new year.
This Tuesday night, school board members held a technology fundraiser for the school – starting the year off right by raising money for the student's technology fund. The school board will be looking to purchase more equipment and iPads for students this year, to keep them up-to-date with the latest online learning activities.
St. James High School was also ready to get the learning underway, although the streets may beg to differ. Students had to take alternate routes to make their way to the buildings this Tuesday, since construction has left some of the roads a little worse-for-wear this September.
The following routes have been recommended by the city of St. James:
High School Teachers – use Armstrong Blvd N to 11th Avenue North and 9th Street N. to the teachers parking lot.
High School Students – use Armstrong Blvd N or 11th Street North to 9th Avenue N. and enter on Jackson Street.
Elementary School Teachers – use Armstrong Blvd N or 11th Street N to 9th Avenue N and enter on Jackson Street
Parents of Elementary Students – drop off students at the soccer field.
The Plaindealer staff hopes everyone was able to find their classroom and wishes the best of luck to all those starting up school again this fall. We look forward to covering all of the interesting events scheduled during the 2013-2014 school year.