Pre-K student Brayden Harrison checks with his “big” sister, Kindergartener Kaleigh Harrison, when questioned on whether or not he was happy to return to school. Goreville Schools officially kicked off the new year Monday evening with an Open House and Orientation in preparation of the first day of school which began Tuesday morning. Police Chief Eddie Holland was on hand and spoke with Kindergarten and Pre-K parents about road safety, child restraints and the importance of obeying speed limits as children return to school.
Goreville Schools kicked off the new year Monday evening with an Open House and Orientation to allow parents and students a chance to ask questions and prepare for their first day of school Tuesday morning. Grade school students waited in the high school gymnasium while their parents met with teachers. For many of the students, this was their first time seeing their classmates since school let out in the Spring, and while some students said they were not ready to return, most agreed they were looking forward to “lunch, friends and sports.”
Fifth grade boys and girls waiting on their parents used the time to goof off and catch up on each other’s summer vacations.
Pictured above, back row, left to right; Chase Quigley and Brandon James. Front row, left to right; Jordan Davidson, Kanyon Webb and Landon Cleghorn.
Pictured above, back row, left to right; Destani Bennett, Hailey Gwaltney, Hailey Millette and Katie Benard. Front row, left to right; Miley Kwiatkowski, Ellie Grammer, Madison Hill and Emma Vaughn.