Families file in and out of Wapakoneta Elementary School Tuesday night during the back to school celebration held at all Wapakoneta City Schools. (Staff photos/Michelle Meunier)
With children of all ages, parents and faculty members in attendance at Wapakoneta City Schools back to school celebration Tuesday night it certainly didn’t seem like summer any longer.
As a matter of fact, as of this morning school is officially back in session.
The schools and parking lots were packed last night to offer an introduction to the buildings, teachers and new surroundings for students entering into the 2014-15 school year.
Paula Sawmiller a para-educator at Wapakoneta Elementary School said the back to school celebration allows kids and parents to familiarize themselves with their classrooms and teachers.
“I think it helps calm their nerves being with their parents and coming into the building,” Sawmiller said. “Maybe it’s for the first time or maybe even just moving upstairs and finding their way around. It eases their fear.”
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Aug. 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.