Botkins goes back to school

BOTKINS — As Botkins Local School students gather their bookbags and sharpen their pencils, they are preparing for the very last, first day of school in their current facility.

“It’s going to be a tough move,” Superintendent Connie Schneider said. “Kids’ parents went to school here. It’s right in the center of town. We’re going to try to recognize the importance of this building even though it’s going to be gone.”

Students, parents and community members are invited to the school’s open house from 5-7 p.m. today at the current school building. School will begin session Tuesday.

The students will make their move into the new school building in January, after an extended Christmas break, the reason for the early start of school.

For the full story, see the Monday, Aug. 11 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.