Many of the schools in Kentucky started back to school this week, Oldham County Schools included. I spent my morning at Locust Grove Elementary yesterday - I'm on the PTA Board. Our first day of school was fantastic. The school mascot is a Lion, so we set up a safari theme for the kids and handed out Locust Grove bookmarks to each student as they walked into school.
This was a huge deal for us, because Locust Grove is brand new to Oldham County and opened it's doors to students for the very first time yesterday. It is slated to hold around 800 kids, if I remember right, and I know that they were almost at capacity on registration day. The school isn't quite finished - the gym isn't finished, the library isn't ready, and there's no playground, but hopefully all that will change soon! The playground may not be ready until next year, but the PTA has some high hopes in raising enough money to buy a new playground for the students. As for the gym and the library, we'll leave that to the professionals!
None of that mattered to the students at Locust Grove though. My kiddo was so excited to be at a brand new school!
How did the first day of school go for you and yours?