First Day of School at River Valley
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Photos by Ron Flewelling
River Valley Elementary School in Washta held their first day of classes in late August.
Unhappy camper -
If you don't believe that the first day of the new school year can be pretty scary, just ask reluctant RV student Serenity Rex. Luckily, however, she had a friend, Kera Johnson close at hand to console her and help the unhappy scholar through the traumatic morning.
Early entry -
The adage that it doesn't hurt to be a bit early for that first day of school is obviously shared by RV school nurse Kim Norris, RN. and her favorite second grade scholar and son Carter. They were seen arriving bright and early as RV Elementary launched its new school term.
The Groszkrueger gang -
The first day of school at RV Elementary was a family affair for the Groszkrueger clan as dad and mom Shawn and Jeri escorted their resident tax deductions and family scions Mason and Morgan to their new classrooms.
Wolverine patriotic pride -
It has become a tradition at River Valley Elementary in Washta to launch each new school year with a patriotic flag raising ceremony. This year, the Old Glory honors were ably handled by John Perrett and Rich Ravnsborg of the Quimby American Legion Post, and Ron Stevens, Gene Keck, Sam Jenkins, Jim DeWitt and Mike Hanson from the Washta American Legion. Also participating in the ceremony were Shirley Perrett of the Quimby American Legion Auxiliary and Pastor Carolyn Holler of the Washta Methodist Church.
Totally topped -
RV second grade student Karsten Gray was dressed in style for the first day of the new school year, topping his casual attire off with this snappy Frank Sinatra-style hat.
A hug from mom -
As far as young Wolverine Adeline Heilman is concerned, you just couldn't ask for a better start to a new school term at RV Elementary than with a good luck hug from her mom Amanda.
Fueling up -
RV Elementary students Hailey and Jaqi Joy and Paige Reusch are firm believers in the fact that there's no better way to get that first day of school off to a great start than by digging into a hearty breakfast in their school's lunchroom.
Backpack attack -
If you are going to start a new school term, it helps to have the right equipment. At RV Elementary, Addison Goettsch, Ava Simonsen and Jaylee Happe were backpacked in fine and proper style as they headed for their new kindergarten classroom.
Brandhorst's burden -
RV second grade teacher Patty Brandhorst arrived for the first day of the new school term loaded for bear, laden down with a myriad number of lesson plans and teaching aids.