The beginning of the school year is met with many different attitudes from children. From joy to nervousness to “I would rather be any other place in the universe but preferably my bed,” students of all ages seem to have a hard time adjusting back to the school schedule. However, one local school decided to start this school year a little differently to raise excitement for the upcoming year.
The staff of Buffalo Elementary School rolled out the red carpet for their students and decorated the school in Hollywood decor declaring the students Stars. The staff also wore shirts that proclaimed Buffalo an Oscar Winning School.
The “red carpet” stretched from the steps in front of the road all the way to the front door of the school. Rows of teachers lined each side to welcome the students back in style. Principal Debra Holly said they received permission for the busses to drop the children off in front for this special occasion. They usually drop off in the back of the school.
Many of the children loved the idea, strutting the red carpet as if they owned the place. Others started shyly but warmed up to the idea before they reached the end with a huge smile on their faces. The carpet was a place of fun and reconciliation for many as they met up with friends and teachers they hadn’t seen since the end of the 2013-14 school year.
A little style and flair made this first day of school one for the memory books, and it was certainly one that the students will not soon forget.
Along with BES, all other schools in Logan County also attended their first day of classes on Thursday. The first Logan County Board of Education meeting to be held after the beginning of school will take place Thurs., August 28 at 6 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.
(Karissa Blackburn is a reporter for the Logan Banner. She can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1729 or on Twitter @kblackb2)