Welcome Back Students!

Thursday, August 18, 2016 Written by 
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By: Thomas Bunn


The first day of a new school year is always an exhilarating experience. I remember the Sunday night before, laying out my new outfit, packing my backpack with fresh pens and pencils, and looking forward to reconnecting with friends to share stories about the summer we had. For some of us, we spent the summer together, and looked forward to sharing some of our highlights like swimming, hitting the arcades, going to summer parties, and other events. 


The first day of school triggered both excitement and nervous jitters in kindergarteners and their parents throughout IUSD, as many walked the District’s youngest scholars into their classrooms.


And it was filled with anticipation for older students eager to meet new teachers, face new challenges and reunite with friends.


According to IUSD Staff, “IUSD has some exciting changes in store for 2015-16, including several new elementary school and high school administrators; the establishment of custodial leads at all school sites; additional elementary counselors and instructional and technology coaches; and the i-Ready program for grades.” 


This week is additionally special for my family, as Isis started her first day of Kindergarten and is taking that next step toward that bright future that my wife and I have imagined since learning we were expecting. We’re still processing whether or not it’s Isis who’s having separation anxiety, or us. 


As the excitement withers and we get into the groove of the 2015-2016 school year, I wish all of our students a productive and fun-filled school year. We know you guys will make us proud. 



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