New feel, new experiences on first day of school

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Jaylynn Farris, preschooler at Cassville, puts her backpack in her new cubby as she enters the finished early childhood wing added on over the summer as part of Cassville’s Vision 150 bond project. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Jaylynn Farris, preschooler at Cassville, puts her backpack in her new cubby as she enters the finished early childhood wing added on over the summer as part of Cassville’s Vision 150 bond project.

Will Robertson, son of High School Principal Keith Robertson, played with color-changing Play-Doh in the opening minutes of his first day of preschool Tuesday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Braxton Stephens puts some of his belongings in a cubby in Stephanie Marple’s Pre-K class in the new early childhood wing at Cassville Primary School. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Kindergarten student Jemma Meltabarger awaits instruction on her first day of classes Tuesday in Megan Cox’s class. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
New scenery welcomed preschool students Tuesday in the early childhood building, completed over the summer as part of the Vision 150 bond project. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Riley Stogdill, right, and EJ Patterson, third-grade students at Exeter, got acquainted with their new surroundings on the first day of school, which include plastic dividers to help prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 in the classroom. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Andromeda “Andy” Carlton tells her classmates three things about herself, like how she enjoys playing video games, during the introductions portion of the first day of third grade in Exeter. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Utilizing partitions made in-house, from left, Blakely Bokor, Leah Atkinson, Kaiden Jordan and Damien Oplinger fill out a worksheet on their first day of second grade in Exeter Tuesday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Exeter High School students operated by a “we move, we mask” protocol as they entered their first classes of the year on Tuesday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Aidan Rowland, seventh-grade student at Wheaton, fills out a worksheet as classes began Tuesday. He was sporting a Wheaton Bulldogs neck gaiter, which were donated to the district by a Joplin company. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Tyler Willis, Wheaton High School principal, addresses some of his students on the first day of school Tuesday, going over new protocols and helping to ease worries as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to circulate. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Third-grade students Carter Bowman, right, and Mae-Lea Earnshaw tossed a ball back in forth in one of the four designated recess areas being utilized by Wheaton schools. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
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