A big part of starting school is feeling comfortable in a new environment. Kinleigh Rock, 4, settled in for a story with paraprofessional Annie Knight during open house on Thursday at Purdy Elementary School. Kinleigh, the daughter of Brittany Wise, will be starting preschool in the regular school building this fall prior to the opening of the new preschool in the storm shelter facility under construction across the driveway from the school entrance. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
A big part of starting school is feeling comfortable in a new environment.
A big part of open house at the Purdy schools on Thursday was every student had a school photo taken by Legacy Studios for the year. Selah Bowers, right, had her photo taken by photographer Sierra Thomasson. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
One of the important activities of the open house evening on Thursday at the Purdy school district was making arrangements for getting an iPad for the year. Business teacher Kay Wright and history teacher Misty Hall, at left, accepted the needed deposit on the technology devices, here chatting with Bayleigh Robbins, starting her sophomore year, mom Jennifer Robbins, and Madision Robbins, who is starting kindergarten. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Mya Walters, daughter of Colista and Matt Walters, wearing a sparkling backpack, was introduced to preschool teacher Heather Bishop to start the new school year in Purdy during open house on Thursday. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Purdy School Nurse Sarai Salazar, right, greeted the Lopez family during open house at the Purdy schools on Thursday, providing bilingual instructions about the evening’s activities. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat