Students get ready for new school year

— Daily Freeman-Journal photos by Courtney Sogard Students had a chance to check out the Rain Barrel Filter Project on display during the open house Monday.

Bright smiles were all around as the incoming second through fourth graders stopped at the Sunset Heights open house Monday evening.

Students were greeted by Principal Kelli Reis, and were treated to a red carpet experience, getting their photos taken, receiving free books, and other school essentials, as they introduced themselves to their new homeroom teachers. Students and teachers talked about educational projects at different stations, such as the Rain Barrel Filter Project, where students discussed their findings from the past year. The All Cultures Equal table offered students baggies of treats and some books in various languages.

Students spent time getting acquainted with their new surroundings and getting school supplies organized into lockers, adorned with their names and their classroom desks, in preparation for classes on Thursday.