Today (Wednesday, 8-27-14), was the first day of school for most Sitka students. At Blatchley Middle School, today was dedicated to incoming sixth-graders. Seventh- and eighth-graders will start school on Thursday.
KCAW’s Rachel Waldholz stopped by at the end of the day, just as the buses were loading, to hear what the newly minted Blatchley students had to say about their first day of school:
Today was also the first day of school for first-graders at Baranof Elementary School and second- through fifth-graders at Keet Gooshi Heen, along with all grades at Sitka High School.
Kindergartners will start school on September 3rd and 4th. And Pacific High School students start school on Friday, August 29. Mount Edgecumbe High School started classes today (Wednesday, 9-27-14).
Several administrators are also starting new jobs this year. Sitka Schools Superintendent Mary Wegner and Assistant Superintendent Robin Taylor are starting their first school years in their new positions. Mark Lee is starting his first year as principal at Baranof Elementary School. And Blatchley Middle School has a new assistant principal, Mandy Summer.