child handOWENSBORO, Ky. (8/8/13) -- The first day of school is usually thought of as being a time of new beginnings: a new year, new clothes and supplies, and a new teacher, and Daviess County is no exception.
 
Although teachers and administrators came back to work a few days earlier, Wednesday marked the first day back to school for Daviess County School District students. Teachers and staff in the district are hoping to have its best year yet. 5,986 kids were reportedly transported to and from the schools on Wednesday. Attendance was up since last year, with 94 new kids, Lora Wimsatt, Public Relations Coordinator for Daviess County Public Schools, said.
 
“It was a great first day…(but) there are always a few things to work out,” Wimsatt said.
 
Daviess County High School expected a big freshman class which had a lot to do with the increase of attendance. College View Middle School had the largest decrease, losing 55 kids. A small eighth grade class contributed to this.
 
Elementary, middle, and high schools all provided a theme for the new school year to prepare students for success complete with activities such as pep rallies. Some schools went with the “Red Carpet” theme that the district used to help celebrate the return for teachers, while other schools created their own themes. East View Elementary used the “Superleader” theme, where teachers dressed up in their own super hero garb.
 
Daviess County staff and teachers hope that the “great first day” will be a good prediction for the rest of the school year.
 
“All the schools worked super hard over the summer to prepare kids and to make the school year great,” Wimsatt said.
 
Taylor Riley
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