Josh Stephens was among the Cannon Falls school district staff recently getting the buildings ready for the first day of school on September 5. Stephens was starting the scrubbing on the floor of the high school/middle school atrium in preparation for three courses of sealing and waxing. Construction last summer means the floor hasn't had a good refinishing in two years.
The high school/middle school will host a day orientating sixth graders to their first year in the big building on August 23 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The full high school/middle school open house is August 30 from 4 to 6 p.m.
The CF Elementary school building also had crews finishing up some projects this past week. Sharp new Bomber red and black paint in the main entry foyer and the elementary gym and a few other spots is worth noting. A brighter and warmer tan paint has replaced some old aqua and green shades, brightening up some hallways. Principal Derek Bell has steadily orchestrated some building-wide paint jobs over the recent summers.
The elementary will post class lists on Monday, August 28. Please do not contact the elementary staff before this day about teacher assignments. The elementary open house is August 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. The first day of school for grades 1-6 is Tuesday, September 5.
Kindergartners are being transitioned gently into the start of the their school career with individual scheduled conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday (September 5 and 6), and then only half of the four kindergarten sections attending school on Thursday and the other half attending school on Friday (September 7 and 8). All kindergarten classes are now all-day, every-day. CF kindergarten enrollment is up to 68 as of August 15. - Ken Haggerty photo
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