Students at West Side school head back to class
CHARLESTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) —
The traditional opening for many schools is a couple of weeks away, but some kids are already back in the classroom.
Students at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary in Charleston are back in the classroom for their first day of school.
The principal said this year's goal is to focus on student achievement and attendance.
The school has more than 400 students with a majority of them showing up Monday.
Last year at this time, the school was missing more than 100 students.
The principal said they are working on getting the students the highest, most rigorous education possible.
"We had people from the community who were out to greet our students as they came through the door and as the students came through the school door, people were just clapping for them and telling them, ‘Go get it scholar' and it was really a good time," Principal Cheryl Plear said.
Former Mary C. Snow students who are heading into sixth grade can attend the school for three weeks to preview what they will be learning in middle school.
Plear said this program is being done at no extra cost and involves teachers from Stonewall Jackson Middle School.