North Lawrence Community Schools Welcomes Students On First Day Of School

(BEDFORD) – The first day of school is always interesting, exciting, and can be nervous, however, the principals, teachers, and staff and students at North Lawrence Community Schools are ready to tackle a new school year.

Parkview Elementary School Staff welcomes students on their first day.

School bus drivers made their first pick-ups this morning as children lined up at bus stops with their backpacks and other school supplies in tow.

Sebastian Turpin was with his father Sam who walked him to his very first day of school as a kindergartener at Parkview Primary.

Sebastian Turpin’s very first day of school as a kindergartner with father Sam Turpin

“We are ready for an awesome school year. We are prepared and ready for our students and are excited to begin this journey,” said Mrs. Theresa Lemons, Parkview School Principal.

Mrs. Theresa Lemons and Dr. Ty Mungle discuss the unloading of students this morning as they prepare for the very first day of school this morning.

Dr. Ty Mungle, North Lawrence Community Schools Superintendent, greeted the students at the early morning drop off for students at Parkview Primary. This service is for those parents who need to drop off the students before heading to work. The service starts at 6:30 a.m.

Early morning drop off is available at Parkview Elementary for parents who need to go on to work. Dr. Ty Mungle watches a students color this morning.

Duane Boady, North Lawrence Community Schools Transportation Director, Dr. Ty Mungle, NLCS Supt., and Principal Theresa Lemons were at the bus drop off point today making sure the buses were able to get into the facilities. A long line of drop-offs from parents in their vehicles proceeded with the unloading of students.

North Lawrence Community Schools Transportation Director Duane Boady made sure the school buses made it into the school parking lot safety and coordinated those efforts with the bus drivers, Mrs. Lemons, and Dr. Ty Mungle.

The three wanted to make sure the buses got into the parking lot safely and their drop off plans were satisfactory. A very long line of vehicles to drop off students did create some congestion.

There were plenty of staff lined up along the drop off to assist students navigating their way to their prospective classrooms.

Bedford Police officers were out monitoring the traffic on Brian Lane Way, making sure motorists were paying attention to the extra traffic that was centered around 16th Street and Brian Lane Way.

As the students made their way into the building, the staff helped in calming down student’s first-day jitters and fear.

The vast majority of students were all smiles expressing their excitement to meet new and old friends.