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First Day of School in Helena!

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HELENA - A stream of excited teachers and eighth graders clapped cheered, and boogied as this year's sixth graders took their first steps into C.R. Anderson Middle School.


7th grade English and life sciences teacher Leslie Hagengruber said welcoming sixth graders to their first year of middle school is a fun event for everyone involved. 

"The teachers are there and were 'high fiving' the kids, patting them on the back and saying welcome to C.R. And the kids kind of have this dazed look like oh my gosh what am I going through," Hagengruber said.

Governor Steve Bullock even shared his excitement for Montana students returning to school on his YouTube channel.

Friends who were missed over the summer greeted each other with hugs and squeals. But as with any first day, there can be a lot of emotions all at once.


"I'm excited cause i get to see my friends, and I'm kind of scared," 6th grader Kaleb Pfister said.

While 6th grader Jacob Yaeger said, "I'm tired and a little nervous."

Students can be excited and nervous about the first day of school, but even teachers get the first day jitters as well.

"I think we get nervous too 'cause it's...everything is new and we have a lot to do and a lot going on, but we're excited to meet the new kids and we're looking forward to a new year," 7th grade biology teacher Megan Lane said.

Today, the smell of sunscreen in the summer was replaced with the smell of school books in the classroom. So, three cheers for helena's first day of school.  

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