Hundreds of CES students, parents meet their teachers

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By Sean Arnold

It’s held during work hours, but you wouldn’t know it from the impressive turnout it garners.

Chiefland Elementary School held its annual Meet the Teacher event Wednesday, the day before school started, and it was another hit.

Hundreds of students and parents flooded the hallways to find their classrooms and meet their teachers.

It’s also a chance for students to meet some classmates and in some cases engage in some activities in the classroom.

Meanwhile, parents get to discuss details about class supplies and expectations as well as sign up for volunteering sessions and other support opportunities.

The event was held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., so there’s time for teachers to give one-on-one attention to parents and students.

There was already a large group of parents and students forming outside the school by 1 p.m.

In the lobby outside by the entrance, the school had its greeting case redecorated to read, in the form of an acronym for W.E.L.C.O.M.E., “When you Enter this Loving school, Consider yourself One of the special Member of an Extraordinary tribe.”

Principal Lacy Redd and the remainder of the administration and administration staff welcomed students as they entered, and guided them to their classrooms.

There were also vendor tables for health information in the outside lobby area.

School Resource Officer Chase Gregory was also on hand to greet students and parents.