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Ironwood holds Back to School event


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IRONWOOD SUPERINTENDENT Tim Kolesar, left, and board secretary Carolyn Mieloszyk help hand out information and answer questions Monday during the district's Back to School Fair at Luther L. Wright K-12 School.


Ironwood - While it may have seemed to many the school year just ended, the Ironwood Area Schools held its second annual Back to School Fair in preparation for next week's first day of school.

The event provided an opportunity for students and parents to take care of last minute business before classes start Tuesday, as well as a chance to check where various classrooms are.

"We have schedule pick-up, and then we have a lot of our area organizations and school organizations represented here today," Ironwood K-12 Principal Denise Woodward said. "We have an opportunity for parents to sign up for youth flag football, we have our Rotary exchange program for any students who are interested in international exchange opportunities. Ironwood Public Safety is here offering parents some guidance and tips for a safe school year.

"We have (the Parent Teacher Organization), the Ironwood Carnegie Library, the Michigan Department of Public Health and Human Services if any parents are interested in becoming a foster parent, the booster club was here earlier and the Downtown Art Place is here handing out schedules and information for families who are interested in becoming involved."

The event also allowed people to make any necessary changes to bus or class schedules, and various other things Woodward said helped, "Get all those first day jitters out of the way."

"High school kids get a chance to find their classes, and elementary students get a chance to meet their teachers. It allows us to make schedule changes, it really helps our first day of school," Woodward said. "Everyone is ready to roll on the first day, they know where they are going. I get a chance to interact with parents (tonight) and answer all their questions."

There was also a meeting for parents of kids intending to play sports next year, as well as kindergarten screenings.

Ironwood starts school at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5.


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