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Ironwood holds back-to-school fair


August 22, 2019

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

IRONWOOD'S TWO new school buses, purchased with the district's bond funds voters approved in the August 2018 election, are shown in this photo. The buses that were delivered earlier in the day, are parked in front of the Luther L. Wright K-12 School Wednesday during the district's back-to-school fair.


Ironwood - Although neither the teachers nor students probably want to admit it, the start of the school year is right around the corner. With the need to get ready for that day, the Ironwood Area Schools held a back-to-school fair Wednesday.

"(The fair) is going great. It's busy, but that's what schools are," K-12 Principal Melissa Nigh said. "I love the busy."

Tables were set up in the Luther L. Wright K-12 School's second floor gym representing everyone from a book fair company to the district's Parent Teacher Organization, as well as information on busing, scheduling and the other details needing to be ironed out before school starts.

After the fair, families could go find their class rooms for the coming year.

"First and foremost, what's most important is our parents get a chance to take their kids into their classrooms and meet their new teachers," Nigh said. "Students can sometimes be nervous and scared about getting a new teacher, so that's the important piece to back-to-school night - especially for our elementary students."

As families left the school, many stopped at a group of picnic tables that had been set up near where Superintendent Travis Powell was grilling hotdogs and hamburgers.

Ironwood's first day of school is Tuesday, Aug. 27.

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