Bessemer Area Schools hold open house for students, parents


August 21, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe Bessemer teacher Gene Goss meets one of his incoming fifth grade students, Elliot Lovelace, left, during an open house at Washington Elementary School Thursday. At right is Lovelace's sister, Lydia, and mother, Anna Lovelace.

BESSEMER - The Bessemer Area School District held an open house at both Washington Elementary and A.D. Johnston Junior/Senior High School on Thursday afternoon.

According to science teacher David Rowe and special needs instructor Jamie Stiffarm, the annual event helps students with anxiety over the start of the school year, by allowing them the opportunity to meet their teachers and possibly some classmates, go over their schedule ahead of time and find the location of their classes.

"Some of them came in with big eyes and then after they started seeing their friends and started talking...

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