First day back at Red Lodge Schools

Eleanor Guerrero
CCN Senior Reporter
Thursday, August 29, 2019
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Photos by Eleanor Guerrero
Hailey Trotman made the effort to get up early for the first day as Jody DeCarlo, paraprofessional teacher, welcomes each student.

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Mary Elder brings her daughter Madeline to the first day.

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Already making friends and playing, the kids turn out on the jungle gym at Mountain View Elementary.

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Even the Red Lodge Moose Mascot turned out to high five the kids and make them smile.

The first day of school came sooner than anyone expected and the cool morning seemed to reflect the change. 

Hailey Trotman, 4th Grade, got off the school bus at Mountain View Elementary to a big welcome from Jody DeCarlo, parateacher. Trotman was still a little sleepy explaining the new schedule was to blame, “I had to get up at the crack of dawn!” DeCarlo said she was “excited” to be there, meeting the new classes. 


Both mother Mary Elder and daughter Madeline, said they were “excited” to be there and starting a new school year. 

One child voiced a little doubt and expressed that he was “nervous” about beginning a new year with a new class and teachers. But the teachers had enthusiasm in abundance to make the students feel welcome and happy to be there. 

Meanwhile, at Red Lodge High School, new principal Dana Quenzer, continued the tradition of the principal greeting students at the door, and said the whole atmosphere was “very busy, very exciting!” He noted, “There was a lot of energy!” with a smile and looked forward to the school year.



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