First Day Festival

Gladiola Elementary Principal David Lyon, Oriole Park Elementary Principal Jennifer Slanger, and district accountant Jodi Goff are ready to start the year
Wyoming High School cheerleaders greeted staff members at the door of Grand Rapids First Church

The entire staff of educators started the school year with a morning of celebration last Monday at Grand Rapids First Church, in Wyoming.

The fanfare included greetings from Wyoming High School cheerleaders, and a mini-concert from the marching band, which played the fight song, national anthem and a song selection from its fall showcase.

Administrators outlined the vision and mission statement for the year around the motto, “Better Together.”

The marching band welcomes staff
The band is show-ready for the start of a new school year (photos courtesy of Wyoming Public Schools)
Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting facets of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2013. Read Erin's full bio

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