Today is a day of many firsts.
It's the first day of September .
and the first day of school for many districts in
the area .
which means the first day of a new year for students
News 8's Madalyn O'Neill brings us more on the La
Crosse school district's first day .
and what kids can expect from this year.
Martha and Mike ...
It's an exciting day for students, staff and parents.
The first day of school means a new beginning, and
with that comes a few changes this year in La Crosse
Here's what you should know.
NAT: Good morning, welcome back
For students and staff, the first day of school might
as well be a holiday.
NAT: happy new year!
This is the most anticipated day of the year .
I enjoy when i go to schools is to see students, dressed
in their best and their eyes are big and they're ready
to go and they've got five sharpened pencils with
Along with new back packs and new supplies ...
NAT teacher: you can use mechanical pencils.
student: thank god
there are some new changes around the district.
Starting with a bus service.
Superintendent Randy Nelson says the roll-over from
the First Student Bus Company to GO Riteway has been
and many routes are based off the old ones.
The best way was to pick up where we left off, get
our students here and get rolling.
Over at Central High, a new entrance, still under
construction, will welcome every student and visitor.
When central was originally built in 67 it was designed
for Losey Blvd.
to be entrance, at that time there wasn't the traffic.
It isn't a feasible entrance anymore.
Every visitor is getting face to face interaction
with someone and we can make sure we've got a safe
The environment is also getting a little more digital
with the one to one program expanding so that every
Central High student will have a laptop they can take
home for school work.
It's really time to extend this 21st century learning
that's going on.
Now that day one is officially in the books .
there's just about 179 days to go.
This years going to be a great school year.
In LaX, MO, N8
Superintendent Randy Nelson went around to all the
schools in the La Crosse District today to check in
and say hello.
Central High also has a new interim principal .
former associate Principal Troy McDonald .
and he says he's ready to go for the year.