Future kindergartners eager to be students; Roundup gives preview
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Excitement and noise. Bright eyes and big backpacks. New clothes and new experiences.
That could sum up the Kindergarten Roundup at Chase County Schools (CCS) last Friday.
Forty-seven prospective kindergartners attended the Roundup, designed to acquaint them with a class schedule prior to attending school next fall.
CCS projects a possible 60 kindergartners next fall. If that number holds, there will be three classes, as there were this year.
Teachers will be Arlys Cupp and Lisa Krutsinger, who are currently kindergarten teachers, and the teaching team of Jacci Paisley and Ashley Exum. Paisley is currently a kindergarten teacher, while Exum teaches second grade.
At a recent meeting of the CCS board of education, the members gave the go-ahead for the team-teacher duo on a trial basis for 2015-16.
During the Roundup the prospective kindergartners experienced music, physical education, lunch, stories, art work and more.
This year’s three kindergarten classes had the day off Friday as they lent their rooms to next year’s students