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Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:57

Kristi Kerst (left), speech pathologist, looks on as (from left) Chloe Manly, Alexa Aguilar, Lilian Sandoval and Jewel Holthus work on puzzles with pre-K teacher Kristy Vapenik.


By Sheri Hink

The Wauneta Breeze

Friday, May 4 was a busy day in the kindergarten room at Wauneta-Palisade Schools. Fifteen of the 19 incoming kindergartners and their parents came to school to learn about what to expect next year.

Kindergarten Roundup is a right of passage for youngsters, their first taste of elementary school. Friday, the kindergartners who will start in the fall got to experience a day of kindergarten in fast forward.

The incoming class, which will graduate from high school in 2026, was busy doing activities, making an art project and having a snack in what will become their school classroom next year.

Their parents were across the hall in the library. There they met with kindergarten teacher Keri Sutherland. Sutherland explained the curriculum for kindergarten, shared what the kids can expect next year and explained how kindergarten differs from pre-kindergarten.

Eighteen of the 19 youngsters on the kindergarten roster for next year are currently enrolled in pre-k classes at W-P.

Parents were able to meet and talk with other school officials as well. Tammi Simpson, W-P school nurse, talked to parents about immunizations and other requirements that students must complete before their first day.

Kristi Kerst, the speech pathologist that serves W-P, talked to parents about the services she can provide to their children. Parents also met with Kenny Lawless about how bussing will work next year.

Pre-K teacher Kristy Vapenik was on hand to help the students get accustomed to their new classroom. They also got to meet Miss Lynsie (Lynsie Crider) who is the para educator for kindergarten.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:58