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The Bombers’ ranks have swelled by 20 students, with 265 students enrolled for the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year, compared to an enrollment of 245 last year.
The incoming kindergartners have the largest class in the district with 26 students. At the other end of the grade spectrum, the Class of 2010 has 18 members looking forward to their graduation day.
The elementary school welcomed 142 students when classes began on Thursday, with 17 first graders, 18 second graders, 20 third graders, 16 fourth graders, 22 fifth graders and 23 sixth graders.
“There are seven new families that moved to Berthold and Carpio this summer with students in the elementary [school],” said Lewis & Clark-Berthold elementary principal Melissa Lahti. “I am thrilled to welcome the new families and students to Berthold. We are having a blast with all the new smiling faces. Keep them coming!”
Three students joined first grade, one new student apiece went to the second and third grades, two joined fifth grade, and three showed up for sixth grade.
“I also added another playground supervisor to the recess with kindergarten and grades two, five and six,” she said.
The kindergarten numbers have created their own challenges, but
Mrs. Brooke Storro teaches the students and will be joined by Mrs. Laurie Brown to divide the class for those reading and math lessons. A full-time aide has also been assigned to the kindergarten class.
“If you want to put a smile on your face, or possibly lose a bit of your sanity, come watch the kindergartners go through the lunch line,”
The junior high numbers remained the same as last year at 41 students, with 19 kids attending seventh grade classes and 22 on the eighth grade roster, including one new student.
High school enrollment increased by three students compared to last year, with 82 Bombers filling the classrooms in grades 9 through 12. The freshmen class welcomed two new members for a total of 25 students and the distinction of being the largest class in the high school. Eighteen students were listed for the sophomore class, and one new student joined the junior roster to bump the total to 20.
As the school year opened, the new kids seemed to settle into the routine at