Miami Trace had a successful first day to the 2016-17 school year Monday as eager students, staff and administrators were greeted by beautiful skies and comfortable temperatures.
“Everything went very well, it was a great first day,” said Miami Trace Superintendent David Lewis. “Everybody seems excited and the weather certainly helped. I spent time in every building (Monday) and everything seemed to go smoothly.”
Lewis estimated that the district has around 2,600 students, which is similar to the past couple of years. “That’s been pretty consistent over the past few years,” he said. “There will be an official count after Labor Day.”
The buses were on time Monday morning with no significant delays. “That went very smooth as well,” Lewis said in the early afternoon. “Now we still have to wait and see how it goes with the buses and the elementary kids after school…you’re talking about 1,200-some kids. But I don’t expect any significant issues.”
On Saturday, the Miami Trace High School athletic and band boosters held their annual Rally In The Alley. Rainy weather plagued the event, forcing booths to relocate indoors, just outside of the gymnasium. This fortunately did not stop people from coming, and residents who attended enjoyed delicious food and had the opportunity to purchase some Miami Trace clothing to support students.
The organizers also took time to introduce the fall middle and high school teams and the marching band performed for patrons. Many booths were also available at the event, including Country Cakes and Bakes, Fayette County Memorial Hospital and LeElla Lanes.
Staff writer Martin Graham contributed to this article.
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