Excited students poured into the hallways of Bethel Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon to find freshly decorated classrooms waiting for them. Bethel’s PTO displayed and sold Bethel gear, while staff was on hand to sign students up for Bethel’s After School Program as well as give information about bus routes. Parents’ and students’ first priority was often to find new teachers and see who was in their class. Most students were sure to head back down their old hallway to snag a hug from previous teachers though. “Look how you’ve grown!” and “Just wait until you see how much fun we’re going to have!” were heard throughout the building as teachers eagerly greeted their new students. Wednesday, August 19th marks the first day of the 2015-16 school year and Bethel is ready!