8/15/2013 12:51 PM
by Nadine Grimley
BRADLEY - Kids in Raleigh County stepped off the bus and began a new school year.
At Bradley Elementary School, buses and parents dropped children off bright and early Thursday morning for another year of learning. One teacher said she's most excited about the use of newer technologies in the classrooms.
"The kids are going to be working with iPads and we've had lots of training this summer on a lot of the new Apps and things that they can use and it's just an exciting time, we're moving into the 21st Century for sure this year," said Jennifer Cowger, a first grade teacher at Bradley, "my goal is to also learn to use this new technology and to be the best teacher I can be, and to prepare these kids for second grade."
There are about 465 kids enrolled in grades Pre-K through 5th at the school.
Teenagers also returned to Woodrow Wilson High School for the 2013-2014 school year. Nearly 1,400 kids filled the halls, that's about 100 more than last year. Students braved the fog in the early morning hours as they prepared for more time in class.
Raleigh County School officials estimate that there are about 12,500 students enrolled this year.