CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT) – Hallways and classrooms are looking much busier today in Carteret County as students and teachers return for the first day back at school.
River McMahon, a student at Bogue Sound Elementary says she is excited to hang out with her friends and learn more math skills like geometry.
Last year the school had to take a month off due to Hurricane Florence. While there was no damage directly to the school, it did affect many families in the area.
“We really were really fortunate last year with the hurricane as far as our school goes but our families did not have that luck but this year we noticed were even up in our enrollment so were super excited about having new faces in the building.” Jenny Bell, Principal
The school has over 450 students enrolled and is welcoming 4 new teachers this year. There’s also a new greenhouse on campus funded by the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.
With some new equipment and a new year, teachers are ready for a fresh start.
“Every day my children come in and I greet them with a hug or a high five but they come in everyday from the beginning getting that hug and attention so that I know that they know I am here for them for whatever it is that they need we talk a lot about growth, mindset, making positive choices and when there going to leave that if they want to be successful they will be successful.” Amy Byrd, Teacher