First day of school kicks off in Brainerd
Students filed into Lowell Elementary School in northeast Brainerd Tuesday, Sept. 6.
BRAINERD — Blue skies and excited staffers welcomed students and their families to Lowell Elementary School Tuesday, Sept. 6, for the first day of the 2022-23 year.
Parents ready to get back into a daily routine hugged their kids goodbye and waved from the cars, as the students — eager for classes like Spanish and gym — rushed into the newly renovated school to get settled for the year.
First-year Lowell Principal Kathy Johnson was all smiles and ready to tackle her new post at the northeast Brainerd school.
“I’m just so excited to have all the kids here and the staff,” she said. “And I’ve been working to kind of understand how everything works at the school, and it’s fun to see it put together and see how well this team really works together.”
Teachers from kindergarten up through fourth grade lined the students up outside near the playground before the first bell to usher them to their new classrooms.
“I’m looking forward to just working alongside these teachers and getting to know the kids and the families and continuing on this path that the school has started,” Johnson said. “And I’m just really excited to be back in Brainerd and be a Brainerd Warrior again. It just feels like it’s a good place to be.”