The start of the new school year is finally here. Students will soon be preparing for assignments, tests and homework, as the 2018-2019 school year begins today. New principal at Valleyview school in Kenora, Lisa Achilles, spoke about what she's looking forward to the most.
"I am looking forward to working with the Valleyview community. I'm looking forward to working closely with my admin team. With Jennifer Grey as the vice principal, I think we have a lot of great ideas," she said.
Another new principal in Kenora, Tammy Bush, will be welcoming students on their first day back to Pope John Paul II.
"I am so looking forward to the new haircuts, the shining smiling faces of the kids, and especially the joyful reunions of them seeing their friends after a summer apart," she said.
Drivers are reminded to be cautious in school zones as students head back to school, and to leave yourself extra time to get to your destination, as school zones and nearby areas will have elevated traffic levels.