It's the first day of school for students enrolled in the Bethalto School District. Students in grades K-12 are getting used to their new classes and classmates while some teachers and administrators are doing the same.
There's a new principal at Civic Memorial High School. Former CM Dean of Students Aaron Kilpatrick was named the new principal, taking over for Justin Newell who is moving to another job within the district. Kilpatrick told The Big Z in a previous interview there are other new faces at the high school
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There will be various "purple and gold" events at the high school on Friday and Saturday as a way to kick off the school year. Details of those events can be found on the district's Facebook page.