On Sept. 1, the West Hempstead School District not only welcomed new and returning students for the 2022-23 school year but also marked the first year of the newly formed West Hempstead Secondary School.
The students kicked off their first day with enthusiasm as they arrived at their schools ready for a new academic year. They were eager to return, see old friends and meet their new teachers.
For the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students at Chestnut Street, the first day was made extra special thanks to a warm welcome from administrators and staff. Students settled into their classrooms quickly and participated in several activities to get to know their teachers and one another.