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Centennial year: Nederland marks first day of school

NEDERLAND — As students and staff begin to trickle in throughout Nederland for the first week of school, Nederland ISD is preparing for a very special year in their history — their centennial.

Students at Nederland ISD attended their first day of the new school year Monday, and Superintendent Dr. Robin Perez said she is geared up and ready for 2019-2020 to be the best year yet.

“When visiting each campus last week, the buzz of the new year was in the air,” she said. “I could feel the passion and dedication of our faculty and staff. In Nederland ISD we have a passion for ensuring our students are successful and learning ourselves.

“As I drove by the campuses this weekend, there have been many dedicated employees spending long hours preparing for the students and staff for the brand new year. We are ready to welcome over 5,200. We look forward to making it the best yet in Nederland ISD.”

Nederland ISD will host a citywide pep rally at 7 p.m. today (Aug. 20) at Bulldog Stadium to begin the celebration of its centennial year.

The school district will host a Back to School Bash behind Bulldog Stadium from 3-7 p.m. Saturday with food, games and entertainment.

Ms. Gregory leads her class at Langham Elementary during the first day of school on Monday. (Cassandra Jenkins/The News)

Students at Langham Elementary open their school supply pack during Nederland ISD’s first day of school on Monday. (Cassandra Jenkins/The News)

C.O. Wilson Middle School principal, Tina Oliver, visits with students during Nederland ISD’s first day of school on Monday. (Cassandra Jenkins/The News)

Ms. Guidry at Central Middle School catches up on some last minute details while she waits for her class to arrive on the first day of school on Monday. (Cassandra Jenkins/The News)

Students at C.O. Wilson Middle School in Nederland ISD prepare for the first day of the school year by organizing their school supplies on Monday. (Cassandra Jenkins/The News)