July 31, 2017

CFI84 class

A NEW YEAR — Above, eighth-graders at Center for Inquiry School 84 catch up on the first day of school. 

On Monday, July 31, IPS students, teachers and other staff headed back to school for the first day of the 2017-18 school year.

The hallways inside our elementary, middle and high schools were filled with students looking for their first period classes, greeting each other with hugs and handshakes, and offering warm smiles to principals and past and current teachers.

Inside our classrooms, students ate breakfast or engaged in a few minutes of independent reading, while others introduced themselves to new classmates and teachers, and worked on their first assignments for the new school year.

Before classes began at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, students were greeted with high-fives by members of 100 Black Men of Indianapolis Inc., Attucks staff and IPS Superintendent Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee. 

Dr. Ferebee also spent time at Center for Inquiry School 27, where he read “King Baby” to a group of second-grade students gathered inside the school’s media center with 2018 IPS Teacher of the Year Kathleen Rauth. 

Take a peek inside some of our schools to see what took place on the first day of school.