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August has arrived and students from Shelby and Sunburst will be returning to school before the month ends. The first day of school for students in both towns is Wednesday, Aug. 28. The supply lists for students are available and can be found on the Facebook pages or at the schools. Class lists for elementary students will be posted soon!

Students attending Shelby High School and Junior High will have the opportunity to register and make schedule changes during Coyote Days, which takes place this year on Tuesday, Aug. 13, and Wednesday, Aug. 14.

While school gets underway Aug. 28, fall sports practices officially start on Friday, Aug. 16, for all student athletes. The exception is Coyote cross-country, which gets underway on Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 a.m. Cross country for junior high students starts Monday, Aug. 23, at 4 p.m. Both teams will have a meeting on the first day of practice in the high school multi-purpose room.

An open house for Shelby Elementary School parents will be taking place on Tuesday evening, Aug. 27, starting at 7:30 p.m., in the cafeteria. During the open house parents and students will have the opportunity to ask any questions and meet with the staff.

An open house is also being offered to parents of Sunburst Elementary students on Aug. 27, from 6-7 p.m., at the Sunburst Elementary School. An open house for Sunburst parents with students attending high school and junior high will be from 7-8 p.m., at the high school, that same evening.

Shelby Schools has a couple new teachers this year, Kamie Barnhill, third grade, and Sanna Clark, seventh through 12th grade math. Dustin Smith has been hired as the new SES principal and will be on hand to meet parents and students at the open house on Aug. 27. There are still a couple of open positions at Shelby Schools, which Superintendent Elliott Crump hopes to have filled by the week’s end.

For more information visit the school websites or Facebook pages, or call (406) 424-8910 for Shelby Public Schools, (406) 937-2816 for Sunburst Elementary or (406) 937-2811 for the high school.

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