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Ready for school? School is ready for you.

Fifth grade teacher Amy Kromer of Hebron is excited to start the new school year at Caywood Elementary in the Kenton County School District next week.

"When I started teaching my son was in first grade, so I could relate to my first grade students," she said. Now, her son is older and she's moving on to older students too. This is her first year  teaching fifth graders and she says getting her room ready for them is totally different.

On the same campus, Turkey Foot Middle School’s first female principal Deb Obermeyer prepares to welcome students. Obermeyer served as assistant principal for the last eight years at Turkey Foot.

Newly finished desks - a summer project for the Career and Technology Education classroom - await middle school students taught by Tom Borthwick, of Burlinton. Turkey Foot is one of very few schools to still teach what used to be called "wood shop" classes, Obermeyer said.

Borthwick said sixth grade students start with basic hand tool and small machinery safety. In seventh grade students design, build and start a small business of their choice, presenting their idea to the class. The eighth grade final projects include bridge testing and a CO2 dragster.