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Back to School kickoff celebration for Sioux City school teachers and staff members

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Hundreds of teachers and staff got together on Wednesday to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of another school year.

The Tyson Events Center was swarming with educators and staff members from the Sioux City School District. Superintendent Dr. Paul Gausman led the group. They spent the morning setting their goals and reflecting on their achievements as a district. A paraeducator at Irving Elementary said the event is a great way to kick off the new school year.

"It kind of gives you a bond. We all came together and we are all leaving together. And it's just a good camaraderie like you belong to an organization that's just the best," said Sally Paterni, a paraeducator at Irving Elementary School.

More than 14,000 students will go back to school on Thursday. It will also be the first time Sioux City's newest school, Loess Hills Elementary, will open its doors to students.

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