LPS students head back to class

First day of school year is a new beginning for Newton sixth-graders

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School was back in session for Littleton Public Schools students on Aug. 16, and for sixth-graders at Newton Middle School, that meant going to a new school.

They'll get yet another new school before they reach high school, as the current Newton building near Arapahoe Road and Colorado Boulevard in Centennial is slated for replacement in the next couple years, part of a nearly $300 million bond approved by voters last fall.

But for now, it was a day of new beginnings. For Stacy Weiss, who was on hand to see her daughter Devon off to her first day of middle school, it was bittersweet.

“She's not a little girl anymore,” Weiss said. “And yet, she still is. These are the years that kids start to figure out who they really are. I told her to just be herself and she'll do great.”

Weiss said Devon told her the night before that she was nervous about starting a new chapter.

“I asked her: What are you going to do with that nervous energy? She told me, 'I'm just going to let the nervous juices flow.'”

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