Clovis Unified's newest school welcomes first class

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While most were bouncing back into routine, parents of 600 brand-new students at Boris Elementary were rolling out an all new one. (KFSN)

The sights and sounds of the first day of school are upon us.

One of Fresno County's largest school districts, Clovis Unified, is now back in session.

It's a new dawn for Clovis Unified and the first day for more than 42,000 of its students.

"Our theme this year is honoring our past and inspiring the future," Kelly Avants with the district said.

While most were bouncing back into their routine parents at Boris Elementary were rolling out an all new one.

The district's newest school, located at Clinton and Temperance Avenues, was built to address overcrowding on Clovis campuses. It will accommodate more than 600 brand-new students.

"There are streets still under construction in some areas new houses going up so we know we're in a growth area here," Avants said.

The 53,000 square foot campus features indoor class hallways, each decorated to encourage students to strive for excellence. Classrooms boast flexible seating to accommodate all learning styles and a bit of their teacher's personal flare.

"We're really excited to pilot some different learning environments here at Boris Elementary," Avants said. "In addition to the 21st-century learning experience, the students are getting what the kids are most excited about."

"It's pretty cool that I'm here like the first year it's built," student Jesalynn Marquez said.

"Because we're going to be like the first ever Boris Students," added Lily Vue.

Melissa De Leon moved to the area to join the prominent district and she said having her son be part of the first wave of chargers is an added bonus.

"It's very rare that your kids are able to go to a brand new school and the technology that they have now the classrooms are so beautiful inside," De Leon said.

Her son Jaden couldn't wait to get his first day started.

"I was nervous at first in the morning," he said. "I was thinking about it, but I got to excited so I just wanted to come."

The first day may have been met with a bit of traffic but parents are staying optimistic.

"When it's done, there will be at least two lanes," parent Megan Barron said. "Plus, the sidewalks will be done so a lot of people will be able to walk their kids to school"
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