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Although it's early, time to start thinking about opening day!  Really! Opening day . . . Do you have some sort of celebration?  All staff in a high school auditorium or in stadium seats?  District so large you can't even imagine something like this?  Well, time to dream and imagine.  What could opening day look like for next year?

 

 

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