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Hastings elementary school changes opening format

Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 9:25 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Zion Classical Academy changes how it begins each school morning.

The new format begins with students, teachers and staff standing in front of the school’s flag pole.

They say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flags and move into other parts of the ceremony before ending with a farewell in Latin.

Principal Sara Nielsen tells Local4 Today where she got the idea.

“After visiting Hillsdale Academy in May, our teachers went up there to visit them and seeing what they do with this ceremony. That’s what really inspired us to make a bigger deal out of it,” said Nielsen.

Nielsen said she believes these new changes will help get them started on the right foot.

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