Sam (left) and Jordan Lisack, who will both be entering seventh grade at D.C. Everest Middle School, shop for school supplies with their mother, Nancy Lisack of Kronenwetter, Tuesday at Target.
Classes in the D.C. Everest Area School District begin Sept. 3, and for the first time, 4-year-olds will join the district as students in a new pre-kindergarten program.
Everest is one of the last districts in the state to add Pre-K4, and parents throughout the area jumped at the opportunity to enroll their children in the free program. Coordinator Terese Baier estimated that about 320 4-year-olds are enrolled in the inaugural program.
The goal of Pre-K4 is to teach students basic counting and alphabet skills and how to interact with peers through play-based learning. Ten sites throughout ...