Hastings Star Gazette, September 17, 1987
Kindergarteners usher in new century of education
Kindergartners at Tilden Elementary School follow the lead of teacher Liz Wintermeyer in the Pledge of Allegiance
With milk money jingling in their pockets, the Hastings High School class of 2000 packed up their crayons and pencil boxes and walked into their very first classroom last week.
In the meantime Board of Education Chairman Don May wanted to know what will they wear on their letter jackets- 00? For now letter jackets are unfamiliar to the class of 2000. But according to veteran kindergarten teachers, the class of 2000 is much more familiar with their world and able to learn more than kindergarteners of previous decades. Children are more mature and ready to learn more than the kindergarteners who preceded them.