ATTICA, Ind. (WLFI) — Some schools in the community have already started their 2018-2019 school year, but many others will start next week and the week after.
One high school put together a bash as the best way to get students ready for school.
“I've always wanted one,” said junior Cameron Moore, who always wanted his own parking spot at school.
Moore has a driver’s license so that means he is now allowed to paint a parking spot to claim as his own.
"I saw it online one time and I have always wanted one and we finally got a chance,” said Moore. “I think I want to do my car and my favorite basketball number."
Moore drives a Ford Mustang and wanted to make sure the logo made its way onto the parking spot.
"My mom and I put it together and I worked all summer for it and finally saved up enough money for it, said Moore. “Ever since I was a little kid I was told I was going to get a Mustang.”
Painting parking spaces was a fun initiative that Attica High School started just a couple years ago.
However, tonight it happened during the first back to school bash.
"It came together because our two high school principals and a committee of high school staff members got together and they wanted to really change up how we started the school year, so they came up with this idea and it’s been a success so far,” said Superintendent Sheri Williams.
Painting parking spots was one of many activities to keep students busy, but for some students their favorite part of the back to school bash was grabbing a softball, lining up the throw and getting ready to dunk their favorite teacher in the dunk tank.
The dunk tank raised money that would go back into the school for incentive trips.
Money from the parking passes was also funneled into the incentive trip fund.
So how much are students spending?
"Well for the parking permit and the spot, it was about 30 dollars and then we had to get paint and stencils and all that kind of stuff so I would say around 100-dollars,” said Moore.
The superintendent said the back to school bash was a way to calm nerves.
"I know a lot of kids are nervous,” said Williams. Even staff members are nervous. I'm nervous. You know we just want to have a great start to the school year and get off on a good foot.
The superintendent said students have not had any trouble with other people parking in their spots.
Attica goes back to school next Tuesday.
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