Katie and Blaine McMurtrey spend time with their son, Ashton, before his first day of kindergarten at Park Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 28. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. – Natrona County School District buildings sprung back to life on Monday morning as staff met families and students for the first day of the 2023–24 school season.

The long Labor Day weekend will give students an extra day to decompress after the first week, before the regular schedule kicks in.

Classes are scheduled to end on May 31.