Students affected by Racine fire head back to school

CREATED Mar 4, 2014 - UPDATED: Mar 4, 2014

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RACINE - “It’s been an emotional few days. A lot of high highs and low lows,” said 4th grade dual-language teacher, Carmen Janecky.

Less than a week after a fire ripped through part of Mitchell Elementary and Middle School teachers and students will head back to class, now at Wind Point.

“Yeah, blank canvass is a great way to describe it.  It’s been busy, it’s definitely been a sprint,” Janecky said.

Teachers called on their family members to help put the final touches on bulletin boards, and other decorations to make the new classrooms feel like home.

“The more it can start to feel like home, and that’s what we want this to be at the end of the day,” Janecky said.

Janecky explains it wouldn’t be possible without all the donations, volunteers and help.

“That has been re-energizing because seeing the way the community responded gives us that little of a push to get in here.”