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ASD students start kindergarten and first grade

By Alexis Fernandez 8:55 PM August 27, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

It was an exciting morning at the Bush family household in Mountain View.

Six-year-old Carson woke up hours before school started. He, along with hundreds of students across Anchorage, were starting their first day of kindergarten and first grade.

“The only reason I got this backpack is because I like Ninja Turtles,” said Carson while showing off his backpack at home.

Carson is going into first grade at Mountain View Elementary.

“All right, going to school,” said Eric Bush, Carson’s father, as he and his son walked out their front door.

It’s a routine his dad is used to, including the emotions that come with it.

“Has that first of school jitters, like everybody else,” Bush said as he tried to coax his son out of their car. “It gets easier, yeah. Sometimes you’re just out the door, you go, run and do our stuff, but today is special because he’s my last one.”

He’s the last of five children to attend Mountain View.

“It means a lot because this is a great school, the principal’s have been awesome, they’ve worked with all of our children — they’ve grown up here,” he said.

Bush kissed his son goodbye and told him he loved him before Carson walked into the building.

He went to breakfast in the gymnasium, and then it was off to his new classroom with Ms. Brady.

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