“I’ve gone to the first day of school since 1956, and next year I won’t be there on the first day. That will be different,” said Wisner-Pilger Art Teacher John Hughes.

Hughes, a 44-year veteran teacher, has spent the last 36 years at Wisner-Pilger Schools and will retire when the school year ends in May. Hughes is looking forward to spending more time with his grown children and grandkids, but will miss being around his students and the camaraderie of his fellow teachers.

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