Teachers begin moving into new classrooms at Williston High School

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WILLISTON, N.D. - We're just a little more than two weeks to the opening of Williston's new high school. August 8 was the first day teachers were allowed inside the building to begin preparing their classrooms.

Teachers were getting first impressions of their classrooms. Many love their new location.

"I have this great view because I have these wonderful windows. And I can look out over everything, and it's just amazing and everything is clean and new and it's very, very exciting," said Carla Vannatta, math teacher.

But now the task of unpacking begins, which might seem monumental.

"Very overwhelming. I have all these boxes, I don't even know where to start," said Vannatta.

Boxes from the old school have been making their way to the new one all summer, making things a little easier on teachers.

"It's actually awesome because they brought in pallets for us and unloaded all the pallets, so we just have to set up our own classrooms," said Anne Hanson, English teacher.

But it will take some time to get things back to normal in their new rooms.

"It's going to be quite a long process, but it'll be good. I have help, so it's a good thing to have teenagers as kids," said Diana Fisketjon, science teacher.

And like all teachers, they're confident they will be prepared for the first day of school

"We'll be up here for quite a few hours, so yes. Because I'm a teacher and I'm over-organized," said Hanson.

With 16 days before the start of school, the race is on. The first day of school is August 24.