Zurich Elementary School Counts Its Assets
August 28, 2019
When Zurich Elementary School students began their school year on Monday, August 19, they welcomed a new K-2 teacher, Cassie Johnson; a new paraprofessional, Krysta Drugge; and a new cook, Sami Powell. However, none of the three newbies is new to the area.
Cassie Johnson, who grew up spending her summers on the family ranch on Lone Tree Bench South of Chinook, is eager to be part of the rural school system. She remembers begging her mother to allow her to attend elementary school at Lone Tree Bench, but her mother-who by that time had moved to Independence, Iowa-wanted a larger social exp...