Leisurely summer days have come to an end for several area schools this week as a new academic year has begun.
At Minot Catholic Schools, today was the first day of class.
Pre-K students though high school seniors are all located on the Bishop Ryan Campus, ever since last year's flood.
Superintendent Terry Voiles says enrollment has increased by about 50 students this year, for all age groups.
He says a fund-raising campaign began recently that will enable the school to expand in the next year or so.
Terry Voiles, Minot Ryan Superintendent "The campaign has gone well, and maybe we will have six more classrooms by next year."
Meanwhile, Burlington Elementary students were back in class Wednesday.
Burlington includes pre-school through 8th grade students.
Officials say students fluctuated quite a bit last year, due to the flood.
This year, numbers have increased and they expect the trend to continue.
(Diane Wagner, Burlington School Counselor) "We have lots happening in Burlington, our district goes over to the Trestle, lots of building, we see changes in the next several years"
Not all schools in the region have begun yet.
Minot Public Schools and Our Redeemers begin next Wednesday.