JOPLIN, MO.--- Students at McKinley Elementary celebrated the last day by having several parties and only had a half day. This time last year, many students would have already been out of school, but the Joplin School District had to make up 10 snow days. The students say there are essential things kids must do this summer to make the most of their vacation.
"Have fun, make sure you play lots of video games, ride your bike, make sure you spend lots of time with your friends and family," said Tyler Gray, 11-year-old.
The countdown has begun for the first day of school, which is August 25th.
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