It wasn’t your average first day of school at James Russell Lowell School 51.

WISH-TV’s Prize Patrol, along with news anchor Brooke Martin, showed up to add more excitement to the already energy-charged day. 

IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson, Freddie Fever (the Indiana Fever mascot) and several community partners helped celebrate the gifts Channel 8 staffers delivered to both students and staff.

Gifts included everything from book bags, school and office supplies from Yoobi, and even doughnuts from Jack’s.