She continues, "We were crowded, busting at the seams. We had to put music on the stage and used every available classroom."
Wylie ISD never expected to see as many students as they did last year.
This year they anticipated even more growth and planned ahead.
Superintendent Joey Light says, "This year we had 255 more kids on the first day of school as compared to last year."
The district was ready for them.
"Not only were we able to accommodate all the new kindergarten students, but as we had growth at the elementary again, we were able to accommodate all the first and second grade students as well," says Light.
Earlier this year, the Wylie ISD Board of Trustees decided to move kindergartners from the elementary campus to the early childhood campus.
Lambert says, "That alleviated some of the crowding. We're not crowded. We have more space."
Just a week and a half into the school year and Principal Lambert says the improvements are making a huge difference.
Lambert says, "The lines of traffic aren't so long, that there's more room on the playground, more rooms in the classrooms. We've moved music off the stage, back into a classroom, and we even have a couple of rooms ready if we should continue to grow."