UNION COUNTY — Things continued to go smoothly for the elementary schools of Union County with school principals and secretaries reporting no problems on the first day of school for 5K students.
Wednesday was the second of five first days of school for the Union County School District.
On Monday, the 1st through the 12th grades had their first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year and school officials reported no problems.
Wednesday was the first day of classes for 5K students and, as they did on Monday, school officials reported no problems.
“It has gone wonderful,” Jonesville Elementary/Middle School Principal Kathy Taylor said. “We had a really good day. Lots of excitement. It’s been a great day.”
Monarch Elementary School Secretary Donna Williams said that the day had gone by without any tears.
“Everyone seemed to be happy to be here,” Williams said. “I didn’t see any tears. I think everyone has had a great day.”
Foster Park Elementary School Secretary Shirley Mitchell said there hadn’t been any problems and that the students seemed prepared for school.
“It’s gone by wonderful,” Mitchell said. “We haven’t had any problems so far. Most of them (the students) know their numbers in the lunch room.”
Buffalo Elementary School Secretary Gloria Farr the students had settled in to class very easily.
“It’s gone real good,” Farr said. “After the parents left the children settled down. There’s been no crying.”
The third first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year will be on Thursday, Aug. 27 for the 4K children who attend class during the morning. This will be followed by the fourth first day of school on Friday, Aug. 28 and will be for the 4K children who attend class during the afternoon. Both 4K groups will begin attending school on the same day on Monday, Aug. 31, the fifth and final first day of the new school year.
Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that is especially true when the day is a school day like it was for 5K students in Union County who had their first day of the 2015-2016 school year on Wednesday. Here the students in Miss Johnson’s 5K class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School start their first day of school having breakfast in the cafeteria before getting started on the day’s studies.
Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Miss Brown and Miss LaPierre and the students in their 5K class at Buffalo Elementary School pose for a class portrait at the beginning of the school day Wednesday morning. Wednesday was the first day of school for 5K students in Union County.
Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times An important part of a child’s education these days involves learning how to use a computer and that’s why, like so many other schools, Foster Park Elementary School has a computer lab. The process of becoming computer proficient begins early which is why the students in Miss Davis’ 5K class at Foster Park Elementary School spent part of their first day in school in the school’s computer lab.
Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Some of the students in Miss Gallman’s 5K class at Monarch Elementary School get some assistance from their teacher with their first assignments of the day. The student were coloring in their reading books and writing their names on the covers. Wednesday was the first day of school for 5K students in Union County.
Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times This poster in the cafeteria of Jonesville Elementary/Middle School encourages students to always start their day with a good breakfast. The poster provides reasons for eating breakfast each morning including being more alert and attentive and keeping your appetite under control until it is time for lunch. The poster greeted 5K students who had their first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year on Wednesday.
Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times The key to success in this world is a good education which provides you with the intellectual tools necessary for such success. The key to getting that education is learning how to read and making reading not only a part of your school day, but every day of your life. A child who learns to read will succeed in life, but they will only learn to read to the degree they need to if, first, they are taught to do so in school and, second, those lessons are reinforced at home. This means for a child to master the art of reading or, for that matter, any other subject, they must not only be supported in the classroom by their teachers but at home by parents who encourage them to read and help them learn to do so. Wednesday was the first day of school for 5K students and lets hope that those children get the support they need to not only succeed in the classroom, but in life as well.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.