The first days of a school year


Are the first days of a lifetime of learning

By Charles Warner - cwarner@s24511.p831.sites.pressdns.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Best friends Parks Sparrow (left) and Noah Grimes (right) pose for a picture on their first day of school at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Noah and Parks are in Miss Hembree’s 5K class at JEMS and both enjoyed their first day of school. Aug. 22 was the first day of school for 5K students in the Union County School District.


Charles Warner | The Union Times 5K Jeremiah D’Ambrosio and Saniya Gray get to work at their table in Ms. Adams’ class on their first day of school at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School. Tuesday, Aug. 22 was first day of school for 5K students in the Union County School District.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Students and parents get ready for the first day of school in Miss Johnson and Miss Clayton’s 5K class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 22. August saw school in the Union County School District get under way in stages with students in the 1st through 12th grades returning to school on Thursday, Aug. 17 followed by 5K students on Aug. 22 and 4K students on Monday, Aug. 28.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Students in Miss Hembree’s 5K class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School were eager and ready to begin their classroom projects on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 22. 5K students returned to school on Aug. 22, their return preceded by that of 1st through 12 grade students on Thursday, Aug. 17 and followed by 4K students on Monday, Aug. 28.


UNION COUNTY — August is over and September is now under way and with it the first full month of school for the 2017-18 school year in Union County.

The last half of August saw the school year get under way in stages with Thursday, Aug. 17 being the first day of school for students in the 1st through the 12th grades.

The year had barely gotten under way when students got a three-day weekend when their schools were closed on Monday, Aug. 21 due to the solar eclipse. In making up the calendar for the 2017-18 school year, the Union County Board of School Trustees had decided to have the schools closed that day as a safety precaution as the eclipse was to occur while schools were letting out.

Tuesday saw the school year return to its regular schedule as classes resumed for the 1st through 12th grades.

When those students returned to class, they were not alone, however, as Tuesday, Aug. 22 was the first day of school for 5K students. Nor was that that last first day of school in the district, because it wasn’t until Monday, Aug. 28 that the school year began for 4K students.

August gave way to September and with it arrival there was another three-day weekend for students, this time due to Labor Day. With Labor Day past, however, it will be a while yet before the students get another day off from school, but that’s all right, because school is where they should be this time of year.

They are there learning about the subjects they are taught and their importance; learning the skills of learning and their importance; and in learning those things and their importance, developing a love of learning that will last them a lifetime and continue to enrich their lives. They should learn these things so that when their formal education ends and the years pass by they, like Michelangelo, can say “I am still learning,” and love every minute of their continuing and lifelong education, an education that began in the schools of the Union County School District.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Best friends Parks Sparrow (left) and Noah Grimes (right) pose for a picture on their first day of school at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Noah and Parks are in Miss Hembree’s 5K class at JEMS and both enjoyed their first day of school. Aug. 22 was the first day of school for 5K students in the Union County School District.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1590.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Best friends Parks Sparrow (left) and Noah Grimes (right) pose for a picture on their first day of school at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Noah and Parks are in Miss Hembree’s 5K class at JEMS and both enjoyed their first day of school. Aug. 22 was the first day of school for 5K students in the Union County School District.

Charles Warner | The Union Times 5K Jeremiah D’Ambrosio and Saniya Gray get to work at their table in Ms. Adams’ class on their first day of school at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School. Tuesday, Aug. 22 was first day of school for 5K students in the Union County School District.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1592.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times 5K Jeremiah D’Ambrosio and Saniya Gray get to work at their table in Ms. Adams’ class on their first day of school at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School. Tuesday, Aug. 22 was first day of school for 5K students in the Union County School District.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Students and parents get ready for the first day of school in Miss Johnson and Miss Clayton’s 5K class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 22. August saw school in the Union County School District get under way in stages with students in the 1st through 12th grades returning to school on Thursday, Aug. 17 followed by 5K students on Aug. 22 and 4K students on Monday, Aug. 28.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1595.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Students and parents get ready for the first day of school in Miss Johnson and Miss Clayton’s 5K class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 22. August saw school in the Union County School District get under way in stages with students in the 1st through 12th grades returning to school on Thursday, Aug. 17 followed by 5K students on Aug. 22 and 4K students on Monday, Aug. 28.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Students in Miss Hembree’s 5K class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School were eager and ready to begin their classroom projects on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 22. 5K students returned to school on Aug. 22, their return preceded by that of 1st through 12 grade students on Thursday, Aug. 17 and followed by 4K students on Monday, Aug. 28.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_IMG_1599.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Students in Miss Hembree’s 5K class at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School were eager and ready to begin their classroom projects on the first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 22. 5K students returned to school on Aug. 22, their return preceded by that of 1st through 12 grade students on Thursday, Aug. 17 and followed by 4K students on Monday, Aug. 28.
Are the first days of a lifetime of learning

By Charles Warner

cwarner@s24511.p831.sites.pressdns.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.

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