Wonderful and excellent days

By: By Charles Warner - [email protected]
Charles Warner | The Union Times Tim Wise walks his children Abby (5th grade), Esmerelda (4th grade), and Apollo (2nd grade) to the first day of school at Foster Park Elementary School this past Thursday (Aug. 17). In Union County, Aug. 17 was the first day of school for students in the 1st through the 12th grades. This Tuesday (Aug. 22), was the first day of school for 5K students and Monday, Aug. 28, will be the first day of school for 4K students.
Charles Warner | The Union Times Students, parents and teachers enter Buffalo Elementary School for the first day of the 2017-2018 school year this past Thursday (Aug. 17). It was the first day of school for the 1st through the 12th grades in the Union County School District. This Tuesday (Aug. 22) was the first day of for 5K students and Monday, Aug. 28, will be the first day for 4K students.
Charles Warner | The Union Times Students in Mrs. Wilkins’ 5th grade class at Monarch Elementary School were taking their seats on the first day of school this past Thursday (Aug. 17). Students in the 1st through the 12th grades returned to school in Union County on Aug. 17 and 5K students returned to school this past Tuesday (Aug. 22) while 4K students will return Monday, Aug. 28.
Charles Warner | The Union Times Encouraging students to practice good nutrition is the message of this poster in the Foster Park Elementary School cafeteria. Students at the Foster Park Elementary and all other schools in the Union County School District are eligible to eat at school at no cost during the 2017-2018 school year. The district is participating in the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program that provides meals for all public school students at no cost to their families. Under the CEP, which is authorized through the federal Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act 2010, public students from 4K through high school are eligible to participate in the program and receive breakfast and lunch at school each school day.
Charles Warner | The Union Times This poster in the hall at Monarch Elementary School calls on students to act like superheroes during the 2017-2018 school year. They are encouraged to be superheroes by displaying the qualities that are a mark of all true superheroes including solving problems, doing their best, being helpful, and being kind, as well as thinking and learning.
Charles Warner | The Union Times Students arriving at Buffalo Elementary School for the start of the 2017-2018 were welcomed back Thursday, Aug. 17. First through 12th grade students started the new school year that day while 5K students started this past Tuesday (Aug. 22) and 4K students will start the school year on Monday, Aug. 28.
Charles Warner | The Union Times 4th grade students at Foster Park Elementary School line up in the school cafeteria to go to class on the first day of school this past Thursday (Aug. 17). The new school year started Thursday for students in the 1st through 12th grades and for 5K students this past Tuesday (Aug. 22). For 4K students the first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 28.
Charles Warner | The Union Times Students in Mrs. Garrett’s 3rd grade class at Monarch Elementary School get ready for class on the first day of the new school year. The 2017-2018 school year began for students in the 1st through 12th grades on Thursday, Aug. 17, and for 5K students on Tuesday, Aug. 22. For 4K students the first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 28.
Charles Warner | The Union Times Buses pulled up and students began stepping down from them and making their way into Buffalo Elementary School on the first day of school this past Thursday (Aug. 17). For students in the 1st through the 12th grades Aug. 17 was the first day of school in Union County. 5K students returned to class this past Tuesday (Aug. 22) and 4K students will begin school on Monday, Aug. 28

UNION COUNTY — “Wonderful,” “excellent,” “smooth,” and “awesome” were the words used by several principals to describe the first day(s) of the new school year at their schools.

The 2017-2018 school year in the Union County School District began in earnest this past Thursday (Aug. 17) when students in the 1st through the 12th grades arrived for the first day of school. After attending classes Thursday and Friday, the students had a long weekend, being off not only Saturday and Sunday, but also Monday when schools were closed due to the solar eclipse that afternoon.

Classes resumed Tuesday and principals at several schools said they were quite happy with how the new school year has gotten off to a good start at their schools.

“We had an awesome first day,” Jonesville Elementary/Middle School Principal Kathy Taylor said. “It was like we never left. We really had a great day.”

Buffalo Elementary School Principal Stacy McAbee said the first couple of days at her school went very smoothly with both students and teachers showing a great deal of enthusiasm for returning to school.

“We had a very smooth couple of day,” McAbee said. “Teachers and students are very excited to return to school. Our Car Line drop-off and pick-up procedures have been running very smoothly. We’d like to thank our parents for their patience as we get the school year started. We’re looking forward to an exciting year here at Buffalo.”

Foster Park Elementary School Principal Ott Sizemore said that the first days of school at his school have been wonderful and so have the students and teachers.

“We had a wonderful day,” Sizemore said. “We even told (Superintendent) Dr. (William) Roach how the first day went.

“The teachers were prepared and excited about coming back and the kids were wonderful, they seemed to be excited about being back. Our fifth grade students showed excellent leadership those two days. We just had two really wonderful days last week.”

Monarch Elementary School Principal Mickey Connolly said that “we had a fantastic start to the school year at Monarch. Teachers and students were eager to get the year started.”

The first day at Lockhart Elementary/Middle School “went excellent,” according to Principal Jerry Wood who said “the students were eager to learn and get started. The teachers were ready for them and we had a great opening.”

While students in the 1st through 12th grades started school this past Thursday, the school year didn’t begin for 5K students until this past Tuesday (Aug. 22) and won’t begin for 4K students until Monday, Aug. 28. For how those first days of school went see upcoming editions of The Union Times and online at our website (www.uniondailytimes.com) and our Facebook page.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Tim Wise walks his children Abby (5th grade), Esmerelda (4th grade), and Apollo (2nd grade) to the first day of school at Foster Park Elementary School this past Thursday (Aug. 17). In Union County, Aug. 17 was the first day of school for students in the 1st through the 12th grades. This Tuesday (Aug. 22), was the first day of school for 5K students and Monday, Aug. 28, will be the first day of school for 4K students.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_1526.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Tim Wise walks his children Abby (5th grade), Esmerelda (4th grade), and Apollo (2nd grade) to the first day of school at Foster Park Elementary School this past Thursday (Aug. 17). In Union County, Aug. 17 was the first day of school for students in the 1st through the 12th grades. This Tuesday (Aug. 22), was the first day of school for 5K students and Monday, Aug. 28, will be the first day of school for 4K students.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Students, parents and teachers enter Buffalo Elementary School for the first day of the 2017-2018 school year this past Thursday (Aug. 17). It was the first day of school for the 1st through the 12th grades in the Union County School District. This Tuesday (Aug. 22) was the first day of for 5K students and Monday, Aug. 28, will be the first day for 4K students.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_1514.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Students, parents and teachers enter Buffalo Elementary School for the first day of the 2017-2018 school year this past Thursday (Aug. 17). It was the first day of school for the 1st through the 12th grades in the Union County School District. This Tuesday (Aug. 22) was the first day of for 5K students and Monday, Aug. 28, will be the first day for 4K students.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Students in Mrs. Wilkins’ 5th grade class at Monarch Elementary School were taking their seats on the first day of school this past Thursday (Aug. 17). Students in the 1st through the 12th grades returned to school in Union County on Aug. 17 and 5K students returned to school this past Tuesday (Aug. 22) while 4K students will return Monday, Aug. 28.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_1529.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Students in Mrs. Wilkins’ 5th grade class at Monarch Elementary School were taking their seats on the first day of school this past Thursday (Aug. 17). Students in the 1st through the 12th grades returned to school in Union County on Aug. 17 and 5K students returned to school this past Tuesday (Aug. 22) while 4K students will return Monday, Aug. 28.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Encouraging students to practice good nutrition is the message of this poster in the Foster Park Elementary School cafeteria. Students at the Foster Park Elementary and all other schools in the Union County School District are eligible to eat at school at no cost during the 2017-2018 school year. The district is participating in the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program that provides meals for all public school students at no cost to their families. Under the CEP, which is authorized through the federal Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act 2010, public students from 4K through high school are eligible to participate in the program and receive breakfast and lunch at school each school day.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_1524.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Encouraging students to practice good nutrition is the message of this poster in the Foster Park Elementary School cafeteria. Students at the Foster Park Elementary and all other schools in the Union County School District are eligible to eat at school at no cost during the 2017-2018 school year. The district is participating in the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program that provides meals for all public school students at no cost to their families. Under the CEP, which is authorized through the federal Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act 2010, public students from 4K through high school are eligible to participate in the program and receive breakfast and lunch at school each school day.

Charles Warner | The Union Times This poster in the hall at Monarch Elementary School calls on students to act like superheroes during the 2017-2018 school year. They are encouraged to be superheroes by displaying the qualities that are a mark of all true superheroes including solving problems, doing their best, being helpful, and being kind, as well as thinking and learning.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_1532.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times This poster in the hall at Monarch Elementary School calls on students to act like superheroes during the 2017-2018 school year. They are encouraged to be superheroes by displaying the qualities that are a mark of all true superheroes including solving problems, doing their best, being helpful, and being kind, as well as thinking and learning.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Students arriving at Buffalo Elementary School for the start of the 2017-2018 were welcomed back Thursday, Aug. 17. First through 12th grade students started the new school year that day while 5K students started this past Tuesday (Aug. 22) and 4K students will start the school year on Monday, Aug. 28.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_1513.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Students arriving at Buffalo Elementary School for the start of the 2017-2018 were welcomed back Thursday, Aug. 17. First through 12th grade students started the new school year that day while 5K students started this past Tuesday (Aug. 22) and 4K students will start the school year on Monday, Aug. 28.

Charles Warner | The Union Times 4th grade students at Foster Park Elementary School line up in the school cafeteria to go to class on the first day of school this past Thursday (Aug. 17). The new school year started Thursday for students in the 1st through 12th grades and for 5K students this past Tuesday (Aug. 22). For 4K students the first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 28.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_1520.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times 4th grade students at Foster Park Elementary School line up in the school cafeteria to go to class on the first day of school this past Thursday (Aug. 17). The new school year started Thursday for students in the 1st through 12th grades and for 5K students this past Tuesday (Aug. 22). For 4K students the first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 28.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Students in Mrs. Garrett’s 3rd grade class at Monarch Elementary School get ready for class on the first day of the new school year. The 2017-2018 school year began for students in the 1st through 12th grades on Thursday, Aug. 17, and for 5K students on Tuesday, Aug. 22. For 4K students the first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 28.
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_1531.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Students in Mrs. Garrett’s 3rd grade class at Monarch Elementary School get ready for class on the first day of the new school year. The 2017-2018 school year began for students in the 1st through 12th grades on Thursday, Aug. 17, and for 5K students on Tuesday, Aug. 22. For 4K students the first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 28.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Buses pulled up and students began stepping down from them and making their way into Buffalo Elementary School on the first day of school this past Thursday (Aug. 17). For students in the 1st through the 12th grades Aug. 17 was the first day of school in Union County. 5K students returned to class this past Tuesday (Aug. 22) and 4K students will begin school on Monday, Aug. 28
https://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_IMG_1517.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Buses pulled up and students began stepping down from them and making their way into Buffalo Elementary School on the first day of school this past Thursday (Aug. 17). For students in the 1st through the 12th grades Aug. 17 was the first day of school in Union County. 5K students returned to class this past Tuesday (Aug. 22) and 4K students will begin school on Monday, Aug. 28
New school year off to a good start

By Charles Warner

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

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