Smooth start for schools

Published 9:55 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Meadowview Christian School sixth grade teacher Sue Mott welcomes student Jordan Wiltsie back to school Wednesday. -- Rick Couch

On their first day of classes, both Meadowview Christian School and Morgan Academy reported a smooth transition.

Morgan headmaster Randy Skipper said students arrived with no problems to open the 2011-12 school year. Allowing elementary students to come in early, he said, made the transition much easier.

“Everything is going great,” he said. “We couldn’t ask for a better first day. We had the elementary school students come in (Tuesday) and bring in their supplies and now we have the high schoolers coming in. We hit the ground running.”

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Both schools began the day with an assembly. Meadowview headmaster Miriam Anderson said her school day began by gathering the students to discuss any changes in policy.

“We started with an assembly, where we had the pledge and prayer to welcome the children back,” she said. “Then we went over any new rules the students might not be used to.”

Students then headed to their homerooms to receive their final schedules.

Skipper said Morgan opened classes in similar fashion.

“We had a general assembly for the seventh through 12th grade classes and went through anything new at 8:15 a.m.” he said. “That lasted about 15 minutes and then it was back to the grind.”

Enrollments for both schools were near last year’s numbers. Skipper said Morgan opened with 475 students, which is slightly less than last year. Anderson said Meadowview is still registering students and expects numbers to change through the first two weeks.

Overall, Anderson said the first day brought plenty of excitement for both teachers and students.

“The students were eager to get back and see their friends and they are excited about the opening football game next Friday. It’s nice to see all the new faces,” Anderson said.

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