Fifth grade teacher Amy Wolfe walks with her students on their first day of classes at General Myer School on Aug. 8, 2012. Most students seem to eagerly await the beginning of a new school year where they could visit with friends they have not seen all summer.
Joey McClosky, 13, eighth grade, tries to lighten the intensity of the first day of school, Aug. 8, 2012, as he sits with his fellow 13-year-old eighth grade friends in the Student Union before lunch at Colonel Smith Middle School. Also pictured, from left, are Myles Grigsby, Allen Thompson and Hunter Henry.
Sumahi Duenas, 9, in Chelsea Bovara’s fourth grade class, colors a picture on her first day of school, Aug. 8, 2012. As always, watch for those in crosswalks when driving on Fort Huachuca, and remember pedestrians in roadways have the right-of-way.
Nurse Lora Likins addesses concerns with parent Leslie Dalton on the first day of school at General Myer Elementary School, Aug 8, 2012. It is important for parents to keep children’s medical changes and shot records current. According to Arizona law, students whose immunizations are not up-to-date will not be allowed to attend school until verification is provided to the school nurse.
Fourth grade teacher Chelsea Bovara talks about capitalizing the letter “I” with Payton Foster, 9, during an interactive learning session on Aug. 8, 2012. Once school is in session on Aug. 7, drivers should be especially careful about heeding posted speed limits and be observant when travelling through school and housing areas.
From left, 5th grade students Courtney Colburn, Erilinne Thornton and Leaera Clapp, all 10, jump rope at General Myer School, Aug. 8, 2012, while waiting for school to begin. School is not only a place to study but to have fun with friends as well. New students at Fort Huachuca schools will have an opportunity to make new friends during the 2013/14 school year.