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August 8, 2014

There’s laughter, noise, as girls, boys begin new school year on post

Maranda Flynn and Gabrielle Kuholski
Staff Writers

Colonel Smith Middle School
 
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Colonel Smith Middle School bus riders are dropped off at their destination Wednesday as the first day of school begins. Students were introduced to a new bus route and schedule for the fresh academic year.
 
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LeeAnn Howell, Colonel Smith Middle School seventh grade teacher, welcomes students back to school on Wednesday. Before entering their assigned classrooms the entire seventh grade gathered together for teacher introductions and to go over their schedules.
 
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Brent DeRoest, Colonel Smith Middle School seventh grade teacher, directs traffic coming through the car pool lane Wednesday on the first day of school. DeRoest teaches social studies, which focuses on U.S. History.
 
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Colonel Smith Middle School’s Student Union area is busy again with students before classes begin for the new academic year. The Student Union serves the school as a multi-purpose area for assemblies, audio and visual presentations and the students’ favorite period of the day — lunch.
 
General Myer Elementary School
 
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Lt. Col. Erich Spragg, commander, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, “fist bumps” his son, James Michael, 10, as James heads off for his first day of school at General Myer Elementary School Wednesday. Military children may attend multiple schools by the time they reach high school, but the resiliency that comes with a military lifestyle prepares students for transition.
 
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Students lock up their bikes prior to the start of their first day at General Myer Elementary School Wednesday. Motorists should drive with caution and obey all speed limits, keeping in mind that children will be out and about on post now that school is back in session.
 
Colonel Johnston Elementary School
 
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Jorge Ortiz gives a farewell-hug to his son, Alejandro Delgado, 5, a kindergartner at Colonel Johnston Elementary School on the first day of school. While many children aren’t ready to let go of mom or dad’s hand, many parents have a hard time letting their children go on the first day of kindergarten as well.
 
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Fort Huachuca Colonel Johnston Elementary School kindergarten students march into school Wednesday on their first day of class for the 2014/2015 school year. After saying goodbye to their parents, anticipation and excitement kick in for these new school members.
 
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Colleen Wolfe, a kindergarten teacher at Colonel Johnston Elementary School, Fort Huachuca, teaches her new students the signs she will use when the class needs to quiet down.




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