Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County schools. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spotsy schools have started the school year!
They got rolling a day late, but students across Spotsylvania County rolled out of bed this morning and started the 2011-12 school year.
This morning, I visited three of the schools closest to the epicenter of this week’s earthquake. All went well at Livingston Elementary, Post Oak Middle and Spotsylvania High.
Livingston Principal Terrie Cagle and her staff were outside with smiles and hugs as youngsters arrived. Then she visited every classroom to welcome all of the 400-plus students in her school.
This year’s theme is “Dream Big” and, while there, Mrs. Cagle showed me the T-shirt staff will soon be wearing. It reads “Dare to Dream” on front (in case you can’t read it in the photo), and “Inspiring Students to DREAM BIG at Livingston Elementary!”
At Post Oak, I
walked in during the orientation for seventh graders. Afterward, Principal Keith Wolfe told me he had started the morning by returning to his teaching roots. I’ll fill you in on the details in a full story tomorrow. But, he also pointed to the mural on the cafeteria wall, noting how appropriate it was given Tuesday’s earthquake.
Check out tomorrow’s Free Lance-Star for the rest of the story. In the meantime, enjoy the photos.