Let the school year begin

  • Tristan Alward, right, is accompanied by his mother Jacqueline and brothers, Connor and Zach, as he arrives for his first day at Paul Banks.
  • Madilyn Illg marks herself as present in Paul Banks teacher Wendy Todd’s kindergarten classroom.
  • Photos by McKibben Jackinsky, Homer News Student Jack Faber, right, says good-bye to his sister Emilly and dad Jack on his first day of kindergarten at Paul Banks Elementary School.
  • Aidan Cooney finds his place in kindergarten teacher Dina Marion’s Paul Banks classroom.
  • Brady Shealy faces kindergarten at Paul Banks with his parents, Dave and Karen.
  • Paul Banks Elementary School Principal Eric Pederson welcomes students on Tuesday.

Kindergarteners filled four classrooms at Paul Banks Elementary School for Tuesday’s beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. 

“Very exciting stuff,” said Principal Eric Pederson.

“Awesome,” was Chapman Principal Eric Woodhead’s description of the first day at the Anchor Point school. “Great” was McNeil Canyon Elementary School Principal Pete Swanson’s one-word description.

Principal Kari Dendurant said Homer Middle School was projected for an enrollment of 180, but had 194 students on Tuesday. Ray Marshall also reported full classrooms at West Homer Elementary School.

Meanwhile, at Fireweed Academy, secretary Janet Bowen said Tuesday went smoothly and “the kids all seem happy.”  

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