Scenes From the First Day of School, Aug. 10, 2009

 Lassiter students show off their school spirit. (Pictured L-R: Brittany Dean, Catherine Hrabak, Teacher Kari Palmer, Jessica Hanson, Andre Butler}

Lassiter students show off their school spirit. (Pictured L-R: Brittany Dean, Catherine Hrabak, Teacher Kari Palmer, Jessica Hanson, Andre Butler}

Students at Russell Elementary get their pencils sharpened and school supplies organized.

Students at Russell Elementary get their pencils sharpened and school supplies organized.

Students at Big Shanty Elementary were greeted with a colorful display of flags and balloons.

Students at Big Shanty Elementary were greeted with a colorful display of flags and balloons.

The McClure Middle School administrative team emphasized the 'journey' of the new school year as they welcomed students back.

The McClure Middle School administrative team emphasized the 'journey' of the new school year as they welcomed students back.

Students get help with registration at Oakwood Open Campus High School.

Students get help with registration at Oakwood Open Campus High School.

Compton Elementary teacher Wanda Brown welcomes Vincent B. back to school.

Compton Elementary teacher Wanda Brown welcomes Vincent B. back to school.

Due West teachers WOW students with a social studies launch on the five regions of GA.  Students visited Appalachian Annie, Princess Piedmont, the Coastal Plain Queen, Ralphie Ridge & Valley, and Blue Ridge Betty to learn about each region.

Due West teachers WOW students with a social studies launch on the five regions of GA. Students visited Appalachian Annie, Princess Piedmont, the Coastal Plain Queen, Ralphie Ridge & Valley, and Blue Ridge Betty to learn about each region.

Parents and their children walked the red carpet at Kemp Elementary School on Monday as teachers and administrators welcomed them back to school.

Parents and their children walked the red carpet at Kemp Elementary School on Monday as teachers and administrators welcomed them back to school.
A kindergarten class is all smiles on the first day of school at Kemp Elementary School. Pictured in back, from left, are Kemp Principal Kristy Mason, kindergarten teacher Christy Holter, and parapro Lindy Rucker.

A kindergarten class is all smiles on the first day of school at Kemp Elementary School. Pictured in back, from left, are Kemp Principal Kristy Mason, kindergarten teacher Christy Holter, and parapro Lindy Rucker.

Students dined and chatted during the first lunch period of the year in the Campbell High School cafeteria.

Students dined and chatted during the first lunch period of the year in the Campbell High School cafeteria.

Teachers at Green Acres Elementary helped students get safely on their buses at dismissal.

Teachers at Green Acres Elementary helped students get safely on their buses at dismissal.