GOOD MORNING — Kathy Montgomery says goodbye to her son Jackson who is a student in the Newberry Academy 5-year-old kindergarten program while 3K teacher Dee Bartely helps him with his things. The academy’s 3K, 4K and 5K programs rang in the new school year with their first day of classes Tuesday. Students in grades 1-12 at the academy started school Monday.
WALKING INTO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR — Stephanie Funk escorts her daughter Allie, a 5K student, into the preschool and kindergarten building at Newberry Academy on Tuesday morning.
WELCOME TO SCHOOL — Grant Whitesides, a 3K student at Newberry Academy, gets his bags for school ready to take into the building with the assistance of 3K teacher Dee Bartley.
WHERE’S MY HOOK? — Newberry Academy 4K teacher Heidi Cole shows 4K student Gabe Sligh where the hook he will hang his bookbag and other items on during the 2011-12 school year.
GREETINGS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION — Newberry Academy Headmaster Bob Dawkins greets students as they arrive for their first day of school at the academy’s preschool and kindergarten building Tuesday morning. Students in grades 1-12 at the academy started school Monday.
WHERE TO PUT THEIR STUFF — Newberry Academy 5K teacher Sharon Senn shows several students to the hooks where they will hang their bookbags and other items for the 2011-12 school year. Students in 3K, 4K and 5K started school at the academy Tuesday while those in grades 1-12 began the new year Monday.
IT’S MY NEW LUNCHBOX — Newberry Academy 4K student Shaila Dexter shows off her new lunchbox to academy 5K teacher Sharon Senn on Tuesday morning.
Staff photos by Nathan Christophel