School Bells Ring For
Hopkins County Students
by: Bobby McDonald
Monday morning, bright and early, marked the first day of school for students and parents all across Hopkins County, for the 2012-13 school year. Most campuses reported a "trouble free" beginning. However, the new Sulphur Springs Middle School, exprienced a large traffic "snarl," with a number of parents delivering their children for the first day of school, that ordinarily wouldn't be involved in the traffic. "We're well aware of the problem!" exclaimed a somewhat "frazzled," Marcie Owens, at the SSISD Superintendent's Office. "The Superintendent was right in the big middle of the traffic, as he took his own children to the Middle School!"
"I think most of the problems will be 'ironed-out' as everyone becomes accustomed to the schedules and the routine, but it's a new school, and everyone has got to get the logistics worked out, and we'll be monitoring it closely," continued Owens. "It's just going to take some work and some time!"
Meanwhile, at other SSISD Campuses and other schools across the county, things were reported as "running smooth," with few problems!
Of course, there were a few tears from some children that were entering school for the first time, and yes, we observed a few Mamas and Daddys wiping away the tears as they left their children for the first time, too!
Campuses were collecting enrollment figures and will report those later in the day!
This class at Water Oak Pre-School was already joined in singing and ready for a bright new day!