Students return to London, Jonathan Alder schools


London City Schools’ 2017-18 school year is officially under way. Thanks to the help of the staff at London Elementary School (LES), the first day of school Wednesday went smoothly.

“The day is going fantastic. We had a lot of smiling students show up this morning, so it is going really well,” new principal Tabatha Wilburn said.

Wilburn is transitioning well into the role of the principal at LES and said, “The community has been extremely welcoming, my staff is fantastic, Mr. Kramer is a wonderful mentor and has helped me with any questions that I had, and my office staff and Mrs. Deisher has been extremely helpful in helping me get my bearings. It has really been a great transition.”

LES Vice Principal Stefanie Deisher also mentioned how she felt the first day was going. “It has been a great day, everyone has come in with smiles on their faces ready to learn, and we are excited for a new school year.”

Kindergarten teacher Kristen Crane said her first day was, “A little overwhelming, but it is pretty rewarding. I am most looking forward to getting students used to school and watching them grow and become little students and be prepared for school in general.”

Jonathan Alder also started school Wednesday.

“The day has gone as expected. I’m looking forward to getting used to the schedule and getting back into the swing of things,” said Superintendent Gary Chapman.

Chapman added that, “The new staff at Jonathan Alder are anxious about getting started and meeting the kids” and that they are handling the hustle and bustle of the first day just fine.

The staff at London Elementary looked calm and collected as they got back into the groove of the school year.

Note: For additional first day of school photos, see page 10 for more photos; go to our Facebook page @TheMadisonPress to see photos of students posted by our readers, plus added photos with this article on our website at www.madison-press.com.

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London Elementary School second grader Julia Turvy and first grader Madeleine Herdman excited on the first day of school Wednesday morning at London Elementary School.
http://www.madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/08/web1_JuliaTurvyMadeleineTurvypiccol.jpgLondon Elementary School second grader Julia Turvy and first grader Madeleine Herdman excited on the first day of school Wednesday morning at London Elementary School. Mallory Powell | The Madison Press

Fairhaven preschooler Kenzie Kovalcik accepts a balloon from Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Susan Thompson on Wednesday as schoolmate Gracie Heller looks on. The smiley face balloons were part of welcoming the students back on the first day of school.
http://www.madison-press.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2017/08/web1_ballondayonepiccol.jpgFairhaven preschooler Kenzie Kovalcik accepts a balloon from Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Susan Thompson on Wednesday as schoolmate Gracie Heller looks on. The smiley face balloons were part of welcoming the students back on the first day of school. Contributed photo | Madison County Board of DD
First day back Wednesday goes well at two districts

By Mallory Powell

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