Marcellus Central Schools welcomed about 1,771 students back to campus Tuesday for the start of the 2014-15 school year.
Classes began for students in grades one through 12 at K.C. Heffernan Elementary School, C.S. Driver Middle School and Marcellus High School. Meanwhile, KCH’s 120 kindergartners – otherwise known as the Class of 2027 – were invited, along with their parents, to attend an orientation at KCH. Their school year begins Wednesday.
The kindergarten orientation included story time, teacher introductions, classroom visits and a 15-minute practice bus ride through the village.
When the buses pulled back into the circular drive at KCH, kindergartners received a lesson in how to exit and cross in front of the bus. For many of the youngsters, Tuesday’s dry run marked their first trip ever on a bus, KCH Principal Gary Bissaillon said.
Above, Marcellus bus driver Nancy MacLachlan shows an incoming kindergartner
the correct way to exit and cross in front of the school bus, during kindergarten
orientation Sept. 2:
KCH Principal Gary Bissaillon (above right) said Tuesday's practice bus ride was
the first time many of the youngsters ever rode on a bus.
Members of the Class of 2027, a.k.a. this year's kindergartners, attend a
Sept. 2 orientation that includes storytime, a tour of their new classrooms and
a practice bus ride through the village.
Kindergartner Janie Middaugh (left) was
accompanied to orientation day by her
grandmother, retired Marcellus teacher Jean
Middaugh (right). Janie's kindergarten
teacher is Mary Ellen Koloski (center).
DMS students ditch their books and lunch bags before heading outside for...
... the year's first recess!
One down, 182 to go: Marcellus High School students head for their bus
rides home after completing the first day of the 2014-15 school year.