The entire North Marion School District returned to in-person classes on Sept. 8. Well, almost all of it. Kindergartners were scheduled to begin classes at the district's primary school the following week.
During the first week of students return, North Marion Middle School Principal David Sheldon called the day, overall, a terrific success.
"Kids were in the building," Sheldon said. "Teachers were out in droves helping guide our students. Lots of evidence of care and connection were visible."
Students were already excited to be on-site rather than learning remotely.
Middle School teacher Kelly McGuffie asked her eighth-grade students to write on sticky notes exactly what they were looking forward to this school year, and one student said: "I'm looking forward to being in school rather than at home. I think it will be easier."
Another of McGuffie's eighth-grader's wrote: "I'm looking forward to live concerts from the choir."
Another sticky note read: "I'm looking forward to hanging out with friends."
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