School Starts with Smiles

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Across the district’s five schools, students streamed in as a new school year began on Sept. 9. From the youngest prekindergartners stepping off a yellow bus for the very first time at John Quincy Adams and May Moore primary schools, to the more experienced but still excited students facing new challenges at John F. Kennedy Intermediate School, Robert Frost Middle School and Deer Park High School, all faced the return of school with smiles and a sense of purpose, prepared to learn and grow.

“Our day went off without a hitch,” said a pleased Susan Bonner, JFK’s principal. “The students arrived happy and ready to learn.” She noted that many of the third-graders made new friends as they entered their classrooms, since they had come from two separate primary buildings. Bonner also had high praise for the district’s latest educational upgrades. “The new curriculum that has been sent down from New York State is rich and rigorous,” she said. “Our staff of fine teachers is well prepared, and many already started to deliver this content to the students on day one. We are looking forward to a happy, healthy and well-educated student body this year.”