by Sheri Duff
Many parents remember their own first day of school fondly. That is why most parents celebrate the start of the new school year with a nice breakfast, a walk to the bus stop, or a special photograph or video to make sure the first day of school for their children stands out with a flourish.
Fortunately, Shelburne parents and students had plenty to celebrate. The children were well-prepared with backpacks, school supplies, and lunch boxes, not to mention plenty of hugs and kisses from mom and dad, as they anxiously awaited the early morning bus ride that would take them to school.
By 8:15 am, nearly 766 students had walked through the Shelburne Community School (SCS) doors on the first day of 2012-2013 school year Wednesday, Aug. 29.
SCS co-principals Allan Miller and Pati Beaumont eagerly awaited their charges. “The last two years were great, but I am really looking forward to the new school year,” Miller said. Beaumont concurred, “I have been looking forward to today. I’ve had fun working and meeting all the adults [faculty and administrators] but as far as I’m concerned it’s all about the students,” she commented. “I can’t wait to meet the kids.”
It’s probably safe to say that most students, teachers, and parents in Shelburne were in celebration mode all day long.