September 3, 2014

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"Good Start" prepares Southern Elementary students for 2012-13 school year

"Be Boppin' to the Top" is the theme this year at Southern Elementary. It is a 1950's oriented atmosphere and will be used throughout the school year. The above photo shows a classic diner scene complete with checkered floors, floats, old records, and even a hula-hoop. Photo by Jackie Vaughn.

By Jackie Vaughn, Reporter

"Be Boppin' to the Top" is the theme at Southern Elementary this year and the school, along with businesses, churches and other organizations, assisted students and parents in achieving this feat by preparing them for the upcoming school year with their annual "Good Start" program on Thursday, August 9.

Volunteers from around the area dedicated their time to set up booths in the gymnasium and cafeteria to give away supplies, offer school-related services and information, and ready new and returning students for their first day back of the 2012-2013 school year.

"This is an excellent and positive way for teachers to meet parents and students before school starts," said Laura Pugh, the new principal at Southern Elementary. "It helps to eliminate any fears and kicks the year off on a good note. This is also a wonderful way for the community and the school to work together."

Students received supplies such as pencils, erasers, paper, crayons, pens, glue, coloring and activity books, and other school materials that they will need throughout the year.