School year starts in Perry with safe driving, ceremonies

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New access routes parking larrangem,ents on the east and west sides of the Perry Elementary School make for safer conditions.

School started Monday morning in Perry with the renewal of friendships and, for many students, a walk to school in the cool morning temperatures.

Walking to school Monday morning were, from left, sixth grader Jose Flores, ninth grader Kaleiah Hein, six grader Bowen Hein, ninth grader Kayen Hein and 10th grader Sayde Hein.
Walking to school Monday morning were, from left, sixth grader Jose Flores, ninth grader Kaleiah Hein, six grader Bowen Hein, ninth grader Kayen Hein and 10th grader Sayde Hein.

School officials were on hand to remind students about rules, and officers of the Perry Police Department kept watch over activities at the Perry Elementary, Middle and High Schools, with the new access routes and parking lots at the elementary school given special attention.

Perry Elementary School Principal Trevor Miller, right, helped direct students and parents in the new parking lot and drive-through routes.
Perry Elementary School Principal Trevor Miller, right, helped direct students and parents in the new parking lot and drive-through routes.

Trevor Miller, Perry Elementary School principal, was on hand to help students and parents find their way through the new arrangements and ensure safe arrivals.

045 schoolAcross town, members of Perry’s American Legion Post 85 raised the flag at St. Patrick’s School, and Principal Doug Latham read an account of the origin of the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” by Francis Scott Key.

First-day pictures in front of the school sign is a tradition carried on at St. Patrick’s School, and many parents and students took their turn.

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Kerry Hastings takes a picture of her daughter, Libby Hastings.
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St. Pat’s students, from left, Juana Calderon, Chloe Hurley, Isaiah Christensen, Diego Diaz and Christopher Carillo pose for a first-day photo.
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The first day of school at St. Patrick’s started with a photograph for these young people and their parents.

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