Schools reopen with flurry of fall excitement in Perry

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Nothing can quite equal the excitement of starting a new school year, and the buzz was palpable Thursday morning in the schoolyards of Perry.

Jim “Sarge” Cornelius of Perry brought his grandkids to school in a very traditional way — on horseback. Fifth-grader Hanna Sucher and second-grader Austin Sucher followed their grandpa on the 50-minute ride from home to St. Patrick Catholic School. Thier mom, Cathie Sucher, and grandma, Pat Cornelius, arrived by less traditional means of transportation.

The front-entrance turnaround at the Perry Elementary School saw a steady stream of vehicles filled with kids, with first-year Title I reader teacher Miranda Struck keeping order as last-minute walkers crossed paths with drivers on the edge of the busy yard.

Even the brunch-sharing group of retired faculty and staff, the Dallas County Area Retired School Personnel Association, were astir with excitement, showing the thrill of fall reunions never wears off.

ThePerryNews.com wishes all the young scholars and their mentors are happy and productive school year.

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