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08/25/09 — Back in class

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Back in class

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on August 25, 2009 1:46 PM

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Dillard Middle School teacher Carlton Stevens, left, helps seventh-grade student Shutonea Fisher find her classroom this morning on her first day back to school.

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Donovan Banks, center, and his mother, Denise Banks, left, greet his new second-grade teacher at Meadow Lane Elementary School, Sybil Wallace, with some classroom supplies this morning. More than 19,000 students in Wayne County started school today. Kindergarten classes for the remainder of the week will be staggered to allow students to transition into the routine.

Sonja Emerson, assistant principal at Tommy's Road Elementary School, was positioned outside the entrance bright and early this morning. She cheerily greeted students and parents, who began to arrive shortly after 7:30. "Good morning, Linwood," she said to one. "You're...

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