School bell rings
By Tim Marsden
August 26, 2008
Metlakatla, Alaska - Monday was the first day of school on Annette
Island as remnants of summer began to fade into obscurity.
By 8:00 a.m. the hallways of the Richard Johnson elementary are
alive with chatter and foot traffic. The excitement of returning
to school fills the morning air as small voices exchange stories
of recent summer adventures.
Photographed are five-year-old
Elijah Caspersen & five-year-old Jourdyn Janes. Both, kindergarteners
in Miss. Shannon Dodge' class. Photo taken by .
Photo by TIM MARSDEN
Elementary Secretary, Jody Caspersen, is no stranger to the commotion
of first day activities and welcomes the enthusiasm and zeal,
"There are a lot of happy students and parents". said
Caspersen, regarding the return of her students from summer vacation.
"Everyone's excited to be back - all the students and parents
are eager to start the new year".
One hundred and forty six students
are enrolled at the Richard Johnson elementary this year, according
to Secretary Caspersen who adds, "It's good to be back to
work, Helping students and teachers".
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