Back To School 2012
Date: 8/20/2012 Album ID: 1519453
Photos by Rachel Rodemann
Area kids head back to school for their first day, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.
Cameo Sheppard reaches for markers on his first day of class at Howard Elementary, Monday afternoon.
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Cooper Pogue,, 5, clings to his father, Thomas Pogue’s hand at the start of his first day of kindergarten, Monday morning at City Heights Elementary in Van Buren.
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Brian Ibara traces his name on his first day of class, Monday, at Spradling Elementary in Fort Smith.
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Ryleigh Bean, a first grade student at Spradling Elementary in Fort Smith recites letters and their different sounds with her class on the first day of school, Monday.
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Caroline Wesson, a first grader, rolls play dough in her hands and listens as her first grade teacher, Krista Brown, instructs students to attempt to make letters with the dough, Monday morning at Central Elementary School in Van Buren.
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Omar Cruz, a fifth-grade student at Spradling Elementary in Fort Smith works on a mini computer during the first day of class, Monday.
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Sherie Cormack, English teacher at the Van Buren Freshman Academy instructs students regarding their seating assignments at schedules, during the first day of class, Monday.
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Jonathon Mankins readies his class folder during his first day in Mrs. Hatfield’s second grade class, Monday at Central Elementary School in Van Buren. Central is one of several schools that changed demographics this year, switching from a former middle school to an elementary school.
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Ana Vongphachanh writes her name in crayon before napt-time in Mrs. Barker's kindergarten class, Monday at Howard Elementary School in Fort Smith.
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Cooper Pogue,, 5, clings to his father, Thomas Pogue’s hand at the start of his first day of kindergarten, Monday morning at City Heights Elementary in Van Buren.
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Jared Alvardo, a first grader separates play dough after his first grade teacher, Krista Brown, asked students to attempt to make letters, Monday morning at Central Elementary School in Van Buren.
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Addison Bieker, 5, hugs her mother Nicole before heading off to her first day of kindergarten at City Heights Elementary in  Van Buren
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Cooper Pogue,, 5, clings to his father, Thomas Pogue’s hand at the start of his first day of kindergarten, Monday morning at City Heights Elementary in Van Buren.
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Addison Bieker, 5, tightens her backpack on her first day of kindergarten at City Heights Elementary in  Van Buren
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Amiyah McKinney, a second grader with Ms. Brown's class, points to the word safe, after Ms. Neely, left, Howard Elementary School's art teacher, called her up for defining the word properly.
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