High Point school begins new school year

Anita McDonald, kindergarten teacher, at High Point R-III displays a Class of 2027 shirt symbolizing the date these youngsters will be graduating from high school.

Anita McDonald, kindergarten teacher, at High Point R-III displays a Class of 2027 shirt symbolizing the date these youngsters will be graduating from high school. Photo by Paula Earls.

Excitement filled the air at High Point R-III school as classes began Thursday, Aug. 14, with Stan Elliott at the helm as administrator. Elliott welcomed students as they arrived with a huge smile. High Point has an enrollment of 81 students for the 2014-15 school year.

Many parents and grandparents accompanied students for the first day, however, some arrived by buses driven by Phil Wyrick and Kerry Eidson. Parents were eagerly welcomed with a smile from secretary Susan Little who assisted them.

When breakfast was ready to be served the students went to the cafeteria where cook Amanda Barbour had prepared a wonderful first day of school breakfast to include pancakes, syrup, oranges and milk. Students enjoyed breakfast while visiting with classmates.

After breakfast the students were dismissed by grades to begin the 2014-2015 year.

High Point’s teachers and staff for the year include Stan Elliott, Administrator;

kindergarten - Anita McDonald; first and second grade - Ashley Groose; third and fourth grade - Galen Maples; fifth and sixth grade teacher, Debbie Hartman; seventh and eighth grade teacher, Bruce Gibson; fifth-eighth grade science teacher, Kerry Eidson; P.E. and Computers - Cathy Kliethermes filling in for Josh Wiltfong who is on military leave; music, library and art teacher, Sonda Brown; Title 1 - Carolyn Hughes; Special Education - Kelly Brennan; secretary - Susan Little; custodian - Joe Koskie;

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