School is now in session in Georgetown County
With the exception of some long vehicle lines at many of the schools, the first morning of the new school year seems to have been a rather smooth experience for parents and students.
There were lots of hugs — and even a few tears — as parents drooped off their children, some for their very first day of school.
At Kensington Elementary, 8-year-old Ashley Johnson arrived with a bundle of roses for her teacher, Robin Dawson.
Like most principals in the district, KES Principal Fedrick Cohens stood outside greeting students as they arrived.
Tammy Pruett said the car lines at Waccamaw Intermediate were “smooth.” However, she said, parking at Waccamaw Elementary was “a nightmare.”
Local police and the Sheriff’s Office had law enforcement on hand at each school directing traffic.
It was also the very first day for the new Georgetown School of Arts and Sciences, a new private college preparatory school housed in the Winyah Auditorium building.
The school — which serves grades 6 to 12, will be based in six classrooms adjacent to the Winyah Auditorium, said Dr. Gary Gates, head of school and one of the teachers.
The 25 students and many of their parents attended an orientation before the first day of classes began.
Read much more on the new school year in Friday’s Georgetown Times.
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