Acadia opens up '08–'09 school year
By Howell Dennis
CROWLEY – Acadia parish public school students filed into schools Wednesday for their first day of classes for the 2008-09 school year. Many of the younger students - some excited, some long-faced - gave their parent’s a long hug before they made their way to class.
School buses lined streets such as Northern Ave. and Hutchinson Ave. as the school year’s traffic laws officially went into effect.
“This is definitely the hardest day of the year to get the drivers to slow down after they’ve been driving the same way all summer,” said one crossing guard. “I’m sure they’ll be used to it within a few weeks.”
At North Crowley, the students hurriedly raced towards their classes to see their friends and find out who their teachers would be. School administrators were busy herding the students in their proper direction.
For some of the parents it seemed, their vacation began yesterday.
“My summer vacation starts right now,” laughed Dora Scott as she dropped of her daughter at North Crowley Elementary. “I will miss having my daughter around, but having a house full of kids was getting kind of old.”
According to South Crowley Elementary principal Bob Gates things have gone quite smoothly thus far.
“We have some veteran teachers who are quite good at getting the students adapted,” said Gates. “In short, we couldn’t ask for a better beginning to our first day.”
Northside Christian and St. Michael Catholic School are scheduled to begin class today, and Notre Dame seniors and freshman reporting today also, with juniors and sophomores reporting tomorrow.