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First Day of School Done, More than 100 Days to Go

Cumming Patch spends time at Pinecrest Academy on the first day of the 2011-12 school year.

Pinecrest Academy’s middle and upper schools started back to school Thursday.

As the bell rang to announce the next period, noise filled the empty hallways, followed by smiling faces. Lockers slammed as books were grabbed and students headed to their next class on Thursday afternoon.

Teachers greeted their former students, and new teachers introduced themselves with a quick biography at the start of class.

Though most classes only reviewed objectives per their syllabi, some teachers got a head start on the new school year with a quick review of previously learned material.

Some of the students were absent on the first day of class, as they were preparing to fly overseas for the World Youth Day Festival in Madrid next week; in which Pope Benedict XVI will be present.

Though the students will be absent, they were asked to stay on top of their studies and were assigned homework to complete while gone.

The middle school boys had a special discussion about Madrid during their Spanish class, as it pertained to the upcoming event.

Here is a look at the first day of school at Pinecrest Academy in Cummng through our series of photographs.

Liz Bartling August 12, 2011 at 07:14 PM
What a wonderful article and great pictures! My daughter attends Pinecrest and loves it there!
Kate Awtrey August 12, 2011 at 08:07 PM
Thank you for the kind words! Glad you enjoyed. :)
Liz Kennedy August 12, 2011 at 09:38 PM
Hi Vivian, like Kate said we are glad you enjoyed the words and many different faces! Does anyone have a favorite photo?
Nancy thompson August 13, 2011 at 02:35 AM
Yes, the photo of the young lady in picture 20. She is not only beautiful outside, she is a beautiful young lady on the inside. A great example of the virtues Pinecrest teaches their students. Also loved the picture of the rules.....and bookbags...
Liz Bartling August 13, 2011 at 10:38 AM
. . . and the photo of the Bible mixed in with all the books - - beautiful!

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