Published: 2:47 pm, Thu. August 8th, 2013Updated: 2:19 pm
Above, Yeso Elementary School Assistant Principal Liz Ironmonger,background left, and Principal Danny Parker, background right, meet Jerrie Darnell’s class this morning as eight of Artesia’s public schools headed back to class for the 2013-14 school year. “Last year, we had 460 students, and this year that number increased to a whopping 500,” said Parker. Top, Central Elementary School first-grader Xavier Lujan was greeted at the door by Principal Tammy Davis. 3rd from top, elementary school students board the bus, and 2nd from top, Grand Heights Early Childhood Center Secretary Christie Shearman helps Orion Livingston through a case of the jitters as academic screenings began at the kindergarten. Classes at Grand Heights will commence Wednesday.
Grace Miller – Daily Press