Miss Bindergarten at
The book, “Miss Bindergarten
Gets Ready for Kindergarten” by Joseph Slate, the teacher,
Miss Bindergarten is preparing for the first day of
kindergarten while her new students, whose names begin with
each letter of the alphabet, are on their way to school.
their very own Miss Bindergarten aka Mrs. Adams on the first
day of kindergarten. Mrs. Adams, dressed in full attire as
Miss Bindergarten, welcomed her new students to school. She
read the book and did various activities with the letters of
the alphabet and the children’s names to get the
kindergarten year started. By the end of the day, “Miss
Bindergarten” claimed that this would be the best class that
she has ever had.
SH First Day
The first day for students at Sloan-Hendrix was not only the
first day for students to go on to the next grade level but
also the first day for a lot of new students to attend SH.
With the increase in enrollment, there were expected
challenges when it came to bus routes, breakfast and lunch
times, and schedule rotations. However, the day flowed
along very smoothly. “Faculty and staff are to be commended
for being prepared professionally,” stated Rick Tate,
elementary and middle school principal. Mr. Rorex, high
school principal, agreed that the faculty and staff excelled
in adhering to any struggles that occurred.
When asked about their favorite part of the
first day of school, seventh grade student, Madison Luffman,
said that she enjoyed getting to be with her friends again.
First grader, Devon Comstock, liked his teacher, Mrs. Wells,
and getting to play on the big playground at recess time.
Middle school students were given tours of each of their
classes so that they would be able to understand where they
needed to be and when they needed to be there.
Although, as with any new school year, there
were a few “kinks,” SH students, families, faculty and
staff, have proven what a successful school year this will
work out to be.
Open House Brings In
a Big Crowd at SH
The Sloan-Hendrix School
District offered Open House, Meet-the-Teacher evening on
Monday, August 16th. Students and their families
were given the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher(s)
and see their classrooms. Also, several elementary students
were able to bring school supplies to reduce the amount of
materials that they had to carry in on the first day of
school. The Open House event was very well attended. “We
are very excited about the upcoming school year. When we
had such a good number of attendees for the evening event,
it was a positive sign of the amount of parental involvement
that we will have for the year,” stated Rick Tate,
elementary and middle school principal, “we know that we
have several challenges ahead of us but with the support of
the families, we are very excited about accomplishing the
goals that we have set forth for the upcoming school year.
I truly appreciate all of the families that were able to
attend. It makes a big difference in a child’s educate when
he/she knows that their family supports the educational