Preparations Gear Up for School Year

Published in print and online at The Auburn Journal August 17, 2009

Mapping Out the Semester: Preparations Gear Up for School Year

Local students are in the final stretch of summer as teachers and parents get ready for the return to school.

Classes begin at most Auburn-area schools this week, which means the next few days will be full of preparation, at home and in the classroom.

E.V. Cain Middle School teacher Olivia Conn has her classroom just about ready for a new group of seventh-graders.

“I’m really looking forward to the school year,” she said. “I’ve been here all week preparing.”

In addition to getting her classroom ready, Conn has been busy setting up a class Web site. This will be a lifesaver for many parents who will find it easier to keep up on their children’s classroom activities…

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