Here’s to New Beginnings!

Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings.

Three schools in Mableton celebrate new beginnings with name changes and new buildings.

So, I close my eyes to old ends and open my heart to new beginnings- Nick Frederickson 

Each year we welcome the hustle and bustle of students anxiously racing through the corridors of the school building seeking new adventures. Although the start of this school year deferred such excitement, new beginnings for some schools brought much to be celebrated. A new building, new school names, and new colleagues across the hall gave teachers and school leaders a new outlook on our current circumstance.

Three schools in Mableton, Georgia celebrated new beginnings this year and boy are they thrilled. Riverside Elementary (formerly Riverside Primary) opened its doors to 2nd through 5th grade students and City View Elementary (formerly Riverside Intermediate) embraced Kindergarten and 1st grade students into the fold. With their new names, both schools now serve K-5 students. Clay Elementary and Harmony-Leland Elementary united to fill a brand-new building with a melodic harmony so sweet, the students are in for a real treat.  Colleagues from these two schools occupy one space as a new family. 

Amid these unprecedented times, we can all learn something about resilience from the leaders and staff of City View Elementary, Riverside Elementary, and Clay Harmony Leland Elementary as each school embraces a new beginning. 

Tiffany Honoré, Director
Title I

Contributing Author: Title I Academic Coaches

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