Bolton Center School starts on schedule
By Martha Marteney - Staff Writer
Bolton - posted Thu., Sep. 8, 2011
Bolton Center School started on schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with excitement and a little rain in the air.
“I’m thrilled the rain held off,” said Principal Mary Grande. She said she was looking forward to the excitement the children bring to the school each year. The new student orientation was postponed by two days, due to the power outage resulting from the previous week's tropical storm.
Grande welcomed the students at the buses, and the children were escorted into the gym to meet their classmates and teachers. Due to an increase in enrollment numbers, Vanessa Ardry was hired as a first-grade teacher, bringing the total number of first-grade classes to four. According to Grande, other new staff members include half-time kindergarten teacher Stacy Dutil and language arts teacher Colin Dennis. Assistant Principal Andy Gonzalez started in July 2011.
Speaking about the Bolton High School renovations, superintendent Paul Smith said, “It was an ambitious schedule.” The first day of school was scheduled after Labor Day to provide enough time for the renovations to be completed. “All the classrooms are brand new,” said Smith. “Our kids will be excited to learn in an environment that’s all new.”