8/28/13 “Monday, First Day of School: What advice do you give to the students?”

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“Monday, First Day of School: What advice do you give to the students?”

Photos by Karen Carter/Mebane Enterprise
The Mebane Enterprise 8/28/13  
Reprinted with permission.

On the first day of school on Monday, Audrey Garrett Elementary School in Mebane welcomes Julie DiLello (left) on her first day as an assistant teacher. Her daughter Elayna DiLello is a student at Garrett. Julie DiLello gives this advice to students: “Stay focused. Listen to the rules. Eat a healthy breakfast to start the day off right.”

Tammy Teal (right) kindergarten teacher hugs her student Sarah Beth Jones in the lunchroom the first day of school on Monday at Audrey Garrett Elementary School in Mebane. Principal Michelle Ammann (not pictured) selected Teal for the photo because “she is the mentor of everyone.” Teal is retiring this year; this is the last day of her first day at school. For advice to this year’s students, Teal says: “Be good listeners, work really hard. Have a lot of fun.”

On the first day of school on Monday, Audrey Garrett Elementary School in Mebane welcomes Julie DiLello (left) on her first day as an assistant teacher. Her daughter Elayna DiLello is a student at Garrett. Julie DiLello gives this advice to students: “Stay focused. Listen to the rules. Eat a healthy breakfast to start the day off right.”

Tammy Teal (right) kindergarten teacher hugs her student Sarah Beth Jones in the lunchroom the first day of school on Monday at Audrey Garrett Elementary School in Mebane. Principal Michelle Ammann (not pictured) selected Teal for the photo because “she is the mentor of everyone.” Teal is retiring this year; this is the last day of her first day at school. For advice to this year’s students, Teal says: “Be good listeners, work really hard. Have a lot of fun.”

Woodlawn Middle School Chorus and Theater teacher Elizabeth Zint gives the following advice to students: “Get lots of sleep. Be prepared. It’s easier to stay caught up than to try to catch up.” Cindy Greenert, an eighth-grade teacher at Woodlawn Middle School, offers advice to students: “Be open-minded. Be ready for an exciting year of learning.”

Woodlawn Middle School Chorus and Theater teacher Elizabeth Zint gives the following advice to students: “Get lots of sleep. Be prepared. It’s easier to stay caught up than to try to catch up.”

Cindy Greenert, an eighth-grade teacher at Woodlawn Middle School, offers advice to students: “Be open-minded. Be ready for an exciting year of learning.”