Students, officials across Miss-Lou gear up to begin new school year

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 1, 2001

Over the next few weeks Miss-Lou children will gather their books and pencils and prepare for school.

Seven school systems in Concordia Parish and Natchez will begin the 2001-02 school year this month and school officials are busy preparing for the arrival of students.

&uot;We’re just trying to put the finishing touches to everything now,&uot; said Rufus Carlock, superintendent of Adams County Christian School.

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ACCS will begin classes Aug. 13, with an estimated enrollment of 650.

Across Adams County, Trinity Episcopal Day School will begin classes next week on Aug. 9.

&uot;We’re all ready,&uot; said Principal Dr. Delecia Carey.

She expects to have about 315 students this year.

&uot;We’re excited. We’ve got some great new teachers on board, and we think we’re going to have a great year,&uot; Carey said.

Millicent Mayo, public relations coordinator for the Natchez-Adams School District, said about 5,100 students will also begin classes at the public school system’s seven campuses on Aug. 9.

&uot;I’ve been out to some of the schools and they’re all working in their classes,&uot; Mayo said. &uot;It looks like everybody’s about ready.&uot;

In Louisiana, the Concordia Parish School District will begin classes Aug. 20 and Huntington School will begin classes Aug. 15.

&uot;We’re just getting our plans (together) to have a nice uneventful start of the school year,&uot; said Emily Guida, the elementary supervisor at Huntington School. &uot;We’re ready to go and looking forward to a good year.&uot;