Making the final preparations

Staff Photo: Robert Porter

Marshann Johnson, a paraprofessional in Wanda Bristow's pre-kindergarten class at Sims Elementary School, works to decorate the classroom Thursday in preparation for the first day of school. Pre-K classes were added this year to Sims and Hightower elementary schools. Programs were already in place at C.J. Hicks, Flat Shoals, J.H. House, Peek's Chapel, Pine Street and Shoal Creek elementary schools and the Rockdale Career Academy.