She is spending the week organizing her classroom materials and preplanning, along with the other Newton County teachers. She said she is excited to begin the school year even after 17 years of teaching.

She is spending the week organizing her classroom materials and preplanning, along with the other Newton County teachers. She said she is excited to begin the school year even after 17 years of teaching.

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Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Shannon at Middle Ridge Elementary School has little left to do to get her classroom ready for the first day of school Friday. By Monday, she already had most of her classroom decorated with learning tools for her students. Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith