Taylorsville Elementary School 5th grade teacher Devona Hickerson got to know her students on the first day of classes, and encouraged some of them to talk about their impressions of the new school.
New TES opens with excitement


Smooth opening for schools

The surroundings were new, but the routine was familiar as Taylorsville Elementary School Principal Steven Rucker stood in the middle of the floor and got the attention of about six hundred students who had gathered in the gymnasium of the new TES Wednesday morning for the first day of school.

Rucker made the morning assembly a tradition over the years, and has carried it over to the new facility. As an excited buzz filled the gym, Rucker was able to bring the room to order.