Brandon Burns, left, walks his daughter, Hailey Burns, to class on the first day of school. Hailey Burns is a second-grade student at Graford Elementary.
Brandon Burns, left, walks his daughter, Hailey Burns, to class on the first day of school. Hailey Burns is a second-grade student at Graford Elementary. (Mary Richardson Sun staff)
Graford Independent School District began its first day of classes with a total of 325 students.
“There were 189 children enrolled in the elementary school, Pre-K through sixth grade,” reported Christy Hendershott, elementary school secretary.
“In seventh through 12th grade, we have 136 students, but that number will most likely go up by the end of the week,” said Tammy Walker, high school secretary.
Wes Corzine, elementary school principal, said that it went fairly smooth and he was glad that it did.
Members of the Parents and Teachers Organization were on hand to give parents a support breakfast, the PTO’s BooHoo/Yahoo breakfast, in the library after everyone got their children settled into class.
On her way to class the first day of school, Graford fourth-grader Patience Hardoncourt carries her supplies. Behind her, left to right, Timberlee Timmons,
On her way to class the first day of school, Graford fourth-grader Patience Hardoncourt carries her supplies. Behind her, left to right, Timberlee Timmons, Pre-K student Jayla Reyes and Jason Hardoncourt stop to talk with Lexia Lemley, Graford Parent and Teacher Organization president, as she invites them to the PTO BooHoo/Yahoo Breakfast at the school library. (Mary Richardson Sun staff)

PTO members are Lexia Lemley, president; Caramie Perry, first vice president over membership; Megan Ragle and Nicole Randall, co-vice presidents and co-chairs of programs and bigger events; Robin Bloxham, vice president over fundraising; Kelli Glover, treasurer; and Amber Winder, secretary.

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The first morning of school, Shasta Welch, left, and her brother, Shawn Welch, walk down the sidewalk. They are ninth-grade students at Graford.
The first morning of school, Shasta Welch, left, and her brother, Shawn Welch, walk down the sidewalk. They are ninth-grade students at Graford. (Mary Richardson Sun staff)