FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

September 04, 2002 11:00 pm
LeeAnn Blackman, 5, of La Grande receives encouraging words... (The Observer/LAURA MACKIE-HANCOCK).
LeeAnn Blackman, 5, of La Grande receives encouraging words... (The Observer/LAURA MACKIE-HANCOCK).

The Observer/LAURA MACKIE-HANCOCK

LeeAnn Blackman, 5, of La Grande receives encouraging words from her mother Candy Wednesday morning as she begins her first day as a kindergartner at Willow Elementary School. During the first week of school at Willow, seven students are brought into the kindergarten classroom per day, providing them with a comfortable environment to be tested and to become acquainted with their teacher and each other.