Off to see the teachers


Miami Trace Middle School started bright and early at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday with a fleet of buses delivering students for their first day of school.

Miami Trace Middle School started bright and early at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday with a fleet of buses delivering students for their first day of school.


Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

A mob of Miami Trace Middle School students left the buses for their first day of instruction.


Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace Resource Officer and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Monty Coe and Miami Trace High School Athletic Director Aaron Hammond keep an eye on the high school students as they enter for their first day.


Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace High School teacher Miss Morgan Olaker meets with her homeroom class first thing Wednesday morning to discuss important information for the start up of the 2019-2020 school year.


Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Students at the Miami Trace Elementary School were greeted by teachers and staff as they left the bus Wednesday morning.


Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace Elementary Grades 3-5 Assistant Principal Justin Lanman and his son Liam Lanman started even earlier than most Miami Trace Elementary students as they prepared to receive buses and parents for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year.


Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Jack Hamilton started the first grade on Wednesday while also celebrating his 7th birthday. Happy birthday Jack!


Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace Elementary students arrive early Wednesday morning for the first day of school.


Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace Elementary PreK-2 Assistant Principal Nicole Fatica-Mavis and her son Ike Mavis start their day early Wednesday as they prepared for school.


Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Students came prepared with supplies for both themselves and the classrooms.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Fourth grader Alexis Smith passed out hugs on her way into Belle Aire. One person that received a hug was Superintendent Tom Bailey.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Buses dropped students off in the designated area along a sidewalk. The students then walked calmly into the school.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

When students arrived at Belle Aire Intermediate School on the first day of school Wednesday, they entered the cafeteria for breakfast and to listen to assistant principal Brian Cartwright speak. Due to staggered start dates this year, third graders won’t begin school until Monday.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Belle Aire student James Bunch (L) laughed at teacher Colleen Coole (R) as she cheered the students on during their walk from bus to cafeteria.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

The Belle Aire third grade teachers along with a few others were helping with Developmental Reading Assessment testing since the third graders won’t start school until Monday. Some of those helping included (back L-R): Randi DeWees, Ashley DeAtley, Ray Anderson, Rebecca Matthews (a Washington Middle School language arts teacher), Mary Bailey (a substitute) and Jacki Webb: (front L-R) Jill Sanderson, Rachel Metcalf and Paige Bihl.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

(L-R) Belle Aire Intermediate Principal Jeff Conroy, Washington Court House City Schools Superintendent Tom Bailey and Belle Aire Intervention Fifth Grade Math Teacher Colleen Coole stayed outside to greet students as they arrived by bus.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Belle Aire teacher Colleen Coole (L) gave a high-five to student Logan Cox (R) as she got off her bus for the first day of school.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace art teacher Lyndsey Mincey and her son Isaac Mincey arrive at the Miami Trace Middle School early Wednesday.


Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace Middle School started bright and early at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday with a fleet of buses delivering students for their first day of school.

A mob of Miami Trace Middle School students left the buses for their first day of instruction.

Miami Trace Resource Officer and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Monty Coe and Miami Trace High School Athletic Director Aaron Hammond keep an eye on the high school students as they enter for their first day.

Miami Trace High School teacher Miss Morgan Olaker meets with her homeroom class first thing Wednesday morning to discuss important information for the start up of the 2019-2020 school year.

Students at the Miami Trace Elementary School were greeted by teachers and staff as they left the bus Wednesday morning.

Miami Trace Elementary Grades 3-5 Assistant Principal Justin Lanman and his son Liam Lanman started even earlier than most Miami Trace Elementary students as they prepared to receive buses and parents for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year.

Jack Hamilton started the first grade on Wednesday while also celebrating his 7th birthday. Happy birthday Jack!

Miami Trace Elementary students arrive early Wednesday morning for the first day of school.

Miami Trace Elementary PreK-2 Assistant Principal Nicole Fatica-Mavis and her son Ike Mavis start their day early Wednesday as they prepared for school.

Students came prepared with supplies for both themselves and the classrooms.

Fourth grader Alexis Smith passed out hugs on her way into Belle Aire. One person that received a hug was Superintendent Tom Bailey.

Buses dropped students off in the designated area along a sidewalk. The students then walked calmly into the school.

When students arrived at Belle Aire Intermediate School on the first day of school Wednesday, they entered the cafeteria for breakfast and to listen to assistant principal Brian Cartwright speak. Due to staggered start dates this year, third graders won’t begin school until Monday.

Belle Aire student James Bunch (L) laughed at teacher Colleen Coole (R) as she cheered the students on during their walk from bus to cafeteria.

The Belle Aire third grade teachers along with a few others were helping with Developmental Reading Assessment testing since the third graders won’t start school until Monday. Some of those helping included (back L-R): Randi DeWees, Ashley DeAtley, Ray Anderson, Rebecca Matthews (a Washington Middle School language arts teacher), Mary Bailey (a substitute) and Jacki Webb: (front L-R) Jill Sanderson, Rachel Metcalf and Paige Bihl.

(L-R) Belle Aire Intermediate Principal Jeff Conroy, Washington Court House City Schools Superintendent Tom Bailey and Belle Aire Intervention Fifth Grade Math Teacher Colleen Coole stayed outside to greet students as they arrived by bus.

Belle Aire teacher Colleen Coole (L) gave a high-five to student Logan Cox (R) as she got off her bus for the first day of school.

Miami Trace art teacher Lyndsey Mincey and her son Isaac Mincey arrive at the Miami Trace Middle School early Wednesday.

Miami Trace Middle School started bright and early at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday with a fleet of buses delivering students for their first day of school.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_IMG_4935.jpgMiami Trace Middle School started bright and early at 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday with a fleet of buses delivering students for their first day of school. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

A mob of Miami Trace Middle School students left the buses for their first day of instruction.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_IMG_4955.jpgA mob of Miami Trace Middle School students left the buses for their first day of instruction. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace Resource Officer and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Monty Coe and Miami Trace High School Athletic Director Aaron Hammond keep an eye on the high school students as they enter for their first day.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_IMG_4963.jpgMiami Trace Resource Officer and Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Monty Coe and Miami Trace High School Athletic Director Aaron Hammond keep an eye on the high school students as they enter for their first day. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace High School teacher Miss Morgan Olaker meets with her homeroom class first thing Wednesday morning to discuss important information for the start up of the 2019-2020 school year.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_IMG_4971.jpgMiami Trace High School teacher Miss Morgan Olaker meets with her homeroom class first thing Wednesday morning to discuss important information for the start up of the 2019-2020 school year. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Students at the Miami Trace Elementary School were greeted by teachers and staff as they left the bus Wednesday morning.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_IMG_4994.jpgStudents at the Miami Trace Elementary School were greeted by teachers and staff as they left the bus Wednesday morning. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace Elementary Grades 3-5 Assistant Principal Justin Lanman and his son Liam Lanman started even earlier than most Miami Trace Elementary students as they prepared to receive buses and parents for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_IMG_4979.jpgMiami Trace Elementary Grades 3-5 Assistant Principal Justin Lanman and his son Liam Lanman started even earlier than most Miami Trace Elementary students as they prepared to receive buses and parents for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Jack Hamilton started the first grade on Wednesday while also celebrating his 7th birthday. Happy birthday Jack!
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_IMG_4981.jpgJack Hamilton started the first grade on Wednesday while also celebrating his 7th birthday. Happy birthday Jack! Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace Elementary students arrive early Wednesday morning for the first day of school.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_IMG_4987.jpgMiami Trace Elementary students arrive early Wednesday morning for the first day of school. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace Elementary PreK-2 Assistant Principal Nicole Fatica-Mavis and her son Ike Mavis start their day early Wednesday as they prepared for school.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_IMG_4976.jpgMiami Trace Elementary PreK-2 Assistant Principal Nicole Fatica-Mavis and her son Ike Mavis start their day early Wednesday as they prepared for school. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Students came prepared with supplies for both themselves and the classrooms.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_20190814_074636.jpgStudents came prepared with supplies for both themselves and the classrooms. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Fourth grader Alexis Smith passed out hugs on her way into Belle Aire. One person that received a hug was Superintendent Tom Bailey.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_20190814_074714.jpgFourth grader Alexis Smith passed out hugs on her way into Belle Aire. One person that received a hug was Superintendent Tom Bailey. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Buses dropped students off in the designated area along a sidewalk. The students then walked calmly into the school.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_20190814_074851.jpgBuses dropped students off in the designated area along a sidewalk. The students then walked calmly into the school. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

When students arrived at Belle Aire Intermediate School on the first day of school Wednesday, they entered the cafeteria for breakfast and to listen to assistant principal Brian Cartwright speak. Due to staggered start dates this year, third graders won’t begin school until Monday.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_20190814_075628.jpgWhen students arrived at Belle Aire Intermediate School on the first day of school Wednesday, they entered the cafeteria for breakfast and to listen to assistant principal Brian Cartwright speak. Due to staggered start dates this year, third graders won’t begin school until Monday. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Belle Aire student James Bunch (L) laughed at teacher Colleen Coole (R) as she cheered the students on during their walk from bus to cafeteria.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_20190814_075746.jpgBelle Aire student James Bunch (L) laughed at teacher Colleen Coole (R) as she cheered the students on during their walk from bus to cafeteria. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

The Belle Aire third grade teachers along with a few others were helping with Developmental Reading Assessment testing since the third graders won’t start school until Monday. Some of those helping included (back L-R): Randi DeWees, Ashley DeAtley, Ray Anderson, Rebecca Matthews (a Washington Middle School language arts teacher), Mary Bailey (a substitute) and Jacki Webb: (front L-R) Jill Sanderson, Rachel Metcalf and Paige Bihl.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_20190814_080515.jpgThe Belle Aire third grade teachers along with a few others were helping with Developmental Reading Assessment testing since the third graders won’t start school until Monday. Some of those helping included (back L-R): Randi DeWees, Ashley DeAtley, Ray Anderson, Rebecca Matthews (a Washington Middle School language arts teacher), Mary Bailey (a substitute) and Jacki Webb: (front L-R) Jill Sanderson, Rachel Metcalf and Paige Bihl. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

(L-R) Belle Aire Intermediate Principal Jeff Conroy, Washington Court House City Schools Superintendent Tom Bailey and Belle Aire Intervention Fifth Grade Math Teacher Colleen Coole stayed outside to greet students as they arrived by bus.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_20190814_074310.jpg(L-R) Belle Aire Intermediate Principal Jeff Conroy, Washington Court House City Schools Superintendent Tom Bailey and Belle Aire Intervention Fifth Grade Math Teacher Colleen Coole stayed outside to greet students as they arrived by bus. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Belle Aire teacher Colleen Coole (L) gave a high-five to student Logan Cox (R) as she got off her bus for the first day of school.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_20190814_074415.jpgBelle Aire teacher Colleen Coole (L) gave a high-five to student Logan Cox (R) as she got off her bus for the first day of school. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos

Miami Trace art teacher Lyndsey Mincey and her son Isaac Mincey arrive at the Miami Trace Middle School early Wednesday.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2019/08/web1_IMG_4934.jpgMiami Trace art teacher Lyndsey Mincey and her son Isaac Mincey arrive at the Miami Trace Middle School early Wednesday. Jennifer Woods | Record-Herald photos