by Audrey Thomasson
Tuesday is the dawn of a new school year for Northumberland students. Youth will reconnect with friends, take part in new programs and find a number of new administrators and teachers in the hallways and classrooms—all ready to get them on the road to academic success.
The instructional day will begin at 8:05 a.m., with the final bell at 3:15 p.m. School buses will begin departing at 3:25 p.m.
Last year, students were introduced to the behavioral program known as Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). This year PBIS will be fully implemented across the division to teach discipline and reward positive behavior—an important key to improving academics.
There will be a lot of Indian pride this year with two former students moving into principal positions. According to school board chairman Betty Christopher, she taught elementary school principal Stephanie Saville Baker, a 1998 graduate of Northumberland High School and middle school principal Javornda Ashton, who graduated in 2001.
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