The last day of August was the first day of school for Natick kids who seemed to leave summer behind with hardly a backward glance as they hustled up the hill to Johnson Elementary School.
With temperatures expected to rise into the mid-80s on day one, there wasn’t a fall jacket or sweater to be seen. Most kids opted for a casual back-to-school look of shorts, skirts, and t-shirts, attire that should keep them comfortable in the 73-year old Johnson School building that isn’t exactly air conditioned. (Fans do their darndest to keep everyone cool, though).
It was also a first day at Johnson School for Principal John Jordan, who was named to the top job in an interim role earlier this summer. Meanwhile, across the border in Wellesley, former Johnson School principal Jordan Hoffman logged a first day of her own as principal at Schofield Elementary School. Got all those J-words straight? Good.
Welcome to all newcomers in town, whether faculty, staff, or families, and welcome back to all you seasoned veterans.
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Dennis McCormick says
Thank you for covering Johnson School opening. There is a countdown before it closes for good. Our son and his family live directly across the street from the school, and we will all miss the activity over there when classes are out for good. A gem of a school.