[Posted on Sep 02, 2015 | 280 views]
In a view from the second floor, two men worked to install a cabinet while other furnishings at Gloucester’s Page Middle School await unwrapping and placement. Photo by Kim Robins
Language arts teacher Patty Drake was among the Page Middle School staffers who were finally able to set up their classrooms on Tuesday. Photo by Kim Robins
Boxes of ceiling tiles were stacked outside of the cafeteria serving area at the new Page Middle School on Tuesday. Photo by Kim Robins
Workers passed through a first-floor corridor at Page Middle School Tuesday where cafeteria tables and other furnishings were temporarily situated. Photo by Kim Robins
Achilles Elementary teacher Debbie Jackson sorted through supplies as she set up her second grade classroom on Tuesday. Jackson holds a degree in biology and was a school volunteer and a teacher assistant before pursuing her teaching credentials. “It’s rewarding,” she said of her career. A better school system lured Jackson and her family to Gloucester several years ago. “You can’t beat it over here,” she said. Photo by Kim Robins
Gloucester High School graduate Shanna Merritt returns to the county and a brand new school this fall. With six years of science teaching experience, this will be her first at Page. Photo by Kim Robins
With fire alarms sounding in the background, Achilles Elementary kindergarten teachers, from left, Wanda Wiggs, Pam Parks and Donna Phillips worked together Tuesday to schedule field trips and other plans for the new school year. A major HVAC project at the school this summer had technicians making final electrical systems checks this week. Photo by Kim Robins
Substitute teacher Peggy McCabe tried different desk placements as she worked to set up a classroom for Page teacher Cindy Thornton. “I just love Page,” said McCabe, who has subbed at the middle school for many years. Photo by Kim Robins
 
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