Monday marked the first day of the 2007-08 school year for the Clay Community School Corporation. After a summer of fun, separation anxiety got the best of Morghan Miller (middle) on the first day of all-day kindergarten at Staunton Elementary on Wednesday. Morghan was listening to new teacher Denelle Dupin while her father, Scott Miller, sat beside her.
Jackson Township first-grade teacher Pam Fischer helps her class during the 11th annual balloon release at the school on Wednesday. Balloons have the school address and student names on attached tags. Each year, people who find the balloons have contacted the school, and they keep track on a billboard of where the balloons are found.