Artia Evans looks at her teacher while her mother, Angie DeWitt, signs her in at the Lil’ Tigers Learning Center at Smithton Schools Wednesday morning. It was the first day of preschool and school at Smithton and many other Kaysinger Conference Schools. The three year old students attend the morning session of preschool from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday at Smithton. Evans, who lives a block from the preschool, was ready before her mother was to go to her first day of class DeWitt said.
Alex Peterson uses his plastic scissors to cut through his modeling clay at The Lil’ Tigers Learning Center at Smithton on Wednesday morning. The preschool recently was awarded a Pettis County United Way Impact Grant which was used to help purchase a new curriculum for the preschool.
Joshua Hood looks a little apprehensive as he hugs his mother Alexandria Barr good-bye before she and his father Jacob Hood dropped him off for his first day of preschool at Smithton’s Lil’ Tigers Learning Center Wednesday morning. Both his parents are Smithton alumni and they said they wanted to send their son to the school they graduated from. Shortly after saying goodbye, the preschooler was busy making new friends and playing with some tiger figurines.
Violet Brown smiles as she prepares to hug a stuffed raccoon at the Smithton Lil’ Tigers Learning center Wednesday morning. Eight children are enrolled in the morning program for three year old students. An afternoon program is available for four year old’s. Both preschool sessions at Smithton still have spaces available for enrollment.
Clayton Campbell holds his son, Trenton Campbell, as Trenton watches his mother. Rochelle Campbell, sign him in at the Smithton Learning Center Wednesday morning. The Campbell’s said that the day was going to be difficult for them as Clayton is their youngest child.
Jocelynn Rasa sticks out her tongue as she uses a cookie cutter to stamp the image of a butterfly out of modeling clay Wednesday morning at Smithton’s Lil’ Tigers Learning Center. The eight three year old students spent the first part of their morning playing with modeling clay and spending time getting to know each other on their first morning of preschool.
Whitney Hayes hugs her daughter Kennedy Hayes good-bye Wednesday morning as she drops her off at preschool at Smithton Lil’ Tigers Learning Center. Hayes is the Family and Consumer Science teacher at Smithton and said all three of her children now attend school at Smithton.
Bryleigh Jo Bird waves hello to one of her classmates at the Smithton Lil’ Tigers Learning Center on Wednesday morning. Wednesday was the first day of preschool and school for the students at Smithton. The three year old morning class meets Monday through Thursday at Smithon’s preschool.