GREENFIELD — As Azzie Meadows stepped onto the bus for her first day of school, it wasn’t the kindergartner who dissolved into tears.
“Mommy was crying,” said Azzie, 5, during lunch at J.B. Stephens Elementary Wednesday. “Her was gonna miss me, so her was crying.”
Wednesday marked the first day a balanced calendar brought students back to the classroom two weeks earlier than normal.
Of course, newcomers like Azzie didn’t know the difference. Beginners’ tears aside, they were mostly just excited about a new adventure.