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Getting ready for the first day
Richmond Hill Primary School Mary Ann Tiedemann shakes hands with first-grade student Tyler Johnson during open house Monday as former RHPS students Summer Richards and Georgia Richards stand by to give Tyler a tour of the school. (Crissie Elrick)

Though school officially began today, kids and parents filled the halls of Richmond Hill Primary School on Monday when the school hosted its open house in preparation for the new school year.

Assistant Principal Eileen Emerson said there are about 830 total kindergarten and first-grade students at the primary school this year. About 200 of those were from pre-K within the county, she said, and the rest of the students come from different areas.
Principal Mary Ann Tiedemann said she feels that makes RHPS unique.

“One of the great things is we have a big variety (of students),” Tiedemann said.

Emerson said the school renews every year due to new kindergarten students and that the school stays very busy with children. But no matter how busy, with 17 kindergarten teachers and 18 first-grade teachers, Tiedemann said she feels good about the school year.

“We are really excited,” Tiedemann said. “All of our teachers are veterans and that sort of gives us a head start because everyone knows what’s going on.”

Read more in the Aug. 3 edition of the News.

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