The annual Ready Fair was held Thursday, Aug. 7, at Kathryn Winn Primary. Above, Grandma Chris Higgs watches as her grandsons, Avery Gill, 9; Reese Gill, 8; and Cash Gill, 5, receive pencils and other goodies at the Three Rivers District Health Department’s table.
Allison Butler, 8, gets a pencils and a glue stick during Ready Fair, an event to help parents and students at Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary schools prepare for the 2014-15 school year, which started Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Carrollton Police Chief Mike Wilhoite takes Steven Walker’s fingerprints during Thursday’s Ready Fair in the Kathryn Winn Primary school media center. Fingerprinting is required as part of background checks for any parent or volunteer who helps in the classroom or chaperones students on field trips. “I think it’s a good thing,” Walker said, smiling. “We don’t want any mass murderers working in the schools.”
Winn music teacher Lynn Stucker shows Chelsea King, 7, how to play one of the instruments in her “petting zoo,” set up for parents and students to see what musical instruments they might like to learn to play.
Jennifer White, center, hands Cartmell third-grade teacher Chasity Taylor Snow the required classroom supplies for the 2014-15 school year during Cartmell’s open house Thursday, Aug. 7. White’s Little Sister, Denisse Cotero, 8, left, is Snow’s student this year. School started Tuesday, Aug. 12.