Salamander Stroll 2017
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
T-G Photos by Andrea Nix
Southside School’s yearly Salamander Stroll is much anticipated by faculty, staff and students.
Rather than having a traditional open house, teachers visit the students in their homes. Postcards are sent out a week in advance letting students know times of the visits,
Many students will wait in their yards, ride bikes or hang out on their porches scanning the road for cars wondering if the next one will hold their teachers.
The faculty and staff stop to take a group photo before heading out on their Salamander Stroll.
Fifth grade teacher Blaire Coop conducts her visit with new student Kyrah Griffey through the window of her home.
Alyssa Stephens waits expectantly for her teacher to arrive. She even had a welcome back to school present for him when he arrived.
Twins Ethan and Hayden and their mom Jessica Hendrix take a picture with teachers Regina Campbell and Brian Waggoner.
Third grade teacher Mary Tim Cook meets Linda Alcala, one of her new students. The teachers bring their students school information and small welcome back to school gifts when they make their visits. Cook brought her students zebra striped balloons to match the theme she uses to decorate her classroom.
Friends and neighbors Jeffery Moore and Isaac Kluge ride their bikes as they wait for their teachers to arrive.