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Dorothy Height Elementary students return to brand new school

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Students across MuscogeeCounty said goodbye to summer and started school on Thursday, and some eagerelementary students walked into a brand new building.

News Leader 9's JenyneDonaldson was there this morning and has more on the opening.

Students at Dorothy HeightElementary were excited to start the school year, as they stepped off the busand walked with their parents into a brand new school.

New books, new tables, newchairs, and new computers are just a few of the things they had to look forwardto.

Principal Tammy Anderson saysthe school was named after Dorothy Height, a tireless worker and an inspirationto students.

"She's such aninspiration," Anderson said. "She fought for civil rights, for women's rights,she fought against illiteracy, against unemployment, she worked very closelywith a lot of leaders."

Teamwork, loyalty, highacademic achievement, and high expectations make up the school's crest. Theschool's mascot the husky resembles the mantra and is also known for teamworkand loyalty and also for overcoming extreme obstacles.

At least one parent and astudent that we spoke with faced obstacles of their own this morning, saying,some of the children weren't given room assignments and some of the classroomsdidn't have desks.

Isaiah Belk arrived anddidn't have a teacher.

"I don't have a teacheryet," Belk said. "No, my name's not on the list."

But in the spirit of DorothyHeight, he won't let that stop him.

The school district says the issues with students not having teachersor classroom assignments may be due to students not being registered orverified prior to the first day of school.

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