August 6, 2008

First Day of School

Emily and I attended the opening chapel for the semester today. Chapel proceeded much as it would have years ago. Parents and many teachers sat in the back and on the bleachers, high school students sat toward the back of the main seating, then middle school students. Elementary students were brought in last, each in their class group led by a teacher and filled in toward the front. Hillcrest now has a kindergarten class in addition to 1st through 12th. But overall, the enrollment is quite a bit smaller than it used to be. The total number of students is around 280 to 300, well down from the 580 it reached at its peak.

This afternoon we came to the former Boulder Hill Hostel compound where there is now an Internet café. We walked around the compound a bit and took pictures before coming into the café to use the network and post these updates. Next we'll be heading downtown to try to get the cellphone situation working.

Posted by cayfo001 at August 6, 2008 9:29 AM