August 21, 2007
The buses were rolling out in Madison County, as students head back to class for the first day of school.
At Madison County High School, administrators say students are glad to be back. Principal Mike Sisler says there are a few new rules this year, designed to to increase safety and security at the high school.
One of those changes is a new full-time school resource officer stationed in the high school hallways. Principal Sisler says the officer was hired after a string of bomb threats late last school year.
But the Mountaineers main goal for the school year? Bringing back some school pride.
"Many parents, grandparents and relatives went to school here," says Principal Sisler, "and we're looking at both athletically and academically reviving that Mountaineer pride in excellence in all areas."
Madison High will sponsor grade level competitions, school spirit organizations and other community building events throughout the school year.
And the first will be this weekend, as Madison High hosts its first home football game of the school year.
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