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School year begins; new teachers start at E-M

By Signal Staff

The school year is off to a good start in the Exeter-Milligan School District. E-M has also two new staffers this school year.
“The students and teachers have done a great job of wearing face coverings and getting back into the groove. Granted, this is only day three, but I think everyone was ready to get back at it,” said E-M Superintendent Paul Sheffield when asked last week.
As with all school districts, COVID-19 has presented huge challenges. Changes seem a daily and weekly necessity.
“We are wrestling with the seating capacity with indoor events,” Sheffield said. “More than likely, we will have to restrict attendance at some volleyball games. Since we are still in Phase 3, and it appears we will stay at this level for a while, indoor events are at 50 percent of capacity. That limits volleyball to an attendance of 273. We will need to restrict attendance for our triangular with Hampton/Bruning-Davenport/Shickley (Thursday, September 3).
Sheffield is encouraged with the start of the school year.
“Consensus amongst the students and staff is we are all glad to be back in school,” Sheffield said. “e Learning works for some students, but it is not the best form of education. We all want to attend in person.”
Two new faces greeted students at E-M last week. Haley Johnson will be teaching first grade and Noah Temme will be student teaching this fall.
Johnson, a Wilber native, will teach first grade in Exeter.