Monday, August 22, 2011

Finding right class a first-day adventure

Nani Gomes and Joe Dhennin were just two of Manatee High School's many students walking the halls of the new and very improved Davis Building on the first day of school Monday.

And like many of their schoolmates, Nani, a senior, and Joe, a junior, kept walking and walking.

None of them could find their third period class.

Nani was looking for American Government.

Joe, German.

"A lot of people are lost," said teacher Linda Boone, standing outside her Spanish III class playing traffic cop. "The building isn't configured the way it was before."

Students weren't the only ones lost.

It took some teachers awhile to get the lay of the land before Monday, as well.

"I was lost for a long time, too," said Spanish teacher Jeanne Jordan.

Monday was her turn to play traffic cop, like Boone down the hall.

Jordan could spot lost students a mile away and then wave them over.

"If their eyes are big, then they don't know where they're going," she said.

Neither Nani nor Joe had big eyes, but were lost just the same.

Each traversed the Davis Building's sunlit foyer a couple of times trying to find that elusive classroom.

So, other than that, how did Nani like the sparkling new building?

"It's nice," he said. "I just wish I could find my class."

Joe liked the big skylight overhead, but was bamboozled about that German class's location.

"I don't have a clue," he said.

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