As the first full week of school came to a close, Whitesville Road officially welcomed their students back on the afternoon of Friday, August 18th with a school wide assembly. Faculty, staff and students all gathered in the gym and celebrated the beginning of a new year. The WRES admin team shared tips for the new year. They also reviewed the schoolwide expectations as well as the 8 Keys of Excellence. Students were encouraged to unleash their superpowers and to go forth and do great things for the 2017-2018 school year. Also in attendance were special guests Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, who were WRES's very own Mr. Lonnie Thornton (K-5 health teacher), Mr. Jiaro Gay (Family Liaison) and Ms. Jacolby Thornton (1st grade teacher). The three teacher superheroes joined forces to cheer the students on by encouraging them to continue the mission of unleashing their superpowers to be super students. The assembly concluded with students, faculty and staff proudly singing the WRES school song. Mission WELCOME BACK accomplished!