Parents Wait Hours for Registration at Hand-In-Hand Primary School

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Blankets, chairs, and even a couple of campers were there as parents waited for the clock to strike nine, when Pre-K registration lines opened.

Some of the more adventurous families camped out overnight -- while others say it was enough to show up before dawn.

Shelley Wilson was at the school by 6 o'clock this morning to make sure her 4-year-old son would have a spot in a Pre-K class.

Says Wilson, "We were the third people in line, so that's awesome ... but, I mean, everybody was in good spirits, and the principal came out and checked on us and she was very nice, so it was good."

Hand-in-Hand Primary School serves almost 600 Pre-K and Kindergarten-aged children.

Parents who registered successfully say the wait was 'worth it' to see their young children get a good education.


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  • by a good mom! on Feb 14, 2011 at 05:48 PM
    WOW!!! Really? And we wonder why our kids are the way they are....maybe it has something to do with parents like Randy who put down people for a free choice where to send their children! As long as our kids are getting what they need who cares where they go to school...BTW my daughter goes to HNH and I think it's a wonderful school with a WONDERFUL staff. God has the teachers He wants at the schools He wants them in and He has the children in the schools He wants them in also...so no one should make comments on here they should not make...and you all know who you are :)
  • by Sheilah Location: Thomasville on Feb 14, 2011 at 12:28 PM
    As one of the parents who waited in line for 4 1/2 hours to register my son, it is WELL worth it! I have already had 2 other children pass through Hand in Hand. It is a fantastic school, I wouldn't have wasted my time if it weren't. What a blessing to live in a city that has wonderful city AND county schools. It is not like that in most places. Too bad some people are too closed minded to see that.
  • by tc teacher and parent on Feb 14, 2011 at 06:31 AM
    randy... please just shut up... you are stirring trouble that is not needed. I am a TC teacher and a proud parent of a Hand in Hand child... I wouldn't want her anywhere else!! So please... when you comment, please make sure it is something you know about and completely understand.
  • by Randy Location: Thomasville on Feb 13, 2011 at 01:21 PM
    I guess the parents standing in line to register kids at HNH must not know the items the facualty and staff of Thomas County Schools know as they have their kids at Jerger for first 2 years.
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