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CHS students, staff gear up for new year
Ceres High Principal Linda Stubbs greeted returning and new students near the side entrance of the cafeteria last week.

Seniors, juniors and sophomores attended registration/orientation between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday. The session for freshmen was held from 8:30-2:30 in the big gym on Friday. Students picked up schedules, purchased yearbooks and ASB/discount cards, and headed home after checking out textbooks from the library.

"It's always good to see the kids again," Stubbs said. "We were a little worried enrollment might be down."

Rica Rances, Karina Ruiz and Lindsey Moon arrived 15 minutes early.

"Summer went by so fast," Moon said. "I'm excited to finally be a junior. I'm ready to play sports."

"It's hard to believe," Rances said. "I just have two more years to go."

"I'm looking forward to everything," Ruiz said. "Hopefully, I get through high school and graduate."

Jacob Craig, Blake Hurst, Caden Johnson and their junior classmates stood in one of two lines before posing for student-ID pictures taken by Banks & Co. Photography.

Lucas Silva grabbed a receipt from accountant Kimli Goblirsch after paying for his yearbook, Bulldog card and ASB punch.

"I'm looking forward to this year," he said. "It's going to be fun."

Sarah Allen and Alexis Boardrow checked out textbooks from the library with assistance from media clerks Melissa Borgen and Valerie Peeler.

"I can't believe summer's over," Boardrow said.

"It went by so fast," Allen stated.

"We're looking forward to being upperclassmen and helping out the younger students," Boardrow added.

Central Valley's new seven-classroom wing addition, located between the student parking lot and swimming pool, will be completed in January.

"Our district has done a fantastic job keeping our buildings updated," Stubbs said. "It helps the morale of the school."

The front entrance of the school was also overhauled.

"We redid the walkway," Stubbs said. "It looks so much better."

Stubbs was named Ceres High's principal prior to the start of the 2009-10 school year.

"I didn't go to school here but feel that it's my home," she said. "There's a lot of tradition. The feeling on campus is incredible. We have great kids."