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Robinson Elementary School 8-29-11

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Principal Anthony Bronaugh, left, chats with an eighth grader outside of her classroom. Robinson Elementary School, with grades K-8, started the school year on Monday, Aug. 29. The school is hoping to transform itself with a new principal and with teachers who want to teach there, and who were selected on the basis of their commitment and excellence.

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Principal Anthony Bronaugh, right, having changed into sneakers, introduces himself, the assistant principal, Geralyn Demkowski, rear left, and the counselor [not pictured] to seventh graders. Robinson Elementary School, with grades K-8, starts the school year on August 29, 2011. The school is hoping to transform itself with a new principal and with teachers who want to teach there, and who were selected on the basis of their commitment and excellence. The Blade/Jetta Fraser

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Principal Anthony Bronaughand Assistant Principal Geralyn Demkowski right head to another classroom to introduce themselves to the students and talk with them briefly.

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Lead teacher Natalie Sexton calls on a student in her fourth-grade classroom.

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Principal Anthony Bronaugh changes into sneakers before introducing himself to students. A sports injury earlier in the year makes it more comfortable for him when he is walking all over the building.

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Robinson's principal, Anthony Bronaugh, talks with eighth graders. Behind him are the assistant principal, Geralyn Demkowski, left, and counselor Antonio Davis.

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Principal Anthony Bronaugh chta with with eighth graders at Robinson Elementary School, which has grades kindergarten through eight. School started Monday, Aug. 29.

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Robinson Elementary School Principal Anthony Bronaugh gestures for emphasis while talking to students on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 29.

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Robinson Elementary School assistant principal Geralyn Demkowski.

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Principal Anthony Bronaugh, having changed into sneakers, as he leaves a third-grade classroom. Bronaugh goes into each class to introduce himself, the assistant principal and the counselor to the students.

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Getting-compliments

Principal Anthony Bronaugh, right, stops to compliment a group of students who are waiting patiently, quietly, and in line for their classmates.

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Trisicha Hicks, left, talks with Tracy Lustic, right, as Ms. Hicks' son, Jordan Crutchfield, a fourth-grader, tucks his shirt in on the way to his classroom. Ms. Lustic, a family support coordinator at Robinson, was one of the many school personnel who were placed around the building to help students get to where they needed to go. Crutchfield was a student at Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy last year, but "he wanted to try something new," said Ms. Hicks.

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Getting-acquainted

After being brought in to the school office by his bus driver, a young student, right, tells Assistant Superintendent Romulus Durant, left, his name.

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Ebony Ulis registering her first grader for school. Ms. Ulis also has a son at Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy.

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Students register for school on the first day.

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Counselor Antonio Davis helps students to learn to which classroom they have been assigned. Mr. Davis was one of the many school personnel who were placed around the building to help students get to where they needed to go.

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Isah Hashim, 10, left, his father, Fitzgerald Daniels-Hashim, and his brother Amir Hashim, 8, are greeted outside Robinson Elementary School by Matthew Coleman of Village 50. Village 50 is a group of black men who are reaching out to support and mentor Toledo youths. The group is volunteering outside of the building to create a safe perimeter for the kids.

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Students leave Robinson Elementary after just a half day for the first day of school.

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