Some classes started the year
overcrowded, with students sitting
on the floor. Courier Photo
Thousands of students returned to James Logan this week, some cheering their return to school, and some lamenting the end of their summer vacations.
As of Friday morning, 3,920 students were enrolled in the high school, one of the largest in the state.
Some were happy to get back to their school work.
Junior Raven Jones' first days back on campus were "awesome...it went well."
"It was cool to come back to school...having something to do," said Toni Polé, a junior.
Sophomore Brandon Martinez, "I felt I had bragging rights because I'm a sophomore now."
Erin Penney, a senior, said, "I feel great because it's our last first day of school. And, we're going to run this campus this year. Go Seniors."
"I expected junior year to be tough, but when I went to my classes, it was pretty easy. It just felt good when I saw people again, and how they've grown," said Nico Bremond.
"So far, school is running smoothly," said Yuk Sum, a senior, "but I don't like my schedule. However, this school year should be the best year of my high school life. I'm a senior, I'm graduating. I'm excited."
Several students echoed Sum's complaint about his schedule.
Senior Jessika Robinson said "I have a lot of wrong classes, that I never even signed up for. I think it's messed up that I can't talk to my counselor to get my schedule changed."
"I was mad because my schedule got messed up. Other than that my day was fine and very crowded," said Ali Razawi, a senior.
Leeann Patnude, a senior, had a different experience. "Horrible, my first day of school at JLHS. It was horrible."
Senior Jasmine Curtis said "My first day of schoolwas boring. All my teachers did was talk. They cancelled my guitar class, and I'm pretty pissed."
"It was very crowded," said Karla Peinilla, a sophomore.
Junior Christian Foster said "it was way more crowded" than last year. "It's too hard getting through the front gate because of so many people."
Others complained about the weather.
"My first day of school was hot, like sweaty hot." said Rachel Reyes.