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Thompson Elementary — efficient in every way

Published on: August 20, 2014

J. Vince Thompson Elementary School in Ruskin. Chere Simmons photos.

J. Vince Thompson Elementary School in Ruskin. Chere Simmons photos.

The newest school in the South Shore area, J. Vince Thompson Elementary in Ruskin, opened to much fanfare on Tuesday. The school is touted as the first energy-efficient complex in the district. The efficiency moniker was carried through every member of the Trailblazers team as they greeted hundreds of new students and parents without a hitch.

Principal Milady Astacio is thrilled to be at the helm of this innovative, energy-efficient school.

Principal Milady Astacio is thrilled to be at the helm of this innovative, energy-efficient school.

School workers put arm bands on students as they exit the buses. Each was also given a high five and a hearty welcome to school.

School workers put arm bands on students as they exit the buses. Each was also given a high five and a hearty welcome to school.

Kevin Dozier, left, was all smiles about entering third grade. He was escorted by his dad, Randy Dozier, and little brother Damian.

Kevin Dozier, left, was all smiles about entering third grade. He was escorted by his dad, Randy Dozier, and little brother Damian.

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