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Kindergarten blossoms

This August began like any other at Highland Park Early Primary School - teachers began setting up their classrooms for about 120 children who were registered to enter one of six kindergarten classes.

But between Aug. 4 and when school opened a little more than three weeks later, parents kept calling to register their children to start school.

"Those last two weeks that I was here, we kept enrolling new kindergartners until we were up to 138," said Highland Park principal Sharon Bonderud. That was up 22 students from the number of kindergartners last September, according to a 2002-2003 enro...


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