Coming prepared

August 24, 2009 | 1:40 p.m. CDT
Second-grader Christian McCormick, 7, right, and third-grader Foster McCormick, 8, center, gather their school belongings with their mother, Marty, left, on their first day of the 2009-10 school year at Paxton Keeley Elementary School on Monday morning. The boys, like many other Paxton Keeley students, brought supplies other than their school equipment with them to help stock their classrooms.