An early morning assembly starts the school year in my neighborhood.
A new school year kicked off this monring for the kids at the middle school right behind my apartment building.
It was a welcome sight to look out my kitchen window and notice the young people assembled in nearly-perfect straight lines, listening to school officials on the dais.
The school property backs up to the edge of the China Daily campus and my second floor apartment looks onto the basketball courts. When I’m home for lunch, I enjoy watching the kids play basketball and other games during their own lunch break.
So it’s been a quiet summer without the young people there, even though workers spent the last month building the new concrete and cinder block stage. The electronic sign went up in the last few days.