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This Day in History (1968): This week the children went back to school

Abaqiq and Dhahran school each have three new teachers; Najmah has one.

This Day in History (1968): This week the children went back to school

From the Sept. 4, 1968, edition of the Sun and Flare

School bells rang Saturday morning in Aramco’s three communities. Students fell in line and marched into classrooms, which soon filled with the mingled murmur of teachers aligning the trimester's courses and squirming students who listen or who invent various ways of not listening with style.


Abqaiq and Dhahran schools each have three new teachers and Najmah has one. In Abqaiq, each classroom — including the library -- now has its own exhibit, and the once familiar shuffling of students going down the hall is much abated.


Otherwise, it was the oft-repeated ritual — the first day of school — the first herald of fall.


Caption for top photo: Dhahran students line up behind the names of their teachers, some intently, some not so intently, some with distraction, as teachers stand behind, awaiting the bell.


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