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Middle Schools

Students Back To School In Middletown

MIDDLETOWN - Principal Cheryl Gonzalez stood in front of Woodrow Wilson Middle School Thursday morning, where a convoy of yellow school buses delivered crowds of new students toting brightly colored backpacks and wearing first-day smiles. She was like a field commander, with her walkie-talkie in hand and her gaze on a thousand things, but still managed to meet the arrivals with a cheerful "Welcome to Woodrow Wilson!" The students filed past, and a boy of about 12 approached. He had a new haircut and sneakers, but a look of uncertainty. "What's your name?" Gonzalez asked. "Sal," the boy replied. "Hi Sal, how can I help you?" "I...