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Joplin High ready for 1st day

Educators mark end of rebuilding efforts after ’11 twister

Posted: August 25, 2014 at 3:10 a.m.

NWA Media/JASON IVESTER --08/21/2014-- John Carter with MVP Painting in Kansas City paints in a stairwell on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, inside the new Joplin High School in Joplin, Mo. The school was originally scheduled to open with the rest of the school district on Monday, Aug. 25, but was pushed back to Tuesday, Sept. 2.

JOPLIN, Mo. -- French teacher Chris Young and a few volunteers unpacked boxes and filled bookshelves with French novels, textbooks and Disney children's books written in French inside his classroom in the recently constructed Joplin High School.

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