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Gulf Coast Middle principal Dave Schoelles, left, greets Brianna McAuley, right, and other students during Hernando’s first day of school Monday. “It’s so much more fun to be able to start out at our own place,” Schoelles said of the new building. Photos by SAM OWENS | Times

Charter middle school in Hernando opens new year in its own building

SPRING HILL Eighth-grader Dustin Sanderson trudged up the sidewalk to Gulf Coast Middle School on Monday morning, still rubbing sleep from his eyes and with all the excitement one might expect from a 13-year-old boy on the first day of school. "Wake up, boy, it's school time," principal David Schoelles shouted as h …