Every year on the first day of school, parents have their kids pose in their brand-new outfits for pictures as they head off to the school bus and a new year.
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School’s started up on Monday and with it comes a wave of excitement from students, parents and school staff.
“(The other) week, I was thinking, I can’t wait for them (the kids) to go back to school,” said Mother Priyanka Tandan with a laugh.
“I miss summer but want to see my friends and I’m looking forward to the new electives,” said Freshman Julianne Caccadale, adding that one of the electives she’s looking forward to is child development because she’s hoping to become a teacher in the future.
For Freshman Nick Ho, a good part of his summer has been pretty busy. He’s been going to football practice, which started July 1. He added that he’s “excited to see friends” now that school has begun.
Freshman Lucas Folan, who will join his brother, a junior, in high school. His father Ken Folan was looking forward to Sept. 9.
“I’m excited for him (Lucas). He’s going to be a freshman and will be opening up to new experiences with new people. He has a good core of friends, so I’m excited that he’ll reconnect with them,” said Ken Folan. “I know his personality and I know he’s looking forward to high school … He was so involved in middle school.”
“We’re all excited to get back to school,” said Teacher Alexandra Partington. You can get in a rut as summer goes on. The kids are ready … but you still want to enjoy summer a little bit longer.”