It’s that time of year!
Back-to-school represents a fresh start for both teachers and students. In districts across the country the excitement and anticipation for what this year may bring is palpable.
Though challenges–both persistent and new–will inevitably rear their ugly heads, these opening weeks give school leaders, educators, students, and parents the opportunity to start the year off on the right foot.
Many schools across the country have already welcomed students and teachers to their first days of class, and many more will do so in the coming days and weeks.
To celebrate a new school year, our editors pored through social media to find some of the best posts about back-to-school.
Here are some of our favorites.
— Crowley ISD (@CrowleyISD) August 21, 2018
#DpsSparks It's Day 2 of our DPS Bright Beginnings New Teacher Orientation Program. We recently spoke to our 2018 Beginner Teacher of the Year Madison Ambrose about how she has survived & thrived as a Beginner Teacher. #WeAreDPS #BullCityBTs #Durham #BullCity @DpsMentors pic.twitter.com/aZpalo2B33
— Durham Public Schools (@DurhamPublicSch) August 15, 2018
As we start the second week of the year, take a look at what it takes to get ready for a new school year. https://t.co/srI8ElDRhx
— FWCS (@FtWayneCommSkls) August 20, 2018
WATCH 📺 this heartwarming story showcasing #myIPS students from @LouisRussell48! On the first day of school @WISH_TV Patrol and all of their amazing community partners showered them with kindness and generosity: https://t.co/nmEcId1lLq pic.twitter.com/lnHF1b2qDP
— IPS (@IPSSchools) August 18, 2018
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Convocation 2018 was an inspirational day, welcoming staff back for the new school year!
Educators had an opportunity to learn about the new vision, mission, and strategic plan for the next 5 years. We have a powerful community… https://t.co/DkI6wL1ykj
— Craven Co Schools (@CravenCoSchools) August 21, 2018
Awe inspiring start to school – by Superintendent Steve Joel
"The first week of school is always special. The energy and excitement that is displayed is awe inspiring." Read more from @sjoel59 https://t.co/n9CnuVpvXo pic.twitter.com/shx2huLnh3
— Lincoln Pub. Schools (@LPSorg) August 21, 2018
— KCAL KISD (@KCAL_KISD) August 21, 2018
— Union County Schools (@UCPS_MonroeNC) August 21, 2018
More than 700 school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and school nurses kicking off their school year today with professional development focused on promoting social emotional learning every day, in every school, for every student. #WhatStartsHereChangesEverything pic.twitter.com/HZAe595VCx
— Wake County Schools (@WCPSS) August 21, 2018
What did we miss? How is your school or district celebrating back to school? Tell us in the comments or via social media – @k12trusted.