OUR VIEW: We wish students, teachers luck as school year begins

Published 10:30 am Friday, August 4, 2023

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Approximately 12,000 students in the Troup County School System are getting out of bed this morning, probably a little groggily, as they get ready for the first day of school.

After a fun summer — hopefully — the first day is often viewed as an unwelcome end to the fun, though as adults we all know that elementary, middle and high school are some of the best days of our lives. 

We wish the students the best of luck as they go back to school this year. We hope they’ve retained all of the information they learned last school year, and if not, we’re sure after some review it’ll all come back quickly. 

Going to school is such an important part of growing up for our children. They learn to become more independent, taking ownership of their own work and future, one step at a time. They make lifelong friends, and they deal with conflict. They learn how to overcome a subject they may not like very much.  

No matter what grade your student is in this year, from pre-K to twelfth grade, they are taking another step toward their future, and that’s exciting. 

To the teachers, support staff members, bus drivers, coaches, administrators and so many others, we say thank you. 

Thanks to you our students are able to go to school and work toward a brighter future.  Thank you in advance for the patience you’ll show this year in difficult moments, and for the guidance and knowledge you’ll share with young ears. 

We’re looking forward to publishing stories of all of the great things happening in our schools this year, both public and private, and are happy to see the buildings full again with students. It’s going to be a great year!