SHERMAN, TX - Summer vacation is over for many children in Texas and Oklahoma. Abby Powell is here to highlight that first day of school for some Texoma students.
We spent the morning at Neblett Elementary in Sherman to get a look at how the first day of school is going and some advice that will help in making it a productive, fun school year.
As many local students begin the school year today, children and parents have a mixture of emotions. Some children are experiencing their first day of school ever, while some have a few years already under their belt, like Jordan Gossett.
"I'm going into sixth grade," he said.
"Wow, how does it feel to go into sixth grade?"
"Better than it was to go into fifth grade."
Some parents are sad to see their kids growing up so fast, while others are ready for them to leave the nest.
And no matter your feelings on the start of school, it's important that everyone in the community helps in getting the year started off on the right foot by being a safe and smart driver in school zones.
"With the school starting, this morning I've already had a teenager on her phone and an adult that looked like she was texting through the school zone. So, please, please, watch for the kids. They're excited, they're running, they're playing, and they're not thinking but the adults need to be," crossing guard Mary Ann Dunavan told us.
Another issue that everyone should be aware of when returning to the classroom is the importance of not only being a good student, but also being a nice, polite friend to others.