Courtesy photo Davi and Chevy Foreman are excited to start their first day of kindergarten and third grade.

Courtesy photo

Davi and Chevy Foreman are excited to start their first day of kindergarten and third grade.

Grayson County Schools officially started the 2019-2020 school year on Wednesday.

Before the students went back to school teachers and staff worked hard to get everything ready for their arrival. One of the things they do every year, just before school starts back, is to hold a meeting for teachers and staff from every school at the same time. This usually takes place at the middle school, but this year the high school hosted it.

In between speakers and trainings, staff were able to watch videos made by each school and by the Board of Education for a bit of light-hearted fun. This year, the BOE invited members of the community to participate in their video and then come to Opening Day to launch confetti and t-shirts at the teachers and staff.

The video can be viewed on the Grayson County Schools Facebook page.

On the first day of school, students were given updated class information, student handbook information and lots of paperwork to take home for parents to fill out.

Students were also able to go about their regular school day, participate in pep rallies and complete "getting to know you" activities with their teachers and classmates.

According to Grayson County Middle School Principal Gary Parker, this was one of the best first days he has ever experienced in his time as an educator.

The schools' theme for this year is GC Connected, and they hope to get the schools and community more connected. This began last year with the high school's work-based learning program and the middle school's Cougar Zone and Community Mentorship programs.

To learn more about how you can be more involved, contact your child's school or the Grayson County Board of Education.