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It's Back-to-School for the Big Country!

By Kristen Pope, Reporter, kpope@ktxs.com
Published On: Aug 26 2013 02:28:41 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 26 2013 02:28:45 PM CDT
ABILENE, Texas -

Both Abilene and Wylie School Districts kicked off the morning at eight flooding into school campuses.

The back-to-school routine brings with it, the need for personal adjustment. At AISD's Bassetti Elementary there was a flurry of emotions and everyone including kids, parents and administrators had them.

"I'm very excited," fourth grader Alyssa Cervantez said.

"Learning the new campus and the teachers and just having a good time," is what second grade parent Michelle Beaty said she looks forward to this school year.

"...a little apprehension, little nerves but first day you can't beat it," is what Bassetti Principal Keri Thornburg said she was feeling.

These were the first thoughts and feelings students, parents and administrators had heading into the school hallways. Parents gave kids their last hugs and kiss, took the traditional first day picture and dropped them off at class.

The first day wouldn't be complete without the warm welcome at the school doors from Principal Thornburg. 

"It's important for any school, Bassetti or any school to feel like a family," Thornburg said. "Welcoming parents, welcoming students and having the teachers happy, all of that works together to make for a really exciting and successful school year."

Thornburg was also trying to manage the natural excitement that comes with the first day back. Along with some parents who saying goodbye was harder for them, than the students.

"It's going to feel so weird," Kindergarten parent Yasmeen Smith said. "The house is going to be so quiet and everything. It's just very upsetting."

Principal Thornburg said there is no reason for parents to worry.

"We're going to have a fantastic school year worth roaring about," Thornburg said.