TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - At Tishomingo County High School, a class of seniors we talked to say they're excited about the start of the school year and this being their final year in high school.
Senior Chandler Dexter said, "I'm excited about everything from academics to sports. I love this class and we've got a lot of smart kids and good athletes too. It's just going to be a great year."
Senior Ali Johnson said, "I'm looking forward to ball games and homecoming week and just everything that's fun."
We sat in on a government class, and already on day one of school, the upcoming November elections are a topic of discussion.
Teacher Shelia Thorne said, "Every year is exciting with government but election years are very, very exciting. They want to know, they want to vote, and are very involved politically usually."
On this day all students at the school started getting familiar with their new classes and teachers.
There are several new things students can expect this year.
The principal says that includes increased technology use in the classroom.
Dr. Eddie Britton said, "We're excited about the school year. We've got a lot of positive things going on. Before long we'll be moving with either the Kindle or the iPad into some AP English classes. We're excited about moving in that direction on our technology."
The principal also touts the ACT prep classes and strong athletic and musical programs.
He says the support of parents and the community will help ensure this is another successful year for all students, teachers and staff.