LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - At Mooreville High School Tuesday, students got acquainted with their new class schedules on the first day of school.
The teachers shared what's expected of their students this school year.
For seniors, it's a bittersweet time.
Senior Josh Johnson said, "Man, it's going to be my last year so I've got to enjoy every day."
Senior Whitney Morris said, "For me to be someone for the young kids to look up to and be an example."
For one teacher, who's entering her 28th year, the first day of school always means anticipation.
Teacher Lisa Tally said, "We've been working several days to get ready for today. We have a nice paint job on the school and a new principal who's doing a great job. We're ready for senior year with this calculus class."
Many of Lee County's schools continue to experience growth and it's no different at Mooreville.
The principal says more than two dozen new students are enrolled in the high school alone this year, bringing the student population to about 430.
Principal Lee Bruce said, "There's always limited resources and limited staff members with unlimited growth it seems like. But the central office and district has done very well in absorbing that growth and allowing us the resources to succeed."
On the other end from high schoolers like these are the elementary students. For them, it's a whole other atmosphere on this first day of school.
We caught several parents at Joyner Elementary in Tupelo escorting their children to class.
Parent Kim Foster Collins said, "It's a little nerve-racking but I know he's going to do great. He walked in there great."
The principal says the first day often sets the tone for children and parents alike.
Principal Kimberly Foster said, "We want to make sure everybody has an opportunity to get in the classrooms and start our day. We want our parents to be able to meet our teachers."
At this age, the principal says it's often the parents who are more anxious than the students on this first day of the new school year!