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It’s back to class for students in DeSoto and Tipton Counties

Wednesday was the first day of the new school year for DeSoto County Schools.

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. (localmemphis.com) – Wednesday was the first day of the new school year for DeSotoCounty Schools.

Teachers and students were welcomed back after summer break. Somestudents were introduced to brand-new classrooms at several schools after constructionover the summer. School leaders say the new classrooms will be able to handle thegrowth in the area over the years.

Officials say there was plenty of excitement in the air for thefirst day back.

“The first day of school, there’s always a lot ofexcitement in the air, and the students are real excited. Some of them anxious,especially if they’re going to their first year at a new school. And, at thesame time, the teachers are real excited. They’re rested up from the summerbreak, and are real excited about meeting their students and getting off to agreat start,” said DCS superintendent Cory Uselton.

Tipton county students also went back to school Wednesday.

Monday, Shelby County, Fayette County, and severallocal municipalities will head back to school.

Tuesday, West Memphis will start its first day back.