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By David Shockley
Meadowdale High School principal 

Returning to a truly magical first day of school | Guest View


Last updated 4/29/2021 at 10:04am

In my 31 years as a high school teacher and principal, my favorite day has always been the first day of school.

There is such a great sense of excitement in the air ... it is almost palpable, and truly magical. Teachers are rested and well prepared to welcome their students back from summer vacation. They are looking forward to building positive and productive relationships with students, which serves as the conduit to greater learning.

Students are looking forward to seeing their friends, teachers and (though they may deny it) are looking forward to studying and learning. Students want to...

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