DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - Students and parents attended open houses at all Dougherty County schools on Monday evening.
There was a good crowd at Merry Acres Middle Magnet School of Medical Arts.
Students got to meet their teachers, explore their new classrooms and learn information about the upcoming school year.
"Open house is a great idea because it gives the parents and the students an opportunity to meet the administrative staff as well as the teachers," said Tijuana Burroughs, a parent at open house.
"We can go ahead and start building relationships with the classroom teachers so that students can start building other relationships with other students as well," said Merry Acres Principal Gail Griffin.
The principal said that relationships established at open house will be key to ensuring a successful school year.