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Back-to-School: Upcoming school bashes across SWGA

WALB has compiled a list of Back to School bashes across Southwest Georgia.

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As summer winds down, students will be headed back to the classroom.

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  Valdosta State University prepares for arrival of rest of Blazer family

Students and staff at Valdosta State University (VSU) said they’re ready for their big student move-in days later this week.

Volunteers help Georgia Southwestern freshmen move-in

GWS President Neal Weaver says over 400 freshmen are on campus this year.

15 apps that could be potentially dangerous for your child

The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind parents about potentially dangerous apps that may be accessible to kids.

  Albany seniors share advice as nervous freshman start their first day of high school

As ninth graders headed back to school Friday, they were already thinking four years ahead.

  Classes back in session at Sherwood Christian Academy

There were only a few tears shed Friday as Sherwood Christian Academy parents dropped their pre-K student off.

  Students start back at Valdosta City Schools

Early Thursday morning, thousands of students across Valdosta returned school.

  Westwood students got special surprise to start off school year

When they got to their desk and opened up their lockers, they all had personalized sticky notes that had encouraging words on them written by faculty.

  Turner Co. Elementary School back in session

The rising temperatures have raised many questions for many families with children going out for recess.

  ABAC welcomes new dean of Arts and Sciences

Students returning to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) next week may see a new, friendly face.

  Monroe High teacher gets students excited for school with viral rap video

A Monroe High School teacher and cheerleading coach is getting students excited to go back to school with a rap video that has gone viral on Facebook.

  Clear backpack policy back for another year in Lee County

Lee County High School Principal Dr. Karen Hancock discussed the school’s clear backpack policy and how it’s been working for students since it started.

  New Lee Co. High School teachers excited about being on the other side of the classroom

School started back and two former Lee County students returned, this time as teachers.

  ‘I don’t wanna focus too much on graduation and miss what’s happening now’: Lee Co. student plans to enjoy senior year

Lee County Superintendent Jason Miller said 6,639 students were in classrooms Wednesday morning for the start of school.

  Lee Co. marks the first day of school

An exciting day today for Lee County students as they headed back to the classroom.

  Eighth Street Middle School students get back into the groove of school

On Tuesday morning, students at Eighth Street Middle School in Tifton were walking from class to class, still trying to figure out their daily schedules.

  Mitchell Co. students head back to class

Mitchell County Primary School's motto this year is "Diving into Learning."

  Tift Co. students back in class

Students at J.T. Reddick Elementary were anxious to return to their studies after what some said was a long summer.

  Sumter Co. students head back to class

Backpacks and classrooms were filled Monday in Sumter County.

  New grants, principal, ways to keep kids safe in store for Pelham schools

Pelham City School Charter System will use new safety grant funds to enhance security at all schools, according to district leaders.

  Thomas Co. students start 2019-20 school year

On Monday, thousands of Thomas County students went back in the classroom for the start of the 2019-20 school year.