Back to School

  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.

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

  Classes back in session at Sherwood Christian Academy

  Students start back at Valdosta City Schools

  Westwood students got special surprise to start off school year

  Turner Co. Elementary School back in session

  ABAC welcomes new dean of Arts and Sciences

Continued Coverage

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

  Clear backpack policy back for another year in Lee County

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

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

  Lee Co. marks the first day of school

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

  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

  Mims Kids Inc.'s annual Stay in School rally to be held Saturday

  Tift Co. School hosts Stuff the Bus event

  Pelham schools kick-off school year with a great start

  Lee Co. officials fill backpacks for back to school bash

  Wild Adventures offers back to school special

  Crisp Co. Schools names Teacher of the Year

Crisp County Schools gave special recognition to a teacher at Crisp County Elementary.

  Tift Co. teachers kick off the new school year at convocation

Over 1,500 teachers, students and faculty members all joined together at the UGA conference center in Tifton to show school spirit, among other things.

  It’s not too late to get your child vaccinated for school

School is back in session in Dougherty County and health leaders said some students still need to get their shots.

Dougherty Co. heads back to school

Students were excited to be heading back to school in Dougherty County and faculty said they are looking forward to an excellent school year.

  Worth Co. students head back to class

Students said they were excited to head back for several reasons.

  DCSS seniors already prepping for graduation

Halls that were quiet Wednesday, were full of students and teachers Thursday. Hugs were shared between people who haven’t seen each other in months.

  Remix: Crisp Co. Elementary goes back to school, heading down the ‘Old Dirt Road’

Crisp County Elementary School, teachers and staff members are getting kids ready for this upcoming school year with catchy tunes and more.

  Sumter Co. students to see changes for upcoming school year

Next week, students will fill the hallways of Sumter County Schools.

Sumter Co. Schools hold town hall meetings

Sumter County Schools are in the middle of hosting town hall educational meetings.

  Cordele Police Dept. prepares for National Night Out

Students are in store for school supplies at the department’s upcoming National Night Out.

  'It’s like getting started for getting older’: Ben Hill Co. students go back to class

Buses were loaded and anticipation was high as several South Georgia counties started class Monday.

  Terrell Co. heads back to school

Terrell County first responders helped teachers welcome back students Monday by giving them hugs, high fives and encouraging words.

Interactive: Georgia Milestones 2018-19 test scores

The test scores are in for South Georgia.

  Church hosts back-to-school bash for community

Valdosta Community Church is planning to give away 150 book bags full of school supplies.

  South GA superintendents talk about new school year

WALB talked to several area school superintendents, and their interviews are posted here.

Health officials say you should get student vaccines before the back-to-school rush

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) wants to encourage you to beat the rush for back to school.

  New software helps teachers talk to parents who speak another language

Dougherty County Schools have a new program to help beat language barriers.

  Almost 2,000 teachers show up for free school supplies in Valdosta

Second Harvest is in the process of giving basket-loads of school supplies to more than 1,800 public school teachers across South Georgia.

  Dougherty Co. school leaders announce new tone for upcoming year

Dougherty County School System leaders said they’re setting the tone now for the new school year.

Pelham Elementary updating its facilities

Construction to modernize Pelham Elementary is just weeks from starting.

Back-to-School: Upcoming school bashes across SWGA

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

  Albany Tech apprenticeship program helps students

Employers across South Georgia met at Albany Technical College Wednesday to learn about apprenticeship programs.

  Valdosta needs sponsors for school drive

The City of Valdosta wants to make sure that more than 600 kids are ready to start their school year off right.

  Harper Elementary undergoing several improvements

Harper Elementary is undergoing several much needed improvements.

  New staff prepare for upcoming Worth Co. school year

A new principal, finance director, and staff members coming into one Southwest Georgia school system all said they are ready to take the school district to the next level.

Public Health District urges immunizations before new school year starts

The Georgia Department of Public Health urges parents to not wait until the last minute for required immunizations or exams.

  Donations, volunteers needed for big Albany back to school bash

Some Albany students could receive free school supplies and uniforms at Tift Park in just a few weeks but organizers need your help to make it happen.