Baldwin County public school students head back to class

(Source: WPMI) Students in public school in Baldwin County went back to class Monday.

The lazy days of summer are officially over!

The motto Monday for Baldwin County was "rise and shine" as public school students hit the book and headed back to school for day one of the new school year. Parents coming through the car pool line were just as excited as students.

The hallways were bustling at Rockwell Elementary, as students had their annual first day of school pictures taken. One fourth grade class was pumped about trying out their brand new Google Chromebooks, a system-wide change that will save money and give teachers more control over the content.

Over at Fairhope High School, the breezeways were busy as students started to roll in and find their new spots on campus. For the freshman, there were plenty of back to school jitters, but an overall excitement.

"The freshman class is going to be bigger than our eightgrade class last year. There's gonna be a lot more people. So that's going to be cool to meet all these new people," said Fairhope High School freshman Justen Nicholson.

"We're just very excited about this new school year. I think the energy is high. The first day you get excited," added Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Eddie Tyler.

Baldwin County Schools will see some other new faces around the system. They were able to add consulting math teachers for middle and high school grades, as well as a dean of academics, to make sure everyone is achieving in the classroom.