The sounds of yellow school buses, laughter, tears and busy loading/unloading lines filled the air as Slaton, Roosevelt and Southland students started their 2019-20 school year.
Wilson ISD began their first day of school this past Wednesday (Aug. 28), while the others started Aug. 21.
Dr. Julee Broscoff, superintendent of Slaton ISD, said the district has received 15 new students, having 1,341 enrolled, compared to 1,326 last year.
Students however were not the only ones who were experiencing new changes in life. A total of 32 teachers were also starting their first ever year at their school district.
Roosevelt ISD had a total of 36 new students and 29 new staff members start off their year.
Southland did not give a number as of press time.
Though school has started, athletics and other activities have already had an early start to their year. Football for all four schools has competed in scrimmages and will begin their regular seasons this Friday (Aug. 30). Cross country and other sports will start their season later on.