It's a big week for many students in the metro, it's the week they head back to school. Channel Six spoke with some students who started school Monday and others who are gearing up for it.
Cars lined up outside Peter Kiewit Middle School in Millard, parents were there to pick up their kids, anxiously waiting to hear how their first day back to school went. "I was nervous, I was scared, I was happy, I was all of the above," said Jodie Sittig. Her daughter, Hailey Shere, just started the 6th grade.
Sittig's fears were put to rest after Hailey walked out and said everything went great. "I got to know where all of my classes were and I got to reorganize my locker already."
While it was back to school for students in Millard, other districts haven't quite started yet, so many of those parents were out with their kids checking off the last things on their lists. "We've been spacing out our shopping. Every few weeks we get more and more. Today the last thing was the backpack and she'll be all set," said Laurie Synowiecki.
Other families were also shopping looking for supplies. Eliya Jayton will start 9th grade this year. "I need binders for each class, folders, and pencils that will last me a while."
For students already done with their shopping they were out enjoying the last few days of their summer vacation. There were several kids at Stinson Park having a great time in the water, Hailey Seigrass was one of them. She says she'll miss having the days off, but she's excited for school. "I get a locker and my sister says I get the teacher that she had. She said he is an awesome teacher."