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Back to school for the Macon County area

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MACON CO., AL (WSFA) -

Students in Macon County made their way back to school Thursday for the beginning of the academic year.

"We are working very very hard to make sure that we are abreast of the latest trends and that we have new strategies and new ideas to present to our students when they return so we're very busy during the summer. There's no relaxation for any educators at all," said Principal of Tuskegee Institute Middle School, Rosemary Wright.

Even if they don't take the summer break that you might expect, teachers say that they're looking forward to this school year and new ways that they can reach their students.

"This year I want to do more reading outside of the classroom. I'm going to start a book club and we're going to read the same novels. We're going to get together and watch movies and eat snacks and have games and discussions about the novel to get the kids excited about reading on their own," said Tuskegee Institute Middle School Teacher, Angela Baker.

Some students are using this academic year to prepare themselves for college.

"I'm going to be back in the pep squad and I'm going to try to do the student council and FBLA. I want to get into a good college, and I heard that when you do a lot of clubs and stuff it can help you get into a better college," said eighth grader Maryam Williams.

This year Tuskegee Institute Middle School did all of their class registration online.

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