WARE, Mass. (WWLP) – Summer vacation is over for the nearly 1,300 public school students in the town of Ware. The first day back is always special; it’s the day they hope to re-invent themselves and do better than they did last year.
“Math, it’s not my favorite, (you’re going to do better this year?) Oh yeah, definitely,” seventh grader Jacqueline Dugay said.
Thirty years after teaching her first seventh-grade English class, Barbara Topor admitted she still gets a case of butterflies in her stomach on the first day of the school year.
“I’m still excited about it, because I didn’t sleep very well last night. It’s a new year, and I want to start out the best we can be,” Topor said.
Superintendent Marlene Dileo and her staff ended their summer vacation weeks ago. The buildings have been upgraded and the teachers the finest they could recruit. Parents can be confident their children are safe in school.
“Making sure all of our safety plans and our safety features are in place so that we have an outstanding environment that’s conducive to learning,” Dileo said.
Classes also began for students in the Monson and Frontier Regional/Union 38 schools Thursday. Students in Ludlow, Lee, and in the Southern Berkshire Regional School District started Wednesday. Click here to find out when students go back to school in your community.