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Here's to a safe, productive school year

Tribune Staff • Sep 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Grand Haven’s students and teachers went back to school on Tuesday, while those in Spring Lake made their return to the classroom last week.

There’s an overwhelming sense of excitement that goes hand-in-hand with the start of a new school year.

New classes. New schedules. New friends. New teachers.

From kindergartners heading to the classroom for the first time to seniors ready to cap off their high school career, the start of the school year is a time of new beginnings.

It’s a time to accept new challenges, both in the classroom and in the dozens of clubs and teams our schools offer.

It’s a time to meet new friends, or to rekindle old friendships.

More than anything, it’s a time to grow as a student and as an individual.

Don’t limit your learning to what you read in a textbook. Learning is much more than studying or memorizing.

The school year is long and daunting, but it’s also an incredible journey, one that you’ll never forget. Embrace that journey and enjoy it.

Make the most of this time and realize that being a student — whether in elementary school, middle school or high school — is a privilege and not a chore.

We wish all of our teachers and students a safe and productive 2017-18 school year. 

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