It's back to school for some Tri-State students

It was a cool start to classes Wednesday for some Tri-State students. Schools in the Catholic Diocese of Evansville are among the first to start the year.

The students at St. Theresa started on Wednesday, and by the looks of it, they were ready to see their friends and even hit the books.

St. Theresa is on an alternate schedule which means the year runs from July 31 through June 4, with 180 days of learning.

The hallways were full of chatter, catching up with friends about summer vacations and which classes they'll see one another in. Other than a few tricky locker combinations, Principal Nancy Mills says the first day went great.

One seventh grader was especially excited to be back in the classroom.

"The first day has been out of control. You're going from class to class, so you don't really know what class to go to. It's been really awesome getting to see my friends again. That's my main reason why I wanted to come back to school because I miss my friends so much," Beth Jewell said.

There is a special back to school mass on Thursday morning at Good Shepherd. Officials say more than 600 teachers, administrators, and pastors will be there.

Good Shepherd and Holy Redeemer students begin classes next week.

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