kids in cafeteria
The LRHS cafeteria was just one venue that welcomed around 2400 students this week.

Morgan Deglopper – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS 2017-18 school year started this week. Around 2400 Mustangs grabbed their books and hit the ground running.

“The first day is always hectic with people running around and everyone searching for their classes,” said junior Jade Patterson, “but throughout the years the students learn their way around and it becomes much easier to get to class.”

Freshmen arguably have it the hardest, transitioning to a new school and being the youngest.

Freshman Madison Forman stated, “I was nervous to come to a new school knowing I’d be the bottom of the food chain again, but it calmed my nerves to see my friends again”

Ninth grade teachers easily notice this. English teacher Michael Wood helps his students by showing them a diagram of the cafeteria, helping calm their nerves.

For those at the other end of the first day spectrum the first day of school isn’t all that bad.

“The first day of school has always been fun for me,” admitted senior Paige Venuto. “I love seeing all of my new classes and the friends that I didn’t see over summer break.”

The best thing is to have a positive outlook on the year, just like sophomore Jenna Hernandez.

“School might be hard, but you’re on a quest for positivity,” she advised.

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