POSTED: Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 5:19pm
UPDATED: Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 11:58pm
EL PASO (KTSM) — Tonight thousands of parents are preparing their kids for the first day of school tomorrow, Socorro Independent School District’s students and administrators are just hours away to heading back to the classrooms.
Summer is over and students of the Socorro independent school district are getting ready to go back to school.
"I’m feeling very excited because, I'm anxious to go back to school, so I can get back to learning and learning new things” SISD student Victoria Navarrete said.
"I’m kind of nervous but really excited" middle school student Alejandra Morales said.
"I expect it to be kind of fun but also a lot of homework" elementary school student Madeline Cataldi added.
Socorro is opening two new schools, James Butler Elementary and Manuel Puentes Middle School; they're also expanding Eastlake High School, superintendent Dr. Jose Espinoza says the new campuses reflect the fast-growing community.
"this area is just growing it's booming there's development of houses going up so we have to make sure it's one of our challenges that we have is keeping up with the growth in our school district" Espinoza said.
The new schools are fully equipped with the latest technology, advanced security systems and brand new classrooms.
"They’re going to get a quality education they're going to get an effective teacher in their classroom; they're going to get an effective leader" SISD superintendent added.
Some of the students who will be attending the new middle school are excited about the multi-million dollar energy efficient facility, and the new school year.
"I think it's pretty cool yeah, to get a fresh start, I think like you don't have to worry about anything else people remembering you, I'm pretty excited that it's a new school" Alejandra Morales concluded.
Even though Socorro just opened three new schools the new elementary is already over capacity the superintendent says that those students who didn't get a chance to enroll in the new schools will be assigned to other nearby schools.