Back to school after a long winter’s nap

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After more than two weeks off from studies, students and teachers are getting back to the educational grind with plenty of teaching and learning to do in the nine weeks before spring break. While extracurricular programs gear up for spring events, classroom teachers are also preparing for spring testing and meeting educational benchmarks and preparing for the upcoming STAAR test in April and May. Between the onslaught of spring events like stock shows, sporting competitions, UIL academics, one-act-play contests, musical competitions all balanced with continuing classroom studies and preparing for state tests for many and preparing for life after high school for some can create a great deal of anxiety, especially after returning from winter break.

“Just breathe,” said Rotan ISD Counselor Katrina Jarvis. “It’s busy. It’s fast. And there’s a lot going on, but everything... will be okay. Just breathe”

District basketball competitions are underway and other spring sports like softball, track, tennis and golf are just around the corner. Stock show season will be in full swing by mid-January and won’t let up for several months.

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