K-12 EDUCATION

It’s back to school day for thousands of students across Utah

Aug 16, 2023, 11:05 AM

WEST VALLEY CITY — Thousands of students at Granger High made their way back to school Wednesday morning as the Alpine, Granite, Nebo and Provo School Districts kicked off the new school year.

Granger High Principal Tyler Howe said the first day back is always exciting.

It kind of feels like Christmas morning in a lot of ways. You’ve got a lot of anticipation up to this day. And it’s just exciting to get together and sense everybody else’s anxieties and anticipations and nervousness at the same time.”

A line of cheerleaders under a balloon arch greeted over 800 Granger High freshmen this morning as they made their way to a pep rally and tour of Utah’s largest high school.

Howe said this is all about getting kids comfortable before they pick up the pencils.

“Relationships are huge, I mean they’re the foundation of everything that goes on in a school. Relationships from students to students, students to teachers. And that starts on the first day of school.”

Granite School District Spokesperson Ben Horsley agreed and said the first day is all about connecting kids to their teachers.

“The fact is none of us are interested in learning from somebody we don’t know or we don’t understand. Nobody gets a lot out of a straight-up lecture from somebody who seems distant.

Granger High’s 2,400 upperclassmen slept in but eventually got back to the classroom Wednesday as well.

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