The kids started school on August 4th. It seems to get earlier and earlier every year. They were excited though they hated to admit it. Kristina my 12 year old was going into 7th grade and her second year of middle school. Riley at 9 was starting 4th grade and very excited. I was happy because that darn kid had read all our books and was wanting more to read so bad. Sam was starting 1st grade and was very excited. He was excited that is until he found out it was all day now. As Sam would say...Mommy I really like school except it takes for too long. Hang in there bud. I know the kids will have a great year and as always do better than their best!