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Summer is over; it’s back to school today for Glenwood Springs H.S.

Andrea Collier

I woke up this morning to nature sounds.Oh, it may sound pleasant, but it wasn’t. At 6:30 a.m., nature sounds were the last thing I wanted to hear coming from the clock beside my bed. But alas, I wasn’t alone in my plight. Today is the first day of school for Glenwood kids and I’m sure whatever sound most of them woke up to this morning – whether it was mom’s cheery voice or a loud incessant buzzing – wasn’t pleasant either.Perhaps I should introduce myself. My name is Andrea Collier, and I’m a senior at Glenwood Springs High School. I play French horn with the GSHS band, love to read, and try my hardest to do justice to the game of golf. Every week in this column, not only will you get the low down on what’s going on at GSHS, but you’ll also get to reminisce about your high school experiences as you hear about the adventures of my fellow classmates and me. You’ll also be happy to know that the student of the week feature will return next week, as well as a few features of my own (the suspense is killing me).Don’t forget about Back to School night at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10. Parents can pick up a copy of their student’s schedule and can follow a shortened version of their student’s day.Last year, my mom didn’t do so hot. I found her tardy to at least four of my classes. She was hopelessly lost in the hallways. So parents, be sure to pick up a map before you begin the journey! School pictures will be taken on Sept. 10 as well, so brush those pearly chompers and smile big!Today, the class of 2006 joins the classes of 2005, 2004, and 2003. And since today is the first day of school, instead of the normal schedule of four class periods a day alternating on “red” and “white” days, GSHS will have a “pink” day, with all eight class periods for 40 minutes each.All students will also attend a special “Back to School” assembly at 2:30 p.m. The band will be there in full force to accompany the student body in several rousing renditions of the school song.We’ve got spirit, yes we do! Here are the lyrics to the school fight song so you can warble along with us at all the sports functions. You’ll want to cut these out:Send Glenwood down the field/court, Glenwood will win!Fight, fight for victory, Glenwood knows no defeat.So roll out that mighty score; never give in!Shoulder to shoulder we will fight, fight, fight!At the assembly, we will also meet the 10 new teachers, and hear from the fall sport coaches. Speaking of sports, fall sports are off and running (no pun intended), and athletes spend this next week traveling to Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, and Montrose. The first home game is varsity football vs. Eagle at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11. This is Andrea, signing out. Tune in next week – same bat time, same bat channel! 928-9925


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