Created: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:40:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:46:47 EST
A select few Houston County schools have already opened their doors for the 2013-2014 school year.
But teachers from all schools across the county gathered Thursday morning to kick off the school year.
The district-wide assembly of staff and teachers at the Georgia National Fairgrounds is the only chance many have to catch up with old friends from other schools and to make new ones.
Houston Schools' director of transportation, Tom Walmer, says it was an inspiring morning.
The first day of school for Houston County students is next Thursday, Aug. 1.