it's normal to be nervous on the first day of school. it's also normal to be excited. new teachers, new classmates, some of you might even be walking onto the UMS campus for the first time. just take it all in and enjoy every minute. 8th grade is going to rush by faster than you think and soon you'll be heading off to high school. make the most of it- join a club, try a sport, make new friends and do your best in class. if you do, not only will you be more prepared for high school but you'll never forget your 8th grade year. go LIONS!!!