LENOIR COUNTY, NC (WITN) Summer is winding down and schools are busy prepping for students to make their return.
Teachers were back in the classroom Monday in Lenoir County for the first time.
For the next two weeks teachers from all around the county will be taking part in professional development classes in an effort to be better prepared for the upcoming school year.
Teachers also took part in a welcome back convocation at Grainger Stadium and administration for the school system say they hope it left their staff energized for the new year.
The 2018 NC Teacher of the Year, Freebird McKinney, spoke at Monday's big event.
Students in Lenoir County will have their first day of school on Monday, August 26th.