The school bells rung in the new school year and the opening of the new South Belt Elementary School.
The new school is located in the Riverstone Ranch subdivision in the South Belt area of the district. The campus was built as one of the final projects of a bond program approved by Pasadena ISD voters in 2004.
And the first day of classes on Aug. 25 were filled with anticipation and happiness.
"It was a moment we had all been waiting for," said Candy Howard, South Belt Elementary principal.
Classrooms are equipped with the newest technology, including digital learning tools such as Promethean Boards. Howard said the teachers wasted no time in putting the technology to use.
Howard was hired as South Belt Elementary's principal in January. She had served as principal at Jensen Elementary for the past 10 years.
"It's a time of new beginnings and new traditions," she said. "I am looking forward to getting to know all of our new students and their parents as we start the new school year."
To contact South Belt Elementary, call 713-740-5276 or visit the school's website at http://www.pasadenaisd.org/SouthBelt.