From pink and purple hair bows to polo shirts and pastel-colored sneakers, over 56,000 Pasadena Independent School District students donned their best back-to-school ensembles on the first day of school, Aug. 25.
This school year, Pasadena ISD is celebrating many firsts: over 600 new students, the addition of 700 new district teachers and opening two new schools: Marshall Kendrick and Fred Roberts Middle Schools.
Reflecting on rising enrollment, the district adopted a new vision for the school year as a way to recognize major accomplishments, boost student achievement, set districtwide goals and create a positive environment for students and staff. The theme for this year is Keep on Climbing.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kirk Lewis charged district administration to “keep on climbing, offer daily encouragement, maintain high expectations, inspire students’ best work and to keep moving forever upward as you prepare students for success in whatever life has in store.”