Another school year rapidly approaching.
That means a lot for children, parents and of course, the teachers.
Wood County Schools is holding training sessions this week at Parkersburg South High School.
Middle and high school teachers spent Monday learning.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is all about the county's 200 elementary teachers.
They're getting lessons from nationally known consultants in computer software, reading and classroom activities.
"I'm getting lots of ideas to use with my kids to keep them active and moving around while they're learning," says Julie Gibson, a Fairplains Elementary teacher.
The training is the first of its kind for Wood County Schools.
Organizers modeled it after national seminars.
They're hoping to make the training an annual tradition.