Students and parents are shopping for clothes and supplies.

Teacheres are busy getting their classrooms ready.

Summer vacation 2014 is almost over and the school new year is about to begin.

Classes at all three school districts in the county begin on Aug. 18.

Each school has also scheduled its Open House before classes begin.

At Clinton Elementary and Intermediate, Open House is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10.

Open House at Shirley Schools is 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12.

At South Side-Bee Branch, parents are invited to meet their children’s teachers at the Open House set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14.

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