Each fall welcomes a rush of activity, as the city of Atlanta switches gears and prepares for the return to school. Shopping malls are a hustle and bustle of parent’s and student’s trying to find that perfect first day outfit which will identify them as the right balance of scholarly and cool. Electronics fly off the shelves as families stock up on the latest and greatest in available calculators, computers and other gadgetry that are needed for today’s student. Doctor’s office waiting rooms are overflowing as students prepare for immunizations, sports physicals and routine checkups.
There is an excitement and tension that overtakes the city as we all prepare for the educational lessons that await us each fall.