With the start of a new school year, Alice Elementary schools opened their doors to students and parents.

On Thursday, parents and their children from Saenz and Schallert Elementary went to meet their new teachers for the 2015-2016 school year.

Students were able to leave their school supplies in the freshly decorated classrooms.

Parents and teachers discussed goals, expectations for the year and the student. As the adults talked, the children looked for their classmates determined to know who they would have class with for the year.

Students explored their campus and their class.

Alice ISD students began the new school year on Monday, Aug. 24.