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Summer vacation over for several San Antonio schools

Staff, older students work to make younger girls feel welcome at Providence College Preparatory School

SAN ANTONIO – Summer vacations is over for several private schools in San Antonio.

Providence College Preparatory School for girls grades 6-12 kicked off the school year Monday morning with a pep rally.

The high school ambassadors, a group of students who represent the school, greeted girls even before they went inside to make sure everyone was headed in the right direction.

"A lot of them are new, because we have sixth through eighth grade, and a lot of new students come in through there. Then also our freshmen. We're just trying to direct them to where they need to go, and make sure that they have a smooth transition," said Alexandra Dorn.

"We spend the time talking to our faculty and staff, and explaining how it's the first day of school, and it's exciting for us as teachers, but it's also exciting and nerve-wracking for the students," said school Principal Alicia Garcia.

The senior girls at Providence are all paired-up with a freshman girl who they take under their wings.

"This year we get a big sis (and) little sis, and so I'll be the big sis and I'll get a freshman to be my little sister. I still remember my big sister freshman year, so I'm really excited to make that bond and, you know, give them gifts and spoil them," said Logan Glick.

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