Lunch in Arlington High School's snazzy new cafeteria was interim superintendent Marcelo Cavazos' first chance to sit down since sunup Monday, and he surrounded himself with students.
Cavazos began the day at a school bus stop with students bound for Martin High School, then walked his son Diego into his first day of kindergarten at Key Elementary School. "He seemed excited to be there, and I was, too," the proud dad said. Daughter Theresa is a fourth grader at Key.
He also visited Wimbish Elementary, where two sixth graders showed him around. "They remembered exactly where they sat in kindergarten," Cavazos said. "Having those types of school experiences are very important."
After lunch, Cavazos was whisked away for stops at Thornton and Starrett elementaries, and a date to go home with some students at Dunn Elementary.
"I'm getting to see the first day at all different levels," he said of his whirlwind tour. "Though they're at different ages and grades, they all have the same excitement and the same motivation."