The Carthage High School cheerleaders perform Monday night at “Meet the Bulldogs” in the gym.

A new academic year is quickly approaching for Panola County school districts and colleges.

Beckville and Gary students’ first day of school is Thursday, Aug. 15. Carthage ISD students head back to school on Monday, Aug. 19.

Panola Charter Schools begin classes on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Panola College begins its fall classes on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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Here are other start-of-school events for our area schools:

Carthage ISD

Meet the Bulldogs is Monday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carthage High School gym.

Freshman orientation for Carthage High School is Monday, Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Incoming students will be able to pick up schedules, tour the campus, get ID cards and lockers, find information on lunch forms and bus routes and learn about school organizations.

Late registration for Carthage Junior High School continues online until Friday, Aug. 16. The Junior High Computer Lab will be open Aug. 13-16 for those that need assistance with registration. Call the school at (903) 693-2751 with any questions.

Returning fifth- and sixth-grade students at Baker-Koonce Intermediate School will pick-up schedules Monday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A fourth-grade orientation at Baker-Koonce Intermediate School is planned Thursday, Aug. 15. Students whose last names begin with A-M are scheduled for 5 to 6 p.m., and students whose last names begin with M-Z are scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m.

Carthage Primary School is hosting a parent meeting at 5:30 p.m. and a meet the teacher event from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15.

Beckville ISD

Meet the Bearcats will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19 at the football stadium.

Beckville Sunset Elementary’s Meet the Teacher Night is from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Parents and students are invited to meet their teachers, drop off school supplies, tour the campus and enjoy refreshments.

A 6th grade parent orientation is planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Beckville Junior-Senior High School.

Gary ISD

Gary ISD is hosting its Meet the Teacher night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Junior High and High School students can pick up their class schedules in the High School Commons area. Parents are encouraged to drop off school supplies during the event.

Panola College

Residence halls open at 10 a.m. on Aug. 17, with orientation held Aug. 17-20.

Online registration will end Aug. 20, and all class registration ends Aug. 26.