The View from South of the Potomac River: First Day of School for the Class of 2026 in Alexandria, VA

First Day of School for the Class of 2026 in Alexandria, VA

First Day of School for Alexandria, VA Public Schools

This morning was a beautiful, as the class of 2026 made its way to the bus stop for the very first time.  The list of supplies had been purchased, the clothing had been laid out the night before, and a last minute debate over what to pack for lunch as preceded the 1 minute walk to the bus stop at the corner.  There was already a small crowd waiting as we arrived, so there was extra time for the kids to tell each other what teacher they had and while the parents of the older kids dispensed some valuable wisdom to us.


As with most first days, it didn’t go perfectly; the bus was a little late, somebody left something really important at home and had to run back to get it, while another got a little spill on that carefully picked outfit.  The moms seem much more upset than the kids, which meant that things were going normally.  Then the bus rounded the corner and pulled to a stop, the bus driver introduced herself, and the kids hopped on… each taking a moment to look back near the top of the steps.

Alexandria Class of 2026 

So if you see someone with puffy eyes or a little misplaced mascara today, it might not be allergies, but due to a little one starting the next stage in life.


AJ Heidmann ~ CRS,  ABR

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McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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Comment balloon 5 commentsAJ Heidmann ~ CRS • September 03 2013 09:13AM


Loved your post...this is definitely the first step on the road to change...very nicely put.

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 6 years ago

Ok that is amazing class of 2026.  Enjoyed the post.  Have a great week.

Posted by Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247 (TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team) over 6 years ago

This one's a keeper AJ. 

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 6 years ago

It's hard to believe that it's the first day of school.  And your title makes me feel plain old.  The class of 2026?  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 6 years ago

Li - Thanks for the comment and this is the first of many changes ahead, I'm sure

Tim - Once you put that number there, it jumps right out at you.

John - Thanks

Chris - You and me both... I mean I graduated last century!

Posted by AJ Heidmann ~ CRS, YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert (McEnearney Associates, Inc.) over 6 years ago