It's been a couple of years in the making, now the newly constructed Rudder High School is ready to open its doors.
Thursday morning was move in day for teachers and staff who have been waiting all summer to get into their classrooms.
"109 boxes," Rudder High School Teacher Jackie Brewer exclaims as she walks into her classroom.
Rudder High School teachers have been waiting for moving day for more than a year.
"I've been telling everyone the last couple of weeks, that since I turned my keys in at Bryan High that I felt homeless for about two weeks, because today is the first day we could come in," Brewer said.
It's a completely fresh experience for Brewer. A new building, new classroom, new chairs, technology, and a whole of boxes to unpack in a short amount of time.
"We're going to work with the stuff we need right off the bat and just slowly pull the rest of this stuff out as we need it," Brewer said. "But we'll be ready."
For science teacher Marcie Duley, the anticipation of getting moved in to her new classroom is something she's been thinking about all summer long.
"The fact the day is actually here, I couldn't sleep last night," Duley said. "My stomach, it was like I was a student ready for the first day of school."
As she finishes setting up her classroom, Duley says she's excited to see what this year holds, and even more excited for the students to get their first look at their new alma mater.
"We are actually taking the entire first day of school and we're not teaching class at all," Duley said. "We are trying to teach these kids first, how to be good citizens in Bryan and how to be a Rudder Ranger."
The first day of school for Rudder High School students is August 25th.