August 4th, 2011
11:41 AM ET

Getting ready for a new year!

The CNN Student News team has been busy this summer. You can check out our summer shows and summer news quiz on our home page.  The daily CNN Student News show returns on August 15 to kick off the new school year.

What are you doing to get ready for the start of school?

- The CNN Student News team

Filed under: Feedback • News Coverage
soundoff (87 Responses)
  1. Xin

    Actually It will be the last year of my high school. So I will prepare for my TOEFL and SAT in order to apply for a good university in the U.S.

    August 4, 2011 at 9:06 pm |
  2. Sin

    Starting college in the fall, Looking forward to it but nervous ! Also very upset as to all of the tricks of financial aid, but getting ready by going dorm shopping and trying to figure out which mac to buy.

    August 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  3. Rebekah

    I am buying lots of school supplies. I can't believe seventh grade is almost here.

    August 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  4. Luke

    I am playing soccer to be healthy and I am studying for TOEFL to get a good grade and go to a good university.

    August 7, 2011 at 2:56 am |
  5. Clare

    I am in marching band at school and have been practicing our drill already. I am now in a Journalism class at my high school, so that may help me decide what to do this Junior year in high school.

    August 7, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  6. Lyndzie

    I am starting to get into the school schedule.So when school starts it will be alot easier when school starts.

    August 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  7. Lam

    I go to supermarket to buy something such as: book, cloths, shoes, pens for new school.

    August 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  8. jasmine

    its gonna b my 8th year in school if you count preschool but im kinda glad to get out of the hands of my social studies and language arts teacher cuz shes tecnically my grandma and you know how THAT feels! hahaha anyway im glad to be moving on but im gunna mis my teachers especialy my art teaher!

    August 8, 2011 at 6:55 am |
  9. phillip

    Getting 4 new year by Shop for new clothes and supplied and everything 4 my last year of high school.

    August 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm |
  10. Micky

    I need to get ready for my 7th year of my school life and I need to study for SSAT.

    August 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
  11. Amy

    We are looking forward to viewing Student News each day in Journalism, every Monday in Advisory and, when big stories break, watching with the entire student body and world! Best Wishes to CNN Student News in the 2011 – 2012 school year!

    August 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  12. Nazareth

    I have been buying the few supplies (Thanks to netbooks) needed for school. I have also been reading and doing math questions.

    August 10, 2011 at 11:04 am |
  13. luisa

    will I am going to try to get new friends and learn more things at school and the most important of them all is that I should have fun at school.

    August 10, 2011 at 11:07 am |
  14. Lilly

    WE are already in school.

    August 10, 2011 at 11:07 am |
  15. Rhyan

    The summer was awesome i moved from Michigan to Arizona i watched cnn student news every day and i took the test and i got 9 out of 10 so i would appreciated if i was shown by Rhyan

    August 10, 2011 at 11:07 am |
  16. Aubrey

    This will be my first year in middle school

    August 10, 2011 at 11:08 am |
  17. pedro


    August 10, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  18. Chase

    I am preparing for jr high

    August 10, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  19. Brittany

    I am buying school supplies like binders,pencils and other needed things.

    August 10, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
  20. Nikko

    The thing i am doing to do to get ready for the new school year is get the materials for the classes and start listening to the teacher, and getting my work finished so i can get a good grade.

    August 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  21. Nigel

    I will get straight A's the whole year and I will stay out of trouble.

    August 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  22. vladamer

    well this year i hope to learn new things and also hope that i meet a lot of new people. I want to get to learn all about new subjects.

    August 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm |
  23. Poncho

    Trying to get A's. Join sports. Trying to find new friends! (:

    August 10, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  24. Justin

    First year of junior high and getting netbooks !

    August 10, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  25. kayla

    Trying to get a new goal where i will get A's.Trying to find new friends,joining sports.Finding what i want to do in life.Trying out new things.!:)))

    August 10, 2011 at 1:07 pm |
  26. mark

    First year of Jr. high is going to be good because we don't use textbooks we use net books.

    August 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  27. cindy

    well this is my first year in Jr high and so i really don't know much about Jr high so Im still not comfortable yet to all this

    August 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
  28. alfreko

    I am going to try to get really organized and stay focused and just having a good year this year!!!!!!!!:)))))

    August 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
  29. Inanda

    I'm gonna do good in school and get good grades.

    August 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
  30. Morgan

    We get new netbooks so I can do a lot more stuff with those.

    August 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  31. ethan

    I went to the pool many times rode my bike and hung out with my friends. I was very excited to come to a new school.

    August 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  32. Jennifer

    What did you do you over the sumer? I went to Washington to visit my my aunt, uncle, and cousins.

    August 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  33. Kaci

    I don't do much to get ready I just buy clothes and supplies I don't even get much clothes and when I went to go school shopping and barley got anything

    August 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  34. Lauren

    Got new supplies for first day of 7th grade. New shoes. New everything.

    August 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  35. Hannah

    what I did to get ready this year is got new pants and a shirt.

    August 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
  36. Haylee

    Getting Ready For A New Year.
    Well First School Had To End. Than I Went Ti Tennessee To See My Dad. Than I Got Home, And Went To California. I Had So Much Fun!!! I Got Home, And Than Went School

    August 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
  37. jacob

    i have gotten all the school supplies i needed and now starting school hope the year flies by have a nice school year peace out

    August 10, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
  38. dustin

    This year i will be going to JR high . So i will buy new clothes and shoes. and get my ipod ready i will have to get up at 5 and go to the bus at 6:15 i know it will be great this year!! 😀

    August 10, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  39. Vianka

    What Did I Do To get ready for this school year was...to get new Vans Shoes .(:

    August 10, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  40. bronson

    What i did to prepare for a new school year is to go to JC pennys to to by my school cloths then i went and got my school supplies.

    August 10, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  41. Kalee

    It's gonna be my first year here at Jr.HS. And i'm hoping to past this year.
    It might be a good year.

    August 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  42. Nathan

    this year i'm going to the same jr high as my older brother . I like my new school because i get to use laptops and new teachers and i also get to learn electromical stuff about robots

    August 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  43. jazmin

    what i did over the summer was i went to visit my aunt and uncle. after that i went to the pool with my family. i went to the mall.i bought new cloth and shoes. i also got school stuff.we also had a yard sale.

    August 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  44. Alan

    I went to buy stuff for school and I went to buy new shoe.

    August 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
  45. nate

    hey i`m getting ready for the new school year by buying a backpack to fit my laptop for school.

    August 10, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  46. Ramon

    I'm went school shopping

    August 10, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  47. brittany

    i got a protracter

    August 10, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  48. miranda

    Pretty excited for my first year in Junior High.

    August 10, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  49. lukas

    i prepared for the school year by getting supplies and going to my dads for a week since i only see him on weekends and what ive done is gotten what i need for school and attended open house and many other stuff

    August 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm |
  50. nicholas

    sckool stuff and alot of money it was awesome

    August 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm |
  51. monica

    My mom got me ready for school while I was at my dads so not a lot to talk about.

    August 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  52. Jimothy!

    I will prepare for seventh grade by shopping and studying non-stop. Hope for an exciting new year...

    August 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  53. kaytlynn

    I am getting ready by going school shopping ;p

    August 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  54. cambria

    I've been shopping for supplies. this year is going to be so easy.Junior high is different from elementary school,New school means meeting new people and teachers........

    August 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  55. katriel

    i got my hair done and clothes and accessories shoes i got prepared to learn by getting supplies and thats how i got prepared for 7th grade

    August 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm |
  56. Eric

    Hey, how did I get ready this year? Well, my Mom and I went shopping get school supplies you know. Then I packed my backpack woke up at 5:30 a.m. I was nervous..

    August 10, 2011 at 5:07 pm |
  57. Anonymous

    My summer assignment was to keep track of current events and make a list of everything that happened arranged by order of importance. I've been saving a lot of articles from CNN and I plan on organizing them in the next few weeks. CNN has been a great help!

    August 11, 2011 at 10:01 am |
  58. Rob

    I'm looking forward to watching CNN Student News again!

    August 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  59. Matthew

    I begin high school next week! I've been preparing and I'm really nervous about high school

    August 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
  60. Mariah

    i 'm going try and study more

    August 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  61. Lia

    keeping track of time
    wow i can't believe that U.S students are starting new school year on Sep. It's my second semester. Good grief, I got loads to study.
    Buy some pocket files.
    My slipper
    Few notebooks.

    August 16, 2011 at 12:14 am |
  62. Jay

    I've been over my GRE test and TOEFL test and ready to apply graduate school.

    August 16, 2011 at 5:38 am |
  63. Mr. Voelz

    I can't wait to get the new school year off to a great start!

    August 16, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  64. Grace

    i am so excited that school is here!!!!!!!

    August 16, 2011 at 1:22 pm |
  65. evan

    My goal is to have a great year and learn a lot this year to get ready for middle school.

    August 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
  66. George

    My goal this year in school is to get better grades and learn new things

    August 16, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
  67. erin

    mr.volez is a great teacher

    August 16, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
  68. cameron

    My goal this year is to get no marks and be a good stundents. Can't wait to see CNN News again.

    August 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  69. Katie

    This school is going to be so much fun i have some of my friends in my class and my teacher is really nice!!!!!! Cant wait

    August 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  70. ew

    mr.volez is a amzing teacher he is really nice. i would like to get better in math this year. i hope everybody enjoy's their recess this year!! no recess in middle school.

    August 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  71. Jayton

    The school year so far is doing ok for a start! HA!

    August 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  72. cassie

    Getting ready for a new school year is full of excitment.Well for some people... we get to learn new things and sadly old things for review.Some will make goals others want to get better at stuff.For all the people starting a new year have a great time!

    August 16, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  73. jack

    its been a big hurry to get ready for shool this year. buying new shcool cloths, getting supplies, and waking up early. the one thing i don know is that im gonna have a good

    August 16, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  74. Kari

    So excited for school! I have nothing to do this past few weeks..... I was so BORED!!! I was so bored it almost killed me! Well school is awsome its fun cant wait to meet new people and make new friends!!!

    August 16, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  75. Anonymous

    school started and all my friends are in my class my teacher seems nice but theres more learing and homework but hey i'll be out of here 178days

    August 16, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
  76. Anonymous

    I don't reallh like school starting. But I like CNN Student News back.

    August 16, 2011 at 6:40 pm |
  77. Muhammad

    I am so excited about the new school year. I can not wait to get to school and continue my education. I hope everyone else is excited as me. Have a great school year.

    August 17, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
  78. Seonil

    Doing vacation homeworks. It's so rainy in S.Korea that I can not play outside many times. I had to go to WYMC. It stands for World Youth Model Congress. My vacation is not like vacation. I wish I could go to England, US, Australia, or some other countries wheir the climate is good for playing outside.

    August 18, 2011 at 9:04 am |
  79. Karly

    school started for me and i love it 🙂

    August 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
  80. Hyun

    I will be very, very busy. I will prepare my entry of high school. Actually, I gave up going to International high school, but there are still lot of things to do before becoming a high school student. Sometimes I got scared of it, but I decided to enjoy and do my best.^^

    August 19, 2011 at 8:03 am |
  81. mauriunna

    getting ready for a new year is good because its like the past is the past and the future is the uture and timme for new cheese and leave the old cheese and step out of your confort zone.

    August 22, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
  82. Ernest

    I like to watch cnn student news .I watch it at school

    August 23, 2011 at 9:45 am |
  83. christina

    buying things to get this year one to remember and now that i'm in school i'm running for president so i hope everyone else out there is starting off with a good school year!:)

    September 2, 2011 at 11:38 am |
  84. demetrius

    i have 3 more steps compete my goal of becoming a u.s army officer 😉

    September 2, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
  85. Katrina

    I like to get ready for the new year because we can watch CNN Student News.

    September 5, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  86. Erica

    I like to get ready for a new school year because of shopping, new supplies, and new classes.

    September 6, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  87. Emilyann

    I am happy it's a new school year so that teachers will have a job and so they can get paid because they might not have a summer job since the economy is so bad.

    September 7, 2011 at 10:38 am |