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  • New Country Trails Elementary School principal Jeff King high fives students as they arrive by bus on the first day of school in District 301 on Elgin's far-west side.

       New Country Trails Elementary School principal Jeff King high fives students as they arrive by bus on the first day of school in District 301 on Elgin's far-west side.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • A group of moms take photos of their children before they head inside for the first day of school at Country Trails Elementary School on Elgin's far-west side. School District 301 started classes Wednesday along with many other regional school districts.

       A group of moms take photos of their children before they head inside for the first day of school at Country Trails Elementary School on Elgin's far-west side. School District 301 started classes Wednesday along with many other regional school districts.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Students and parents file onto the playground to line up with their classes for the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday, August 22.

       Students and parents file onto the playground to line up with their classes for the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday, August 22.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Daytime custodian Paul Roth stands watch as students wait for the signal to head to class Wednesday morning at Country Trails Elementary School. Students who walk or are dropped off must wait in the front hallway of the school before proceeding to class, just ahead of the students arriving by bus.

       Daytime custodian Paul Roth stands watch as students wait for the signal to head to class Wednesday morning at Country Trails Elementary School. Students who walk or are dropped off must wait in the front hallway of the school before proceeding to class, just ahead of the students arriving by bus.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Students recite the school pledge before the start of the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday.

       Students recite the school pledge before the start of the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • First-grader Mason Rosborough wipes his mouth after his mother Caryn tried to do some last-minute cleanup on him just before the first day of school at Country Trails Elementary School in Elgin.

       First-grader Mason Rosborough wipes his mouth after his mother Caryn tried to do some last-minute cleanup on him just before the first day of school at Country Trails Elementary School in Elgin.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • First-grade teacher Marti McCloud gives a thumbs-up to the performance of her students while her co-teacher Lisa McMorris gives them instructions before moving to their other class across the hall during the first day of school at Lincoln Elemetary School in St. Charles Wednesday. McCloud and McMorris are team teaching a class of 44 students. This is the first year for team teaching at Lincoln and they're using it for 2 first-grade classes.

       First-grade teacher Marti McCloud gives a thumbs-up to the performance of her students while her co-teacher Lisa McMorris gives them instructions before moving to their other class across the hall during the first day of school at Lincoln Elemetary School in St. Charles Wednesday. McCloud and McMorris are team teaching a class of 44 students. This is the first year for team teaching at Lincoln and they're using it for 2 first-grade classes.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Kindergartner Maggie Kuang walks off the bus during the first day at Laura B. Sprague School in Lincolnshire Wednesday.

       Kindergartner Maggie Kuang walks off the bus during the first day at Laura B. Sprague School in Lincolnshire Wednesday.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Third-grade teacher Karen Hayes poses for a picture with her new students on the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday.

       Third-grade teacher Karen Hayes poses for a picture with her new students on the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Lupe Morales, 7, lower center right, attempts to find out which class room she is in during the first day of school at Gifford Elementary School in Elgin.

       Lupe Morales, 7, lower center right, attempts to find out which class room she is in during the first day of school at Gifford Elementary School in Elgin.
    BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

  • Liam Jackowiec, 10, with Amy Ralston, 8, and her sister Dana, 6, walk with their mothers Marg Jackowiec and Cathy Ralston to Williamsburg Elementary School for the first day of school in Geneva on Wednesday.

       Liam Jackowiec, 10, with Amy Ralston, 8, and her sister Dana, 6, walk with their mothers Marg Jackowiec and Cathy Ralston to Williamsburg Elementary School for the first day of school in Geneva on Wednesday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • New superintendent Scott Warren greets children walking off the bus during the first day at Laura B. Sprague School in Lincolnshire Wednesday. Warren is the superintendent for the Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103.

       New superintendent Scott Warren greets children walking off the bus during the first day at Laura B. Sprague School in Lincolnshire Wednesday. Warren is the superintendent for the Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Clutching her first apple of the year, Williamsburg Elementary School principal Julie Dye greets and waves to students as they file into the building for the first day of school in Geneva on Wednesday.

       Clutching her first apple of the year, Williamsburg Elementary School principal Julie Dye greets and waves to students as they file into the building for the first day of school in Geneva on Wednesday.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Shelley Svoboda lovingly holds the face of her son, Nicholas, 7, as they wait on the playground for the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva.

       Shelley Svoboda lovingly holds the face of her son, Nicholas, 7, as they wait on the playground for the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Parents are allowed to observe the first ten minutes of class in Tina Huffman's second-grade class on the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School.

       Parents are allowed to observe the first ten minutes of class in Tina Huffman's second-grade class on the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Juda Reynolds, 10, holds his box of school supplies ready to start the fifth grade on the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School.

       Juda Reynolds, 10, holds his box of school supplies ready to start the fifth grade on the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Five-year-old Erick Flores walks hand-in-hand with his mother Monica Urbieta to the first day of school at Gifford Elementary School in Elgin.

       Five-year-old Erick Flores walks hand-in-hand with his mother Monica Urbieta to the first day of school at Gifford Elementary School in Elgin.
    BRIAN HILL | Staff Photographer

  • Doug Rodgers takes a photo of himself and his son, Tom, 9, before the start of fourth grade at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva.

       Doug Rodgers takes a photo of himself and his son, Tom, 9, before the start of fourth grade at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Jessica Driessen playfully tries to give her daughter, Iris, 9, a kiss as she squirms out of her hands on the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday. Iris is entering fourth grade.

       Jessica Driessen playfully tries to give her daughter, Iris, 9, a kiss as she squirms out of her hands on the first day of school at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday. Iris is entering fourth grade.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Fiona Reynolds kisses and hugs her son, Jonah, 6, before he starts first grade at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday. Jonah was just fine with school starting, but Fiona was a bit choked up. "It's always the mum," she said. Jonah has twin brothers, Isaac and Juda, 10, also at the school.

       Fiona Reynolds kisses and hugs her son, Jonah, 6, before he starts first grade at Williamsburg Elementary School in Geneva on Wednesday. Jonah was just fine with school starting, but Fiona was a bit choked up. "It's always the mum," she said. Jonah has twin brothers, Isaac and Juda, 10, also at the school.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Linda Li teaches Mandarin Chinese to freshmen on the first day of school at Streamwood High School.

       Linda Li teaches Mandarin Chinese to freshmen on the first day of school at Streamwood High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Judy Steinbeck, left, sorts out schedules for students on the first day of school at Streamwood High School.

       Judy Steinbeck, left, sorts out schedules for students on the first day of school at Streamwood High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Students make their way through the early morning sunlight to attend the first day of school at Streamwood High School.

       Students make their way through the early morning sunlight to attend the first day of school at Streamwood High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Hall monitor Danielle Necs directs incoming freshmen to their lockers and classroom on the first day of school at Streamwood High School.

       Hall monitor Danielle Necs directs incoming freshmen to their lockers and classroom on the first day of school at Streamwood High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 

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