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Northwest suburban high schoolers head back to class

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  • Video: BG High School's First Day

  • New principal Jeff Wardle addresses students during a back-to-school pep rally to kick off the first day of school at Buffalo Grove High School.

       New principal Jeff Wardle addresses students during a back-to-school pep rally to kick off the first day of school at Buffalo Grove High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • New Buffalo Grove High School principal Jeff Wardle, right, and associate principal Jill Maraldo, far left, compete in a game show, answering questions about themselves and how much knowledge they have of Buffalo Grove High School, during a back-to-school pep rally Wednesday.

       New Buffalo Grove High School principal Jeff Wardle, right, and associate principal Jill Maraldo, far left, compete in a game show, answering questions about themselves and how much knowledge they have of Buffalo Grove High School, during a back-to-school pep rally Wednesday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • New principal Jeff Wardle, and associate principal Jill Maraldo, compete in a game show, answering questions about themselves and how much knowledge they have of Buffalo Grove High School, during a back-to-school pep rally Wednesday.

       New principal Jeff Wardle, and associate principal Jill Maraldo, compete in a game show, answering questions about themselves and how much knowledge they have of Buffalo Grove High School, during a back-to-school pep rally Wednesday.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • From left, Banana Man Tim Kosiek, senior class President Matt Shapiro, (who got a pie in the face from the Banana Men,) new Principal Jeff Wardle and Banana Man Rich Schram close out a back-to-school pep rally Wednesday at Buffalo Grove High School.

       From left, Banana Man Tim Kosiek, senior class President Matt Shapiro, (who got a pie in the face from the Banana Men,) new Principal Jeff Wardle and Banana Man Rich Schram close out a back-to-school pep rally Wednesday at Buffalo Grove High School.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

 
 

More than 12,000 high school students in the Northwest suburbs headed back to classes Wednesday as Northwest Suburban High School District 214 celebrated the first day of the 2014-2015 school year.

Students at Buffalo Grove High School started the year with a festive pep rally led by new Principal Jeff Wardle, while their peers at Hersey, Wheeling, Prospect, Elk Grove and Rolling Meadows high schools also returned to campus for the start of the new school year.

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