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Images: First Day of School Wednesday in the Suburbs

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  • Brady VanRossum, 5, of Geneva, holds on tight to his mom, Carrie, while lining up to head into kindergarten during the first day of school Wednesday at Mill Creek Elementary.

       Brady VanRossum, 5, of Geneva, holds on tight to his mom, Carrie, while lining up to head into kindergarten during the first day of school Wednesday at Mill Creek Elementary.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • As Superintendent Don Schlomann, left, greeted both new parents and new students to various district schools he said the one thing he can always expect is there will be more crying parents than crying student on the first day.

       As Superintendent Don Schlomann, left, greeted both new parents and new students to various district schools he said the one thing he can always expect is there will be more crying parents than crying student on the first day.
    James Fuller | Staff Photographer

  • Munhall Elementary Kindgergarten teacher Amy Fronk started students off with a lesson on how to calmly and slowly manuever their cars (meaning themselves) around the classroom without getting jammed up when it's time for a group sitdown.

       Munhall Elementary Kindgergarten teacher Amy Fronk started students off with a lesson on how to calmly and slowly manuever their cars (meaning themselves) around the classroom without getting jammed up when it's time for a group sitdown.
    James Fuller | Staff Photographer

  • St. Charles Unit District 303 Superintendent Don Scholmann made a point of getting to know new students during their first day at school Wednesday.

       St. Charles Unit District 303 Superintendent Don Scholmann made a point of getting to know new students during their first day at school Wednesday.
    James Fuller | Staff Photographer

  • Richmond Intermediate Sci-Tech teacher Amy Dixon introduced students to a new piece of technology the St. Charles elementary schools are adopting this year. Each student at the school will receive a new tablet designed specifically for classroom use.

       Richmond Intermediate Sci-Tech teacher Amy Dixon introduced students to a new piece of technology the St. Charles elementary schools are adopting this year. Each student at the school will receive a new tablet designed specifically for classroom use.
    James Fuller | Staff Photographer

  • New Amplify Tablets being introduced at St. Charles' Richmond Intermediate school have a function that lets teachers both constantly monitor how students are using the device and allows instructors to remind  students to pay attention with the push of one button.

       New Amplify Tablets being introduced at St. Charles' Richmond Intermediate school have a function that lets teachers both constantly monitor how students are using the device and allows instructors to remind students to pay attention with the push of one button.
    James Fuller | Staff Photographer

  • New Buffalo Grove High School 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 to kick off the first day of school.

       New Buffalo Grove High School 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 to kick off the first day of school.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • On stage from left at Buffalo Grove High School, Banana Man Tim Kosiek, Senior Class President Matt Shapiro, new Principal Jeff Wardle and Banana Man Rich Schram close out a back to school pep-rally.

       On stage from left at Buffalo Grove High School, Banana Man Tim Kosiek, Senior Class President Matt Shapiro, new Principal Jeff Wardle and Banana Man Rich Schram close out a back to school pep-rally.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • New Buffalo Grove High School principal Jeff Wardle addresses students.

       New Buffalo Grove High School principal Jeff Wardle addresses students.
    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.

       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.
    Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Second-grade teacher Maggie Alfredson helps answer a question for a new student during Wednesday's first day of school at Mill Creek Elementary in Geneva.

       Second-grade teacher Maggie Alfredson helps answer a question for a new student during Wednesday's first day of school at Mill Creek Elementary in Geneva.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • "Every year it's hard. ... Oh my gosh is it hard, but she is really excited," said Charisse Dougherty of Geneva after she photographed her daughter, Madeline, 5, on her way into the first day of school Wednesday at Mill Creek Elementary.

       "Every year it's hard. ... Oh my gosh is it hard, but she is really excited," said Charisse Dougherty of Geneva after she photographed her daughter, Madeline, 5, on her way into the first day of school Wednesday at Mill Creek Elementary.
    Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Students converge on Madison Junior High School in Naperville for the first day of classes Wednesday in Naperville Unit District 203. The school got a $769,000 front entrance and vestibule this summer to increase safety.

       Students converge on Madison Junior High School in Naperville for the first day of classes Wednesday in Naperville Unit District 203. The school got a $769,000 front entrance and vestibule this summer to increase safety.
    Scott Sanders | Staff Photographer

  • Parents wave and take pictures as they send their kindergartners off for Wednesday's first day of school at Prairie View Grade School in Elgin.

       Parents wave and take pictures as they send their kindergartners off for Wednesday's first day of school at Prairie View Grade School in Elgin.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Principal Daniel Schuth high-fives kids as they get off the bus on the first day of classes Wednesday for Burlington Central District 301 students at Prairie View Grade School in Elgin.

       Principal Daniel Schuth high-fives kids as they get off the bus on the first day of classes Wednesday for Burlington Central District 301 students at Prairie View Grade School in Elgin.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Kindergartner Jaxon Ficarra is a little apprehensive about heading in for his first day of school Wednesday at Prairie View Grade School in Elgin.

       Kindergartner Jaxon Ficarra is a little apprehensive about heading in for his first day of school Wednesday at Prairie View Grade School in Elgin.
    Rick West | Staff Photographer

 

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