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See moments from the first day of school in Wheeling, Batavia, Elgin, and Wauconda on Wednesday.

Wauconda Grade School teacher Alexandra Maggio shares a laugh with her second-grade students as they come up with a list of rules and goals for the new school year. Wauconda CUSD 118 held first day of classes on Wednesday.
  Wauconda Grade School teacher Alexandra Maggio shares a laugh with her second-grade students as they come up with a list of rules and goals for the new school year. Wauconda CUSD 118 held first day of classes on Wednesday.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Wauconda Grade School Principal Debra Monroe visits with third-grade students Evelyn Arroyo, left, and Briseida Ortega during first day of classes Wednesday.
  Wauconda Grade School Principal Debra Monroe visits with third-grade students Evelyn Arroyo, left, and Briseida Ortega during first day of classes Wednesday.
Paul Valade | Staff Photographer
Caroline Byanski fools around with her mom DeLena before she heads in for her first day of third grade at Alice Gustafson Elementary School in Batavia Wednesday.
  Caroline Byanski fools around with her mom DeLena before she heads in for her first day of third grade at Alice Gustafson Elementary School in Batavia Wednesday.
Rick West | Staff Photographer
Genesis Sanchez, 5, makes her way to the first day of classes in District U-46 at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin.
  Genesis Sanchez, 5, makes her way to the first day of classes in District U-46 at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Stacey Shah hugs her daughter Ananya, 5, as she heads in to kindergarten during the first day of classes in District U-46 at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin.
  Stacey Shah hugs her daughter Ananya, 5, as she heads in to kindergarten during the first day of classes in District U-46 at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Renaldo Ayala helps calm down her son Enyer, 5, during the first day of classes in District U-46 at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin.
  Renaldo Ayala helps calm down her son Enyer, 5, during the first day of classes in District U-46 at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Staff member Becky Teets talks to students during the first day of classes in District U-46 at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin.
  Staff member Becky Teets talks to students during the first day of classes in District U-46 at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
New Otter Creek Elementary School principal David Aleman, greets students on their first day. Aleman previously served as a classroom teacher at U-46's Ellis Middle School, as well as Spring Trail and Channing Memorial elementary schools.
  New Otter Creek Elementary School principal David Aleman, greets students on their first day. Aleman previously served as a classroom teacher at U-46's Ellis Middle School, as well as Spring Trail and Channing Memorial elementary schools.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
New Otter Creek Elementary School principal David Aleman, greets students on their first day.
  New Otter Creek Elementary School principal David Aleman, greets students on their first day.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
New Otter Creek Elementary School principal David Aleman greets students on the first day of school.
  New Otter Creek Elementary School principal David Aleman greets students on the first day of school.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
Principal Jerry Cook of Wheeling High School fist bumps students as they disembark a school bus for the first day of class Wednesday. Students in District 214 begin classes a little later in the day this school year.
  Principal Jerry Cook of Wheeling High School fist bumps students as they disembark a school bus for the first day of class Wednesday. Students in District 214 begin classes a little later in the day this school year.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Students at Wheeling High School begin their day Wednesday.
  Students at Wheeling High School begin their day Wednesday.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
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