District 214 kicks off a new school year

  • The pom squad revs up the crowd at Buffalo Grove High School's opening day celebration.

    The pom squad revs up the crowd at Buffalo Grove High School's opening day celebration. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Science teacher Dave Fuglestad is welcomed back Wednesday, still recovering from a serious accident.

    Science teacher Dave Fuglestad is welcomed back Wednesday, still recovering from a serious accident. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Principal Jeff Wardle welcomes students to Buffalo Grove High School.

    Principal Jeff Wardle welcomes students to Buffalo Grove High School. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

  • Jimmy Ivanich, 15, reports to Elk Grove High School on the first day of his sophomore year.

    Jimmy Ivanich, 15, reports to Elk Grove High School on the first day of his sophomore year. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Freshmen Paul Harlev, right, and Carson Payne, make their way to class on the first day at Elk Grove High School.

    Freshmen Paul Harlev, right, and Carson Payne, make their way to class on the first day at Elk Grove High School. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Elk Grove freshmen Taylor Danan, right, and Hailey Ruppert, check on where they are supposed to be.

    Elk Grove freshmen Taylor Danan, right, and Hailey Ruppert, check on where they are supposed to be. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Duncan Love, 15, a sophomore, hugs a friend as they pass in the Elk Grove High School hallway.

    Duncan Love, 15, a sophomore, hugs a friend as they pass in the Elk Grove High School hallway. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jaela Preister, 14, right, and Alexia Ramos, 14, both freshman, load up their lockers at Elk Grove High School.

    Jaela Preister, 14, right, and Alexia Ramos, 14, both freshman, load up their lockers at Elk Grove High School. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Elk Grove High School hallways are once again alive with students.

    Elk Grove High School hallways are once again alive with students. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 8/26/2015 8:32 PM

More than 12,000 students in Northwest Suburban High School District 214 went back to class on Wednesday for the first day of the 2015-2016 school year. Buffalo Grove High School celebrated with its annual first day assembly where students kicked off the year with help from the band, cheerleaders and the school mascot.

Another reason to celebrate was the return of popular Buffalo Grove science teacher Dave Fuglestad, who missed last year after being injured in a serious motorcycle crash.

 

Students at all six high schools and the alternative programs in the district also started the year with their own iPads as District 214 implemented a fully 1:1 tablet program starting this year.

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