Many happy returns for Palatine students

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 8/15/2018 4:51 PM
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  • "It's going to be good" is how Isabel Steinbach, 11, of Palatine described her first day of school at Virginia Lake Elementary School in Palatine as she talks to a fellow 6th grader before heading off to class Wednesday.

      "It's going to be good" is how Isabel Steinbach, 11, of Palatine described her first day of school at Virginia Lake Elementary School in Palatine as she talks to a fellow 6th grader before heading off to class Wednesday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • "It's cool" is how Lailany Murillo, 10, of Palatine describes her first day of school at Virginia Lake Elementary School in Palatine as she gets off the bus before heading off to class Wednesday.

      "It's cool" is how Lailany Murillo, 10, of Palatine describes her first day of school at Virginia Lake Elementary School in Palatine as she gets off the bus before heading off to class Wednesday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Grace Cimaglio, 8, of Palatine walks with her mom, Kim, as she as Grace heads to her 3rd grade class on her first day of school at Virginia Lake Elementary School in Palatine on Wednesday.

      Grace Cimaglio, 8, of Palatine walks with her mom, Kim, as she as Grace heads to her 3rd grade class on her first day of school at Virginia Lake Elementary School in Palatine on Wednesday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • "I'm excited" Navjot Khaira, 10, of Palatine said Wednesday as she returned to Virginia Lake Elementary School in Palatine with her dad, Simran.

      "I'm excited" Navjot Khaira, 10, of Palatine said Wednesday as she returned to Virginia Lake Elementary School in Palatine with her dad, Simran. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

The end of summer vacation usually isn't cause for celebration, but you wouldn't know it from some of the smiling faces and enthusiastic attitudes students brought with them for the first day of classes Wednesday at Virginia Lake Elementary School in Palatine.

"It's going to be good," is how 11-year-old Isabel Steinbach described her return to school from summer break. "It's cool," said Lailany Murillo, 10.

They were among the more than 12,000 Palatine Township Elementary School District 15 students who headed back to classes Wednesday, along with hundreds of principals, teachers and support staff. The district is the second largest elementary district in the state, encompassing all or part of seven communities: Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, South Barrington, Arlington Heights and Schaumburg.

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