First day for students, superintendent in Libertyville District 70

  • Wynn Thomas, 6, and Vuk Vuckovic, 6, both first graders, say the Pledge of Allegiance outside Rockland School in Libertyville as they and classmates returned to classes for the start of a new school year Wednesday.

      Wynn Thomas, 6, and Vuk Vuckovic, 6, both first graders, say the Pledge of Allegiance outside Rockland School in Libertyville as they and classmates returned to classes for the start of a new school year Wednesday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • classes, faculty, staff and parents from Rockland School in Libertyville assembled under the flag for morning announcements from Principal Jeff Knapp on Wednesday, the first day back at school.

      classes, faculty, staff and parents from Rockland School in Libertyville assembled under the flag for morning announcements from Principal Jeff Knapp on Wednesday, the first day back at school. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Teacher Linda Snader greets third grader Mya Syc, 8, on her first day back at school on Wednesday.

      Teacher Linda Snader greets third grader Mya Syc, 8, on her first day back at school on Wednesday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 8/21/2019 4:21 PM

Students may not have been alone in experiencing first-day jitters as summer break came to an official close and classes resumed Wednesday in Libertyville Elementary District 70.

Besides the more than 2,300 students it educates at its five schools, it was the first day of school for new Superintendent Matthew Barbini. He joined the district over the summer, replacing Guy Schumacher, who retired after a decade as District 70's top administrator.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Barbini ushered in the new school year by riding the morning bus with students from Adler Park School, according to his Twitter feed.

Meanwhile, students at Rockland School took part in the back-to-school tradition of starting the first day by gathering in front of the school with faculty and staff for morning announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance, before walking into the building together.

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