Arlington Heights District 25 students head back to school

  • Second grader Sydney Obrill, 7, gets a kiss from her dad, Jim, on the first day of school Thursday at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School in Arlington Heights.

      Second grader Sydney Obrill, 7, gets a kiss from her dad, Jim, on the first day of school Thursday at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School in Arlington Heights. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Second grader Lana Memisevic poses next to the Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School sign Thursday morning just before the start of classes for the 2019-2020 school year. She was among 5,500 Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 students who went back to school Thursday.

      Second grader Lana Memisevic poses next to the Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School sign Thursday morning just before the start of classes for the 2019-2020 school year. She was among 5,500 Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 students who went back to school Thursday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • New Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School Principal Erin Davis was among the school staff to welcome back students to school Thursday morning in Arlington Heights.

      New Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School Principal Erin Davis was among the school staff to welcome back students to school Thursday morning in Arlington Heights. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • The owl mascot of Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School in Arlington Heights waves to students from the building's roof on the first day of school Thursday.

      The owl mascot of Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School in Arlington Heights waves to students from the building's roof on the first day of school Thursday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Students line up before entering Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School Thursday morning for their first classes of the school year. They were among 5,500 Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 students to go back to school Thursday.

      Students line up before entering Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School Thursday morning for their first classes of the school year. They were among 5,500 Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 students to go back to school Thursday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Students walk to school with their families for the first day of school Thursday at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School in Arlington Heights.

      Students walk to school with their families for the first day of school Thursday at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School in Arlington Heights. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • New Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School Principal Erin Davis greets students Thursday on the first day of school. Davis is among five new principals at schools throughout Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 this school year.

      New Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School Principal Erin Davis greets students Thursday on the first day of school. Davis is among five new principals at schools throughout Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 this school year. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 8/22/2019 3:05 PM

Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 students exchanged hugs and kisses with their parents before heading down hallways and into their classrooms for their first day of school Thursday.

Some 5,500 students at the district's seven elementary schools and two middle schools returned to class for the 2019-2020 school year, welcomed by teachers and staff at front doors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

At five schools, new principals were there to greet students, including Erin Davis at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary, Chris Martelli at Westgate Elementary, Lori Naumowicz at Thomas Middle School, Jim Morrison at South Middle School, and Piper Boston, a longtime district principal who transferred to Windsor Elementary.

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