Students, staffs energized for schools’ first day


Students enter Holmes Elementary first the first day of the 2017-18 school year on Wednesday morning.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Second-grader Alia Aber and Guy Aber share a hug on the first day of school at Holmes Elementary.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Kindergarten student Briley Hoggatt on the first day of school at Holmes Elementary with parents Brandi and Brandon and little Breeze.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Holmes Principal Cortney Rethmel greets students returning to the school on its first day of classes


Tom Barr | News Journal

Tammy Reed, a paraprofessional in the MH classroom at Holmes Elementary, gave a friendly welcome to first-day students.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Darius Marksberry, Crissi Behass and Bella Wood are set for the first day of school at Holmes Elementary.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Aaliyah Lopez heads to the first day of school at Holmes Elementary with mom Jennifer.


Tom Barr | News Journal

At East End Elementary prior to the first bell Wednesday are members of the Latham Family. From left in the foreground are fifth-grader Peninah, second-grader Vivian, kindergartner Ezra, mother Wendy and father Chris Latham.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

East End Elementary Principal Jen Martin, left, chats with kindergartner Justin Henthorn and his father of the same name before the 2017-18 academic year began a few minutes later.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

From left, Ashlynn Banks, Adrian, Alex and Mara Trenary, and Landon Duke, are all smiles as Alex goes in for his first day as a Denver Place Elementary second-grader.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Kelly Chappell, left, walks with Nevaeh Wooley to her first day of fifth-grade at Denver Place Elementary.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Denver Place Elementary Principal Karen Long, right, welcomes incoming fourth-grader Anaka Rogers to her first day of school.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Ready for the first day of school are the Cook kids: left, Kiara, an East End fourth-grader; center back, Gabrielle, a WHS sophomore; right, Bruce, an East End fifth-grader; and center front, Joslynn, an East End fourth-grader.


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“Happy New (School) Year,” says Denver Place Elementary School Principal Karen Long to the students.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Students enter Holmes Elementary first the first day of the 2017-18 school year on Wednesday morning.

Second-grader Alia Aber and Guy Aber share a hug on the first day of school at Holmes Elementary.

Kindergarten student Briley Hoggatt on the first day of school at Holmes Elementary with parents Brandi and Brandon and little Breeze.

Holmes Principal Cortney Rethmel greets students returning to the school on its first day of classes

Tammy Reed, a paraprofessional in the MH classroom at Holmes Elementary, gave a friendly welcome to first-day students.

Darius Marksberry, Crissi Behass and Bella Wood are set for the first day of school at Holmes Elementary.

Aaliyah Lopez heads to the first day of school at Holmes Elementary with mom Jennifer.

At East End Elementary prior to the first bell Wednesday are members of the Latham Family. From left in the foreground are fifth-grader Peninah, second-grader Vivian, kindergartner Ezra, mother Wendy and father Chris Latham.

East End Elementary Principal Jen Martin, left, chats with kindergartner Justin Henthorn and his father of the same name before the 2017-18 academic year began a few minutes later.

From left, Ashlynn Banks, Adrian, Alex and Mara Trenary, and Landon Duke, are all smiles as Alex goes in for his first day as a Denver Place Elementary second-grader.

Kelly Chappell, left, walks with Nevaeh Wooley to her first day of fifth-grade at Denver Place Elementary.

Denver Place Elementary Principal Karen Long, right, welcomes incoming fourth-grader Anaka Rogers to her first day of school.

Ready for the first day of school are the Cook kids: left, Kiara, an East End fourth-grader; center back, Gabrielle, a WHS sophomore; right, Bruce, an East End fifth-grader; and center front, Joslynn, an East End fourth-grader.

“Happy New (School) Year,” says Denver Place Elementary School Principal Karen Long to the students.

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Students enter Holmes Elementary first the first day of the 2017-18 school year on Wednesday morning.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_walking-into-holmes.jpgStudents enter Holmes Elementary first the first day of the 2017-18 school year on Wednesday morning. Tom Barr | News Journal

Second-grader Alia Aber and Guy Aber share a hug on the first day of school at Holmes Elementary.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_aber.jpgSecond-grader Alia Aber and Guy Aber share a hug on the first day of school at Holmes Elementary. Tom Barr | News Journal

Kindergarten student Briley Hoggatt on the first day of school at Holmes Elementary with parents Brandi and Brandon and little Breeze.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_hoggatt.jpgKindergarten student Briley Hoggatt on the first day of school at Holmes Elementary with parents Brandi and Brandon and little Breeze. Tom Barr | News Journal

Holmes Principal Cortney Rethmel greets students returning to the school on its first day of classes
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_rethmel-hug.jpgHolmes Principal Cortney Rethmel greets students returning to the school on its first day of classes Tom Barr | News Journal

Tammy Reed, a paraprofessional in the MH classroom at Holmes Elementary, gave a friendly welcome to first-day students.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_tammy-reed-and-2-kids.jpgTammy Reed, a paraprofessional in the MH classroom at Holmes Elementary, gave a friendly welcome to first-day students. Tom Barr | News Journal

Darius Marksberry, Crissi Behass and Bella Wood are set for the first day of school at Holmes Elementary.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_three-kids.jpgDarius Marksberry, Crissi Behass and Bella Wood are set for the first day of school at Holmes Elementary. Tom Barr | News Journal

Aaliyah Lopez heads to the first day of school at Holmes Elementary with mom Jennifer.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_lopez.jpgAaliyah Lopez heads to the first day of school at Holmes Elementary with mom Jennifer. Tom Barr | News Journal

At East End Elementary prior to the first bell Wednesday are members of the Latham Family. From left in the foreground are fifth-grader Peninah, second-grader Vivian, kindergartner Ezra, mother Wendy and father Chris Latham.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_lathams_p_f.jpgAt East End Elementary prior to the first bell Wednesday are members of the Latham Family. From left in the foreground are fifth-grader Peninah, second-grader Vivian, kindergartner Ezra, mother Wendy and father Chris Latham. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

East End Elementary Principal Jen Martin, left, chats with kindergartner Justin Henthorn and his father of the same name before the 2017-18 academic year began a few minutes later.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_Henthorn_p_f.jpgEast End Elementary Principal Jen Martin, left, chats with kindergartner Justin Henthorn and his father of the same name before the 2017-18 academic year began a few minutes later. Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_DSC_0528.jpgJohn Hamilton | News Journal

From left, Ashlynn Banks, Adrian, Alex and Mara Trenary, and Landon Duke, are all smiles as Alex goes in for his first day as a Denver Place Elementary second-grader.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_DSC_0510.jpgFrom left, Ashlynn Banks, Adrian, Alex and Mara Trenary, and Landon Duke, are all smiles as Alex goes in for his first day as a Denver Place Elementary second-grader. John Hamilton | News Journal

Kelly Chappell, left, walks with Nevaeh Wooley to her first day of fifth-grade at Denver Place Elementary.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_DSC_0512.jpgKelly Chappell, left, walks with Nevaeh Wooley to her first day of fifth-grade at Denver Place Elementary. John Hamilton | News Journal

Denver Place Elementary Principal Karen Long, right, welcomes incoming fourth-grader Anaka Rogers to her first day of school.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_DSC_0518.jpgDenver Place Elementary Principal Karen Long, right, welcomes incoming fourth-grader Anaka Rogers to her first day of school. John Hamilton | News Journal

Ready for the first day of school are the Cook kids: left, Kiara, an East End fourth-grader; center back, Gabrielle, a WHS sophomore; right, Bruce, an East End fifth-grader; and center front, Joslynn, an East End fourth-grader.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_cook-4-kids.jpgReady for the first day of school are the Cook kids: left, Kiara, an East End fourth-grader; center back, Gabrielle, a WHS sophomore; right, Bruce, an East End fifth-grader; and center front, Joslynn, an East End fourth-grader. Courtesy photo

“Happy New (School) Year,” says Denver Place Elementary School Principal Karen Long to the students.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/08/web1_DSC_0516.jpg“Happy New (School) Year,” says Denver Place Elementary School Principal Karen Long to the students. John Hamilton | News Journal