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Starting fifth- and third-grade respectively on Wednesday are, from left, Asia Bigham and Ashley Bigham, as they await a Wilmington City Schools bus. They will attend Holmes Elementary School. Their mother, Shannon Peterson, waits with them.

Starting fifth- and third-grade respectively on Wednesday are, from left, Asia Bigham and Ashley Bigham, as they await a Wilmington City Schools bus. They will attend Holmes Elementary School. Their mother, Shannon Peterson, waits with them.


Students at Holmes Elementary School in Wilmington stand in line waiting to go back into the classroom after recess on Wednesday, the first day of school.


Dylanne Petros | Wilmington News Journal

Starting fifth- and third-grade respectively on Wednesday are, from left, Asia Bigham and Ashley Bigham, as they await a Wilmington City Schools bus. They will attend Holmes Elementary School. Their mother, Shannon Peterson, waits with them.

Students at Holmes Elementary School in Wilmington stand in line waiting to go back into the classroom after recess on Wednesday, the first day of school.

Starting fifth- and third-grade respectively on Wednesday are, from left, Asia Bigham and Ashley Bigham, as they await a Wilmington City Schools bus. They will attend Holmes Elementary School. Their mother, Shannon Peterson, waits with them.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/08/web1_first_day_f.jpgStarting fifth- and third-grade respectively on Wednesday are, from left, Asia Bigham and Ashley Bigham, as they await a Wilmington City Schools bus. They will attend Holmes Elementary School. Their mother, Shannon Peterson, waits with them.

Students at Holmes Elementary School in Wilmington stand in line waiting to go back into the classroom after recess on Wednesday, the first day of school.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2015/08/web1_school.jpgStudents at Holmes Elementary School in Wilmington stand in line waiting to go back into the classroom after recess on Wednesday, the first day of school. Dylanne Petros | Wilmington News Journal