Mother Amanda Gordley accompanies four of her children Wednesday morning down Piedmont Street in Wilmington toward Holmes Elementary School. The children from left are Andrew, 7, Adriana, 6, Kerstyn, 9, and mostly hidden behind Amanda, Elijah, 8, who was not wanting to go to school, mom said. Amanda said she is excited for them as they start a new school year.
On a sunny Wednesday morning, parents and their kids walk to Denver Place Elementary for their first day of school.
Ariel Beus, middle, walks her son Ryan, left, and daughter Kendall to Denver Place Elementary for their first day of school. Kendall will go to Denver and Ryan will catch a bus to Holmes.
Rebecca Fawcett, left, walks her daughter Andrea Cordy to Denver Place Elementary where she’ll catch a bus to East End Elementary for her first day of school on Wednesday.
Trey and Peyton Brewer.
Bella and Sophie Ashley.
Caitlyn Davis and Bryan Norris.
Hailey and Easton Reese.
Trever Schultz is all smiles as the family documents the first day of the school year.
WHS freshman Cameron Young.
Eighth-grader Brooklyn Watson.
Eighth-grader Ethan Cooper.
Fifth-grader Chase Fickert.
Fourth-grader Mason Scarberry.
Kindergarten student Bentley Cooper likes what he sees on his first day of school.
Seventh-grader Ava Wright.
Sixth-grader Michael Scarberry.
Third-grader Ansley Seeger “clocks in” for her first day of the school year.
Fifth-grader Ethan Jones.
First grader Karrson Scarberry.
From left are senior Brady Henry, sixth-grader Reagan Henry and freshman Parker Henry.
Sixth-grader Joe, second grader Christopher and fourth grader Thomas.
Tayshon, Destyne, Tanisha and Marcus.
CM fourth-grader Ryanne.
Denver third-grader Haylie.
Fifth-grader Lilly (and a future student).
First-grader Paysen Boris.
First-grader Serenity Tucker.
Kindergartner Kensley Rayne Johnson.
Preschooler Harper and second-grader Hannah.
Second-grader Wyatt Leaming and fifth-grader Shelby Leaming.
The Snarr kids are off to their first day of school for 2018-19 in Wilmington: Eighth-grader Griffin, junior Mackenzie, senior Jordan and fourth-grader Jillian.
Bob Brausch welcomes fourth-grader Dominic Allen and third-grader Jillian Allen to the first day of school Wednesday at Denver Place Elementary School. The News Journal asked our readers to post first-day-of-school photos to our Facebook page, and you overwhelmed us with your great response. For many more reader photos and staff photos, visit wnewsj.com as well as our Facebook page.