Summer’s over: schools back in session

Summer is officially over. Labor Day has passed and students began arriving at schools Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Spring Lake Park School District 16 had two back to school days. While students at Westwood Intermediate and Middle schools and new students at Spring Lake Park High School are in classes Tuesday, Northpoint and Park Terrace elementary schools and returning Spring Lake Park High School students will have their first day of school Wednesday.

First Student buses deliver students for their first day of school in the early morning sunshine Sept. 3 at Hoover Elementary School. Photo by Sue Austreng “Attention! 1-2-3-4 – Flags out!” Crossing guard Lana Payeur leads the drill, safely guiding students and parents across 109th Avenue to Hoover Elementary School. Photo by Sue Austreng Bethany Rice leads her kindergarten class through the doors at Hoover Elementary School on the children’s first day. Photo by Sue Austreng Jack Heckman unloads his backpack and kindergarten teacher Sarah Lasky organizes student supplies on the table in her classroom at Hoover Elementary School. Photo by Sue Austreng Anoka Middle School for the Arts students walking to their first class on the first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 3. Photo by Eric Hagen Eighth graders Jade Jannette and Jessica Anderson pose for a photo before heading to their first class of the school year at Anoka Middle School for the Arts. Photo by Eric Hagen Anoka Middle School for the Arts technology education teacher Matt Sandy visits with students before the start of this Digital Production 1 class. Photo by Eric Hagen James Condon takes a photo of his children Logan, kindergarten, and Sophia, third grade, on their first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 3 at Crooked Lake Elementary in Andover. Michele Condon was also at the school for this special day. Photo by Eric Hagen Ross and Marie Kyle bringing their daughter Aunna (back) to her first day at Crooked Lake Elementary School. Aunna is in the second grade. Her younger sister Leah (front) has to wait a little longer before her first day of school at Crooked Lake Elementary because she is only three years old. Photo by Eric Hagen New Crooked Lake Elementary Principal Sam Anderson greets students, including fourth grader Sarah Brandes, as they get off the school bus on the first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 3. Photo by Eric Hagen Students walk towards Crooked Lake Elementary School on the first day of school. Photo by Eric Hagen From left to right, kindergartners Nola Thomas, Tyler Wilkinson, Isabelle Stewart and Akash Teekasingh expressed excitement for their first day in Mrs. Comstock’s class at Northpoint Elementary School. Students in the first grade line up behind elementary teachers after stepping off of the bus. Sandia Kargbo leads fellow kindergartners inside after smiles and waves to her mother, who was there waiting for her when she got off of the bus. Third-grader Jala Khalil shows off her new markers to classmate Brooke Brousseau before putting them in her desk. Photos by Olivia Koester
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Ross and Marie Kyle bringing their daughter Aunna (back) to her first day at Crooked Lake Elementary School. Aunna is in the second grade. Her younger sister Leah (front) has to wait a little longer before her first day of school at Crooked Lake Elementary because she is only three years old. Photo by Eric Hagen