Back to school 1
The Heilmann family – mom Jennifer, second-grader Gillian, dad
Jim and kindergartner Gretchen – walk to the kids’ respective
classrooms on their first day of school Monday. Students in the
Marana Unified School District began school on Aug. 8, while
Amphitheater School District classes began today.
Back to school 2
On her first day of kindergarten at Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary
School, Mikalie Crandall carries her backpack over to a hook to
hang it up Monday morning.
Back to school 3
Isai Rios says goodbye to his son, Nicholas Moreno, and gives
his shoulders a fatherly squeeze as Nicholas starts his first day
of kindergarten at Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School Monday
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Brooklynn McCaslin is all smiles on her first day of school in
Mrs. Holly Lopiccolo's fifth-grade class at Coyote Trail Elementary
School on Monday. Brooklynn loves fifth-grade so far because it's
"really fun," her teacher "is really nice," and she and her
classmates are already working on fun projects, such as creating a
drawing of the United States using salt dough. Brooklynn has
attended Coyote Trail since kindergarten. She is the daughter of
Shayne and Jim McCaslin of Marana.
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First-grader Rudy Mendoza takes his hot lunch to his table on
the first day of school Aug. 10 at Harelson Elementary School.
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Harelson Elementary School special education teacher and
principal assistant Shauna Thomas talks with Ellen Schladweiler as
Camryn Macneil, right, and Carson Carrillo eat their lunch.
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Harelson Elementary School kindergartner Kyle Tunison enjoys his
lunch during the first day of school Aug. 10.
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Special education teacher/principal assistant Shauna Thomas
takes kindergartner Van Anderson to get his milk on the first day
of school at Harelson Elementary School Wednesday.
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Harelson Elementary School Principal Andy Heinemann makes his
rounds in the lunch room, making sure things run smoothly and kids
are able to open their milk cartons on the first day of school,
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Kindergartner Diego Checchi makes his way to a table after
getting his lunch on the first day of school at Harelson Elementary
Back to school 11
Juyeop Lee climbs on the kindergarten playground equipment
during the students' lunch break on the first day of school at