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First day of school in Emmet County

By Staff | Sep 2, 2016
Avery, a second grader, Aubrey, a fourth grader, and seventh-grader Brayden Knowles show varying degrees of excitement for the first day of school at North Union.
Mara, a sixth grader, and Carter Koenck, a ninth grader at GTRA, on the first day of school.
Suzy Koenck, Special education teacher at GT Elementary in Terril, stops for a smile with her son Braeden, a first grader at GT Elementary in Terril.
Kerken Hockett is happy as a Wookie about his first day at Demoney Elementary School on the ELC campus Wednesday.
Brady (4th grade), Hadley (2nd Grade), and Sophia (preschool) on the first day of school at ELC. Sophia did not want her picture taken and was not happy about not starting school until Tuesday, according to their mother, Stephanie.

Over the last week, school was back in session at the public schools in the area: North Union, GTRA, and Estherville Lincoln Central. Kids going back to school, and some teacher-parents, had varying responses to returning to class. (Photos submitted)