Tuesday, Sept. 4 marked the first day of class for students at William L. Callahan Elementary School, and staff at the facility spent the early morning hours preparing for their latest crop of scholars.

Third-grade teacher Brittany Hill gets ready for her new class of students.
School nurse and teacher Victor Moniz checks his stock of supplies.
Teachers Kayla Dyer, left, and Gayle DelPrete scrawl positive messages for the students in chalk by the entrance to the school.
Here they come! The first group of students enters the previously quiet hallways at Callahan School.

Tyler Vargas leads the way into the first day of school at Callahan.
Brothers Jett, Talon, and Joseph Marcoccio walk to the school entrance.
Fourth-grade teacher Nicole Jillson greets a student with a hug.
Dressed to impress: Students leave their bus and head into Callahan Elementary.
Teacher Kara Curtis greets student Jace Fontaine.
Student Abby Ferguson struts into Callahan Elementary.
Resource teacher Gayle DelPrete greets Olivia Gather.
Nevaeh Kay-Mitchell, left and MacKenzie Lee.

Students form a line and head into their classrooms.
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