BREAKING IN A NEW YEAR

  • Article by: KIM MCGUIRE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 4, 2012 - 9:05 PM

Some kids braved their first day of school ever. The rest faced new teachers, classes, lockers and menus.

For many students across the metro area, Tuesday was ushered in by the sounds of a school bus rumbling down the block, signifying the end of summer and beginning of the new school year. ¶ Some students battled nerves, especially those 5- and 6-year-olds entering kindergarten, where everything is new, a little scary and terribly exciting at the same time. ¶ For juniors and seniors, the first day of classes meant sliding into familiar routines, all the while inching closer to leaving the safety net of both home and school. ¶ The new school year often brings changes.

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