The 2012-2013 school year recently kick off grades K through 12 in District 203, taking part in annual back to school traditions.
Highlands Elementary kids dropped off their book bags and headed to the front lawn for a flag raising ceremony.
After singing My Country Tis of Thee, Principal Susan Stuckey, talked with students about their goals for the year.
Across town at Naperville North, high school seniors took part in a last-first day back to school ritual, running through the hallways instead of reporting to their first class.
About half of the seniors dressed up in toga, while the rest wore gear supporting the theme, Apollo 13.
“As long as I’ve been at North I’ve known about this tradition so it’s kind of fun to go through it,” said NNHS senior, Alec Dickson
Senior, Lizzie Corp said, “Ever since I was a freshman we’ve been sitting in the class rooms watching them be seniors and run around. Everyone waits for it, and just being with your friends and running around, and screaming, it’s the best thing ever.”
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