Smiles Abound for District’s First Day


Excited students, families, faculty members and administrators were welcomed back to the district for the first day of school on Sept. 1.

Students kicked off the 2016-2017 school year by participating in a variety of fun and educational activites across all eight buildings. High schoolers reconnected with their peers prior to homeroom and eagerly found their way to their new classes, while the younger students arrived to their schools either holding a family member’s hand or on a school bus.

The classes of 2017 and 2029 began their final years at the high school and Columbus, respectively. At the elementary schools, family members were invited to join the students in their classrooms to usher in the new year.

On Freeport’s first day, students at each grade level began another year of accomplishments and accolades, and moved one step closer to realizing their dreams.