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Lake County schools start new year

Aliah Ackerman (left) and Iris Cannon walk into Minnehaha Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Two Harbors. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)1 / 9
Hadlee Rohloff and Cooper Goutermont step off the bus Tuesday, Sept. 4, at William Kelley Schools in Silver Bay. (Photo by Lisa Malcomb)2 / 9
William Kelley High School junior Corrina Marolt (left) and sophomore Ryder McMillen make their way to class. (Photo by Lisa Malcomb)3 / 9
(From left) Arlen Ernest, Hayden Ernest and Addilyn Cook walk to school Tuesday, Sept. 4, at William Kelley Schools in Silver Bay. (Photo by Lisa Malcomb)4 / 9
Silver Bay Police Chief Doug Frericks reaches out to give Griffin Gadsby a high-five as he walks into William Kelley Schools. (Photo by Lisa Malcomb)5 / 9
Caleb Yankowiak can't wait to get to class on the first day of school at Minnehaha Elementary School in Two Harbors. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)6 / 9
Kindergartner Jada Buck raises her hand to ask a question Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Minnehaha Elementary School in Two Harbors. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)7 / 9
Nate VanSanten (right) walks his daughter, Greta, into Minnehaha Elementary School for her first day of kindergarten. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)8 / 9
Minnehaha Elementary School first-grade teacher Jill Bopp explains to students where they will find an activity to start school each day. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)9 / 9

Students along the North Shore descended on Two Harbors and Silver Bay schools Tuesday, Sept. 4, for the start of another year.

Many tears were shed — mostly from parents — at Minnehaha Elementary School in Two Harbors and William Kelley Elementary School in Silver Bay as kindergartners arrived for their first day of class.

Kindergartners colored name tags for their cubbies and teachers in other grades walked their new students through class procedures and lunch menus as they began the process of adapting to new environments.

At Kelley, Silver Bay Police Chief Doug Frericks made his traditional trip over to the school to hand out some high-fives to students as they walked into the building for the first time since June.

While kindergartners began the adjustment to being in school all day, older students slipped back into familiar routines and talked with friends about their summer adventures.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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