It felt like the middle of summer outside, but Three Village Central School District students were back to hitting the books Sept. 4.
The children had a lot on their minds on the first day of school.
Hannah La Polla, a kindergartner at William Sydney Mount Elementary School, was looking forward to seeing her teacher Dawn McNally and riding the bus, according to her mother, Tara La Polla.
Then there was 10-year-old Jordyn Zezelic a fifth-grader at Nassakeag Elementary School whose eyes were on the future. She said she was looking forward to graduating in June and attending R. C. Murphy Junior High School next year.
Danielle Werner, a fourth-grader at Arrowhead Elementary School, was thinking about science.
“I am excited about making a project for the fourth-grade science fair,” Danielle said.
Courtney DeVerna, a third-grader at Nassakeag Elementary School, was in a musical mood.
“I’m looking forward to playing the viola,” Courtney said.
Her brother, Ethan DeVerna, who was starting kindergarten, was eager for the ride to school.
“I can’t wait to ride the school bus,” Ethan said. “It’s magic.”
Thank you to the Three Village residents who contributed their photos.