PHOTO GALLERY: Back to school in Columbia

Monday, August 24, 2009 | 1:05 p.m. CDT; updated 6:57 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 24, 2009
Rock Bridge sophomores, from left to right, Jacob Jackson, 15, Korey Sexton, 16, Daniel Keeton, 16, and Jordan Davis, 15, wait for their classes to begin on Monday morning for the start of the new school year. "One of the core values," Rock Bridge principal Kathy Ritter said, "is freedom with responsibility," noting an exceptional level of student freedom during the day.

COLUMBIA — Students in Columbia Public Schools were back in the classroom for the 2009-10 school year on Monday. Missourian photographers were dispatched to capture back-to-school moments, but because they couldn't be everywhere, we're asking for your help, too.

Do you have a photo from the first day of school that you'd like to share? If so, e-mail it to us at or click here for information on how to submit your photo.

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