PHOTO GALLERY: First day of school

Thursday, August 19, 2010 | 11:42 a.m. CDT; updated 1:49 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 19, 2010
Lainey Reeves, 5, embraces her uncle Chip Miller after disembarking from the school bus on Thursday at Russell Boulevard Elementary. It was Lainey's first day of school.

On Thursday, elementary school students at Russell Boulevard and West Boulevard elementary schools arrive for their first day of school.

Skyler Roberts, 5, high-fives crossing guard Ralph Bowers as he crosses the street with Cassie Sapp and Zach Green at Russell Boulevard Elementary on Thursday. The first day of school began Bowers' 14th year as a crossing guard.
On Thursday, West Boulevard Elementary School students, from left, kindergartener Anisia Hernandez, 5, fourth-grader Blessing Oliver, 9, preschooler Isaiah Oliver, 5, and first-grader Messiah Oliver, 6, watch as their bus pulls up on Worley Street on the first day of school.
Evan Drane, 10, clips the flag to the flagpole before raising it while Cora Siewart, 5, and Catherine Siewart assist him and wait for photos at Russell Boulevard Elementary on Thursday. Many parents brought their students to school early to document their first day.
Assistant Principal Tami Ensor ushers kids off the school bus at Russell Boulevard Elementary on Thursday. School staff were on hand early to help guide students to classrooms on their first day.

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