Photo Gallery: Back to School 2017 for John Mills Elementary

Well before the doors opened at John Mills Elementary School on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 16, students and their parents gathered outside to wait for the official start of the 2017-18 school year.

When the bell finally sounded, students followed their teachers inside for a busy and productive first day of school. "We really felt that it was a wonderful day," said Principal Ms. Laura Magruder. "The students all had smiles on their faces and seemed happy to be back for a new school year!"

For additional coverage of John Mills' first day, click here.

NOTE: To view the following photos in a slideshow format, click any of the pictures below. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist.