Tuesday was a big day for students throughout the Mounds View School District, as classes began for the 2017-18 school year. District officials expected more than 11,100 students to be attending school in the district. Teachers and principals lined the sidewalks and hallways to welcome the younsters as they arrived at Highview Middle School and assisted students in finding their schedules and classrooms. (Photos by Mark Trockman – Contributing Photographer)
8th grader Derek Wang, center, gets help figuring out his schedule from math coach Jessica Breur, right, while school principal Sheila Eller, in blue, looks on at Highview Middle School Tuesday, Sept. 5, in New Brighton.