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First Day of School

Thursday was the first day of school for elementary school kids in Falcon School District 49

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The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

MARK REIS

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

MARK REIS

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Kindergarten teacher Meagen Kautz (cq), right, tries to coax Angelina Cohen out of mom Kelli Cohen's arms on the first day of school Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Meridian Ranch International School. Middle and High School students in Falcon School District 49 start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Kindergarten teacher Meagen Kautz tries to coax a smile out of kindergartener Angelina Cohen on the first day of school Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Meridian Ranch International School. Middle and High School students in Falcon School District 49 start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

MARK REIS

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Meridian Ranch International School principal Kim Leon greets students with "high-fives" on the first day of school Thursday, August 1, 2013, for elementary school kids in Falcon School District 49. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Meridian Ranch International School kindergarten teacher Elba Rushing gives a welcome back hug to first grader Peyten Neill (cq) on the first day of school Thursday, August 1, 2013, for elementary school kids in Falcon School District 49. Rushing was Peyten's kindergarten teacher last year and she wanted to give her a hug before heading off to her first grade classroom. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Avery Balch hugs his mom, Victoria Balch, before starting his first day of kindergarten Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Meridian Ranch International School. Middle and High School students in Falcon School District 49 start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Adrian Acevedo hugs his dad, Jorge Acevedo, before starting his first day of kindergarten Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Meridian Ranch International School. Middle and High School students in Falcon School District 49 start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Melissa Pitcher hugs her daughter, Talia Pitcher, goodbye on th first day of kindergarten in Mrs. Kautz' class Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Meridian Ranch International School. Middle and High School students in Falcon School District 49 start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Kindergartener Matthew Olsen hangs up his backpack on the first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Kindergarten teacher Meagen Kautz (cq), right, tries to coax Angelina Cohen out of mom Kelli Cohen's arms on the first day of school Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Meridian Ranch International School. Middle and High School students in Falcon School District 49 start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Kindergarten teacher Meagen Kautz tries to coax a smile out of kindergartener Angelina Cohen on the first day of school Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Meridian Ranch International School. Middle and High School students in Falcon School District 49 start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Meridian Ranch International School principal Kim Leon greets students with "high-fives" on the first day of school Thursday, August 1, 2013, for elementary school kids in Falcon School District 49. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Meridian Ranch International School kindergarten teacher Elba Rushing gives a welcome back hug to first grader Peyten Neill (cq) on the first day of school Thursday, August 1, 2013, for elementary school kids in Falcon School District 49. Rushing was Peyten's kindergarten teacher last year and she wanted to give her a hug before heading off to her first grade classroom. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Avery Balch hugs his mom, Victoria Balch, before starting his first day of kindergarten Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Meridian Ranch International School. Middle and High School students in Falcon School District 49 start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Adrian Acevedo hugs his dad, Jorge Acevedo, before starting his first day of kindergarten Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Meridian Ranch International School. Middle and High School students in Falcon School District 49 start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Melissa Pitcher hugs her daughter, Talia Pitcher, goodbye on th first day of kindergarten in Mrs. Kautz' class Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Meridian Ranch International School. Middle and High School students in Falcon School District 49 start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Kindergartener Matthew Olsen hangs up his backpack on the first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

D-49 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Elementary School students in Falcon School District 49 was Thursday, August 1, 2013. Middle and High School students in the district start classes on August 2. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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