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Posted on Tue, Sep 3, 2013 : 11:48 a.m.

Images from Ann Arbor's first day of school 2013

By Melanie Maxwell

Students said goodbye to the warm days of summer and hello to teachers and books as they hit the hallways around Washtenaw County for the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Photography intern Brianne Bowen was on scene at Skyline High School and Wines Elementary School and staffer Melanie Maxwell at Logan Elementary School to capture these images.

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Julie Baker

Tue, Sep 3, 2013 : 7:28 p.m.

Check out a gallery of reader-submitted photos from the first day of school:


Tue, Sep 3, 2013 : 6:34 p.m.

I'm going to buck the trend and not criticize here but say what great pictures. Brought back memories of taking my girls to school on their first day of kindergarten and first grade. The one of the dad hugging his daughter good-bye reminded me of taking my oldest the first day. She was real excited and happy until I went to leave. The teacher was really great though and made the transition a little easier.

Linda Peck

Tue, Sep 3, 2013 : 6:03 p.m.

I was surprised at the number of young people waiting for their schedules at Skyline. It looked a bit disorganized there. Nice pictures of the schools, and I am happy to see the beautiful children.


Tue, Sep 3, 2013 : 5:27 p.m.

It was a zoo at almost all of the elementaries. So glad the middle and high schools are laid back on this one. Welcome to another 180 days of craziness.


Tue, Sep 3, 2013 : 4:50 p.m.

Wait... Logan and Lawton are both have the Leopard as mascots?! :) Is no one paying attention to these important things? Fire the administration!