BOUNTIFUL - Trying out new lockers and greeting old friends were part of the first day of school at Millcreek Junior High in Bountiful.
Cheer squad members and student body officers greeted returning students, with a special welcome to seventh graders experiencing their first day in junior high.
Davis School District schools opened their doors Monday, Aug. 25 to thousands of students in schools throughout the county.
Sophomores arrived at Viewmont High School in Bountiful an hour before juniors and seniors Monday.
Student body officers gave high-fives and called out encouraging words and compliments as students arrived.
“This is the first day of the rest of your lives,” shouted one. Most of the students said they were excited for the new year, though one or two admitted to being a bit nervous. High schools begin at 7:30 a.m., junior highs at 8:10 a.m., elementaries at 8:50 a.m. Drivers are encouraged to use caution as students will often be in crosswalks.
Kenyon Gillins and Mike and Jessica Nielsen checked out Mike’s Star Wars book as they wait for the doors to open at Bountiful Elementary. “I like to read,” said Mike. Hayden Shelley got a hug from his sister, Heidi, who just returned from a mission to Germany, as their mother, Cami snapped a photo. The school mascot also greeted students.