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Jitters, excitement: School year begins

Students run toward Longfellow Elementary on Monday morning for the first day of school in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)1 / 6
Debbie Emme walks Ashton Emme ,3, Brooke Emme, 5, and Chantele Gulbranson, 8, to the first day of school Monday morning at Longfellow Elementary in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)2 / 6
Students in Esther Witte's third-grade class fill their lockers with supplies on their first day of school Monday morning at Longfellow Elementary in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)3 / 6
Angel Schleuning takes a picture of her son Joshua, 5, before his first day of kindergarten Monday morning outside the front entrance at Longfellow Elementary in Mitchell.4 / 6
Amber Erickson hugs her daughter, Trynidy, 5, before the start of kindergarten Monday morning at Longfellow Elementary in Mitchell. (Sean Ryan/Republic) 5 / 6
Jessica Long, a crossing guard for the last six years, helps students and parents cross the street Monday morning for the first day of school at Longfellow. (Sean Ryan/Republic) 6 / 6

Images from the first day of school Monday in Mitchell, by Daily Republic photographer Sean Ryan.

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