What Was Your Most Memorable First Day of School?

As summer winds down and students prepare for the start of a new school year, many of us are reminded of our first days of school. What was your most memorable first day of school? Did you miss the bus, meet your best friend or get dubbed the class clown? Share your memories in today’s Throwback Thursday.

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kt September 8, 2015 at 4:18 pm

I was zoned for Northern High my freshman year and my mom purposely kept me out and registered me at Perry Hall High School (I used my aunt's address and had to take the bus to her house every day after school to keep up the ruse). That year a student was shot outside of Northern over lunch money on the first day of school.

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Mrs. B August 18, 2015 at 10:40 am

My mom dressing me and my brother with the same outfit ( I had the girl version) and taking pictures by the bay window.

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Cindy Huesman August 14, 2015 at 12:48 pm

In 1955 I entered first grade. The principal, Dr. Shockley comforted upset first-graders. I have a mental image of him doing this. I was not one of those who were upset. I looked forward to school. Dr. Shockley took time to learn all the student's names. He was a wonderful educator. I just looked him up on the web and learned that he passed away in 2014 at the age of 92.

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Donna August 13, 2015 at 12:03 pm

First day of 7th grade - which was the transition from elementary school to junior high school at the time. I was so excited that I wasn't considered a child anymore (in my opinion, anyway). I woke up that morning with the MUMPS!!!!!

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Deb Constantineau August 13, 2015 at 11:02 am

Walking to St. Theresa's school & no matter how I spelled the word "much", it didn't sound right to me! I was afraid that I was "doomed" for the entire 3rd grade. Ironically, that turned out to be the year that I participated in my first ever Spelling Bee & I came in 2nd place. I have no memory of the word that cost me that Bee, but I remember that 1st day vividly.

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Robert O'Connell August 13, 2015 at 9:55 am

First grade, having horrific sloppy joes foisted for lunch.

Went to college 15 years later and roommate had same exact story.

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janet minke August 13, 2015 at 9:30 am

Before my deblitating school shyness kick in, I told my first grade teacher, Sister Simon, that I was a great tap-dancer. And proceded to demonstrate this totally untrained talent to all! Maybe that's why I later became so withdrawn.

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