Dukes head back to school!


Joyce Stallard, Natalie Fronek, Harley Wallace, Jordin Gibson

Joyce Stallard, Natalie Fronek, Harley Wallace, Jordin Gibson


Chad and Randy Jeffrey


Cars drop off students on the north side of McCormick Middle School.


New principal Paul Holland greets students.


Kim Gronsky and Lisa Pitts greet students.


Logan and Ethan Feliciano wait together outside Westwood Elementary.


Keyanna and Keyara Hagler


Olivia, Nevaeh, and Jaidon Hendrix are excited for their first day back!


Assistant principal Sean Arno and Dawn Wyman help a student find his homeroom.


New principal Tina Drake and sophomore Bella Jackson pose for a quick picture before the final bell sounds.


Tenth-graders Tristan Arno and Faith Alley wait for class to begin.


Sophomore Kaysee Perdue and senior Gabrielle Edwards


Yvonne Jones gives her daughter Autumne a hug before her first day of fourth grade.


Abbie, Nathan, and Adam Michalak


Photos by Kelsey Leyva | Wellington Enterprise

The year has officially begun for the Wellington Schools! Students of all ages headed back to the classroom Wednesday morning for the first day of the fall semester. Cars were wrapped around the drop-off loop in front of Westwood Elementary and kids clogged Main Street sidewalks walking to the high school. Teachers and administrators stood outside to greet new and returning students.

Joyce Stallard, Natalie Fronek, Harley Wallace, Jordin Gibson
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_McCormick3.jpgJoyce Stallard, Natalie Fronek, Harley Wallace, Jordin Gibson

Chad and Randy Jeffrey
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_McCormick4.jpgChad and Randy Jeffrey

Cars drop off students on the north side of McCormick Middle School.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_McCormick5.jpgCars drop off students on the north side of McCormick Middle School.

New principal Paul Holland greets students.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_Westwood1.jpgNew principal Paul Holland greets students.

Kim Gronsky and Lisa Pitts greet students.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_Westwood2.jpgKim Gronsky and Lisa Pitts greet students.

Logan and Ethan Feliciano wait together outside Westwood Elementary.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_Westwood3.jpgLogan and Ethan Feliciano wait together outside Westwood Elementary.

Keyanna and Keyara Hagler
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_Westwood4.jpgKeyanna and Keyara Hagler

Olivia, Nevaeh, and Jaidon Hendrix are excited for their first day back!
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_Westwood5.jpgOlivia, Nevaeh, and Jaidon Hendrix are excited for their first day back!

Assistant principal Sean Arno and Dawn Wyman help a student find his homeroom.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_HS1.jpgAssistant principal Sean Arno and Dawn Wyman help a student find his homeroom.

New principal Tina Drake and sophomore Bella Jackson pose for a quick picture before the final bell sounds.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_HS2.jpgNew principal Tina Drake and sophomore Bella Jackson pose for a quick picture before the final bell sounds.

Tenth-graders Tristan Arno and Faith Alley wait for class to begin.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_HS3.jpgTenth-graders Tristan Arno and Faith Alley wait for class to begin.

Sophomore Kaysee Perdue and senior Gabrielle Edwards
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_HS4.jpgSophomore Kaysee Perdue and senior Gabrielle Edwards

Yvonne Jones gives her daughter Autumne a hug before her first day of fourth grade.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_McCormick1.jpgYvonne Jones gives her daughter Autumne a hug before her first day of fourth grade.

Abbie, Nathan, and Adam Michalak
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/09/web1_McCormick2.jpgAbbie, Nathan, and Adam Michalak