McKenna Beck waves goodbye to her mother as her line of third graders enters Spring Garden ES Tuesday morning. Classmates Madison Marcelino and Alyssia Colon are part of the procession. The school has an annual tradition of lining up all the new grades with their new teachers at the start of the first day of classes.
Safety patrol student Connor Dinwiddie, a Spring Garden fifth grader, holds the door open for students to file to their classrooms.
PRESS PHOTO BY TIM GILMANSchool buses leave Liberty HS after classes at the start of the new academic year.
Crossing guard Sandra Pieller assists Karen Carolan and her children walking home along Broad Street from nearby William Penn ES on their first day of classes. The family has two students, Levi and Jesse, enrolled at the school.
Crossing guard Sandra Pieller assists Karen Carolan and her children walking home along Broad Street from nearby William Penn ES on their first day of classes. The Bethlehem family has two students, Levi and Jesse, enrolled at the school. Youngest son Tobias, without a backpack, will enter the school next year.
1670 Georgia Giannaras plays her mellophone with select musicians from the Grenadier Band outside the main entrance of Liberty HS before the first day of classes on Tuesday.
Sam Stempert waves to his father, Joe Stempert of Bethlehem, while boarding a BASD bus at Liberty HS for the Seven Generation Charter School in Emmaus.
Karla Morales of Bethlehem walks her children, Erica Rojas and Carlos Morales, to Holy Infancy School in Bethlehem.
Jose Jiminez and wife Maybelline cross Linden Street with daughter Paula, a a student at nearby Thomas Jefferson ES. Crossing guard Sue Schmiddli and her dog companion, “Chrome,” a guide dog in training, stop traffic at a designated crosswalk. Young Paula looks back at Schmiddli’s Golden Retriever which often accompanies the Bethlehem native during her crossing guard duties. “It’s good training
0973 Dawn Buss, a Bethlehem native, walks her son, James, to Thomas Jefferson ES. Crossing Guard Sue Schmiddli stops traffic at a designated walkway along Linden Street. Schmiddli and her dog companion, “Chrome,” a guide dog in training, are often a team during crossing guard duties. The Golden Retriever is popular with the children. “It’s good training for the Seeing Eye dogs. The more they get