Delaware students head back to school

 Students wait to enter Brandywine High for the first day of school. (Charlie O'Neill/WHYY)

Students wait to enter Brandywine High for the first day of school. (Charlie O'Neill/WHYY)

Summer is officially over for hundreds of Delaware students and teachers heading back to the classroom this morning.

A cooler than usual August morning greeted students as they trudged to the doors of Brandywine High School near Wilmington just after 7 a.m. Monday. They were greeted by Brandywine School District leaders and Delaware Governor Jack Markell for the first day of school.

“I think these kids are probably ready for a little longer summer, but here we are,” Markell said. “Very exciting first day of school. Lots of energy, lots of enthusiasm, lots of work to do.”

Lt. Gov. Matt Denn was in Wilmington Manor to greet a group of kindergartners arriving at Wilmington Manor Elementary School for their first day. “We realize most of our students are too young to know who Mr. Denn is, but his visits are always a great way to start the day with a ‘teachable’ moment,” said Colonial School District Superintendent Dr. Dusty Blakey. “[Denn] always manages to ease those first-day-of-school jitters.”

It’s a short first week for students in both the Brandywine and Colonial districts. Students have Friday and next Monday off for Labor Day. 

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