SLIDESHOW: Welcome back! Darien students head back to school

Holmes school kindergarteners  — Parker Lauria, left,  Grier Cronin and Audrey Martin (Submitted photo)
Principal Luke Forshaw
Christine Ulrich with new student Maddie Boulier
Lily and Luke Flagg
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Stella Nehro, Sophia Coppola, Carly Sufrin, Marin Neho and Caroline Costollo
Assistant princpals Kate Dimoulas and Paul Ribeiro
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Lindsay Jachino, Kaitlyn Holms and Sommer Schmidt
Grace Stuart, Lauren Blake and Lily Donzeiser
Aidan and Jane Eleghan
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Tokeneke Assistant Principal Kathy Schultz shares smiles with students  on the first day of school. (submitted photo)
Royle School's parade of learners
Royle School's parade of learners
Royle School's parade of learners
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Interim Schools Superintendent Elliott Landon and Royle princpal Dean Ketchum
 Isabella Vuktolaj with Ms. Kinsley
Maddie Mitchell with Mrs Vitti
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Josephine Andren
Mrs. Martin and former Royle Moms Selectman Susan Marks and First Selectman Jayme Stevenson
Julia Glowania and Selma Elbaq
 Christopher and Ryan Thurlow
Break Lyon

On Thursday, Aug. 30, Darien students headed back to school for the 2018-19 school year.

Check out our slideshow including Darien High School students, Ox Ridge and Royle School’s annual Parade of Learners. All photos by Laureen Vellante unless otherwise indicated.