PHOTO GALLERY: West Seattle students start school!

September 5, 2013 at 1:28 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 11 Comments

Thanks to everybody who answered our call to share Back To School photos from the past two days! First one, above, is from Leighellen: “I thought I’d share my 3 boys … one of which is less than thrilled with this ritual!! Luke (3rd grade) & Jacoby (5th grade) attend Hope Lutheran School. Zac (10th grade) goes to Seattle Lutheran High School.” Next, Pathfinder K-8 7th grader Pride, quoted as saying “It will be a year of skirts”:

“The Bear Boys,” an Arbor Heights Elementary 5th grader and Denny International Middle School 7th grader, struck a pose:

Kahina started third grade at Hope Lutheran this week:

Here’s Grayson:

Amy says, “West Seattle High School sophomores Shea and Irina have started school together every year since kindergarten!”

From Jen: “Here’s big brother Theo (3rd grade) and little brother Nate (kindergarten) heading off to Schmitz Park”:

At Holy Rosary on the first day of school Tuesday, here are Elena, Morgan, Veronica, Grace, and Lizzie:

Dylan started pre-K at Westside School (WSB sponsor):

Here’s Lexi starting third grade at Gatewood Elementary:

Atticus is now in 2nd grade at Lafayette Elementary:

At Schmitz Park Elementary, 4th graders Rhiannon and Cassidy:

It’s the second year at K-5 STEM for fifth-grader Max and second-grader Sam:

Chloe‘s a first-grader now!

Thanks to Alice for the next photo:

Sophie is new at K-5 STEM:

Karin‘s guys are both at Lafayette – a kindergartener and third-grader:

Susan explains, “Grace had her LAST first day of elementary school (Wednesday)”:

In the next photo, says Christine, is her “kindergarten kid Sarah with her school cone and the STEM school mascot Owl. Btw, the big cone is filled with candy and small toys (German tradition).”

In the classroom at Schmitz Park, a photo shared by Greg:

Thanks again to all 20 of our photo-sharers! We wish you a successful and pleasant school year … let us know when there’s news to share here with your West Seattle neighbors, from events to achievements and more –, and 206-293-6302 (text or voice) when something is urgent.


  1. Love all the photos! Back to school is always an exciting time and fresh start. Have a great year!

    Comment by Maggie — 2:53 am September 5, 2013 #

  2. Awesome! I recognize over half those kids!

    Comment by Bonnie — 6:47 am September 5, 2013 #

  3. Great idea to post these. It’s wonderful to see so many happy kids … and a few blasé ones.

    Comment by seaopgal — 8:02 am September 5, 2013 #

  4. Is that 30 kids in her second grade class?

    Comment by Kgdlg — 8:51 am September 5, 2013 #

  5. Pride is fabulous. You go girl, take that middle school by storm.

    Good luck to all the little kiddos. This was such a fun feature to read on a gloomy morning.

    Comment by Lindsey — 8:58 am September 5, 2013 #

  6. It’s been many years since I have been in school and it was fun to see what the kids wear on their first day and see their reactions. My mom did the same thing to us – every year! I agree, a fun feature on a gloomy day. Thanks for everyone sharing!

    Comment by annaeileen — 10:17 am September 5, 2013 #

  7. Yes, thank you for posting these! I love all the kids expressions!

    Comment by Heather — 10:44 am September 5, 2013 #

  8. FABULOUS – thanks to WSB and to parents/guardians for sharing the JOY!

    Comment by Alkigirl — 11:13 am September 5, 2013 #

  9. Ha!! I love these – The bathrobe kid reading newspaper with coffee is greeting card material! Awesome post WSB!

    Comment by KMH — 11:32 am September 5, 2013 #

  10. Such a great post. Thank you!

    Comment by AM — 2:48 pm September 5, 2013 #

  11. This just gave me goosebumps – look at all these darling kids ready to tackle another year.

    I have to say though – the top one of the 3 boys is my fave :0)

    Comment by Sassy — 3:54 pm September 6, 2013 #

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