Awaiting entry: A few parents stand back and watch their child plus many others waiting for the doors at Ponoka Elementary to open for the first day of classes Sept. 3. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Awaiting entry: A few parents stand back and watch their child plus many others waiting for the doors at Ponoka Elementary to open for the first day of classes Sept. 3. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTOS: First Day of School

Students, teachers and parents all had something to do on Sept. 3

Back to Class: Students take advantage of the time prior to school starting to enjoy the playground and the basketball court at Ponoka Elementary on the first day of classes on Sept. 3. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Awaiting entry: A few parents stand back and watch their child plus many others waiting for the doors at Ponoka Elementary to open for the first day of classes Sept. 3. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Last bit of freedom: These boys work on some basketball skills just before the bell rings and the rush for the doors starts at Ponoka Elementary on Sept. 3 as school begins for another year. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Time to learn: Students in this class at Ponoka Elementary get down to business during the first day back on Sept. 3. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Students, teachers and parents all had something to do on Sept. 3

 

Last bit of freedom: These boys work on some basketball skills just before the bell rings and the rush for the doors starts at Ponoka Elementary on Sept. 3 as school begins for another year. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Last bit of freedom: These boys work on some basketball skills just before the bell rings and the rush for the doors starts at Ponoka Elementary on Sept. 3 as school begins for another year. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Time to learn: Students in this class at Ponoka Elementary get down to business during the first day back on Sept. 3. Photo by Emily Jaycox

Time to learn: Students in this class at Ponoka Elementary get down to business during the first day back on Sept. 3. Photo by Emily Jaycox

PHOTOS: First Day of School