Chloe Jensen, 7, daughter of Josh and Briana Jensen of Willmar, smiles with her second grade teacher Kaylee Jahraus at Roosevelt Elementary. Submitted photo1 / 9
Chloe Jensen, 7, daughter of Josh and Briana Jensen of Willmar, starts second grade today at Roosevelt Elementary. Submitted photo2 / 9
Carter Schow, fourth grade, left, and Claire Schow, third grade, get ready for their first day back at Roosevelt Elementary. Submitted photo by Sandy Schow3 / 9
Mackenzie Olson, 9, daughter of Amy Ellingson, prepares for her first day of fourth grade at MACCRAY East. Submitted photo by Amy Ellingson4 / 9
Jonathan Young, kindergarten, left, and Michael Young, third grade, are ready for the first day of school at Panda Elementary in Mounds View, Minn. They are the grandchildren of Paul and Linda Haen of Renville. Submitted photo by Linda Haen5 / 9
From left to right: Jack Stella (6, first grade at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa elementary), Olive Olson (2, Jaguar Kid Connection student) and Aspen Peterson (12, seventh grade, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school) look forward to their first days at school. Submitted photo by Randy Olson6 / 9
Jack Douglas Weber, fifth grade, left, and Samuel James Weber, first grade, start their first day at New London-Spicer Schools. Submitted photo7 / 9
From left: Wyatt Schultz, 5, kindergarten, and Brady Schultz, 10, fourth grade, attend their first day back at ACGC Elementary. Submitted photo by Lisa Schultz8 / 9
Hunter Nelson, 7, son of Melanie Nelson, gets ready for his first day of second grade at Roosevelt Elementary. Submitted photo by Melanie Nelson9 / 9
It's the first day of school for students in west central Minnesota.
Send your back-to-school photos to email@example.com to be included in an online photo gallery. Please include your name, the name of the student, and the student's age, grade and school with the photo.