The 2019-20 school year is off to a great start! See photos from the first day of school.


Students welcome incoming freshmen at Rocky Mountain High School.

Excitement was in the air as Poudre School District students reunited with their friends and teachers at the start of the 2019-20 school year. 

A parent hugs her daughter outside of Dunn Elementary on the first day of school.

A group of friends at Dunn Elementary smile at the camera.


Each school has its own traditions to celebrate this time of year. Some roll out a red carpet for arriving students; others play music and greet students with high fives as they hop off the bus, some plan fun team-building activities to help students adjust to a new year. No matter what a particular school’s traditions are, the goal is the same: To welcome each and every student and celebrate the endless possibilities of the new school year.

A new kindergarten student at Bethke Elementary sits at her desk ready for the first day of school.

A girl at Blevins Middle School smiles big.

Blevins Middle School Principal Melissa Wagner told incoming sixth graders that their three-year journey in middle school will go by fast. 

“But I want you to stop and enjoy this moment," Wagner said. "This is a chance to start fresh and make new friends. … We want to inspire everyone, every day.”

Two Lincoln Middle School girls read together at a desk.An Olander Elementary students outside of school with a yellow school bus behind her. A student at Lincoln Middle School works at his desk.