The first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year has begun following weeks, even months of preparation.

The first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year has begun following weeks, even months of preparation.

The school district’s custodial and seasonal staff has worked throughout the summer months getting the big and little things done at all the city’s schools. They’ve painted, waxed, dusted, repaired and made ready all the education spaces, hallways, bathrooms and gymnasiums.

Teachers have worked for weeks getting their rooms ready for students to arrive.

Many parents and students already attended events at their schools on Tuesday evening, to help ease them into the school year.

The enthusiasm is palpable in the halls of Central Middle School, Sweetwater and Prairie View Elementary schools, Devils Lake High School and, yes, the Minnie H Kindergarten Center.