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Pictures: It's Back To School Across North Texas

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Kai Potter and Chloe Andrews are all smiles at Northwood Hills Elementary in Richardson.

It’s the first day of school for kids across North Texas. No more sleeping in! We’re posting your back-to-school photos below.

We’d like you to share your kids’ first day of school photos - or send us your own photos from back in the day.

Post them to the KERA Facebook page or email them to engage@kera.org. And you can see some retro school photos from KERA hosts, reporters and producers, too.

About 160,000 kids are heading back to school in Dallas ISD. The district has an interim superintendent, Michael Hinojosa. He's leading the district as trustees look for a replacement for Mike Miles, who resigned over the summer.

In Fort Worth, Kent Scribner is the lone superintendent finalist after the district's year-long search. Scribner oversaw 16 high schools and more than 27,000 students in Phoenix. In Fort Worth, he’ll run a district with more than three times as many students. 

Naturally, students have some first-day jitters. School administrators and teachers say they’re eager to start the new school year. Theresa Morgan has been a teacher for 25 years. She’s a mathematics instructional coach at Sunset High School in Dallas Independent School District. “I’m thinking of all this preparation and got a classroom and supplies and plans and everything ready to go,” Morgan told KERA's Stella Chavez. “And now I’m remembering we all do this for the kids and we can help their lives be better and touch someone’s life in ways we really have no idea how.”

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Brooklyn Carter and Laila Perdue are ready to rock it at Pleasant Run Elementary in Lancaster.

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The Cook family is ready for school! They're heading to Bessie Coleman Middle School, High Pointe Elementary and Whiz Kids Learning Center.
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First day of school at Old Union Elementary in Southlake.
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It's back-to-school time in Wylie ISD.

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This student is one of many eager eagles heading back to North Hi Mount Elementary in Fort Worth.
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Kids were getting ready for the school as the sun was rising across North Texas.
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Sophia and Chloe Davis are first and second graders at Lindsey Elementary in McKinney in Allen ISD.

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Security guards were all smiles at Bessie Coleman Middle School in Cedar Hill ISD.
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The second year of homeschooling begins for this Frisco family.

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Kara Schoven, Daniel Brzostowski, Esmeralda Rios and David Thang attend Lakeland Elmentary in Lewisville.

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First day of first grade for Simba, left, and Ian.
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Beth Wolf and Dale Rothenhoefer on the first day of Kindergarten back in 1970 in Baltimore County at Westowne Elementary.
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Nicole LeBlanc looked super sharp on her first day of second grade in 1970.

The first day of school is also a big deal for students training to become teachers.