These girls were staying together Monday as they looked for their bus following the first day of school for North Adams. (Photo by Kristin Baron)
It was friend helping friend, brother helping sister, sister helping brother and so on as North Adams students converged on the Bellmont Middle School staging area Monday afternoon to find the right bus and head home after the first day of the 2011-12 school year.
All three public systems opened the 2011-12 school year on Monday with a full day of classes.
St. Joseph Catholic School in Decatur was among the schools kicking off the new school year on Monday.