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Students head back to school across southeast Wisconsin

More than 40 districts began classes for the 2022-2023 school year
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Posted at 11:43 AM, Sep 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-01 13:09:06-04

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN — For thousands of students across southeast Wisconsin, it’s the first day of school!

It’s been a long, hot summer but for more than 40 districts, school is officially back in session.

From rolling out the red carpet to playing some classic tunes to kick off the day, students at schools all across the region grabbed their brand-new backpacks, sharpen their pencils and headed in for the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

“We really just love and care about our kids and want them to be successful, so we give them an exciting start and get teachers engaged right away in celebrating our first day of school,” said Greg Kabara, Superintendent, Nicolet Union School District.

For kids like Aiden Schlechta, the start of the new year is a big one, not just because of new classes. After weeks away from his pals, he says he’s excited to be reunited.

“I haven’t seen these guys in so long, I didn’t get to see them over the summer. It’s just great to see them again. And also, we also get to see new teachers and everything, I just think it’s great,” said Schlechta.

These aren’t the only kids heading back. Next week, the next wave of students hit the books, including Milwaukee Public Schools.

Here's a list of school districts in the area, and when they go back to school.

Washington County
Kewaskum 9/1
Slinger 9/1
West Bend 9/1
Germantown 9/1

Ozaukee County
Cedarburg 9/1
Northern Ozaukee 9/1
Cedar Grove - Belgium Area 9/1
Grafton *9/1 Grades 6, 9-12
Port Washington - Saukville *9/1 Kindergarten, 5, 9
Mequon - Thiensville 9/1

Waukesha County
Oconomowoc Area *9/1 5K-9th grade
Kettle Moraine 9/1
Palmyra-Eagle Area 9/1
Mukwonago 9/1
New Berlin 9/6
Elmbrook 9/1
Waukesha 9/1
Pewaukee *9/1 grades 6-12
Hamilton *9/1 grades 7-12
Menomonee Falls 9/1

Milwaukee County
MPS 9/6
Wauwatosa 9/1
West Allis-West Milwaukee 9/1
Brown Deer 9/1
Nicolet UHS 9/1
Whitefish Bay 9/1
Shorewood 9/1
Whitnall *9/1 50% attendance by last name
Greendale 9/1
Greenfield 9/1
St. Francis 9/1 HS freshman
Cudahy 9/1
South Milwaukee 9/1
Oak Creek-Franklin Joint 9/1
Franklin Public 9/1

Racine County
Waterford UHS 9/1
Union Grove UHS 9/1
Racine Unified 9/1
Burlington Area *9/1 grades 1-6, 9

Kenosha County
Kenosha Unified 9/1
Central/Westosha UHS 8/30
Wilmot UHS *9/1 9th grade, 9/2 all students

Sheboygan County
Random Lake 9/1
Oostburg 9/6
Sheboygan Falls 9/1
Kohler 9/1
Sheboygan Area 9/1
Howards Grove 9/1
Elkhart Lake - Glenbeulah 9/1

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