Students head back to school in morning downpour

Dalia Welsh brought her first-grader Maria Welsh and fourth-grader Donny Welsh to Westwood View this morning.  The family is new to Westwood View this year.
Dalia Welsh brought her first-grader Maria Welsh and fourth-grader Donny Welsh to Westwood View this morning. The family is new to Westwood View this year.

Students heading to the first day of class in Shawnee Mission schools braved a downpour this morning to get in the doors, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of parents, teachers and even students.

Only freshmen and seventh graders were started this morning at high schools and middle schools, while kindergartners also will start later this week.

At Westwood View this morning students were welcomed back as they entered the building. Principal Susan Knight said enrollment at the school appears to be holding steady this year.