Back to school: Tears, excitement abound

It was back to school today for many students throughout Modesto and the surrounding school districts.

Smiles displaying excitement and nervousness were about, as were tears from some parents as the 2009-2010 school year got under way.

Check out the photos from Rose Avenue Elementary School and the video from Shackelford Elementary School.

Boys and girls, moms and dads and teachers, do you have stories and photos of your own? We'd love to hear your stories and see your pictures of today's first day of school.

Parents, were there tears? Students, were you excited or nervous? What do you like most about year teacher? Teachers, ready for the fun year? Click here to participate in the discussion.

Have shots of today's first day of school? If so, we'd love to see them and post them to our Web site. Just click here to upload them to our site, and fill out the form. Also, include the names of people who are in the phtoto, and the name of the person who snapped the shot. We'll add them a gallery, and keep posting throughout the week as long as you send them in.

Scroll below for video of Shackelford Elementary School students talking about first day of school

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