Machesney Park (WIFR) -- With summer drawing to an end a brand new school year has already begun for some Stateline students.
Students in the Harlem School District are preparing for their second day of school, after an extremely busy first day on Wednesday. Dee Dee Johnson is starting her first year as Principal at Olson Park Elementary and has this message for her students.
"Don't be afraid to work hard. Really dig in there. Learning is hard work, but it can be so rewarding in the end. If we keep plugging along and working together, we can really surprise ourselves by how much we can accomplish," Johnson said.
Students in Byron and Rochelle public schools also started class on Wednesday. Oregon and Stillman Valley kids go back Thursday.
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