Post Your Back-To-School Photos on Geneva Patch!

You've just sent them off to school. Now share the experience with other parents by posting your photos on Geneva Patch!

You took their picture this morning, didn't you?

Either in the kitchen or the front porch (our traditional spot) or at the school itself. Kindergarten students, grade-school veterans, middle-school bus riders, high school's young adults. Loaded with backpacks and wearing their favorite clothes. Maybe nervous, maybe scared, maybe laughing, ready for a new experience, a new school year.

Now, they're off and the house is really, really quiet.

Why not take a minute and share your photos or videos with your friends and neighbors?

Include a caption if you like, but you don't have to, if you don't want to. You know who you are, and your neighbors and the grandparents will see the kids and smile.

I'm going to risk the wrath of my family and post one "outtake" from our traditional Nagel first-day-of-school photo shoot, just to prime the pump. My daughters are off to high school, and it's the first time they've been in the same school since they went to Harrison.

I am verklempt.

To add a photo or video, just click on the "add a photo or video" tag underneath the photo on this screen. If you prefer to e-mail a photo, send it to rickn@patch.com and I'll post it for you.

Have a happy, successful and safe school year!

Rick Nagel August 24, 2011 at 06:01 PM
Thanks to Terry Emma for sharing her first-day-of-school photo on Patch! Keep 'em coming, and I'll feature your son or daughter on the home page!
Kyla Keime August 24, 2011 at 06:13 PM
My kiddos are on Mom's Talk. Big changes from August 2005 to August 2011!
Paula Krapf August 24, 2011 at 07:16 PM
Shhhhhh.... don't tell anyone. I just thought she looked so nice for the first day of 6th grade that I couldn't resist posting it!
Rick Nagel August 24, 2011 at 07:21 PM
She is beautiful, Paula! As are you!
Geneva History Center August 24, 2011 at 11:03 PM
Can't believe my youngest is a senior this year. Our tradition is a photo outside the house and when the girls were in elementary school they brought an apple for their teacher. My senior at Augustana texted me her photo on Monday as she started her first day of class. The tradition carries on!


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