WEST ORANGE, NJ — Thousands of West Orange students returned to school under sunny skies on Wednesday via buses, cars and on foot. Smiles were in abundance at all 12 schools, from the Betty Maddalena Early Center to West Orange High School.

All of the above pictures are courtesy of faculty, parents and staff who helped put together an a collection of first-day photos from across the district. The district noted as part of the album that the photos are "a reminder not only of the diversity that is one of West Orange's strengths, but of the knowledge that our students are already changing the world for good."