School bells rang in the 2023-24 academic year last week. (top) Holy Trinity Elementary students race off the bus and head toward school to talk with their friends before the first bell rings. (above) Jane Sayler has her kids, Lincoln and Cara, pose for a photo. (right) Hartington-Newcastle Elementary Principal Sarah Edwards welcomes fourth-grader Maddie Fuller to her first day of classes. Edwards and other HNS staff members made sure to shake hands with or high-five students as they greeted them.