Manchester, North Carroll students work to unite as schools merge on first day

Monday was the first day of school for the Carroll County Public Schools system.

Lunch, recess give Northwest Middle School students a chance to mingle

Northwest Middle School principal David Watkins said the first day of school had gone well. He credited the school's recent open house for making the students' transition easy.

Teachers and staff greet new and returning students at Eldersburg Elementary

As students came off the first bus at Eldersburg Elementary Monday morning, they were greeted by a gauntlet of teachers, staff and administrators, who had gathered by the front doors to welcome students new and returning to their school.

First day of school in Carroll

Students arrive for the first day of school at Carroll County Public Schools Monday, August 29.

New students feel 'sense of community' at McDaniel move-in day

McDaniel College continued its tradition of a warm welcome, with volunteers spending the morning helping new students move in.

McDaniel Move In

McDaniel College which is set to start classes Monday, Aug. 29, continued its tradition of a warm welcome with a mass of volunteers spending the morning helping the new students move into their dorms.

Carroll Community College offers flexibility, affordability for incoming class

Thursday, students milled around Great Hall which was filled with blue balloons sporting the college's name. It was orientation for Carroll students.

Carroll Community College Orientation

Carroll Community College's flexibility and more affordable classes are exactly what drew the large group of incoming students to the school this year.