Students from preschool age to seniors in high school answered the bell Aug. 28 for the opening day of school in Region 12 towns of Washington, Bridgewater and Roxbury.

Classes were in session that day to start the 2012-13 school year at Shepaug Valley Middle/High School and elementary schools Washington Primary, Booth Free in Roxbury and Burnham in Bridgewater.

The day was noteworthy for the school district, as new Superintendent of Schools Pat Cosentino made the rounds, visiting with incoming students at each of the schools.

Photography by Norm Cummings