Students return united

Students and staff at Evanston Middle School celebrate the first day of the new school year by spelling out EMS on the school’s football field. The school, thanks to first-year principal Pat Fackrell, provided all staff and students with new T-shirts, color-coded by grade. Eighth-graders, in white shirts, formed the E, while seventh-graders donning blue shirts formed the M. Sixth-grade students wore black T-shirts and formed the S. The event took place Monday, Aug. 28. The photo was taken by Mike Fackrell, who flew a drone to capture the scene.