St. Nicholas of Tolentine (3741 W. 62nd St,) kicked off its 2016/17 school year with a red carpet event. Teachers arrived in a stretch limo and joined students in walking the red carpet into the school. They received a blessing from the pastor before Jim Rigg, superintendent ran the ceremonial bell signaling the start of classes.
Eighth grade teacher Billy Schauer makes his way out of a limo while arriving for the first day of school at St. Nicholas of Tolentine School, 3741 W. 62nd St., on Aug. 22. The school welcomed back returning students by laying out a red carpet at the entrance and teachers arrived in a long stretch limosuine to add to the fun of the first day.
Photo: Karen Callaway / Catholic New World