HANNAH STRONG/The Lancaster News
Second-graders at McDonald Green Elementary peek over their books on their first day at their new desks.
Smooth 1st day of school

More than 12,000 students began the new academic year at the Lancaster County School District’s 22 schools on Thursday.
It was smooth sailing most of the day, except for some traffic congestion around the district’s many on-going construction projects.
“We had a little congestion at Lancaster High,” said David Knight, LCSD spokesman. “But nothing out of the ordinary for the first day of school.”