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Woodview Elementary kindergarden teacher Kim Taylor (left) greets a kindergarden student before classes start on the first day of school Thursday August 14, 2014. (J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Natalee and Kailee Kulp meet Studley. The Humane Society of Elkhart County held Pet Fest on National Homeless Animal Day, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 in Bristol. The event included games for kids and pets, a costume contest, an agility course, pet vendors and lots of dogs and their people. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Katie plays "musical hoops." The Humane Society of Elkhart County held Pet Fest on National Homeless Animal Day, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 in Bristol. The event included games for kids and pets, a costume contest, an agility course, pet vendors and lots of dogs and their people. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Lauryn gets a little love from owner Josh Allen. The Humane Society of Elkhart County held Pet Fest on National Homeless Animal Day, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 in Bristol. The event included games for kids and pets, a costume contest, an agility course, pet vendors and lots of dogs and their people. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Reverend Amy DeBeck held a vigil on Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart to reflect on the events in Ferguson, MO. DeBeck spoke about the news, gave congregants a chance to voice their thoughts, offered a prayer and lit candles to walk outside. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth)

Yamafit Hip Hop Dance classes took to the stage to show off their skills at the Celebrate Elkhart block party on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a celebration of community supported by The Elkhart Truth in recognition of its 125th anniversary. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Yamafit Hip Hop Dance classes took to the stage to show off their skills at the Celebrate Elkhart block party on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a celebration of community supported by The Elkhart Truth in recognition of its 125th anniversary. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Spectators clap as Yamafit Hip Hop Dance classes took to the stage to show off their skills at the Celebrate Elkhart block party on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a celebration of community supported by The Elkhart Truth in recognition of its 125th anniversary. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Roosevelt School staff member Gayle Tripp greets students with hugs as they return to start the new school year Friday, August 15, 2014. Tripp is starting a new school year for the 30th time this year. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Amanda Flores, left, holds her father Ancelmo Ayalas' hand as she and her sister Elly Ayala figure out which way to go to find classrooms at Roosevelt School on the first day of school Friday, August 15, 2014. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

A Kindergarten student wipes his eyes as he sits quietly in a corner by himself waiting to move to his classroom at the start of the new school year at Mary Beck School Friday, August 15, 2014. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Larry Stewart buries his head in his Batman backpack as he waits to be taken to his Kindergarten classes at Mary Beck School Friday, August 15, 2014. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Chloe Phillips smiles as she interacts with her new kindergarten classmates at Mary Beck School Friday, August 15, 2014. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Marrlen Cruz, second from left, kisses her youngest daughter who started first grade at Roosevelt School Friday, August 15, 2014. Cruz walked with two puppies as she took her three children to school. (Jennifer Shephard) (Buy this photo)

Woodview Elementary kindergarden teacher Kim Taylor (upper rightU) talks with a group of kindergarden students before classes start on the first day of school Thursday August 14, 2014. (J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Linnzie Richner watches a tee shot during the Wawasee Invitational Saturday August 16, 2014. Richner is the number one golfer for NorthWood. (J. Tyler Klassen / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Kristyana Jackson's father John holds a portrait of his children as his wife Kimi looks on outside their Elkhart home Saturday, August 16, 2014. The photo was taken just a few months before Kristyana was killed in a still unresolved case two years ago. The family will hold a celebration Tuesday to remember her life. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)
Photos for the week for Aug. 17, 2014
Posted on Aug. 17, 2014 at 11:31 a.m.

A busy week for students, parents and teachers as several schools started the school year this week. Pets and their human parents celebrated at Pet Fest.

The national story out of Ferguson, Mo., prompted a local church to hold a candlelight vigil.

We are busy preparing for the return of a full slate of high school sports with hundreds of portraits of football players being logged into the system in preparation for the kickoff to football season.

Take a look back at last week as we get ready for next week.

Enjoy.