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Tish Romine - for the Daily Press

Tish Romine – for the Daily Press

Above, students and parents at Hermosa Elementary School carry their supplies to the building Monday morning as students in the Artesia Public Schools system returned to class for the 2015-16 year. At left, Artesia High School seniors crowd the entrance of the old boys’ gym prior to their final high school orientation.

Teresa Lemon - for the Daily Press

Teresa Lemon – for the Daily Press