By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Sep 05, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Today is the day that Milwaukee Public Schools' elementary schools on the traditional calendar return to class.

In my morning travels, I saw kids hugging teachers, smiling for their parents' cameras and bawling as they walked toward the door. So, business as usual on #mpsdayone!

Here are some moments from this morning captured in images and video.

As always, Siefert Elementary students were welcomed by what seems to be nearly everyone in Milwaukee

(PHOTO: Reggie Moore/Facebook)

Superintendent Driver kicked off the year at Walt Whitman with a Bango

(PHOTO: Milwaukee Public Schools)

As part of MPS' Year of the Arts, there was a jazz guitarist at Maryland Avenue Montessori

Riley's bilingual Montessori program is officially open

These kids can't wait to get inside Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School

GE Volunteers were on hand at 53rd Street School

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.