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Michelle Tessier, Deseret News
Gabriel Rubio runs through confetti on the first day of school at Midvale Middle School, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

MIDVALE — Canyons School District welcomed its students back to school in style on Wednesday.

At Midvale Middle School, students were greeted by the Utah Jazz Bear, along with silly string and confetti.

At East Sandy Elementary, about 500 kindergartners through fifth-graders walked red carpet, lined by “paparazzi” parents and teachers cheering.