About 200 Wilkinsburg-area teens started school at Westinghouse Academy in Homewood on Monday.
Teachers and community members lined Westinghouse's entrance, cheering, “Good morning, we’re glad you’re here. Have a good day! Have a good school year!”
They wanted to help ease the merger of Wilkinsburg and Westinghouse, they said.
Ernest Bey, a member of Wilkinsburg community group Mad Dads, which works to keep youths out of trouble, held a sign reading, “Don’t forget your past, look forward to your future.”