Students in Sleepy Eye went back to school on Monday. Sleepy Eye Superintendent John Cselovszki says it was nice to see shining faces and some excitement in the building. He says the highlight of the first day of school for him was introducing the students to “Wave Man” for the first time. Wave Man is the mascot for this year’s Sleepy Eye Pride theme of “Catch the Wave and Show Your Sleepy Eye Pride.” Wave Man is otherwise known as Dave Vosbeck. Several other southwestern Minnesota school districts started their school years on Monday, including Springfield and Comfrey. The majority of Minnesota schools, including New Ulm, begin classes on the day after Labor Day, which is Tuesday, September 4th…2 weeks from today.