Houston County school buses rolled out early and students with backbacks could be seen scurrying to their homeroom classes before the late bell rung at Ashford high school on Monday morning.
At Ashford elementary, it was both parents and students that were experiencing a lot of emotions as many of the students headed in for their first day of school.
"It was a little nerve wracking this morning," said Lauren Pike. "Just a new place, new environment, not sure what to expect. I had to prepare myself more than him. He was ready to go this morning and he was excited. He has cousins that go here so he was ready to go be a big kid."
Much of the first day was spent meeting teachers, catching up with friends, and making schedule changes, but at Rehobeth High school seniors were already being challenged to make this year count.
"Today is my last first day of school," said Michaela Weatherington. "It is kind of bitter sweet, but I'm more excited because it's my senior year and I'm just glad."
"I'm really excited," said Bay-leigh Sawyers. "It's something new to experience. I can't believe it's already here because it seems like yesterday I was a freshmen."
Houston County School officials say everything went smoothly on Monday. They do ask that parents and guardians be patient dropping off and picking up students.
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