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With new school supplies, class schedules and classmates, students in Grand Island and Adams County began another year of learning.
Some students with the Grand Island Public and the Adams Central School district welcomed back students for their first day of classes Tuesday morning.
The marquee outside Adams Central High School says it all: "Welcome Back."
"It's just an exciting time to have the kids back," said Adams Central Principal Dave Barrett.
Students headed back to class bright and early Tuesday morning.
"It's a great time of the year where you start seeing kids and students interact and there's education going on and here shortly we'll start a lot of activities," said Barrett.
One of the big changes in the district was the elimination of Ayr and Tri-View.
"There's a lot of work this summer that needed to be done and we had a lot of meetings to discuss transition and try and make it as smooth as possible and so I think there's just a lot of the kids excited, the teachers," Barrett said.
Other changes have occurred in the lunchroom with changes to the menu.
"We did that to come into compliance with the federal government for the more fruits and vegetable requirements and we wanted to offer our students a lot more choices in the fruits and vegetable area," said Adams Central Food Service Manager Angie Nissen.
For students at Dodge Elementary in Grand Island, the lunchroom isn't just for eating anymore.
"We just finished in the lunchroom and teaching them etiquette and manners and learning how to be quiet and respectful to others around you," said Dodge Elementary Principal Carrie Kolar.
And while manners are important, so is learning about each other.
'We're really focusing in on culture and building relationships and making as many connections as we can with kids," Kolar said.
For these elementary kids, it's just the first of many more first days of school.
Students in Hastings Public will have a few more days of summer. They head back to class on Thursday.
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