Students at Riley County Grade School went back to school on Thursday

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RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - Nearly 500 kids headed back to school Thursday at Riley County Grade School, northwest of Manhattan.

The first day of school started with an assembly with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Principal Teresa Grant welcoming all the students to school and wishing them a fun and exciting school year.

Students were then dismissed by grades to head out to their classrooms to get the new school year started on the right foot.

The first day of school wasn’t just for the kids at Riley County this year, as Assistant Principal Jared Larson returned to the school district as a member of the faculty instead of a student.

“It’s pretty special. My…my dad taught here for a long time and I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Riley County, so I’m real excited to be back and be helping future generations.”Riley County Grade School, Assistant Principal, Jared Larson says.

Both students and teachers were excited to start their new adventures in this new school year.