Students across Ohio County returned to school Thursday morning.
The only students back in school at Wheeling Park High School were 400 freshmen. They will be working with student mentors, getting a first look at their schedule and meeting in homeroom to get acclimated with their new high school.
Click here for pictures of the students returning to school for the first day.
Dianna Vargo, Superintendent of Ohio County schools, can feel the positive buzz around the campus.
"They seem very excited," said Vargo. "They're getting off the bus with a lot of enthusiasm and I know they're happy to see their friends, excited to meet their new teachers, and we are excited for them."
"I also feel excited we are back to school to see friends and see a bunch of people I know and maybe new people," said Luke Hawkins, one of the 400 students to return.
Bridge Street Middle School Principal and mother, Raquel Welch, feels that same excitement for her daughter as well as the students at her middle school.
"I'm excited for my daughter to start. I'm really excited for my students to comeback," said Welch. "We've been planning all summer exciting activities to help them learn but enjoy school. The teachers are excited as well."
Excitement is felt through the all students as well as teachers in Ohio County.
"I'm very excited to work with the little ones all day, every day," said first-year Steenrod Elementary teacher Jenniffer Quaglio.
Still enjoying those last precious days of summer vacation are sophomores, juniors and seniors at Wheeling Park. They will be returning to school on Monday.