It was the first day of school for Bossier Parish students Thursday. With it, came the early morning traffic, and the hustle and bustle of parents getting their children to class on time.
"I'm going to seventh grade and I'm really excited," said Daymian Taylor, seventh grade student at Green Acres Middle School.
The anticipation of seeing old friends, meeting new teachers, and starting off fresh were all Taylor needed to ensure he got to school early.
"I want to do football, track and try to do baseball if I can the same year. If I can, I really want to do basketball. I try to do all the athletic abilities I can do," said Taylor.
Some new shoes made the transition from summer to school a little easier.
"My Addidas!" said Taylor.
Another seventh grader, Christian Casey, also has new shoes for the first day, and a brand-new school.
"I went to Cope last year," said Casey.
Casey's mom, Elaine, says he's excited about being in the band, but probably a little nervous about starting over.
"The thing I hope for him the most is he adjusts to the school like the one he was at, and he gets along well with his peers, and his teachers, and he excels at his studies," said Elaine Casey.
As Daymian Taylor rides off on his bike to embark on the first day back, his thoughts are on having an awesome seventh grade year.
"Getting to meet new people, getting to meet home teachers, just be there for school - and get all the work in," said Taylor.