Cobb Kindergarten, First Grade Students Take First Bus Ride

Kindergarten includes a lot of firsts for students.

One of those experiences is a student’s first ride on the yellow school bus. With many holding their parent’s hand, five-year-olds across the Cobb County School District (CCSD) stepped on the bus for the first time Tuesday morning for the annual kindergarten and first grade ride along.

The opportunity, coordinated by the CCSD Transportation Department, gives Cobb’s youngest riders a chance to take a trial bus ride and learn important safety tips like how to properly exit the bus.

At Nicholson Elementary School, members of the Kell High School band and cheerleading squad welcomed the students as they stepped off the bus with their parents. Their new teachers were also there to greet them with hugs and bus safety booklets.

During a safety brief, members of the CCSD Transportation Department explained that the school bus is the safest way to get students to and from school.

The students were not shy about expressing their excitement about riding the bus and starting school. The students posed for photos with the Transportation Department mascot Hawkeye, as well as, the Chick-fil-A cow that had also stopped by to visit with the new students.

After the students waved goodbye to Hawkeye, they toured their new classrooms before stepping back on the bus for their return home.

They’ll be back Wednesday for their first day of school.