Students in Chesapeake head back to school

Posted at 10:48 AM, Sep 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-09 12:14:26-04

Chesapeake, Va. (WTKR) - Thousands of students in Chesapeake are back in the classrooms this week.

NewsChannel 3 visited Greenbrier Intermediate School Wednesday on the second day of classes.

The school serves students in grades 3-5 and is one of 45 schools in Chesapeake.

"It's a new beginning. It's the only profession where each year you can start all over and start working at those things again," Principal Keith Hyater told NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo Wednesday.

Many of the students seemed to be adjusting well to the new year.

Connor Dumas, a 4th grader, said his favorite part of the first day was meeting his teacher.

"She's nice, kind, understanding."

His brother Braden, also in the 4th grade, had an equally good first day, describing his favorite part like this:

"Seeing all of my friends after summer and learning about what we are going to do this year."

Deja Reese, a 5th grade student,  admitted she will be sad to leave the school next year but is looking forward to making the most of it.

"It was pretty good. I got to meet all my new friends and got to see some other ones that I met last year," Reese stated.

Angela Taylor is a 3rd grade teacher at Greenbrier Intermediate and was already looking forward to what the new year would bring.

"This is my 18th year of teaching here at Greenbrier. I've done all my teaching here and it's just always great to have a new class of students and you know learn about them and really ease them in to the first day of school."