While kids in Warren County may not be excited to head back to class Thursday, teachers and administrators have been looking forward to seeing the halls filled once again.
"With school starting this week everybody is pumped up and ready to go, it's like Christmas time in Warren County, teachers are in their building they are getting everything hung up and all the desks setup. Everybody is just ready to go and ready to get kids in the building," says Joanie Hendricks, Public Information for Warren County Public Schools.
New this year are some unfamiliar faces at the head of the classroom. Sixth grade teacher Ann Hill just joined the Briarwood Elementary Faculty and can't wait to welcome students.
"Thrilled to be here this is my, like you said, my first year to teach. We moved here from Georgia we are new to Bowling Green we've only been here about two months but I am excited to meet my kids," says Hill.
Across town there is also something new, a brand new school. Jody Richards Elementary also opens its doors Thursday. Over 600 students will be stepping into the building marking the schools first school year.
"We have been very fortunate to be given this beautiful new building and we just had our first open house and it was with the students and their families and they found out the classroom they are going to be in and all that," says Principal Stephanie Martin.
What's also unique about the brand new school is that it is a netzero school, once solar panels are installed on the roof the school will have zero energy costs. Also, everything built within the school is made to reduce energy consumption, even down to the walls.
"We have poured concrete in all the walls so we have very excellent insulation and then we also have all of the natural lighting," says Martin.
School administration hope to purchase solar panels down the road so they can become a school free of energy costs.