This morning, the students in the Bismarck School District got the school year underway.

I spent the morning at Saxvik Elementary welcoming the kids back to school with music, photos, and even a nice walk on the red carpet!

TSM Bismarck

While most students were eager to get the school year underway, many tears were shed by both students and parents.

Today's start of the school year was a bit bittersweet for me. My son started Kindergarten this year!

Joey Dee

While I was sad I couldn't take him, I was happy my wife sent me pictures. After school, all he could remember from his first day was "we got 3 recesses!"

I guess that's all I really remembered when I was that age too...