After a summer of Kilauea disruption, students excited to return to Volcano school

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald First grader Milo Cole, 6, checks his backpack for his lunch Monday on his first day of school at Volcano School of Arts and Sciences in Volcano.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Principal Kalima Kinney greets students and parents during their morning “Piko” Monday on their first day of school at Volcano School of Arts and Sciences in Volcano.

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald First grader Riley Everett, 6, listens to her teacher with her classmates Monday on their first day of school at Volcano School of Arts and Sciences in Volcano.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Kindergartner Zetta Crosson, 5, talks with a new friend Monday on their first day of school at Volcano School of Arts and Sciences in Volcano.

  • Second grade teacher Jane Wells gathers her students after their morning “Piko” Monday on the first day of school at Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. (Hollyn Johnson/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — “Hi! Good morning!”