The South Park High School pep band greeted students on the first day of school this morning. The school is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. (John Hickey/Buffalo News)

A new school year has officially started for the Buffalo schools, as thousands of students reported to class Thursday morning.

At South Park High School, the year also marks its milestone 100th anniversary.

Students gathered on the front steps in front of the school, joined by alumni from as far back as the 1940s.

“We’re part of history,” said senior Deanna Chauby.

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