Students at Central Middle School greeted by KC Wolf, Chiefs Cheerleaders and the Rumble

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Improving education and getting more kids to graduate from high school are two of the goals of a brand new program in the Kansas City Missouri School District.

So to kick off the effort, students at Central Middle School were greeted by KC Wolf, Chiefs Cheerleaders and the Rumble when they got off of the bus Monday morning. The idea was to create excitement among students as they head back into the classroom.

The pep rally seemed to put smiles on the faces of students as they made their way back into school.

Interim superintendent Allan Tunis says  he wants the students to be excited to be at school.

"As an interim superintendent my goal is to stay the course," Tunis said. "We want to continue that road to improvement. We know we have work to do. We're not bashful about that. We want to hit it head on and maintain that course."