Students at Hall's Cross Roads and Willam Paca/Old Post Elementary, Southamption Middle and Bel Air High created videos to teach bus safety to their peers.

Some Harford County students are kicking up their heels as they get ready to go back to school on Tuesday.

As thousands of kids get ready to board school buses on the first day of school, some of them are sharing bus safety messages with their classmates through videos.


Hall’s Cross Roads Elementary students made their musical debut on Tuesday, lip-synching “all about that bus, 'bout that bus, 'bout that bus — bus safety” to Meghan Trainor’s “All About that Base.”

A new video, each filmed at the end of the last school year, is being released each day through Friday.

On Wednesday, William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary students sang “Safety, Safety Baby,” to the tune of “Ice, Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice. Southampton Middle on Thursday are singing “It’s All About Bus Safety,” to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA,” and on Friday and Bel Air High students will “Obey the Driver” to the tune of “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor.

Daniel Rice, who will be a freshman at C. Milton Wright when school starts, wrote the lyrics to Southampton’s song as an eighth-grader, Jillian Lader, manager of communications for Harford County Public Schools, said.

“We wanted to created fun videos reminding drivers, other students, about bus safety,” Lader said. “What better way to learn about bus safety than from your peers? And it’s more fun to watch your peers dance than adults.”

To introduce the video, Director of Transportation Cathy Bendis encourages parents to review bus rules with their children.

Professional drivers travel more than 7 million miles each year transporting 37,000 students.

“To maintain the highest level of safety, we need your full support,” Bendis says in the video. “Parents, teachers, students and the community working together for school bus safety is critical to the daily mission of transporting students safely.”