Selena Gomez Heads Back To Her Middle School

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Selena Gomez recently went back to her middle school to film a new documentary.

Students at Danny Jones Middle School in Grand Prairie, Texas, were stunned when the pop star welcomed them to classes over the school’s PA system, and then surprised kids by visiting the classrooms where she once studied.

Selena, 27, filmed a skit for the school’s website and also gave her best friend Courtney and staff from her record label a guided tour as the cameras rolled.

“Some of my teachers I got to see again and they were part of my life for so long,” she said, introducing her former basketball coach, Stephani Gray, who gushed about her former student.

“Selena was so humble and she was really kind,” Gray added. “She had a really kind, soft spirit. Hard, hard worker. Real humble. Just a real neat kid.”

The singer and actress’ former basketball coach also revealed she was a little stumped when her ace student told her she was filming a movie in Florida after completing her time at Danny Jones Middle School. “She said, ‘Oh I’m just going to be in a little Disney film'” Gray recalled, “and I said, ‘Oh, OK’, because sometimes middle school kids kind of exaggerate.”

According to a blog post from the school district, the singer is shooting a documentary about her early years, and when she was in the area, she decided to stop by.

During her visit, Selena was asked what advice she’d give the students.

“What I would tell them is that it’s really hard, but it’s worth it,” she says about school. “I wasn’t a straight-A student by [any] means, but I think it’s really important, and I think it’s also important to make sure that you’re being kind to someone.”

“If you see them eating alone, like I did when I was here, just say hi and just encourage them in their school work and know that anything is possible,” she added.