Students at Saint Helen's Catholic School are up to speed and very involved with the election process of the new pope.
"The cardinals stay inside the Vatican until the new pope's elected," said third grade student, Kambria Kindig.
Some classrooms turn their attention to the television to get a quick update.
"We'll turn it on because it would be pretty exciting for them to actually see the moment of a new pope being elected," said third grade teacher, Cynthia Winstead.
"We know that if the smoke comes out black, we don't have a pope, but if it does come out white we do have a pope," said Kindig.
When news of the first vote came shortly after noon Tuesday, everyone was informed through an emergency radio.
"Although this wasn't really an emergency, I use the radio to get on and let everybody know that we had black smoke," said fifth grade teacher, John LeFay.
The children started learning the history early on in order to prepare.
"About the first day whenever the last pope quit," said fifth grade student, Jolina.
"We learned about it maybe a few weeks ago on this piece of paper that said how did they elect a new pope," said Kindig.
And students are well aware the election process is no easy task.
"It's kind of hard to elect a new pope because it takes a lot of time," said third grade student, Paige Rippeon.
"Maybe a few days...and they take away all their toys like cell phones and stuff," said Kindig.
Students remain optimistic they'll see the white smoke coming from the Sistine Chapel soon.