Mansfield ISD plans Back to School Bash

July 25, 2023
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By Amanda Rogers

Mansfield Record

The Mansfield ISD is kicking off the school year with the Back to School Bash on Aug. 5.

“We’re so proud that this event is in its eighth year and is bigger than ever,” said Mansfield ISD Associate Superintendent of Communications and Marketing Donald Williams. “With the help of our business and community partners, we are able to provide our families a fun-filled morning along with what they need to start the school year, and it’s all completely free.”

The party includes free backpacks, shoes and more and runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for Performing Arts, 1110 W. Debbie Lane, and Ben Barber Innovation Academy/Frontier STEM High School, 1120 W. Debbie Lane.

The district will have 5,000 backpacks with school supplies and 1,500 pairs of shoes to hand out, plus sports physicals, eye examinations, immunizations and haircuts.

“Thanks to our business and community partners and our schools, we will be offering an array of bounce houses, a dunk tank, multiple large outdoor yard games like Connect Four and Jenga,” Williams said. “Each of our vendors brings fun things to do like spin the wheel activities for prizes and face painting opportunities. Various Mansfield ISD Fine Arts programs will perform throughout the event as well.”

Williams said the district is planning for 10,000 people at the Back to School Bash. Parents need to plan ahead, he said.

“No registration is required, but families will be required to check in for the backpacks, school supplies, health services and shoes,” he said. “Parents and students should be ready to provide the student’s ID number on the day of the event for verification. The biggest request is people bring patience.”

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