Back to School Opportunities in our Community

The following information was shared district-wide today; here’s a synopsis for you:

Education Station for Pre K-5th
Sat., August 4 from 11am-3 p.m. at J.R. Irvin Elementary

School supplies, backpacks, a pair of new shoes, hot dog lunch/chips and a drink. The police and fire departments will have a patrol car and fire engine on site for children to sit inside, run the sirens and learn about what police officers and firefighters do to protect the community. Students can also play in bounce houses that will be set up. Two laptop computers will be raffled off as door prizes at the event. Each student Pre-K through fifth grade will receive a raffle ticket when they register for school supplies and must be present to win.  Sponsored by community organizations.

Back-to-School Bash for K-12th
Sat., August 11 from 3-7 p.m. at MISD Multi-Purpose Stadium

Students will receive free haircuts, immunizations, and vision checks.  Lots of bounce houses, rock climbing wall, inflatable water slide, etc. (Parents must bring their child’s insurance and shot record). The community is encouraged to bring school supplies and drop them off at the Manna House booth.  These items will be donated to students in need. The Dolphin Tale movie will be shown in the evening hosted by Midlothian Parks and Recreation.  Sponsored by community organizations.

Immunization Clinic
Wed., August 22 from 10am – 4 p.m. at MISD Administration Bldg.

Children ages 2mths to 18 yrs. old will receive free shots if covered by Medicaid or CHIP (please bring card).  Other shots are $25 for the first shot and $10 for additional shots.  Cash or checks are accepted (payable to Agape Outreach).  A current shot record must be provided.

Midlothian Manna House
Manna House is a food pantry for families in need. Documentation is required: current utility bill and picture ID. Assistance hours are M-Th 9am-4pm and F 9am-3pm located at 210 West Avenue F.  972-775-1800.

MISD Treasures for Students
School supplies, backpacks, and lunch tote bags are readily available throughout the year for students identified by their counselors, mentors and staff.  These supplies are strictly designated to help students whose family can’t afford supplies due to various circumstances.  Send requests to the MISD Communications Dept., Attn: Jana Hathorne, Public Relations Coordinator, 972-775-8296, ext. 1037 or email  Supplies are donated by the United Way of West Ellis County and community organizations.

Be sure to visit the MISD Back-to-School website today!  Here’s hoping we see you out there!  🙂