With the beginning of every school year, people everywhere scramble to prepare for that first day of school. For many families though, this time of year simply means struggling to find the money or resources to provide for the children who are heading back into the classroom.
As a district, La Joya ISD decided to be proactive and help out those families who need it most with the 2nd Annual Back To School Bash which will take place Thursday, August 11th at each of the three high schools.
The event is geared at bringing together each high school (with their feeder middle schools and elementaries) with the goal of providing their cluster community with free amenities which equip them for the new school year.
Services offered include immunizations, access to online registration, free haircuts, and a bag of school supplies for every La Joya ISD elementary student. Departments from the school district such as transportation, migrant education, special education, parental involvement and many others will also be on hand dispersing information.
“La Joya ISD’s pledge to “Transform Lives and Transform Communities” begins at the homes of the children in our district. If our students are not prepared with the right school supplies or immunizations, for example, then it is up to us to us to provide those resources so that they are in school – ready to learn,” said LJISD Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Alda T. Benavides.
The three bashes will be happening at the same time at La Joya High School, Juarez-Lincoln High School, and Palmview High School in hopes to bring in hundreds of families to take advantage of the services available to them.