Rockwall High to host craft fair

(Rockwall) Rockwall High School will host a fall craft fair, a band/senior class fundraiser, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The fair includes a haunted house game booth event benefiting the senior class.   For more information, contaxt Liz Tarter at 972-772-1846. To submit your news and events, email editor@BlueRibbonNews.com.  

First day of school fundraiser at Dickey’s Barbecue

(Wylie) As Burnett Junior High principal Justin Terry said during schedule pick-up events on Aug. 11, “no one wants to cook dinner on the first day of school.” That’s why Wylie ISD and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit teamed up for a Back-to-School fundraiser on Monday, Aug. 22. Fifteen percent of all ticket sales at Dickey’s, 1301 […]

Back to School Fiesta at Irving Mall

(Irving) Free immunizations will be given to 500 VFC-eligible school-aged children from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 during the Back to School Fiesta at Irving Mall, 3880 Irving Mall Road. Backpacks filled with basic school supplies will be available, while supplies last. The event is hosted by Irving Mall and the City of Irving, and […]

Get prepared for preschool

Get prepared for preschool

Mornings are cooler.  The sun rises later.  The excitement of school beginning wafts in the air.  These are my memories when school started in mid-September.  In two weeks, school resumes here, and for many young children, it will be their first school experience. The first day of preschool or kindergarten is probably more traumatic for […]

Wylie ISD introduces ‘MyWyFi’ program

(Wylie) Beginning the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 22, Wylie ISD students will be allowed to bring their own Internet-enabled devices to school. This includes laptops, netbooks, smartphones, iPod Touches and any device that meets minimum system requirements.   The implementation of the MyWyFi program includes all students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Students who […]

Public hearings begin on DISD redistricting

Public hearings on Dallas ISD redistricting are set for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug.1; Thursday, Aug. 4; Tuesday, Aug. 9; and Tuesday, Aug. 16. On Aug. 1, those interested in submitting comments may do so at one of two hearing locations: DeGoylyer ES, 3453 Flair Drive  and Tommie Allen Recreation Center, 7071 Bonnie View. The remaining hearings will […]

Back-to-school bash at BoomerJack’s in Murphy

BoomerJack’s Grill & Bar in Murphy will host a Back-to-School Bash and school supply drive from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. The event, which benefits Wylie is HOPE, is open to all families and will take place in the parking lot between BoomerJack’s and Wal-Mart, 158 W. FM 544. Families will enjoy free food, […]

Supplies for Success Drive in Irving

Help provide school supplies to Irving ISD children from low-income families by donating to the Supplies for Success Drive, sponsored by Irving mayor and Irving Fire Department. School supply donations are being accepted at any Irving fire station through Aug. 7. Financial contributions may be made by check to Irving ISD; mail to PO Box […]

Free haircuts, supplies at Wylie ISD Back-to-School Fair

Free haircuts, supplies at Wylie ISD Back-to-School Fair

(Wylie) Free school supplies, hair cuts and vision screening are available for Wylie ISD students during the Back-to-School Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at the First Baptist Event Center in downtown Wylie. Students must attend the fair in order to receive supplies, and pre-registration is recommended. Because supplies are limited, Wylie […]

School fairs prepare kids for class, but are parents ready?

I remember the first time my son went fishing and discovered that cleaning a fish did not mean giving it a bubble bath. It rocked his world. Then we took a family trip to San Antonio, to visit the Alamo. My son cried in disappointment, because he thought we were there to see Elmo.  As […]

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