Annual Mansfield ISD Back-To-School Bash On August 7

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Annual Back To School Bash In Mansfield Puts ‘Students First’

The Mansfield ISD will be kicking off the school year with its annual event with fun for the entire family.

The district’s Back-to-School Bash will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the MISD Center for the Performing Arts, 1110 W. Debbie Lane.

In addition to a wide variety of activities and games, there will be school supplies, student health services, shoes and more — provided completely free of charge to Mansfield ISD students.

Supplies and services will be given to MISD families on a first come, first serve basis. No registration is required, but families will be required to check in. Parents/students should be ready to provide the student’s ID number on the day of the event for verification.
For more information about the event, including how to become a vendor or sponsor, visit the Back-to-School Bash webpage.

The event, meant to bring the community together for a day of family fun, will officially kick off the start of the 2021-22 school year. Highlights include:

1) Stuff the bus campaign – Through various sponsorships and donations, the district is able to provide backpacks filled with school supplies. The fundraiser raises the money necessary to buy the school supplies that will be distributed at the bash.

If you are interested in helping the district reach its goal of giving away more than 4,000 backpacks, consider making an online donation or becoming an event sponsor.


2) Free services – At the bash, school supplies, shoes and health services will be provided free of charge to MISD students. Backpacks and shoes will be given to Mansfield ISD families on a first come, first serve basis. Backpacks will be distributed at the Ben Barber Innovation Academy. (across the parking lot from the MISD Center for the Performing Arts)

Services include sports physicals, immunizations, eye exams and other health resources. Please bring your child’s shot records to take part in the free immunizations.
No registration is required, but families will be required to check in for the school supplies and health services. Parents/students should be ready to provide the student’s ID number on the day of the event for verification.

3) Vendor booths – Community groups and businesses that wish to provide relevant services, products and information to attendees have the opportunity to occupy a booth at the bash. Booth space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Reserve your space here.

If you have questions about an existing booth request, please contact Elizabeth Carmody at 817- 299-6369 or

A Fun Atmosphere For Parents & Kids

4) Campus activities – Each campus will be in attendance with fun activities like bounce houses, obstacle courses and more to interact with our MISD families. Also, a variety of student performances will be held in the Performing Arts Center. This will be an opportunity for parents/guardians and students to meet with the campuses they will attend. They can preview some of the many programs Mansfield ISD has to offer.

“We’re so excited to be able to host the MISD Back-to-School Bash that our community has grown to know and love. It’s all about providing a fun atmosphere for our families to kick off the new school year in a celebratory manner,” said Donald Williams, Associate Superintendent of Communications and Marketing for the MISD. “One of our values here at Mansfield ISD is ‘students first,’ and that’s the heart of all the staff, community members and volunteers who come together to make this day special with our free games, school supplies, health services and more. It’s truly a community effort.”

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