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Breckenridge gets ready for 2021-22 school year

Breckenridge gets ready for 2021-22 school year
August 06
14:58 2021

Breckenridge ISD students return to school in less than two weeks, and back-to-school activities are in full swing.

On Wednesday, First Baptist Church held a Back to School Bash at the city park, and the State of Texas’ tax-free holiday started today and continues through Sunday, Aug. 8.

On Saturday, Aug. 7, the Buckaroo football team will have a media day for photos, followed by an inter-squad scrimmage at 11 a.m. at Buckaroo Stadium. Also beginning at 11 a.m., the Buckaroo volleyball teams will be playing scrimmages in the BISD Athletics Center (gym).

A variety of other activities are planned in the upcoming days.

Fill the Bus

On Saturday, Aug. 7, BISD’s Student Health Advisory Committee will host a Fill the Bus event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Breckenridge Walmart. They will be accepting donations of school supplies and money to purchase school supplies. All donations will be used to provide school supplies for local children in need.

According to the information from SHAC, the supplies that are needed most this year include:

  • Binders — 3-inch, 2-inch and 1.5-inch
  • Wide notebook paper
  • Wide spiral notebooks
  • Composition notebooks
  • Folders — with and without brads
  • Pencils
  • Glue and glue sticks
  • Pens — black, blue and red
  • Highlighters
  • Markers
  • Watercolors
  • Pink erasers
  • Pencil cap erasers
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Dry erase markers
  • Subject dividers
  • Index cards — 3×5
  • Construction paper
  • Manila paper
  • White poster board
  • Pencil bags and pencil boxes
  • Plastic zipper bags — gallon, quart, snack-size
  • Kleenex

In addition to hosting the event on Saturday, SHAC will put donation boxes at several locations around town, including the BISD Administration Office, First Baptist Church, New Life Restoration Church, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church, New Destination Church, Bethany Baptist Church, Rose Avenue Baptist Church, Life Church, Covenant Tabernacle Church, Woman’s Forum and the Breckenridge Police Department. The boxes will be available for donations through Aug. 20.

For more information, call BISD at 254-522-9600.

Sales Tax Holiday

Texas shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-8.

State law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks — priced below $100, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. The date of the sales tax holiday and the list of tax-exempt items are set by the Texas Legislature.

Apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax free are listed on the Comptroller’s website at

During the annual sales tax holiday, qualifying items can be purchased tax free online or by telephone, mail, custom order or any other means (including in-store purchases) when either:

  • the item is both delivered to, and paid for by, the customer during the exemption period; or
  • the customer orders and pays for the item, and the seller accepts the order during the exemption period for immediate shipment, even if delivery is made after the exemption period ends.

Texas’ sales tax holiday weekend has been an annual event since 1999. The Comptroller’s office estimates that shoppers will save an estimated $107.3 million in state and local sales tax during this sales tax holiday.


BISD will hold its annual Buckaroo Bash in the BHS Auxiliary Gym (the small gym inside the BISD Athletic Facility) on two days this year: Thursday, Aug. 12, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Friday, Aug. 13, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will not be a registration opportunity, BISD officials say.

Buckaroo Bash is for picking up student schedules, finding out homeroom teachers, Little Bucks sign-ups, Cheer and Football Buddies sign-ups, and Booster Club sign-ups and gear. In order to receive your student’s schedule and/or homeroom teacher name, all online registration requirements must have been completed by Aug. 5. Schedules and/or homeroom teachers will not be changed at Buckaroo Bash.


The school supply lists for Breckenridge elementary and junior high students are available. The high school does not have grade-level supply lists.

Click on the links below for the lists for each school. East Elementary has the lists for Pre-K through second grade; South Elementary has the lists for third through fifth grades; and BJHS has the lists for sixth through eighth grades.

The lists can be printed or downloaded into your computer or phone for your convenience.

East Elementary School Supplies

South Elementary School Supplies

Breckenridge Junior High School Supplies

Upcoming Activities

  • East Elementary Meet the Teacher — 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17
  • South Elementary Meet the Teacher  — 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17
  • First Day of School — Wednesday, Aug. 18
  • Meet the Bucks — 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, Buckaroo Stadium

The First Baptist Church Youth Praise Team performs for those attending the church’s Back to School Bash on Wednesday, Aug. 4. Pictures, from left, are Kamryn Briley, Saxon Knust, Avery Rodgers, Keaton Ragle and Zaea Ragle. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Hanna Grace Griffith shows Evan Campbell how to do a craft project at First Baptist Church’s Back to School Bash on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the Breckenridge city park. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


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