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East and South to host Meet the Teacher events today; BISD’s first day of school scheduled for Wednesday

East and South to host Meet the Teacher events today; BISD’s first day of school scheduled for Wednesday
August 17
08:12 2021

The first day of school in Breckenridge Independent School District will be tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 18.

Elementary students and their parents will have an opportunity to meet their teachers, find their classrooms, and make sure everything from lunch accounts to bus schedules are ready to go at the Meet the Teacher events today. Both East and South Elementary schools will have their Meet the Teacher events from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Starting Wednesday, the school zones around the local campuses and on Walker Street and Breckenridge Avenue will be in effect during the morning and afternoon hours before and after school. In addition to being aware of and observing lowered speed limits, drivers need to remember that it is illegal in Texas to use a cell phone or any other handheld device in a school zone.

Additionally, BISD school buses will be traveling throughout the city and county, picking up and dropping off kids before and after school each weekday. The Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that there are several laws for drivers sharing the roads with school buses and that violations can lead to a fine of up to $1,250 for a first offense.

TxDOT offers these tips for drivers:

  • If you’re behind a school bus, follow at a safe distance, keeping in mind that school buses make frequent stops.
  • Always remain alert for children around buses and remember that they may not always look for vehicles before crossing the street
  • Stop for flashing red lights or a stop sign on a school bus regardless of which direction you’re headed. Continue once the bus has moved, the flashing lights stop flashing or the bus driver signals it’s OK to pass

Parents and caregivers can also prepare their children to be safe around school buses by sharing the following TxDOT tips for students:

  • Stand as far back from the curb as possible when you are waiting for a bus
  • Wait until the bus has come to a complete stop and watch for the driver to signal that it’s safe to board. Hold on to the handrail and find a seat quickly
  • Listen to the bus driver and sit still to avoid distracting the driver
  • After exiting the bus, cross only in front of the bus, never behind it. Make eye contact with the driver and wait for the driver’s signal that it is OK to cross. Look left-right-left and safely cross when there is no traffic or vehicles that have stopped.


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BRUSH PICKUP The City of Breckenridge and Stephens County will be picking up brush with a woodchipper inside the corporate limits of Breckenridge the week of Oct. 18. Residents need to have brush that they would like chipped and hauled off at curbside by Friday, Oct. 15. For questions about the disposal, please call the City Offices at (254)559-8287.

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT The Breckenridge Lions Club will host its second annual Scholarship Cornhole Tournament beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Trade Barn in the Breckenridge City Park. For more information click here.

ARTIST MEET-AND-GREET BRECKENRIDGE FINE ARTS CENTER The artistic quilts of Maynard Westlake are on exhibit at the Breckenridge Fine Arts Center through Nov. 2. The BFAC will host an artist meet-and-greet for Westlake from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the BFAC, 207 N. Breckenridge Ave.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT The Breckenridge Police Department will host a local National Night Out event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Law Enforcement Center, 210 E. Dyer St. National Night Out is an annual, national event that focuses on growing the partnership between law enforcement and the community in the fight against crime.

MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE The annual Sloan Everett Pure Country Pedal Memorial Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Breckenridge City Park. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will feature five routes. For more information, visit the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce’s website.

COMMUNITY-WIDE SIDEWALK AND GARAGE SALE The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce is looking for garage sales and sidewalk sales to add to its list for the annual event on Saturday, Oct. 9. For more information, call 254-559-2301.

CREATION VS EVOLUTION PRESENTATION International speaker and author Jay Seegert will give a presentation, Creation vs Evolution, at the National Theatre, sponsored by St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the National Theater at 116 E. Walker St.


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