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Breckenridge students get soggy start to new school year

Breckenridge students get soggy start to new school year
August 19
10:42 2021

By Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

It was a rainy first day of school for Breckenridge students, but that didn’t stop the kids and their parents — from Pre-K to 12th grade — from enjoying the moment.

At East Elementary,  Principal Barbara Collinsworth and other staff members wore rain jackets and carried umbrellas as they welcomed families to the 2021-22 school year. A few of the students were happy to stand in the rain and get their pictures taken beside the “Happy First Day” sign in front of the school. Click here to see the Breckenridge Texan’s Photo Gallery from the first day of school at East Elementary.

The rain had slowed to a few sprinkles by the time the Senior Class of 2022 gathered, along with their parents and other family members, in front of Bailey Auditorium for the Parent/Senior Walk-in in honor of the students’ last first day of school in Breckenridge ISD.

Many of the parents wore “Senior Parent” t-shirts, and some of the students sported backpacks featuring their favorite cartoon or super hero characters. And, for a while, a student in a T-Rex costume mingled in the crowd. Click here for the Breckenridge Texan’s Photo Gallery from the Parent/Senior Walk-in.

Some BISD students have been involved in school activities for several weeks with football, volleyball and band practice, as well as a few volleyball games. The Buckaroo football team will play their second scrimmage in Mineral Wells this evening, Thursday, Aug. 19. Click here for links to the fall sports schedules.

Parents and other family members of the Breckenridge High School Class of 2022 joined the seniors on Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, to walk them into the school on their last first day of school. Click here to see more photos. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge’s East Elementary Principal Barbara Collinsworth and other staff members donned rain jackets as they welcomed the students and their parents on the first day of school. Click here for more photos. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan) 


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