Back to School Bash - August 5 at VMHS


            Mission, Texas- Still need to take care of a few back to school errands like immunizations, registration, sports physicals, or haircuts? Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) has scheduled a special event for Friday, August 5 to help Mission CISD families deal with some of the last minute items. The Third Annual Mission CISD Back to School Bash will be held at the Veterans Memorial High School Gym from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

            In addition to the many services that will be available that evening, many students will also be able to get a free backpack with school supplies, thanks to the generous support of local businesses and community organizations. The backpacks will only be given to registered Mission CISD students on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

            “Last year, over 2,200 backpacks were given out during the event,” said Craig Verley, director of public relations and marketing. “Due to the generosity of our communities and local businesses, it looks like we will be able to provide even more backpacks with supplies this year. What makes this event so special is the direct involvement by the cities of Mission, Alton, and Palmhurst in providing for our students.”

            In addition to the backpacks with school supplies, other services that will be offered during the Back to School Bash include:

  • Free vision screenings (Mission Lions Club)
  • Free student haircuts (provided by Mission CISD cosmetology students)
  • Late online registration
  • General school information for each Mission CISD campus
  • Immunizations ($5, Nuestra Clinica del Valle)
  • Sport Physicals ($25, Nuestra Clinica del Valle)
  • High school fine arts student performances
  • Information from our community and corporate sponsors

            Mission CISD officials thank the growing list of Back to School Bash sponsors. Gold level sponsors are: Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce, Mission Regional Medical Center, City of Mission. Silver level sponsors currently are: Greater Alton Chamber of Commerce, IBC Bank, Mission Lions Club. Bronze level sponsors currently include: City of Palmhurst, Boys and Girls Club of Mission, Mission Crime Stoppers, EGV Architects. Other sponsors currently include: City of Alton, Alton Development Corporation, Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C., PBK Architects, Javier Hinojosa Engineering, Edwards Risk Management, Carlisle Insurance.