Back to School Bash helps kids get focused

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JACKSON, Tenn. — More than 2,000 people went to the Jackson-Madison County School System’s Back to School Bash where students and parents were able to get ready for school and get motivated to hit the books. District Spokesperson Ginger Carver says one element of Saturday night’s celebration is helping kids focus. “This gives them an opportunity to maybe get some of the jitters out, see some of their principals and teachers in a different setting other than the schools,” Carver said. “This just gives them an opportunity to get themselves mentally ready for school to start on Monday morning.” Parents also were able to ask questions about things like bus transportation, school meals and after-school care programs. Kids were able to participate in the event to motivate them to get ready for school. Cashun Ballard is a 4th grader, and he said he’s ready to hit the books. “I’m ready to go back to school so I can learn more,” Ballard said. “I’m looking forward to making new friends, and I like art, because art is my favorite thing to do,” upcoming 3rd grader Amanda Marcello said. Kamron Anderson is a 2nd grader and loves being at school. “‘Cause school is perfect. School is good. It’s funny in there,” he said. The bash also kicked off another “Stuff the Bus” campaign, a drive that helps with school supplies for students in the Jackson-Madison County School System. The drive will continue throughout the week and end on Thursday at the General’s stadium.

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