Children Make Crafts and Play Games at U City's Back to School Rally

The University City School District held its fifth annual Back to School Rally Saturday

Families visited booths, played games, and made crafts at Saturday's Back-to-School Rally for the University City School District.

Booths ranged from everything from sports clubs, to tutoring programs, to University City summer programs, to drug and alcohol risk awareness. Many of the booths provided crafts, games, and prizes for the children.

Most students were very excited to be headed back to school.

Roman Thomas, 5, said he is excited to get to be at the same school as his brother this year.

"I'm excited for a new school and to meet new people," said Areanna Whittington, 10.

"I'm excited for Gym, Music, French, and Spanish," said Kayla Haines, 11.

The first day of school is Monday, August 29 for all students except freshmen at University City High School, who will start on Friday, August 26.

Rosa Sharon August 29, 2011 at 04:43 PM
I guess the days of kids just going to school are over. School is now built up like a Hollywood premiere opening. Costly to taxpayers, probably gives kids the wrong idea. Interesting that gym, playing, and sports are the kids' favorites. Doesn't anyone want to learn to read and do math and prepare for a career as a doctor or physicist? Just kidding - sort of.
Steve August 29, 2011 at 05:12 PM
Don't sell these kids short. Two of the captioned pictures mentioned kickball and soccer. The rest listed reading, math and science as their favorite subjects.
Earl Higgins April 10, 2012 at 06:59 PM
You missed the mention of the girl who was looking forward to French and Spanish, not to mention the part of the rally about tutoring programs and summer programs. Personally, I'm impressed; I doubt the rally was all that costly and it sounds like it was a good use of taxpayer money. Remember, you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar!


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