background image

Back-to-School Bash Grows Every Year

Families gather information on health and education at the Back to School Bash.

The Salt River Schools School and Community Relations team recently hosted its annual Back-to-School Bash for Native youth.

The event was held on July 23 at the Salt River Community Building. It was open to all Native American students enrolled in grades K-12 in a public or charter school and not attending Salt River Schools. Non-Native Community members were eligible for supplies, depending on availability.

Salt River Schools staff hand out school supplies to students during the Back to School Bash held at the Salt River Community Building.
Families enjoyed popcorn and frozen treats while getting their school supplies and checking out school and community resource tables set up by Youth Services, Health and Human Services and caregiver programs, among others.

“My entire team was so excited to see the number of families and students that attended this year,” said Miranda Johnson-Moya, Education program manager. “This by far was the biggest turnout we’ve had for the Back-to-School Bash.”

A total of 239 students received school supplies at the bash. The event distributed 134 bags filled with supplies for elementary school and 105 bags of supplies for junior high and high school.

In past years the event was held at the Accelerated Learning Academy campus, but with larger attendance expected this year, the department decided to hold it at a bigger facility to allow more room and more vendors for families.

For more School and Community Relations information, call (480) 362-2534.