DeSoto ISD to Host Eagle Mixers

DeSoto ISD to Host Eagle Mixers
Posted on 07/14/2021
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Each year, DeSoto Independent School District hosts the annual Back-to-School Fair--an opportunity for families to obtain school supplies, meet district staff and learn about district campuses and offerings.

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on schools and communities, DeSoto ISD is remixing the former Back-to-School Fair to localize events at district campuses, creating greater opportunity for deeper reconnection at the campus level given the last year of virtual learning and events as a result of the recent global health pandemic.

“We’ve spent the last year on Zoom and Teams trying to facilitate learning and partnership with our students and families,” said DeSoto ISD Director of Guidance and SEL Kareeme Hawkins. “We are so excited to be in a position to welcome our families back to DeSoto ISD schools and have planned some amazing opportunities to welcome them back into our Eagle Family and start this year off right.”

 With that sentiment in mind, DeSoto ISD is inviting parents, students and community stakeholders  to meet campus leaders and teachers while exploring the building. 

During the mixer, families will receive back-to-school supply kits, printed details for campus expectations, and the opportunity to complete a counseling needs assessment in exchange for a free food ticket at the event. 


On Saturday, August 14, 2021, the district will host Eagle Mixer events at every campus according to the following schedule.

  • 9 - 11am: Cockrell Hill Elementary, Woodridge Elementary 

  • 10 – 12pm: Frank D. Moates Elementary, The Meadows Elementary, Katherine Johnson 

  • 12 – 2pm: McCowan MS, West MS, Ruby Young Personalized STEAM Academy  

  • 2 – 4pm: DeSoto HS 


 “These events are a welcome back occasion to foster relationships, promote excitement about the new school year, and create positive first impressions between our leaders, teachers, students and families,” said Hawkins.

At the event, the district also plans to offer access for enrollment.

For more information, visit or contact Student Support Services at 972.223.6666 ext 8214.