Category Archives: Lubbock School Events

The Bus Stops Here! Back to School {Cool} 2016

Back to School Bus We just spotted the first flock of geese arriving in the Hub City area… must be official: summertime is winding down.  It’s that time of year.  We panic because we haven’t quite finished that summer bucket list with our kids and we need to think about preparing for the bus back to school…!

To help you enjoy every inch of summer (and there’s lots more to enjoy!) and at the same time jump-start school prep, we’ve gathered all the great Back-to-School deals, dates and events in one convenient spot on  You can now find all the summertime fun to round out that bucket list & also plug into all the B2S excitement… there’s plenty of time!  And for up-to-the-minute events, check our Back to School section and jam-packed calendar!

A time to shop!

  • Take advantage of the Texas State Tax Free Weekend Friday August 5 – Sunday August 7.   Don’t forget, lots of deals online too if you like to avoid the crowds that weekend!
  • Sat. 8/13 from 9am-12pm:  Back to School Fiesta for area kids from Texas Tech’s Office of Community Engagement.  All K-12 students and family welcomed! Free Lunch & Free School Supplies while quantities last…learn about numerous educational, local and federal programs and initiatives, and receive free school supplies for the upcoming school year.
  • Take advantage of several shopping events to get more bang for your buck for B2S shopping including the Just Between Friends consignment sale taking place Wed. 8/3 – 8/6… during tax free weekend!  As well as the Cradles 2 Crayons fall sale coming up 9/22-24.  Find more consignment sources and events in our Consignment Sales section.
  • Sat. 8/20 from 9am-noon:  The Annual Back 2 School Kickoff @ Mae Simmons offers free backpacks and school supplies!
  • Sat. 8/13 from 10am-1pm:  The Annual Bridge Bash @ The Bridge of Lubbock features a Back-to-School mega clothing give-away… including school supplies!

A time for medical appointments!

There are several events where kids can receive their immunizations, physicals, dental and more.  Reminder:  Children must have their shot records and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to receive immunizations at most events.

A time to give!

West Texans are wonderful, giving, and compassionate… there are several school supply and backpack drives to help strapped parents prepare for the upcoming school year.  These events also give our kids a chance to help by gathering and donating supplies too.

Lots of places are having End of Summer Blasts to help wrap up Summer 2016 with a bang!  Some of our favorites include:

A time to learn!Back to School Backpacks

First Days of School include (check each district’s website link for orientation and open house dates):

College and Career Night @ the United Supermarkets Arena:
Mon. 10/24 from 5:30-7:30pm.  Hosted by Lubbock ISD.  This is a great, not-to-miss event for parents and kids in Lubbock and surrounding areas who are in 6th grade and above … especially high schoolers!

Tutoring Resources:
Now is also a great time to check into any additional learning services that can take your child to the next level or help kick start the new year.  See our Tutoring Section for a full list of local sources including:  The Institute for Creative Learning, Mathnasium, Literacy Lubbock, and CLC College Prep Services.

Checkout our calendar often for up-to-the-minute dates and events.
Roll-on Lubbock parents!

Do you know of a cool B2S event, activity or resource?  Share it with us here or add it to our calendar!

Updated 8/5/2016


2014 School Open House Roundup for the Lubbock Area

2014 Lubbock Schools Open House Roundup
Searching for your child’s door to the future?  Attending area Open Houses can make your choice (a little) easier.

“It’s not like it was when I went to school.  I attended the school down the street and that was it!”  You know you’ve said it… or at least thought it!  The increasing number of school options now open to our kids is a great opportunity for them, but can be a bit overwhelming - and frustrating when we can’t find the info we need to make the best decision for our child.  Even simply finding out when all the Open Houses are scheduled can be a challenge!

To help us all save some time (so we can read through all those school flyers!)… we’re excited to share our new Open House Roundup.  A handy listing of all the Open House events in the Lubbock area that allow new students and incoming students to take a peek at what each school offers.

It’s a great opportunity to see each school with their best foot forward and to perhaps uncover areas of interest that your child may not have considered before.  And because there are changes made to the school curriculum every year, it’s the perfect chance to see what is truly offered at the school – just because at program was offered at a school this year, don’t assume it will be offered next year!

Plus it’s a fun way to get our kids excited about making a big move to a new school (even if it’s not next year) and see the real personality of other schools in the area.

Be sure to check back frequently for updates - or for up-to-the-minute information, checkout the
Open House Roundup tab on where you can search by your child’s age, view in calendar format and create your own custom calendar with your favorite selections!  Did we miss your Open House?  Share it with us here and we’ll add it to the list!

Spring 2014 Open House Roundup in the Lubbock Area


Christ the King Cathedral School Winter Open House
Wed. 1/29 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm
4011 54th Street

All Saints Episcopal School Open House
Thurs. 1/30 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
3222 103rd Street


Estacado High School Open House
Mon. 2/3 from 6-7pm
1504 E. Itsaca Ave.

Monterey High School Open House
Thurs. 2/6  from 5:30-8pm
3211 47th St.
Lubbock’s specialty magnet campus Pre-Engineering program “Project Lead the Way.” Magnet-specific meeting at 5:30pm in the Auditorium.  General Open House starts at 6:30pm

Institute for Creative Learners Open House
Fri. 2/7 from 5-8pm
1614 Ave M.
Art, refreshments, and fun!  The Institute for Creative Learners offer a unique opportunity for students with learning differences with a mission is to help students reach their full potential.  Through art, science, technology, and direct instruction students …

Lubbock High School Open House
Mon. 2/10 from 6-7:30pm
2004 19th St.
Home of the Lubbock Exemplary Academic Program (LEAP).
Extracurricular Showcase:  6-6:30pm.
Academic Information:  6:30-7pm.
Teacher Visits:  7-7:30pm.

Cavazos Middle School Open House
Tues. 2/11 from 6-7:30pm
210 N. University

Coronado High School Open House
Thurs. 2/13 from 6-7:30pm
3307 Vicksburg Avenue

O.L.Slaton Middle School Open House
Tues. 2/18 from 6-7:30pm
1602 32nd St and Ave. Q.

LISD Pre-K Roundup
Thurs. 2/20 from 8-9am or 5:30-6:30pm
Lubbock Independent School District will host the Pre-K Round Up for the 2014-2015 school year on February 20, 2014 at all elementary campuses that offer the Pre-K program.  Children who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2014 may be pre-enrolled for Pre-K at their home school or host school campus on that date.
Host campuses:
- Roy Roberts families may attend Pre-K Round Up at Parsons Elementary, 2811 58th Street.
- Stewart families may attend Pre-K Round Up at Overton Elementary, 2902 Louisville.
- Williams families may attend Pre-K Round Up at Smith Elementary, 8707 Dover.

Evans Middle School Open House
Thurs. 2/20 from 6-7:30pm
4211 58th St.
“Project Lead the Way” Pre-Engineering Program

Irons Middle School Parent Info Night
Mon. 2/24 from 6-7:30pm
5214 79th St. and Slide Road

Southcrest Christian School Open House
Tues. 2/25 Pre-K through 1st grades @ Cumberland Campus (7702 Indiana Ave.).
Thurs. 2/27 2nd-12th grades @ Southcrest Campus (3801 South Loop 289).

LISD Kindergarten Orientation Open House
Thurs. 2/27  from 8-9am or 5:30-6:30pm
All Lubbock Independent School District elementary schools will have Kindergarten Orientation on Thursday, February 27.  There will be two sessions to choose from.  The first session will be from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and the second session will be from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Hutchinson Middle School Open House
Thurs. 2/27 from 6-7:30pm
3102 Canton Ave.


Pre-K and Kindergarten Open House @ Lubbock Christian School
Wed. 4/2 from 3-4:30pm
Please RSVP to Kelly Rogers at 796-8700 or