Back To School 2011
Monday is the first day of the new school year
Published Aug. 19, 2011 @ 11:13 p.m.
Trying to catch the “back to school” spirit, I visited the Post Elementary and Middle School campuses mid-day Friday and there it was...a feeling of anticipation around every corner. Of course the halls were quiet as virtually no students were present. However, because of the colorful, inviting decorations on classroom doors in the Elementary School, it was easy to sense the excitement of the new school year.
Then I caught up with Lauren, 7th grader, and Morgan Lynch, 6th grader, at Middle School who, along with their mother Bunny, were decorating their lockers. Here “back to school” met “HGTV” as the girls had chosen wallpaper, rugs and other accessories to give the inside of their lockers style and personality. “The girls babysat to make the money to buy these accessories,” Bunny said. She also explained that the black and white motif of Morgan’s locker decorations, including magnetic pencil/accessory holders and a mirror, and the turquoise and white zebra stripes chosen by Lauren for her locker were purchased at a local shop on Main Street, Plum Crazy. I’m pretty sure these two lockers will make the “best dressed” list when school begins Monday.
My next stop was to check out the Post ISD web site that provides a wealth of information about the district and each of the three campuses. Among the news on the home page were reminders about the dress code:
- No Mohawk haircuts of any length will be allowed.
- Only naturally occurring hair colors will be allowed for male and female students.
- Boys may not wear earrings.
- Pajamas, house shoes or slippers are not allowed.
- Clothes displaying obscenities, alcohol or drug related messages or pictures, suggestive wording, gang insignia, violence or other things deemed in appropriate will not be allowed.
- Bandanas are not allowed.
- Sagging/baggy pants that expose undergarments, or cause students to have
trouble walking, sitting, or hinder their free mobility are not appropriate.
- Blouses with spaghetti straps or tank tops are not appropriate.
Also, any top that does not entirely cover the stomach area is not to be worn.
- Shorts of modest length are appropriate, but excessive short shorts are
A reminder for the community: students will have lots of distractions when school begins Monday. It is our responsibility to drive safely and observe the speed limit in school zones.