Footsteps and the thunder of rolling trash cans echo through the halls of Shady Brook Elementary. The lights are already off in sections of the building, and most of the desks have been pushed into the corners of their classrooms. It’s the first official day of summer for students in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District,…

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Text by Dr. Mick Sandoval, Bellaire Elementary Principal The morning of my first Operation Back 2 School (OB2S) made me feel both excited and anxious. As I drove to the event, I couldn’t help but think that I was going to meet some of my students for the first time. I wanted to connect with…

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