by Destnee Walton
Before school started this year, the district planned an event to get the students ready for the 2017-2018 school year. Aug. 5, 2017 at the Hickman Mills Freshman Center the district hosted a Back to School Rally to hype the returning and new students to the Hickman Mills School district. The district put on the rally to get students prepared on what to expect and what to look forward to this school year.
The Back to School Rally had many events and activities including dance teams, drill teams, Marching bands, backpack giveaways, the teen talk show Generation Rap from Hot 103 Jamz was live on location before the rally started, and motivational speaker Dr. Adolph Brown came to speak to the students and the parents of the Hickman Mills School District.
“Ms. Sheila from Smith-Hale, her drill team performed, the band and the dancers danced and they gave away backpacks too,” sophomore James Evans said.
The Back to School rally was exciting for students, teachers, parents, and the community with all the different events that took place.
“They were jamming. They really looked like they we’re having a good time,” sophomore Justice Thomas-Scott said.
There were many students from Ruskin that attended this event. Dr. Brown talked with the Hickman Mills family and community.
“I had a good experience at the back to school rally. I enjoyed the drill team and drum lines and motivating speakers,” junior Deshiya Williamson said. “I really got a lesson from what they were saying.”
Have a great 2017-2018 school year.