Citywide Back-to-School fair

The Terrell Independent School District announced on Tuesday that its fifth annual Citywide Back-to-School Fair will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the ExCEL building located at 1252 Colquitt Road in Terrell.

The Back to School Fair is put on through a partnership with Terrell ISD, Terrell Share Center, Terrell Chamber of Commerce and many local churches.

The event will have backpack and uniform giveaways, students can receive free immunizations, food will be available along with a bounce house.

The event will also have Parent Portal assistance. All attendees at the event must complete a Parent Portal registration before being admitted to the Back-to-School Fair.

Parent Portal registration will occur at the Furlough Middle School, which is next door to the ExCEL center, beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. Entry tickets to the Back-to-School Fair will be disbursed at the conclusion of completing Parent Portal registration. A ticket will be required for all people to attend the Back-to-School Fair.

To be a vendor for the Back-to-School Fair please visit for more information. Please complete a vendor form no later than Friday, July 26 if a business/organization wants to reserve a space in the vendor area.

In conjunction with the Back-to-School fair, Terrell ISD is also giving the opportunity for community members to “adopt a classroom”.

The “adopt a classroom” project aims to equip all classroom teachers with supplies needed for their students for the 2019-20 school year.

A donor’s name will be displayed above the classroom or displayed on a banner in front of a school campus that is adopted.

The three donation levels are “adopt a classroom”, “adopt a grade” and “adopt a school”.

“Adopt a classroom” requires a $200 contribution that will provide school supplies for one Terrell ISD classroom.

“Adopt a grade” requires a $3,600 contribution that will provide school supplies for an entire grade.

“Adopt a school” requires a $7,000 to $15,000 contribution that will provide school supplies for a school of choice.

All donation checks need to be made out to the Citywide Back-to-School Fair and mailed to the Terrell Share Center at 103 Jones Street in Terrell.

For questions about this program, contact Olivia Rice at

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