Southside ISD held its first annual Back-to-School Bash on Thursday, August 5 at Southside High School. The drive-through event featured exciting stops for students along the way. Southside ISD students received a custom-made t-shirt, hot dogs, backpacks, school supplies, raspas, and COVID vaccines. The event was made possible by a generous donation from philanthropist Kym Rapier Verette, H-E-B, Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran, and Bexar County Clerk Lucy Adame-Clark, Amerigroup, the University of the Incarnate Word, the Bexar County Health Collaborative, and the Boss Initiative. More than 1,800 students attended the event. “This was a great way to start the school year,” said Superintendent Mr. Rolando Ramirez. He added, “It was wonderful to see the smiles of the little ones and their parents. It’s a great feeling to know that an activity by the school district can bring this type of emotion to our little ones.” Batman, Wonder Woman, and other super heroes welcomed the hundreds of students preparing to return back-to-school. School begins for Southside ISD students on Monday, August 16.