Schools prepare for various start-dates

Students across Montague County bid farewell to summer as the 2017-2018 school year kicks off.
The county will see a variety of school start dates as several districts in the county adopted a District of Innovation plan, allowing more creativity with the school calendars.

The Saint Jo Panthers start their school year Aug. 16 with Meet the Teacher from 6 -7 p.m. on Aug. 14.
The event will be followed by “Meet the Panther” at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.
Forestburg will begin its new school year Aug. 17 with an early release at 1 p.m.
General announcements and Meet the Teacher night will be from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 15.
Bellevue ISD also will begin Aug. 17. The Eagles Meet the Teacher night will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 15.
Montague, Nocona and Prairie Valley will start the school year Aug. 21.
The Montague Eagles will have Meet the Teacher at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17.
Nocona ISD will have its open house and Meet the Teacher from 4-6 p.m. on Aug. 17.
Prairie Valley ISD will have its annual Meet the Bulldogs pep rally and Meet the Teacher night from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 17.
Bowie Independent School District begins Aug. 23 with an early release at noon. Meet the Teacher at the elementary and intermediate campuses will be 5-6:30 p.m. on Aug. 21. Students at the junior high and high school campuses will meet their teachers from 5:30-7 p.m.
Gold-Burg has the latest start date of Aug. 28. Meet the Teacher night for the Bears will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 24.