Sweetwater ISD to host second Red Run

The 2nd Annual Sweetwater Strong Red Run will be held Friday, Aug. 22. It will end the week of training for the SISD staff and be a community wide celebration for the start of the 2014-2015 school year that begins on Monday, Aug. 25. Everyone will meet at 8 a.m. on the corner of 14th and Ragland. Participants are invited to complete the course by walking, running, riding or by joining the cheering crowd to encourage everyone to celebrate and have the "happiest experience ever. If you plan to get powder on you, wear white that you don't mind staining with red. Wear a shower cap, mask or headband if you wish. Bring a towel for your car seat." Everyone in the community is invited to join this celebration. "Come ready to enjoy yourself and have fun!" Richard Fergeson State Farm Insurance will once again provide the water tent and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital has expressed an interest in having a tent. Any businesses or individuals who would like to provide a tent or services are welcome to join. The course begins and ends at the Championship sign at Mustang Bowl. There is also an alternate Route B for those that need a shorter distance, but one color station will be missed. Sweetwater ISD is also excited about the opportunity to personalize the meet the teacher experience this year. Between Aug. 15-Aug. 22, Kindergarten through fifth grade students can look forward to their teacher dropping by for a short visit. "Parents have reached out every year by attending back to school events and we wish to repay that commitment by coming to the homes." In addition, following the Red Run on Friday, campuses will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for students and parents to drop off school supplies to the classroom and/or buy lunch tickets.Sweetwater High School and Sweetwater Middle School are unable to make home visits this year due to an exciting three-day training, Capturing Kids Hearts. SHS will host Meet the Teacher from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, and SMS on Thursday, Aug. 21, also from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The first Mustang football scrimmage will be Thursday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by Meet the Mustangs.