2016 Kingsport City Schools 7th Annual Back to School Expo

Published July 25, 2016 at 10:45 a.m.
WHAT: 2016 Kingsport City Schools 7th Annual Back to School Expo 

WHEN: Tuesday, July 26 from 3 - 6 p.m.

WHERE: Kingsport Town Center, 2101 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664

Kingsport City Schools, Kingsport Town Center, and Kingsport Times-News are hosting the 2016 7th Annual Back to School Expo, on Tuesday, July 26 from 3 - 6 p.m. located at Kingsport Town Center. There will be 75 vendors on-site for parents/guardians, students of Kingsport City Schools, and the Kingsport community to enjoy.

In addition, there will be entertainment, demonstrations and various free activities for students on the upper and lower levels of the mall, including gymnastics, wrestling and corn hole boards. By popular demand, GameStop will have TVs and tables set-up for Minecraft in front of their store on the upper level.

The event will kick-off at 3 p.m. located in the Sears’ Court with the National Anthem and Dobyns-Bennett High School fight song performed by the Dobyns-Bennett High School Band Ensemble and the presentation of colors by the Dobyns-Bennett High School Air Force JROTC Color Guard. Various entertainment will continue until 6 p.m. hosted by 90.3 FM WCSK Radio, including: Dobyns-Bennett Cheerleaders and Spirit Shakers; demonstrations by the Dobyns-Bennett AF JROTC and John Adams Elementary School; performances by D-B Choral and Duly Noted, Holloway Dance School, Center for the Performing Arts and the Tri-Cities Talent 2016 National Dance Champions.

Parents/guardians will be able to pick up information needed to get their child(ren) started back to school, including student registration and Parent Portal student information updates. They will also have the opportunity to sign up for programs and activities for this fall in locations throughout Kingsport.

Vendors range from Kingsport City Schools services and school programs; health, nutrition and safety related services; animal welfare/pet adoption; financing for college; tutoring, library/literacy programs; pre-school programs; wellness activities; arts, sports and recreation activities; children’s’ services and various others providing interactive activities, demonstrations and prizes.

For more information on the event and/or a complete list of vendors for 2016, visit k12k.com.

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,100 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNPCE).

For more information on KCS, visit k12k.com, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FMThe Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).