Hopkins County schools are dedicated not only to supporting their own, but also being supportive and compassionate toward other schools and groups not only in this county, but across the state, country and world when appropriate. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, our local students made sure to let the folks in Uvalde know their hearts, prayers and thoughts were with them as they stepped back on UCISD campuses Tuesday for the first time since the tragedy at their school at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 school year.
Local businesses and community members joined Hopkins County kids and staff in wishing UCISD the best possible start of the school year, wearing maroon as a visible sign of support for peace, healing and strength for Uvalde CISD families and the community.
Below are some of the images the local schools shared with KSST, on social media and under #UvaldeStrong, so those families, educators and kids could feel that love and support:
Saltillo ISD wore maroon and white to support Uvalde CISD and their first day of school. #SaltilloUvaldeStrong
Students and faculty at Cumby ISD wore Maroon today to support Uvalde Consolidated ISD on their first day back! Pictured are Cumby Elementary students and faculty in their maroon! #wearecumby #UvaldeStrongSulphur Springs ISD
Sulphur Springs ISD
Students and staff across Sulphur Springs ISD also donned maroon attire to show support for UCISD and the community.
North Hopkins ISD
North Hopkins ISD also encouraged their student and staff to wear maroom for Uvalde CISD Sept. 6.
Sulphur Bluff ISD
SBISD encouraged students and the community to join them and schools all throughout the state of Texas in a stand of unity and support for Uvalde CISD’s return to school.
Yantis ISD also encourged the community to join them in supporting Uvalde CISD by wearing maroon Tuesday, September 6. YISD students and staff joined others across Texas in expressing support for the Uvalde community as they move forward, on the first day of school.
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