The #SchoolisCool back to school event is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 3. at Harvey Convention Center (2000 W. Front St.) and the Rose Garden Center (420 Rose Park Dr.) for children and their parents to prepare for the new school year.  Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and admission is free.

Presented by the Business Education Council, the City of Tyler and Tyler Independent School District, the event will feature:

  • Free health screenings
  • A school uniform fashion show
  • Dental screenings and education
  • Health & wellness information
  • Nutrition activities
  • Local after school programs
  • Extracurricular activities
  • College prep
  • Help applying for school lunch programs and transportation
  • And much more!

Businesses and non-profit vendors are still being accepted for the back to school event. Please submit all inquiries to LaToya Young at by June 30.

Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away to the first 1,500 school-aged children in line.  Please note that children must be in line at the designated location when tickets are being handed out. 

Donations are still needed to meet the goal of providing 1,500 backpacks to those in need.  To donate, please bring a check, new backpack or school supplies to City Hall located at 212 N. Bonner Ave or the Business Education Council located at 315 N. Broadway.

In addition, the Cleaning Company will have supply drop off locations between July 12 and 25 from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Those locations include:

  • 120 Troup Hwy. (in front of Stein Mart across from Rose Hill Cemetery)
  • 510 S SW Loop 323 (Westwood shopping center)
  • 3923 Hwy. 110 (across from Chick fil A and Panda Express)
  • 4200 Old Bullard Rd. (near Shelly Drive intersection)
  • 2704 E 5th St. (in the Brookshires Shopping Center across from Harley Davidson)
  • 15852 FM 2493 (Old Jacksonville Highway)

  Supplies needed include:

  • Glue sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Facial tissues
  • Colored pencils
  • 24 count box of crayons
  • Child’s scissors
  • Ruled notebook paper
  • Spiral notebook
  • Quart or gallon Ziploc bags
  • Waterless hand sanitizer
  • Red pens
  • #2 pencils
  • Pink erasers


For more information, call (903) 592-1661 ext. 252 or go to


School Supply Drive Flyer PUBLIC