The kids might not be ready, but it's time to talk about heading back to school.The Texarkana, Ark., School District will begin classes in just a few weeks. Here are some scheduling items to put on your calendar:

The first day of classes will be Monday, August 17.

TASD campuses will hold Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 13. The Meet the Teacher schedule is as follows:

ABC Program (on Washington campus) – 4:30 – 6 p.m.
All elementary campuses – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
College Hill Middle School 5:00 – 7 p.m.
North Heights Junior High School 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Arkansas High School – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Hog Howdy orientation for 9th grade students, and 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meet the Teacher for grades 9-12th.
Washington Academy Charter School – 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
August 11, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., AHS will kick-off the new school year with a "RazorBack 2 School Health and Safety Bash" to welcome students and parents back to school. This fun-filled event is intended to encourage students to participate in both school and community events. Local organizations, colleges, businesses, as well as school clubs, will be on hand to provide information to attendees.
Arkansas High School Schedule Pick-Up Times (AHS Red Wall):
8/5 12th grade – 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8/6 11th grade – 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8/10 10th grade - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8/13 9th grade -  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.