• SLPS Back-To-School Bash

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     Photos by Max Bouvatte

    The St. Louis Public Schools Back to School & Community Empowerment Festival was a success, with roughly 6,700 children, parents and other community members attending the Aug. 3 event held inside and outside of St. Louis University's Chaifetz Arena.

    Attendees received information about school programs, scholarships, health services, banking and more. Free haircuts, face painting, diabetes screening, lead poisoning screening and eye exams were also available.

    Every child received a backpack and school supplies to start off the school year, and everyone was treated to lunch from the district's new food service provider, Southwest Food Service Excellence.
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