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School Rules

Jul 25, 2013 11:30AM ● By Lisa Drake

Back In Session

 It’s hard to believe we’re wrapping up another sizzling North Texas summer. For some it’s fun to have the kids round a little more. For others maybe it’s a good thing that school is starting back up. Either way, we’ll soon be seeing and feeling a little less of the sun’s rays and heat. But with the changing of the seasons comes a shift in schedules and routines. With fall on the way we’ve dedicated this issue of Mansfield Magazine to the back to school season.


As administrators, teachers and students get ready to call school back into session throughout the area, we turned to Mansfield ISD’s district athletic trainer for some insight into the athletic department. Eric White has been in the sports medicine field since the early 1990s when he graduated from Baylor University, and with the Mansfield ISD since 2000. He loves sports and loves to see students excel on and off the field. But the athletes’ safety is his focus.  If you’re unfamiliar with just exactly what athletic trainers do for the district then our Community Profile section is a perfect read for you.


Getting into the new school year routine can be stressful for families as it often throws mom, dad and the kids into a disconnected and frenzied pace. So Laurie Fox examines how to keep order around the house and make home a great and comfortable place for all members of the family in this issue’s Homestyle section. It can be done and she makes a great case for just how to do it.

Most school lunches typically involve sandwiches. This issue, Carol Ritchie gives you dozens of ideas that go beyond the stale bologna or ham sandwich. From artisan breads to unique lunchmeat options to a continuum of condiments, you’re sure to find something new to shake up that old sandwich standby.

Our DIY gal, Mary Phillips, shows you how to make a quick back-to-school teacher gift. Your student is sure to be the apple of the teacher's eye with this terra cotta flower pot apple

Confused by all the options for schooling for your children? We asked our friends at for tips on what to look for and what to ask when visiting potential schools for your kids. 

See below for even more articles from our Back-to-School Issue. 

Thumb_img_3788 Kidding Around
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Krystin Sanders has a 'renewed' sense of purpose. Read more



Thumb_forgotten_20works_20garden_20gallery_20muffin_20recipe SchoolDaze Breakfast on the Go!
Mix-and-Match Fruit-and-Fiber muffins make your mornings both hassle free and nutrition filled! Read more


Thumb_istock_000016773082large Bequest The Best
Heirloom Plants Keep Local Flavors And Colors Alive For Generations Read more



Thumb_apple_20pot_20finished Flower Pot Apples
This easy and adorable gift for the garden is a perfect back-to-school craft. Make one for teachers, some for staff and extras for friends! Read more



Thumb_lunch_20club_20chicken_20ciabatta_20-_20copy Join The Club
Looking for some solutions to the plain Jane sandwich for your back-to-schooler? Try these! Read more


Thumb_istock_000010001513medium No Substitute
What To Look For And What To Ask When Visiting Potential Schools For Your Kids Read more





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