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Your 2021 Back-To-School Guide for Bell County

Kids are heading back to school soon! Here's everything you need to know.

By Brittany Joyner July 23, 2021

Hard to believe, but the first day of school for kids in Bell County is coming up FAST! Looking for school calendars in Killeen, Belton, or Temple ISD? Fun back to school events in the area? Where to get your kid's back to school haircut or go back-to-school shopping in town? We have it all, plus advice and tips for dealing with that first day anxiety, printables to make those first day pics special, and even ideas on what to pack for lunch! Check it all out here!


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School calendars for Bell County (Click ISD name to see yearly calendar)

Killeen ISD

Killeen ISD Elementary Schools Meet the Teacher: August 12

Killeen ISD Middle Schools Meet the Teacher: August 12

Middle School Readiness: Dates vary by school
First day: August 16

Belton ISD
First day: August 18

Temple ISD

Temple ISD Elementary Schools Meet the Teacher: August 19

Temple ISD Pre-K Meet the Teacher: August 23
First day: August 24


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Back to school events in Bell County

Express ER School Supply Drive (Harker Heights)

Details: Help out the community by dropping off pens, paper, notebooks, markers, etc. Everyday 24 hours

Bubba's 33 School Supply Drive (Killeen)

Details: Help out the community by dropping off pens, paper, notebooks, markers, etc. and receive a coupon for a free appetizer! Everyday 11AM-11PM

Back to School Braces Bash (Killeen) 

Details: Rodeo Dental Killeen is celebrating back to school with a party and $500 off Rodeo Braces and Invisalign treatments of 9 months or more! AND arcade games, movies, balloons, face painting, and more! August 14 10AM-12PM

Back to School Drive (Killeen)

Details: Free School Supplies, Food, Snow Cones, and a Bounce House for the kids. August 14 10AM-1PM

NG Foundation Back to School Drive (Harker Heights)

Details: The NG Foundation will be handing out school supplies BY APPOINTMENT only! August 14 12PM-4PM

Killeen School Supplies Giveaway (Killeen)

Details: Undivided Movement will be handing out backpacks, pencils, paper, crayons, binders, and more. Food and drink will be available August 14 @ 2PM

Back to School Braces Bash (Temple)

Details: Rodeo Dental Temple is celebrating back to school with a party and $500 off Rodeo Braces and Invisalign treatments of 9 months or more! AND arcade games, movies, balloons, face painting, and more! August 17 2PM-4PM

Back to School Bookbag Giveaway (Temple)

Details: Carnival Games, School Physicals, Free Food, Free Haircuts, Free shoes and clothes, Voter Registration, Live DJ, Pedicures for Kids, Free Book Giveaway, Exotic Car Show, Bounce House, and much more! August 21 11AM-3PM

21 Backpack Salute (Temple)

Details: Free food, free backpacks, dance challenge! 6 random students will win a customized backpack. 

August 21 2PM-5PM

Know of a community back to school event in Bell County we're missing? Add it to our Macaroni Kid Killeen calendar now!


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Back to school haircuts in Killeen, Belton, and Temple

Looking for a great spot for a back to school haircut? 

Here are a few stylists in Bell County offering back to school haircut specials! (Tell them Macaroni KID sent you)

Indulgence Hair Designs

301 FM 2410 Suite 105 and 108 Harker Heights, TX 76548
Back to School Temporary Hours
Mon Aug 9th 9:30-730pm
Tues Aug 10th 9:30 - 730pm
Weds Aug 11th 3pm-730pm
Thurs Aug 12th 9:30-730pm
Fri Aug 13th 8:45am-7:30pm
Sat Aug 14th 8:45am-7:30pm
Box Braid Special (Medium size only) $100 hair included (shoulder to mid back only)
Knotless (Medium parts ONLY Shoulder to mid back only) $100 (Hair Included)
Kids Crochets (Untwisted style) $100 ( 3 packs of hair included) Half up half down style
Twisted Crochets (No hair Included) $55
Braid Style (No weave) W/ Beads included $55
6-8 Feed In braid styles $70 W/hair Included
Kids Silk Press & Style $55 ages 6yrs-10yrs
Leave out Sew In $100
Sleek Ponytail Style $60 relaxed hair $75 natural hair
2 feed in braids $40 w/ hair included 

Back 2 School Braid-a-thon and School Supply Giveaway

 Harker Heights E Center 710 Edwards Dr Harker Heights, TX 76548 

August 15 9AM-4PM: Hair must be freshly washed, dried, and free of product

Razor Sharp Cutz

1002 E Elms Rd Killeen, TX 76542 

The month of August: Bring in school supplies and receive 5-20 off your style (Excludes box braids)

Crochet special Mondays and Tuesdays: $45 (hair not included)

August 4-14: $50 Retwist and Style (ages 5-13)

The month of August: 15 off for teachers

The month of August: All Ellison students 10 off

ColdCutzDesignz

313 Smith St Apt A Belton, TX 76513

Mobile Services Available

$15 back to school cutz available for all college, elementary, middle, and high school students

Yahweh Beauty Academy

431 N 38th Street Killeen, TX 76543

$5 back to school haircuts available August 13 and 15 9AM-2PM

Know of a back-to-school haircut event or stylist special in Bell County? Email mackidkilleen@macaronikid.com with the details and we'll get it added!


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Back to school shopping in Killeen, Belton, and Temple

There's the big box stores, of course, but you can also support locally-owned businesses when doing your back to school shopping! Here are some of our favorite places for shopping for school supplies and clothes in Bell County that are locally owned:

School Supply Lists

Belton ISD Supply Lists

Killeen ISD Supply Lists

Temple ISD Supply Lists

Perry Office Plus

Perry's has made pre-packaged school supply kits for Belton and Temple ISD! Price varies by grade.
214 East Central Ave Belton, TX 76513

Educational Outfitters
400 East Central Texas Expressway Harker Heights, TX 76548

Have a favorite locally owned spot for back-to-school shopping you don't see listed here? Email mackidkilleen@macaronikid.com and we'll get it added!

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