SENIOR KID DAY at Ranger High School was an enjoyable
and fun event usually held near graduation for seniors
to go back to their childhood. The seniors would dress
up like school kids, with the girls wearing penafores
and carrying dolls and stuffed animals. Boys wore
short pants. Most kids came to school riding their
old bicycles. Sometimes a "Kid Day" program was
presented in an assembly featuring folk songs,
reading of poems, and music. Usually the class
would enjoy a picnic lunch at the park.
Kid Day may have started in the mid-1930s at Ranger
High School. The tradition may have been suspended
during WWII and started back in the mid-1950s.
According to the yearbooks, the last Kid Day was
in 1976 just before the move to the new school. It
does not appear this tradition was observed at other
Texas high schools.
RHS-1936 Kid Day
RHS-1958 Kid Day
RHS-1959 Kid Day
RHS-1960 Kid Day