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Waxahachie ISD has announced the cancellation of its spring semester of Lighthouse for Learning community and continuing education classes. Planning for the fall semester will start soon.

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Pettigrew Academy students are reporting in on the activities they’re doing via distance learning: Jessica made a planet flip book and a piece of furniture out of boxes, Tristan finished his sewing project from the work basket, Sawyer worked on handwriting, Alden studied a wasp nest, Micah g…

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Pettigrew Academy owner/director and frequent Sun guest columnist Kim Bauman has compiled a listing of online educational resources, with Sun contributor Lezley Norris also assisting with the effort.

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Waxahachie’s Old-Fashioned Singing Project has cancelled its two-weekend 10th anniversary celebration. The performances of its musical, “Heaven’s Front Porch,” scheduled for March 20-21 and March 27-28 will not take place. All purchased tickets have been refunded.

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The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1191 held its monthly meeting March 10 at the Grand Ennis Buffet in Ennis. The guest speaker was Stephanie Hebert, park ranger and natural resources specialist with the U.S. Corps of Engineers at Lake Bardwell.

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In the United States, nearly 1 in 5 school-age children and young people (6 to 19 years) have obesity. Life School is working to change this statistic by teaching students about the importance of making healthy food choices through a cooking contest hosted by its food service provider, Sodexo.

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Waxahachie ISD is offering Camp Invention, a STEM camp, for its students entering grades second through sixth from June 8-11.

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In his new film “The Way Back,” Ben Affleck shows audiences how pain and anger can tear people apart, leaving them isolated, alone and separated from the ones they love. The movie also portrays how there are people who are willing to help in those moments.

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The Waxahachie Police Department will host its fourth annual Cops & Kids Picnic and bike giveaway from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at Getzendaner Park on South Grand Avenue.

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The Waxahachie Shakespeare Club recently held its conservation program at the Poston Gardens on Cantrel Street. Grace Tamminga arranged the tour of the beautiful tulip garden and her son, Luke, drove the ladies around to view the tulips in various stages of their growth. Pictured here amid t…

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Students from Waxahachie High School’s Visual Arts Program recently competed at the Region 10-S Visual Arts Scholastic Event. The campus returns with dozens of Division 4 Gold Medals and three state qualifiers.

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The Indian Trail Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist, will host a program on “Wild Orchids of Texas” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 23, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2200 Country Club Road, Ennis. The program will be preceded by a business meeting at 6 p.m.

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Congratulations to the Waxahachie High School varsity and JV Winterguard groups, who finished second and third in their recent competition.

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The Ellis County Master Gardeners Association and Texas AgriLife Extension will see several of its members teaching classes through Waxahachie ISD’s Lighthouse for Learning’s spring semester.

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Invited by the Waxahachie Symphony Association, the Russian group, Hermitage Piano Trio, turned in a stellar performance Saturday evening in SAGU’s Hagee Center.

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Congratulations to the Waxahachie High School one act play performance of “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” which advances to the UIL district competition after receiving all 1s at the zone competition Tuesday. Individual honorees included: Best Technical Student, McKensi Bryce; Bes…

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Nationally recognized artist and Waxahachie native Trey Wilder will be at The Dessert Spot in downtown Waxahachie from 3-6 p.m. this Sunday, March 8.

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Each month, the Ellis County Museum in downtown Waxahachie, Texas, presents its Brown Bag Series, a lunchtime program on a historical topic of interest. The museum's Jan. 24, 2020, program was on “The U.S. Camel Corps."

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Another #HachieHeart was installed Tuesday morning at Fire Station 2, 1601 Cleaver St. This one was sponsored by Waxahachie Oddfellows Lodge #80 and several of their members contributed to the art. This heart includes lodge symbolism, several of which are also symbols of fire service. It als…

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If you would like to learn more about the Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market and being a vendor, there will be an informational meeting in April at Waxahachie City Hall in the council chambers. As of this publishing, the date has not been determined. Application forms, as well as market rule…

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It’s not too late to join many others who are part of Waxahachie Lighthouse for Learning Community Education Program. The classes listed below begin in March. Online learning is also available at www.ed2go.com/lighthouse. Please contact the WISD Community Education Office at 972-923-4614 or …

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The Ellis County Master Gardeners Association will host its 20th annual Lawn and Garden Expo from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

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RED OAK – Red Oak High School students competed in the regional Visual Arts Scholastic Event on Feb. 21-22. Two ROHS students advanced to the state competition later this spring and six students medaled in their division. The state competition is April 24-25 at San Marcos High School in San Marcos.

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The Waxahachie High School Drama Department’s UIL One Act Play is set to enter competition at Lake Ridge High School on Tuesday. “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” is a children’s play that tackles themes such as empathy, loss and love.

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Please join us at the Waxahachie Senior Activity Center this month, where we’ve got a variety of activities going on, as always. We would love to have you join us!

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The hallways and classrooms at Dunaway Elementary were buzzing with excitement Friday, Feb. 21, as teachers and students prepared for the 23rd year of Waxahachie ISD’s Drop Everything And Read Day. Each year, the event is held in prekindergarten through sixth grade classes across the distric…

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When I think of growing okra, I think of my dad’s vegetable garden years ago. If it didn’t get moisture from above, it did without. By the time the dog days of summer came around, everything was scorched except the okra. I remember picking a lot of okra on hot afternoons and then enjoying Mo…

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Waxahachie ISD Texas Public Service Association students competed in the TPSA Northeast Regional Conference on Feb. 7-8 in Rockwall, with three of its contending groups qualifying for the state contest.

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Downtown Waxahachie was filled with Mardi Gras activity Saturday, Feb. 22, from music to beads to a parade to an evening concert. Sun contributor Mike Sackett was on hand to capture the action.