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Waxahachie ISD safety and security director Joshua Oliver led the district’s security staff through various trainings Monday, Aug. 8, to communicate new safety protocols for the different campuses. 

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PARKVILLE, Missouri – Park University has announced its spring 2022 graduates from its flagship campus in Parkville as well as its 40 additional campuses across the country and online worldwide. The university had 963 students eligible to graduate, of which 214 received a master’s degree spe…

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Waxahachie ISD announced Monday, Aug. 8, that “Patches” is the first ever working-dog in the district and will begin integrating into classrooms Thursday, Aug. 11, the first day of school for the 2022-23 year. “Patches will provide support to our students, will interact with them, will push …

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Waxahachie ISD hosted its second annual Back 2 School Bash at Railyard Park in downtown Waxahachie from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. On hand for the free celebration of the start to the new school year were members of the Waxahachie High School band, various WHS sports teams, cheerleaders, the…

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RED OAK – The ROISD Police Department is partnering with city first responders (Red Oak and Glenn Heights) for joint training on Tuesday, Aug. 2, through Thursday, Aug. 4, at the ROISD Career & Technical Education building behind the ROISD police offices and adjacent to Red Oak Middle Sc…

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The Good Samaritan Project will hold its second annual lunchbox blessing from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Waxahachie Sun parking lot, 200 N. Rogers St., Suite B. The effort will see the distribution of children’s lunchboxes filled full of snacks. Each child will also receive a bag…

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RED OAK – More than 120 golfers teed off during Life School’s eighth annual Fairways For Leaders Golf Tournament on June 13, raising $71,000 for the Life School Education Foundation. This year marked a record year with the most funds raised, surpassing the previous 2016 record by $11,000. Mo…

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CONWAY, Arkansas – Tyler Lynn Navarro of Waxahachie graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from the University of Central Arkansas during the May commencement exercises.

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ATLANTA, Georgia – Tiki Smith, an educator at Waxahachie Global High School was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars. A role model to pupils, Smith was nominated by a student for outstanding dedication and commitment to ex…

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Waxahachie Community Theatre presents its annual summer children's show Friday-Sunday, July 29-31. This year's production is "Junie B. Jones Jr. the Musical." Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. All shows are at University Church, 221 Solon Road, Waxahachie…

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AUSTIN – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has awarded $15 million in grant funding to Texas higher education institutions through the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling through Education (TRUE) Grant Program. The program was established to support the creation, expansion, or redesi…

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Waxahachie ISD has multiple ways in which community members can become involved. See below for the listing:

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It’s Christmas in July, and the community can help Waxahachie ISD students in need start the school year off right with a new outfit. Students can be adopted from the Christmas trees in the following locations:

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The National Society of High School Scholars announced June 21 that Waxahachie Global High School student Abby Smith of Waxahachie has been selected as a member of the esteemed organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and com…

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Congratulations to Jerry Lozier, assistant principal of Waxahachie Global High School, for being named the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Region X Assistant Principal of the Year. Region X is the second largest of the 20 ESC regions in the state and is comprised of 80 publi…

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RED OAK – This fall, Texas State Technical College’s Computer Networking and Systems Administration, Cybersecurity, and Drafting and Design programs will offer students the choice to complete their training either fully online or in a format that combines online learning with in-person lab t…

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LINCOLN, Nebraska – Jeff Glass of Waxahachie has been named to the Deans’ List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the spring semester of the 2021-22 academic year.

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The Waxahachie ISD board of trustees met Monday, June 13, at the administration building for its regular monthly meeting.

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RED OAK – Life School announces that the Texas Education Agency has awarded it $260,000 through the 2022-2024 Dyslexia Grant Award Program. Funds from the grant will allow nine staff members to receive further education to serve students. 

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CEDARVILLE, Ohio – Cedarville University student Jenny Sorensen of Waxahachie, majoring in primary (P-5) education, was named to the Dean’s Honor List for spring 2022. This recognition requires the student to obtain a 3.75 GPA or higher for the semester and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours.

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With all the attention to details Waxahachie ISD head band director Rich Armstrong gives to a half-time performance, he was directing the same attention to the band students participating in the organization’s annual car wash at Lumpkins Stadium on Saturday.

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Miranda Worley of Waxahachie has received the following degree from the University of Alabama: Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration, Master of Science. The university awarded 5,907 degrees during its spring commencement ceremonies May 6-8.

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Life School announces that Veronica Pelton has been selected as principal for Life School Mountain Creek Elementary. Pelton began her career in education in 2008 at Dallas ISD. Throughout her many years in education, she has served as a special education teacher and as a third- and fifth-gra…

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PEORIA, Illinois – Rachel Renner of Waxahachie is one of 1,700 students who was named to Bradley University’s Dean’s List for the spring semester. Renner is majoring in nursing.

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CEDAR HILL – Life School announces that Anita Sanders has been selected as principal for Life School Cedar Hill Elementary. Sanders joined Life School Oak Cliff Elementary in 2014 as assistant principal. She became principal in 2016 and has served the Oak Cliff community since.

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Life School announces that Quanesha Stovall has been selected as principal for Life School Oak Cliff Elementary. Stovall is an Oak Cliff native and a 10-year veteran educator who began her educational career at the Life School Oak Cliff Elementary campus. She spent five years teaching before…

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Waxahachie ISD offers its summer food program for children ages 18 and younger and enrolled students up to age 21 who have disabilities Monday-Thursday, June 6-30, at Northside Elementary. There is no Friday service.

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Pettigrew Academy in Waxahachie students are doing cooking assignments as part of their summer work packet. The activity has seen Sawyer making a banana pudding, Bennett using potatoes he grew in gardening to make potato chips and Khloe making a quiche and hosting brunch for relatives.

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This spring has been an exciting competition season for the Life High School Waxahachie choir. Scoring the highest scores of their last 10 competition seasons, the group ended the Region 20 University Interscholastic League concert and sight-reading contest by making school history. 

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RED OAK – Life School reached a new milestone May 27, graduating its 3,000th student. The school district opened its doors in 1998 in Oak Cliff with 266 students. In 2004, Life School graduated its first student. Eighteen years later, Life High School Waxahachie has graduated 1,378 students,…

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BOURBONNAIS, Illinois – Kelli Neal of Waxahachie was named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University during the recently completed spring 2022 semester. To qualify for inclusion on the dean’s list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have at…

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RED OAK – Red Oak ISD summer school, camps, and additional programs are gearing up to promote year-round learning for students and offer intervention, acceleration, and fun activities. While most summer school programs are for intervention, this year the district has launched Red Oak READS f…