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The Waxahachie High School drama department is preparing for its rendition of “Crazy for You,” a romantic comedy musical.

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RED OAK – Red Oak ISD has announced the district earned a Superior Achievement grade of A on the 2022 Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas report. The rating is based on the financial data from the 2020-2021 fiscal year. ROISD scored 94 points this year, a four-point improvement over t…

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PALMER – The Palmer City Council approved a local Girl Scout project at is Jan. 17 meeting that will see the placement of a lending library at the gazebo in the town square. Members of Girl Scout Troop 1986 made the presentation to the council members.

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The membership drive for the Southern Star Chapter of the National Charity League closes Sunday, Jan. 15. New members, Ellis County girls in the seventh through 10th grades and their mothers are invited to join.

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LEXINGTON, Virginia – Ryanne Dobbs, a native of Waxahachie, was recently initiated into the Trinity University Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. The society welcomed 1,085 new initiates from 45 universities during November 2022.

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MANCHESTER, New Hampshire – It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University congratulates the following students on being named to the fall 2022 President’s List. The fall terms run from September to December.

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MANCHESTER, New Hampshire – Ryan Miller of Waxahachie has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s fall 2022 Dean's List. The fall terms run from September to December.

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RED OAK – Candidate filing and voting dates have been set for the 2023 Red Oak ISD board of trustee election. The board election will be held Saturday, May 6. The election will consist of a general election with places 3, 4, and 5 up for three-year terms.

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CEDARVILLE, Ohio – Jenny Sorensen, a Waxahachie student majoring in primary (P-5) education, was named to the fall Dean’s Honor List at Cedarville University. Students receive this achievement for obtaining a 3.75 GPA or higher for the semester and carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – Seventy University of Iowa undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers and scholars have been recognized for their research through the Dare to Discover campaign.

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RED OAK – In 1995, the Texas Legislature authorized the establishment of charter schools in Texas. Three years later, in 1998, Life School opened its doors in Oak Cliff, with a small team of 15 staff members to serve 266 students.

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Waxahachie ISD is seeking volunteers to serve on the Parent Teacher Organizations at each campus. View the PTO pages on each campus website via https://www.wisd.org/Page/1229. For questions or more information, contact the district’s community outreach coordinator, Sandy King, at 972-923-463…

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Howard Junior High School choir teacher Lauren Allen recently put her iNation 2023 learning to use by creating a digital escape room for her choir students. “How fun is that for a new semester review and challenge!” Waxahachie ISD wrote on its Facebook page.

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Taylor Jasper, a teacher at Life High School Waxahachie, recently published a children’s book, “Mermaids are Kind: A Book About the Importance of Kindness.”

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Waxahachie ISD recently recognized Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. “We could not be more grateful for the support and protection that the Waxahachie Police Department gives our district every day,” a spokesman said. “We thank our director of security, Lt. Josh Oliver, and all of the office…

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Ellis County 4-H member, Elizabeth Norwood, 15, of Midlothian, competed at the Arizona National Livestock Show from Dec. 27-31, winning Supreme Champion Heifer, Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer, and fifth Overall Market Steer honors.

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RED OAK – Red Oak ISD has earned the highest form of recognition in budget development and presentation. The Association of School Business Officials International recognized the district for excellence in budget presentation with the Meritorious Budget Award for the 2022–2023 budget year.

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Proceeds from the Coleman Junior High Old-fashioned Craft Fair already are making a difference in the lives of Waxahachie ISD students. Each year, the craft fair serves as the biggest fundraiser for the district’s Student in Need Fund.

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The Faith Family Academy staff and foundation members ensured that all wishes were fulfilled through the Faith Family Eagle Giving Tree this holiday season, donating gifts to 364 FFA students.

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The Ellis County African American Hall of Fame Museum and Library announces entries are open for its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay and Oratorical Contest. The awards ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the First United Methodist Church annex, 501 W. Marvin Ave. A…

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TURLOCK, California – Melvin Clemmer of Waxahachie has been announced as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at Stanislaus State. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi – the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines – has recognized Stanisl…

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LANCASTER – This year, in honor of Veteran’s Day, Life School Lancaster Elementary held Operation Pringles, a drive for students and families to bring cans of Pringles to send to U.S. soldiers serving in other countries. From Nov. 11-18, the campus collected donations. Together, students and…

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Waxahachie ISD parents and community members are encouraged to participate in a mentoring program, Mentors Care, which focuses on relationships. Mentors serve as role models and friends while offering support and encouragement. They are given training on how to best communicate with students…

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The Waxahachie High School band recently announced that 70 of its students earned a position in the 2022-23 TMEA All Region Band. WHS had three students earn the top position in their section, and 13 will advance to the Area audition in January, where they will compete for the highest high s…

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DALLAS – Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater North Texas has announced the opening of applications for its scholarship program, which grants more than $60,000 to 30 local high school seniors each year. Funded by North Texas McDonald’s owner/operators and donations from the community, …

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RED OAK – Congratulations to the Red Oak ISD campus spelling bee champions. The week of Dec. 12, ROISD students in grades 4-8 participated in the Scripps Spelling Bee at their campus. First-place winners from each campus move on to the Ellis County Spelling Bee on Feb. 2 in Waxahachie.

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RED OAK – More than 40 graduates from Texas State Technical College’s North Texas campus received associate degrees and certificates of completion at TSTC’s fall 2022 commencement held Monday, Dec. 12, at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

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Waxahachie Care extends its appreciation to the Global High Interact Club at Waxahachie Global High School members who recently helped sort through the holiday rush of food received from churches and schools. The non-perishables given not only help during the holidays but also provide food w…

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The Waxahachie High School athletics programs have been busy the past several weeks, collecting toys and gifts to ensure every child has something under the Christmas tree this year. Here are photos of several of the teams and the toys and gifts they gathered.

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Congratulations to the six Waxahachie High School band students recently earned a chair in the first step of the 2023 All-State process at the All-Region Orchestra audition. Five of those ranked high enough to advance on to Area in January. The All-Region Band audition occurs this month, whe…

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Three Waxahachie High School choir students recently auditioned at the pre-Area round of TMEA competition. Two of those students ranked high enough to advance to Area, which is the final and most difficult round of the TMEA All-State process. Waxahachie ISD extends its congratulations to sop…

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RED OAK – Each year, Red Oak ISD celebrates the holiday season with its business partners, organizations, elected officials, other ISDs and ambassadors by sharing a holiday card designed with student artwork.

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The Life High School Waxahachie Theatre Program presents “Cinderella” on Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. The performance is based on the musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Open to the community, the musical will take place at the Waxahachie Chautauqua Auditorium. 

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University was recently recognized as a military-supportive university by Military Supportive Colleges. SAGU ranked alongside other reputable universities, including Baylor University and Southern Methodist University. These colleges and universities, along wit…

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The Waxahachie Global High School Interact chapter is kicking off the holiday season by participating in Operation Christmas Child, with members collecting shoeboxes from students and staff to be sent around the world. Shown are school principal Ken Lynch; student Braxton Soukup, who packed …

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Waxahachie ISD recently expressed its appreciation to the Waxahachie Junior Service League for its assistance with the Go Van Gogh art program for the district’s fifth-grade students. A Dallas Museum of Art program, Go Van Gogh encourages students to engage with works of art, develop and exp…

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Clift Elementary students, volunteers and staff recently celebrated the re-opening of the campus gardens by welcoming its new chicken flock. A brief tour and thank you photo/ribbon cutting was held for these companies and individuals: The Donaldson Wellness Center, Living Earth/LETCO Group, …