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The Waxahachie ISD board of trustees recognized staff members who completed the LEAP program in the 2020-21 school year at its recent meeting. LEAP graduates included Whittney Trevino, Lorie Hanna, Sonia Champion, Christy Bragg, Kristen Hughes, and Valerie Fell.

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The Waxahachie FFA chapter officer team is attending the Chapter Leadership Conference at Glen Lake Camp in Glen Rose. The team has spent the last two days networking with more than 200 other officers and attending workshops in preparation of leading its chapter in the coming school year. Ke…

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Last December, the Texas Democratic Women of Ellis County held an online auction to raise money for community outreach programs, including its scholarship fund. 

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Waxahachie High School was awarded Best Musical and Best Direction honors at the recent Dallas Summer Musical Awards. Overall, WHS was nominated in nine out of a possible 15 categories in the DSM’s prestigious competition for high school musical theatre productions.

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Eager grandparents and parents walked their children to the Wedgeworth Elementary bus stop last Thursday to step inside the Waxahachie ISD bookmobile.

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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – Cheyenne Bond of Maypearl was among the 166 graduates that Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law conferred Juris Doctor degrees upon May 7 at Red Hat Amphitheater during its 43rd hooding and graduation ceremony. Dean J. Rich Leonard also bestowed…

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RED OAK – Red Oak ISD’s district Teachers of the Year received a big surprise at the end of the staff banquet June 2 when Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie President Will Turner came to the stage. Top elementary teacher Taylor Morris and secondary teacher Stephanie Smith h…

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University business professor Ellie Gates recently won the Leadership Waxahachie Award at the 93rd annual Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce’s awards banquet. Her award was one of nine given out for business excellence in the community, recognizing business leaders…

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Waxahachie ISD recently expressed its appreciation to the Waxahachie Lowes for its donation of thousands of dollars in hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, and other PPE. “This donation will help us continue to keep students and staff healthy in the coming school year!” the district posted on its …

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MIDLOTHIAN – Presented by Midlothian-based Bridges Training Foundation, this first-ever scavenger hunt and obstacle course will require racers to perform tasks at designated community locations while competing with participating teams for prizes.

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Pettigrew Academy in Waxahachie held its annual art camp this week, with instructor Scarlett Hajovsky teaching seven essential elements. Hajovsky is an accomplished artist, having studied art privately and at Midlothian Heritage High School where she is a senior. Hajovsky attended first thro…

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AUSTIN – Southwest Aerospace Technologies recently donated a large inventory of Global Express parts to Texas State Technical College. The parts will be used in the school’s aviation curriculum, which offers Aircraft Airframe Technology and Aircraft Powerplant Technology training, as well as…

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While traveling through Texas, downtown Waxahachie merchant, Amber Caverly Adams, saw signs of different towns’ names that had a space to where people could stand in and complete the spelling.

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Southwestern Assemblies of God University is making a bold move for fall 2021. In the face of rising college costs around the nation, the university is lowering tuition for its distance education and graduate studies students by up to 25%.

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Historic Waxahachie Inc. awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Waxahachie High School senior Michael Davis for his essay, “History Through the Eyes of Baseball,” in which he described the cultural significance and importance of Richards Park. Davis will attend the University of Texas at Austin in …

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Waxahachie ISD’s search for its next superintendent is under way. Current superintendent, Dr. Bonny Cain, recently announced her “re-retirement,” with the district’s trustees accepting her resignation date as July 20 during their special meeting May 24.

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A coffee-creamer color paints the room in a calming aura. Two mahogany-brown leather chairs sit angled at each other, a fuzzy white throw pillow in each of the seats. Colorful knick-knacks rest on a decorative ladder in the corner of the room, including a lush green plant. There’s even a box…

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The Waxahachie ISD bookmobile will be at Wedgeworth Elementary, 405 Solon Road, from 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays, June 10, 17 and 24. Check out the bookmobile and pick out a free book.

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For the first time in Waxahachie ISD history, a student has qualified for the National Spanish Spelling Bee. WISD had three dual language students compete in the Region 10 Spanish Spelling Bee on May 19: María Martínez, a fourth-grade student from Wedgeworth Elementary, Christian Pérez, a fi…

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When Theatre Rocks! of Ennis hosted a nationwide playwriting competition earlier in the year, scripts poured in from across the country. However, one of the four finalists is a hometown girl. Lily Breann Derr, a rising senior at Waxahachie High School, received a $100 award for her full-leng…

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Waxahachie ISD recently announced those students who are joining the U.S. military. Enlisting in the National Guard are Austin Gerber and Sionna Jackson. Joining the U.S. Marine Corps are Luke McClain, Clarissa Medina and Parker Thompson. Avery Chambers is enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. Jo…

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Waxahachie ISD recently recognized its curriculum and instruction leaders, who have a combined 90 years of service to Waxahachie. Noted for their tenure are Melissa Abadie – 10 years, Ginger Robinson – 25 years, Dawn Hilburn – 25 years, and Debbie Needham – 30 years. “Congrats on serving our…

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Athletic banquets, academic award ceremonies, sporting events, holiday parties, dances: These celebrations are just a few of the classic high school events COVID-19 ripped away from many teenagers. Fortunately, several high schools across Ellis and Johnson counties were still able to hold th…

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RED OAK – Life School announces that its board of directors has approved the allocation of about $1,400,000 for increases in staff salaries for the 2021-2022 school year. This allocation will result in an increase in starting pay for teachers in both Dallas and Ellis counties and significant…

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Pettigrew Academy students enjoyed their last day of school with a splash party. The Century Club brought them cupcakes to enjoy after their “pirate” lunch of boat hotdogs, pirate popcorn, goldfish and oranges to keep away the scurvy. Many students will return in June for art and Chinese camp.

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Waxahachie ISD recently announced that the Waxahachie unit of the Association of Professional Educators has been named a finalist for Local Unit of the Year honors for the 501-1,000-member division. Coleman Junior High School educator Robin Brown also has been named a finalist for ATPE Repre…

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The Elizabeth Dole Foundation announces the return of its “Military Kids Have Talent”contest, spotlighting the talents of America’s military and veteran kids. Children and survivors of service members and veterans are encouraged to take a recording of their best talent and have an adult subm…