Operation First Day of School

  • backpack full of school suppliesWaxahachie ISD has experienced significant growth in student enrollment over the past five years. With a student population of over 9,500, the district is continually on a quest for Excellence in Education. Although our students continue to do well both academically and in extra-curricular activities, nearly half of our students are economically disadvantaged.

    Enter Operation First Day of School.

    Any parent will tell you that there are a number of expenses involved when it is time to go back to school. School supplies, new school clothes, backpacks, and more.  Many parents cannot afford to purchase these items for one child, much less if there are several school children in the household.


What can I do?

    • Collect general school supplies through your workplace, church, or local non-profit organization. 
    • Tell others.


    Donor Supply List

    School supplies and/or monetary donations to purchase school supplies may be delivered or mailed to:

    WISD Administration Building
    411 N. Gibson Street
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
    Attention: Public Relations Department

    Monday - Thursday
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm


  • The Waxahachie community comes together annually to host Operation First Day of School in August, at Clift Elementary School from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. With your help, Operation First Day of School provides the following resources for students:

    • Free school supplies 
    • Free backpacks 
    • and more! 

    This major initiative will only be made possible through partnering with the wonderful Waxahachie community. The district is looking to partner with businesses, organizations, churches, and individuals to help us acquire school supplies, monetary donations, and volunteers to help run the event.