D.E.A.R. Day

Waxahachie ISD prepares for the 24th annual “Drop Everything and Read” Day on February 26, 2021.   


Volunteers from businesses, service organizations, churches, colleges, PTO’s, and student groups have the opportunity to connect virtually with Waxahachie ISD classrooms to share the value and the joy of reading by being reading role models.  


D.E.A.R. Day partners and friends will be invited to share, through email to a matched teacher, how reading is valuable in both work and home. In addition, the district asks partners and friends share their favorite childhood books, favorite places to read along with a picture of themselves reading at work or home and wearing their D.E.A.R. Day ribbon, which will be sent ahead of time.  Please email responses to Melissa Cobb, Director of Partners in Education, or call (972) 923-4614 x21615.


D.E.A.R. Day has become an anticipated event throughout Waxahachie as volunteers around the community participate year after year.  


“We are very grateful for the continued and faithful support of Waxahachie schools from the outstanding volunteers of the Waxahachie community,” said Partners in Education Director Melissa Cobb. “Although D.E.A.R. Day will look different this year, we are excited about this opportunity to connect our campuses, community, and student groups during this most unique time.”  


Businesses, organizations, and individuals can also donate books for WISD libraries in honor of this special reading event. Since the program began 24 years ago, over 5,500 books have been donated and 11,500 hours of reading have been volunteered for this one-day event. 

We invite Waxahachie businesses and residents to join us on Friday, February 19 as we celebrate reading in all prekindergarten-through-fifth-grade campuses.  

The Partners in Education office is located within Waxahachie High School in the Career Technology wing at 3001 US Hwy 287 Bypass Waxahachie, Texas 75165.  For more information on DEAR Day or clarification of content within this page, please contact the Partners in Education office.