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FFA Convention • New Flag • Operation First Day of School • Back-to-School Bash
Dual language students visit with the Creature Teacher


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Waxahachie Dual Language students learned about a variety of critters presented by The Creature Teacher. Some kiddos even concurred their fears by touching spiders and snakes.

Waxahachie FFA chapter recognized as 'Superior' at state convention


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Waxahachie FFA was recognized as a "Superior Chapter" at the 93rd Texas FFA State Convention. This rating is given through the state and bestowed upon chapters that completed and documented at least one activity in each of the 15 quality standards.

Corinne Auvenshine was awarded a Texas FFA Scholarship. We are so proud of Ms. Auvenshine and her career of service and achievement in the Waxahachie FFA as well as her service as a Blackland District and Area 8 FFA Officer.

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Congratulations to Waxahachie FFA's 2021 Lone Star Degree recipients:

Payton Acker

Kayden Carpenter

Landon Davis

Lillie Loose

Case Lucky

Jonathan Middleton

Hannah Russell

Wesley Smith

“We have received the Golden Horizon award for the last 10 years. This is our first year to receive a Superior chapter rating and we are extremely excited and proud of our students and program.”

— Jake Mullican, Waxahachie FFA advisor, and WHS teacher

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New flag flies over WISD Administration Building
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Thank you for our brand new flag, WoodmenLife!

WISD Board of Trustees recognitions
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The board of trustees recognized the Waxahachie High School theater arts program for its local and regional accolades in musical theater and state-level accomplishments in UIL One-Act Play.

Dr. Peggy Linguist served as the district's physician for 10 years.  Linguist assisted with various policies and the creation of a peer-review program for WISD nurses, which resulted in the enhancement of health care for students. Linguist was also recognized for her aid in navigating the combination of the health care and public education worlds. 

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 Operation First Day of School scheduled for July 32
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The Waxahachie community will come together to host Operation First Day of School on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Clift Elementary School from 8—11 a.m.

Any Waxahachie student in need may come to Operation First Day of School to receive a backpack and school supplies. This is a drive-through event; please follow posted signage.

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Back-to-School Bash scheduled for Aug. 7
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Join Waxahachie ISD as we kick off the new 2021-22 school year with some fun! The district will host the Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Railyard Park, located at 455 S. College St. 

Celebrate the 2021-22 school year with:

  • Interactive booths with your favorite boosters and PTOs
  • Free snow cones for the first 200 patrons
  • DJ entertainment
  • WHS band, Jazz Ensemble, Cherokee Charmers, WHS cheer performances
  • Football throwing with WHS team
  • Free water & hotdogs
  • Splash pad & bounce houses
  • Community mascot race
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Access STAAR results today
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STAAR results can show families and teachers how disruptions to instruction over the past year impacted learning. Next year, teachers can use results along with report cards and family input to co-create plans to support their child's academic progress.


This year, STAAR results will not be used to evaluate teachers or grade schools. They are for learning only and are meant to show where your child is meeting grade-level expectations in each subject and where they may need additional support. It is one of many important steps to our school's recovery.
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Have a device at home?

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All district-issued devices may be returned to any open campus or the technology building, located at 405 Third Street.

Back to School
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  • Registration and enrollment information for new and returning students
  • School supply information
  • Important back-to-school dates
New student registration begins July 26, 2021
Returning student registration begins July 22, 2021
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2021-2022 Academic Calendar

WISD school calendar for 2021-22





Planning for the new school year? 

Check out the 2021-2022 WISD Academic Calendar online.


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Now Hiring
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Pre-K & Kinder Roundup
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