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Rose Award • Public Art Project • Free Meals • Relief Fund Survey • Sports Camps
Thank you, Lowes

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Thank you to Waxahachie Lowe's for donating thousands of dollars in hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, and PPE.  This donation will help us continue to keep students and staff healthy in the coming school year.



Ellis Christian Women's Job Corps honors Melissa Bousquet with ROSE Award

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“In a time when so many in the community were demonstrating sacrificial service, we were very honored to be chosen for this award,” Bousquet said. “The WISD campus nurses demonstrated skilled, professional nursing care under very difficult and uncertain circumstances. I have no doubt that each one has achieved an even higher level of proficiency due to the experience.”

— WISD Director of Health and Wellness Melissa Bousquet, RN BSN

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WHS FFA public art project stands tall in downtown Waxahachie

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Thank you to the Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association for allowing our FFA students to be a part of this public art project. This will be a popular spot in downtown Waxahachie for years to come.

This new attraction can be found in the parking lot at the corner of Rogers and Jefferson Streets across from The Velvet Angel.



WISD seeks public feedback during superintendent search
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The WISD Board of Trustees is currently conducting a superintendent search. The district is seeking community input on the attributes and qualifications it would like to see in the next Waxahachie ISD superintendent.

You will have multiple opportunities to provide input.

The survey will be available through Sunday, June 20. WISD will host community input sessions as well, with more information available soon.

We appreciate your thoughts as the Board of Trustees works to find the perfect fit for our district.

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ESSER III Stakeholder Input Survey

In March 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act, also known as the ARP Act, was signed into law, dedicating funds for K-12 schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief (ESSER) III funds. As a result, Waxahachie ISD is eligible to receive one-time federal funds through the ESSER III program to be spent prior to September 30, 2024, to address expenses and learning loss associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Waxahachie ISD is seeking input on how to utilize these funds to best meet the needs of Waxahachie ISD students and families. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.

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Back to School
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We are excited to welcome students back to school on Thursday, August 12, 2021!
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  • Registration and enrollment information for new and returning students 
  • School supply information
  • Important back-to-school dates
2021-2022 Academic Calendar

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Planning for the new school year? 

Check out the 2021-2022 WISD Academic Calendar online.


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 Waxahachie FFA Lone Star Degree recipients

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Congratulations to the following Waxahachie FFA members who attained the highest degree that can be earned by an FFA member while enrolled in high school — the Lone Star Degree.

These members will be recognized and receive their degrees during the second Lone Star Degree session of the Texas FFA State Convention on Wednesday, July 7 in Ft. Worth.

Payton Acker

Kayden Carpenter

Landon Davis

Lillie Loose

Case Lucky

Jonathan Middleton

Hannah Russell

Wesley Smith


WISD Bookmobile
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Free Summer Meal program begins June 7
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The summer meal program will be at Wedgeworth Elementary, located at 405 Solon Road. Healthy breakfast and lunch meals will be available at no cost to all children ages one to 18. All meals will be served inside the Wedgeworth Elementary cafeteria.

Dates of service: June 7 — June 30

Days of service: Monday through Thursday — NO Friday service

Times of service:

Free Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Free Lunch: Noon – 1 p.m.

If you have any questions about this program, please call the department of child nutrition at 972-923-4630.

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Athletic summer camp schedule posted

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The WISD Athletics department will be holding a number of summer athletic camps.  Visit Hachie Sports for more information on dates and detail.


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Camps include:

— Lady Indians Soccer Camp 2021

— Lady Indians Basketball Camp 2021

— Indians Strength and Conditioning Camp 2021

— Lady Indians Strength and Conditioning Camp

— Indians JH Football Camp (Warriors, Braves, Chiefs)

— Indians Football Camp 2021

— Lady Indians Volleyball Camp 2021

— Lady Indians Softball Camp 2021

— Indians Tennis Camp 2021 (coed)

— Indians Basketball Camp 2021

— Indians Summer Running Camp

— Indians Soccer Camp 2021 (Boys)

— Indians Baseball Camp 2021

— Indians Baseball Pitcher & Catcher Camp 2021 

Important athletic information for incoming 7th through 11th grade students
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WISD Book Hunt
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Do you have a WISD library book hiding at home? Your WISD libraries invite you to a BOOK HUNT!


Please return found library books to any campus or the WISD administration building. 

Now Hiring
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Pre-K & Kinder Roundup
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