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Academic UIL • One-Act Play • Library Month • Signing Day • Voting



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graphic reads WISD prekindergarten and kindergarten roundup
All incoming kindergarten and prekindergarten students who register by May 15 will receive a WISD spirit shirt when school starts next year!  Don’t wait – register today.
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WHS advances to UIL One-Act Play state competition
Congratulations to the Waxahachie High School drama department for being named UIL One-Act Play regional champions.  WHS will compete at the 6A State UIL One-Act Play Championships on April 30-May 1.  button reads individual honors
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WHS Journalism students advance to 6A State UIL Academic Championships
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Global spellers and speakers advance to UIL Academic State Championshipsbutton reads more information
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April is Occupational Therapy Month.  We are so grateful for the incredible occupational therapists at Waxahachie ISD!  Thank you for helping our students live better lives.
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April is School Library Month
Over 159,000 books have been checked out by Waxahachie ISD students in the 2020-21 year!  Check out the most popular books checked out.

WHS: "Long Way Down" by Jason Reynolds

Global: "The Atlas of Military History" by Amanda Lomazoff

Coleman: "Drama" by Raina Telgemeier

Finley: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney

Howard: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School" by Jeff Kinney 

Clift: "Dog Man: Grime and Punishment" by Dav Pilkey

Dunaway: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School" by Jeff Kinney

Felty: "I am Pusheen the Cat" by Claire Belton

Marvin: "Dog Man: Grime and Punishment" by Dav Pilkey

Northside: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" by Jeff Kinney

Shackelford: "Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild" by Dav Pilkey

Simpson: "Sisters" by Raina Telgemeier

Turner: "Chicka, Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin

Wedgeworth: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway" by Jeff Kinney

Wilemon: "Dog Man: Grime and Punishment" by Dav Pilkey



Finley Junior High places in UIL academics
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Congratulations to the Finley Junior High coaches and students that participated in UIL Academics.  They showed up and showed out!  We are so proud.
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Wilemon STEAM Academy lottery opens; grades 1st-5th

The Wilemon STEAM Academy first through fifth-grade lottery application is now open!

If you are interested in applying to attend Wilemon, and your child is going into first-fifth grades for the 2021-22 school year, you are eligible to apply.

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Don't forget to vote

Early voting for the May 1 Joint Election runs April 19-24 and 26-27.

April 19-25 | 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

April 24 | 8 a.m. — 4 p.m.

April 26-27 | 7 a.m. — 7 p.m.

Registered voters can vote at the Ellis County Elections Office and the Waxahachie ISD Administration Building.

Election Day is Saturday, May 1 from 7 a.m. — 7 p.m.


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The athletic and fine arts signing day will take place on Thursday, April 29, at 1:45 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Waxahachie High School. 

If you are a Waxahachie High School student who has committed their post-secondary endeavor to athletics or fine arts, please communicate with your coach or teacher your interest in participating in signing day. 

Parents and participating students will receive day-of instructions once they have notified his or her coach/teacher.  The deadline to register for this event is Monday, April 26, 2021.


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The Spirit of Waxahachie Color Guard is hosting auditions on May 8 from 8 a.m to 1 p.m.  Practice sessions will take place on April 26-29, May 4, and May 6 at the Waxahachie High School practice gym and Indoor Activity Center from 5-7:30 p.m.  Additionally, a parent information meeting will be held on April 27 at 7:30 p.m.  For information, email Denise Armstrong.
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graphic describes spring jazz concert on April 24 at 7 pm at WHS
The Spring Jazz Concert will feature Mario Cruz and Larry Spencer.  The concert will take place on April 24, at the Waxahachie High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m.  Admission is FREE!
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Wednesday, April 21, is Administrative Professional Day.    WISD recognizes the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals.  Central to any business, these professionals keep an office organized and efficient.
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Contribute to your community's environmental health on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2021.
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Waxahachie ISD is looking for an experienced project manager to assist with the construction of facilities in a fast-growth school district.  For more information or to apply, visit the job listing.
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Waxahachie ISD will serve free breakfast and lunch to anyone ages one to 18 on school days until further notice.
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Athletics ticketing and live stream information
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Lady Indians Softball @ Lakeridge 4.22.21 
Indians / Lady Indians Track @ Midway 4.23.21 (Regional Meet)
Tickets: Sold at the Door
Livestream: Not Available
Lady Indians Softball @ DeSoto 4.23.21
Indians Baseball @ DeSoto 4.23.21
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