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Mark your calendars! National Assistant Principals Week is April 6-10. 

Waxahachie ISD implements advanced crisis management communication technology

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Waxahachie ISD has fully implemented advanced security technology to better communicate in times of crisis. The DIR-S Alert System, provided by BAT Security, is a platform for emergency situations that connects teachers, administrators, and first responders, and enables them to instantly and directly communicate with one another. 

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The Lady Indians beat Mesquite Horn and will advance to the regional quarterfinals! Congratulations and good luck!

Regional Quarterfinals will take place on Friday, April 2 against Mansfield at Midlothian Stadium at 2 p.m.

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Waxahachie ISD will host information sessions to discuss the 2021 bond on Thursday, April 8, from 5-6 p.m. and Tuesday, April 13, from 6-7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center at Coleman Junior High. 

Visit the Bond 2021 page for more information


Cherokee Charmers wrap up competition season at nationals

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Officer Award 

Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence 

4th Runner Up National Competition Medium Division Officer Jazz 

1st Runner Up National Champion Medium Division Officer Novelty 

3rd Runner Up National Champion Medium Division Officer Lyrical 

Winner National Champion Medium Division Hip-Hop 

WOW Award for Officer Hip-Hop (only four teams selected) 

1st Runner Up National Champion Officer's Medium Division 

6th Place Best of the Best 2021 National Officers


Elite Team Award 

Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence 

1st Runner Up National Champion Elite Team Division Kick 

Winner National Champion Elite Team Division Pom 

1st Runner Up National Champion Elite Team Division Hip-Hop 

5th Place Academic Champions

2nd Runner Up National Champion Elite Team Division


Solo Award

Division I Rating Solo - Ellinor B.

Waxahachie Ag Mechanic students win big at Ellis County Youth Expo

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Zack Rios - Blue ribbon, 1st in class, Division Champion, and Overall Grand Champion with his Smoker Trailer 




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Kyan Frisbee - Blue Ribbon, 1st in class, Division Champion, Reserve Overall Grand Champion, Sale Qualifier 

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Jayden and Jesse Middleton - Blue Ribbon, 2nd in class 



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Wyatt Caverly - Blue Ribbon, 1st in class, Division Champion, Sale Qualifier

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Audrey Hammock - Blue Ribbon, 1st in class 

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Tanner Thompson and Garrett Everett- Blue Ribbon, 1st in class, Division Champion 

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Ethan Green - Blue Ribbon, 1st in class 

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Case Lucky - Blue Ribbon, 5th in class 

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Joe Mendez - Blue Ribbon, 3rd in class 

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Samuel Fris, Misael Villafranco Cervantes, David Ensinia, William Brightwell, and Parker Thompson (not pictured).

Global students win at UIL academic contest

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The Waxahachie Global High UIL Academic teams participated in an invitational event hosted by Prosper ISD. The following students/teams placed in the 3A Conference.

Spelling and Vocabulary:
Waxahachie Global High School 1ST PLACE TEAM
Chloe Baldwin 1st
Emily Speelman 3rd
Naysa Watson 6th

Social Studies:
Waxahachie Global High School 1ST PLACE TEAM
Emily Speelman 2nd
Mia Mercado 3rd
Valerie Espinosa 5th

Extemporaneous Speaking: Persuasive:
Ashauntee Fairley 1st

Literary Criticism:
Emily Speelman 4th
Ashauntee Fairley 6th

Current Issues and Events:
Baylee Weiszbrod 5th

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In observance of Good Friday, Waxahachie ISD will be closed on Friday, April 2, for a student and staff holiday.  Class will resume on Monday, April 5.

District 11-6A Nominations 

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MVP: CJ Noland

First Team All-District:
Jalen Lake, Prince Banks, V’Zarion Roberson

Second Team All-District:
DJ Pigford

Honorable Mention:
Jh’Marques Head, Jordan Davis, Preston Hodge

Academic All-District:
Kaden Banks

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Waxahachie FFA ECYE rabbit show results

Several Waxahachie FFA members found their way to the 2021 ECYE Rabbit show backdrop. Congratulations to our Breeding Rabbit exhibitors, including Ashlyn Summers who was this year's BEST OF SHOW!

Cori Morgan - 3rd place in sr. fancy

Jaylin McKnight - 1st place in jr. doe

Jonathan Middleton - 1st & 2nd place in jr. doe & jr. buck.

Jesse Middleton - 3rd place in jr. doe

Jayden Middleton - 3rd place in jr. buck 

Jonathan Middleton - Senior Showmanship Champion 

Anaya Borjas - Reserve Overall Grand Champion Market Rabbits  

Waxahachie FFA ECYE sheep results

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Congratulations to our Waxahachie FFA sheep exhibitors that competed in the Market Lamb Show. It was another great day for Waxahachie FFA!


Jon Middleton Class winner - breed champion

Jayden Middleton - reserve breed champion 

Maggie Witten - 1st place

Macayla York - 1st place

Bentley Crowl - 3rd place 

Sophie Smith - 3rd place 

 Jesse Middleton- 4th place 

Harmony Crowl - 4th place

Kameron Rhea - 4th place 

Macayla York - 5th place  

Shay Ogeltree - 6th place 

Wesley Smith - 6th place

ECYE Goat Show results

The 2021 ECYE Goat Show is officially in the books! Congratulations to all of our Waxahachie FFA members who exhibited.

Hunter Walker - 3rd Place SALE QUALIFIER

Hannah Rendon - 4th Place SALE QUALIFIER

Remi Crenshaw - 6th place class 1

Isaac Garling - 7th place class 4

Jon Ramirez - 7th place class 5

Corbin Mitchell - 8th place class 7 

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Waxahachie Global High theater students will perform "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza on April 10, at the Coleman Junior High Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. Admission is free and concession stand items will be available. Donations are welcome!

GT Super Saturday

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Let's get artsy with the next GT Super Saturday!

Join the curriculum department to learn fun facts about sloths while you paint. 


Date: April 17
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Supply pick-up will take place on April 15 &16

Supplies can be picked up at 51 Northgate Dr.

Scan the QR code to register. The Zoom code will be emailed.

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Photo courtesy KBEC Sports

The Waxahachie Indian Soccer team put in a great effort last night and finished the season as Bi-District Champions! So proud of you!

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April 2, 2021, is World Autism Awareness Day. The special education department is encouraging district staff and students to wear their Autism Awareness gear or blue clothes on Monday, April 5.

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graphic reads WISD looking for project manager

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 this job posting

Vote Waxahachie High as Best Ellis County Band

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Don't forget to vote for the Spirit of Waxahachie Band for Best Band in Ellis County! Vote Online

Waxahachie ISD offers free meals to anyone ages 1 to 18 

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Waxahachie ISD will serve free breakfast and lunch to anyone ages one to 18 on school days until further notice.  

More Information
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Congratulations to the Waxahachie High School drama department for being named UIL One-Act Play Bi-District champions. WHS will compete at region on April 17 at Waco University High School.


Bi-District Awards:

Best Crew Member - Isa Alcala

Honorable Mention - Omari Crocker

All-Star Cast - Belle Winn

Outstanding Performer - Madeline Condor

Athletics ticketing and live stream information

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Indians Tennis @ Arlington Invite 4.1.21

Tickets: Sold at the Gate

Livestream: Not Available


Lady Indians Softball @ Lake Ridge 4.1.21

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Stream the Game


Indians Baseball @ Lake Ridge 4.1.21

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Explore WISD Bond 2021
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