HSoC Weekly Update

September 13 - 17, 2021

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Quote For The Week

“The most important thing is this: To be able at any moment, to sacrifice what you are, for what you will become!”
Eric Thomas
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Newest Graduates - CONGRATULATIONS!

JEREMIAH DAVID AVILA - September 8, 2021

TRISTA MARIE O'NEAL- September 10, 2021

MARCO ETHAN ALEMAN - September 10, 2021

BROOKLYN RENEE SHANKS - September 13, 2021

Who's Next? Are you giving it your ALL to graduate?

GIVE IT YOUR ALL Video Below by Eric Thomas

COVID - 19 Universal Precautions

Importat Dates Coming!

  • Wednesday, September 15, Navarro Presentation – 11:00 Mrs. Willoughby’s classroom

  • Tuesday, September 21, Senior Portraits by Ivey Photography. If you need more info contact Mrs. Martha Cunningham @mcunningham@wisd.org

  • Thursday, September 23, Josten’s info – Mike Humphries will be here to give out graduation packets and explain ordering grad stuff – 11:00 Willoughby’s classroom

So far, we have had no interest in administering the ASVAB here at HSoC. Any student current or recent graduate interested in taking the ASVAB Test Please contact Mrs. Cunningham @ mcunningham@wisd.org

All activities are available to any HSoC student that has graduated or currently attending!

Student Expectations when Quarentined due to COVID-19

The purpose of this guidance is to help HSoC scholars remain on task and on schedule to graduate in the spring semester if not earlier. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced some scholars to work from home during their quarantine.

It is the expectation that any student that may have been quarantined due to COVI-19 is expected to work from home for a minimum of 360 minutes a day.

Students are expected to check school and or personal email daily for information. If HSoC students are in need of a device to continue their efforts to work and excel in school.

Please email abenskin@wisd.org or hsocmail@wisd.org

If your scholar is feeling I'll, and If the answer to any of the below (CLICK ON LINK BELOW) questions is yes, please contact the Director of Alternative Learning Services at 972-923-4695 or abenskin@wisd.org for instructions.

Please complete the form at the link: https://forms.gle/Un3xH1qR28M1Bwg47

Hispanic Heritage Month

This year’s theme is: Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.

The 2021 National Hispanic Heritage Month poster has the style of Graffiti Mural Art on a brick wall texture. Centered in the middle of the poster is the event theme. It reads: Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope. National Hispanic Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America, and who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.

The observation was enacted into public law on August 17, 1988, under President Ronald Reagan, since then it has been celebrated from September 15 to October 15.
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HSoC [High School of Choice]

What is Waxahachie High School of Choice?

We are an alternative high school, designed to help at-risk students achieve their goals of high school graduation and beyond. HSoC supports students through rigorous, innovative, and engaging learning experiences. Every student will be empowered to fiercely navigate their world with resilience, purpose, courage, humility, and pride.

Academic Performance and Effort

It is an expectation that all High School of Choice (HSoC) students put forth the effort to reach their maximum potential. Academic excellence is achieved by challenging yourself to improve on every assignment or task you encounter.

GIVE IT YOUR ALL - Best Motivational Speech Video (Featuring Eric Thomas)