Smoke Signals: Family Edition

May 21-25

Thank you for a great school year!

Dear Shackelford families,

It has been another amazing year at Shackelford Elementary! Our school community is passionate about providing the best possible environment for learning and makes Shackelford Elementary a truly special place. A place where we can shine, become grounded in who we are, and will always remember, as where we started.

Special thanks to all who have contributed in ways small, large, and unimaginable! Copying for teachers, volunteering in classrooms, chaperoning field trips, helping with school pictures, organizing luncheons for teachers, organizing events for students, working at these events, showing up to support your children, serving on committees, sharing your talents...supporting our work in countless ways and providing the resources to do what we dream and know is good for children. We are blessed with a community who see how very special Shackelford Elementary and Waxahachie ISD truly are, and we thank you.

To those of your who are leaving us for new places and adventures, we wish you all the best. Congratulations to our wonderful 5th graders who are onto a new stage in their lives! Remember, you will always be a Shackelford Brave! Come back and check in with are part of our history.

Your proud principal,

Mrs. Burkhalter

All library books are due!

Calendar events for the week...

Monday, 5/21:

  • Senior Serve Day
  • College & Career Day
Tuesday, 5/22:
  • 4th grade AG Day field trip
  • 5th grade talent show
Wednesday, 5/23:
  • Duke Tip Breakfast
  • Student Ambassadors party
  • 8:30 - 1st grade awards
  • 9:30 - 2nd grade awards

Thursday, 5/24:

  • 8:30 - 3rd grade awards
  • 9:30 - 4th grade awards
  • 9 weeks Brave Rally

Friday, 5/25:

  • 8:15 - 5th grade Elephant Walk
  • 8:30 - 5th grade awards
  • 11:15 - Early Release

Monday, 5/28:

No School, Memorial Day Holiday

Spring & Summer Events...Mark your calendars! *new dates in bold


5/21 - Seniors Serve Day

5/21 - College and Career Day

5/22 - Duke Tip Breakfast

5/22 - 5th grade Talent Show

5/22- 6:30 - Kindergarten Program

5/23 - 8:30 - 1st grade awards; 9:30 - 2nd grade awards

5/24 - 8:30 - 3rd grade awards; 9:30 - 4th grade awards

5/24 - Brave Rally - Glow Dance Party

5/25 - 8:15 - 5th grade Elephant Walk, 8:30 5th grade awards

5/25 - Early Release, Last day of school

5/28 - Memorial Day, Staff & Student Holiday

5/29 - 31 - Professional Development, student holidays


6/5 - May 5th grade retest scores will be available

Week of 6/25 - STAAR, 3rd Administration


23 - Online registration opens


1 - New student registration

2 - Kindergarten registration

11 - Operation First Day of School

20 - Bring your supplies night 5:30 - 7:30

22 - First day of school!

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Shackelford Elementary

Principal: Theresa Burkhalter

Assistant Principal: Rusty East

Counselor: Monica Taylor