HSoC Weekly Update

March 15 - 19, 2021

Face Covering / Mask Guidelines

As you are likely aware, Governor Greg Abbott has issued an executive order rescinding the statewide mask mandate as of March 10, 2021. The governor’s order also requires public schools to follow the guidelines set for them by the Texas Education Agency. This means we are still required to conduct contact tracing and quarantine anyone who has been in close contact with a confirmed positive case.

To continue to keep schools open and children in classrooms, we believe it is vital for students and staff members to wear face coverings. We (WISD) will continue to require face coverings for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year. We truly appreciate your understanding and continued flexibility as we work to keep our community’s children healthy and in school.

We hope you and your families have a wonderful and relaxing spring break.

Questions and Concerns can be addressed to Dr. Benskin: abenskin@wisd.org

Computer Upgrades

New Computer Lab Aims to Improves Student Experience

New desktop infrastructure technology arrived at the HSoC classroom over Spring Break. HSoC student computer upgrades make it possible to ultimately provide a consistent computing environment for everyone.

We look forward to updating the other classroom as soon as possible. Mrs. Willoughby's classroom has all new computers now.


Required- End of Course Exams and Tutoring

EOC tutoring has already started – Please mark these dates on your calendars

The English I E.O.C. (End of Course) Exam is on April 6, 2021

The English II E.O.C. (End of Course) Exam is April 8, 2021.

The History E.O.C. (End of Course) Exam is May 4, 2021.

The Albegra E.O.C. (End of Course) Exam is on May 5, 2021

The Biology E.O.C. (End of Course) Exam is on May 6, 2021.


Mrs. Hardister (English) will be tutoring during her conference on Tuesdays.

Mr. Hughes (History) will be tutoring on Thursday during his conference.

Mrs. Franco (Biology) will be tutoring on Thursday during her conference.

Mr. Gilbert (Math) will be tutoring on Wednesday during his conference.

Teachers are directed to keep attendance during tutoring; doing so will provide the needed documentation for Senate Bill 149/463.

It is our sincere hope and desire that none of you need to utilize this insurance policy

( Senate Bill [SB] 149/463) for graduation, however, it is better to have it and not need it than to not have it at all!

Tutoring Times- See Mrs. Cunningham. Please remember E.O.C. Tutoring is mandatory for Senate Bill 463

Note: APEX Tutorials need to be completed before you take your EOCs.

Graduation Information

Students, If you intend on graduating this year and still have work to complete in Apex - GET BUSY!

If you transferred from Global High School to HSoC and still intend to walk at the graduation ceremony with Global High School, please contact Dr. Benskin at abenskin@wisd.org. Dates and times for Global High School graduation are different.

Waxahachie HSoC will have its commencement exercises on May 21, 2021. Students that intend on graduating need to have all course work completed By May 17, 2021.


Students that have ordered a Cap and Gown for Graduation. Please make arrangements to stop by the school (HSoC) and pick up your Cap and Gown.

Graduation needs – goldengraduation.com – place your order and you will have to go to Josten’s location and pick up your order.


Our Vision

Waxahachie ISD will support and empower our community of learners for success in the 21st century.

Our Mission

The mission of the Waxahachie Independent School District is to develop through a cooperative effort with the home and community, well-educated, responsible citizens who can excel in a complex world.