HSoC Weekly Update

December 5 - 9, 2022

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Cap and Gowns Gradaution Info

To Date, Jostens has only three (3) orders for cap/gowns. Parents and Students are strongly encouraged to place your orders now!

The deadline at current pricing is Dec. 15th.

Students/Parents, the deadline to order your cap/gown at current pricing is quickly approaching. Please click on the below link to order your cap/gown and announcements for this year's graduation.

Any senior apparel ordered will be shipped to your address.

Cap/Gown and announcements will be delivered at school. The deadline is December 15th.

Please get in touch with Jostens with any questions. 817-461-6837


Your Jostens Representative is:

Mr. Mike Humphreys
2016 E. Randol Mill Ste 401
Arlington, TX. 76011

Applying for scholarships just got a lot easier!

Students & Parents,

Scholarships and grants are helpful ways to fund your college education. They provide free money that can go towards tuition or other educational expenses.

To find and apply for scholarships, sign up for Going Merry (https://www.goingmerry.com) -- it’s free! Going Merry has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarships. There are also opportunities for every grade level, from freshmen to seniors.

To sign up, go to: https://app.goingmerry.com/sign-up#students

You can also download the Going Merry mobile app (and sign up that way) on iOS or Android.

Here are some reasons why I recommend Going Merry above other scholarship sites:

  • Scholarship bundles: You can apply to multiple scholarships using one application and the same essay prompt.

  • Vetted scholarships: The Going Merry team periodically reviews every scholarship listing, to ensure the scholarship program is still active and the information is correct.

  • Personal matching: Once signed up, you’ll answer a few questions to fill out a basic profile, and then get matched to scholarships that fit your background, academics, interests, etc.

  • Clear organization: You can shortlist favorites and get deadline reminders about them. All drafts and applications are saved, and you’ll get updates on the scholarships you’ve applied to.

  • Direct, auto-filled applications: You can apply to many scholarships directly on the site (with forms helpfully pre-filled).

  • Financial aid applications: Seniors can also submit the FAFSA® through Going Merry, using their more user-friendly version of the government form, which they call “the FAFSA® Made Easier.”

Happy applying--and good luck

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STAAR Testing | E.O.C. Testing

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 8am to Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 11:30am

55 Northgate Drive

Waxahachie, TX


More information

The following dates are essential for students considered completers ( not yet graduates).

Testing Dates….

Dec 6 (Tues) - EI (English 1)

Dec 7th (Wed) - A1 (Algebra 1)

Dec 8th (Thurs)- E2 (English 2)

Dec 9th (Fri)- BI (Biology)

Dec 13th (Tues)- US (U.S. History)

We should have the results (Preliminary Results) by January 9th. All Students should plan in advance to be in attendance for a minimum of two (2) hours.

High School of Choice (HSoC)

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.

WISD Vision: Our vision is to be a district where innovation thrives and growth is limitless