Weekly Update

October 31 - November 4

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Quote for the Week

“Disciplined runners consistently clear their heads and focus fully on the journey ahead.. .because their passion and zeal for the goal supersedes the strain. The goal beckons them onward. Passion doesn't negate weariness; it just resolves to press beyond it.”

Run your Race!

Priscilla Shirer

Recent Graduates

Issues Ordering Caps & Gowns Graduation Gear?

Contact the person below:

Mike Humphreys


2016 E. Randol Mill Ste 401

Arlington, TX. 76011


Email: mike.humphreys@jostens.com

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Interim Assessment

Students needing to take the U.S. History E.O.C.

There is an opportunity for all students to demonstrate their preparedness and mastery for the impending E.O.C. Exam in December.

At the recommendation of Mr. Saldivar (U.S. History E.O.C. Tutoring teacher) any student who earns master's and possibly meets on the interim U.S. history test during the week of November 7-11 will not need to attend any additional tutoring.

All students are required to continue to attend tutoring unless Dr. Benskin Director of Alternative Learning approves. Those students that are approved with be notified the week of November 14-18 2022.

Senior Photo's

Are any students having issues scheduling their senior photos at Ivy Studio? Please call Ivey Studios at 972-723-2464.

They have the public link turned off to prevent late students at other schools from booking late appointments.

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2022 Taylor Marceau Scholarship

The Taylor Marceau TAAE Scholarship is open to any student graduating from a Texas Alternative Education program each school year who wishes to attend college or vocational school. Two scholarships of $1,000.00 will be announced during the 2023 annual TAAE Opening Session. This Fall, TAAE will be taking applications for TWO ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIPS.

Entry Deadline is December 1, 2022.

Please make sure a deserving student is rewarded.

This year we have added an online form for you to use.

Click here for More Information

Scholarship Opportunity: Safe Cycling Scholarship 2022

Attorneys at Felix Gonzalez Law Firm are excited to offer the Safe Cycling Scholarship for another year. This scholarship will be given to one student based on their volunteer efforts in their community. This scholarship opportunity is intended to award a compassionate student dedicated to helping and caring for others in their community. We want to award this $1,000 scholarship to a student who demonstrates acts of service to their community.

Application Deadline and Instructions:

To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to contact@felixgonzalezlaw.com by November 30, 2022. Any applications sent after this date will not be considered.

Scholarship applications should be sent with the subject line, “Felix Gonzalez Law Firm – 2022 Safe Cycling Scholarship Application.”

Application Deadline: November 30, 2022

Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA)

Thursday, Dec. 15th, 8am

55 Northgate Drive

Waxahachie, TX

High School of Choice students have an opportunity to take the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) test at HSOC campus on Thursday, December 15th at 8:00 a.m. for free. This opportunity also applies to students who have graduated or completed their coursework this fall semester. The TSI is utilized to assess college readiness. For more information, the link to the Navarro TSI assessment page can be found here: https://www.navarrocollege.edu/testing-center/tsi-assessment.html. There is also a list of exemptions for taking the TSI located on the Navarro link. Free practice tests for the TSI are located here: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/tsia-texas-success-initiative-assessment.

To sign-up to take the December TSI at HSOC please complete the following google form: https://forms.gle/1JvQVPK6CHmbYX9Z6

If you have any questions please reach out to Erica Scott – HSOC Counselor, escott@wisd.org, 972-923-4695.

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E.O.C. Testing Dates

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 9pm to Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 11pm

55 Northgate Drive

Waxahachie, TX

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.

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

Eric Thomas - BE GREATER (Powerful Motivational Video)