- Life School Technology Goes 1:1
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last March, few entities had to pivot harder or faster than schools. Faced with the need to provide online education to more than 5,500 students almost overnight, Life School worked quickly to meet a growing need.
- Life High School Waxahachie Donates Water to Hurricane Ida Victims
Over the span of two days, Life High School Waxahachie (LHSW) students donated over 160 cases of water to help aid those struck by Hurricane Ida.
- Life School's Athletics Names September's Coaches Of The Month
Recognized for distinguished leadership, the Life School Athletics Departmenthas selected four outstanding individuals for September's 'Coaches of the Month.'
- LHSW Head Track Coach Receives '600 Career Points' Track Plaque
Congratulations to Life High School Waxahachie (LHSW) Head Track Coach Lyle Linscomb on being awarded the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) '600 Career Points' Track Plaque.
- Life School Receives Funding for Classroom Library Books
Life School is excited to announce that The Snapdragon Book Foundation has awarded Life School Oak Cliff Elementary (LSOCE) with a $5,000 grant for in-classroom library books.
- Life School Earns Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating
Life School officials announced that the district received an “A” rating for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ 2020-2021 Charter FIRST financial accountability rating system.
- Life High School Waxahachie Band Makes History
This marching band season has been one for the books for Life High School Waxahachie (LHSW).
- Life School Preparing Educators for the Future
At a time when school districts across the country are facing shortages of teachers, one North Texas School is working to create a new generation of educators for the future.
- Life School Student-Athletes Give Back Through Community Partnerships
In the spirit of giving, Life School student-athletes and staff stepped up their volunteer efforts this year to assist those in need throughout the community. From food pantries to clothing closets, and mentorship opportunities - students exercised citizenship and gained hands-on experience while giving back.
- Life High School Oak Cliff Names Cole Orrick New Head Football Coach
Life School Oak Cliffhas named Cole Orrick as its new Head Football Coach, effective January 4, 2022.
- Life School Appoints New Members to the Board of Directors
Life School, a public charter school district operating in North Texas, has recently appointed three new members to serve on the Board of Directors.
- Life School Students Use Book, Head, and Heart for Literacy
January 25, 2022 – Reading, and thinking critically, are among the most important parts of learning. But, it can be difficult to help students develop critical thinking skills. They are great at answering questions about what is explicitly stated, but Life School works to help students think beyond the text.
- Substitute Teachers Become Classroom Heroes
Waxahachie, TX, February 1, 2022 – The Covid-19 era has ushered in wide-ranging challenges from empty store shelves to long lines at the DMV, and public education has not been unaffected. School districts toil to keep students from falling behind, support teacher mental health, and ensure the doors stay open to address the growing reality that most students learn best in a traditional classroom setting.
- Life High School Waxahachie Names New Head Volleyball Coach
Waxahachie, TX, February 1, 2022 – Life High School Waxahachie (LHSW) is excited to announce that Amber Strange has been named as the head volleyball coach for the Lady Mustangs. Strange most recently worked as a graduate assistant at Tarleton State University while also serving on coaching staff for the volleyball team.
- Life School Athletics Names January 'Coaches Spotlight' Honoree
During January's 'Coaches Spotlight,' Life School's athletic department recognized Dewayne Volentine for his sacrifice of time and passion for Life School athletics.
- LHSW Hosts Track and Field Media Day
Reprinted with permission from The Waxahachie Sun
By MIKE SACKETT Sun Correspondent
Strength, endurance and strength are the keys to success, according to Waxahachie Life head track coach Lyle Linscomb, who says, “All three strengths have to be there.”
During the team’s media day Saturday, February 12, Linscomb shared with the Sun how he starts preparing his athletes in the fall for the spring track season.
“We begin in September with the kids that don’t do anything else,” he said. “We go through a strength phase starting in the weight room; we don’t focus on speed early on. Then we start transferring that into endurance stuff. Just before the Christmas break, we begin working on speed, getting ready for the season start. This is where we bring all the elements together for their being able to run faster longer."
- LHSW Mustangs Celebrate District Championship with Net Cutting
Life School Men’s Basketball celebrated their latest District Championship with a net cutting ceremony after their warm-up game vs. Nolan Catholic on Monday, February 14, which the Mustangs won 54-42. The Mustangs were undefeated in district play (12-0) for the 2021 season and hold a 29-5 season record.
- Life School Education Foundation Surpasses $1M Raised
The Life School Education Foundation recently reached a major milestone, exceeding $1,000,000 in funds raised since its inception in 2015. The funds are used each year to award scholarships for graduating Life School seniors and teacher grants to encourage innovative educational strategies and ideas in the classroom.
- Life School Hosts 7th-annual Parade of Choirs
School choirs from across Dallas-Fort Worth gathered in Oak Cliff Sunday evening for the 7th-annual Parade of Choirs. Life School Oak Cliff’s Everlasting Life Gospel Choir hosted the 2022 event on February 27, 2022. The 2020 competition was featured on Channel 5 for its community impact, showcasing Elementary, Middle, and High School choirs, community choirs, and gospel choirs from around DFW.
- Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders Read to LSOCE Students
Each year, National Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2nd. The annual event is part of Read Across America, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association to encourage reading in children at an early age. To celebrate the love of reading, Life School and Region 10 Education Service Center (ESC) hosted several Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders (DCC) and other special guests to read to the elementary students of Life School Oak Cliff Elementary (LSOCE).
- Life School Awards $370,000 in Teacher and Staff Bonuses
Many Life School teachers and staff will be receiving additional pay ahead of Spring Break. According to the district, 584 teachers and staff can expect bonuses as a thank-you for their dedication during a challenging school year. Staff who began the school year with Life School and remained with Life School through February 25 will receive the bonus.
- Life School Athletics Names February 'Coaches Spotlight' Honorees
During February 'Coaches Spotlight,' Life School's athletic department recognized Thomanique Hubbard and Chris Collett for their sacrifice of time and passion for Life School athletics.
- Life School Lancaster Uses 'Bear Buddies' to Inspire Reading
Reading is crucial for elementary students to build self-esteem, improve concentration, develop critical thinking skills, and learn to make sense of the world. Life School Lancaster Elementary (LSL) is prioritizing growth for K-2 students through a special partnership with high school students. Life High School Waxahachie Dual Credit Students and Student Athletes participate in the Bears Reading Club at LSL to help young students increase reading, communication and social skills.
- Life School Elementary Campuses Celebrate Career Readiness
In February, Life School celebrated College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) across its elementary campuses. Each campus invited community members, parents and Life School staff members to share their college, career or military experiences.
- Regions Bank, Books for Kids Bring Smiles to Students’ Faces
Oscar Davis, a representative from Regions Bank, stopped by Life School on March 3 to present a $2,500 check and a large container of school supplies to benefit Life School students. The funds, through Books for Kids, provided Spanish-language books to elementary students at the South Dallas campus.