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Life High School Oak Cliff News & Notes

  • Life School Earns Seven Campus Distinctions

    On Friday August 12th, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released new accountability ratings for the 2021-2022 school year. Accountability ratings are based on end-of-year test scores including STAAR and EOC exams. As a district, Life School received a score of 87 out of 100, earning a ‘B’ rating and improving from a score of 81 in 2018-2019. Students across the district saw growth in all grades and subjects. Four campuses earned a cumulative seven distinctions. Overall, Life School students outperformed their peers in many surrounding school districts.

  • 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.

  • Life School Hosts Future Chefs Cooking Contest

    Life School is working to teach students about the importance of making healthy food choices through a cooking contest hosted by its food service provider, Sodexo. The event, called Future Chefs, was held on April 27, where students competed in a competition that allowed students to put their cooking skills to the test.

  • Life School Oak Cliff Earns Special Distinction for Postsecondary Readiness

    On Friday August 12th, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released new accountability ratings for the 2021-2022 school year. Accountability ratings are based on end-of-year test scores including STAAR and EOC exams. As a district, Life School received a score of 87 out of 100, earning a ‘B’ rating and improving from a score of 81 in 2018-2019. Within the reports is another notable achievement for Life School Oak Cliff – earning a distinction for Postsecondary Readiness.

  • Life School Oak Cliff Students Receive ACE Awards from City of Glenn Heights

    Congratulations to Life High School Oak Cliff student Ja’Marion Richardson and Life Middle School Oak student Sharayah Richardson! These students were recognized as ACE (Academic and Citizenship Excellence) Award recipients by Sonja A. Brown, Mayor of the City of Glenn Heights. We are proud of your efforts to display excellence as a LifeLeader in your school and community.

  • Life School Preparing Seniors for Life After High School through Senior Life Projects

    Life School seniors from Life High School Oak Cliff and Life High School Waxahachie presented their Senior Life Projects this month, district capstone projects that are required for graduation. Students from both high schools presented their research projects to judges during the month of May. Six total Life School students will receive scholarships for their efforts.

  • Life School Receives Dyslexia Grant

    Life School is excited to announce that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has awarded Life School a grant through the Dyslexia Grant Award Program. The total grant of $370,000 provides $260,000 for 2022-2023 school year and $110,000 for the 2023-2024 school year. Funds from the grant will allow staff members to receive further education to serve students.

  • Life School Secondary Students Participate in Floral Design Course

    Closing the opportunity gap for students is an essential part of Life School’s strategic plan. For secondary students, this means ensuring that every student is fully prepared to enter college, the workforce or military as they graduate from high school. Life School celebrates the diverse population of students’ strengths, abilities and interests by offering a wide variety of College Career and Military Readiness (CCMR) courses. 

  • 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 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 School to Graduate 3,000th Student

    Life School will reach a new milestone on May 27, graduating its 3,000th student. The school district opened its doors in 1998 in Oak Cliff, Texas, with 266 students. In 2004, Life School graduated its first student. Just 18 years later, Life High School Waxahachie has graduated 1,378 students, and Life High School Oak Cliff has graduated 1,383 students. This Spring, another 230 students from Life High School Waxahachie and 121 from Life High School Oak Cliff are expected to receive their diplomas.

  • 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.'

  • LSOC Attends UIL State Cross-Examination Debate Meet

    Life High School Oak Cliff (LHSOC) had 4 students qualify for the 2022-2023 University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Cross-Examination (CX) Debate Meet. The meet was held at the University of Texas at Austin from March 13-18,  2023. 

    The students qualified for the state meet by placing first or second place at the UIL District Cross-Examination Debate meet held on January 12, 2023, at Brookhaven College. 

  • Mourning the Loss of a Dear Friend, Board Member Joan Butler

    Dear Life School Family,

    It is with sadness that I inform you that Life School Board Member and treasured friend Joan Butler passed away on Saturday morning, June 18. Joan was appointed to the Life School Board of Directors in 2021 and was a longtime supporter of Life School. Joan and her husband, Gordon Butler Sr., served on the pastoral staff of Oak Cliff Assembly of God when Life School was established in 1998.

    Joan was retired from a long career in finance and administrative support, most recently with Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She also served on the SAGU Board of Regents.

    We will miss Mrs. Butler’s wisdom and heart for Life School.

    Visitation will take place at Jeter and Son Funeral Home at 332 Cedar St. Cedar Hill, TX, 75104, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Monday, June 27th. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 28, at Crossroads of Life Assembly of God at 123 W. Hwy 67 Duncanville, TX 75137.

    Thank you for joining in our sympathy for her family.


    Brent Wilson


  • Parents Voice Benefits of Life School 4-Day School Week

    In a post-COVID era, things have gradually begun to return to normal. For many industries, normal has meant learning new ways to do things. When COVID hit, no industry had to pivot as quickly and dramatically as schools. Overnight, in-person classrooms were replaced with distance learning. Teachers had to learn to engage students online, not just in the classroom. Parents became part-time teachers and tutors.

  • Revered Life School Founder, Dr. Tom Wilson passes
  • Texas House of Representatives Honors Life School for 25 Years of Service

    On Monday, April 24th, a delegation of representatives from Life School traveled to Austin to receive special recognition in honor of 25 years of service in the State of Texas. Representative Brian Harrison presented a resolution on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives celebrating Life School for their milestone achievement.

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