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Nadia Allen-Penn

Life High School Waxahachie Student Named TAFE Area 11 Vice President

Nadia Allen-Penn, from Life High School Waxahachie, has been elected as the Area 11 Vice President for the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE). This prestigious position reflects Nadia’s commitment to excellence and leadership.

Coach Bishop and team

Life High School Waxahachie Soccer Coach Celebrates Monumental 200th Win Milestone

Chase Bishop, the Head Boys and Girls Soccer Coach at Life High School Waxahachie (LHSW), has achieved a remarkable milestone victory with his 200th career win on Tuesday night with a 7-1 win over district opponent Alvarado.

25 Years of Life Save the Date

Life School Celebrates 25 Years of Educational Excellence in North Texas

Life School, a network of public charter schools in the Dallas area, proudly announces a celebration event to commemorate 25 years of dedicated service to students and families in North Texas. Founded in 1998, Life School has become one of the longest-running charters in the state, significantly impacting the community.

LSRO Presents The Wizard of Oz

Life School Red Oak Presents The Wizard of Oz

The Life School Red Oak (LSRO) Theatre Club proudly presents “The Wizard of Oz” on Saturday, March 9, 2024. The musical performance is based on the novel by L. Frank Baum. Open to the community, the musical will take place at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Waxahachie.

Tocorrean Russell

Life School Student, Tocorrean Russell, Awarded $400,000 Scholarship to U.S. Air Force Academy

Reprinted from Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett

On January 29. 2024, Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett (TX-30) announced that Dallas student-athlete Tocorrean Russell was accepted by U.S. Air Force Academy as a member of the class of 2028. His acceptance includes a $400,000 scholarship covering all fees, tuition, room, board, books, clothing, and a monthly stipend.

Tocorrean Russell, currently a student at Life School of Dallas, is a four-year member and officer of the National Honors Society, where he has served as both Vice President and Treasurer. Simultaneously pursuing an Associate Degree at Dallas College as an early college student, Russell is also a student-athlete, playing the positions of linebacker on the football team, shooting guard on the basketball team, and excelling in track and field as both a runner and jumper.

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Life School is a tuition-free, public charter school with campuses in Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Mountain Creek, Red Oak, Oak Cliff and Waxahachie, TX. Life School develops leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training, and partnerships with parents and the community. Its mission is accomplished in part through the financial support of donors who provide scholarships and embrace making students ready to learn, ready to lead and ready for life.

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Life School January Coach Spotlight

Life School Athletics Names January 'Coaches Spotlight' Honorees

During January 'Coaches Spotlight,' Life School's athletic department recognized Cana Hawkins and Reagan Williamson for their sacrifice of time and passion for Life School athletics.

Kirk Redding

Life High School Oak Cliff Names New Head Boys Soccer Coach

Life High School Oak Cliff recently named Kirk Redding as its head boys soccer coach. Coach Redding joins the Life School team with over twenty-three years of experience at the high school, club, and collegiate levels. Coach Redding also brings a record of success with winning seasons, district championships, state semifinal championships, and state championships.

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Welton Johnson

Life High School Oak Cliff Names New Head Football Coach

Life High School Oak Cliff recently named Welton Johnson as its next head football coach. During his time at Life School, Johnson made an immediate impact, serving as the Varsity Quarterbacks Coach and Middle School Offensive Coordinator, earning recognition as the Life School Oak Cliff Assistant Coach of the Year. This year, Johnson was the Varsity Quarterbacks Coach and the Middle School Head Coach, leading the team to the first undefeated football season in school history. Coach Johnson served in various coaching roles at Newman International Cedar Hill from 2017 to 2022. While in his role as Varsity Offensive Coordinator in the 2019/2020 season and as Varsity Head Coach in 2021/2022, Coach Johnson secured two TCSAAL state championship titles.

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