As most citizens already know, reading is an essential and fundamental building block in children's educational development. It is the district's belief that reading is the backbone of our children's education. The Waxahachie Fire-Rescue Department, in partnership with Waxahachie ISD, is committed to promoting reading in schools and at home.
"We are very thankful for our continued and faithful partnership with the Waxahachie Fire-Rescue Department as we work together for this reading initiative," expressed Director of Partners in Education Melissa Cobb.
As a way of promoting literacy, the Waxahachie Fire-Rescue Department is excited to announce the 14th annual "Blazing a Trail for Literacy" program — a reading contest for the first through fifth-grade students of WISD. Parents will be asked to tally the total number of minutes read, per day, on a timesheet provided by the child's teacher, and sign where indicated to confirm the information.
The student who accumulates the most minutes for his or her grade level will be declared the winner. There will be a total of five winning students per elementary school, one student in each grade level (first-fifth). The contest begins Oct. 5 and continues through Oct. 18.
At the contest's conclusion, the Waxahachie Fire-Rescue Department will tally the minutes and declare the 2020 winners. Each winning student will be awarded prizes.