WAXAHACHIE — The opportunity to learn through the Waxahachie Lighthouse for Learning Community Education Program for the winter slate of classes is still available with a handful of courses set to begin.

The complete catalog may be viewed online or to register for classes go the Waxahachie ISD website at www.wisd.org.

Please contact the WISD Community Education Office at 972-923-4631 or mcobb@wisd.org for information. You may also visit the WISD Administration Building, 411 N. Gibson Street, for class or registration information.

Advanced Excel Tips and Tricks

In this advanced level Excel class, we will be working with advanced functions, as well as, data tools, pivotal tables, mail merge, and charts.

Instructor: Randy Ahlfinger

Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00

Nov. 30 & Dec. 7 two classes

Cost: $34.00

Gardening in Ellis County Soils

Good soil is crucial to successful gardening. Most soils in Ellis County are either heavy clay or shallow and rocky, and both pose problems for the home gardener. But there is hope! This class will offer insight into how you can improve your soil for growing vegetables, flowers and other landscape plants. Participants will learn about the different soil types, their properties, and how to modify or amend soils to improve your gardening experience. We will also talk about soil testing, and select the best fertilizers (synthetic vs. organic) to meet plant needs. Whether you are a rookie or a veteran gardener, this class will give you a head start on next season’s gardening!

Instructor: Monty Gearner

Monday, Dec. 4


Cost: $14.00

Kids in the Kitchen Christmas Confections Ages 5-12

Come help celebrate this most delicious season by preparing sweet Christmas confections that will tempt all of the senses! This class will be taught in the WHS Culinary Arts Room.

Instructor: Kathy Parker

Thursday, Dec. 7


Cost: $28.00

Holiday Mommy & Me Gingerbread House

There is nothing more fun at Christmas time than decorating and baking with your children. This class offers both! Enjoy a few rare hours with your child and create a memory for the season and for years to come. We will put together a homemade gingerbread house and decorate it with colorful candy, royal icing, sparkling snow and more. All this on a decorated board, so it is easy to transport, move around and display. Fees cover one parent/1 child age limit 5 & up. Registration deadline Nov. 27th, limit eight total.

Instructor: Heidi Perkins

Monday 6:00 – 8:00

Dec. 4 one class

Cost: $51.00 (supply fee included)