The Dictionary Project for Waxahachie ISD
Under the amazing care of Tommie Worthy the Waxahachie Lions Club delivered this year’s dictionaries.  We are grateful for the many things that Tommie does for our community as well as the many Lions that helped her deliver the dictionaries.
It was in 2018 when the Waxahachie Lions Club was asked by a member from another organization if they would like a new community project.  The organization’s project started in 2002 and was their primary community service project for 16 years.  After purchasing the dictionaries, the members would go to the Ellis County Schools and make a personal presentation to the 3rd grade students.
When COVID pandemic came in 2020 the personal presentations were stopped but it didn’t stop the Lions Club from purchasing the dictionaries.
They were delivered to the schools for the students each year.
This year the Lions Club purchased 816 Student Dictionaries for the 3rd grade students in the Waxahachie ISD Schools.   With the awesome help from DayMark Living residents placing the book plates in each book got them out to the students in record time. 
Education is front and center these days and the Dictionary Project’s Mission Statement says it all.    The Lions are proud to be a part of our next generation’s education with this project.


The goal of this program is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, so we encourage our sponsors to give dictionaries each year to children in the third grade.