Important Benchmark Information

White Oak Middle School students will take benchmarks Feb 10-13.  These tests give us great data in knowing where our students are at this point in the year.  These days are set up just like STAAR, so it is really important for your child to be at school each testing day.  Students will eat lunch at 12:30.  If you plan to bring lunch, please drop it off in the office by 12:25.

Feb 10-  Math Benchmark

Feb 11-  Reading Benchmark

Feb 12- Writing Benchmark (7th grade); Science Benchmark (8th grade)

Feb 13- Social Studies Benchmark (8th grade)

Your child may bring a water bottle and non-messy snack on testing days. For sixth grade, we test on Monday, February 10 and Tuesday, February 11.

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Important Exam Information

12/18   4th, 5th, Study Hall exams

12/19   1st, 2nd, 6th exams

12/20  3rd, 7th, 8th exams

**Students who do not have an exam last period will only be allowed to be picked up by someone on the Skyward pickup list.  Students will NOT be called out of class to leave during exams.  This will cause an interruption to other students. Students who are leaving early may be picked up at 9:15 or 10:40.  All students will be released at 12:15. Lunch will be “grab and go all” 3 days.

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Semester Exam Schedule

Our 2019 Semester Exam Schedule is below.  Please note that we will not have a 30-minute lunch during exam days.  Students will have the opportunity to “grab a sack lunch and go.”  Students are allowed to be picked up early by a parent or a person on the pickup list in Skyward if they do not have an exam at the end of each day.  We will release at 12:15.

Wednesday December 18………4th, 5th, Exam Review

Thursday December 19………………………….1, 2, 6

Friday December 20………………………….3, 7, 8

Wednesday Thursday Friday
4th             7:55-9:15 1st            7:55-9:15 3rd            7:55-9:15
5th             9:20-10:40 2nd         9:20-10:40 7th            9:20-10:40
Exam Review  10:45-12:05 6th         10:45-12:05 8th            10:45-12:05
Grab and Go Lunch Grab and Go Lunch Grab and Go Lunch
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Lesson Plans for the Week of December 9-13


  • Grammar- prepositions/objects of the preposition
  • Learn the format of a friendly letter and apply (prewriting)


Tuesday –SUB IN MY ROOM (remind your child of great behavior)

  • Flocabulary (Adverbs Quiz)
  • Adverbs Quizizz (finish for hw if not finished in class)

HW: Finish Adverbs Quizizz (daily grade)


  • Begin rough draft of friendly letter
  • Discuss “trash words” and glue into notebook

HW: Finish Adverbs Quizizz (daily grade)


  • Revise & edit the rough draft of friendly letter

HW: Finish Adverbs Quizizz (daily grade)

Friday –

  • Complete final draft of friendly letter (decorate)
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Pearl Harbor Mini Unit

Our students have been learning about that infamous day on December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor).  I was fortunate enough to visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial in 1993. With December 7 around the corner (“a date which will live infamy”), I decided to take my students on a virtual tour to the site of the sunken USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor.

Thank you, Billy Terry, for sharing the story of your grandpa with me so I could then share it with our kiddos. We learned what a brave man he was. I’m glad he got to go back to the site of Pearl Harbor and take his grandson. Your grandson is right, “He is the epitome” of the greatest generation.”

Our students also made Pearl Harbor Blackout Poetry and were involved in a Pearl Harbor Escape Room.

We honor all the men and women who so bravely served our nation during WWII.

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Living Tree of Memoirs

Our students all wrote 6-word memoirs and made them into ornaments.  These ornaments, however, are super special because they come alive when you scan your phone or iPad over them.  Make sure you stop by the bookfair and check them out!

Thank you, Mrs. Kelley, for making these special ornaments.

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The Book Fair is Coming to WOMS

From Mrs. Kelley….

The Middle School Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair December 9 through December 18! Be sure to join us for one of the following activities to encourage literacy in our community. All book fair profits go back to purchasing new books and equipment for the library to benefit WOMS students. Every student that shops the fair in person will be entered into a drawing. Prizes include a Moe’s Pizza and authentic Roughneck wear!

  • Lunch and Shop: Join your middle schooler for lunch in the library and shop the book fair from 11:00-11:30 December 9, 10, 11, 12, or 13. Visitors will check in at the office before being directed to the library.


  • Family Nights: While you are on campus for the Christmas band concert, bring the whole family to the library on December 17 between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM. The first 150 shoppers will receive a complimentary cookie from Hard Bean! 


  • Student Shopping: Students can shop during the school day in enrichment or with permission from their reading teacher during reading class.


  • EWallet: Give your student a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair. Simply create a free account, preauthorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available at Scroll down to the “ewallet” section and click, “get started.”


  • Online Shopping: If you are unable to come to any of the open times, you have the opportunity to order your books online beginning December 4th by visiting

In addition, students have made ornaments for the library Christmas Tree. Follow the instructions below. When you visit the library, you can see the tree come to life.

  1. Get the app HP Reveal.
  2. Create a free account.
  3. Search kelleyc
  4. Follow kelleyc’s Public Auras

Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have.  I look forward to seeing you all next week and thank you all in advance for your support!

Chesley Kelley

WOMS Library Media Specialist

[email protected]

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