Friday, April 20th, Regular School Day

photo credit: Pam Cranford

Please make note that Friday, April 20th, will be a regular school day for our teachers and students. This will be the day that we count as our make-up day for the days we missed earlier in the year due to weather. Students and teachers will still have Monday, April 23rd, as a day off. We will see you back on Tuesday!

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Camp Gilmont 2018 Video

We had a blast yesterday in Gilmer at Camp Gilmont learning about migrations and habitats that take place right here in East Texas. Thanks to all the parents who went to help chaperone.

Here’s a peek into our eventful day!

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Camp Gilmont Reminders

Reminders for Camp Gilmont in Gilmer Texas

If sunny, wear sunscreen (especially on face)
Bring lunch in sack/bag that can be thrown away and a drink
Water will be provided along the trail
If you have an inhaler, bring it from home.
Wear long pants that cover your legs/tennis shoes
Can wear hats/visors & sunglasses
Wear WO shirt if you can.
Check the weather the day before we leave to see what clothes will be the best to wear.
Stay with chaperone/assigned group (do NOT wander off)
We have enough chaperones (don’t need any other parents)
Do NOT be late to school. We will be leaving around 8:00.
We will return by 2:30.
Cell phones must be put away at all times unless specifically given permission by your Camp Gilmont teacher. You are responsible for keeping it put away and safe.
Be ready to be active and enjoy nature!
You don’t need your backpack/Chromebook on this day. Don’t carry anything unnecessary.
Meet in Bohn’s room in the morning.
We are representing WO. Be on best behavior (CHAMPS behavior)

 

 

 

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Passion Projects- Day 1 2018

Genius Hour

Our students have worked extremely hard learning how to do new things, researching their topics, creating final projects and more. It’s now showtime! Our students (or experts) are busy sharing all the incredible information they’ve learned on their chosen topic.

On Day 1 we learned about the following:

The History of Dunking, BTS (a K-POP Band), The Punnett Square, Noah Schnapp, Fox Red Labs, Mandela Effect, K Pop, Nuclear Bombs, Super Junior, How to Become an Anesthesiologist, Lebron James, What’s the Upside Down in Stranger Things and How Did the Writers Come Up With It, How to Make a Non-Toxic Slime, Types of Bone Cancer and Its History, and Taylor Swift

What an amazing day of learning! Now we’re looking forward to the next day of presentations.

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Important Upcoming Dates

Parents,

Please mark your calendars for these important dates:

April 2-April 6 – Passion Project Presentations

April 11– Camp Gilmont Field Trip

April 18 – Spring Pictures

April 23– SCHOOL HOLIDAY

May 14 – STAAR Math

May 15 – STAAR Reading

May 17 – 6th Grade Band Trip to Canton

May 23 – Last Day of School

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Active Shooter Response Training for Community

Active Shooter Response Training

The Board of Trustees at White Oak ISD invites the community of White Oak to Active Shooter Response Training. The event will take place in the CC Simmons Auditorium on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The event will begin at 2:30 pm and end by 4:30 pm including a Q&A time at the end of the presentation.

The trainer will be Mark Seguin, TBG Solutions Inc. Tyler Texas. He recently provided training to all employees at White Oak ISD and we feel his message and insight will be beneficial to everyone in White Oak.

There will be an updated report by the district on the security measures in place at WOISD and our commitment to providing a safe learning environment for our students, faculty, and staff.

On behalf of the District, I hope to see you next Sunday.

Michael Gilbert

White Oak Schools

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Spring Break Information

http://coronadousd.net/calendar/event/4-spring-break

White Oak Students and Staff will enjoy Spring Break from March 12th through March 16th. Monday, March 19th, will be a teacher workday. Students will return to school on Tuesday, March 20th. Be careful, enjoy your time with friends and loved ones, and have lots of fun.

See you back at school on March 20th!

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Pennies for Pets Update

Our incredibly generous students continue to bring in “Pennies for Pets.” I’m super amazed at them for caring about our furry friends. As of now, we’ve raised $222.00.

Last week, I contacted Regard4Life. There were many ways we could help this organization. One of the ways to help was to sponsor an adoption. I let my students vote on whether they wanted to sponsor a cat or a dog. Dog was the winner! I was able to give $100 of our money to Regard4Life in order to sponsor the adoption of an older white Schnauzer named Noodle. Noodle was found running around the streets of Gilmer. He’s been “fixed,” had some teeth pulled, and is now ready for adoption. We can’t wait to post that Noodle had found his fUR-ever home.

Noodle

Way to go kids!

A few of those caring students are pictured below:

 

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