Veterans Dinner Friday, November 9th

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Veterans Dinner Friday, November 9th

White Oak ISD will be hosting a free dinner for all Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel this Friday night, November 9th. The meal will be served at 6 pm in the Secondary Food Service building. Please come and bring your spouse as our guest for a nice meal and plenty of time to fellowship with others in the community.

FAFSA HELP

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NEED HELP FILLING OUT  YOUR FAFSA? CHECK OUT WHAT KILGORE’S OFFERING!

Kilgore College has a FAFSA Help Day for potential or current KC students on November 3, from 9 am to 1 pm. This will take place at the KC-Longview campus Hendrix Building, 300 S High Street in Longview, TX. This is a free help session designed to help students and their parents get their FAFSA completed.

Dependent students under 24 years old should attend with a parent if possible.

Students filling out the 2018-19 FAFSA need to bring 2016 tax/income information. If a student is interested in attending during the Spring 2019 or Summer 2019 term, they will need to complete the 2018-19 FAFSA.

Students completing the 2019-20 FAFSA need to bring 2017 tax/income information. Students interested in attending college next year, beginning with Fall 2019 (August 2019), will need to complete the 2019-20 FAFSA.

Please spread the word to any students who may be interested in attending our FAFSA Help Session on November 3.

Please let me know if you or your students have any questions about the help day.

Senior Check List

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Hey Seniors! Are you ready for what comes next? We have compiled a few things that you need to take care of in order to move on the next level. We will meet with Seniors during English on Thursday and the Dual Credit English students next week. Here’s a preview of what we will discuss:

  1. Selecting a college
  2. College Applications
  3. Requesting Transcripts
  4. Meningitis shots
  5. ACT/SAT/TSI testing
  6. FAFSA

Procedures for ACT Oct. 16, 2019

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Hi Roughnecks! This message is for anyone taking the ACT test at WOHS tomorrow. If you are not taking the test, please see your counselor about the next available test date.
 Below you will find important information regarding the testing procedures:
When: 7:55 – 11:45 – You may enter the testing room at 7:50 WITH your picture ID.
Picture ID may be your school issued photo id or your driver’s license.
Where:  We will test in the Break Room. Remember all cell phones, tablets, smart watches etc, must be off and away during testing. You will not be able to access them until after the test is over, as per ACT rules/regulations.
What to bring: Please bring photo ID, a #2 pencil and a graphing calculator (calculators will not be provided as is customary at testing sites).
After the test: ALL testers will return to their regular schedule after lunch. Please bring the necessary supplies and/or homework for your afternoon classes.
Please check out act.org for additional questions. It would be smart to look over practice questions prior to Tuesday.
Remember that you are LOVED and BELIEVED in for more than you know!

FAFSA- The Door To Scholarship/ Grant & Loan Money for College

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Financial aid help sessions set for Kilgore, Longview campuses

Kilgore College will host financial aid assistance sessions for potential or current KC students and/or their parents who need help filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

 FAFSA Help Days will be held on both the Kilgore and Longview campuses. Free assistance is provided on a first-come, first served basis.

 The Saturday sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Zone Tutoring Lab (Kilgore campus) and on Oct. 20 and Nov. 3 at KC-Longview’s Hendrix Building.

 Dependent students under 24 years old should attend with a parent if possible.

 Students filling out the 2018-19 FAFSA need to bring 2016 tax/income information. Students completing the 2019-20 FAFSA need to bring 2017 tax/income information.

For more information, call 903-983-8211, email [email protected] or visit www.kilgore.edu/financialaid.

 

ACT RESCHEDULED TO OCT 16TH

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ACT has officially canceled ALL October 2nd Local tests due to a breach in security and a possible compromise of the integrity of the test. Therefore, the OCT 2nd ACT at WOHS has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct 16th.

Students that have paid for the test will test that day. Students will need PHOTO ID (school id or driver’s license will work) AND a graphing calculator. Calculators will not be provided for the test.

ACT/SAT and PSAT

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FALL ACT @ WOHS for 11th & 12th Grade students only.

Both ACT and SAT scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit-based scholarships. Most colleges do not prefer one test over the other. Heres a link that breaks down the difference between the 2 tests. 

Both tests are offered at testing sites across the nation. HERE IS THE ACT REGISTRATION SITE & HERE IS THE SAT REGISTRATION SITE

Students and parents need to research their preferred colleges to find out ACT/SAT requirements.  One way to do that is to go to the admissions page on the college’s website. Sometimes this takes a little digging; other times the information is readily available.  Once you figure out the required score, start planning to take a test. Register online, get a study guide and/or a tutor and begin preparing. Remember that these scores get you into a school AND help you earn scholarship money.

WOHS will offer the ACT Oct 2, 2018, and a date to be determined in Spring 2019.  We are offering the ACT without the writing portion of the test. Not all schools require the writing, please research your school’s preference.

The cost is the same as a test given at a national testing site – $50.50. Checks can be made out to WOHS and cash is preferred.

PSAT – 10th & 11th grade students only

Now the PSAT. According to Prep Scholar.com-
“As it stands, the PSAT is heavily connected to the SAT. One of the test’s primary purposes is to act as a precursor to the SAT — essentially, as an SAT practice test. Thus, the PSAT and SAT heavily mirror each other in regard to content, structure, and even scoring.

In addition to acting as a preparatory test for the SAT, the PSAT serves as a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. In other words, PSAT scores determine students’ eligibility for National Merit scholarships. Each year the top 1 percent of 11th-grade PSAT takers become Semifinalists. Of these students, 7,500 go on to win scholarship money.”

WOHS will offer the PSAT Oct 12, 2018. The cost is $16 and checks can be made out to WOHS, although cash is preferred.

Both tests offered at WOHS can be paid for in the Counselor’s office.

 

 

ACT/PSAT FALL TESTING

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FALL TESTING DATES

 

 

ACT

ACT OFFERED WITHOUT THE WRITING

WHEN: OCT 2,2018

WHERE:@ WOHS

COST:$50.50

11TH & 12TH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY

SIGN UP & PAY BY SEPT 27TH

*MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO WOHS

PSAT

WHEN: OCT. 10, 2018

WHO: 10TH & 11TH GRADERS

WHERE: WOHS

COST: $16

PAY BY SEPT 27TH

*MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO WOHS

 

Thursday, August 30 & Friday, August 31, 2018

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Attention Dual Credit Students!

You will need to park across the street Friday, September 1 due to the Shirley Atkins Volleyball Tournament. Team buses will be parking in the parking lot directly behind the main building. Remember that large vehicles need to park on the perimeter of the parking lot so that cars can park in smaller inner spaces. Parking in the back will resume Tuesday, Sept 4, 2018.

Go Roughnecks!

Off to a GREAT start!

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What a great 1st few days of school! We are off to a great start and things are great! Including living through the bells, figuring out parking and class relocations. Remember folks that our NEW SCIENCE WING will be ready soon and all this discomfort will be a memory! It will be well worth it! You guys get to be THE 1ST to attend classes in the new wing. Yay!

That being said, class meetings will take place this week. All of the meetings will take place during Enrichment in the Lecture Hall. Those meeting times are:

TuesdaySeniors

WednesdayJuniors

ThursdaySophomores

Friday Freshman

During these meetings we will be discussing:

  • Expectations, policies and procedures
  • Encouraging ALL of the student body to get involved in something – Athletics, Band, Stu Co, Model UN, UIL (etc).
  • Exemption policies and qualifications
  • Attendance
  • Tardies
  • Dress Code
  • Schedule Changes
  • Student ID’s
  • Anything else that I missed

Please attend these meetings and pay careful attention.  Remember most, if not all, of this information, is covered in the Student Handbook.

Remember that we BELIEVE in each of you and we KNOW we have THE BEST students in ETX! Go Roughnecks!

Hooray! School Starts Tomorrow!

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We are so excited to welcome another year at THE White Oak High School. It’s going to be a great year! Here are a few reminders for tomorrow:

  • Students that drive MUST park across the street from WOHS. There will be NO parking in the back including in the parking lot behind the Middle School Gym, the band uses this area during morning practice.
  • Dress Code applies on day one! Please re-read the Student Handbook if you are not clear on what is appropriate to wear.
  • Chrome books will be issued next week. Please be listening for announcements.

We are all blessed to be able to work with ya’ll! WOHS has the BEST kids in ETX.

See you in the morning!

Go Roughnecks! #ibelieve

Dual Credit Books

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Dual Credit History will require:

Exploring American Histories Second edition ISBN 978-1-4576-9462-2

*No additional books required

Dual Credit Government

Should need Federal Government GOVT 2305 Kilgore College custom Edition ISBN 13: 978-1-337-30446-7

* The professor may require additional books. 

Dual Credit English

We DO NOT have the book title yet. However, they will be using a DIFFERENT book from last semester.

All of this information is posted as a courtesy. The Kilgore Book Store and Course Syllabus for each class will dictate book requirements. Please double check.

DUAL CREDIT CLASSES WILL BEGIN AUGUST 27TH.

NEW STUDENT

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If you are new to White Oak High School, please use the form below to schedule an appointment to visit with a counselor and set up a schedule. Please remember that all other registration information must be completed before a schedule can be created.

Schedule Change Requests

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The following information is outlined in the WOHS 2018-2019 Student Handbook

Schedule Changes (Located on page 76).

Students are expected to make informed and wise decisions during the course selection process. It is important that students and parents give careful consideration to selecting courses. The choices students make during course selection determine the Master Schedule of course offerings available. The Master Schedule, though never perfect, is designed to maximize student opportunities and minimize scheduling conflicts. Student schedules will not be changed to select different teachers. Once a class schedule is formulated, the student is expected to follow that schedule. There will be a deadline for changes in late spring shortly before the last day of instruction. Students had until the last day of school to submit those schedule changes. Few, if any changes will be made at Registration.

In order for a schedule change to take place, the request MUST meet 1 of the following requirements as outlined in the Student Handbook. Those requirements are as follows:

  • A student is in a class for which he/she has already received credit
  • A student needs to be moved to balance classes
  • A student’s schedule has the same course listed twice or is missing a class

Requests to level up (by teacher recommendation ONLY) or level down will ONLY be made at the end of the 2nd week of the school year and after the first semester.

If the student’s schedule change request meets 1 of the following requirements the may complete the following form:

 

 

Registration Information 2018-2019

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2018-19 Registration Information 

RETURNING STUDENTS: Beginning Monday, July 23rd Parents have immediate access to complete the online registration process via Skyward, the link is posted on woisd.net

NEW STUDENTS OR STUDENTS NOT ENROLLED AT WOISD ON MAY 23, 2018:
Required forms and instructions are available at woisd.net. Upon completion and receipt of documents, an email will be sent with a username and password to finish the online registration.

In Person, Registration IS REQUIRED for Returning Students to Provide Proof of Residence, Pick up Schedule &  Pay Fines/Fees. 

HIGH SCHOOL

Tuesday, July 31st (Seniors) 8:30-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Wednesday, August 1st (Juniors) 8:30-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Thursday, August 2nd (Sophomores) 8:30-12:00 & 1:00-3:00
Friday, August 3rd (Freshmen) 8:30-12:00 & 1:00-3:00

Monday, August 6th (Grades 9-12) 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Late Registration Only

New Student Registration By Appointment Only (NOT enrolled on May 23, 2018)

Monday, August 6th through Friday, August 10th (8:30 – 12:00)

 

For information regarding Registration information for other WOISD campuses, please visit: http://www.woisd.net/

Go Roughnecks! #Homecoming2018

STAAR Retesting June 25th, 26th & 27th

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STAAR Retesting Schedule

June 25th June 26th  June 27th

8 AM – 12 PM

English 1 Only

8 AM – 12 PM

Algebra 1

Biology

US History

8 AM – 12 PM

English 2 Only

Students need to report to the Cafeteria by 8 AM to check in. 

Students: Remember to have a good breakfast, dress in layers, and bring a small snack. Also, remember that you are LOVED & BELIEVED IN! GO ROUGHNECKS!

STAAR – EOC Scores now available

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STAAR -End of Course Exam Scores are now available. Please check out SCORES. 

This link will enable you to log in and see your student’s individual scores. Please read the information below regarding how to read these scores.

Masters = Commended

Meets = Passed and met state expectations

Approaches = Passed and close to state expectations

Did Not Meet = Below state expectations.

Yet again the WO Roughnecks and teachers worked hard and it shows to exceed State testing expectations! Way to go students and teachers! As always, we are proud of your efforts.

 

*Test scores measure knowledge on one day at one time. Character measures a lifetime of learning. #ibelieve #alwaysproud2BaRoughneck

Summer Time News

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Graduation was a success and now we are off to Summer vacation for many WOHS family and friends!

We are also witnessing new buildings (Science wing & Field House) and awaiting renovations at the WOMS, WO Intermediate & WO Primary. With all of these blessings comes a few bumps. One of those bumps includes the relocation of several, if not all campus offices. While I cannot speak for any other campus, I can say that NO ONE at WOHS will be near their phones until the end of Summer. Please feel free to use our e-mails to contact us. Remember that some of us, this counselor included, will be on Summer Vacation at some point soon. We ask for your patience and understanding during this blessed time of campus improvement and much-needed family time.  Again, we are so blessed to be a part of this community. TODAY is yet again another GREAT DAY TO BE A ROUGHNECK! #ibelieve.

Campus Directory 

 

Summer Reading

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Summer Reading Lists

Please remember that all of these books are available at the WOHS Library. The Libray is open until 3:30- 7:30 Monday thru Thursday THIS WEEK ONLY DUE TO CONSTRUCTION.

Incoming 9th Grade Reading list:

2018 – 2019 English I Pre-AP Reading list: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros & The Coffin Quilt by Ann Rinaldi. Both of these books can be checked out at the WOHS Library.  

Incoming 10th Grade Reading List Here

Incoming 11th Grade Reading List  – scroll down; info posted below 10th-grade info

Incoming 12th Grade Reading List

2018 – 2019 English IV Pre-AP Reading list: 1984 by George Orwell & Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Both of these books can be checked out at the WOHS Library.  

 

Testing Room Assignments

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EOC Testing will take place Monday (Biology), Tuesday (Algebra) & Wednesday (US History) of next week in the Senior Hall and in the hallway by Mrs. Tenbrook’s room. If you have a class in either hallway, you need to check the Displaced Students/Teacher list to find your class’ temporary location.

Testing Room Assignments  & Displaced Students/Teachers lists will be posted in the morning in the following locations:

(1) On the trophy case by the Freshman Hall

(2) On the windows at Mrs. Frazier’s office

(3) On the door of Mrs. Barrett’s office

Additionally, Coach Brown, Mr. Brown & Coach Cloud will have rosters posted outside of their doors. Please go by and find your testing location.

If you do not see your name on a list or you are not certain where to go, please see Mrs. Barrett, Mrs. Pickard or Mrs. Frazier as they will be able to help you.

Go Roughnecks!

8th Parent Meetings

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We will hold one final day of meetings this Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

We will have 3 meeting times:

8:00 – 9:00 am

9:00- 10:00 am

10:00 -11:00 am

Parents do not need an appointment to attend. Please go to WOMS and pick-up your student and bring them to the meeting with you. There will be a list of students that need to meet with the office. Also, please remember to bring the folders we gave each student April 16th. 

 

 

Parent/ Student Meetings

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Wow! What a great week of Registration meetings! We are so excited to work the Class of 2022!

If you had a question about something we covered this week, please click here to view the Google slideshow and here to view the WOHS Course Selection Guide. The WOHS Course Selection Guide has everything we talked about including a copy of the 4-year-plan, Weighted Classes and order of classes taken. Check out pages 4-19 for Registration & course selection information.

THIS JUST IN!!! 2018 – 2019 English I Pre-AP Reading list: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros & The Coffin Quilt by Ann Rinaldi. Both of these books can be checked out at the WOHS Library.  

If you didn’t make the meetings this week, we will be meeting with your student next week and sending the materials home for you to approve, sign and return.

As usual, the BEST kids in EAST TEXAS are in WOISD. Welcome to WOHS Class of 2022! Go, Roughnecks! #ibelieve

 

 

8th Grade Parent Meetings

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April 24, 2018

Parent meetings started today!  We met great kids and parents and we can’t wait for the next generation of Roughnecks to walk the halls of WOHS.  and graduation requirements as well as a couple of fun things to look over.

If you have not scheduled a time to meet with us, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DO SO! 

If you have any questions regarding today’s meetings or any scheduling meeting, please do not hesitate to contact one of us. We will be glad to help!

Have a great evening and GO ROUGHNECKS!

 

 

8th Grade Parent Meetings

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All parent meetings will take place in the Distance Learning Lab located in White Oak High School Library. Please enter and sign-in through the Public Library entrance. Also, note that parking is limited at this time. The best place to park is in the parking lot next to the Baptist church and then walk across the street and down to the high school.

Remember to bring, or even better, have your student bring the folder we gave them at our initial meeting.

We look forward to meeting all of you!

Go, Roughnecks!

CLASS OF 2022

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Parents of the Class of 2022:

Please sign-up for a meeting with the counselors. Click on the 8th-grade info tab above to guide you to the link. A picture of the link was posted in the Class of 2022 Remind message sent this morning.

So excited to meet the next generation Roughnecks! #ibelieve

STAAR EOC?

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WOW! Yet again the White Oak Roughnecks ROCKED the English 1 & 2 EOCs. We had 100% attendance of 9th-grade students Tuesday and 100 % attendance for 10th-grade students Thursday. Thank you, students, for showing up ready work and thank you, parents, for getting them there.  Thank you, teachers, for administering the tests. These tests are important steps toward graduation and everyone is needed to help these kiddos move on to the next step in their lives. What a blessing to live and work somewhere where ALL IN truly equals a team effort by all! Another great week to be a Roughneck!

We can look for STAAR results around the last week of May give or take a few days. As soon as we know, we will let our students know. 

Upcoming STAAR Testing Dates:

May 8,9 & 10.  More details to follow.

 

 

 

Kilgore College Dual Credit Registration Forms

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Congrats to all successful TSI testers! You are now ready to Register for Dual Credit Classes. You should have received a Kilgore College Dual Credit Registration Form after successfully completing the Reading and Writing portions of the TSI test.

***Important Dual Credit information is stapled to the Registration Form. Students and parents are responsible for reading and abiding by all policies listed on both forms.

Successful Scores =

Reading – 351

Writing – 340 WITH a 4 on the essay OR a score less than 340 and an ABE Diagnostic level of at least a 4 and an essay score of at least a 5

Math – 350

You are now ready to complete your Kilgore College Dual Credit Registration Form. Please use the following information to help you complete the form.

Course Prefix  Course Number Section Number Semester & Year Office Use Only
History 1301 089 or 090 Fall 2018  LEAVE THIS BLANK
English  1301 089 or 090 Fall 2018
Government 2305 089 or 090 Fall 2018

C/O 2020 – Use the Dual Credit (DC) History information above to complete the form.

C/O 2019 – Use the DC English information above to register for English and the DC Government information to register for Government. Students are not required to register for both courses; they may register for DC Government without registering for DC English. ****Please note – Students will not receive an additional Flex Period in the Spring if they only register for Government in the Fall. They will be assigned an additional class. 

Section Number refers to the day of the week the course is offered. Students may select at day but there is not a guarantee that a class will be offered that day due to the number of students that enroll and actually pay for the course.

089 = Monday/ Wednesday classes

090 = Tuesday/ Thursday classes

*****Again this will depend on enrollment numbers. 

Tuition must be paid by the deadlines published in each semester’s registration guide, found online at kilgore.edu, or classes will be dropped. ALL PAYMENTS ARE MADE AT KILGORE NOT AT WOHS.

A student that is dropped for non-payment will be enrolled in the equivalent WOHS course.

 

ALL SIGNED REGISTRATION FORMS ARE DUE APRIL 25TH BY 3:30. Students may turn the forms in AT ANY TIME prior to April 25th.

 

*White Oak High School uses TSI scores to determine eligibility for Dual Credit course for 2 reasons: (1) The TSI test will be required for most students to attend college at some point (2) The TSI test is a better indicator of College Readiness than an EOC score.

 

TSI & ACT Money

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TSI & ACT Money is due this week. 

TSI – The test will be Wednesday at 8 am. ANY 10th Grade student wanting to take Dual Credit History next year MUST take the Reading and Writing portion of this testSIGN-UP HERE The cost is $20 and can be paid in the Counselor’s office. See Mrs. Barrett.

ACT – The test will be April 3, 2018. The cost is $62.50. Any interested 10th, the 11th or 12th-grade student my sign-up for the test by coming by the Counseling Office. The deadline for payment is Thursday, March 29th.

AP TEST MONEY DUE 3/9/18

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Any student wishing to take an AP exam (English 3, English 4, Calculus or AP Biology) needs to turn in their money by 3:00 tomorrow. Each test costs $94 and checks can be made out to WOHS. Please place the student’s name and the test the will be taking in the memo section of the check.

AP Exams will be ordered tomorrow. Please see your teacher for study materials, although most AP classes have been preparing for these tests all year.

TSI TESTING – March 28, 2018

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The TSI Test date has been set! 

The cost is $20 dollars for the  Reading  & Writing tests – READING & WRITING SCORES ONLY are required for Dual Credit classes at WOHS. (This is the cost for current 10th & 11th-grade students only).

 

Seniors may take all 3 tests (Math, Reading & Writing) for $30 or $10 per individual test.

 

10th-12th-grade students wanting to the TSI need to fill out THIS FORM 

Students may pay the day they test. Cash or check only. (Checks made out to WOHS with the student’s name in the memo).

Payments can be made in the Counseling Office.

SPRING ACT TESTING

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APRIL 3, 2018

                                 WHEN:       APRIL 3, 2018
                                WHERE:            WOHS
                                COST:             $62.50
                        PAYMENT DUE:          MARCH 29, 2018; 3:30PM

All payments can be made in the Counseling Office. Please see Mrs. Barrett.

ACT  PRACTICE MATERIALS HERE

Aggieland Saturday Information

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 Well, it’s that time of year again for Aggieland Saturday, our campus-wide Open House for prospective students to tour campus, tour dorms, meet with the colleges (majors), speak to an admissions advisor, speak to current students, and attend special presentations put on academic departments.  This year, as tradition, Aggieland Saturday is the second Saturday in February…Saturday, February 10, 2018.  (And yes, I know that it is an ACT testing day, so this would be good for students not taking the ACT.)

We have 2 options for attending Aggieland Saturday:     

Option 1:  As we did last year, I will be offering an opportunity for students to ride with me to Aggieland Saturday on a chartered bus as part of the Parent Program.  We only have room for 25 students and their parent.  Here are the details:

  • The Office of Admissions asks the student be a Junior in the Top 10% or Top 25% w/ promising test scores.
  • The student must bring 1 parent.
  • Meals will be provided for this group of students and their parents.
  • The cost of the trip is FREE.  Students and their parents will just need to meet us at the Tyler Rose Garden Center Parking Lot at 5:30am the morning of February 10, 2017 to board the charter bus.
  • Students will be required to take the bus down and back with us this year.
  • Students can register for this opportunity at http://tx.ag/ETXAgSat18

Option 2:  If this does not work for students and their parents, due to distance to Tyler or whatever, they are welcome to attend Aggieland Saturday on their own.  However, we will not provide meals for them if they opt to drive themselves down.  Students and parents wanting to just go on their own can register here: https://admissions.tamu.edu/agsat

I will have a PDF Flyer for you to distribute to your Juniors by the end of the week.

Last year, we received great feedback about the trip, so I highly recommend it if you have some prospective Aggies!

If you or students have any questions, let me know.

Thanks and Gig’em,

Derek J. Nido ‘11  |  Regional Advisor II- East Texas
Office of Admissions, Division of Academic Affairs | Texas A&M University
Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Prospective Student Center

3900 Arlington Highlands Blvd. #273 | Arlington, TX 76018

ph: 817.375.0960  |  fax: 817.375.8924 | [email protected]
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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY | FEARLESS on Every Front

admissions.tamu.edu  | aggiebound.com

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

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We have 2 new scholarship opportunities. I have posted them HERE.

Please carefully look at the ABC Auto scholarship. They are looking to give 2 $5000 scholarships to ETX kids. If you have an interest in automotives in ANY capacity:

  •  Automotive Design -Automobile designers design the appearance, the components, and often to the ergonomics of automobiles and other road vehicles, which may include vans, trucks, motorcycles, and buses.
  • Automotive EngineeringAutomotive engineering is a combination of mechanical, electrical and materials science. Engineers in this field can design new vehicles or look for ways to improve existing automotive engineering technology.
  • Automotive Marketing & Management -A degree in automotive business management provides training in automotive industry customer relations, technical assistance and field service engineering, technician training, automotive service and parts sales and fleet management.
  • Automotive Restoration -Auto Restoration is a degree or certification in the repair and restoration of vehicles to their original state.
  • Automotive Technology– Automotive technology is the practical application of knowledge about self-propelled vehicles or machines. Students studying automotive technology learn about engine construction, fuel and ignition systems, power trains, brakes, transmissions, electronic and diagnostic equipment, and more.

Maybe you haven’t considered one of these avenues. Take a look at them! This is a great opportunity!

 

 

NO EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018

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Due to the Weather Release of school on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, the PLC Teacher Training Day scheduled for Wednesday, January 24th, has been canceled. This day will now be a regular, full day of school. We know that these unavoidable circumstances have resulted in inconveniences for teachers, students, and parents. We hope to get this week back to a normal schedule and provide optimal learning opportunities for all of our students.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION DEC 13, 2017

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Thursday, December 14th, and Friday, December 15th, ALL White Oak ISD campuses will be CLOSED due to sickness. This decision was made in the best interest of all students, faculty, and staff.

There will be NO outside activities

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE 

 

MONDAY, DEC 18, 20107                                                                    

 

     TUESDAY, DEC 19, 2017                                                                                                                                                   

 

WEDNESDAY, DEC 20, 2017                                             

STUDY HALL 7:55-915

2ND -9:20-9:25

4TH PERIOD – 9:30-10:50

5TH PERIOD – 10:55-12:15

1ST PERIOD – 7:55-9:15

2ND PERIOD 9:20-9:25

3RD PERIOD 9:35-10:50

3RD PERIOD 10:55-12:15

6TH PERIOD – 7:55-9:15

2ND PERIOD 9:20-9:25

7TH PERIOD – 9:30-10:50

8TH PERIOD – 10:55-12:15

 

Wondering about PSAT scores?

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Are wondering why you have not received your PSAT/NMSQT scores? You are not alone! I’ve been wondering the same thing. Turns out, they aren’t out yet. They are scheduled to be released Dec 11-13. When we receive the scores we will get them to you asap.

Have a great evening and Go Roughnecks!

Greater East Texas College Fair

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CALLING ALL JUNIORS & SENIORS

 

The Greater East Texas College Night will be held Monday, November 13, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center in Longview.

 This is a great opportunity to visit with representatives from over 70 colleges, universities, technical colleges, and military recruitment personnel.

   This year, the new scanner and barcode system will be used so that college reps can scan a barcode you present to gather your information rather than you having to fill out information requests at their tables. You must pre-register to use the barcode system.

 To pre-register for the event and ease of sharing information with recruiters, go to www.gotocollegefairs.com. Be sure to take your barcode to the fair.

 Make plans to attend the 2017 Greater East Texas College Night on Monday, November 13th.  Admission is free!  For additional information, call 903-983-8209.

 

FUTURE AGGIES CHECK THIS OUT!!!!!!

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Howdy Counselors and School Contacts,

 

In case you didn’t receive this important message regarding our extended application and credentials deadline, it is posted below.  While we are allowing students to continue applying and submitting documents up to January 2nd, I really feel as though you should still motivate them to get everything in by December 1st.  Remember, the longer they wait to apply, no longer it takes to get them an Admissions Decision.

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the below information, please let me know.

 

Thanks and Gig’em- Derek Nido – ETX TAMU Rep

SCHOLARSHIPS

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Hey Seniors!

We have 3 scholarship opportunities now available.

Please check out this link  

The STEMCO, East Texas Professionals Credit Union and SFA Scholarships applications and/or flyers. Please look at the information carefully for deadlines. My scholarship site will be up and running soon and direct links with pertinent information will be provided. Until then I didn’t want you to miss out on these opportunities.

Have a great day and Go Roughnecks!

 

PSAT TEST TOMORROW

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If you are taking the PSAT in the morning, here are a few things to remember:

 

  1. You MUST attend 1st period.
  2. After 1st period report to the Auditorium no later than 8:45 am.
  3. You may bring a calculator – WOHS will not provide calculators for testing.
  4. Bring pencils. We will have some pencils if needed.
  5. Dress in layers – the temperature is changing and the Auditorium may be hot or cold.
  6. The test will end by 11:45
  7. ALL students will go to class after lunch.
  8. Get some rest tonight.
  9. Eat a good breakfast.
  10. Know that you are loved and believed in. Go Roughnecks!

 

ACT TEST DAY !

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WAY TO GO WOHS! We had a grand total of 122  students sign- up to take the test. That’s fantastic!

Here are a few things to know for tomorrow:

  • You MUST show photo id to enter the testing location
  • We will not be providing calculators. Please bring your own. Here is a list of acceptable calculators. ACT Calculator Policy
  • You may not enter the testing location unless the proctor is present.
  • All backpacks, purses and bags will be left in the hallway. We have an adult supervising the hallway all day to ensure the safety of your personal items.
  • All cell phones, smart watches, chrome books, and other electronic devices CAN NOT be brought into the testing room. Those items will be separated by room and stored in the vault until just before the testing session is over.
  • We will finish testing between 1:15-2:0

Sequence of Tests

Test 1 – 45 minutes

Test 2 – 60 minutes

Break – 15 minutes

Test 3 – 35 minutes

Test 4 – 35 minutes

Get a good nights sleep! Eat a good breakfast! Know that you are loved and believed in! Go Roughnecks!

ACT & PSAT MONEY – LAST CALL

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LAST CALL to turn in ACT & PSAT money! The Counseling Office will close at 2:30 for the Pep Rally.

ACT = $62.50               PSAT = $16              MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO WOHS

WOHS has shown up in a BIG way! Over 100 have signed up for the ACT and 75 for the PSAT! That’s great!! ALWAYS PROUD TO BE A ROUGHNECK!

ACT & PSAT Payments are coming due!

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Attention 11th & 12th grade students: If you are interested in taking the ACT at WOHS 10/3/17 you must bring your money by the Counseling Office by Friday 9/29/17. The cost is $62.50 and we will not take payments next week. Make checks payable to WOHS and write the students name in the memo.

Attention 10th & 11th grade students: If you are interested in taking the PSAT at WOHS 10/11/17 you must bring your money by the Counseling Office by Friday, 9/29/17. The cost is $16 and we will not take payments next week. Make checks payable to WOHS and write the students name in the memo.

Attention 9th grade students: At this time, we do not recommend you take the PSAT because you do not have the necessary academic background, yet, to be successful on this test. The earlier announcement was incorrect in stating that 9th-11th grade students could take the PSAT. If you have already paid for the test, please come by and your money will be refunded.

Upcoming Testing Dates

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We have several important testing dates coming up at WOHS! All of these tests helps students prepare for the next step in their lives.

September 21, 2017 10th graders will take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). This test will help students identify multiple areas of strength that are geared toward military service occupations. This test is not just for those seeking to enlist after high school. The ASVAB helps students recognize their individual abilities both academically and occupationally. Our hope is that this test will help 10th grade students better recognize personal skills that will help make course selections more meaningful in the Spring. Click on the ASVAB link above for more information. This test is free to all students.

October 3, 2017 – WOHS will host the ACT test with writing. This test is open to all 11th and 12th grade students. The cost for the test will be $62.50. Cash and checks are accepted. Please make all checks out to WOHS and write the student’s name in the memo. Payment will be accepted in the Counseling Office (7:45 – 3:45) each day, starting today,  until Sept 29, 2017.  Waivers are not available for this test because we are a local test site, not a national test site.

  • WOHS will host the ACT again in the Spring. That test date will be open to all 10-12th graders interested in testing. The cost will still be $62.50. That date has not be determined as of yet.

October 11, 2017 – WOHS will host the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test).  This test is available for any student 9-11 with a focus on 11th grade scores for National Merit purposes. “The PSAT/NMSQT is the screening test for high school students who wish to participate in the National Merit Scholarship Program. You can find more information by visiting the website www.nationalmerit.org.” The fee for this test is $16. Please make all checks out to WOHS and write the student’s name & PSAT in the memo.

 

STAAR EOC TUTORIALS AND RE-TEST INFORMATION

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EOC TUTORIAL TIMES – STUDENTS IN NEED OF TUTORIALS WE CONTACT BY MAIL

SUBJECT  DAYS DATES TIMES
ENGLISH I MONDAY-FRIDAY JUNE 12-16 8:00-11:00
ENGLISH II MONDAY-FRIDAY JUNE 12-16 9:00-11:00
ALGEBRA I MONDAY-THURSDAY JUNE 12-16 10:00-12:00
BIOLOGY MONDAY-WEDNESDAY JUNE 12-14 8:00-10:00
US HISTORY TUESDAY-THURSDAY JUNE 13-15 10:00-12:00

 

STAAR EOC RETEST SCHEDULE

DAY DATE SUBJECT TEST TIME
MONDAY JUNE 19, 2017 ENGLISH I 8:00-1:00
TUESDAY JUNE 20, 2017 ALGEBRA I 8:00-12:00
WEDNESDAY JUNE 21, 2017 ENGLISH II 8:00-1:00
THURSDAY JUNE 22, 2017 BIOLOGY 8:00-12:00
FRIDAY JUNE 23, 2017 U.S. HISTORY 8:00-12:00

Credit Recovery Schedule

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Credit Recovery Schedule

June 12 – July 10th – ONLINE ONLY

July 11 & 13 –            8-12                   WOHS Plato Lab & Online 

July 18 & 21 –           8-12                   WOHS Plato Lab & Online

July 25 & 27 –          8 -12                   WOHS Plato Lab & Online

JULY 28 – AUGUST 10TH ONLINE ONLY

*** ALL THOSE NEEDING CREDIT RECOVERY, AND THEIR PARENTS, HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM THE COUNSELING OFFICE. STUDENTS NEED TO CHECK THEIR WOSTUDENT ACCOUNTS FOR LOG-IN INFORMATION.

Pre-AP/AP Summer Reading List

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9th Grade

Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury

Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams

10th Grade

A Separate Peace – John Knowles

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

11th Grade

Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller

Ethan Frome -Edith Wharton

12th Grade

Animal Farm -George Orwell

The Color of Water – James McBride

 

All of these books are available at the WOHS Library. The Library’s Summer hours are:

Monday – 2 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday – 2 pm – 7:30 pm

Wednesday – 9:30-3:00

Thursday – 2 – 7:30pm

 

SUPERNET

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If you taking a SuperNet course this summer (meaning you completed the sign-up form and returned your SuperNet Summer Contract signed) then you have been registered for your SuperNet class. Please check your e-mail for the log-in instructions. Please read the entire e-mail.

 

Dual Credit Information

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Students,

Congratulations on passing the TSI ! You are now eligible to take Dual Credit classes through Kilgore College at WOHS. Your registration information will be faxed over by the end of the week. Once we receive notification of registration I will send an e-mail to your wostudent account with payment information. It is important that you begin taking responsibility for communication with your  parents and instructors regarding your college education. You will need to forward your college payment information to your parents. Kilgore has specific requirements and deadlines for payment, so you will need to check your WOHS email regularly to find information about setting-up your Kilgore e-mail and Blackboard account. That information will be provided to you in future e-mails for myself and  KC. I will forward all information I receive to you as soon as I get it.

Additionally, please remember that WOHS operates on a A,B,C scale for credit. This means A’s are 90’s, B’s are 80’s and C’s are 70’s. You MUST make a C or better to earn credit for your history course. You MUST earn an 80 or higher to earn the weighted credit. However, Kilgore operates on an A, B, C, D scale. This means A’s are 90’s, B’s are 80’s, C’s are 70’s and D’s are 60’s. A 60 will still earn you college credit for the course, although that is not the desired grade by any means. A 60 WILL NOT earn you high school credit. Be aware of your grades. Check your Blackboard accounts daily once classes starts. Learn your Kilgore College ID number! Being a college student requires additional responsibilities. Your college instructors cannot legally communicate with your parents. Please handle your business as well or better than you handled the TSI. 🙂

Again, congratulations! Please know that I am proud of you. I believe in you. And I hope your enjoy the beginning of your college career.

Go  Roughnecks!

Mrs. Pearce

NOW TAKING TSI PAYMENTS

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If you have signed up to take the TSI, we will be giving the test Tuesday, May 16th. There will be 2 groups. Those groups will be posted Friday, May 12 in the Counselors office and on this blog.

Please bring $20 to the Counselor’s Office by May 15th. Checks can be made out to WOHS. Please have you parents put your name in the memo section.

Have a great day and Go Roughnecks!

ACT TEST REMINDERS

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ACT TESTERS!

Here are a few reminders from Pre-Registration today:

  1. Arrive at school at the normal time (7:55)
  2. Dress in layers
  3. Report to your testing location (posted on Mrs. Byrd ‘s & Mrs. Pearce’s doors)
  4. BRING PHOTO ID
  5. No food or drinks allowed – NO EXCEPTIONS
  6. Bring your own calculator and pencil (see my tweet about prohibited calculators @EnglishNecks22)
  7. No cell phones, smart watches etc. will be allowed
  8. You should finish the test between 1-1:30 and be released
  9. Get some rest tonight!
  10. Do your best!
  11. I BELIEVE IN YOU!

 

ACT @ WOHS April 19th

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Do you  want to take the ACT at WOHS?  We will be hosting the test here at WOHS Wednesday, April 19th. Please come by the Counseling Office and sign-up. The test will cost $58.50 and payment will be  due by April 7th. Please make the checks out to WOHS.  We look forward to helping each student prepare for the NEXT step in their education. Go Roughnecks!

4 NEW SCHOLARSHIPS ARE POSTED!!!!

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Check out the 4 new scholarships posted HERE.

The newest opportunities include:

STEMCO – A scholarship for students interested in pursuing degrees in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Technology Engineering.

Texas Hospitality Association – This is a poster contest. Great for our talented, artistic seniors (4 scholarships will be given; the top prize is $5,000).

Ronald McDonald House Scholarship of NorthEast Texas – Great opportunity for anyone interested.

Gregg County Bar Association- 3 scholarships of $1,000 each will be given to seniors in Gregg County high schools.

DUAL CREDIT PAYMENT ISSUES

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If you are having trouble making a payment online or trouble contacting the Cashier’s Office at KC today, please don’t hesitate to go to the Longview or Kilgore campuses to make your payment. Late registration is going on today and tomorrow. This might cause a delay in responses to e-mails and phone calls. Here are the addresses:

Longview Campus – 300 S. High Street – In the Hendrix Building (903) 753-2642

Kilgore Campus -The west end of the Devall Student Center 1st floor (903)983-8108

 

DUAL CREDIT PAYMENTS ARE DUE!!!

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Dual Credit Payments Are Due.

Students can still pay in person or online and they can still set up Payment Plans until Midnight on Tuesday, January 10.  Kilgore tells me, after that deadline, the classes will be dropped.  Reinstatement and Late registration fees of $45 will be added after that if the student wants to continue.

Each student present at school today, that has not paid, received a notice from the Counseling office with the amount due and the student’s Kilgore ID number. Students may login to their myKC account to view and pay their bills.

Login & Password information for myKC

1st 4 letters of lastname + 1st 4 letters of firstname + last 4 digits of KC ID #

Password Information:

Student + month and day of birth

Example: Anthony Smith

Login – smitanth5687

Password – Student0730

KILGORE COLLEGE

CASHIER’S OFFICE: (903) 983-8108

IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR KC ID (OR LOST YOUR SLIP) PLEASE CONTACT:

Wade Cates – [email protected]  (903)988-7542

Alex Know – [email protected] (903)983-8216

Great Semester

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It’s been a great semester! WOHS students have worked hard. We have so many Seniors already accepted to colleges and universities and others are coming in daily to talk about applications. I know that many students, of all classifications, have already taken or are soon registering for ACT and SAT tests. That’s great!

In fact, here is link for a FREE ONLINE TEST PREP COURSE!  This prep course will take place Thursday at 6pm. It will be well worth your time. Remember that the next ACT test will be Feb 11th at Longview HS. The last day to register without a late fee is Jan 13th. Check out ACT.ORG to register.  WOHS will offer a 2nd ACT test on campus April 19th.

In other news, the Dual Credit History class will have new leadership for the Spring Semester. Ms. Sarah Albertson will be the instructor. She will use the same textbook. Look for her to use Blackboard for assignments this semester. Students will need their KC IDs to access to Blackboard. Come see me when classes resume for your log-in information if you’ve forgotten your information. Classes will resume JANUARY 17TH. 

Seniors: Don’t for get check this link for the latest scholarships! I update the website today. You also need to check the Senior Hall for more information about scholarships and colleges. Here’s the link: ROUGHNECK READY

Thanks for all of your efforts to make this semester great. I am so blessed to work with great students, teachers, administrators and parents.

Merry Christmas White Oak Family! Keeping “Doing Right” and know that “I Believe” in each of you!

 

 

Incoming Sophomores – Class of 2019

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Ladies and Gentleman , I have some news! As of today, I am the new WOHS counselor! I am both excited and sad. Excited to help each of you in a new way, and sad that I will not be able to get to know you as well as I would have liked. However,  I am leaving you in great hands! Mrs. Sims will be your teacher. SHE IS AMAZING! You will love her!  Please know that I am leaving you in good hands, or I wouldn’t have left. Also, know that I am humbly impressed with all of the work ya’ll have put in. That being said, your Summer Reading Projects have not changed. Due dates and requirements are the same. I will be helping Mrs. Sims grade your work. Please direct your questions and concerns to me as I am still the point of contact in regards to the assignments. Know that I will help each one of you in any way I can!

You were loved even before I knew you!

Have a Great day and GO ROUGHNECKS!

Mrs. Pearce