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