Don’t forget that College Night will be from 6:30-8:30 at Maude Cobb tonight. Admission is free!
It’s a great opportunity to visit with over 30 colleges, universities, and military personnel.
Don’t forget that College Night will be from 6:30-8:30 at Maude Cobb tonight. Admission is free!
It’s a great opportunity to visit with over 30 colleges, universities, and military personnel.
Hey C/O 2019! If you are interested in touring or attending Southern Arkansas University check out this link for more information!
If you are dreaming of being a Fightin’ Texas Aggie, our ETX Rep will be at the Longview Public Library to answer questions TOMORROW. Check out this link for more information!
Hey Seniors! Here’s a great FREE opportunity to get to know more about East Texas Baptist University!
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.
Hey Seniors! Here’s the link to the Financial Aid presentation (scroll down to Powerpoint: Financial Aid for College)we presented in Mrs. Lattin’s class today! You guys were great! We can’t wait to see what life has in store for you!
Remember that you are LOVED and BELIEVED IN!
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:
Students taking the PSAT in the morning need to report to the Break Room at 7:55.
Students will need pencils and a graphing calculator. Calculators will not be provided.
Students should also bring a jacket or sweater in the event that the testing location is cold.
Good Luck Roughnecks! Remember that you are loved and BELIEVED in!
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.
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.
Tomorrow is the last day to pay for the ACT & PSAT tests offered at WOHS. Please scroll down to previous posts for more information concerning fees, dates etc.
Payment will not be accepted after 9/27/18. Thanks.
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.
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.
FALL TESTING DATES
ACT OFFERED WITHOUT THE WRITING
WHEN: OCT 2,2018
11TH & 12TH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY
SIGN UP & PAY BY SEPT 27TH
*MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO WOHS
WHEN: OCT. 10, 2018
WHO: 10TH & 11TH GRADERS
PAY BY SEPT 27TH
*MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO WOHS
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.
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:
Tuesday – Seniors
Wednesday – Juniors
Thursday – Sophomores
Friday – Freshman
During these meetings we will be discussing:
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!
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:
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
Freshman Orientation has been changed to Wednesday, August 15th from 8-11:30 am!
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.
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.
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:
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:
Hey Parents! Do you have questions about college? Do not know what you don’t know? Ha! Check out this link . This site answers lots of questions. Students can also find a lot of useful information.
Have you thought about enlisting? There are many opportunities that go with this noble cause. Check out this link that outlines many occupations that exist within the military.
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.
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 Schedule
|June 25th||June 26th||June 27th|
8 AM – 12 PM
English 1 Only
8 AM – 12 PM
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 -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
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.
If you are interested in participating in Roughneck Summer Program check out the Go Roughnecks link below.
Hey guys! I got this link that helps students apply for summer jobs and thought I’d share!
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 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.
Class of 2018 – If you are (or believe you are) a 13-year Roughneck, see Mrs. Frazier ASAP.
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.
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.
We have completed all TSI Testing for the Spring Semester. Any Senior wishing to take the TSI should contact the Kilgore College Testing Center to set-up an appointment to take the test. HERE’S THE LINK
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
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!
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!
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
If you did not finish or need to retake a section of the TSI, please listen for announcements regarding the testing times and locations. We will complete the testing this week.
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.
ENGLISH 1 EOC = APRIL 10TH
ENGLISH 2 EOC = APRIL 12TH
TSI = ONGOING
Specific information about each of the above-mentioned tests is posted on the Announcements page of this blog.
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 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 test. SIGN-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.
Hey Seniors! Remember that White Oak Education Foundation Scholarship Applications must! BE IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE BY 3:30 TODAY
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.
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.
|WHEN:||APRIL 3, 2018|
|PAYMENT DUE:||MARCH 29, 2018; 3:30PM|
All payments can be made in the Counseling Office. Please see Mrs. Barrett.
WO Education Foundation Scholarship Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Where: Lecture Hall
Time: 8:45 am
Come check out this fantastic scholarship opportunity!
2 news scholarship opportunities now available HERE
Look for the Longview Regional Scholarship found on my shared google file. This scholarship has 2 parts; please look at both.
The other scholarship is the Because History Matters Scholarship offered by Brookshires. That is an online application located HERE
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:
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
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:
Maybe you haven’t considered one of these avenues. Take a look at them! This is a great opportunity!
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.
Local Scholarship Applications Now Available
Check out this link for Dual Credit Payment Information. Remember ALL payments must be made to KC not WOHS.
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
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
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!
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.
10/20/17 is a student holiday, therefore there will be no pep rally. Come out and support the Roughnecks as they take on Sabine in Sabine.
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
We have 3 scholarship opportunities now available.
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!
If you are taking the PSAT in the morning, here are a few things to remember:
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:
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Please check out kcbookstore.com for your books for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
Please click on the link below and answer the questions that follow:
This information was e-mailed to all students using the e-mail address provided on the Dual Credit Registration Form. If you did not receive an e-mail with this link, please let me know so we can update the e-mail address.
EOC TUTORIAL TIMES – STUDENTS IN NEED OF TUTORIALS WE CONTACT BY MAIL
|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|
|US HISTORY||TUESDAY-THURSDAY||JUNE 13-15||10:00-12:00|
STAAR EOC RETEST SCHEDULE
|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
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.
Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury
Glass Menagerie – Tennessee Williams
A Separate Peace – John Knowles
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
Ethan Frome -Edith Wharton
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
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.
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.
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!
The TSI Registration Form is located under the Dual Credit & TSI tab.
Here are a few reminders from Pre-Registration today:
The STEMCO Scholarship has INCREASED in value and the deadline has been EXTENDED! Please check out this link! This scholarship also comes with Internship opportunities. This is a gift that keeps on giving!
Great News! We have had so much interest in the April 19th ACT test hosted here at WOHS that we are out of study materials. DO NOT WORRY! ACT has the same study materials available on their site. HERE IS THE LINK TO THE SITE.
Check out the information prior to testing. Please DO NOT go into the test blind.
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!
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.
CHECK OUT THE NEW SCHOLARSHIPS HERE.
Have a great day and Go Roughnecks!
I’ve posted 3 new scholarships on my website. Here’s the link!
Hey Class of 2017! One AWESOME Senior mom sent me this link. Check it out for scholarship opportunities.
Good News! New LOCAL Scholarship are now available! I have posted the information HERE
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.
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 #
Student + month and day of birth
Example: Anthony Smith
Login – smitanth5687
Password – Student0730
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
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!
Found this tonight! Looks like it might be helpful!
Check it out!
Check out this site for links to scholarships, college day forms and other helpful information.
Here’s a quick link to help you pay for your Dual Credit classes. Let me know if you need any help! MPearce
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!
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