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
Have a GREAT Thanksgiving! We’ll see you Nov 27th!
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.
11/ 16/17 GO TEXAN SCHOLARSHIPS! I didn’t see these last year! They are not necessarily local scholarships, but they are Texas scholarships. Might be worth a look! Go Roughnecks!
11/2/17 – TEXAS FARM CREDIT Scholarship added -DECEMBER 1st deadline
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.
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!
If you are taking the PSAT in the morning, here are a few things to remember:
- You MUST attend 1st period.
- After 1st period report to the Auditorium no later than 8:45 am.
- You may bring a calculator – WOHS will not provide calculators for testing.
- Bring pencils. We will have some pencils if needed.
- Dress in layers – the temperature is changing and the Auditorium may be hot or cold.
- The test will end by 11:45
- ALL students will go to class after lunch.
- Get some rest tonight.
- Eat a good breakfast.
- Know that you are loved and believed in. Go Roughnecks!
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!
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.
- 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.
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:
AFTER GRADUATION SURVEY
Dual Credit Payment information for Fall 2017
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
STAAR EOC RETEST SCHEDULE
||JUNE 19, 2017
||JUNE 20, 2017
||JUNE 21, 2017
||JUNE 22, 2017
||JUNE 23, 2017
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:
- Arrive at school at the normal time (7:55)
- Dress in layers
- Report to your testing location (posted on Mrs. Byrd ‘s & Mrs. Pearce’s doors)
- BRING PHOTO ID
- No food or drinks allowed – NO EXCEPTIONS
- Bring your own calculator and pencil (see my tweet about prohibited calculators @EnglishNecks22)
- No cell phones, smart watches etc. will be allowed
- You should finish the test between 1-1:30 and be released
- Get some rest tonight!
- Do your best!
- I BELIEVE IN YOU!
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!
College Board Helps Out
Check out this site for links to scholarships, college day forms and other helpful information.
Roughneck Ready – College Ready
Here’s a quick link to help you pay for your Dual Credit classes. Let me know if you need any help! MPearce
KILGORE COLLEGE PAYMENT INFORMATION
Here’s the common application for the colleges in Texas. APPLY TEXAS
Here’s the common application for colleges outside of Texas. COMMON APPLICATION
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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