Seniors!

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Hey Seniors! It is time to create your apply texas account to apply for colleges. Apply Texas is an online application program that allows you to create a profile that can be applied to most colleges in Texas. The creation of the account is not hard, but you will want your parents or a trusted adult there to help you answer a few questions.  Here’s the link :https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/gen/c_start.WBX

Don’t for get to write down your username & password!

Once you have created an account you will be able to apply to any college or university that uses this program that has opened their applications for the Fall 2020 school year. That’s right, you are applying the Summer of 2019 for the Fall of 2020. You do not want to be the last ones to apply as the early bird gets the worm, so check the application dates for the college or university you plan to attend.

Additionally, PLEASE APPLY TO KILGORE AND TJC! They have free applications and this will give you (1) a fall back plan (2) allow you to take classes the summer after graduation or a mini-semester when you are home from college. Remember that you are in district for Kilgore if you live in White Oak. this means you get a discounted rate for attending Kilgore college. Folks, discounts for college are gifts from heaven.

Can’t believe your Senior year is here! So proud of all of you! Please get this done! 🙂 #ibelieve

STAAR Results

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STAAR EOC Results are scheduled to be released between May 30th and June 4th. Parents can log in to https://texasassessment.com/families/to view results.

Parents will need their student’s unique access code to log in. Uniquely enough, we do not have those codes here. However, parents can click on the “Find My Access Code” link and follow the prompts to learn the unique code.  From there it’s a matter of logging in. We highly encourage parents to log in and look at, not only their student’s scores but their student’s areas of strengths and weakness. There are also useful tools available on this site regarding testing and test prep.

Remember that success on the 5 EOCs is required for graduation. So if your student did not pass it is imperative that the students attend tutorials and retest. Below are the Summer Tutorial dates and well as the re-test dates. All tutorials are free of charge and take place at WOHS and all re-test dates are assigned by the state of Texas not WOISD. That means we test when they tell us to.

ENGLISH Tutorial Schedule  June 10- 13 & June 17 – 20

TEST

TIME

LOCATION

ENGLISH 1

10AM -12 PM

MRS. NOBLE’S ROOM

ENGLISH 2

8 AM – 10 AM

MRS. SHELLHORSE’S ROOM

 

BIOLOGY TUTORIAL SCHEDULE JUNE 20, JUNE 24TH & JUNE 25TH

TEST

TIME

LOCATION

BIOLOGY

10AM-12 PM

MRS. HENDERSON’S ROOM

 

SUMMER TESTING SCHEDULE

JUNE 24TH  8AM – 12 PM

JUNE 25TH 8AM – 12PM

JUNE 26TH 8AM – 12PM

ENGLISH 1

ALGEBRA 1

US HISTORY

ENGLISH 2

BIOLOGY

 

TSI TESTING

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C/O 2021 – Congrats to every that has decided to that the TSI test and prepare themselves for college-level course work! After you have successfully completed the TSI, please go to this link and complete the Dual Credit Application through Kilgore College.

Additionally, please do not forget to complete, sign and return your Dual Credit Registration Form BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 1ST.  Return these forms to Mrs. Barrett’s office. Look for the brown envelope labeled –DUAL CREDIT REGISTRATION FORMS.

 

11TH GRADE DUAL CREDIT REGISTRATION SAMPLE PAGE

C/O 2020  – If you signed up for Dual Credit English or Government, or both for Fall 2019 semester, please stop by Mrs. Barrett’s office and pick-up a Dual Credit Registration form. These forms ARE DUE BY MONDAY, MAY 7TH 

Return these forms to Mrs. Barrett’s office. Look for the brown envelope labeled -12th GRADE DUAL CREDIT REGISTRATION FORMS.

 

12TH GRADE DUAL CREDIT REGISTRATION SAMPLE PAGE

12TH GRADE REGISTRATION FORMS ARE DUE BY MONDAY, MAY 7TH 

Return these forms to Mrs. Barrett’s office. Look for the brown envelope labeled –DUAL CREDIT REGISTRATION FORMS.

 

 

C/O 2021 – TSI testing will take place this Friday, April 26th at 8 am in the Plato Lab. Students must sign-up and pay for the TSI no later that Thursday, April 25th. The cost is $20 AND student must complete the Pre-Assessment Activity prior to registering and paying for the test. Additionally, students need to practice testing prior to the test, here is a link: TSI PRACTICE  

Students, you will want to practice prior to testing. 

Below you will find the scoring requirements as well as a link to the College Board interpretation of scoring. This is a  great document for understanding expectations.

COLLEGE READINESS BENCHMARKS

Mathematics: a score in the range of 350–390 in the multiple-choice section.

Reading: a score in the range of 351–390 in the multiple choice section.

Writing: Writing: two ways—(1) a score of 340–390 in the multiple- and a score of 4 on the essay, OR (2) a score of 310–339 in the multiple-choice section, and a score of 4, 5, or 6 on the ABE Diagnostic section, and an essay score of 5 (you must meet all three).

Here’s a link to understanding the scoring process.

WHAT IF I DON’T MEET THE COLLEGE READINESS CUT SCORE? If your TSI mathematics, reading, or writing test score is lower than the college readiness cut score for that subject, you may be placed in either a developmental course or an intervention to improve your skills and prepare for success in college-level courses.

WOHS students must have qualifying scores on the reading and writing portion to qualify for Dual Credit classes. The lack of a qualifying score is not a testament of a students knowledge, but, better yet, an inclination that a student may not be ready for college classes. THAT IS OKAY! This is only high school. Just like not all students are ready for AP and Pre-AP classes, not all students are ready for college classes.  Students can retake the TSI in the Spring of the next year and qualify for Dual Credit classes their Senior year. 

Please note that students may take the TSI at Kilgore College at any time. Here is a link to the testing center TESTING CENTER – LONGVIEW

WOHS has had great success with our students earning 12 or more college credit hours prior to high school graduation. We look forward to another great year of Dual Credit classes!

 

STAAR TESTING

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STAAR Testing this week.

Tuesday, April 9th – 9th grade will take the English 1 EOC

Thursday, April 11th – 10th grade will take the English 2 EOC

Friday, April 12th – 9th grade Algebra 1 students will benchmark for their Algebra EOC.

Here are some links students may access from to home for additional review. STAAR REVIEW

Students will want to get a good nights rest the night before the test, have a healthy breakfast and bring snacks for during the test. Each test is 5 hours long, and student Testing Room Assignments have been made and are posted by the English teacher’s classrooms as well as on the Gym doors.

Students, please know that you are loved and believed in my the ENTIRE faculty and staff! You are ALL going to rock these tests and be one step closer to graduation!

AP Exams

Any student interested in taking an Advanced Placement (AP) Exam needs to sign up and pay by March 20th. Please see your teachers with questions about the specific test.

AP Calculus-  Mrs. T. Cook – [email protected]

AP Biology – Mrs. Henderson – [email protected]

AP English 4 – Mrs. Lattin – [email protected]

AP English 3 – Mrs. Sims – [email protected]

See how an AP test can help you in college!

ACT Complete

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Congrats to all those that participated in the ACT  yesterday! Ya’ll all worked hard and we cannot wait to see your amazing scores!

Remember that scores will be emailed or mailed to you within 3-8 weeks. We have noticed that those that offered their email addresses received their results sooner than others! Please keep a look out in your email and mail!

Way to Go Roughnecks!

ACT @ WOHS tomorrow, Feb 19th

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A few reminders:

(1) Be here on or before 7:50. The test will begin as close to 8 am as possible.

(2) Bring photo id – a driver’s license or school id will work, but students will not be let in without it.

(3) Dress in layers – the Break room may be cold in the morning.

(4) No food or drink is allowed in the testing area – Eat breakfast at home.

(5) Cell Phones, smart watches, and any other device are strictly prohibited in the testing area. 

(6) Calculators are allowed. Please bring your own. We cannot promise that will have calculators available tomorrow.

 

Practice tests

TEST DAY 

Overcoming Test Anxiety

 

Registration 2019

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Anyone that has not registered for classes for the 2019-2020 school year, DO NOT PANIC! 🙂 Mrs. Deck and I have a list of students we need to see and we will find ya’ll this week. If you are an incoming Freshman (C/O 2023) we will get with Mrs. Balboa and schedule a time to get you scheduled.

Have a great evening and Go Roughnecks!