YOU are the Heart

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As we begin this school year, let us as teachers remember that we are the genius that motivates and facilitates the classroom. Never doubt yourself and your importance. You are the heart of the educational system.

White Oak Intermediate School is blessed to have each of you. #liberatinggenius

Do You Believe?

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Drawn by Kelli Barton Cloud

We have a great number of talented students at White Oak, both past and present. Their talents are not limited to academics, arts, or athletics. Neither do their talents cease to make themselves known once these students graduate.  Kelli Cloud Barton is the daughter of Mark and Tammy Cloud. Mrs. Cloud was a teacher on our campus for several years. While Kelli has long since left our campus, married, and began her adult life, her artistic talent still amazes others. Kelli recently drew this picture and posted it on social media. It spoke to me then, and continues to speak to me now. It is a reminder that we owe it to our children to help each of them maintain belief on a daily basis. So…..Are you?

Share Yourself!

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Never doubt for a second that you bring something special to the table. The students who walk into your life on a daily basis were placed there for a reason. Maybe that reason is that they have something to share with you that you need, or perhaps the reason is that you have something to share with them. By all means, claim your strengths, as well as your needs, and be ready to share yourself with others.

Witnessing Greatness

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Today several of our teachers and administrators attended the Fall Innovative Teaching and Technology Conference in Kilgore, Texas.  The event was sponsored by Region 7 and TCEA. The conference was nothing short of greatness. That greatness began with the opening speaker, Randy Rogers, and continued with excellent breakout sessions and presenters throughout the day. The connections made today with attendees will go a long way toward nurturing that greatness in our own students.

Go ahead. Take a BIG bite!

Title 1 School

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White Oak ISD is a Title 1 school. We value the bond between parent and school. Because of that collaboration, we want to keep parents informed on the educational front. The Parental Involvement Newsletter is linked HERE. Region 16 is the official site for the parent newsletter and meets Title 1 requirements.

Thank you for your active participation in your child’s education here at White Oak ISD.

Connect with Us on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/WhiteOakIntermediate

Our campus has its own Facebook Fan Page, and we would like to urge you to visit our page to see the information and resources posted there. If you have a Facebook account, you can click “LIKE” and the posts made to that Fan Page will appear on your Facebook wall.

Please KNOW that you DO NOT need to have any kind of Facebook page to view the wealth of links and resources found on these pages. You will find links to Apps, Websites for Students, Tools for Teachers and Parents, Featured Blog Postings, and much, much, more.

Get quick information right to your phone BEFORE anyone else by visiting our Facebook and subscribing to our posts (by clicking LIKE). We are always working to maintain the best communication with our parents and community.