Welcome 2015!

cooltext1365042059While it’s not a new “school” year, we do want to welcome back all of the students to the 2015 “New Year”.  It is really great to see all of the boys and girls back in classes again. Faces were smiling and teeth were chattering as they entered this cold morning. We have lots of learning to accomplish in the next few months. The year 2015 is going to be a great one!

We Are a Title I School

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White Oak ISD is a Title 1 school. We value to bond between parent and school. Because of that collaboration, we want to keep parents informed on the educational front. The Parental Involvement Newsletter for September 2014 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.

No Progress Reports This Period

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We are nearing the half-way point of the first nine weeks grading period. Normally, teachers would be sending home student progress reports around the 4th or 5th week of a grading period. However, teachers have been working diligently to teach routines and enjoying getting to know your child. No progress reports will be printed out and sent home for this first grading period. You may expect them to be sent beginning at the half-way point of the second nine weeks grading period.

Remember, parents, because you used the required online registration, each of you have access to your child’s grades at any time with your Skyward Family Access. You are encouraged to login and follow your child’s progress at any time. For any new students who may not have received Family Access login names and passwords, please contact the intermediate office at 903.291.2101.

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Red Card Rewards

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Thank you to our parents, teachers, and other supporters of our community and school who are taking advantage of the Take Charge of Education Promotion at Target. Every time you shop with your REDcard, Target donates 1% of the total purchase made at Target or Target.com to the school you have designated. These checks can be used for books, field trips, supplies, or technology.

Thank you for your participation.

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Kellogg’s and Scholastic Partnership

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White Oak Intermediate would like to ask parents to send in the free book codes found in specially marked packages at Walmart. Just put them in a ziplock bag and turn in at the intermediate office. We will enter the codes and order books for our intermediate classrooms. There are over 50 books on the Scholastic list that are available with these codes. Below are examples of some of the participating products. What an opportunity to put books into the hands of students!

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ALERT – Reroute of Morning Traffic

traffic_cop White Oak ISD would like to inform parents and employees that because of shortened high school class periods, the White Oak High School Roughneck Band will be conducting morning marching practice on the blacktop parking lot located directly behind the Middle School Building. Please consider rerouting your morning drop-off  path by coming down White Oak Road and using Roughneck Drive that passes by the high school football stadium. This is a one-way street, so be sure to allow a little extra time to accommodate any initial congestion.

As always, we are considering the safety of our children first. Thank you for your understanding.