Homecoming Happenings 2018!

Homecoming is right around the corner! We are so excited to celebrate with our community next Friday, October 5th, and Saturday, October 6th.

We will have EARLY STUDENT RELEASE on Friday, October 5th – Homecoming Day – at 1:15 p.m. for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Afternoon PreK will meet with the morning class from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

*We are asking parents to not eat lunch at school with their child on this day.
*Your child may wear their mum/garter to school, but they will have to  take it off and put it in a designated spot in the classroom during the school day.
*There will be no office pick up after 12:00 p.m. You must stay in the car pick up line or wait outside on the sidewalk.
*The Homecoming Pep Rally will begin at 2:30 p.m. on the football field.

On Saturday, October 6th, the Homecoming Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on White Oak Road.

Open House for Field House and Middle School Science Lab

White Oak ISD will open the doors to the New Middle School Science Labs and High School Field House at 2:00 pm next Sunday, September 30th. We invite the community to come and tour the new and remodeled facilities. School District personnel will be there to welcome you and answer any questions you may have. The Field House will be open from 2-3 pm and the Middle School labs will be open from 2-3:30 pm. All of us at White Oak ISD look forward to seeing you next Sunday afternoon.

Buckets for Belle – October 1st-5th

Belle is a 3rd grader at White Oak Elementary. She has the biggest heart and love for everything in this world! On June 13th her family learned that Belle’s heart was so big, she had massive heart failure. She was flown to Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. After two surgeries and many observations, the doctors determined Belle needed a heart transplant. On August 4th, they received the call that a perfect heart was available for her. On the evening of August 5th, Belle got her new heart!!! Three months later, on September 13th, she finally CAME HOME! Now she and her family must take several trips to Children’s Hospital and have many other changes to make in their daily lives to keep Belle healthy.

Belle is facing many months of treatment and visits to Dallas. As a campus, White Oak Elementary would like to support this family by having a “Buckets for Belle” campaign. Belle’s mom, Kaycee, is a White Oak graduate and her sister, Graycee, is a White Oak second grader. The campaign will run the week of Homecoming, October 1st-5th. This will be a service learning opportunity for our students and a fun way for them to support a member of the community.

Students may bring any spare change or donations during the week. Each class will have a bucket in their classroom. Students are encouraged to help fill their Bucket for Belle! There will be a “Bucket for Belle” at the White Oak Homecoming football game on October 5th.

A Message from Mr. Gilbert

Please read the following message from Mr. Gilbert:

August 29, 2018

To the students, parents, faculty and staff at WOISD.

As you know, we continue to work toward the completion of our roofing and construction projects in all areas of the district. We are looking forward to moving into the Middle School Science Labs and Athletic Field House in the next two weeks and our roofing projects are over 90% complete. The High School Science labs are still several weeks away from completion but I am confident that you will be pleased with the finished product in all areas of the district.

We are getting close, but we are not there yet. The real purpose for this message is to let you know that we are aware of the inconveniences (A/C problems) still occurring through out the district.  Some of the issues are caused by equipment not replaced during the bond work shutting down and many of the issues deal with the process of getting the new equipment “dialed in” properly. Yesterday, we had a brand new, very large, piece of equipment break down during final inspection.

All this to say, we are working with our construction partners to correct and eliminate these problems as fast and efficiently as possible. These problems are concerning to us and nothing is being ignored or taken lightly. All issues will be addressed and solved. This project is designed to extend the life of the district’s facilities for another 20 years. With that in mind, we will overcome a few weeks of challenges to meet that final goal.

I want to thank you for your patience during this process. I want to let the community know that your educational staff is doing an outstanding job of working around these challenges to ensure your children are getting the quality instruction they deserve and I want to express my gratitude to all the students, faculty and staff for digging in and making the start to the 2018/2019 school year a success despite the challenges they face.

Respectfully,

Michael Gilbert
Superintendent