Thank you, Roughnecks!

Our Intermediate students enjoyed their interaction with our White Oak Roughneck football players on Friday morning as they entered through the Intermediate doors. These young men are serving as role models for these 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Someone is always looking up to you. That is important to remember.

White Oak vs New Diana AWAY

The White Oak Roughnecks will play away this Friday night at New Diana.  The game will begin at 7:30.

Parents, please remember that students must bring a Pep Rally form and give to the teacher so that they can be seated in the cafeteria when the double doors open at 2:30 pm.

NO student will be allowed to leave without an Adult.

ALL STUDENTS WHO LEAVE WILL MISS FRIDAY FUN CLUBS.

FOR PEP RALLY PRINTABLE NOTE, CLICK HERE.

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Monster Truck Fall Nationals September 8th

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Monster Truck Fall Nationals at Lonestar Speedway will take place on Saturday, September 8th. This is the major fundraiser for the White Oak Education Foundation.

For information, please click the event website at http://whiteoakeducationfoundation.com/monstertruckfallnationals/ or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/monstertrucktexas

EVENT DAY INFO: September 8th, gates open at 5, pit party starts at 5:30, the live band starts at 6, Monster Trucks will follow.

Tickets are on sale NOW at Boot Barn in Longview and Tyler and ABC Auto Parts stores all over East Texas. Save $5 when you buy your tickets in advance. Adults are $25 in advance / $30 at the gate. Children (6 to 12) are $10 in advance / $15 at the gate. Monster Truck Rides are $15 (all persons/all ages), cash only, and can only be purchased at the event.

Make plans NOW to attend.

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

School Holiday Monday, Sept. 3rd

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School will be closed Monday, September 3rd. Enjoy the time with your families celebrating Labor Day. Talk to your children about Labor Day and what it means.

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It’s a day dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday credits the contributions of the working class to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Labor Day became an official national holiday in 1894. This holiday is usually celebrated with summer activities. Elementary teachers use this holiday to introduce the concept of Community Helpers to small children. Everyone plays a role or works a job that supports their community.

What role do you play in your community?