Community Announcement - February 2018

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We Love our W.T. White Feeder Principals

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A Note from our Executive Director:

The W.T. White Feeder Pattern continues to have multiple reasons to celebrate! Wesley Stoker, a student at Wither’s Elementary, won first place in the MLK Oratory Competition. I hope you take time to listen to his awesome speech. I was honored to be present when he competed. He was amazing!

We also have reason to celebrate our 200 applications submitted to apply for our 2nd year in the collegiate academy at WTW HS. Students have the opportunity to graduate with an associate degree along with a high school diploma.

In addition, the new PreK wing at Nathan Adams is complete. We will have a ribbon cutting soon and we invite all of our community to attend. Adams also has the district tuition based PreK program on their campus. Parents need to come see the opportunities we have waiting for their children!

One of our biggest advocates in the WTW Feeder, Louisa Myers, has helped us create a college going community in our elementary schools by helping coordinate shirts for every school. The Graduate Together program gives elementary students the understanding that they will graduate high school and the importance of higher education.

Last but certainly not least, we want to thank our amazing Trustee Dr. Flores. Without his vision and support we would not be able to accomplish the great things occurring across ALL of our schools. His support is unmeasurable!



WTWhite Feeder Schools LOVE Trustee Edwin Flores

All Dallas ISD Trustees are volunteers who donate their time and expertise to the school district. January is Trustee appreciation month, and we appreciate our Trustee, Edwin Flores. Trustee Edwin Flores serves as 1st vice president of the Board of Trustees, and he encourages parents to choose the right school for their children to help them soar to success. Thank you Nathan Adams ES for sharing this special tribute video.


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W. T. White teacher and alumnus Lakita Dockery enjoys the Longhorn experience with her son, a student at Nathan Adams. Their shirts are a gift from the “Graduate Together” program. To learn more, visit www.GraduateTogether.org

Good Job Cheer Team!

The W. T. White cheer team placed 7th in coed finals at the State UIL competition.

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Way to go Longhorn Track!

So proud of Ka-Koya Foster and Bryanna Gonzales who received a Certificate of Recognition for State Selection. They will get a chance to travel to Australia this summer and represent Texas as a member of the 2018 Down Under Sports Cross Country and Track Team.
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Congratulations to Brizeida Alba and runner up Xitlali Silos, Nathan Adams winner and runner up in the Spelling Bee.

A New Pre-K, Kinder and 1st Grade Annex has opened at Nathan Adams

Join in the FUN!

  • Monday, February 5 - Preschool Story Time 10:00 11:00 in the library. All community Preschool aged children are invited to attend.
  • Tuesday, February 6 - PTA Meeting, and 1st grade program. 6:00 -7:00 in the auditorium.
  • Friday, February 9 - Nathan Adams Family Dance. 6:00 - 8:00 in the gym.
  • Tuesday, February 13 - Parent University. 8:30 - 10:00 in the auditorium.
  • Thursday, February 15 - Spirit Night at Penne Pomodoro 11551 Preston Road. Let them know you are there to support Nathan Adams and a portion on the proceeds will come back to the campus.
  • Thursday, February 22 - Family Math Night. 5:30 - 6:30.
  • Friday, February 23 - Coffee with the Principal. 8:30 - 9:15 in the library.
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Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners!

Thank you to Ms. Boykin and Ms. Martin for organizing our annual spelling bee. Our students are stupendous! Thank you also to Ms. Holt for being the moderator and for Ms. Lisa, Mrs. Crowling and Ms,. Head for "bee"ing judges. Our winners, Kaleb Endale and Nubaid Khan, pictured below, will advance to the district level of the Script's Spelling Bee.
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Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 15 at 6 pm is the Black History Program and Celebration at Bush Elementary.

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"Bee Smart Spellers"

Congratulations Jean Enfante and Jully Huynh for winning the Cabell ES Spelling Bee.

A World Wildlife Fund Adoption Kit for Every Cabell Scholar

Thanks to an incredibly generous donation from Serena Simmons Connelly every scholar at Cabell received a symbolic adoption kit for an endangered species. Over 100 different types of animals were adopted at Cabell. The scholars learned more about endangered species and conservation from the excellent educators at Animal Adventures from the Dallas Zoo. The scholars saw many animals including a Black and White Argentinian Tegu, a Boa Constrictor, a Lesser Ant Eater and a Barn Owl.
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Congratulations Spelling Bee Winners

5th Grade- Llana Navarro, runner up John Contreras

4th Grade-Marijose Valadez, runner up Damian Aguilera

3rd Grade-Darlyn Ferrufino, runner up Rosa Salazar

The 4th and 5th grade winners and runner ups will continue on to the District Wide Spelling Bee in a few weeks.

Science Night

Please join us for Caillet's Science Night, which will be held on February 8th, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

General PTA Meeting

On February 22nd we will be having a General PTA meeting at 5:30 pm in our school auditorium. Following the meeting we will have our 3rd and 4th graders perform. We are inviting all of our families, partners, and community to please come and see all of the important school information we will be discussing and stay to support our 3rd and 4th grade students.

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Thank you Spring Creek BBQ

Thank you Spring Creek BBQ for you $700, Partners in Education donation, from our Spirit Night.

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DeGolyer Talent Show

Students and staff gather at Marsh Preparatory Middle School to celebrate the DeGolyer Elementary Talent Show Tradition. A Vintage Hollywood themed night was the platform of vocalists, bands, dancers and comedians that honored and continued the fame of being the BEST Elementary Talent Show in the world.

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Join us for Family Garden Day on Saturday, February 24th!

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Gooch Students are all SMILES

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Deputy Chief Sharon Quinn toured Marcus ES with Mr. Almaraz and Mr. Beard.

Coffee with the Principal

On Friday 1/27 we had our Coffee with the Principal where the topics discussed were:


-Student morning arrival


-Parent Portal

-Student Achievement

We also celebrated our Principal Mr. Almaraz’ birthday along with the parents that attended.

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Brighter bites is back for the Spring term. They will be here every Tuesday until March 6 so make sure you mark your calendars. Produce pick up time is every Tuesday from 2:30-3:30 pm @ Marcus Auditorium.

Brighter Bites is a nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, while teaching them how to use and choose a different kind of fast food. They make it fun. They make it free. And they make it happen.

Boy Scouts at Marcus

The scouts learn to work together and celebrate together. Students meet every other Friday. Their next meeting will be on Friday, February 9th.
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Withers Cheerleaders welcome visitors to the campus.

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Spelling Bee Winners

Withers is Paw Paw proud of Cooper Quinlan and Zoe Adams, the 2018 winners of the Withers Spelling Bee.
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  • February 5 – February 9 – School Counselors Week

  • Monday, February 12 – Muffins with Mom at 7:00 am in the Withers cafeteria

  • Tuesday, February 13 – Lunch with a loved one

  • Wednesday, February 14 – Valentines party at 2:00 pm

  • Thursday, February 15 – Donuts with Dad at 7:00 am in the Withers Cafeteria

  • Friday, February 16 – Little Bookworms at 2:00 pm - This activity is a designed for children who have not entered school. They will enjoy a story, a snack and an art and craft.

  • Friday, February 23 – Withers Paw Paw 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm This a fun event that will offer games, food and fun. Come out bid on a few class baskets that are filled with lots of goodies.

  • Tuesday, February 27 – PTA Meeting

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Region Choir

Congratulations to the following students from Marsh, for earning a spot in the Region 20 Choir:

Michelle Garcia (6th Grade)

Emely Aguirre (6th Grade)

Itali Anguiano (6th Grade)

Vanessa Flores (6th Grade)

Juan Maldonado (7th Grade

Carlos Ulloa (7th Grade)

Leonardo Tinoco (7th Grade)

Megan Disanti (8th Grade)

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February Events:

1st- boys basketball at Walker

2nd- Friday night lights Social Studies teachers

2nd- Wither variety show in Walker auditorium

9th-Valentine’s Day Dance

10th- Dance Competition and Debate competition

12th-Math common assessment (6-8, Alg.)

13th-ELA CA (6-8)

13th-7:30 A.M. Coffee with the Principal

14th-Writing 7th & 8th Soc. St.

15th-Science CA (6-8)

16th-Make ups

19th-No school

24th-UIL hosted by ED Walker

Uniforms for next year

Update about uniforms for next year: Students will follow the color scheme. The crest will not be required for next year, but will be required the following year.

*We will be requiring all students to wear a uniform shirt, pants, shorts, or jumpers (khaki,black,navy)



8th-Royal blue

*ALL outerwear will need to be gray with no hood.

*Students will utilize zipper binders instead of backpacks. Girls will be able to carry a small purse, and students who bring clothes for athletic (etc) will be able to bring a bag to put in their locker in the locker room.

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because I said I would

Students at WTW participated in a meeting with Alex Sheen, founder of

“because I said I would.” because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. They are changing lives through Promise Cards, chapters of volunteers, character education in schools, and awareness campaigns with a global reach. "A lot of people don’t keep their promises these days. That might just seem like social commentary, but think about how many people promise to quit smoking, graduate, recycle or volunteer… but then don’t. The consequences of broken promises plague the world. Nothing about that is going to change… unless there is something to change it. That is what we are all about."

Alex created the Promise Card to inspire others to keep their promises, but the movement has grown into something far greater than its origin. The program bridges the gap between intention and action.

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Longhorns Giving Back to the Community

Senior Jeremy Olmo-Gonzalez is just one of over 320 students and staff that donated at the 2nd Carter Blood of the year. The Seniors that donate twice will receive a red cord during our Honors Assembly in May.

The next blood drive will be during the W.T. White feeder Street Fair on March 24th. Everyone, over the age of 16, is invited to participate. Please feel free to reach out to Nurse Wolf for additional information. nwolf@dallasisd.org

Horns Up for giving back!

Friday, February 16 - Cheer Team Prep Clinic for any student enrolled in 8th through 11th grade. 5:00 - 7:00 in the gym. Registration form attached
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Other Parent Meetings:

Monday, February 5

  • PTSA Meeting, 6:30 in the library.

Monday, February 12

  • SBDM Meeting - This meeting has been cancelled for February.
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Now is the time to apply for $6,000 worth of free college tuition.

The W.T. White B-TECH offers pathways in Education and Business (Accounting). Incoming freshmen should apply now as space is quickly filling up. Click here to find out more: https://www.dallasisd.org/domain/16980.

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Sign Up to Volunteer at one of our Campuses

W.T. White Feeder Pattern Mission Statement

We will cultivate a premier learning community to foster globally responsive citizens.

Therefore, we are committed to:

  • Providing access to an equitable and high quality education
  • Promoting citizens who contribute to the common good
  • Supporting our students academically, socially, and emotionally

W. T. White Feeder Pattern

Melody Cogswell-Paschall, Executive Director


Llora Singer, Administrative Assistant: