W.T. WHITE HIGH SCHOOL Feeder
Community Announcement - February 2018
We Love our W.T. White Feeder Principals
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!
Withers Elementary student takes top prize in MLK Jr. Oratory Competition | The Hub
WTWhite Feeder Schools LOVE Trustee Edwin Flores
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.
Way to go Longhorn Track!
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.
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners!
Fossil Rim came to Bush Elementary!
TAG students held a Cultural Fair
Children's author Nancy Churnin shared her new book, Manjhi MOves a Mountain, with our K-2 students.
Many thanks to Greenhill School for bringing Ms. Churnin to Bush!
Thursday, February 15 at 6 pm is the Black History Program and Celebration at Bush Elementary.
A World Wildlife Fund Adoption Kit for Every Cabell Scholar
Cabell celebrates our great scholars and teachers! Our 1st-5th grade December 2017 ACP results were improved in every category over 2016. We are excited with these improvements and look forward to more in the future.
Kinsa Smart Thermometer Program
Nurse Duyck successfully applied for a competitive program that provides a free Kinsa Smart Thermometer for every family at Cabell that signs up on the Kinsa App. Each thermometer is worth $19.99 and connected to an app that allows families to look after their health, and see what is happening within the school community. Nurse Duyck was inspired to apply to ensure that every Cabell family has access to a thermometer, and can better care for their children’s health.
Kinsa Smart Thermometer Program
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.
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.
Thank you Spring Creek BBQ
Thank you Spring Creek BBQ for you $700, Partners in Education donation, from our Spirit Night.
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.
We time traveled to the 50s with our Faboulos First graders performing "La Bamba".
Our new DeGolyer teachers shinned the "Popsicle" song along with Ms. Mays and Mr. Carter in their feathered costumes.
A Stage Full of Talent
Join us for Family Garden Day on Saturday, February 24th!
Gooch Students are all SMILES
Dairy Max has awarded Gooch a Fuel Up to Play Grant
We are excited to announce that Tom C. Gooch Elementary has been awarded a Fuel Up to Play 60 grant in the amount of $3,956. The grant will fund a heavy work/sensory gym space to help scholars with behavioral self-regulation. Also, a new fridge for Saturday Tutoring to provide storage for more nutritious breakfasts for our Saturday scholars.
Congratulations Nicholas Flores
The Spelling Bee winner from Gooch is Nicholas Flores, 4th Grade!
Perot Physics Circus
Gooch 1st Graders learn about the physics of flight with the Perot Museum of Science’s Physics Circus.
Dairy Max has awarded Gooch a Fuel Up to Play Grant
Wells Fargo Coat Drive
Thank you to Wells Fargo for providing coats for our students.
Junkins 17/18 school year Spelling Bee winner is Emily!
Students take ownership of their learning and track their progress.
Deputy Chief Sharon Quinn toured Marcus ES with Mr. Almaraz and Mr. Beard.
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.
Withers Cheerleaders welcome visitors to the campus.
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
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)
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)
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)
*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.
because I said I would
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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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Horns Up for giving back!
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.
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.
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: