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W. T. White High School . . . "Where our future begins"

May 4, 2015

"Oh, a testing we will . . . a testing we will go . . . Heigh-ho the Derry-O . . . a testing we will go!"

A huge thank you to Penny Matula, Claire Allen, Elena Bates, and Janine Amy for their organizational super powers in organizing, scheduling, checking, rechecking, collating, and rechecking to ensure that everyone (students & staff) are in the right places and taking the right tests! We dub you all - SUPER WOMEN!
(TodaysMeet) Our WTW Virtual PLC

Let's Share! Read the article and watch the video from TeachingChannel, "Sustaining Strong Classroom Culture Throughout the Year" and then open the link above to share your thoughts. The link will be open for one week

Teaser for "Sustaining Strong Classroom Culture Throughout the Year"

Creating Experiences

As I started to focus on the patterns that surrounded productive, positive, sustainable classroom culture, the intersection of authenticity and purpose as a means to create rigor became increasingly clear. What I had learned about rigor in my early teaching days (more of it and faster, which was often toxic to classroom culture), was replaced with much more careful design. In this next video, we’ll peek into a sophomore Integrated Language Arts class from early in the school year, where the designing of specific experiences (more so than assigning a task) plays a crucial role in both developing a framework for classroom culture, and deeper learning.

This Week In Longhorn Country


May 4th
EOC Testing - Algebra I
AP Testing: AM - Chemistry & Environmental Science
AP Testing: PM - Psychology

May 5th
EOC Testing - Biology & US History ......(Non-Testing students STAY in assigned room)
AP Testing: AM - Calculus AB & Calculus BC

Credit Recovery: 4:20 pm - 5:50 pm (Cafeteria)

May 6th
AP Testing: AM - English Literature & Composition
AP Testing: PM - Physics 1

May 7th
AP Testing: AM - Spanish Language & Culture
AP Testing: PM - Art History

Credit Recovery: 4:20 pm - 5:50 pm (Cafeteria)

May 8th
AP Testing: AM - US History & Studio Art Project Submit

May 9th

Credit Recovery: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Up Coming Events

May 11th
AP Testing: AM - Biology

SBDM: 5:30 pm in the Library (We will discuss the Financial Bridge Plan & our 21 million)

Please join us if you are interested in serving on a sub-committee next year.

PTSA: 7:00 pm in the Library

May 12th
AP Testing: AM - US Government & Politics

AP Testing: PM - French Language & Culture Spanish Literature & Culture

Credit Recovery: 4:20 pm - 5:50 pm (Cafeteria)

May 13th
AP Testing: AM - English Language & Composition
AP Testing: PM - Statistics

May 14th
AP Testing: AM - World History
AP Testing: PM - Macroeconomics

Credit Recovery: 4:20 pm - 5:50 pm (Cafeteria)

May 15th
AP Testing: AM - Human Geography

May 16th

Credit Recovery: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Prom at Renaissance Hotel: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

May 18th

Student Talent Show

May 19th

Senior Exams: 7th, 6th, 5th periods

Band Cluster Concert: 6:00 pm

May 20th

Senior Exams: 4th, 3rd, 2nd

Choir Concert: 6:00 pm

May 21st

Senior Exams: 1st & Make-ups

Orchestra Cluster Concert: 6:00 pm

May 22nd:

Senior Exams: make-ups

Senior Exam Grades & all Grades due by NOON!!

Senior Grades will be exported at 12:15 pm