PRIDE and Spirit
W. T. White High School News and Views
Our work this week will begin with building a school culture dedicated to each other and providing access to an equitable, high quality education. With work leading towards equity, it will begin with self-reflection. We have to be willing to look at our data to explore strengths of our staff, our proficiency. As you go through this week, reflect on the outcomes of the following questions:
1. WHY do we do what we do? - This will ask us to consider our values, beliefs, assumptions.
2. WHO are we? - This makes us consider our sense of self. What is it about W.T. White that drives our passion for teaching?
3. HOW will we develop and use the skills we have? - This allows us to explore our capabilities and apply them to acquire new knowledge.
Last question: WHAT is your commitment and HOW will you engage? - This prompts us to explore our actions and reactions and moves us beyond our own experiences as individuals and towards a school community committed to cultivating globally responsive life-long learners.
Planning and Preparation
Open House: Longhorn Hook Up
We want to capture the experiences our parents have had in schools and change the way we interact. We will start the year on getting feedback from parents on what they expect of us and our campus.
Roles of creating a welcoming environment for our families.
When talking to parents, please review course selections, introduce teachers, and make connections with the following question -What are the best ways to communicate with you and your family? Looking for trends
When talking to parents, please review course selections, introduce teachers, and make connections with the following question - How does your child like to receive recognition for doing something well? Looking for trends
When talking to parents, please review course selections, introduce teachers, and make connections with the following question - How does your child balance extracurricular activities, job, friends, social life with requirements of school? Looking for trends
When talking to parents, please review course selections, introduce teachers, and make connections with the following question - What are your expectations of your students' teachers? Looking for trends
When talking to parents, please review course selections, activities, introduce teachers, and make connections with the following question - What will give you assurance that W.T. White is committed to helping your student be successful after graduation? Looking for trends
Of course, these questions will be centered around conversations about your work and your expertise. Thank you for accepting this task of building a positive, supportive culture.
New Teacher Liaison
BIC Training - Deadline is August 31
Compliance Training videos are now available through Cornerstone On-Demand – NOT Region 10. The deadline to complete all videos is September 30th.
Select a course from the list
Log in using your EAD username and password
Select Launch and begin the course
Completed courses will appear on your transcript
PRIDE Shout Outs!
Ms. Sams' Data Wall
Ms. Lynch's Word Wall
Ms. Mobley's Storage
Ms. Rolong's Connection to Students
Mr. Haney's Data Wall
Ms. Henry's Welcoming Environment
Staff Development at The Grove, 4525 Rickover Drive, Dallas, TX 75244
Summer Graduation at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse
Volleyball v Adamson, WT White
W.T. White Open House/Meet the Teacher Night
Plan to greet parents and students beginning at 5:30pm. Athletics have Meet the Longhorns at 6:30pm.
Football Scrimmage @ Loos, 11am
Volleyball v North Garland, @ WTW, 5:30 and 6:30pm
W.T. White Community Night at Frisco RoughRiders Game
Back to School Night
Volleyball @ Molina Tournament - 8/23-8/25
Volleyball v JPII @ WTW, 5:30pm
Volleyball v O.D. Wyatt @ WTW, 6:00 and 7:00pm
Family Decal Night - W.T. White Locker Room
Varsity v Greenville @ Loos, 7:30pm
Volleyball @ Bryan Adams
DISD: Educating all students for success
The Northwest Network will cultivate globally responsive life-long learners.
Rooted in our Core Values, we commit to:
- Providing access to an equitable, high-quality education
- Supporting the social and emotional well-being of all
- Developing citizens who contribute to the common good
Northwest Network Core Values
Integrity – we speak and act with honesty and transparency
Trust – we model vulnerability in order to engender trust
Equity – we prioritize work based on its impact on narrowing the achievement gap
Advocacy – we ensure the attainment of students’ full potential
Civic Engagement – we foster open dialogue and engage in civil discourse
High Expectations – we set clear goals and provide the support necessary to achieve them
At W. T. White High School, we envision a school where relationships drive student learning.
Our mission at W. T. White is to provide a rigorous and equitable education to meet the needs of all students from diverse backgrounds and empower them to achieve success in life.