PRIDE and Spirit

W. T. White High School News and Views

August 12, 2018

PRIDE and Spirit is a weekly newsletter published to celebrate our Longhorn Pride and community. To contribute to PRIDE and Spirit, please send items to elbates@dallasisd.org or esanchezmedellin@dallasisd.org each Thursday for the next week's publication.

Longhorns Rising

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.


Math/SPED:

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


Science:

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


Social Studies:

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


RLA/ESL:

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


Electives:

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

Interested? Email elbates@dallasisd.org
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BIC Training - Deadline is August 31

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Compliance Videos

2019-2019 Compliance Training Videos Available

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 Request

 Select Launch and begin the course

 Completed courses will appear on your transcript

PRIDE Shout Outs!

Ms. Sams' Data Wall

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Ms. Lynch's Word Wall

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Ms. Mobley's Storage

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Ms. Rolong's Connection to Students

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Mr. Haney's Data Wall

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Ms. Henry's Welcoming Environment

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Upcoming Dates

8/13

Staff Development at The Grove, 4525 Rickover Drive, Dallas, TX 75244


8/14

Summer Graduation at Ellis Davis Fieldhouse

Volleyball v Adamson, WT White


8/15

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.


8/17

Football Scrimmage @ Loos, 11am

Volleyball v North Garland, @ WTW, 5:30 and 6:30pm


8/18

W.T. White Community Night at Frisco RoughRiders Game

Back to School Night


8/20

Students Report


8/23

Volleyball @ Molina Tournament - 8/23-8/25


8/24

Volleyball v JPII @ WTW, 5:30pm


8/28

Volleyball v O.D. Wyatt @ WTW, 6:00 and 7:00pm


8/29

Family Decal Night - W.T. White Locker Room


8/31

School Pictures

Varsity v Greenville @ Loos, 7:30pm

Volleyball @ Bryan Adams


9/3

Student/Staff Holiday

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Mission Statements

DISD: Educating all students for success

Network:

Vision

The Northwest Network will cultivate globally responsive life-long learners.

Mission

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

I TEACH

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.