W.T. White Feeder Pattern

Community Newsletter - January/February 2016

A note from Ms. Paschall, Executive Director

Our mission in the WT White feeder pattern is to cultivate a premier learning community to foster globally, responsive citizens. I think you will agree from the great things occurring, we are focused on our mission. A special recognition goes to Caillet Elementary who earned the designation as a National Title One School. This is an incredible honor! Congratulations to our students and teachers for a job well done! There are many other special things occurring in the WT White feeder pattern because of the outstanding leadership provided by our teachers and administrators and the hard work occurring by our incredible students. Spread the word to all your friends, family, and community members that the WT White Feeder schools are the place to be!

What’s going on at our feeder pattern schools?

Nathan Adams Elementary School

Nathan Adams Representative @ the Districtwide Science Fair-Way
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Ms. Villarreal & Ms. Vallejo prepared a great place value workshop with our parents. It was very informative and the parents were able to use hands on manipulatives that were provided. This workshop helped parents to understand math as it is taught today to provide support to their children at home.
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Nathan Adams Students Celebrate 100 Days of Learning!
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Caillet ES

Congratulations to the Academic UIL contest winners from the December 5, 2015 competition at Skyline High School!


5th grade-Laura Sosa, Spelling, 6th place

4th grade-Nicholas O’Con, Listening Skills, 2nd place

4th grade-Jose Munoz, Maps, Graphs & Charts, 5th place

4th grade-Alan Garcia, Maps, Graphs & Charts, 3rd place

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These 4th and 5th graders participated in the Dallas ISD district chess tournament at Conrad HS on November 7, 2015.They received medals of participation. We presented the medals to them last Friday. The St. Mark’s volunteers are also in the picture. What a nice looking group!

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Robotics competition was Saturday, February 6th at Skyline High School as part of STEM day. We advanced to the regional state competition to be held on March 5th in Greenville, Texas.
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F.P. Caillet was selected by TEA to participate in a Capacity Building Initiative. TEA came to the campus and videoed our Best Practices, Data Analysis and Climate in an effort to capture all of the great things that are happening at Caillet. The video should be released by TEA and shared Statewide in the next month or so.

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F. P. Caillet represented Texas as a Title One National Distinguished School at the National Title One Conference in Houston. Ms. Pantoja and four Caillet teachers attended the conference to receive the award and honor on behalf of the entire staff. Only one elementary and one secondary campus are chosen from the entire state.

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Dealey

Congratulations to Nithya Gehani who won 1st place at the District Science Fair!
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Having Fun at Destination Imagination Winter Blitz
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On Wednesday, January 13, Dr. Hinojosa, stopped by for a surprise visit. He was only here for a brief period of time, but we were able to walk each hallway and discuss many of the great things happening at Dealey. He spoke with several staff members, a few parents, and a handful of students. He was very pleased with the things he saw during his visit.
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Are you smarter than a third grader? at Dealey
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DeGolyer Elementary School

Ms. Campbell and her 4th grade orchestra.
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Real School Gardens.
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Gooch ES

Marcus Elementary School

Former Marcus Elementary Student Speaks to Students

Stephen Guillen, a former Marcus Elementary student recently spoke to the Special’s classes about his career path from being a student at Marcus, graduating from W.T.White High School and joining the Navy. He is currently a Petty Officer and plans on attending Texas A & M University upon leaving the Navy in a year and a half.

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Withers Elementary School

Marsh Middle School

Three teachers from Marsh MS attended the financial literacy teacher workshop that Fidelity hosted on their Westlake campus in partnership with Texas Council of Economic Education.


Thank you Fidelity!

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Congratulations to members of the non-varsity and varsity bands. On Saturday, February 6 they participated in the district's band solo and ensemble event at Thomas Jefferson high school and earned 66 First Division medals. First division ratings are the highest score possible in Texas music evaluations. Those 66 first division ratings set a record for the Marsh band going back at least 22 years.

Again, congratulations to the members of the non-varsity and varsity bands for their hard work and for representing our school so well year after year.

Congrats to our Marsh LCC cadets who attended the Dade Middle School Drill Competition on Saturday, January 27th.
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ED Walker Middle School

Dr. Laura Stout was recognized as Principal of the Year by Concerned Black Men National, Dallas Chapter on January 13, 2016 by Marcus Robinson, Program Manager.

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W.T. White High School

WTW High School asked the Spanish speaking parents to come together and share their ideas to help come up with ways they would like to be more involved with their students’. The group focused on building a community conversation to bring Spanish speaking parents together with great success. We had about 25 or 30 parents who listened to Sgt. Munoz from DPD’s Unidos and the Latino Advisory Committee (LAC) from Withers Elementary to help decide how they would like to organize themselves and workshops they would like to have to build their community. They will be meeting again in February and their numbers will undoubtedly grow each time they meet. So proud of our Spanish speaking parents in the WTW feeder pattern!

Congratulations to Michael Valderas for making it into the Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choir.
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W. T. White Cheerleaders earned several honors in the first ever UIL State Spirit Championship held Friday, January 15 at The University of Texas at Arlington. White’s team of 24 girls and 5 guys competed in the Large Coed Division placing 4th in Crowd Leading Cheer; 5th in Fight Song; 7th in Band Dance and

7th Overall.

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Upcoming Events!

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LONGHORN NIGHT AT ZOE'S KITCHEN (Preston/Royal)

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 4-8pm

6025 Royal Lane Suite 104

No flier necessary, just let them know you are there to support WTW!

Campus Round Up's

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

WT White Feeder Pattern

Melody Cogswell-Paschall

Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Sosa

Please contact us about opportunities to partner with our schools.