Whiteside Warriors

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From Mrs. Lay...

Hope you are enjoying your summer! This year one of my goals is to be intentional about communicating with parents and stakeholders through varied and multiple ways. My plan is to create a monthly online Smore that highlights events happening at Whiteside, upcoming important dates, and helpful information. I'm practicing my "smoring" with this staff newsletter! I'd appreciate any feedback that you might want to offer. Thank you! Brandi
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Whiteside has been named a Title I campus!

Next year Whiteside will become a targeted Title I intervention campus. This is great news because it means that we will have additional funds to meet the needs of our students! Most of the money from this year will go toward adding needed technology to Kindergarten and 1st grade, and to paying for intervention programs that we have in place.

Library Upgrade

This summer at TEPSA I had the opportunity to attend a session with a principal from Coppell ISD that utilizes Genius Hour on their campus. It was AMAZING! I'm interested in your thoughts about genius hour and how we might consider implementing this on our campus once a week. More information to come...but here is a brief video to explain Genius Hour.
https://youtu.be/2n7EelMbzG0
Compliance Courses

REMINDER...Compliance Courses are available to complete now! Must be completed by September 30th.

Paint, Paint, and More Paint!

There have been many fresh coats of paint going up this summer, and the building is starting to look amazing! The front entrance got a much needed upgrade as well.
Flex Time

Flex time requirements.

When do we start back to work?

Wednesday, Aug. 8th, 8am

Whiteside Library

We only have FIVE DAYS on duty before school begins, so we are trying to give you as much as time as possible in your room to prepare. The schedule for those first 5 days is tentatively set below. You may not want to wait until you are back on duty to begin working.


  • Wednesday, August 8~ Campus led professional development
  • Thursday, August 9~ District Content Focus Sessions
  • Friday, August 10~ Campus Work Day & staff picture at 11:00

PTA's Watermelon Welcome from 6:00-7:00

  • Monday, August 13~ Campus Work Day

Open House from 5:30-6:30

  • Tuesday, August 14th~ IEP/SST/504 Accommodations (see calendar for times)

Convocation at 1:30- Civic Center

Whiteside Calendar

Make sure that you have added the Whiteside calendar to your Google calendar.