Author: Emma Raney

‘I Can Only Imagine’ Makes Theatre Debut

By Emma Raney & Azhure Landers Image courtesy of: https://www.facebook.com/icanonlyimaginemovie/ There are a number of new movies available for viewing and more to come. Check out these titles at a theatre near you. Love, Simon – March 16- PG-13 A Wrinkle In Time – March 9- PG Pacific Rim: Uprising- March 23- NR Sherlock Gnomes- March 23- NR Tomb Raider- March 16- PG-13 I Can Only Imagine- March 16- PG-13 Midnight Sun- March 23-...

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School Counselors Celebrate During National School Counseling Week, Feb. 5–9, 2017

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 5–9, 2017, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition for school counselors who “implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century,” according to White Oak Mayor Kyle Kutch, who signed the proclamation designating Feb. 5–9 as National School Counseling Week for White Oak ISD. As part of its celebration for National School Counseling Week, White Oak Middle School and WOMS Student Council is honoring school counselor, Sherron Van Camp throughout the week.  In the proclamation, Mayor Kutch cited school counselors for being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ social/personal, educational and career development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy,...

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Escape Room Offers Fresh Approach to Learning

By Emma Raney Sixth grade reading teacher Angie Lobue is taking on an unorthodox method of teaching: an Escape Room. Mrs. Lobue is using this fresh approach to teach the various required TEKs. Lobue has designed two of these clue hunts so far. “The goal for this was critical thinking, teamwork, and problem solving;” Lobue said, “These are crucial to breaking out.” Lobue used various methods of giving clues. The students have to find things, solve riddles, work in teams, and even search with blacklights in order to get a combination or key for a lock. For example, she...

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Discussion of Winter Formal on StuCo Agenda

By Emma Raney The WOMS Student Council is working on organizing a dance for the middle school that could take place as early as December 9. “We’ve never had a dance before,” StuCo Vice President Emma Raney said. “We want to stay within school rules, but we really want this to be a fun time for our students.” The dance will feature a ‘Winter Wonderland’ masquerade for singles or couples. Dress code and PDA rules will be enforced at the dance, and there will be an appropriate music playlist. There are minimum specifics planned out, but the officers are still working with administration on the basics. Tickets are projected to be $2 and proceeds may benefit Olivia Hale’s Smile Surgery. “We hope to get some of the planning done in enough time to reserve the venue and refreshments,” StuCo Parliamentarian Azhure Landers said. “That is part of the reason we went with a date that is closer to Christmas instead of Halloween, which was our original idea.”...

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