• Viking Message 1.29.23

    Viking Message 1.29.23

    Good evening, parents, students and staff,

    This is Joycelyn Cassidy, principal of WOHS with your Viking Message for the week of 1/29/23 to 2/03/23.  All information shared in this call will also be posted on the website. 

    Report Cards for the 1st Semester and 3rd grading period will be distributed on 1/31.  For any requests for schedule changes, students must submit their request via the link available in classes and outside of guidance by 1/31.  Priority will be given to new enrollments and those changes that are based on academic performance based on first semester grades. 

    This is a reminder that Thursday, February 2, 2023, our Advanced Placement program will be hosting the AP Open House at 6:30 PM in the CA. Come learn about the courses offered at White Oak, meet the teachers, and get more information about AP. There will be a raffle, door prizes, and pizza will be served for all attendees! All students interested in AP are encouraged to attend, and families are welcome. See you on Thursday, February 2 at 6:30! 

     

    Tickets are available for purchase for the Hearts-A-Glo Semi-formal sponsored by the Athletic Boosters.  The date is February 18 and tickets are $15.  Food and beverages are free, but pictures and Hearts-A-Glo merchandise will be available for purchase.  This dance will take place in the café, therefore only 375 tickets are available for purchase.  Tickets are pre-sale only and can be purchased in the front office during HR, lunch and after school until 3:00.  All school fees must be paid prior to purchasing a ticket and students that have received OSS or ISS as of 1/17/2023, will not be eligible to attend.  Outside guest forms are available in the office and must be approved by Ms. Cassidy prior to purchasing tickets.  The last day to turn in an outside guest form is 2/10/2023.   

    There will be a Women’s Soccer Interest Meeting in the Media Center during Homeroom period on Monday, January 30th. Any female interested in playing in the spring should attend.  Pre-season skill development and free play for women's soccer will also begin again on Monday, January 30th.  Sessions will last from 3:00-4:30 on the back practice field.  Participants must have a COMPLETE and CURRENT physical either on file with the Athletic Directors or bring it with you to workouts. You will not be able to participate if all pages are not completed! Please wear appropriate clothing for the weather and bring cleats, shin guards, and a water bottle. Please do not park in or drive through the bus lot. Please make sure you have a ride off campus at dismissal.  Pick up is in the junior parking lot.  See Mr. Larose in room 402 if you have any questions and to sign up for Remind notifications! 

    Students and parents, please be aware that at any report of the possibility of threat will be investigated to its best in order to confirm or deny validity.  Any connection to issuance of the threat comment (valid or not) shall result in disciplinary actions.  These actions can result in, but not limited to OSS, report to Law Enforcement, referral to OCLC or district assigned long-term disciplinary action.  In addition, any student that is identified as recording videos, and/or pass on or post staff and student actions without consent and that impact the confidentiality of other students will receive a disciplinary action.  This includes anything not first shared with the administration as an intervention.

    Mark your calendar:

    • Monday, 1/30:  
    • Tuesday, 1/31: Basketball Game (A)
    • Wednesday, 2/01: Indoor Track (A)
    • Thursday, 2/02:
    • Friday, 2/03: Basketball (H)  

     

    ­­This ends our Viking message for this week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, good-bye!

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  • Viking Message 1.22.2023

    Viking Message 1.22.23

    Good evening, parents, students and staff,

    This is Joycelyn Cassidy, principal of WOHS with your Viking Message for the week of 1/23/23 to 1/27/23.  All information shared in this call will also be posted on the website. 

    Monday and Tuesday, Jan 23 and 24 are teacher workdays.  Students return to school on Wednesday, Jan 25.  Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, students will report to their HR first to receive schedules and to pay fees.  Beginning Monday, Jan 30, students will resume the regular schedule. 

    Report Cards for the 1st Semester and 3rd grading period will be distributed on 1/31.  For any requests for schedule changes, students must submit their request via the barscan available in classes and outside of guidance.  Priority will be given to those changes that are based on academic performance based on first semester grades. 

    Shout out to several members of the WO orchestra.  On top of preparing for end of semester assessments, these students participated in a 2-part audition for honors ensembles.  WO has 10 students that will participate in the All-County Ensemble.  2 students auditioned and qualified for the Eastern Region orchestra.  These students are the first WO student since 2019.  Congratulations to ALL of the students that participated.   

    Shout Out to Drache Gooch.  He has earned the recognition of Young Marine of the Year.  This is a very prestigious honor and we are proud of Drache’s accomplishment.  Check out the WOHS website to see his interview.

    On Thursday, February 2, 2023, our Advanced Placement program will be hosting the AP Open House at 6:30 PM in the CA. Come learn about the courses offered at White Oak, meet the teachers, and get more information about AP. There will be a raffle, door prizes, and pizza will be served for all attendees! All students interested in AP are encouraged to attend, and families are welcome. See you on Thursday, February 2 at 6:30! 

    Cap and Gown pictures for Seniors, Mid-year Grads and Early Grads is scheduled to be taken on 1/23/23, the Teacher Workday.  Postcards with codes have been mailed by the company with instructions on how to schedule a time slot.  Students need to park and enter on the side of the ETPAC.   

    Our Athletic Boosters will host a Semi-formal, February 18, the theme is “Hearts-A-Glo”.  This dance will take place in the café, therefore only 375 tickets are available for purchase.  Tickets will be pre-sale only beginning Wednesday, Jan 25, for $15.  Tickets can be purchased in the front office during HR, lunch and after school until 3:00.  All school fees must be paid prior to purchasing a ticket and students that have received OSS or ISS as of 1/17/2023, will not be eligible to attend.  Outside guest forms are available in the office and must be approved by Ms. Cassidy prior to purchasing tickets.  The last day to turn in a outside guest form is 2/10/2023.   

    Students and parents, please be aware that at any report of the possibility of threat will be investigated to its best in order to confirm or deny validity.  Any connection to issuance of the threat comment (valid or not) shall result in disciplinary actions.  These actions can result in, but not limited to OSS, report to Law Enforcement, referral to OCLC or district assigned long-term disciplinary action.  In addition, any student that is identified as recording videos, and/or pass on or post staff and student actions without consent and that impact the confidentiality of other students will receive a disciplinary action.  This includes anything not first shared with the administration as an intervention.

    Mark your calendar:

    • Monday, 1/23:  
    • Tuesday, 1/24:
    • Wednesday, 1/25: Wrestling (A); Basketball (H)
    • Thursday, 1/26:
    • Friday, 1/27: Basketball (H)  

    ­­This ends our Viking message for this week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, good-bye!

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  • Viking Message 1.08.23

    Viking Message 1.08.23

    Good evening, parents, students and staff,

    This is Joycelyn Cassidy, principal of WOHS with your Viking Message for the week of 1/09/23 to 1/13/23.  All information shared in this call will also be posted on the website. 

    Students begin their teacher-made final assessments, projects and NCVPS exams this week.  Any student that has an A average and has not exceeded more than 10 unexcused absences will be exempt from their teacher made exam or final project.

    State EOC and CTE post assessments start 1/17-1/20.    These days are ½ days for students.  There is no exemption for state EOCs and CTE post-assessments. Students will be released when all assessments are complete, usually between 11:30 – 12:00.  Exams and EOCs count for 25% of the overall grade. Please check with your child on their progress.  Makeups for Assessments will begin around 1:00 on each assessment day.  Parents, please be aware that new testing requirements from NCDPI regarding makeup dictates that students SHALL NOT be allowed to make up a missed EOC after 1/20 without proper documentation and medical notes.  Notification includes a written request to test outside the window and returned to the school immediately following the absence.  Specific allowable reasons include: COVID quarantine, surgery, flu (must have medical documentation) or due to travel or funeral of family member (must provide documentation).  NCDPI will not approve requests for students who were absent but do not meet the qualifying reason.  Failure to take the EOC shall result in a 0 for the exam grade. 

    In preparation for the State Biology EOC, the Biology Department will host their annual Saturday Blowout on Sat 1/14.  This is a great way for any student taking the Biology EOC to brush up on skills and topics to help the for the assessment.  Some refreshments will be provided.

    OCS will recognize the M L King Holiday on Monday January 16 and we have 2 Teacher workdays of Jan 23 and 24. 

    Viking tutoring continues, however, due to exams and makeups, there may will be no tutoring immediately after school.  Times and dates by subjects are posted on the website.  2nd semester Makeup time for absences will begin on 1/25/23. 

    Again, as a reminder of OCS Board policy 4400, any student that has more than 10 Unexcused absences will be in danger of not receiving credit for their class.  Students need to make sure all notes are turned in to the office upon their return following the absence. Students that have exceeded 10 unexcused absences can apply for a waiver and complete an attendance contract.  Waivers and contracts are located in the front office or guidance and must be returned with supporting documentation by 1/13/2023. 

    Cap and Gown pictures for Seniors, Mid-year Grads and Early Grads is scheduled to be taken on 1/23/23, the Teacher Workday.  Postcards with codes have been mailed by the company with instructions on how to schedule a time slot.   

    Our Athletic Boosters will host a Semi-formal, February 18.  Tickets will be pre-sale only beginning 2nd semester.  All school fees must be paid prior to purchasing a ticket and students that have received OSS or ISS as of 1/17/2023, will not be eligible to attend.

    Students and parents, please be aware that at any report of the possibility of threat will be investigated to its best in order to confirm or deny validity.  Any connection to issuance of the threat comment (valid or not) shall result in disciplinary actions.  These actions can result in, but not limited to OSS, report to Law Enforcement, referral to OCLC or district assigned long-term disciplinary action.  In addition, any student that is identified as recording videos, and/or pass on or post staff and student actions without consent and that impact the confidentiality of other students will receive a disciplinary action.  This includes anything not first shared with the administration as an intervention.

    Mark your calendar:

    • Monday, 1/09:
    • Tuesday, 1/10: Basketball (A)
    • Wednesday, 1/11:
    • Thursday, 1/12: Wrestling (A); Basketball (H)
    • Friday, 1/13:
    • Saturday, 1/14: Wrestling (A)

    ­­This ends our Viking message for this week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, good-bye!

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  • Viking Message 12.18

    Viking Message 12.18.22

    Good evening, parents, students and staff,

    This is Joycelyn Cassidy, principal of WOHS with your Viking Message.  Your next call will go out on 1/01/23. 

    Winter break begins 12/19.  Students return to school on Tuesday, Jan 3 and the M L King Holiday on Monday January 16.

    Parents, when we return after the Winter break, we have exactly 9 regular days remaining for the 2nd semester.  Teacher made exams, or final semester projects will start 1/09 to 1/13 and the State EOC and CTE post assessments start 1/17-1/20.  Exams and EOCs count for 25% of the overall grade.  Any student that has an A average and has not exceeded more than 10 unexcused absences will be exempt from their teacher made exam or final project.  There is no exemption for state EOCs and CTE post-assessments. Final EOC dates (1/17 to 1/20) are ½ days.  Students will be released when all assessments are complete, usually between 11:30 – 12:00.  Makeups for Assessments will begin around 1:00 on each assessment day.    

    Viking tutoring will resume after the Holiday Break.  Times and dates by subjects are posted on the website.  Makeup time for absences is available through Viking Tutoring.  See your guidance counselor or teachers for more information on tutoring or makeup time.  And in preparation for the State Biology EOC, the Biology Department will host their annual Blowout Saturday on Sat 1/14.  This is a great way for any student taking the Biology EOC to brush up on skills and topics to help them for the assessment.  Some refreshments will be provided.

    At this time parents, I would like to remind you and students that in accordance with policy 4400, any student that has more than 10 Unexcused absences will be in danger of not receiving credit for their class.  Students need to make sure all notes are turned in to the office upon their return following the absence.  

    The Bob Mills Mitsubishi Classic Basketball tournament begin Wednesday 12/28-Friday 12/30 at SBHS.  WOHS competes against SWHS at 4:30 on 12/28.  Subsequent games will be based on win/loss status from 12/28.  Admission is $7.00.  Our wrestling team will compete in Havelock on 12/27 at 7:00 PM.  Let’s wish both groups much success.

    Students and parents, please be aware that at any report of the possibility of threat will be investigated to its best in order to confirm or deny validity.  Any connection to issuance of the threat comment (valid or not) shall result in disciplinary actions.  These actions can result in, but not limited to OSS, report to Law Enforcement, referral to OCLC or district assigned long-term disciplinary action.  In addition, any student that is identified as recording videos, and/or pass on or post staff and student actions without consent and that impact the confidentiality of other students will receive a disciplinary action.  This includes anything not first shared with the administration as an intervention.

    ­­This ends our Viking message for this week.  Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season. 

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  • Viking Message 12.11.22

    Viking Message 12.11.22

    Good evening, parents, students and staff,

    This is Joycelyn Cassidy, principal of WOHS with your Viking Message for the week of 12/12 to 12/16.  All information shared in this message is also posted on the school website. 

    At the request of the host school, an adjustment will be made to the JHS and WOHS Basketball games.  JV and Varsity Girls will be played on 12/14 at WOHS.  The JV and Varsity Boys will be played at JHS.  Start time for both sites is 4:30. Tickets will be pre-sold Monday 9:00-3:30; Tuesday 7:00-3:30 and Wednesday 7:00-12:00.  A link will be available at the office of each site to purchase your ticket order online, Boys games are online only.  No tickets will be sold at the gate.  Spectators can only purchase one ticket unless purchasing for the immediate family of the athletes.

    To celebrate the coming holidays, the yearbook committee will sponsor a Holiday Spirit Week beginning 12/12 to 12/16. Monday is Christmas Sweater; Tuesday is WO and Santa theme.  Wear your school colors and Santa theme.  Wednesday is “Purple up for Veterans”.  Wear your purple to show your support for our military in all capacities.  Thursday is Christmas Character and Friday is “Get comfy for Christmas”.  Students can wear their Christmas onesie or full-length Christmas Pajamas.

    Senior Pictures are ready.  Jostens will email the order information for you to view and order your picture packets.  Information is also posted on the school website.

    Athletic pictures for Winter sports will be taken on 12/12.  Coaches have distributed ordering forms for picture packets.

    HCMS and WOHS Orchestra groups will have a joint concert on Tuesday, 12/13 at 7 PM in the ETPAC.  Please come out to support our arts.  Admission is by donation. 

    The G3 interims go home on 12/16.  Winter break begins 12/19.  Students return to school on Tuesday, Jan 3 and we have a Holiday on Monday January 16.

    Parents, when we return after the Winter break, we have exactly 9 regular days remaining for the 2nd semester.  Teacher made exams, or final semester projects will start 1/09 to 1/13 and the State EOC and CTE post assessments start 1/17-1/20.  Exams and EOCs count for 20% of the overall grade.  Any student that has an A average and has not exceeded more than 10 unexcused absences will be exempt from their teacher made exam or final project.  There is no exemption for state EOCs and CTE post-assessments. Final EOC dates (1/17 to 1/20) are ½ days.  Students will be released when all assessments are complete, usually between 11:30 – 12:00.  Makeups for State Assessments will begin around 1:00 on each assessment day.    

    At this time parents, I would like to remind you and students that in accordance with policy 4400, any student that has more than 10 Unexcused absences will be in danger of not receiving credit for their class.  Students need to make sure all notes are turned in to the office upon their return following the absence.  

    Viking tutoring will resume after the Holiday Break.  Times and dates by subjects are posted on the website.  Makeup time for absences is available through Viking Tutoring.  See your guidance counselor or teachers for more information on tutoring or makeup time.

    Students and parents, please be aware that at any report of the possibility of threat will be investigated to its best in order to confirm or deny validity.  Any connection to issuance of the threat comment (valid or not) shall result in disciplinary actions.  These actions can result in, but not limited to OSS, report to Law Enforcement, referral to OCLC or district assigned long-term disciplinary action.  In addition, any student that is identified as recording videos, and/or pass on or post staff and student actions without consent and that impact the confidentiality of other students will receive a disciplinary action.  This includes anything not first shared with the administration as an intervention.

     Mark your calendar:

    • Monday, 12/12: Basketball (A)
    • Tuesday, 12/13: Basketball (A)
    • Wednesday, 12/14: Girls Basketball (H) Boys Basketball, Wrestling (A)
    • Thursday, 12/15: (A)
    • Friday, 12/16: (A)
    • Saturday, 12/17: Wrestling (A)

    ­­This ends our Viking message for this week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, good-bye!

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  • Viking Message 11.20.22

    Viking Message 11.20.22

    Good evening, parents, students and staff,

    This is Joycelyn Cassidy, principal of WOHS with your Viking Message for the week of 11/21 to 12/02.  All information shared in this message is also posted on the school website. 

    A sincere Thank you and great appreciation is extended to the Project Graduation Committee for a successful Reverse Raffle this past Saturday.  It was another wonderful event full of fun.  I want to brag on our WOHS Marshalls, Civitan and Interact students that volunteered their time at the event as well.  Their help also made the event a success.  And finally, I would like to thank all who sold or purchased tickets, attended and donated to the cause.  Our Seniors are going to have a great Project Graduation Event. 

    The SCA and Support Services is extending the can food drive until 11/22.    Chew! is a community resource that provides each school with weekend food bags that go home with students that may have a food insecurity. The demand of food in Onslow County is high, and with the Holidays right around the corner, they are in need of food donations.  Please support our CHEW! Program.

    After the holidays our SCA will be sponsoring a hygiene donation drive.  They are asking for donations of toothbrushes, deodorant, socks and other similar items.  The donation drive starts from 11/28 to 12/09, with the homeroom that has the highest donations receiving a reward.

    The ACTWorkeys for specific seniors will be given on 11/29.  Students that are slated to take the assessment need to report to their designated testing site as soon as they arrive to school.  Those students scheduled to take the assessment have been informed.

    On 12/01, the District Exceptional Childrens Program will host their annual Fall School Base Enterprises showcase at WOHS.  Students from across several campuses will have crafts and products to showcase and sell.  We are looking forward to this event.

    Our ARTS department will also showcase their talents in the area of vocal, instrumental and visual arts.  The art show begins at 6:15 PM and the Concert begins at 7 PM in the ETPAC.  Admissions is by donation.

    Good News:  This is a reminder that the SAT Scholarship amounts have increased:  75 hours of community services can receive $750 scholarship and 100 hours of community service can get a $1500 scholarships. If you have any questions about the SAT scholarship, please see your counselor.  Also consider this opportunity: 2-3 volunteers are needed for the following parade:

    • Richlands Holiday ParadeSaturday, December 10 – Volunteers will need to arrive at the staging area at Richlands High School no later than 3:30 p.m. that afternoon. The parade itself is at night, so volunteers might want to wear something that lights up

    If interested, please see Ms. Young in Student Services

    The last day for the 2nd grading period is 11/22.  At this time parents, I would like to remind you and students that in accordance with policy 4400, any student that has more than 10 Unexcused absences will be in danger of not receiving credit for their class.  Students need to make sure all notes are turned in to the office upon their return following the absence.  An opportunity is makeup absences is available through our Viking Tutoring.  Check out the WOHS website for tutoring times. 

    Seniors, please remember that Senior Pictures, are scheduled for Dec 6. These pictures will be taken with the traditional drapes and tux.  Seniors, Mid-year and 3-year grads can participate.  A schedule will be sent out the week of 11/28.  Students that have Late Arrival, Early Release or attend the Skills center need to reach out to Ms. Mitchell so that an alternate time slot will be provided.  Drapes and Tux jackets will be provided. 

    Students and parents, please be aware that at any report of the possibility of threat will be investigated to its best in order to confirm or deny validity.  Any connection to issuance of the threat comment (valid or not) shall result in disciplinary actions.  These actions can result in, but not limited to OSS, report to Law Enforcement, referral to OCLC or district assigned long-term disciplinary action.  In addition, any student that is identified as recording videos, and/or pass on or post staff and student actions without consent and that impact the confidentiality of other students will receive a disciplinary action.  This includes anything not first shared with the administration as an intervention.

    Mark your calendar:

    • Monday, 11/21:
    • Tuesday, 11/22: Basketball (A)
    • Wednesday, 11/23: Wrestling (A)
    • Thursday, 11/24: Thanksgiving Break
    • Friday, 11/25: Thanksgiving Break
    • Monday, 11/28:
    • Tuesday, 11/29: Basketball (A)
    • Wednesday, 11/30: Wrestling (H)
    • Thursday, 12/01:
    • Friday, 12/02: Wrestling (A); Basketball (H)
    • Saturday, 12/03: Wrestling (A)

    ­­This ends our Viking message for this week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, good-bye!

     

     

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  • Viking Message 11.13.22

    Viking Message 11.13.22

    Good evening, parents, students and staff,

    This is Joycelyn Cassidy, principal of WOHS with your Viking Message for the week of 11/14 to 11/18.  All information shared in this message is also posted on the school website. 

    The CHEW! program is a community resource that Onslow County Schools partners with to help feed our children in need. They provide each school with weekend food bags that go home with students that may have a food insecurity. The demand of food in Onslow County is high, and with the Holidays right around the corner, they are in need of food donations.  White Oak High School's food drive will take place next week, November 14th - 18th, and food donation drop-off will be in the library. 

    Good News:  The  SAT Scholarship amounts have increased:  75 hours of community services can receive $750 scholarship and 100 hours of community service can get a $1500 scholarships. If you have any questions about the SAT scholarship, please see your counselor.  Also consider these two opportunities: 2-3 volunteers are needed for the following parades:

    • Jacksonville Holiday ParadeSaturday, November 19 – Volunteers will need to arrive at the staging area at Coastal Carolina Community College no later than 8 a.m. on that morning. This year’s parade theme is “Twelve Days of Christmas” and they should dress accordingly.
    • Richlands Holiday ParadeSaturday, December 10 – Volunteers will need to arrive at the staging area at Richlands High School no later than 3:30 p.m. that afternoon. The parade itself is at night, so volunteers might want to wear something that lights up

    If interested, please see Ms. Young in Student Services

    The last day for the 2nd grading period is 11/22.  At this time parents, I would like to remind you and students that in accordance with policy 4400, any student that has more than 10 Unexcused absences will be in danger of not receiving credit for their class.  Students need to make sure all notes are turned in to the office upon their return following the absence. 

    Senior Pictures, which will be the traditional drapes and tux pictures will be taken on Dec 6.  Seniors, Mid-year and 3-year grads can participate.  Students that have Late Arrival, Early Release or attend the Skills center need to reach out to Ms. Mitchell so that an alternate time slot will be provided.  Drapes and Tux jackets will be provided. 

    Students and parents, please be aware that at any report of the possibility of threat will be investigated to its best in order to confirm or deny validity.  Any connection to issuance of the threat comment (valid or not) shall result in disciplinary actions.  These actions can result in, but not limited to OSS, report to Law Enforcement, referral to OCLC or district assigned long-term disciplinary action.  In addition, any student that is identified as recording videos, and/or pass on or post staff and student actions without consent and that impact the confidentiality of other students will receive a disciplinary action.  This includes anything not first shared with the administration as an intervention.

    Any student interested in an opportunity to obtain volunteer hours, please see Ms. Young in Student Services.  It’s important to begin working on those SAT hours now.

    Mark your calendar:

    • Monday, 11/14:
    • Tuesday, 11/15:
    • Wednesday, 11/16:
    • Thursday, 11/17: Wrestling (A)
    • Friday, 11/18: Basketball (H)
    • Saturday, 11/19: Wrestling (A)

    ­­This ends our Viking message for this week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, good-bye!

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  • Viking Message 11.06

    Viking Message 11.06.22

    Good evening, parents, students and staff,

    This is Joycelyn Cassidy, principal of WOHS with your Viking Message for the week of 11/07 to 11/11.  All information shared in this message is also posted on the school website. 

    Parents and students, please remember that Tuesday, 11/8 is an Early Release Day and students will be released around 11:28.  Grab and Go lunch will be available for students that choose to eat.

    There is no school on Friday, 11/11 because of the Veteran’s Day Holiday.

    Congratulations to our Varsity Football, Cheer team and Cross-Country Boys Track team as they represented WOHS in various regional and conference competitions this week.  We are proud of our Vikes!! 

    There is a Winter Sports Athletic meeting scheduled for Wed. 11/9 at 6:00 PM in the CA.  If your child is interested in participating in a winter sport, it is important to attend this meeting to meet the coaches and understand the expectations for the season.  

    Fall pictures taken last week are available for preview and order by Jostens.  An email will be sent direct from Jostens.  If you have not received notification, a flyer is also posted on the school website with directions on how to view your proof. 

    Fall Makeup Pictures are scheduled for Thursday, 11/10.  Underclass students that were not able to have their picture taken last week will need to report to the ETPAC for their pictures.     

    Senior Pictures, which will be the traditional drapes and tux pictures, will be taken on Dec 6.  This date had to be changed at the request of the photography agency.  Seniors, Mid-year and 3-year grads can participate.  Students that have Late Arrival, Early Release or attend the Skills center need to reach out to Ms. Mitchell so that an alternate time slot will be provided.  Drapes and Tux jackets will be provided. 

    White Oak will offer the ASVAB on 11/9 to all registered 11th and 12th grade students.  The ASVAB is an excellent opportunity for those students who may not have a solid post-graduation plan.   

    Students and parents, please be aware that any report of the possibility of a threat will be investigated to its best in order to confirm or deny its validity.  Any connection to issuance of the threat comment (valid or not) shall result in disciplinary actions.  These actions can result in, but not limited to OSS, report to Law Enforcement, referral to OCLC or a district assigned long-term disciplinary action.  In addition, any student that is identified as recording videos, and/or pass on or post staff and student actions without consent and that impact the confidentiality of other students will receive disciplinary actions.  This includes anything not first shared with the administration as an intervention.

      Any student interested in an opportunity to obtain volunteer hours, please see Ms. Young in Student Services.  It’s important to begin working on those SAT hours now.

    Mark your calendar:

    • Monday, 11/7:
    • Tuesday, 11/8:
    • Wednesday, 11/9:
    • Thursday, 11/10:
    • Friday, 11/11:

    ­­This ends our Viking message for this week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, good-bye!

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  • Viking Message 10.30 (Sunday Call)

    Viking Message 10.30.22

    Good evening, parents, students and staff,

    This is Joycelyn Cassidy, principal of WOHS with your Viking Message for the week of 10/31 to 11/4.  All information shared in this message is also posted on the school website. 

    Students and parents, this a reminder that costumes and masks or face-paint that conceal the identity of students are not permitted to be worn to school on Monday, 10/31.  Violations shall result in calls home for additional clothing, removal of paint/mask or ISS.    

    Congratulations to our Varsity Football team.  They are one of 3 that will share the title of 3A Coastal Conference Champions.  They travel to S. Nash HS on Friday for the first round of playoffs. 

    A shout out to our Marching Vikings and their performance at the Havelock Band Competition.  They placed 3rd in the following categories: percussion, Visual Ensemble and Musical performance.  We are always proud of our Vikings. 

    Our XC team participated in the Regional Championships this past Saturday.  Congratulate our Boys Team.  They qualified for the next level.  On Saturday, 11/5, they travel to Winston Salem for the State Competitions. 

    Also on Saturday, 11/5, our Varsity cheerleaders will be competing in the district Cheer Competition at DHS.  Doors open at 9:30 and will begin promptly at 10, admission is $7.  Let’s wish both teams a luck as they represent WO Vikings!

    WOHS will host their Fall Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, 11/4.  The goal for this year is 36 units, we would like to achieve more and surpass our goal from 2021 of 40 units.  Donors 17 or older can register without parent permission.  Donors that are age 16 must have parent permission.   Permission forms are available from Ms. Downey in room 112. The blood drive will run from 7:30-1:30 in the CA and students must sign up for appointment by Wednesday, 11/2.  Thank you for helping us to give the gift of life by supporting the American Red Cross.

    Fall Makeup and Senior Pictures are scheduled for Thursday, 11/10.  Seniors are encouraged dress for the occasion. 

    White Oak will offer the ASVAB on 11/9 to all registered 11th and 12th grade students.  The ASVAB is an excellent opportunity for those students who may not have a solid post-graduation plan.  Registration forms are due to Mr. Kopec no later than 11/4. 

    Students and parents, please be aware that any student that is identified as recording videos, and/or pass on or post staff and student actions without consent and that impact the confidentiality of other students will receive a disciplinary action.  This includes anything not first shared with the administration as an intervention.

     Any student interested in an opportunity to obtain volunteer hours, please see Ms. Young in Student Services.  It’s important to begin working on those SAT hours now.

    Mark your calendar:

    • Monday, 10/31: Soccer (A) first round of playoffs at JHS.
    • Tuesday, 11/01:
    • Wednesday, 11/02:
    • Thursday, 11/03:
    • Friday, 11/04: V Football (A) first round at Southern Nash
    • Saturday, 11/05: Cheer competition and XC State Championships (A)

    This ends our Viking message for this week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, good-bye!

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  • Viking Message 10.23.22

    Viking Message 10.23.22

    Good evening, parents, students and staff,

    This is Joycelyn Cassidy, principal of WOHS with your Viking Message for the week of 10/24 to 10/28.  All information shared in this message is also posted on the school website. 

    I would like to begin this message with a shout out to our Marching Vikings and their performance at the … band competition.  The placed 2nd in the following categories: Color guard, percussion, General Effect, Visual and Musical performance.  We are always proud of our Vikings.  Our Marching Vikings will be travel to Havelock on Saturday to participate in the Havelock Band Competition.  They have demonstrated excellence throughout the season.  Let’s wish them much luck as the present their award-winning show.

    On Monday, 10/24, students will be participating in the annual SOS (Signs of Suicide training).  information regarding the annual SOS (Signs of Suicide) was distributed last week that explains the program.  If you choose for your child to NOT participate, an Opt-Out from must be returned to the school.  

    White Oak High School will administer the state-wide PreACT test to all 10th grade students​‌ on 26 October.  The PreACT is a curriculum and standards-based educational tool that assesses readiness for college.   The PreACT gives students an estimated ACT test score, a critical step in their post-secondary career preparations.   Students may not opt out of the PreACT.  Please talk to your student about the importance of the PreACT and to report to their assigned test site at 7:15am on 10/26.

    Fall Pictures for grades 9-11 will be taken on Friday, 10/28.  Information regarding packets will be sent home this week.  Senior pictures will be taken with makeup pictures in November.

    11th and 12th grade students:  White Oak will offer the ASVAB on 11/9 to all registered 11th and 12th grade students.  With the large number of mid-year graduates shortly after the ASVAB and a greatly expanded 3-year graduate list, this may be an excellent option for those pending graduates who may not have a solid post-graduation plan.  Registration forms are due to Mr. Kopec no later than 4 November. 

    Students and parents, please be aware that any student that videos, records, and/or pass on or post staff and student actions without consent and that impact the confidentiality of other students will receive a disciplinary action.  This includes anything not first shared with the administration as an intervention.

      Any student interested in an opportunity to obtain volunteer hours, please see Ms. Young in Student Services.  It’s important to begin working on those SAT hours now.

    Mark your calendar:

    • Monday, 10/24: Soccer (H) 
    • Tuesday, 10/25:
    • Wednesday, 10/26: Soccer (H)
    • Thursday, 10/27: JV Football (A)
    • Friday, 10/28: V Football (H)
    • Saturday, 10/29: XC Regional Championship (H)

    This ends our Viking message for this week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, good-bye!

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