Whitehouse Independent School District

Whitehouse Jr High News

Federal Programs Parent Meeting

Tuesday, May 28, 2018
WISD Education Support Center
2:30pm – 3:00pm

You are invited to attend an informational meeting concerning the School Wide/Title, Special Education and ESL programs at Cain, Brown, Higgins and Stanton-Smith. Title and Special Education are federally funded programs. The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is funded by the state. Staff members will explain the programs and how the programs benefit students. Planning concerning next year’s services will also be discussed. For more information contact Jaculyn Zigtema, Director of Special Education or Susanna Campbell, Director of Instructional Programs by phone at (903) 839-5500 or by email at zigtemaj@whitehouseisd.org or campbells@whitehouseisd.org.
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Welcome Stacy Pineda!

Stacey Pineda will be joining Holloway 6th grade campus as the new principal for the 2019-2020 school year!

Ms. Pineda is an accomplished professional with more than 20 years of experience. She has held the role of a classroom teacher, instructional coach, elementary, and campus administrator.  She also spent seven years as a State Literacy Specialist with The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Public School Initiatives where she provided technical assistance and professional development to teachers and instructional leaders across the state. Currently, she serves as the PreK-Grade 5 Literacy Director for Tyler Independent School District in Tyler, Texas.
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Holloway 6th grade campus

Whitehouse ISD officials are aware of rumors about a threat specific to Holloway 6th grade campus. On Thursday, May 9th, several responsible students found an anonymous note on the hallway floor and immediately turned it into the campus principal. The note was barely legible and not deemed credible after an immediate investigation by school officials and law enforcement. However, WISD responded with additional security and administrative presence to ensure a safe and caring environment.

Superintendent, Dr. Chris Moran commented, “We will never place our students or staff in harm’s way and will always make safety our priority. We also recognize parents hear rumors, and in today’s environment, parents can become very anxious about the safety of their student. If there is ever a credible threat, we will notify parents and staff right away and take the appropriate action to protect our campuses.”

All schools are safe and secure and will follow regular schedule throughout the day. WISD encourages anyone with concerns to contact the district immediately and appreciates the partnership to keep our students safe.
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Free sports physicals

Trinity Mother Frances Health System will offer free sports pre-participation examinations (physicals) for Whitehouse High School athletes on Friday, May 3rd at 2:15pm at Tyler ISD Career Technology Center located at 3013 Earl Campbell Pkwy.

A specific packet is needed before attending. Information will be available by contacting the Athletic Training Room at (903)839-5549.

All athletes entering 9th and 11th grades will need a new pre-participation exam before the start of the school year. For more information and packets, call (903)839-5549.

Jr. High Athletes and High School band students are not allowed to participate at this time. However, they can pick up a separate packet with information regarding options for them.
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Free sports physicals

Trinity Mother Frances Health System will offer free sports pre-participation examinations (physicals) for Whitehouse High School athletes on Friday, May 3rd at 2:15pm at Tyler ISD Career Technology Center located at 3013 Earl Campbell Pkwy.

A second round will be available to those that can not attend on Saturday, May 4th from 9am-11am.

A specific packet is needed before attending. Information will be available by contacting the Athletic Training Room at (903)839-5549.

All athletes entering 9th and 11th grades will need a new pre-participation exam before the start of the school year. For more information and packets, call (903)839-5549.

Jr. High Athletes and High School band students are not allowed to participate at this time. However, they can pick up a separate packet with information regarding options for them.
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WJHS Bring Your Own Device program

A meeting for WJHS parents will take place on Monday, April 22nd in the cafeteria to discuss the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. There will be two meeting times.

Option A: 10:00-10:30
Option B: 6:00-6:30
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Whitehouse High School student - T.J. Reaves

Whitehouse ISD is saddened by the loss of one of our students. On Tuesday, April 9th, Whitehouse ISD Junior Ti’Auje’ Reaves (T.J.) was involved in an accidental drowning on Lake Tyler after completing school for the day. There was no foul play.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Reaves/Clayton family during this difficult time.
Counselors will be available to staff and students throughout the week.
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