• 9/11 Remembrance:  Eighteen years ago on September 11, 2001, at 8:46 am Eastern time, United States of America came under attack from 19 Al-Queda Terrorists, as they crashed a jet filled with people into World Trade Center North Tower  in New York City.  At 9:03, a second jet struck the South Tower and at 9:37 the Pentagon was hit by a third plane.  At 9:59 the South Tower collapsed  and 8 minutes later Flight 93 crashed in a field in Pennsylvania as passengers attempted to stop the terrorists who were headed for the White House or the Capital.  At 10:28 the North Tower collapsed.  2996 people died that morning and in that 2 hour time span, the world as we once knew it, changed forever.  Most of you were not even born when all of this happened, but your teachers remember it vividly.  It was the first time most of us did not feel safe in our own country and had no idea what would happen next.  Brave men and women gave their lives to try to save others and it took months to clear the debris.  If you ever have the chance to visit New York City, take the time to visit the 9/11 memorial and museum.  It is a life changing experience.  As we observe our moment of silence today, please take the time to remember the events of 9/11.  Eighteen years later there are still thousands of families affected by the tragedy.  And even though you don’t probably realize it, your lives changed that day, before you were even born.  A moment of silence please.
  • There will be a meeting of the MoJoes tomorrow during enrichment in the lecture hall. All that plan to sit with the Mojoes on Friday night or to go to the Miss Gregg County Pagent with the Mojoes need to be at this meeting.
  • The Miss Gregg County Pagent is tomorrow night at 9 pm at the fairgrounds. We want everyone to come out and support Katelyn.
  • Any AP Senior who would like to take the Junior English AP Exam this Spring needs to see Mrs. Pearce by this Friday, September 13.
  • Senior retakes and deposits for Senior Ads are this Friday. You need a $25 deposit for your ad.
  • Tomorrow’s theme for rival week is Disney vs Marvel. Dress code still applies but you can wear a hat with your outfit if needed.
    Baseball caps are not allowed if they do not go with your costume.  No face painting on these theme days please.
  • For Staff Members, the link to the White Oak Education Foundation Grant can be found on the For Staff page of the WOISD website. The deadline for submission is October 18th. Good luck!
  • Sign up for the Blood Drive in the Main Hallway.  If you are 16 you must pick up a permission form from Mrs. Taylor in room 125.
  • Don’t forget to bring your socks for the Sock Drive. We are in a competition with Spring Hill.  We don’t want to lose our Come and Take it Flag, so bring those socks!
  • There will be a TAFE meeting on Thursday, 9/12 in Mrs. Faircloth’s room at 7:30.  We will be electing officers.  Please come and be a member of TAFE.
  • Don’t forget Chili’s restaurant is hosting Battle of the Bands all this week running through Friday. Eat and Chili’s this week and tell your waiter that you support the WO Band and 10% of what your spend will go to the White Oak Band Boosters!  The band with the most support gets bonus cash at the end of the week.  So go enjoy a good meal and support our great WOHS Band.
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