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MAP Growth Celebration

posted May 17, 2019, 9:34 AM by Jennifer Cox

Congratulations to the students in Mrs. Osborne's class for meeting their MAP growth goals. Way to go, students!
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Ice Cream Experiment

posted May 9, 2019, 8:24 AM by Jennifer Cox

Mrs. Broome's 6th grade students have been studying forms of energy. They made ice cream in a bag as an experiment to discuss chemical energy and changes. Such a fun activity! 

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WOHS Volleyball Spring Practice

posted May 2, 2019, 7:08 AM by Jennifer Cox

Are you an 8th grade girl interested in playing volleyball at WOHS next year? If so, volleyball spring practice will begin on Monday, May 6th from 4:30pm to 6pm.

*Spring practice will run Monday through Thursday for the next few weeks for rising 9th-12th grade girls. 

*See or contact Mrs. Burton for details/questions.

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WOHS Summer Softball and Volleyball Schedule

posted May 2, 2019, 6:38 AM by Jennifer Cox

Volleyball Weights                       Volleyball Workouts
June 10, 11, 12 (10:30-12)             NO INDIVIDUAL SKILLS
June 17, 18, 19 (10:30-12)             June 17 and 19  (9-10:15)
June 24, 25, 26 (10:30-12)             June 24 and 26  (9-10:15)

Softball Weights                          Softball Workouts     
June 10, 11, 12 (10:30-12)             June 10 and 12  (1-2:30)
June 17, 18, 19 (10:30-12)             June 17 and 19  (1-2:30)
June 24, 25, 26 (10:30-12)             June 24 and 26  (1-2:30)
Youth SOFTBALL Camp: Thursday, June 27 (9 a.m. -12 p.m.) *1st grade - 5th grade*

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Lady Warrior Basketball Camp

posted Apr 25, 2019, 7:46 AM by Jennifer Cox   [ updated Apr 30, 2019, 6:21 AM ]

Lady Warrior Basketball Camp will be June 17th-20th. If you are interested, please see Coach Burnette for a camp form.


End of the Year Chromebook Collection

posted Apr 25, 2019, 6:38 AM by Jennifer Cox   [ updated May 17, 2019, 9:27 AM ]

Student Chromebooks and chargers must be turned in on Thursday, May 23rd. Please bring these items with you to school on Thursday. If you have a lost or damaged charger, please let us know so we can provide a replacement. The fee for a replacement charger is $32 and can be paid in the main office. Chromebooks and chargers will be assessed for damage at the time of return and fees charged if applicable. Thank you for your help with this process!

Spring Volleyball Practice

posted Apr 24, 2019, 5:56 AM by Jennifer Cox   [ updated Apr 30, 2019, 6:22 AM ]

WOMS spring volleyball practice will take place May 6th-9th from 3:45pm to 5:15pm. This is for current 6th and 7th graders attending WOMS. Bring knee pads and have parents pick you up on time. Practice will continue after PASS testing May 21st and May 23rd from 3:45pm-5:15pm.


Volleyball Camp

posted Apr 24, 2019, 5:51 AM by Jennifer Cox   [ updated Apr 30, 2019, 6:23 AM ]

WOMS will be hosting its summer volleyball camp again this year. Dates are June 24-26th, with times based on your child's age. First session for ages 8-10 will be 10:15am-12:00pm and the second session for ages 11-14 will be 12:30pm-2:00pm. Lunch will be provided each day. The cost of the camp is $50 with a $25 deposit due by May 10th. Money can be sent to Coach Ray at WOMS.


English I Warehouse Theatre Workshop

posted Apr 1, 2019, 9:48 AM by Jennifer Cox   [ updated Apr 30, 2019, 6:19 AM ]

The English 1 students at West-Oak Middle School are practicing their “thous” and taking punctuation walks. They are evaluating social atoms and determining stock character traits.  The students are dissecting a speech into “meat and potatoes” and practicing gestures to fit a scene.

What exactly are they doing?  They are studying Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet under the guidance of teaching artists, Katie Halstensgard and Libby Hawkins, from The Warehouse Theatre’s This Wooden O program, which brings the actor’s approach to Shakespeare into English Language Arts classrooms across the Upstate.  

WOMS teachers, Melissa Higgs and Kristen Gray, arranged for the March workshop. The Warehouse Theatre has been visiting Higgs’ English 1 classes for several years.  This year, the schedule allowed for two 8th-grade ELA classes to be exposed to the program.

Higgs says, “It is always fascinating to see the students begin to understand the complex language of Shakespeare. They grow to appreciate the rhythm and structure of his work.”  The students enjoy the opportunity to be fully engaged in a text. They move and speak throughout the workshop and realize their own acting abilities.

Thanks to generous support from The TD Charitable Foundation, The Warehouse Theatre is able to offer these Shakespeare workshops at a reduced cost to schools.

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Ms. Higgs' students practice gesturing according to Shakespeare's words.

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Zander Clay, Wesley Norris, Morgan Cox, and Gina Drouse practice gestures.

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Mrs. Gray's students get into character by placing crowns on their heads.

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Samantha Burdette, Lillian Capps, Keniel Torres, and Corey Fasset create a tableau of a scene in Romeo & Juliet.

School Choice

posted Feb 26, 2019, 6:48 AM by Jennifer Cox   [ updated Mar 1, 2019, 7:18 AM ]

School Choice for the 2019-2020 school year opens on Friday, March 1st and will remain open until Friday, June 7th.  If you would like for your child to attend a school that is outside the attendance area in which you live, you must complete an online school choice request that can be found on the School District website under the Parent’s tab.  If you are unable to complete the online request, please contact the school office to obtain a paper copy to complete and return to the school that you are requesting.  School choice forms are required annually even if your child is currently on school choice.  

School Choice will close on Friday, June 7, 2019.   This is a hard deadline and will end on June 7th, no exceptions Please contact the school office for any questions. 

The following are highlights of the SDOC school choice policy:

  • Only students that reside in Oconee County are eligible for choice.
  • Transportation to a “choice school” is the responsibility of the parents/guardians (no bus service will be provided).
  • Students on school choice must submit an application each year.
  • Principals will consider behavior, attendance, and grades before approving applications.
  • The completed online request is due to the choice school on or before June 7, 2019.
  • If more applications are received than the number of spaces available at any school, a lottery system will be used to fill spaces. 

The school district reserves the right to limit school choice enrollment by grade level or program as staffing or funding requires. Choice may also be limited by classroom space in the school(s).

School Choice Request Form

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