About balboab

My name is Becky Balboa, and I am proud to serve as White Oak Middle School Principal. My husband, Tommy, and I live in White Oak with our two children, Madison and Connor. They keep us busy with their extracurricular activities. Education: Graduated from Pine Tree High School in 1993. Received BA in Elementary Education from SFA in 1998. Received Masters in Educational Leadership from SFA in 2004. Career: 18 years experience in education: kindergarten teacher, assistant principal, Head Start Director, principal. I look forward to working with you and your child. Please check back often White Oak Middle School news.

Hurricane Harvey Relief

White Oak Middle School is teaming up with J-STAR Ministries (Patrick Johnson frequently works with our school district) to send supplies to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.  We are collecting the following items through Friday:

Baby formula, diapers, wipes

Snack food

Personal Hygiene items- soap, shampoo, toilet paper, feminine products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair brushes

Bleach, trash bags, gloves

Towels

Water/Gatorade

Please drop items off in our office.  Thank you so much for your help!

 

New Laws

Beginning September 1, 2017:

TEXTING BAN

  • It is an offense for an operator to use a portable wireless communication device:

To read, write, or send an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is stopped. (Section 545.4251, Transportation Code)

  • Persons under 18 years of age may not operate a motor vehicle while using a wireless communication device, except in case of emergency.  This covers more than just electronic messaging. (Section 545.424, Transportation Code)

CHILD SAFETY SEATS

  • A person commits an offense if the person operates a passenger vehicle, transports a child who is younger than eight years of age, unless the child is taller than four feet, nine inches, and does not keep the child secured during the operation of the vehicle in a child passenger safety seat system according to the instructions of the manufacturer of the safety seat system. (Section 545.412, Transportation Code)

Solar Eclipse

White Oak Middle School Staff and students will put on Solar Eclipse safety glasses and head to the stadium to watch the Solar Eclipse!  Teachers have stressed the importance of these glasses, and we will closely monitor all students as they witness this fantastic event.  We are looking forward to spending the day exploring and learning about the 2017 Solar Eclipse!