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.

6th Grade Band Trip

6th Grade Band Trip – Soundpost Music Festival

Soundpost Music Festival

Thursday, May 17, 2018

7:00 a.m.          Meet in Middle School Band Hall Dressed and ready to go

7:15 a.m.          Load buses and depart for Canton

8:25 a.m.          Arrive in Canton

8:35 a.m.          Warmup

8:50 a.m.          Performance

9:15 a.m.          Travel to Splash Kingdom Waterpark

3:00 p.m.          Get out of pool and head to buses

4:30 p.m.          Arrive back at White Oak MS.



  1. You need to arrive dressed in your nice clothes for the contest
  2. You will not need anything for school except for your music and instrument.
  3. You need to bring swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, extra money, and anything else that you might need while at the park.
  4. Remember that when we come home, you will need to change out of your wet clothes. You do not need to get the seats wet.
  5. Part of your payment includes a meal. You will receive a token (1 only) which can be used at the concession stand in the park.  If you want something else to eat later on, you will need to bring your own money.  They also have candy and other items available.
  6. You will need money for a locker rental. This will make sure that your stuff doesn’t get stolen while in the park.


Want to get messages about the status of the trip?  Send a text TO:  81010 with the message:  @soundpost.

Longview Public Library

Summer Reading Club

Ready for some fun summer reading activities? Check out the Longview Public Library!

The Longview Public Library has a wonderful program planned for children and teens this summer. Registration is open for the Summer Reading Club, and a kick off party will be held on June 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Weekly prizes will be given for reading along with free programs almost every day during the summer. The best part is the program is absolutely FREE! Signing up for a library card only takes a few minutes for any Texas resident. Children and teens DO NOT have to have a library card to participate in the  Summer Reading Club; however, there are some amazing benefits to getting a card. For starters, check out the Hoopla App, which contains audiobooks, movies, music, comics, ebooks and tv shows. Just download the free app and sign in with your library card.  Sync audiobooks is another free service with your library card.  SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens thirteen and up. They have new audiobooks to choose from each week. In addition to SYNC, try out the Libby app from Overdrive. Libby has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks ready for you to check out! In addition to reading, the library offers many activities such as Family Game Night, Story Times, Movie showings, Crafty Kids Club, and Legos in the Library. Check out the slideshow below for a full calendar of events. Registration is currently open for the Summer Reading Club. Drop by the Longview Public and have some fun this summer!

STAAR Next Week

6th-8th grade students will take STAAR next week.  Lunch will be at 12:30 on testing days.  Please do not make any appointments for your child before 12:30.

Monday, May 14–   6th, 7th Math, 8th Retake

Tuesday, May 15–   6th, 7th Reading, 8th Retake

Wednesday, May 16–  8th Science

Thursday, May 17–   8th Social Studies

Visit https://www.texasassessment.com/to see your child’s scores when they are released, along with past scores and other information.  If you do not have the access code you received last year, you just need to type in your child’s PEIMS number (social security number).