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.

End of Year Slideshow

As crazy as our 2019-2020 school year has been, we still had the opportunity to make remarkable memories.  Even though we are not able to celebrate together in person, I hope you are able to celebrate with your child at home.  I invite you to watch and enjoy our End of the Year Slideshow!  Have a wonderful summer!

Middle School Awards

Due to the social distancing order that is in place, we will not be able to celebrate our end of the year with an Awards Ceremony.  We are passing out student awards as they come by this week to pick up their belongings.  We will; however, be able to celebrate with our annual Slideshow.  I will post it soon!

Scholastic Award- 80 or above in each class each of the three nine weeks

Citizenship- Perfect Behavior (no office referrals) in each of the three nine weeks

Attendance- Perfect Attendance during in each of the three nine weeks

Academic All-American- Top 10% of the class



WOISD Staff, Parents and Guardians:

White Oak ISD is completing the needed requirements to become a ‘National Archery in the Schools’ program school district. What is this? This program is designed to get kiddos involved with a ‘lifetime’ event/hobby that they can utilize as it teaches many things that are applicable for lifetime learners. The N.A.S.P. motto is ‘Changing Lives One Arrow at a Time’ and I have seen firsthand how this can happen. Texas Parks and Wildlife support and oversee the program and it has grown immeasurably in the past few years.

While there is a ‘competitive’ aspect to the program, our main goal is getting kiddos involved and exposing them to things that they might not normally have an opportunity to experience. All kids grade level 4th-12th are welcome to participate, regardless of skill level. Please be assured that this is a VERY safe and structured program.

I will be introducing archery during P.E. classes as well as other ‘during the school day opportunities’ this Fall and then set a time for 100% voluntary participation periodically after school (a schedule will be released at a future date). All needed equipment will be provided by the school (I have already received a TPWD grant and will also fundraise); there is ZERO cost for parents.

Below is a link to information about N.A.S.P. if you would like to research:


This summer we will have an ‘Instructor Certification Course’ hosted here at WOISD for anybody that would like to volunteer (staff members or parents) to help with the program. My good friend and the TPWD Archery Program Supervisor, Bernie Kessner, will instruct the course (1 day). More info to come.

We are extremely excited about this new program and appreciate your continued support of ALL THINGS Roughneck!


Current 6th and 7th Grade Electives


All current 6th and 7th Graders:

It is time to choose your electives for the 2020-2021 school year!  Please look on the left side of our blog under Important Links and find the link for “Current 6th Graders” or “Current 7th Graders”.  Please click on the appropriate link to choose your electives for next year.  Based on interest and individual needs I cannot guarantee that you will receive all of your choices, but I will do my best.  This form must be filled out by Friday, May 22.

Student Turn In Dates

It is hard to believe we are beginning to wrap up a VERY strange school year! Due to campuses being closed and social distancing orders, our end of the year cleanout will look quite different. In order to follow the Social Distancing order, it will be necessary for everyone to follow the schedule and guidelines below:

    Please park in the Middle School parking lot or across the street if needed May 11-13 to turn in Chromebooks, library books, work, and any other school-issued materials on the assigned day and time. Please make arrangements for someone to be there. Students will be split up by grade and last name.  ONLY STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO WALK UP TO EACH STATION.

Each student will have a bag with their belongings from the locker as well as classroom belongings. We will have stations located in front of the building to drop off school items and pick up personal items. If your child left something in a classroom, please contact the teacher so they can get it for you.
May 11 8th Grade
8:00-10:00 A-H
10:30-12:30 I-R
1:00-3:00 S-Z
May 12 7th Grade
8:00-10:00 A-H
10:30-12:30 I-R
1:00-3:00 S-Z
May 13 6th Grade
8:00-10:00 A-H
10:30-12:30 I-R
1:00-3:00 S-Z
I will also be sharing grading procedures, elective choices for current 6th and 7th graders, and awards assembly soon!