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News Archives


The bulleted items below are past news articles and links from the WOE homepage.



  • The 2017-2018 supply lists are now available in English and Spanish. Click here to see the lists.
  • The uniform policy includes gold and royal blue. Click here to access the uniform policy.
  • This year's tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 am on Friday, July 28 and ends Sunday, July 30 at 11:59 pm.
  • Attention Parents! Please complete the AdvanceEd Survey during our Open House meeting on August 24. Please click here to access the survey.
  • The Willow Oaks PTO/Title One Open House/Meet the Teacher meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 pm, August 24. We will run two meet the teacher sessions, 6:15-6:35 and 6:40-7:00.
  • Attention parents! The PTO would like to invite you for "Pastries with Parents" on Friday, September 29th at 7:45 to 8:15 am. We will meet in the Learning Garden.
  • Willow Oaks is hosting this year's Read for the Record event! This year’s campaign book, Quackers by Liz Wong, is a wonderful story that follows a kitten who grows up believing he is a duck. Please mark your calendar for October 19!
  • It is National Hispanic Heritage month from September 15 - October 15! Join us for an evening of food, fun, and culture as SCS celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month! Come out to Ridgeway Middle School on October 17 from 5-7 pm for our district's Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. There will be cultural performances, food tastings, and vendors offering parent and community resources to support and celebrate our Hispanic community. At Willow Oaks, students took a virtual field trip using Google Earth to explore Hispanic countries!
  • Teachers, Assessment Blueprints for 2017-18 are now available here.
  • Teachers, click here to access the PowerSchool instructions for our gradebooks.
  • Help SCS help Hurricane Harvey victims. Click here to find out how you can help.
  • Join our Team for the St. Jude Walk/Run. Click here to sign up for the Willow Oaks team!
  • Attention Parents! The Before and Afterschool Programs online registration begins Wednesday, August 30th at 6:00 p.m. Click here to see the instructions in English or click here for the instructions in Spanish.
  • Click here for the student link to AdvancedEd Survey.
  • Attention staff and parents! Please complete the AdvanceEd Survey by September 1 to further our accreditation process. Please click here to access the survey.
  • The Willow Oaks family raised $1,000 during the Go Jim Go campaign for St. Jude! Thanks to everyone who contributed to this wonderful cause! Click here to see the video.
  • The teacher toolbox link has been added to the Teacher Resource page or click here.
  • October 30th was Career Day here at Willow Oaks! To see the video, click here.
  • Our Read for the Record event was a huge success! Click here to see the video. WREG Channel 3 News attended. To see their video, please click here. Thank you to all the students, teachers, parents, guests, and special thanks to Librarian Ms. Kerr; Orff Music Specialist, Ms. Hamilton; Visual Art Specialist, Ms. Hooper; Set artist and teacher, Ms. Lavelle; Ms. Eads, the PTO, and the rest of the Read for the Record Committee members, Dr. Nichols, Ms. Kwan, Ms. Thomas, Ms. Harris, Ms. Gentry, Ms. Parrish, Ms. Hayes, Ms. Oliver, and Ms. Weakley.
  • We are so proud of our students who earned a ribbon for the first quarter! Click here to see the video.
  • Attention Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, and Alumni! Would you like to be a part of something awesome that would help Willow Oaks? We are working on creating an "I Love Willow Oaks Elementary School" video to help promote Willow Oaks and our Optional Program to the community, and we would LOVE to have your input! Plus, there are incentives! There are two ways to be a part: 1) send a video to Ms. Weakley, or 2) come in for a taping. A letter went home to parents/guardians that you can find here for more details. Click here to sign-up for a timeslot for Ms. Weakley to record your video, or send your short videos (no more than five minutes) with positive comments to
  • Josefat, 5th grader, won the 2017 Spelling Bee!!! Eman, 5th grader, came in 2nd Place, and Eden, 3rd grader, came in 3rd Place. Congratulations! Click here to see the video.
  • We had several Willow Oaks students place in the Briarcrest Regional Art Competition and Exhibition. Juan placed 2nd, Melissa placed 4th, and Jackson, and Estanly received Honorable Mention. Great job! To see the pictures, please click on the "Recognition" menu from the left.
  • Fifth grade student, India, won first place in the Willow Oaks D.A.R.E. Essay Writing contest and 2nd place for the District! We are very proud of you! To see her picture, please see the "Recognition" menu from the left.
  • Check the calendar for special days of dressing for the holidays! For example, Monday is Candy Cane Lane - Wear Red and White!
  • Monday, January 15, is a school holiday!
  • The Willow Oaks Scholastic Book Fair will be held February 22 until noon on March 2. The hours are generally 8:30-3:00 but closed for lunch from 11:20-12:00. In addition, the book fair will be open late on Thursday, February 22, from 3:30-5:30, and 6:30-7:15. For more information visit the Scholastic Book Fair website by clicking here.
  • The book fair was a wonderful success. Thanks so much for everyone's help and participation, and special thanks to Ms. Kerr -- great job!

  • The Black History Program was terrific! Thanks to the organizers, students, and teachers! To see the video, please click on "Activities" from the menu to the left, or click here.
  • Students, stand up for school safety! SCS does not want you to be afraid to share information about the safety of our school, classmates or, more importantly, yourselves. You can anonymously report safety tips via text at 274637 (CRIMES). This tip line can be used to report campus crimes, suspicious behaviors, planned fights or threats, bullying, weapons, drugs or concern for a classmate's safety. Just remember to start every text with "SCS."

  • New optional applications/renewals, and general choice transfers will be processed on-line ONLY beginning January 29, 10 am. See the links below to sign up.
  • Willow Oaks recognized and gave gifts to police officers that watch over our safety, and wore white attire at our Peace Rally on April 20.
  • Students dressed in orange on April 19th to show support for the student walk-out protesting the violence in our schools across the U.S.

  • Willow Oaks created excitement and encouragement for the TN Ready Test via our TN Ready Pep Rally and Spirit Week where students dressed up as twins, wore crazy socks, dressed in 70's & 80's attire, and more!

  • The winners in the Science Fair in the Grades 3-5 category are as follows: Dakota 1st place, Jose 2nd place, and 3rd place was a tie between Anya Harper, and Charlton & Skylar (group). In grades kk-2 category, Mrs. Willis' class wins 1st place, Ms. Kreitlin wins 2nd place, and Ms. Parrish's class came in 3rd place. Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all the participants for doing a fantastic job!


Announcement from SCS

    My SCS Mobile App - Push Notifications

    The District is now using the My SCS mobile app to send push notifications to people who have downloaded the app. Like text messages, push notifications are text-based messages that are sent directly to anyone who has downloaded the app on their mobile device. For example, we used the app to send out weather information. We will be rolling out the push notification capability to school users in the next couple of weeks as well, so parents will be able to follow WOE in the app and get alerts about news and events on their mobile devices. Parents, click the link here to download the app for free. In addition to getting push notifications notifications from the District, the My SCS app provides access to news, calendars, lunch menus, SCS social media and much more.


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