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Whiteoak Golf Meeting golf

There is a meeting with Coach Wayne Ferguson on Wednesday, June 21 at 10am for any returning players and/or new players interested in playing golf this fall at the White Oak Golf Course in Mt. Orab.


Saturday, June 17, 2017
At the Whiteoak High School
Hosted by the Mowrystown FFA Alumni and the Mowrystown FFA Chapter


The Alumni banquet is on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Bright Elementary School appreciates donations from Altrusa of Highland County Docter

Bright Elementary School would like to send a huge thank-you to Highland County Altrusa. 

Recently, two Bright Elementary language arts teachers were awarded grants to help support their literary instruction. 

Whiteoak's Taylor Tackett is SHAC Champion in the 400m & 200m dash!!! Taylor

CONGRATULATIONS to Taylor Tackett (12th) for placing 1st in the 400m dash & 200m dash at the 2017 High School SHAC Meet this past Friday!!!  


1st Annual Basketball Camp - VBS - 2017 Camp

The Sugar Tree Ridge Church of Christ is hosting their 1st Annual Basketball Camp at the Bright Elementary School on June 7-9 from 6-9pm.

Whiteoak Baseball Commitment School Baseball Camp

Scheduled for June 5– 9 Hillsboro Shaffer Park Time and June 12 – 16 Wilmington Williams Park Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mon. – Fri. Ages: Boys & Girls 6 – 14 yrs. Cost: $65 Pre-registered $75 on site ($50 for each additional sibling).

Whiteoak's Garrett Miller is SHAC Champion in the 110m H & 200m H!!! Miller

CONGRATULATIONS to Garrett Miller (8th) for placing 1st in the 110m Hurdles & 200m Hurdles at the 2017 Jr High SHAC Meet this past Friday!!!

Breakfast Banana Splits at Whiteoak Splits

The Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High School will be offering Breakfast Banana Splits tomorrow morning beginning at 7am on Friday, May 5, 2017.

Attacking the ACT Workshop – June 3, 2017 ACT workshop

Attention High School Students!
Attacking the ACT Workshop – June 3, 2017
Limited Enrollment! Register Soon!
Are you looking to prep for the ACT? Take advantage of this opportunity by registering
for our Attacking the ACT Workshop! This workshop can serve as your final review before testing this summer on June 10th OR a springboard into further practice and study.


Important information for Seniors!!! Class of 2017

Senior Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7pm in the Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High Gymnasium.  Graduation Practice is scheduled for Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8:30am.  If Seniors plan to walk through commencement, then they MUST attend this practice.

Whiteoak Athletic Boosters Golf Scramble Golf Outing

June 17, 2017 1:00 p.m. Whiteoak Golf Course Team Entry Fee: $200  To Register a Team Contact Debbie Campbell @ 937-763-1852,  any Booster Member, or Steve Large at the Whiteoak Golf Course Hole Sponsors are Needed $50—Orange Sponsorship $100—Black Sponsorship We appreciate your support of the Whiteoak Athletic Boosters and Athletes.


Whiteoak Volleyball 2017 Summer Schedule VB Summer

*Due to gym maintenance we will be at Bright all Summer!*

Fine Arts Palooza Palooza

The Bright Elementary Fine Arts Palooza will take place Thursday, May 4 from 6-7:30pm at the Bright Elementary School showcasing Music & Art of Preschool - 6th graders.


WHEN:                      June 10th   9:00-12:30

WHERE:                                 Bright Elementary

WHO:            Girls Entering Grades 6-12

COST:                                                 $25.00

Make Checks Payable to Whiteoak Athletic Boosters



NO COST Sports Physicals Physicals

The Highland District Hospital is providing NO COST Sport Physicals to all Whiteoak athletes for the 2017-2018 school year.

Whiteoak Lil’ Cats Basketball Camp 2017-2018 camp

Camp Dates: June 19th-June
23rd, 2017
Location: Bright Elementary School
Session 1(K-3)- 8am-11am
Session 2(4-6)-12pm-3pm
Registration is for Boys only!
Tuition Fee: $40 “Non-refundable”
early entry(money and registration must be
sent in before June 19th); $50 at the door.
Fee comes with:
-Daily Instruction from Coaches and players.
—Camp T-Shirt and basketball
What you will need to bring?
- Athletic Shoes, Shorts, and shirt
-Ball Handling
-Foot work
-Work Ethic
Camp will consist of: Hot Shot, 1 on 1
champion, Knock Out champion, and
Camper of the Week(1 on 1 will be for 4-6
grades only).
“Hard work beats talent when talent
doesn’t work hard.”- Kevin Durant

Congratulations! Good Job

Our goal for the reward of the 5K Walk/Run was 55% breakfast participation for the month of March.  We exceeded our goal with 60 % participation.  The walk will take place on May 5, 2017 (more details will be given next week). 

Whiteoak Breakfast Bonanza KI

Next week, starting Monday, April 24th, we are having a Breakfast Bonanza Week at the Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High School!  We will be drawing for 2 Kings Island tickets to go to ONE winner.  On Friday, we will have a free breakfast for all students.  Any student eating all five days during the week of April 24th thru April 28th will go into the drawing for the Kings Island tickets. 

The drawing will take place on Monday May 1, 2017.

Whiteoak Blood Drive Blood

The Whiteoak Blood Drive will take place Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:15-10:30am and 12:00-2:00pm.  The Donor Bus will be parked between buildings.  To schedule your appointment, see Mrs. Dietz, (937) 442-2241 x11101.  

Whiteoak Cheerleading Tryouts 2017 cheer

The Whiteoak High School and Junior High Cheerleading tryouts will take place on Thursday, April 27th.  There will be two tryout clinic days on Wednesday, April 26th and Thursday, April 27th from 7:30-9:00pm.  All students wanting to tryout for the squads must be present at both cheer clinic nights and the actual tryouts will take place on April 27th following the cheer clinic.  Originally the tryouts were going to take place on Monday, May 1st, but due to scheduling conflicts with other sports and extracurricular activities, the dates have been changed.

Whiteoak Prom 2017 & Grand March prom

Whiteoak Prom 2017 & Grand March - The Prom will be held at the Embassy Suites in Covington, KY. The Grand March will begin at 5:30pm at Whiteoak High School. Pictures can be purchased and will be taken at the Grand March and Prom.

Whiteoak Basketball Wristbands Wristband

The Whiteoak Boys Basketball Team is selling wristbands for $3. You can purchase these from Mrs. Kibler. Help support the Wildcats!

Whiteoak Cheerleading Meeting TONIGHT! Cheerleading

There will be a meeting tonight 7pm in the Whiteoak Student Center for parents and students currently in the 6th grade thru the 11th grade interested in cheerleading next school year. 

Immunization requirements for next school year shots

The immunization requirements for students that will be entering the 7th grand AND those entering the 12th grade in the 2017-2018 school year are as follows:

College and Career Palooza

Hillsboro High/Middle School is holding a College and Career Palooza. Doors open at 5:45 PM on March 29, 2017. Opening remarks will begin at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. Closing remarks and prize drawings will begin at 7:45 PM in the cafeteria. This event will feature a variety of sessions to inform students and parents about topics related to college and career readiness. HHS and HMS have partnered with local professionals who will present the information in break out sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to choose which sessions they will attend.

The Whiteoak Drama Club/Thespian Troupe 6931 will present "Androcles and the Lion" Androcles

The Whiteoak Drama Club/Thespian Troupe 6931 will present "Androcles and the Lion" by Murray J. Rivette, and "Laceless" by our own Sydnie Raines, Friday, March 31, and Sunday, April 2, in Whiteoak's Old Gym.

Whiteoak ART SHOW Art Show

The Whiteoak ART SHOW will be March 31st and April 2nd, From: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Located in the Old Gym and Hallway prior to the Drama Club Play. Come out and support the Arts!

Bright Local to offer a 2nd Free Breakfast at Bright and Whiteoak WO

The Bright Local School District is going to offer a second Free Breakfast to all students at Whiteoak on Wed., Mar. 29 and Bright Elementary on Fri., Mar. 31.

Bright Elementary's Spring Musical, GO FISH! for 1st-3rd grade Go Fish

Spring Musical, Go Fish! is April 6 at 7pm. 1st-3rd students should report to their classroom at 6:45 to get ready to perform.

Bright Elementary's Spring Testing Schedule is set! ODE

Bright Elementary's Spring Testing Schedule is set for March-May 2017.

Picnic in the Parking Lot picnic

The Whiteoak Athletic Boosters will be holding a Meet the Teams Picnic in the Parking Lot for Spring Sports on Friday, March 17th at 6:00pm.

Whiteoak's Spring Testing Schedule is set! WJSH Testing

Whiteoak's Spring Testing Schedule is set for March-May 2017.




Kindergarten Registration at Bright Elementary Kindergarten

Bright Local School District is announcing their Kindergarten Registration process for 2017.  Parents/Guardians are requested to complete paperwork and schedule a screening time.  A Kindergarten packet and scheduling can be completed on any school day from March 20th to March 31st  between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM at the Bright Elementary School office. 

Whiteoak Baseball Fan Merchandise Orders Baseball

Whiteoak Baseball is taking orders for the 2017 season apparel.  Last day to place orders is March 24, 2017.  See Coach Veidt for details.  Click READ MORE for Catalog and Order Form.

2017 Yearbooks on sale NOW!!! YB

We are currently taking orders for the 2017 Yearbook.  The yearbook price will be $40 each. Please click on the links below to view/print out the order forms.  We estimate these to be ready for pickup sometime in the fall.

Whiteoak HS Soccer & Bowling Parent/Student Meeting at Bright Elementary soccer

There will be a Parent/Student meeting at the Bright Elementary School on Wed., Feb. 15 at 6pm in the cafeteria for those Whiteoak HS students interested in being on the NEW Whiteoak Soccer and/or Bowling Teams next school year. If you cannot attend this meeting, please call the Athletic Director, Mr. John Combs by Wednesday. (937) 442-2241 Ext. 11326

Bright Elementary Breakfast Kick-Off Breakfast

A Breakfast Kick-Off at the Bright Elementary will offer a Free Breakfast to All Students on March 1, 2017  Eating Breakfast is a Great Start to Your Day.  There will be free Prizes and Participants will be Entered to Win a Free Bicycle.

If we reach our goal of 55% eating breakfast for the month of March, students will be rewarded with a 5K Walk/Run.

Whiteoak High School Homecoming 2017 Winter

This Friday, January 27, 2017, is the Whiteoak High School Homecoming Game.  The Wildcats will host the West Union High School Dragons with the JV game starting at 6pm.  Between games the Homecoming Crowning Ceremony will take place.

College Credit Plus (CCP) MANDATORY Information Night CCP

There will be an mandatory informational CCP night held on Jan. 17th at 6pm in the band room.  This is open to any current 6th-11th grader that is interested in participating in College Credit Plus for next school year.

Mobile Dentists coming to Bright Local Smile

The Mobile Dentists are coming to the Elementary on Monday, February 27 and to Whiteoak on Tuesday, February 28.  

2016 Whiteoak Yearbooks are HERE!!! YB

The 2016 Whiteoak Yearbooks are HERE!!! If you pre-ordered, please come to the school to pick it up. If you didn't order one and would like one, we have extra books. They are $45 each. 

Carr, Dickey exemplify the holiday spirit Atlee

Atlee Carr, a sophomore standout athlete and honor roll student at Whiteoak High School, has had a good run of luck on the basketball court lately.

2016 CNE Holiday Basketball Tournament Schedule CNE

The Whiteoak basketball teams will be playing in the 2016 CNE Boys and Girls Basketball Holiday Tournament at CNE High School & Middle School on Thursday, December 29th and Friday, December 30th

Bright Elementary Yearbook are still on Sale! YB

The Bright Elementary 2016-2017 yearbooks are still on sale.  Orders will be accepted until the last day of school.  Elementary yearbooks are $15 and will arrive in August.

Math-a-Thon Math-a-Thon

Several students from Bright Elementary participated in the St. Jude's Math-a-Thon during the month of October.  St. Jude's is a children's research hospital that specializes in the treatment of children with cancer.  All patients at St. Jude's are given treatments, regardless of their ability to pay.  They raise money by having students participate in a Math-a-Thon in which they work math problems for donations from friends and family. 

Bright Elementary 6th Grade Band Concert Band

The Bright Elementary 6th Grade Band Concert is set for Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:00pm

Unique Week is December 12-16 Unique Week

Theme:  Be Unique!  (Embrace Differences)

Monday - Wear unique socks on your unique feet
Tuesday - Wear a unique hat on your unique head
Wednesday - Wear mismatched clothes to celebrate uniqueness
Thursday - Wear your favorite color or your favorite team to show your unique choices
Friday - Wear a Unique Week t-shirt or black and orange to show how Unique Bright Local is!

Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High School Christmas Concert W

The Whiteoak Christmas Concert is set for Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:00pm.

Mowrystown FFA Farm Toy Show FFA

The Mowrystown FFA Alumni and Mowrystown FFA will be sponsoring a FARM TOY SHOW on Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:00am - 3:00pm.

Christmas Family Fun Night cookie

Bright Elementary will be hosting a Christmas Fun Night on December 20, 2016 from 6-7pm. We will have crafts, cookies to decorate, and games for all ages. Santa will also be present for pictures! The best part...its all FREE! Hope to see you there!

Bright Elementary students sing in District XVI Elementary Honor Choir. choir

On Saturday, Nov. 19,10 fifth- and sixth-grade students represented Bright Elementary in the annual District XVI Elementary Honor Choir. 

Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High Staff receive quality Professional Development Inservice

On November 28, 2016, the Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High Staff received quality Professional Development from Chris Branson, Education Consultant and Misty Ewry, SOESC School Improvement Consultant.    

Whiteoak Write in Red Winners - Lexi Jones & Katelyn Everhart Lexi

Congratulations to Lexi Jones and Katelyn Everhart. They are the winners of the WRITE IN RED ESSAY.  Both students won 100 dollars each.

High School Makeup Tests Schedule

High school students need to pass exams in the core areas under the state graduation requirements.  Students that received a 1 or 2 on a previous test will be retested during the December makeup testing window.

Whiteoak students participate in OSU Extension Agricultural Reality Program Zach

On Nov. 9, agricultural business students from the Fairfield, Hillsboro, Lynchburg-Clay and Whiteoak FFA chapters practiced real-life situations during the Agricultural Reality store. 

Bright Elementary Science Fair SF

On Thursday, Nov. 17, 46 sixth-graders and 47 fifth-graders participated in the Science Fair at Bright Elementary School.

Mowrystown FFA volunteers at elementary school carnival Fall Carnival

On Friday, November 4th, the Mowrystown FFA chapter went to Bright Elementary’s Fall Carnival. 

PICTURE RETAKES at Bright Elementary - Fri., Nov. 18 Picture Retakes

Picture retakes at the Bright Elementary have been rescheduled for Friday, November 18.  Please contact the school for a picture order form.

Mowrystown FFA Thanksgiving Lunch FFA Lunch

The Mowrystown FFA Chapter will be holding a thanksgiving lunch November 22nd at two different locations from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The lunches will be taking place at the Mowrystown Church of Christ and Fairfax United Methodist Church.

Bright Elementary Veterans Day Program Vet

Bright Elementary will be observing their annual Veterans day program this Friday, Nov. 11 at 2:00pm in the gymnasium. Parents and community are invited to attend as students present readings, sing patriotic songs and honor those who have served our country. Come and enjoy our school's observance of Veterans day! 

Bright Elementary Fall Carnival FC

The Bright Elementary carnival is set for this friday Nov. 4th. from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with the raffle to start at 8:00pm.

Come and support our Bright PTA ! 

Whiteoak Veterans Day Program V

The students and staff of Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High School would like to invite all veterans and their families to a Veterans Day program to be held at the school on Friday, November 11, 2016.  Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9 A.M. The program will follow.  We thank all of you for your service!


Our blood drive is scheduled for Friday, November 18. Stop by Ms. Dietz's room or call (937) 442-2241 Ext. 11101 to sign up. If you would like to donate please sign up and remember if you are 16 you MUST have a parent consent form signed. Help save a life.

Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High is on TWITTER! Twitter Icon

Follow us @WJSH_Wildcats

Jostens at Whiteoak on Wed., Oct. 26 for Seniors & Freshmen Jostens

Jostens will be here next Wed for the 9th and 12 Grade announcements and ring orders.

Whiteoak Spirit Wear Orders SW

Whiteoak Athletic Boosters are selling Spirit Wear.  

WHS PEP CLUB 2016/2017 Pride

The Whiteoak Athletic Boosters invite you, the students of Bright Local School District to join the WHS Pep Club. The Pep Club is open to Bright Local Students, Grades K-12. The cost to join is $10 which includes a Pep Club only t-shirt.

Meet the Teams 2016-17 MtT

Please  join the Whiteoak Athletic Boosters as we introduce our Winter Sports Teams


FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Meeting FAFSA

There will be a FAFSA ( financial aid) meeting on Thursday the 20th at 6 pm in the library.  All students and parents are welcome to attend. This is open to all, but will focus on completing the FAFSA for parents and senior students.

Four Bright Elementary teachers honored BE

Four Bright Elementary teachers were honored at the September Bright Local Schools Board meeting for outstanding test scores on the 2015-16 AIR tests. 

Soil and Water Conservation District for the County Aleah Sheppard

Aleah Sheppard placed 3rd in the Highland County Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest.

Parr signs letter to play softball at Rio Grande JParr

Whiteoak senior Jaycie Parr signed a letter of intent to play women’s collegiate softball at Rio Grande next fall. 

Whiteoak Menu Change

Tuesday's lunch and Wednesday's lunch will be flipped.  Tuesday's lunch will be Macaroni & Cheese, WG Bread, Peanut Butter Cup, Steamed Broccoli, Fruit Juice, Fruit, Milk.  Wednesday's lunch will be Chili Cheese Fries, Warm Corn Muffin, Green Beans, Carrots/Ranch, Fruit, Milk.

Whiteoak Elementary Basketball Tournament Info b

There will be an Elementary Basketball Tournament for boys and girls in grades 4-6 the week of Oct. 24 at Whiteoak High School. 

Entry deadline is Friday, Oct. 21. Entry fee $75. 

To enter a team or to ask questions, call Chris Veidt at (937) 382-3265.

Picture Day at Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High School Picture Day at Whiteoak

The Lifetouch School Picture Day is scheduled for Friday, September 30, 2016.

Picture Day at Bright Elementary Picture Day at Bright Elementary

The Lifetouch School Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

Attacking the ACT 101 & 102 Workshops ACT

Whether you are taking the ACT for the first time or looking to raise your ACT score, our Attacking the ACT workshops are sure to help!

Highland Soil and Water Conservation District Poster Contest

These are the 6th grade winners for the Highland Soil and Water Conservation District poster contest. 1st - Aleah Sheppard, 2nd - DJ Harmon, 3rd - Brooklynne Campbell

Be Nice Out There: Bright Elementary goes to camp

The morning of Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Bright Elementary sixth-grade class – accompanied by eight teachers – loaded the buses. The destination was Camp Kern for an overnight stay.

Whiteoak Travel Basketball 2016-17

If anyone is interested in signing their student up to play Whiteoak Travel Basketball, then click for more information.

Highland County youth named ‘Outstanding of the Day’ at Ohio State Fair

Several Highland County 4-H members earned Outstanding of the Day honors at the Ohio State Fair this summer.  

Bright Local Schools welcome in a new year

Bright Local team members received a heroes’ welcome Aug. 15 at the back-to-school in-service.

Tailgating with the Teams

Please join the Whiteoak Athletic Boosters as we introduce our Fall Sports Teams on Saturday, August 27 at 5pm.

Bright Local Schools hire new high school principal, district treasurer

Bright Local Schools superintendent Ted Downing has announced the addition of two new administrators in the school district, with Brian Ruckel joining Whiteoak High School this fall as principal and Randy Drewyor being named district treasurer.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting

The Parent Advisory Council Meeting will take place at the Bright Elementary on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, beginning at 6:00pm.

Bright Elementary CLASS LISTS are posted!!!

The Bright Elementary Class Lists for the 2016-17 school year are posted on the Bright Elementary Webpage!

Bright Elementary teachers strive to maximize their teaching time

In today’s fast-paced world, Bright Elementary teachers strive to maximize their teaching time.

Bright Elementary SUPPLIES LISTS are posted!!!

The Bright Elementary School Supplies Lists for the 2016-17 school year are posted on the Bright Elementary Webpage!


Last November, the Bright Local School District decided to address concerns of technology by implementing a 1:1 iPad Program beginning this school year (2016-17) for the Whiteoak Jr./Sr. High School.


Whiteoak High School – repair, mill and overlay exiting blacktop & stripe

Bright Elementary – clean, repair, prep and seal existing blacktop & stripe

Bus Maintenance Facility – grade and prep aggregate for blacktop application, install base and finish asphalt