Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School!


White Oak Middle School is recognized as a

Common Sense Certified School:
Digital Citizenship

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized White Oak Middle School as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.

White Oak Middle School has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

“We applaud the faculty and staff of White Oak Middle School for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Jessica Lindl, Head of Common Sense Education. “White Oak Middle School deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”

White Oak Middle School has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.

To learn more about the criteria White Oak Middle School met to become certified as a Common Sense Certified School, visit

WOMS Votes 2016

The WOMS Student Council Pride and Patriotism Committee held a mock election in the media center on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Students registered to vote the week prior to the election in order to be eligible to cast their vote.

Please click on each graph below to see the results!


Donald J. Trump received the most votes for President.






Crime Scene: Have You Seen Steve?

Help! Steve Minecraft has been reported missing from the White Oak Middle School Media Canter. Mrs. Cooper cannot find him anywhere. We need your help! Please examine the crime scene and video evidence below for clues. Please report any findings to Mrs. Cooper as soon as possible.

On Monday, October 31st, Steve jumped into the tent to camp out with a good book in the library.  He stayed all day and read a mystery book by the fire. He even roasted some marshmallows and made s’mores.  He seemed happy and content as Mrs. Cooper locked the library for the night.  

On Tuesday, November 1st at 7:45 am, Mrs. Cooper opened up the library for a new day. As she was tidying the library, she noticed Steve was gone. Where could Steve be?  She checked in the fiction section, but Steve was not there. She checked in the nonfiction section to see if he was reading a book about gaming. Steve was not there.  Then, Mrs. Cooper thought maybe he could be in the green screen room making a video! Nope, no Steve.  What if he went to the think lab to share his great ideas? Nope, no Steve.  Where can Steve be? He loved the library, and Mrs. Cooper knew he would never leave.

Mrs. Cooper decided to call the White Oak Police Department at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1st and report Steve missing.  The police have examined the library and searched for clues. Can you help Mrs. Cooper find Steve?