White Rock-isms

A General (Lingo) Guide for New (and Current) WRE Families


  • Announcements: Morning announcements broadcast via video.  Ms. McGinnis helps our 6th graders deliver the daily announcements.

  • Auction: Annual event hosted by the WRE PTA – used to raise funds to provide materials and supplies to our classrooms.

  • Back to School Bash: PTA sponsored back to school fun with our entire school community.  We hold this annual event in October to avoid the heat (hopefully).

  • Book Fair: A fundraiser for our superb library.  Students fill out a “wish list” and parents have several opportunities to come in and shop.

  • BotBall Club: Botball® is a hands-on coding program that uses an engineering design process with robots. The WRE Botball Team is designed for 4th and 5th grade students.
  • VIP Lunch Invasion: A time for parents to come shop the Book Fair during the school day.

  • Clothes Closet: RISD Council of PTAs clothing donation program.

  • Chess Club: Offered to a group of twenty students in 4th, 5th or 6th grade meeting after school-chess boards and instruction provided!
  • Dad's Club: comprised of parents from White Rock Elementary who support the school and put on functions like WREck the Night.
  • Donuts with Dad: PTA sponsored event in the fall. Dads enjoy breakfast (and small talk) before school at WRE with their Seahawker(s).

  • Expo: Annual event hosted by the WRE PTA to kick off the school year.  At the Expo you can pick up items purchased through the WRE Store. You can also join PTA, purchase yearbooks, spirit wear and school supplies. Your child may meet his or her teacher in the classroom during a specified portion of the Expo.

  • Field Day: Annual event held in May where WRE students have a chance to do a number of outdoor activities.

  • Friend of WRE: PTA Fall fundraiser to provide funds for our PTA budget. Our PTA budget provides support for assemblies, library programs, Talent Show, Teacher Appreciation and many other activities that benefit our children and school throughout the year. It’s so easy!
  • 5th grade Sky Ranch Trip: Each fall 5th graders venture to Sky Ranch for an outdoor education field trip.

  • 4th grade Fort Worth Trip: Right before school is out (literally), 4th graders travel to Fort Worth and explore the stockyards.

  • Hoops in the Highlands: A 3 on 3-basketball tournament to raise money for the PTA's of Lake Highlands Junior High, Northlake, Wallace, White Rock, Lake Highlands Elementary and Thurgood Marshall schools.

  • Lone Star Challenge: An academic competition for students in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades based on a given theme.

  • Muffins with Mom: PTA sponsored event in May.  We celebrate moms with a breakfast at WRE before school.

  • Multicultural Night: PTA sponsored night of food and fun activities as we explore many cultures.

  • Open House: A night in the spring where parents can come see how hard their students have been working at school.

  • xPlore: RISD after school program on the WRE campus.

  • Parent Meet the Teacher: A parent-only opportunity in the fall to hear about curriculum, teacher expectations, etc.

  • Pay Pams: Online service that allows parents to pay for cafeteria accounts and check up on what their kids are buying in the cafeteria.

  • PIN: Personal Identification Number – Your kids already have one, they keep the same one for all their years at WRE.  Students punch in this number as they exit the lunch line when they purchase a lunch.

  • PTA: Parent Teacher Association.

  • Raptor: Software RISD uses to track and screen visitors to WRE.  Don’t forget your driver’s license anytime you come to school. Your prehistoric drivers license photo will be used to identify you in the halls.

  • Red Ribbon Week: An alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.

  • REACH: RISD gifted and talented program. 

  • Red Folder: Your student will bring home his or her red folder every day. The folder will give you a report on behavior as well as contain homework, graded work and important classroom information. You will need to sign it daily. It’s a magic portal for communication as well, send it in the Red Folder, and it gets where it’s supposed to go. It’s quite amazing, really.

  • Reflections: PTA arts program. Reflections activities typically start in September, and focus on an annual theme.

  • Room Reps: Two parents per class help coordinate classroom volunteers and volunteers needed for PTA events. 

  • Sammy the Seahawk: WRE’s fearless, fine-feathered mascot. FEARLESS. FINE-feathered. Golden.

  • Seahawker: PTA email newsletter service, which allows you to receive important announcements from WRE. Also what we tend to call students at WRE.

  • Senior Breakfast: A special morning in May for graduating seniors (sniff sniff) from LHHS who attended WRE.

  • Spirit Day: Every Friday, students are encouraged to show their WRE spirit by wearing a WRE t-shirt.

  • Staff Appreciation Week.: PTA sponsored week to show how much we appreciate the entire staff at WRE.

  • Tooth Treasure Box: Given by the school nurse when a student loses a tooth at school.

  • WRE: White Rock Elementary.

  • WRE Store: PTA -powered online store available over the summer.  In the online store you can purchase spirit wear, school supplies, join PTA, order yearbooks, obtain the spot-your-neighbors-everywhere WRE sticker, etc.
  • WREck the Night: Camp out at WRE put on by Dad's Club.
  • WREvue: WRE’s annual talent show produced by our PTA. Come watch all of our students shine!

  • Writer’s Workshop: A wonderful volunteer opportunity in kindergarten classrooms as our students begin the process of learning how to write. And you get to hear and read some funny stories!



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Friends of WRE

Thank you to the following WRE Families who have become Friends of WRE and Visionaries* for the 2021-2022 year! 

Norma & Paul Alberico
Katie & Jes Alexander
Amber & Adam Alexander*
Ann Allen & Barbara Allen*
Elizabeth & David Aughinbaugh
Chelsea & Brian Bell
Jenny & Amby Bindra
Christy & Colin Blankenship
Kimberly & Daniel Blanton-Day
Poppy & Lance Bourg
Heather & Tim Bowling
Sadie & Kirk Brackin
Lindsey & Ben Brewer*
Elizabeth & Sonny Brotherton-Bunch*
Megan Bruce*
Lauren & Michael Burns
Erin & Marcus Butts
Carrington & Jacob Byers
Ellen & Danny Cain
Allison & Bradley Cameron
Sara & Cody Campbell
Laura & James Caple
Stephanie & Preston Carr
Heather & Justin Cernoch
Melissa & Trey Chapman*
Robyn & Chris Chauvin
Susannah & Kyle Chester-Schindler*
Lauren & Carter Chism
Allison & Kevin Clark
Brooke & Michael Collins
Mandy & Cody Collins*
Ashley & Logan Collins*
Bethany & Mark Cone
Aaron & Ross Conway*
Kristen & Read Cook*
Molly & Fletcher Cordell*
Ashly & Mike Cothern*
Erin & Patrick Cowden
Nicole & Steve Cramer*
Brandi & Matthew Crawford
Jen & Jarrod Cross
Ali & George Cullum
Casey & Ross Daly
Sylvia & Brady D'Andrea
Kelli & Paul D'Angelo
Savannah & Jacob Darver*
Whitney & Brett Davis
Grace & Zach Davis*
Amy & Brandon Davis*
Sara & Frank de los Reyes
Baylie & Brad DeJean*
Brynn & Travis Dent
Emily & Tim Dowden
Kelly & Devin Downey
Melissa & Joe Duffield*
Caroline & Tom Dynan*
Jennifer Ecklund*
Katie & Glen Edwards
Meredith & Tyler Edwards
Katie & Glen Edwards
Allison & David Egner
Kimberly & Michael Elliott
Lindsay & Justin Evans*
Jenny & Blake Everett
Elizabeth & Jason Farr
Morgan & Thomas Farrow
Kristen & Gabriel Fegale*
Matt Daniel & Christina Feller*
Michelle & Ryan Fieker
Erin & Paul Foley
Christy & Terry Forbes
Amy & Chris Fulmer
Caroline & Andrew Galloway
Lauren & Justin Garrity
Megan & Doug Gearing*
Britt Glidewell
Katie & Chris Gold
Marley & Robert Goudge
Tami & Aaron Gray*
Maurie & Mark Gray*
Lauri & Casey Griffith*
Bethany & Mack Grubb*
Sarah & Allon Hall
Courtney & Chris Halpin*
Aimee & Joe Hardin
Louise & Matthew Harms
Emily Harp
Katherine & Conor Harrison
Courtney & Duncan Haylock
Jacob & Corinne Hays
Sarah & Ryan Hefton*
Lindsay & Wes Henry*
Matt & Andrea Hillyer
Janna & Daryl Hinebaugh
Blair & Burson Holman
Anne & Carland Holstead
Alathea & Justin Holt
Beth & Jonathan Hopkins
Chelsey & Trey Horkey
Natalie & Wyatt Horton*
Diana & Orie Hunter*
Misti & Jason Irvin*
Lauren & Nathan Jacks
Lori & Darian Johnson
Francesca & Scott Jones
Elisabeth & Austin Jordan
Ginger & Todd Keator
Elaine & Kacy Kent*
Shelley & Royce King*
Alison & Andrew Kirkpatrick*
Dayna & Jacob Kline
Erin & Bradley Kraus
Emily & John-Michael Kretz*
Sarah & Jeff Krueger
Jessica & Dave Lacey
Megan & Chris LaDue
Kathryn & Patrick Lafferty
Heather & Steve Lalicker*
Lindsay & Chad Lancaster
Cindy & Todd Levreault
Rebekah & Thomas Louis*
Blair & Jordan Luna
Courtnye Lynch
Gina & Coby Manning
Amy & Blake Marable*
Mackenzie & Todd Martin*
Dara & Scott Mascianica
Ashley & Cody Mason*
Lisa & Craig (Glenn) Maurer
Carole & Britt McClung
Leah & Mark McDonough
Joy & Cash McElroy
Ashlie & Adam McGill
Kristen & Bobby McNulty*
Tiffany & clay McNutt*
Shelby & Chris Menczer*
Cotton Mendenhall
Zahra & Steve Meyers
Meg & Matt Mildren*
Jamie & Matt Miller*
Stacey & Jake Mirelez*
Caroline & Brian Mitchell*
Alice & Marty Monroe*
Kristen & Matt Moran
Erin Morgan
Laurie & Luke Morgan*
Kathryn & Alan Morris*
Kristin & Dean Mueller*
Andrea & Kevin Murry
Meredith & Justin Neff*
Jessica & David Nelson*
Libby & Todd Nicholson
Mandy & Paul Noland
Jennifer & Scott Normile*
Stephanie & Tim O'Brien
Megan & Matt Ogle*
Tambi & Mark Olney*
Lindsey & Colin Park
Caitlin & Chad Peters
Sara & Jon Platt*
Mary & Bob Poe*
Emma & Reid Prince*
Kathryn & Joe Proctor*
Chris & Eileen Psencik
Nicole & Jack Pyland
Whitney & Bo Ragsdale
Alyssa & Matthew Ramsey*
Carolyn & Mark Range
Sara & Jeremy Raymond*
Aja & Jeremy Reed*
Elizabeth & Ray Reza
Gretchen & Derek Rollins
Katie & Alex Rose
Melanie & John Rudebeck
Kristen & Kyle Salzman
Gloria & Matt Savatsky*
Amy & Andrew Savoie*
Kim & Rob Sayles
Kelsey & Matthew Shofner
Jean E. & Stephen Sides
Amy & Grant Smith
Brittany & Terry Smith
Jason & Noelle Smoot*
Britney & Brandon Snyder
Sarah & Josh Steele
Becky Stevens
Corrie & Todd Strosnider*
Alexis & Brian Sullivan
Amanda & Mo Tavackoli
Amy & Joe Theriot*
Genna & Newton Thomas
Leslie & Chris Thomas
Susan & Steve Thompson
Lindsay & Kyle Thompson
Bonnie & Warren Threadgill*
Maria & Shaun Timmins
Catherine & John Tornow*
Lauren & Alex Trlica
Nikki & Billy Vahrenkamp
Stephanie & Nick VanderLinden
Amy & Craig Walker
Stephani & Robert Walne*
Leslie Watson*
Holly & Brian Webster*
Ashley & Steve Whatley*
Brittany & Trae White*
Emily & Andrew Whitfield
Stephanie & John Wilson
Elizabeth & Scott Woodard
Shelley & Geoffrey Woodbury
Dori & Colton Wright
Heather & Landon Yeager*
Kate & Al Young


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Excellence in Education Award

2019 Healthy Zone Award

Golden Apple Award

National PTA School of Excellence 2018-2020

STARS Teachers of the Year for RISD (Ashley Scott, Ron Crawford)

STAAR Science Distinction in

TBEC Honor Roll

PTA Parent Involvement – School of Excellence

Choir – Top Rating, Most Outstanding Choir 2014

Jump Rope for Heart 2018-2019 raised $32,948

Read for Need: Raised money for our sister school in Socorro, Mexico

Student-led Morning Announcements

100% iPad school

Texas Lone Star Challenge Academic Team Champions 2015 & 2016

Elk Lodge Drug Free Contest

Bot Ball Coding Club

Capturing Kids Hearts Showcase School

Chick Fil-A Partner Student Excellence Award

Healthy Zone School

Crest Counseling Award – 2 Years

NTRC – North Texas Regional Consortium Showcase Tech School

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