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Whiteoak Senior Kenny Hopkins receives IT Certifications!

Kenny Hopkins, a senior at Whiteoak High School, has begun earning technical certifications prior to graduating. During his Junior year at Whiteoak, he earned a Web Design credential from Shawnee State University in partnership with GRIT Ohio. This past summer he earned a COMP TIA and Cyber Security credential through the Bear Tracks program at Shawnee State University sponsored by GRIT Ohio.
As a result of earning these certifications, Kenny has been asked to participate during his senior year in work experience at Whiteoak High School with their IT department. This opportunity is in partnership with GRIT Ohio and Highland County’s Ohio Means Jobs.
His accomplishments were recently celebrated by faculty and staff from Whiteoak along with representatives from Shawnee State University and GRIT Ohio.

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Posted Thursday, November 3, 2022

Whiteoak, Bright Local earn high marks from Ohio Department of Education

MOWRYSTOWN – The Ohio Department of Education State Report Cards were released last week for schools all over the State of Ohio. These Report Cards are designed to give parents, communities, educators and policymakers information about the performance of districts and schools – to celebrate achievement and success and identify areas for improvement.

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Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Upcoming Donkey Basketball Event - Saturday, October 8th

ATTENTION: On Saturday, October 8th, The Junior Class Prom Committee will be sponsoring a fun evening of Donkey Basketball  in the Whiteoak High School gymnasium! Advance tickets can be purchased at Whiteoak H.S and Bright Elem for $8 a person. Tickets are $10 a person at the door, the night of the event! This will be an exciting and entertaining evening for the whole family! Come out and watch our two building principals, staff members, alumni and community members on donkeys competing for the title of Donkey Basketball Champions! We hope to see you all on October 8th at 7:00pm!!! 

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Posted Thursday, September 22, 2022

Covid Guidelines for Bright Local Schools 2022-2023 School Year

As we enter into the 22-23 school year the safety and health of our students are of the utmost importance to us. Starting this school year, the CDC has released new guidelines for COVID-19.

  • If you are sick, STAY HOME! If you test positive you should isolate yourself at home for at least 5 days.

  • If after 5 days you are fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving, or you never experienced symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5.

  • You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10


  • Students who are absent from school due to Covid must provide appropriate documentation of illness. 

    • Medical Note from Doctor or medical office. 

    • Screen shot photo of the home administered positive COVID test including the name of the student and the date of the test sent to the school. 

  • Students who are absent due to exposure or close contact will be counted as unexcused absence. 


  • Contact tracing and quarantine for close contacts is no longer recommended for those exposed to COVID. Due to the fact that the vaccine is widely available to all age groups, medication for COVID is readily available, testing access has improved and vaccine-induced ad infection-induced immunity exists in large portions of our country.

  • The CDC recommends that instead of quarantining for exposure to COVID you wear a high quality mask for 10 days, monitor for symptoms and get tested on day 5.

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Posted Friday, August 26, 2022

Please Support Mowrystown FFA - Give Just $25 & Receive $100 Hotel Voucher & More

Mowrystown FFA Chapter is seeking your support to help cover chapter cost for travel for our students to the FFA National Convention. For your support, you will receive a 1-yr membership to the FFA Travel & Savings mobile app that provides thousands of digital coupons & hotel savings NATIONWIDE.

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Posted Friday, August 26, 2022

Positive Paws Donations

Bright Elementary will be continuing our Positive Paws program this year.  We would like to reward students that have been recognized as displaying Positive Paws behaviors and attitudes with $10 gift cards.  These can be to local restaurants, fun activities, or even Wal-Mart.  In order to give a gift card to one winner from each grade level for the months of September until May, we will need 64 gift cards.  This is a big ask, but we know our kiddos are worth it!  If you would like to donate a gift card, please contact the Bright Office or simply send it in with your child in an envelope labeled Positive Paws gift card donation.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Help us recognize our Positive actions.  Everyday is a great day to be a Wildcat!

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Posted Friday, August 19, 2022

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