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Principal's Message

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all students and parents to another exciting year at Kenneth White Junior High. The 2017-2018 academic year promises to be another prosperous year for our campus.
 
Over the last several years, the efforts of our students and teachers have helped bring recognition, honors and awards to our campus. These accomplishments have helped install a competitive spirit, winning attitude and pride in our students. In order to continue these winning traditions, students, teachers and parents must be committed to excellence. This commitment to excellence must be reflected in all our daily practices. We must maintain high levels of structure in our daily routines, respect one another and expect high levels of academic rigor in every classroom.
While academics is the ultimate driving force behind all that we do at KWJH, it is also our mission to develop a well-rounded student. For that reason, extracurricular programs have been made available to all students. Our fine arts, athletic, UIL and STEM programs are an integral part of our organization.
 
I am honored to be able to serve as Principal at Kenneth White Junior High and I am looking forward to working with you to fulfill your child’s educational needs.
 
On behalf of K. White Jr. High faculty and staff, I thank you in advance for all your support.
Let’s Go, Hawks!
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News & Announcements

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K. White MetalHawks Robotics team to compete in FTC World Championships

The MetalHawks Robotics team is headed to the FTC World Championships in Houston, Texas on April 18-21, 2018. Kudos to the team for all their accomplishments! The Kenneth White Jr. High MetalHawks FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team 13521 will be representing Mission CISD and the Rio Grande Valley at the FTC World Championship on April 18-21, in Houston, TX. The MetalHawks team will be the first FTC team from the Rio Grande Valley to ever compete in the FTC World Championships. MetalHawks will be competing amongst teams from the United States and 23 other countries. The MetalHawks earned their spot after traveling to Athens, GA on March 7th and participating in the FTC South Super-Regional Championship Tournament. There, the MetalHawks competed amongst 35 other teams from 14 other states in the southeastern United States within their division. The MetalHawks were one of three middle schools participating in this tournament; however, regardless of the age difference they performed extremely well ending the tournament ranked 17th in their division. As part of the FTC competition, students work in teams to design, build, program and operate a robot that can complete a given task in less than 2 1/2 minutes. The teams match off in an alliance format, to see which robots can better complete the objectives and earn the most points for its alliance. In addition to completely building a robot from metal parts and programming the robot to respond to commands accordingly, the teams must also document their journey as they worked through the engineering and building process. This journey must be documented well in the team’s Engineering Notebook with the inclusion of detailed descriptions of the rationales for their robot design and game strategy, as well as an evident reflection of their designs, successes, and any opportunities for improvement. This process is then evaluated through a portion of the competition in which students present their engineering notebook in front of a panel of judges. This is the first year the MetalHawks participate in the FTC Competitions. The students representing KWJH and Mission CISD at the World Championships are Andy Rodriguez, Eric Calderon, Hugo Mireles, Gabriel Cordova, Jorge Salinas, Ismael Alvarado, Steven Ramirez, Miguel Velazquez, Carlos Wong, Jordan Hernandez, Danilee Alaniz, Maritza Moreno, Alma Gomez, Jaclyn Ornelas, and Alexya Garza. The MetalHawks advancing team is coached by Mr. J. Sanchez, Ms. S. Silva, and Mr. Adrian Chapa.
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2017-2018 YEARBOOK on sale!

Don’t wait to reserve your student’s copy of the 2017-2018 yearbook! Yearbooks are on sale now for $40 and we offer payment plans. $10 down reserves your book. These are the days your student will want to remember forever. Buy their yearbook now to make it unforgettable. ** For more information on the reserving your yearbook, ask Mrs. Quintero in room 205.**
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Welcome back!

K. White JHS welcomes all students back to school!

Fast Facts

  • Open enrollment full-day pre-K
  • 1,076 Professional Certifications Earned by Students
  • 12,000 College hours earned by class of 2017
  • Robotics Programs compete Nationally