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We would like to congratulate December’s Student of the Month, Connor Rich.  Connor is a third grader at Finley-Oates Elementary. He was selected based on his citizenship and school achievement.  Connor is also a member of the Warrior Team.  Congratulations, Connor!

Student of the Month for December


Finley-Oates Third Grade Announces Warrior Team

Several Finley-Oates Third Graders were recently chosen to serve on the Finley-Oates Warrior Team.  The Warrior Team is a group of students who exhibit excellent behavior, positive attitudes, focus in class, mastery-level grades, and a wiliness to help others.  The team will be helping in the office, working in the library, and helping with special activities at school.  Students must maintain certain criteria in order to remain on the team.  Memeber of the team may be rotated and changed throughout the year.  Great work, guys!

Warrior Team Members
Members of the Warrior Team

Modern Woodmen of America Honor Hometown Hero

Modern Woodmen of America recently recognized our very own Mr. Clemons as a Hometown Hero!  Mr. Clemons has been volunteering at Finley-Oates for more than sixteen years.  Every morning, he greets students as they arrive, helping them out of their cars and getting their day off to a good start.  In addition, he often picks up trash on school grounds and brings much appreciated supplies to teachers.  Modern Woodmen made a donation to the charity of Mr. Clemon’s choice (Fannin Health Clinis) in his honor.

Mr. Clemons receives award.
Mr. Clemons with representative from MWA and his Finley-Oates family.

Ms. Fox Gets SLIMED!

On September 15, faculty and students at Finley-Oates Elementary gathered to watch principal Mary Lou Fox get SLIMED!  Donning a rain poncho, shower cap, and goggles, students watched as Ms. Fox had a bucket of purple slime dumped on her head.  The sliming was in celebration of the fact that Finley-Oates reached its goal of raising over $2500 to help West Columbia Elementary, a school affected by Hurricane Harvey.  Thanks for being a good sport, Ms. Fox!  And thanks to everyone who donated change to help the West Columbia students and teachers! 

Click on the photos below to see the slimey action!

Ms. Fox is dressed for SLIME!
Ms. Fox is dressed for SLIME!
Here it comes!
Here it comes!
The last drop!
The last drop!
All done!
All done!
A wave to the crowd!
A wave to the crowd!


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Finley-Oates Elementary welcomes parent and community involvement.  For the safety of our students, however, ALL VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO CHECK IN AT THE FRONT OFFICE. Please bring a valid ID.  Thank you for your coopertaion!

Breakfast in the Classroom

Breakfast tray

All Finley-Oates students are eligible to receive breakfast in the classroom at no cost to their families.  A nutritious breakfast is served before classes begin each morning.  Please make sure that students arrive on time so that they can enjoy a good start to their day!


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Finley-Oates Elementary
1901 Albert Broadfoot
Bonham, Texas 75418