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We would like to congratulate April’s Student of the Month, Grace Walker.  She is a third grader at Finley-Oates Elementary. Grace is a positive role model for our other students and always has a smile on her face.  Grace is helpful and eager to learn.  Congratulations, Grace!

Student of the Month - April


Welcome to Finley-Oates!

Cristi Uland

Finley-Oates would like to welcome Cristi Uland as our new Assistant Principal!  Ms. Uland graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas.  She earned her Master’s degree from Concordia University and her principal’s certification from Lamar University.  Uland worked in Duncanville and Sherman ISDs before coming to Bonham in 2016.  “I have a passion for impacting kids in a positive way and believe that all students can succeed if given enough love, support and understanding," said Mrs. Uland. "I am proud to work alongside such amazing teachers and students who are focused on academic and personal success. I look forward to being a part of a campus that provides engaging and meaningful experiences for our students.”

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!


Stop Sign

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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Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

Contact Information

Finley-Oates Elementary
1901 Albert Broadfoot
Bonham, Texas 75418