A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL...
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! It is exciting to start another year at Whittier School. Our goal is to continue the long-standing reputation of educational excellence. As always, our faculty and staff have been preparing for a terrific school year.
This school year, we look forward to continuing our work and implementation of small group instruction, emphasizing Guided Reading and Guided Math. Technology integration will continue to progress throughout Whittier as we continue to use iPads, Apple TVs, and SmartBoards. This year the 1:1 mini iPad program will continue to be implemented across all grades levels - 1 through 6. Social Emotional Learning will continue to emphasize school and classroom community through Classroom/Morning Meetings, Second Step, and Bullying Education and Prevention. We will also begin to develop and work with students on goal setting. Taking ownership and responsibility for learning is key in the academic growth and improvement in students.
This year, our school theme is "Be inspired by who you are!" Whittier faculty, staff and students will be challenged to be inspired by who each of us is and what each of us does. We are all unique individuals with our own unique talents, interests and values that we bring to the table. As we continue to support and cultivate diversity, inclusivity and acceptance throughout our school community, it is so important that we all continue to inspire ourselves, as well as others.
The school is the heart of every village. Teachers are responsible to teach and educate our children. Students are responsible to try their best and learn from the experiences afforded them. Parents are responsible to insure that their children are prepared and ready for each school day. The Community is responsible to support the overall educational process. Together, we will all work to achieve educational success for all our Whittier students!
Thank you for the support and confidence you give us in educating your children!
Michael J. Krugman