Whittier School Safety Patrol: WE HAVE SAFETY IN NUMBERS!
Our responsible 5th and 6th graders at Whittier School have worked hard to make our school a safe place to be. Patrol members are assigned a variety of posts. Some assist with crossing students at Grand Avenue and Hill Street before and after school while others help, within the school day, making sure our young students obey and are treated with respect. We even have a morning greeter at our office door to welcome visitors and show them where to check in before the day begins. In all, we have fourteen different jobs for our patrol members. They wear their belts proudly and perform their responsibilities with respect and maturity. Whittier is in good hands!
Whittier School Student Council
The Whittier Student Council is a service-learning club. Students in grades five and six run for the offices of president, vice president, secretary and treasurer in the fall. To run, students must choose an organization that they would like us to support, then give a speech to the student body describing his/her chosen organization and why he/she is a good candidate. After the election, fifth and sixth graders will become either officers or leader representatives for the year. Students in grades one through four are chosen by their classmates to be representatives who serve for one semester.
Throughout the year, student council members meet monthly to plan events for the student body. The purposes of these event are to 1) raise money/gather supplies for the chosen organizations, 2) promote an awareness of ways to support others, and 3) provide opportunities for students at all grade levels to gather and have fun. A few organizations that we have helped recently include the American Cancer Society, the Humane Society and Pennies for the Planet. Some examples of activities include Wacky Week, the “Holiday Hop”, candy/lollipop sales, or change collecting contests.