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

logo The Whittier Student Council is a service-learning club for students in grades 4-6.  Students in grades five and six run for the offices of president, vice-president, secretary, spirit chairperson, service chairperson, and public relations chairperson in the fall.  To run, students must choose an organization that they would like us to support, then give a speech to the intermediate-grade students describing his/her chosen organization and why he/she is a good candidate.  After the election of officers, two students from each 4th-6th grade classroom are chosen by their classmates to be a student council representatives for either first or second semester. 

Throughout the year, student council members meet monthly to plan events for the student body.  The purposes of these events are to 1) raise money 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. 

Student Council elections were held in September and new officers were elected for our 2015-16 Student Council. All of the candidates gave speeches to the students in  grades four through six. Here are the new officers

President: E. Harris 

Vice President: C. Dobrez

Secretary: A. Rosenberg 

Spirit Chairperson : K.  Mielke

Service Chairperson: C. Scott

Public Relations Chairperson: L. Decero

All candidates did a great job on their speeches and we have a lot of plans for a fun year. The Whittier Student Council is off to a great start by planning monthly spirit days and a monthly service project. We completed our first fundraiser in October which was a taffy apple sale.

Submitted by L. Decero
A Little Student Council History:
During the 2014-15 school year, the Student Council sponsored a winter hat/glove collection for PADS, a food drive for the St. Mary's food bank, a caramel apple sale to benefit student council activities, and a wacky hair and hat day with donations supporting the Heavenly Hats Foundation. Proceeds from the Winter Wiggle on January 29th were donated to the DuPage Humane Society and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. In February, the student council sponsored a Whittier Cares week, with students making Valentine pictures that were provided to local area long-term care residents. In May, the student council sponsored an all-school assembly featuring a local storyteller. At the end of the school year, the Whittier Student Council donated more than $3100 to many different charities and local organizations.