WELCOME TO WHITTIER SCHOOL
Thank you for visiting the Whittier School website. We have a long tradition of academic achievement, student participation, and parent involvement. Whittier prides itself on the ability to enhance the lives of our students and maintain a positive role in the community by providing a respectful, nurturing, and challenging environment that will enable each child to reach his/her full potential. We strive to create the best learner-focused classrooms possible in order to meet the needs of each of our students. Whittier is a great place to learn!
A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL…
Welcome to the 2017-2018 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. 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 continue to 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 “We are Family.” We will begin the implementation of the Whittier FAMILIES program for all students and staff to participate in. As we continue to strengthen our Whittier School community, we will recognize the importance of understanding that 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 respond in a positive, appropriate and meaningful way.
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!
We are all so excited to begin playing on the new Whittier Primary Playground. The Whittier PTA has spent the last 5 years promoting, fundraising and coordinating efforts to provide a fun, safe and welcoming play environment for all. Thank you Whittier PTA for all you do, and especially for our new playground. Fun times ahead!
Thank you for the support and confidence you give us in educating your children!
Michael J. Krugman