Welcome Back! The Whitman team is excited to have our returning and new students and families with us for the 2016-17 school year. Our goal is to provide your child with a rich school experience in a warm and caring environment.
The Whitman community is looking forward to building on the accomplishments of the 2015-16 school year. Several are:
* Being named a WI DPI School of Recognition for three consecutive years! Whitman qualified in the Beating the Odds category.
* Expanding to a K-8 school, with our first eighth grade completion in June.
* Receiving three WI DPI awards—PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) School of Merit; RTI (Response to Intervention) School of Merit in Reading; and RTI School of Merit in Mathematics.
* Being named a GE Demonstration School! Whitman serves as a model K-8 school, implementing the common core curriculum at high levels, with excellent student engagement and learning in all classrooms.
During 2016-17, our school staff will be focusing on several key initiatives including, 1) a continued focus on increasing the academic achievement of all students, with an emphasis on writing across the curriculum and 2) continuing to increase parent/family engagement at Whitman.
We will be discussing these initiatives at our Open House, Tuesday August 30th, 5:30-7:30 p.m., parent and school governance council meetings, in our parent/family and classroom newsletters, and on our website: http://www5.milwaukee.k12.wi.us/school/whitman/.
If you have friends or family members that are still looking for a school home for their children, we still have available seats in K4-3rd grade. Please let them know what a great school Whitman is!
I am looking forward to working with you and your children. Please feel free to contact me at 414-604-7700 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.