Report Cards Sent/Mailed Home November 30th

First trimester report cards will be sent home with all elementary students and mailed for all middle school students on Monday, November 30th. Please watch for your child(ren)'s report card and talk it over with your student(s). … [Continue Reading]

Thanksgiving Break: Monday, November 23rd – Friday, November 27th

This school year, students have the full week off from school for Thanksgiving break. Students return to school on Monday, November 30th. All of us here at Whitman School wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! … [Continue Reading]

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Whitman School – Continuing Excellence!

Dear Whitman Families, The Whitman team is excited to have our returning and new students with us for the 2015-16 school year.  Our goal is to provide your child with a rich school experience, in a warm and caring environment. The Whitman … [Continue Reading]


2015-16 Calendar And School Supply List

  Please click here for the CALENDAR. Please click here for the SUPPLY LIST in English or Español. … [Continue Reading]

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Whitman’s LEGO League Advanced To Regionals!

LEGO League is an important aspect of our STEM school. We would like to shout a huge "Congratulations!" to this year's LEGO League team members, who took Whitman all the way to the regional competition in Mukwonago, WI this year. A special thank you … [Continue Reading]

GE Foundation- Partners with Whitman!

Targeting 185 Milwaukee Public Schools and serving 81,000 Students; The GE Foundation is Developing Futures in Education with Whitman Elementary. Here are just a few statistics that drive their motivation for change: In 2009, U.S. students ranked … [Continue Reading]


Whitman School Honored at Awards Ceremony

MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers announced Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards for the 2014-15 academic year, an honor that recognizes success in educating students from low-income families. "What a great way to start the school … [Continue Reading]


Whitman Report Card- Closing the Gap!

The Principal and Staff continue to strive at making Walt Whitman Elementary one of the best schools in MPS.  This latest accolade recognizes Whitman in a trend of award winning progress that has Mrs. Sally Schumacher-Stefanovic cheering on her … [Continue Reading]


November News

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October Attendance:  8 out of our 16 classrooms had 95%+ attendance for the month of October. Congratulations! Thank

you for supporting daily, on-time attendance. The top three classrooms were: Room 3, Ms. Krueger – 97.08% Room 4, Ms. Rezash – 96.80% Room 7, Ms. Morales – 96.77%. November’s PBIS attendance incentive will be awarded to classrooms which have 95% attendance and above.

***Every Minute Counts*** If your child is late or leaves early, those minutes add up and can affect attendance awards and incentives. Please bring your children on time. Also, most children do not have to be out all day for an appointment. If the appointment is in the middle of the day, you can pick them up and bring them back.

Free Tutoring for Grades K-12 at the CAC:  The Department of College and Career Readiness would like to ensure that students have additional support Report Card Picoutside the classroom for assistance in their core subjects as well as general academic skills. Free Tutoring is available at the College Access Centers (CAC) starting November 10th and will take place on Tuesdays at CAC-North and Thursdays at CAC-South, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Complimentary snacks and a “free” bus ticket home are available if needed. Contact Shantee Williams, College and Career Planning Supervisor, at or 475-8335 with any questions.

Supporting Reading at Home (  By reading to your child — even after she can read on her own — and talking about the books you share together, you are sending a signal that reading is important. Like any conversation, talking about books can happen anywhere and at any time — in the car, at the bus stop, or over dinner. Books can elicit strong feelings that need to be shared. A great way to start is to talk about what you have read recently and how it made you feel. Then, invite your child to do the same. Ask questions, examples include:

* If you could be friends with any character in the book, who would it be and why?Veterans Day

* What was the most exciting part of the book?

* What surprised you most about the story? Why was it surprising?

* What part of the story made you think it would end the way it did?

* How would you change the book’s ending if you could?

Cold Weather is Here!: Elementary and middle school students will be expected to be dressed to participate outside for recess, physical education, and midday options. Make sure students have a warm coat, hat, gloves/mittens, and boots. Please contact the office or Ms. Wright, the school social worker, at 604-7700, if you need assistance with winter wear.