Winter Break 2014: Monday, December 22nd – Friday, January 2nd!

  Winter Break this year runs from Monday, December 22nd through Friday, January 2nd. Students return to school on Monday, January 5, 2015. With all the fun and festivities of Winter Break, please make sure that your child(ren) are taking … [Continue Reading]

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2014-15 School Calendar and Supply List

The Milwaukee Public Schools has posted the 2014-15 School Calendar and Supply List for students on the portal. Please click here! … [Continue Reading]

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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]

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Whitman School Honored at Awards Ceremony

“Schools which help students succeed deserve to be recognized,” ~Superintendent Dr. Gregory E. Thornton. MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers announced 167 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards for the 2013-14 academic year, an … [Continue Reading]

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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]

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Whitman named PBIS School of Distinction

Schools recognized as Wisconsin PBIS Network Schools of Distinction are: Sustaining fidelity implementation of critical elements of tier 1/universal PBIS (as demonstrated by a minimum of two consecutive years of Benchmarks of Quality … [Continue Reading]

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Whitman named School of Recognition

The state Department of Public Instruction is honoring more MPS schools as Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition this year for successfully educating students from low-income families. Whitman was named a School of Recognition as a "Beating the … [Continue Reading]

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Wisconsin DPI “School of Recognition” Honors for the 2nd Year in a Row!

Dear Whitman Families,DPI Logo

The Whitman team is excited to have our returning and new students with us for the 2014-15 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 2013-14 school year. Several are:

  • Being named a WI DPI School of Recognition for the second year in a row! Whitman qualified in the “Beating the Odds” category.
  • Expanding to a K-8 school, adding 7th grade this fall and 8th grade the following year.
  • Increasing school-wide attendance from 93.5% to 94.4%,
  • Being named a GE Focus School. GE supports teacher training around implementing the Common Core Curriculum.
  • Receiving a STEM grant, which will provide teaching training and software for Project Lead The Way for elementary students.

During 2014-15, our school staff will be focusing on several key initiatives including, 1) a continued focus on increasing the academic achievement of all students, with a special emphasis on reading, 2) increasing parent/family engagement at Whitman, and 3) further implementation of the STEM curriculum, including Project Lead The Way. We are excited to increase our music opportunities for our students, with our music teacher, Mr. Kuepper, being at Whitman four days a week. Art and Physical Education will also be offered to our students. If you have friends or family members that are still looking for a school home for their children, we still have available seats in most of our classrooms. 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 schumasj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Sally Schumacher-Stefanovic

Principal

Walt Whitman Elementary School