Walt Whitman Elementary

Weekly Communicator 2/16/2016 to 2/19/2016


  • Thank you so much for my quilt! I love it!!!!!
  • Congrats to 1st Grade (95.4%) and 3rd Grade (97.6%) for meeting our attendance goal this week!
  • Thank you Asbury and Ms. Cathey for the Valentine's Day party Saturday! Everyone had a lot of fun!
  • Thank you Mrs. Mendenhall and Mrs. Chilcoat for attending the Valentine's Day Party!

Baby Hornet Happenings


1. Our focus for this week is Formulate (Create) and Exemplary. The Thinking Map for this week is the The Brace Map (Seeing Whole to Part Relationships). Mr. Burke's class will be in charge of Rise and Shine this week.

2. This is the last week for teacher's to complete the perception surveys. We would like to have 100%.

3. This is the last week for MAP/MPG testing. Please make sure 100% of your students have taken Reading and Math tests. Probationary 4th grade students need to test as well.

4. The 5th Grade Writing Assessment window is February 23-25th. All grades will be administering a 'writing assessment' during that time. Please make sure your grade level had selected your prompt.

5. The due date for the Basecamp Application is March 5th.

Big Goal:

By May 2016, all Whitman students will increase reading and math proficiency by 15% as measured by MAP/MPG, SRI or SMI.