Walt Whitman Elementary

The Whitman Word 9/19/2016 to 9/23/2016

Shout Outs!


  • Welcome to our newest team member, Ellen Duffy. Ms. Duffy will be teaching kindergarten starting Wednesday.


  • The top LiveSchool teachers last week were Ms. Ruthvenm, Mrs. McMahan, Ms. Stacy, Mrs. Mendenhall and Ms. Todd!


Baby Hornet Happenings:

  • We will have a staff meeting at 2:50 on Monday, Sept. 19th in the library.
  • This week we will have Child Study Team Meetings.
  • We will be hosting our network principals' and ILD on Tuesday, September 20th. We will have lots of guest in the building.
  • We will have a site improvement planning meeting on Wednesday, September 21st at 3:00.
  • Science Explorers will be here on Sept. 20th and 21st. Mrs. McMahan sent out the schedule. Please stay in the room during the lesson.
  • Progress reports will go home on Wednesday, Sept. 21st.
  • One of our intervention coaches, Chenoa Pearson will be here on Wednesday, Sept. 21st.
  • 6th Grade students will attend a STEM Expo on Thursday, Sept. 22nd
  • All MAP/MPG assessments need to be complete by Friday, Sept. 23rd.
  • Friday is wear orange day to bring awareness to childhood hunger.
  • Ms. Blakney and I will continue classroom observations this week!

Big Goal:

By May 2017, all Whitman students will increase reading and math proficiency by 10% as measured by MAP/MPG, SRI or SMI.