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11/13/2015 Weekly Update

Whitney celebrates veterans' day

On Wednesday, Whitney held an assembly to recognize and thank the Veterans of our Armed Forces. Mr. Martin and Mrs. Strong said a few words of welcome and organization. But it was the students who the real stars of the show. They recited poetry, sang songs, and played xylophone, all with a patriotic theme. Special thanks to our 6th grade Boy Scouts for their disciplined handling of the flag in the presentation of the colors. Also a big THANK YOU to Mrs. Strong for her leadership in the development of the assembly program. And finally, the biggest THANK YOU goes to all of you who are Veterans. We truly value your service.

For more photos from the Whitney Veterans' Day celebration, visit our website by clicking here.

It is unfortunate that the facilities at Whitney do not allow for substantial parent attendance at programs like this. We know that you would like to watch your son or daughter perform. However our space is so limited that we cannot offer open access to parents. Thank you for your understanding.

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breakfast with a buddy

This week, the PTA held "Breakfast with a Buddy" on Thursday and Friday, November 12th and 13th. Students and family members gathered early to share a meal in the school environment. This school is a large part of the lives of each and every one of our students. But all too often, parents and other family members never get to see the inside of the building. Breakfast with a Buddy is the kind of program that offers an opportunity for our students to show family members their school. I helps develop school pride and a true connection between the school and the community. On Thursday, every table in the gym was full. But on Friday, parents and students had to seek overflow seating in the halls. Thank you family members for your overwhelming support of this program! Next time, we will have to consider adding days!! Special thanks to our PTA, in particular to Mrs. Kuznik, for making this event happen.

Unfortunately, no Whitney photographers were able to document the event. If you took pictures, and would like to share with me, please email to jmartin@scsmustangs.org. We will select some for use in next week's newsletter, and possible as part of our website.


This is a reminder that report cards are now online and they can be accessed by logging into PASS. This is a big part of the district's efforts to make use of technology to improve school-community communication. It appears that our first round of paperless grade cards was a success. But we are looking for your feedback. If you have any problems logging into your PASS account, please contact our main office at 440-572-7180. If you do not have internet access you can contact the school for a printed card. If you already did this, please ignore.

November Events to Remember (and one in December too!):


20 – Rockin at the Rec – Favorite Football Team

25-27 – No School – Thanksgiving Break


8 - D.A.R.E. Graduation Ceremony

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