October 8, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Whitman Community,

 

This week we roared into October!  Students are completing the new Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) testing requirement called the Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) in reading and mathematics.  We will be using the results to help tailor our instruction for our students.

 

As we leave September behind, I want to thank families for speaking to their students about the destructive social media challenge asking our students to vandalize bathrooms for fun.  This was both costly and caused us to close many bathrooms.  With that said, I want to assure parents that students may use the bathroom any time during the day they wish.  We have put in place a few guidelines to limit the possibility of property damage but please let your students know that they can ask their teacher or any administrator in the hallway and we will make sure they get to a restroom.

 

On Thursday, October 21, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, the PTSA will be holding their annual Fall Festival!  We will be selling tickets during lunch starting next week.  For $10, a student can get food, participate in all the games, go through the haunted hallways, and visit all of the trunk or treat stations out front.  For more information, contact the main office at 703-660-2400.

 

Have a great weekend!

Dr. Craig Herring   

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October 1, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Whitman Community,

There is a definite feel of autumn in the air!  Please save the date of October 21 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for the PTSA Fall Festival!  It is loads of fun for the whole family!

 

The Virginia Growth Assessment (VGA) for mathematics will take place next week with most students testing on Tuesday, October 5.  Please encourage your student to do their very best so teachers can understand what students know and what they just don’t know yet! 

 

This week the Whitman After School Program began, Monday - Thursday!  The After School Program provides an environment where creativity, enrichment, and inspiration thrive. Here students challenge themselves and work outside their comfort zone to reach their full potential. Students become explorers, scientists, leaders, athletes, and volunteers in the community. Within a structure unique to each school, every program promotes social engagement, quality connections, persistence, and resiliency.  The links below provide more information and include a link to register.

Whitman After-School Website:

https://whitmanms.fcps.edu/activities/after-school-program

After-School Registration:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWkNM7AYR9-Znfy_Kt671LwAqKQUSrnaLgYgCG_4TZNO4-aQ/viewform]

 

Thank you for all you do to support our students and have a great weekend!

 

Dr. Craig Herring, Principal

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September 17, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Whitman Community,

All parents are invited to attend our Virtual Back to School Night and PTSA Meeting on Wednesday, September 22 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM.  A Zoom link will be sent to teachers on Monday, September 20.  Here’s the schedule.                

The evening should conclude around 8:00 PM.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me directly at caherring@fcps.edu.  Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Dr. Craig Herring, Principal

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For more information about the After-School Program, please visit our website: https://whitmanms.fcps.edu/activities/after-school-program

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Wildcat Way - August 27, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Whitman Community,

The school year is off to a great start!  We welcomed over 900 students to Whitman on the first day.  Many staff members remarked to me how polite, friendly, and safe the students have been.  They are also ready to learn!  Thanks to all the parents for preparing your students for a great year!

All parents are invited to attend our annual Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 31 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.  Parents will walk through their child’s schedule and meet the teachers.  Please ask your child for a copy of his/her schedule (received in 4th period Advisory on Monday with a school map) or you can access class schedules through ParentVue.  You may also take a picture of your child’s paper copy on your phone.  If you do not have a copy of your student’s schedule, counselors will be available to provide it.  All parents should be in first period by 6:00 PM.  In addition, starting at 5:00 PM, we will be holding special Early Bird Sessions with more information about selected topics.  Please consider attending these optional sessions.

The evening should conclude around 8:00 PM.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me directly at caherring@fcps.edu.  Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Craig Herring, Principal

 

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Wildcat Way - August 13, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Whitman Community,

 

We were pleased to welcome our new staff members to Whitman MS today and we are looking forward to greeting returning teachers and paraprofessionals to school on Monday, August 16, 2021.  We have a busy week planned for staff next week as we prepare for the students return on Monday, August 23, 2021!

 

We hope families will join us on Wednesday, August 18 for the Whitman Worldwide Open House from 2:00 – 6:00 pm.  Students can pick up their class schedule, walk the building, and receive their laptop computers.  Staff will be on hand to answer questions and welcome students back to school!

 

I want to wish everyone a safe and happy weekend and am looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Craig Herring

 

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