December 10, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Whitman Community,

 

As we head into the last week before Winter Break, I wanted to thank you for your support of our students.  We are looking to end the calendar year with a Spirit Week (details below).  I hope students and families will participate!

I also want to highlight our rising 7th grade Curriculum Night on December 16th from 6-7:30pm.  More information is below.  We will be hosting a second Curriculum Night in January for our rising 8th grade.  Please stay tuned for that date.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Dr. Craig Herring

Principal

 

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November 19, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Whitman Community,

 

Whitman Middle School is designated as a Purple Star school, indicating the school is military-friendly and has demonstrated a commitment to meeting the needs of military-connected students and their families. The recognition was acknowledged by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Council on the Interstate Compact on the Educational Opportunity for Military Children. 

 

As we head into the weekend and the Thanksgiving Break, I would like share how thankful I am for the wonderful parent and community support of Whitman Middle School.  The PTSA and our business partners like United Community, United Way of the National Capital Region, and many others contribute to the continued success of our school.  I hope all of our families and staff have a restful and joyous holiday.

 

Sincerely,

Craig Herring, Principal

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November 5, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Whitman Community,

 

We began the second quarter of the school year this week.  Student grades from the first quarter will be visible through ParentVue on November 12, 2021.  We will be mailing the report cards home next week.

 

On Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5, our seventh grade students worked with members of the Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division to plant over 2,000 plants in two of our courtyards. These native plants will soak up excess stormwater run-off, create a habitat for pollinators, and serve as an outdoor classroom space for Whitman to enjoy for years to come. In addition to bringing to life the concepts covered in our Life Science classrooms, students will also participate in an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) reflection focused on service learning.  If you would like more information on the R3 project, please see this video from the Stormwater Planning Division https://youtu.be/ar5Nr1PMrh8

 

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

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Craig Herring, Principal

 

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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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