Whittier Elementary School (District #7)
Whittier School’s Mission
Our mission is to create a community of responsible, skilled, compassionate citizens.
Expectations For Success
- Be Safe
- Be Respectful
- Be Responsible
- Always Try
Whittier Elementary School, like all of the elementary schools in the district, provides special education services for students with disabilities. An Individual Education Program (IEP) is developed for each eligible student. Goals are written to meet the individual needs of students. These goals are implemented in both general education and special education settings.
- School Psychologist – Beth Nave
- Speech Language Pathologist – Kathy Evans
- Special Education Teacher – Muffie Bilyeu
- SPED at Risk Teacher – Leanne Blevins
Students with disabilities have the right to a free appropriate public education designed to meet their unique needs.
Partnership with Parents
When parents work with the school community, student success is assured. All of our staff members are ready to help your student succeed. Besides the stellar teaching staff, our principal, our school psychologist, our parent liaison, our after school coordinator, and our specialists are all available to assist you with any needs regarding your child. In addition, there are many ways to partner with a school. These include helping teachers with materials for the classroom, volunteering, coming to school events and or joining our PAC.
At Whittier Elementary School, we also have a program called Pint Sized Play for families with children ages 0 – 5 years. Parents and children come to Whittier for learning/play sessions and become familiar with their future school.
The Child Advancement Project
This project established in 1989 by Thrive, matches nurturing community volunteers who provide support and encouragement to children grades K-12.These mentors work one-on-one with children to increase academic and social competency and to enhance opportunities for academic challenge. They help students establish meaningful goals and develop a belief in their individual uniqueness and their ability to shape their own futures. Their efforts complement those of the teacher and the family.
Parent Liaison Program
The Parent Liaisons, established in 1995, serve as a link between home and school because when these linkages are strong children succeed. Liaisons are professionals who work as part of a school team. They help parents to work in partnership with schools to enhance opportunities for their child’s success; access community resources; and assist parents in developing effective parenting strategies based on their child’s stage of development.