Latest News for Whipple Elementary

Charity Week Wraps Up with Over $1600 Raised

Whipple Heights elementary school principal Joe Hug is duct taped by students to a wall to raise money for the Perry Helping Perry organization.It was a super exciting end to our Whipple Heights Charity Week!  A big thanks to ALL of our families for of their generosity and support.  Between Grandparents Day and Mr. Hug being duct taped to the wall we raised $1,650 for the charity Perry Helping Perry. Photo courtesy of Kevin Whitlock | Massillon Independent

Believe Concert Set for December 14 & 15

Holiday greetings to you all! admission-ticket-iconOur 6th annual Polar Express-themed concert–titled “Believe”–is quickly approaching.  On Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m., join us for an evening of seasonal music. The program will feature our six choirs, a live pit orchestra, PHS Rockettes, elves, cookies, hot chocolate dancers, The Polar Express read by Louie Mattachione, and even a special guest or two.  Children are our guests on this trip to the North Pole, and they’re welcome to come dressed in their pajamas; after the concert, we invite all our guests to join us in the “dining car”  for treats and a special gift for the kids.  It’s a fun evening that’s becoming a Perry tradition–so don’t miss out!


Charity Week Update

Charity Week at Whipple Heights Elementary is in full swing, and it is AMAZING how generous our families have been!  We are SO THANKFUL for each and every donation as being able to help struggling families across our community while at the same time instilling a sense of charity in our students is a great feeling.  All donations are being sent to Perry Helping Perry this week.   Don’t forget tomorrow we are collecting $1.00 donations from Grandparents and Friday students have the opportunity to purchase pieces of duct tape ($2.00 a piece or 3 for $5.00) to tape Mr. Hug to the wall.

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Whipple Heights 2nd Behavior Reward Party of the School Year

IMG_2391As part of our behavior reward system, all students have the opportunity to earn admittance to each of our behavior reward parties. These occur every six weeks and vary in theme throughout the school year. Attendance at this second behavior party, which was put on by Elec Simon, was just over 89% with 386 of our 433 students qualifying to attend. Check out some of the great pictures in this slideshow which capture all the fun these students had.

It’s Growing Season in Kindergarten

PP 007There has been great excitement for learning in the kindergarten hallway at Whipple School!  Students have been learning about how living things grow and change.  They created and labeled each part of the pumpkin growing process:  a seed planted in soil, a vine, a blossom and a small green pumpkin.  Their paper pumpkin patch was beautiful!  Students were overjoyed to find real orange pumpkins magically appeared in their patch!  They each picked a pumpkin to take home, decorate & bring back to school for a fun display!  Classes then got busy carving some real pumpkins so that the children could see and feel the real seeds inside. The finished projects left the students with a great sense of pride in their work. Click here to view a slideshow of this exciting activity!