Latest News for Whipple Elementary

Expert Expo – May 7th @ Whipple

giftedexpoOn Thursday, May 7th, Whipple Heights Elementary will be hosting our district’s 1st Annual “Expert Expo!” All 55 of our district’s students participating in the gifted program will come together in Whipple’s gym to display the research projects they have been working on for the past five weeks. The students are very eager to show their amazing work. Everyone is welcome to stop by and check out the Expert Expo on May 7th from 5:30-7:00pm!

Math Camp Opportunity for Current Perry 4th Graders

Perry Local Schools is offering Spark Camp again this summer! This is a math camp for current Perry 4th grade students who will be entering 5th grade in the fall.  Spark Camp will give students enriching lessons taught by fifth grade math teacher, Kelsey Whitfield. Lessons will spark growth and longevity in math skills over the summer. These lessons cover the high-frequency standards that students will learn in fifth grade. Create a successful and fun start to your fifth grade year, meet new friends, learn your way around Pfeiffer and get a head start on fifth grade math!

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Girls on the Run: Funny Bunny Race

Funny Bunny 2015 002Whipple Heights Girls on the Run team did their community service project at the “Funny Bunny” race on April 11th. The race started and ended at the Sippo Library with the girls cheering on the runners/walkers and encouraging everyone to complete the race. Below is a list of the girls who volunteered:

Peyton Fisher, Kaylee Gidcumb, Kaidence Guy, Isabella Keim,  Isabella Lane, Mikayla Mutko, Maria Triplett,  and Marley Ward

A BIG Thanks to our Whipple coaches as well: Denise Paris, Pam Paustenbach, Linda Reed

Giving Back to the Community

IMG_2954 (1)Our 2nd Annual Perry Helping Perry Coin Drive yielded fantastic results.  This year’s goal was $1,200.00 (which would have exceeded our last year total just slightly).  Over the two week period we collected change, our students (and their families) donated a total of $1,515.49.  The entire amount will be donated to Perry Helping Perry, our community organization run by Perry’s own Mrs. Patty Knotts.  This money will be used to support programs like the Sack Snack program, which close to 60 of our own families benefit from weekly.  Congratulations to 1st Grade students who won the “special treat.” Below is a breakdown of the grade level totals.

Kindergarten – $315.25 | 1st Grade – $357.42 | 2nd Grade – $311.23 | 3rd Grade – $182.98 | 4th Grade – $348.61

Principal’s Showcase

IMG_1299Congratulations to our most recent Principal’s Showcase honorees! These students had work selected for recognition on our principal’s board (located in the main hallway across from the office). They were selected because their effort resulted in exceptional work!  (more…)

Autism Awareness Day – Wednesday, April 22nd

Autism Awareness TShirt BLUEThe District Autism Team invites you to celebrate Autism Awareness Month with us by wearing blue on Wednesday,  April 22nd.  We have designed a shirt that draws attention and is sure to ignite conversation and therefore awareness!  The t-shirts are royal blue with white print just like the image you see.  Shirts are $10 and come in sizes YS-AXXXL. Proceeds will support Team initiatives which target the educational needs and general well-being of students with disabilities.  (more…)