Latest News for Whipple Elementary

Whipple Staff Help Kick Off School Fundraiser

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhipple Heights Elementary is gearing up for its 1st annual “Walk for Whipple.”  On Friday October 4th, staff held an assembly for students to kick off the fundraising effort.   Teachers sported their official walk-a-thon t-shirts (with some added touches) and modeled for students a mini walk-a-thon.  They even showed students samples of the activity stations that they will experience at the actual event like hula hooping, jump rope, and pushups.

 Fundraising for the walk-a-thon is in full swing with students trying to reach the top prize which is a limo ride to lunch (with the principal) at CiCi’s Pizza.  The walk-a-thon is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2013. CLICK HERE TO VIEW A SLIDESHOW FROM THE FUNDRAISER KICK-OFF ASSEMBLY!


Fall Literacy & Math Night

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClose to 200 of our Whipple families joined us for a voyage through the seven seas on Thursday night.  Navigating around the school, families completed a twelve point scavenger hunt filled with challenging literacy and math activities.  Earning a stamp in their passport at each stop, the families worked to find the pirates treasure (a gold chocolate coin and a NEW book for every child to take home and share together).  Families also had their photos taken at our picture station and enjoyed refreshments provided by our PTO.  It was a terrific adventure for all! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SLIDESHOW!


Johnny Appleseed Walked a Mile to Make Our Kindergartners Smile

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe true story of Johnny Appleseed was brought to life this week with a visit from Johnny himself.  Johnny came into the Whipple Kindergarten classrooms in complete costume to tell the story of his family, travels, and experiences around Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana.  Johnny shared an apple picture book, an old song from his heart, as well as a group photo, and advice for life.  The Day was truly exciting as the students were able to share some of their own “apple knowledge” with Johnny after a week of apple discovery! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SLIDESHOW!

Whipple Fall Math & Literacy Night – Thursday, October 3rd

whipple fall mathDon’t miss our Fall Math & Literacy Night this coming Thursday, October 3rd 2013 from 6:30-7:30 pm!  We have designed this year’s event as a scavenger hunt for students and families around the theme, Passport to the Seven Seas.   So please mark your calendars and join us for this great adventure!

Whipple Celebrates Great Behavior

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe spent the day celebrating good behavior choices with some outdoor fun! With the help of some AMAZING parent volunteers, students rotated through a series of stations (sack race, tug-of-war, parachute, and jump rope/sidewalk chalk). Then it was time for a refreshing popsicle treat.

How did this come about? Students had to earn their way into the party by not moving their clip to ‘step one’ more than one time since the start of the school year. 330 students earned an entrance ticket.

Way to go Whipple students! CLICK HERE to view a slideshow of the day’s events!

Fireman Evans “Fires Up” Our 1st Graders

Firefighter Mike #2Fireman/Paramedic Mike Evans (Canton/PlainTwp Depts) kept 1st grade students entranced in Whipple’s library as he described “a day in the life” of a firefighter. Mike brought along Show-N-Tell items and shared little-known facts about those items (his gear). Students learned that a lot of thought goes into designing their equipment a certain way. Who would have thought about: providing a way so that water doesn’t run down the inside of their collars or designing something to protect their ears from getting burnt or providing suspenders (to keep their pants from falling down when they get heavily soaked with water)?

Trying to bring a book to life can be a real challenge sometimes. Having a real fireman read: Fire Truck (a Play-a-Sound book) nicely met that challenge. Kids relate to the fact that he actually “lives” that book on a daily basis. Reading the book and incorporating the sound effects held the students’ attention, while they learned.

Mike is our secretary’s (Kathy Evans) son. Kathy is proud of what her son does to help others. She describes Mike as: quiet, conscientious, funny and loyal. He loves: Kit Kats, his dog and to hunt. CLICK HERE TO VIEW A SLIDESHOW!

Prince/Princess Party Builds Excitement for Reading

Litman 1Donna Wise, our school librarian, began this tradition back in the Fall of 2009.  With the help of our reigning princess, Ms. Chloe Logan, the kindergarten students get to spend some time learning about all things fancy and listen to a ‘read aloud’ of the popular book Fancy Nancy.  Then, it’s party time!  The little prince and princesses get to enjoy an ice cream parfait with their class. CLICK HERE TO VIEW A SLIDESHOW OF THIS VERY EXCITING DAY IN KINDERGARTEN AT WHIPPLE.