Whittier School Safety Patrol: WE HAVE SAFETY IN NUMBERS!
Our responsible 5th and 6th graders at Whittier School have worked hard to make our school a safe place to be. Patrol members are assigned a variety of posts. Some assist with crossing students at Grand Avenue and Hill Street before and after school while others help, within the school day, making sure our young students obey and are treated with respect. We even have a morning greeter at our office door to welcome visitors and show them where to check in before the day begins. In all, we have fourteen different jobs for our patrol members. They wear their belts proudly and perform their responsibilities with respect and maturity. Whittier is in good hands!
The Whittier Student Council is a service-learning club for students in grades 5-6. Students in grades five and six run for the offices of president, vice-president, secretary, spirit chairperson, service chairperson, and public relations chairperson in the fall. To run, students must choose an organization that they would like us to support, then create a speech describing his/her chosen organization and why he/she is a good candidate.
Throughout the year, student council members meet monthly to plan events for the student body. The purposes of these events are to 1) raise money for chosen organizations, 2) promote an awareness for how to support others, and 3) provide opportunities for students at all grade levels to have fun through spirit days.
Photography/Yearbook Club is a great opportunity for students who have an interest in digital photography. All students in 5th and 6th grade are welcome to join. Experience in photography is NOT a requirement – just a desire to learn with a hands-on approach. Club members will be learning from each other and will be photographing various school activities. Their photos will be displayed throughout the school as well as in the yearbook. In addition, Club members will help Mrs. Zagorski plan and put together the yearbook.
Weeds and Seeds
Whittier's Weeds and Seed Club meets throughout the school year. Depending on the season, our activities range from weeding the flower beds, planting seeds, making bird feeders and learning about how things grow. The club is open to students in First through Sixth grade.
Whittier STEM club offers students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grade the opportunity to explore fun activities after school. This club allows the students to complete hands-on activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Students work independently or in groups to complete a challenge using their engineering skills. These challenges include designing, building, testing, and retesting prototypes. Some examples of activities are building robots, boats, solar powered "ovens", roller coasters, and motors.