Whittier's New Totem Pole and Rain Garden
Whittier unveiled a new totem pole and rain garden at the PTA Back-to-School BBQ to kick off the 2017-18 school year. The totem pole combines a wildcat to represent Whittier Elementary, with an orca whale to represent Washington state and an eagle to represent the United State. The rain garden is a beautiful garden that will also serve as an educational learning space for all students.
Planning for Rigor, Engagement, and Mastery
Whittier is very passionate about planning, preparing, and supporting all students to be college, career, and life ready. Our staff is very intentional about providing students with engaging and relevant learning experiences that are connected to real world learning in which students collaboratively problem solve, use critical thinking skills, and apply their knowledge to solve complex problems. We also emphasize the key characteristics of perseverance and grit so that students develop the capacity to work through difficult situations and to never give up. These are attributes that will help all students succeed at Whittier and in life.