Welcome to the Marcus Whitman Elementary website! Marcus Whitman Elementary is one of nine elementary schools in the Richland School District. We have 390 students in grades K-5 and serve families in the great city of Richland, WA.
Family involvement is very important to us at Marcus Whitman. We have a strong partnership with our PTA, encourage family involvement in the classrooms and host many family activities throughout the year (SLAM Night, Parenting Workshops, Open House, Family Bingo Night, Family Movie Night, PTA Carnival, Family Craft Night, PTA ‘Pick-A-Price’ Yard-sale, etc...).
As Mustangs… we pride ourselves on responsibility and citizenship. Throughout the school and every classroom, we focus and emphasize the Big Three: 1. Showing Respect, 2. Making Good Decisions, and 3. Solving Problems. Each month, we have a different character education trait that we target as a building. As a staff, we take every opportunity to build positive relationships with students and recognize them for doing the right thing.
We celebrate growth! At Marcus Whitman, we are all about getting better every day. We celebrate improvement together as a staff. We also celebrate improvement with our students and families. Each month, students can be nominated for a ‘student of the month’ award based on improvements made in the classroom.
Marcus Whitman is a school-wide Title-I school. This allows us to support our students in many different ways. We are very proud that we can provide small group instruction to students, extended day opportunities for learning, and a summer learning "bridge" program (coming summer 2013).
Thank you for visiting the Marcus Whitman Webpage! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our great school!
It’s always a great day to be a Mustang!
Visiting author Matthew McElligott will be here December 11. We will have two assemblies: Kindergarten - 2nd, 9:00 - 9:45 and 3rd - 5th, 10:45 - 11:45. Check out his website: http://matthewmcelligott.com/wordpress/category/frontpage
December 18, Winter Music Ensemble Night, 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Performances by 4th and 5th grade Marimba, Orchestra and Choir
December 19, Family Build-A-Book Night: We have a fun event planned where families can author and illustrate their own books. Folded paper book is free. OR Purchase a Klutz Build-A-Book kit for $1. Families please RSVP that you are coming with Mrs. Guyette or the Main Office (967-6300).
We've had some exciting events happening at Marcus so far this year! We had a reading challenge at the beginning of the year. Top point earners in our AR program were allowed to wrap up Principal Moore during lunch.
Another big event that took place was our Book Parade. Students were allowed to dress up as a book character and participate in the parade IF they met a reading goal set for them by their teacher. Participation in this even was huge!
Weather Closure/Delay Information
Parents, staff and students wishing to receive Richland School District weather closure/delay announcements via email, text message, or push notification can sign up by going to: http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=1845 (if you already have an active account, you do not need to sign up again, but you do need to log in to your account once a year to keep it active).
When you get to that page, start the process by entering your email address and setting a password. Once the account is established, you may add one or two additional email or cell text addresses. Each new entry will require you to launch a test message to that address which will contain a two-letter code which must be entered back onto your account page to ensure that the address(es) is valid, or by clicking the link in the message.
Bear in my mind that the cell phone companies get backlogged on weather mornings as they try to keep up with the text messages, so it is recommended that you not rely entirely on text messages. We urge you to download the new, free app for iOS and Android called FlashAlert Messenger. It uses push notification to send messages directly to your phone,
bypassing the cell companies' text message channel. Search for FlashAlert Messenger at the iTunes App Store (iOS) or at Google Play (Android).
For more information, contact Steve Aagaard at 967-6008 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TRI-CITY AMERICANS HOCKEY FUNDRAISER FOR MARCUS WHITMAN PTA
Game date is Friday, December 27th @ 7:05 pm
Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks
Return orders to the Marcus Whitman Office by Friday, December 13
Any questions, please call Tammy Steindorf at 430-1158