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Whitman Elementary, Spokane, Kindergarten to Grade 6
Moving forward to close the achievement gap requires teamwork, collaboration and dedication to individual student success. This is social justice and anything less is not acceptable...Principal Beverly Lund


Student Support

Whitman staff provide comprehensive academic support for children at all RTI-based tier levels.

Academic Support

Tier 1

All students receive instruction based on core curriculum.

Tier 2

Small group instruction designed strategically to meet student needs

  • Most qualified instructors work with highest need students
  • Group size
  • Differentiated

Tier 3

  • Progress monitoring
  • Extended school time
  • English language learner support
  • Deaf education support
  • Assistive technology
  • Speech and language interventions
  • Occupational therapy
  • Counseling support

Extra-curricular activities cultivate community relationships, and run the gamut from sports, such as volleyball, basketball and cross-country meets, to Family Fun Nights. Here are just a few of the activities and practices that act as building blocks for Whitman’s strong, student-centered and community-minded culture.

Relationships, Connection, Communication

Intramural Sports

Cross country and Bloomsday training, volleyball, basketball


An after-school program begun in 2002 and funded by the PTA. To join the zingamarimba band, students must meet high expectations for behavior and grades. Here’s a news article from the Spokesman-Review that highlights this popular activity.


A before- and after-school choir that presents civic performances

Associated Student Body (ASB)

In the ASB, students hold leadership positions and lead school-wide activities.

Family Fun Nights

Families are invited to participate in fitness activities, book bingo, square dancing and crafts with their children

Kelso’s Choices

Counseling staff teach self-help skills that help students solve personal behavior problems with their peers.

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

The PTO meets monthly to organize activities, lead fundraising activities and support student learning. With their earnings, the PTO funds additional academic resources for each classroom.

  The Blueprint

Professional Development
Student Support


   Updated 12/5/2012

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