Whitko Middle School is an extraordinary educational environment where we believe that "...if you work hard, you will get smart!" Here, we take responsibility for the growth and development of the whole child. Ultimately, our goals are to:
Our school community is passionate about ensuring that every child experiences success with learning every day. We are committed to providing high quality services in all that we do. To achieve this, each student will participate in a rigorous school and state based assessment and monitoring schedule throughout the year to ensure their academic progress. This progress is kept foremost in our minds and guides the teaching and learning process. In addition, specialized programs to support students with learning difficulties or extend students with gifts and talents are devised and implemented by experienced teachers ensuring that students are challenged and achieving to their potential. All students are also offered a wide variety of extra-curricular, co-curricular, and sports options throughout the school year to enhance their educational experience.
We see ourselves as a community of caring learners who work very hard to create and maintain a safe and nurturing culture. We promote high expectations for teaching and learning in all academic and extracurricular areas and we foster the development of character using the "best person" and the "golden rule" as standards to live by.
Whitko Middle School serves approximately 350 students in grades 6-8. Our classrooms and facilities offer contemporary learning environments enriched by the latest in technology to enhance learning and provide a portal to the world beyond the four walls of our classrooms. We teach to the whole child with teaching strategies that empower students to take ownership of their own actions and learning. Rigor and relevance in the classroom coupled with our advisory program and student-led conferences lead students to become reflective problem solvers, critical thinkers, and effective decision makers that will prepare them to be college, career, and life ready.
A dedicated and caring staff, enthusiastic students, and supportive parents make Whitko Middle School a wonderful place for children to learn and grow! At our core, we find that we are guided by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King who said that "...the function of education is to teach one to think intensively and think critically. Intelligence plus character; that is the goal of true education."
Welcome to Whitko Middle School!
Eugene M. Sweeney, Ph.D.
Whitko Middle School strives:
The vision for Whitko Middle School is that we will make our school a “blue-ribbon, A-rated” school.
Within the confines of our resources, the vision is centered by:
The goals of the faculty, staff, and student body of Whitko Middle School are to continually:
We believe that if you work hard at learning you will get smart.
PROFILE OF A WHITKO WILDCAT
A Whitko Wildcat acts to be a positive influence and attains high levels of achievement by becoming the “best person” and “best learner” that they can possibly become. “Best person” means that they treat others as they would wish to be treated and always do the next right thing. “Best learner” means that they always work hard at learning.