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We, the members of the Buena Park School District Community, are dedicated to providing all children with the educational, social, and technological skills needed to successfully experience and contribute to the world around them. 
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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 School Year and the Whitaker Website.  New Principal, Mary Beckelheimer  and new Administrative Intern, Steve Little are looking forward to meeting you.  Please come by to meet us and see our newly painted buildings and recently remodeled classrooms. Students will certainly benefit from the many improvements that were completed this past summer.  We are looking forward to a great year of learning.

Latest News


Whitaker Reads!

Whitaker students and staff are committed to literacy! This week, 40 Whitaker students started an after school reading mentor program called "Reading Together". First graders paired with upper grade students to practice doing what great readers do! Primary teachers fine tuned their reading instruction by planning and observing lessons with Ms. Choi, our district's expert in English learner instruction. ¡Los estudiantes y el personal de Whitaker están comprometidos con la alfabetización! Esta semana, 40 estudiantes de Whitaker comenzaron un programa de mentores de lectura después de la escuela llamado "Reading Together". ¡Los estudiantes de primer grado se juntaron con estudiantes de grados superiores para practicar lo que hacen los grandes lectores! Los maestros de primaria perfeccionaron su instrucción de lectura planificando y observando lecciones con la Sra. Choi, la experta de nuestro distrito en instrucción para estudiantes de inglés.

A Lot to be Thankful For

We are thankful at Whitaker for all the staff, students, and families who make Whitaker School a family. A school is not the just buildings the staff and students learn in, a school is the staff and students themselves! This week we celebrated student achievements at our awards assemblies, learned about the history of our country, and enjoyed working together in teams. Have a great week off, Whitaker families!


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