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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.

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Building Community Through Dance and Play

What do “Global Play Day” and “Bring Your Star to Dance” have in common? Both are recent Whitaker activities that helped build community among our students and families. Global Play day inspires kids to creatively work together to create games, build, laugh, and collaborate. Our recent dance was an opportunity for students to dress up, bring their families to school, and share a good time with friends. Even Mrs. Beckelheimer and Miss Maria were spotted showing off their dance moves!

Whitaker's Inspirational Speech Contestants

The Whitaker family is so proud of our fifth and sixth grade speech contest representatives who competed at the annual Buena Park School District speech contest last week. Their speeches were not only delivered with poise and confidence, but were also incredibly inspirational! Great job girls! La familia Whitaker está muy orgullosa de los representantes de nuestros concursos de oratoria de quinto y sexto grado que compitieron en el concurso anual de discursos del Distrito Escolar de Buena Park la semana pasada. Sus discursos no solo fueron presentados con aplomo y confianza, sino que también fueron increíblemente inspiradores. Buen trabajo chicas!


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