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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


McTeacher Night

Whitaker staff are great at teaching and taking care of students, but we found out that they are also amazing McDonald’s workers. Students, staff, and families filled a local McDonald’s to celebrate McTeacher Night, 2019. Smiles and laughs were everywhere as students couldn’t believe teachers’ wide range of fast food skills. Thanks to staff, families, and community for all your support! El personal de Whitaker es excelente para enseñar y cuidar a los estudiantes, pero descubrimos que también son increíbles trabajadores de McDonald's. Los estudiantes, el personal y las familias llenaron un McDonald's local para celebrar la Noche de McTeacher, 2019. Las sonrisas y las risas estaban en todas partes, ya que los estudiantes no podían creer en la amplia gama de habilidades de comida rápida de los maestros. ¡Gracias al personal, las familias y la comunidad por todo su apoyo!

Whitaker's Painted Playgrounds

Whitaker’s playgrounds have a new look! Whitaker families, a huge group of volunteers from H&R Block, and OC Department of Education staff joined forces to make our playgrounds beautiful. Healthy themed games and pictures were added to the kindergarten and lower grade playgrounds to inspire kids to be active and eat healthy foods. Thanks for your help, Whitaker community! ¡Los patios de recreo de Whitaker tienen una nueva apariencia! Las familias de Whitaker, un gran grupo de voluntarios de H&R Block y el personal del Departamento de Educación de OC unieron fuerzas para hacer que nuestros patios de recreo sean hermosos. Se agregaron juegos e imágenes temáticas saludables al jardín de infantes y a los patios de recreo de grados inferiores para inspirar a los niños a estar activos y comer alimentos saludables. Gracias por tu ayuda, comunidad Whitaker!


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