whitaker Elementary

Whitaker Elementary

School Hours:  9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.       phone:  513-728-3737

Principal:  Grant Anderson, ganderson@finneytown.org

Assistant Principal:  Marlo Thigpen, mthigpen@finneytown.org

School Secretary:  Penney Meddford
School Counselor:  Britany Utley, butley@finneytown.org

Whitaker Teacher is the Celebrate Excellence Educator of the Year for Finneytown Local Schools

Lauren Woodward, third grade teacher at Whitaker Elementary, has been nominated as Educator of the Year for Celebrate Excellence through the Hamilton County Education Foundation. “Lauren is an all-star teacher! As a third grade teacher, she and the third grade team rise to the challenge of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee each year,” proudly stated Grant Anderson, Whitaker Elementary Principal. It’s no wonder Lauren was nominated as she is a leader in the school with Restorative Practices, which serves the

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Whitaker students Visit The National Underground Museum and Freedom Center

Fourth graders from Whitaker Elementary recently visited the National Underground Museum and Freedom Center to participate in a self-guided scavenger hunt with the help of parent chaperones. Mrs. Knight’s, Mr. Hutchinson’s, Mrs.Huber’s, Mr. Dirr’s, Mrs. Smith’s and Mr. Duke’s classes learned about Aminah Brenda-Lynn Robinson’s RagGonNon a “three dimensional cloth painting made from found-objects: fabric, beads, shells, leaves, ties, and much more.”

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Calendar changes and Updates

There have been some updates and changes to the Finneytown calendar since it was printed in July. Please be sure to check the online calendar through www.finneytown.org for the most up-to-date changes and event dates.

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