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Posted 09/04/2014 09:47PM
Whitby School opened its arms to welcome students and parents to its 57th school year on Tuesday. Smiles and hugs seemed to be the theme of the day, as students greeted each other and their teachers for the start of an exciting new year. "What a joy it is to have our students back in school, bringing our classrooms and our entire community to life!" declared Head of School Bryan Nixon, now in his third year at Whitby.
Posted 08/25/2014 10:10AM
Alicia Miller joins Whitby School as an Upper School English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teacher. For the past 14 years, Alicia has taught ESL/EAL and English. She has also designed curriculum for and taught at a Newcomer Center for newly arrived immigrants in grades 6-12. Her most recent assignment was as the EAL Head of Department at the Bavarian International School in Haimhausen, Germany.
Posted 08/15/2014 02:46PM
We hope everyone is thoroughly enjoying their summer. Though it certainly quiets down at Whitby during this season, our team is working hard to make sure all of our campus improvements/updates are in order for the new school year. Here's a quick rundown of the latest happenings at Whitby.
Posted 06/25/2014 03:00PM
Congratulations to the Whitby School Class of 2014! Watch this video of graduation.
Posted 06/02/2014 02:55PM
Eight Whitby chess players and parents travelled to Dallas, TX, to compete in the U.S. Chess Federation National Elementary Championship, a hard-fought seven-game marathon that took place over three days. In the top level Championship K-3 section, Max Lu and Joseph Ho were joined by three players playing above their rating section: Jack Klein, Peter Liu and Nicholas Stephens. With many Whitby players facing long odds against higher-rated competition, members were able to persevere, helping Whitby secure its first ever National Championship section trophy, finishing 16th in the nation. Four students won individual trophies as they finished first, second, or third in their rating groups.
Posted 06/02/2014 02:44PM
Whitby's Lower Elementary classes (grades 1-2) welcomed guest poet Ted Scheu to school in May for a two-day workshop. During his visits to the classrooms, he discussed sensory tools like metaphor and simile, and the students explored exemplar poems. Students then had the opportunity to write their own free verse poems, comparing themselves or things to other things using imagery and figurative language.


Read the latest commentary on Whitby and education in Whitby's new blog, Whitby Bylines, by Head of School Bryan Nixon.
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