Spelling Bee and District STEM Fair

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Olivia J and Elena G for winning the Whittier Spelling Bee! These two students will now represent Whittier at the Northern Utah Spelling Bee- presented by City Journals.

District STEM Fair

There were a total of 189 projects at the District STEM Fair this year. Whittier took 8 projects to district. Agatha H. and Havalah H. both took home the participation medal that was offered to fourth grade students this year. In fifth grade Colin W. received an honorable mention award, Wylie T. took home 3rd place, Linnea G. 2nd place, and Jason G. 1st place. In sixth grade Maya A. and Elena G. both took home an honorable mention award.

Colin W., Wylie T., Linnea G., Jason G., Maya A., and Elena G. are all moving on to the Regional STEM Fair in March. We are very proud of all of their hard work and cannot wait to see how they do at Regionals!

Geography Bee and STEM Fair

Geography Bee

The Geo Bee Finalists were:  Kieran S., Zachary S., Elena G., Oscar P. and Wylie T.  Elena took 3rd, Oscar 2nd and Wylie was our champion for a second year in a row.


Results from the Whittier STEM Fair for the 2018-2019 school year

Moving on to District:

  • Agatha H. and Havalah H. from 4th
  • Colin W., Jason G., Linnea G., Wylie, T., Maya G., Charlie B., from 5th
  • Maya A. & Elena G., from 6th

Silver Medal Winners:

  • Otis W. & Ciara L., Eva A. from 4th
  • Coby R.&  Oscar P. from 6th
  • Anna S., Ilario N. from 5th

Bronze Medal Winners:

  • Tera B. and Najma A. from 4th
  • Gabe B. from 6th

Special Shout outs!

  • Mrs. Haines 3rd Grade Class
  • Desmond, Imogen, Barret G. and Toby

Everyone did a wonderful job and our judges were very impressed. There will be another STEM Fair next year so get those ideas flowing and projects started. Any questions can be directed to Miss Aikens in Room 207. We had lots of parent support this year which helped our judging go quickly and fairly, so thank you for that support. It was also great to see such a wide range of ideas being presented by all of the students.

Thank you December Cool-oquium

Thank you to December’s Cool-oquium speakers. We loved hearing about various STEM fields: Astronomy, Nanotechnology, Radiology, Family Medicine, and Math!

Our speakers were: Kyle Dawson, Brian Baker, Autumn Kieber-Emmons, Hank Baskin, and Meghan Everette.

We are still looking for speakers for next year (and beyond). The remaining sessions of the year are:

  • February 1- Wellness
  • March 8- Words
  • April 5- Creativity
  • May 3- STEM

If you would like to be a speaker for next year please sign up here.

Latin has arrived for Kindergarten

Our supplies arrived to start our Latin program in kindergarten! We will be starting this as a roll-out program so every year, the grade above will continue it. We are starting with kindergarten for 2018-2019. In 2019-2020, kindergarten and first grade will teach Latin and so on.

-Betsy Haslam (ELP Kindergarten Teacher)


Thank You November Cool-oquium

Thank you to our November Cool-oquium speakers who shared about people and places. The kids were very excited to hear speeches about different countries (New Zealand, Korea, Peru) and about Bulgarian Dancing!

Our speakers were: Gary Wong, Jinna Lee, Liliana Keyes, and Elena Asperouhova.

  • December 7- STEM
  • February 1- Wellness
  • March 8- Words
  • April 5- Creativity
  • May 3- STEM

If you would like to be a speaker for next year please sign up here.

Fall Updates

ELP Parent Meetings
There is one more ELP Parent Meeting for grades 4-8. This includes information for Jr. High testing. The next meeting is Thursday, October 25 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Salt Lake School District Office (400 E 100 S). Students in grade 4-8 must be registered for testing by November 1Click HERE for more information.

The Community Builders Cool-oquium was wonderful. Thank you to Emily Hardy, Missy Dawson, Temma Martin, Jose Lozano, and James Erb for speaking. The kids were very excited to hear from you!

The next session is People and Places. If you have experience living abroad, speaking a foreign language, with biomes and environments, or geography and maps, please consider signing up. You can review the schedule and sign up HERE. If you have questions about Cool-oquium (what it is, how it works, or what is required) please email Anne Harges (annebharges@gmail.com) or email the Whittier ELP box (whittier.elp.slc@gmail.com).

ELP Directory
The ELP directory has been completed. If you would like a copy of the directory for your child’s class, please email the Whittier ELP box (whittier.elp.slc@gmail.com) with the grade you are requesting and your student’s name.

STEM Sessions
In order to make sure every student has support to enter a science fair project, Ms. Aikens will be holding STEM Sessions after school. These sessions are open to any child in the school. We want to make sure every child has the opportunity to submit a great project. If you are interested in helping, please view dates and times and sign up HERE.