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Principal's Message

February 8, 2017

Dear Roy & Dora Whitman Academy Community,


Thank you so much for your active participation in the recent board survey. We ensured that every Whitman family had a chance to voice their views on the issues of moving campus and the weekend situation.

The school board has reviewed the data from the survey about the potential weekend change.  The majority of the community, including parents and teachers, was in favor of changing to a Friday/Saturday weekend. However, some significant concerns were raised, specifically about the local Christian community. The board is seeking to consult more widely before making the decision. The board is taking two actions: first, they are consulting local church leaders about their views on this potential change; and second, the board is praying about maintaining the current weekend system or changing it to a consecutive 2 day weekend calendar which would also include occasional 3 day weekends. 


Please keep them in your prayers as they carefully weigh all the information.


We would like to welcome Mrs. Mercedes Nall to our staff. She is in training now to take over the records and registration and admissions position that will be vacated by Sherry Wright at the end of this school year.  Thank you for your prayers over our staffing needs. Keep it up! The backbone of our school is our teachers.


I hope you enjoy a restful 3 day weekend.



Julia J. Nuqul, M. Ed., Ed. D.

Head of School

Roy & Dora Whitman Academy

Amman, Jordan


February 10,11,12  Three Day Weekend
11 Valentine's Dance for Grades 7-12
16 Progress Reports Out
25 Community Service Day
Mandatory for all 9th -12th  graders.
Grades 1-8 are dismissed at 12 noon. 
Feb. 28- March 4
March 1
Book Week
World Book Day
Dance is dreaming with your feet
Valentine's Dance for Grades 7-12
February 11th, 6:00-9:00pm
6JD tickets at school
7JD tickets at the door
Hosted by the Seniors

We are looking to borrow the following costume/props items for our school play:

  • Santa Claus suit
  • Old looking professor glasses
  • Red scarf
  • 1940's style woman's hat and overcoat
  • Icicle Christmas decorations 
  • Two step stool
  • Pan Flute
  • Red Umbrella
  • Fancy Box (about 11x8 more or less)
  • Small Horn
  • Small Rope Net
  • Four (4) Stools- short
  • Four (4) Old Fashioned Suitcases or Carpet Bags

Please contact Ms. Holt ( if you have these items. Thank you!

W A T C H   O U T
Coming Soon!

Elementary Art Classes

Wanted: Old newspapers for Elementary Art Classes. Please collect and bring them to school. Thank you!!!

Thank you so much for collecting bottle tops. The deadline is on March 16. The art project using them will commence after the Spring break.

Vote for Steven In Petra Picture

Steven Merdian is competing in a photo contest to win $4,000 in scholarships to Augustana College. He has a week left to get as many votes as possible and is not yet in the top three winners. You can vote once every 24 hours. Please vote for the Steven In Petra picture (not the Dead Sea, that was a mistake - votes are by picture not by person). Here is the link:


Thank you!

Amman Little League Baseball 2017
Ages 5 to 18
Registration dates:
January 23 - February 24
Season begins in March

Register Now!

J u s t   f o r   L a u g h s !

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