Dear Roy & Dora Whitman Academy Community,
Happy Fall! I had almost forgotten what it was like to have cooler weather, rain, and wind. We will be having the students come in under shelter if they are waiting outside before school, but please keep them dressed warmly so they don’t get chilled and weaken their immune systems; sore throats and fevers are still in circulation.
Please note the new board policy concerning admissions (see the board bulletin). We are trying to get into sync with the system here in Jordan for initial entry age into school. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
This year our teaching staff has been learning how to integrate a Christian world view and integrate biblical principles into the regular curriculum. Part of the strategies are to have students stop and analyze what they are reading to compare it to the biblical world view or to examine how different scientific principles or historical events reveal the nature of God or the nature of man. This process has generated a lot of rich discussion at different levels. Our goal is to have students able to see the truth and beauty of God’s word and way and know what the Bible says about these topics in order for the students to not just simply absorb the values subtly projected everything they hear and read. We want them to be critical thinkers.
Please pray for safety for the 8th graders as they are experiencing the wonders of God’s creation on the coral reef in Aqaba today and tomorrow.
Have a wonderful week.
Julia J. Nuqul M. Ed. Ed. D.
Head of School