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Principal's Message

March 15, 2017

Dear Roy & Dora Whitman Academy Community,


We are soooo proud of our cross country running teams!  Since the start of the school year, these 20 dedicated students woke at the crack of dawn to practice running at least 2x/week and disciplined themselves to do extra after school exercises in order to train their bodies to be fit to run the 242km Dead2Red Marathon. The students should be commended on just the discipline and dedication alone, BUT not only did they train excellently, they also placed well. The "Raskallions" team took first place among the school teams and  2nd place overall. The "For the Extra Credit" team took 5th place among the school teams and 16th place overall.  So AMAZING!  Many thanks to their coach - Hanna Nuqul and all the other parents who supported the team in various ways. 


This week has been dubbed “Positive Charge Week”. Teachers and students have been intentional about giving positive feedback and encouragement, calling out the good things they see in others.  It’s been fun to observe the enthusiasm everyone has been putting into the project.  Consider picking this up at home as well.


The board is still working on studying the split vs. consecutive weekend decision. They need a bit more information before they make the decision in the April meeting.  The FESC is also continuing to work on the facilities issue.  We finally heard back from JETS about the proposal we gave them for review back in November.  We will continue with our feasibility studies and negotiations on that proposal and keep investigating other options. 


Please enjoy a restful, safe, and happy spring break!




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

Head of School

Roy & Dora Whitman Academy

Amman, Jordan 

School Calendar
March and April
March 17-26 Spring Break
March 25 Earth Day
April 4-5 Parent - Teacher Conference
April 4 Spirit Day : Color Day (Class color to be announced later)
April 10-13 Terra Nova Testing
April 13 “Countdown to Easter”
A puppet show, 2:00 p.m. @ Whitman Academy
April 14-17 Easter Break
April 21-22 Fine Arts Festival
April 29 Community Service Day
Mandatory for all 9th - 12th graders. Grades 1 - 8 are dismissed at 12 noon. 
 School Board Bulletin

It’s time for board elections again! This year, we need to elect three (3) board members.  If you are interested in serving in this way, please send an email to with the subject, Attention: School Board. Please include a brief biography of details relevant to qualifications and interest for serving on the R&DWA school board.

Elections will be held the week of April 10-13.  

1. He/She must be a parent of a child/children attending Roy and Dora Whitman Academy, or must be an FESC shareholder.
2. He/She must be able to testify of their personal commitment to Jesus Christ and agree fully with the Roy and Dora Whitman Academy Statement of Faith.
3. He/She should demonstrate commitment and loyalty to Roy and Dora Whitman Academy, be members in good standing in the school community and possess professional background and skills that can support school policy development.
4. He/She must not be a paid employee of Roy and Dora
Whitman Academy (anyone working at least 0.25 time) nor an immediate family member of employees of Roy and Dora Whitman Academy.

Congratulations Dead2Red Teams!

The "Raskallions" came first place among school teams and second place overall with a time of 13 hours and 52 minutes


"For the Extra Credit" came in 5th for school teams with a time of 17 hours and 24 minutes. 
Your stamina and determination are admirable! We are so proud of you!!!

Thank you, 12th graders for sweetening our PI day with the Pie Sale! It was yummy!
Join The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) in supporting "Earth Hour 2017"
at the Wild Jordan Center in Jabal Amman and Nature Reserves.
March 25th, 2017
6:00 p.m. Lecture, Environmental activities and Entertainment
8:30 p.m. Lights Out!
8:35 p.m. Candlelit March through Jabal Amman - Reserves

Use your power! Think of what you are willing to do to save the planet. This year Earth Hour supporters will challenge one another on how they will contribute to our earth.

Switch lights off space for an hour to raise awareness for the planet! Prepare your pledge. Your commitment towards planet earth no matter how small you may think it is can make a difference because together our actions add up.

Note: The event is free of charge; Candles will be given for first 200 arrivals.

Sign-up sheets for the Talent show are up! Encourage your kid/s to showcase their performing art talents by participating in the Talent show to be held in April 21 and 22.  Date of audition will be announced later.    
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