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Principal's Message

February 22, 2017

Dear Roy & Dora Whitman Academy Community,


Happy Wednesday!


I am proud to report that the ten (10) R&DWA students who represented the school in the Model United Nations hosted by King’s Academy last weekend came back with 7 awards!  We were not expecting much since it was our first time attending, but the students applied their spirit of excellence to the project and in their roles at the conference.  They brought glory to God by their success. 

We are looking forward to seeing our students and staff in their excellent best in the upcoming play on March 3 & 4, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, based on C.S. Lewis’ famous Narnia series.  Tickets are on sale in the office now.

Also, coming up is the annual Dead2Red marathon. This year R&DWA has 2 teams that will be running, yet another area to show forth the glory of God through excellence. We have so many students out there in different sports teams, band, and music ministries in the community who are doing a fantastic job by giving their best to the activity and displaying godliness, responsibility, inquisitiveness, and the pursuit of excellence. 


This upcoming week, we are celebrating International World Book Day by hosting a week of fun reading activities and book themed projects. Further information about this will be sent out to parents tomorrow.  


Have a great week,


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

Head of School

Roy & Dora Whitman Academy

Amman, Jordan


February 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
March 3 & 4 School Play: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
March 9 - 10 Dead2Red Marathon
Congratulations to our Model UN representatives!

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

  • Two step stool
  • Red or Black Umbrella (Old style)
  • Three (3) Stools - short, preferably wooden
  • Three(3) Old Fashioned Suitcases or Carpet Bags
  • Foldable Canopy

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

W h i t m a n   A c a d e m y    P r o d u c t i o n
March 3 and 4
The National Center for Culture and Arts
Ibn Al-Haytham Street, building no. 70, Amman 11110
3rd of March ----  7 p.m.
4th of March ----  11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Ticket costs 5 JD for adults and 3 JD for children. Tickets are available for purchase from the school office - see Thalia.
31.986242, 35.913456

Reminder about Secondary Students' Absences

We just want to remind you that secondary students may only miss 10 days per semester, excused or unexcused, before being in danger of losing credit for a course.  Please keep this in mind as you make summer plans and ticket reservations.


A Note from the Finance Office:
Registration for School Year 2017- 2018

Please make sure to secure your child's registration for next school year by paying the 300 JOD registration fee. Deadline for payment is March 1, 2017. All payments should be made to Ms. Thalia. Office hours: 7:45 - 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. Any unconfirmed seats after March 1st will be open for new student applicants.  


Approved Roy & Dora Whitman Academy Uniform for School Year 2017- 2018

Items being supplied by the uniform vendor (except the skirt) can be ordered from the school.  Parents who wish to order items from the school’s vendor will fill out an order form (available in the school office) and bring it or send it to the school office, by May 30 in order for the items to be ready in August. The week of August 14-19, 2017, the school will be open to distribute orders and to sell additional items as needed.
The amount of the uniform purchase will be added to the school bill.
Parents may also purchase polo shirts and trousers from the vendors of their choice.  However, all polos will need to have a Whitman patch applied and be in the approved colors.  A Whitman patch will be available for purchase during orientation week.

Shirts - Polo and Collared Dress Shirt

All students will wear either
1. The Whitman-branded polo, OR
2. Button up to the collar polo shirts  in navy, red, grey, black or white with the Whitman patch, OR
3. Any Whitman-branded previously made shirts, OR
4. A solid white, grey, or blue button up (to a folded collar) dress shirt  which must be buttoned up to a modest level at all times. The button up shirt does not require a patch.
All shirts can be long or short sleeved, but must have sleeves.


Trousers - approved style

1. Trousers - loose-fitting chino trousers in khaki (beige) or navy.
Should be in the following cuts:
  1.      Cargo
  2.      Boot cut
  3.      Straight leg  
2. Shorts - to the knee length (minimum) loose fitting chino shorts or cargo shorts in khaki (beige) or navy.
No denim jeans.


1. Skirts, skorts, jumpers/pinafores loose fitting, to the knee length (minimum), in khaki (beige) or navy.
2. Elementary girls may wear a dress with a collar.
Tights and leggings must be in a solid color and be covered to the knee by a skirt or shorts.

 Winter Clothing

  • Whitman-branded sweater or hoodie
  • If the hoodie might be removed during the day, it should be worn over a Whitman-branded top. 

 PE Kit

On PE days, students must wear
1. Tennis shoes and socks
2. Whitman-branded PE shorts or plain gray sweat pants
3. Whitman-branded PE T-shirt
and a Whitman-branded hoodie as needed according to the weather.
The PE shorts and sweat pants may only be worn on days on which students will be participating in PE classes.


  •   Sandals that fit snugly on the foot are permitted.
  •   If rain boots are worn to school, students must have another pair of footwear to wear indoors.
  •   Students may not wear flip-flops, shoes with heels higher than 3 cm, or cleats/studded sport shoes for general school wear.

Field Trip, Spirit Day, and Service Day Attire

  •   Students may wear modest, non- Whitman-branded clothing.
  •   Shorts and skirts must be to the knee; Shirts must have sleeves and a modest neckline. On Spirit Days, students who are not participating, must wear the school uniform.
  •   Students may not dress up as ghosts, witches, demons, or scary, violent characters.
  •   No rips or holes in clothing.
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