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Principal's Message

April 5, 2017

Dear Roy & Dora Whitman Academy Community,

Over the next 2 weeks, as we are focusing our thoughts on the events leading up to Easter, I encourage you to take time to meditate on the great love and determination Jesus showed as He walked toward Jerusalem to fulfil His destiny for you, for all of us who hadn’t even been born yet.  Love so amazing!


Please be in prayer for the board and administration as we make decisions this coming week concerning the weekend issue and how to solve our space issues.  In conjunction with the weekend issue, we are investigating ways to have a less hectic work load for teachers and students.  We need that wisdom from above.


We are still looking into ways to gain more space for our facilities. We are still in negotiations with JETS, but we are also soliciting help from realtors to locate other possibilities as well.  


Enjoy a blessed Palm Sunday,


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

Head of School

Roy & Dora Whitman Academy

Amman, Jordan 

April Activities
April 4 – 5 Parent - Teacher Conference
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. 
Terra Nova Testing
Next week is Terra Nova Testing week  for elementary students. Please help your children to come ready to do their best by giving them plenty of rest/sleep and a good breakfast. The Terra Nova Test is a standardized test to see how our students compare with other schools. This test does not determine if your child will move to the next level. There is no pressure to get perfect marks. Best effort is all that is required!   
You are invited to our Fine Arts Festival/Talent Show
Secondary Department
April 21 
Evening (Time to be determined)

Elementary Department
April 22
                                  12:30 - 1:30           Talent Show
                                    1:30 - 2:30           Art Exhibit
 Auditions for Talent Show
Sign-up for Talent today! Encourage your kid/s to showcase their performing art talents by participating in the Talent show to be held in April 21 and 22.  

Elementary department audition day will be on
April 6 at 3:30p.m. in the fourth grade room. 
Secondary department audition dates are on
April 10 and 11 at 3:30 p.m. on the roof.

Auditioners should come with
1. Music in a flash drive (or instruments if needed).
2. Come dressed in the Costume/Attire to be used in the show.
3. Act should be around 3-4 minutes long.

All lyrics will have to be pre-approved by the screening committee. The purpose of the  audition is to make sure the act is appropriate in length, theme and appearance.  
 DVD & Blu-Ray Available 
Daylight Saving

Whitman Production:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Now Available in DVD (10 JD)
and Blu-Ray (15JD)
Place your order with Ms. Randa.


 Wednesday Hot Lunch

Starting this week, hot lunch will be served on Wednesdays by the 11th graders.

New menu:

Chicken burger (100g) - 2.50 JD

Beef burger (100g) -      2.25 JD

Beef burger with cheese (100g)- 2.50 JD

Hotdog -                        2.50 JD

4 Mini Pizzas -              2.50 JD

Mac n Cheese -            3.00 JD

Salad -                          1.00 JD

 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 his/her 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.

Interested in Cub Scouts?
Cub Scout

If you have a son who is interested in joining Cub Scouts, please email Matt Doyle at Cub Scouting is for boys in 1st-5th grades or aged 7-10 years of age by September.


We are seeking to start a pack in Amman next fall and are planning to have an informational meeting in April if there is enough interest.


Please check your email from with the Heading/Subject: We want your opinion.
This is our year end survey and would appreciate your feedback.
For Gmail account, the email goes to your Update Tab. Thank you!
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