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Principal's Message

February 15, 2017

Dear Roy & Dora Whitman Academy Community,


I hope you enjoyed a lovely 3-day weekend with your families.  The pace is picking up here at school as we get nearer the dates for big events- Book Week, the play, the Dead2Red marathon, and this weekend- the Model United Nations.  I thank God for the dedicated staff and parents that we have who are willing and able to spend their “spare” time coaching, chaperoning or directing our students, planning and monitoring events, building and painting sets for the play etc., etc. We have so much more to offer the students because of these precious volunteers.


The weather is back in the news this week with freezing temperatures predicted in the next day or two.  As usual, we will follow the government’s directives for school closures or delayed start times.  Be on the alert for SMS messages in case of inclement weather. We will also post any school closure or delays on the front page of our website.   




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

Head of School

Roy & Dora Whitman Academy

Amman, Jordan


February 16 Progress Reports Out
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

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

  • Santa Claus suit
  • Old looking professor glasses
  • Two step stool
  • Red Umbrella
  • Fancy Box (about 11x8 more or less)
  • Small Horn
  • Three (3) Stools- short, preferably wooden
  • Four (4) 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
3rd of March ----  7 p.m.
4th of March ----  morning and evening performances (time to be announced later)

Ticket costs 5 JD for adults and 3 JD for children.

E L E M E N T A R Y   A R T   N O T I C E S

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.

Last Day to Vote for Steven 

Steven Merdian is competing in a photo contest to win $4,000 in scholarships to Augustana College. Today is the last day to get as many votes as possible. 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!

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.


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

Register Now!

T H R O W  B A C K :  F A L L  F E S T I V A L   2 0 1 6

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