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Welcome to Whitney M. Young PreK-8 School

  • At Whitney Young, students prosper in a positive, child-centered environment. Faculty and staff collaborate with students' families to help students achieve academic success and build strong cognitive, social and creative skills. 
    Whitney Young offers:
    • Personalized Learning Model that focuses on the invidivual scholar
    • Rigourous online and virtual lerning programs
    • Integrated and problem-based learning 
    • VILS program which will provides each scholar from grades 5-8 an I-pad for educational use
    • Services for students with mild to moderate learning and behavior issues, including five classrooms for students with multiple disabilities or autism, one classroom for emotionally disturbed students and a special education preschool unit. 
    • Lunchtime mentoring opportunities which helps improve students' attendance, academic attitude, social skills and self esteem
    • A focus on restorative practices and emotional learning to reduce the out-of-school suspension rate
    • Beautiful, newly built state of the art campus
    • Friendly and hard working staff to meet the needs of our scholars

School Details

  • Join us Tuesday, Jan, 26

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  •  Whitney M. Young Virtual Spirit Week!

    Please encourage your scholar to participate in these special days! Remember, we are the warriors!

    -Monday 12/14 (Pajama Day)

    -Tuesday 12/15 (Dress Up Day)

    -Wednesday 12/16 (Call a Friend Day)

    -Thursday 12/17 (Favorite Stuffed Animal/Show and Tell Day)

    -Friday 12/18 (Holiday Ugly Sweater Day)

    Virtual Spirit Week!


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  • Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences will take place next Wednesday, November 18th from 1:20 to 5:00. Each educator will indicate if the conferences will take place on Microsoft Teams or Zoom for their class. Begin signing up with your child's teacher with a time that works best for you. The 15-20 minute conference is your opportunity to learn about the academic and behavior achievement, engagement in virtual learning and personalized learning goals of your scholar. Other accommodations with the teachers can be made if this day and time does not work for you. Communicate the conflict and make arrangements with the teacher, if necessary. We are looking forward to discussing the growth our our Whitney M. Young Scholars as our first marking period comes to an end.  "We are the Warriors"!

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  • IPads for Grades 5-8


    Whitney M Young received a grant from Verizon that will give each scholar in grades 5-8 only, a brand new ipad. Each scholar in these grades will have an opportunity to switch out their device on Wednesday October 14 from 10:00-5:00 and Wednesday October 21st from 10:00- 5:00. This ipad distribution will take place in the cafeteria. Students must come in with their parent in order to complete the full registration of the device. Bring your other device to switch out. The complete process will take up to 25 minutes. Please take advantage of this opportunity. The ipad will come fully loaded with educational apps that are focused on our middle school and 5th grade scholars. Temperatures will be checked at the front entrance and masks are required. For further information, please reach out to your teacher.  

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  • Class Act

    by Jerry Craft Year Published: 2020 Grades 5 and up

    Eighth grader Drew Ellis is no stranger to the saying “You have to work twice as hard to be just as good.” His grandmother has reminded him his entire life. But what if he works ten times as hard and still isn’t afforded the same opportunities that his privileged classmates at the Riverdale Academy Day School take for granted?

    To make matters worse, Drew begins to feel as if his good friend Liam might be one of those privileged kids. He wants to pretend like everything is fine, but it’s hard not to withdraw, and even their mutual friend Jordan doesn’t know how to keep the group together.

    As the pressures mount, will Drew find a way to bridge the divide so he and his friends can truly accept each other? And most important, will he finally be able to accept himself?

    New Kid, the first graphic novel to win the Newbery Medal, is now joined by Jerry Craft’s powerful Class Act.

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