J.G. Whittier Middle School

JG Whittier Mission Statement

Mission Statement

John Greenleaf Whittier Middle School strives to be a community of learners dedicated to educating adolescents. We are preparing children for the future by providing differentiated education, which will encourage all to be responsible, active, respectful, and tolerant members of our school and society. We provide a safe atmosphere that is intellectually challenging and that recognizes the student’s physical, emotional, social, and academic needs. Frequent and open communication is encouraged to help ensure the effectiveness of the education we provide. We believe that it is the responsibility of the entire school community to share in the education of the middle-school child.


JGW 2018-2019 Good Citizenship Program Manual


  • Up To Date School Supply List

    As you do your back-to-school shopping, please note that students at JG Whittier School will need the following supplies:

    Grade 6

    1 inch binder (Please do not buy zipper binders- they are too bulky and don’t fit in the desks)

    8 tab dividers

    1 3-hole folder

    Pencil  pouch

    One3 subject notebook

    Threecomposition notebooks

    5 2-pocket folders (one of each of the following colors:  red, orange, yellow, blue, and purple)


    Glue sticks

    markers/colored pencils/crayons


    Dry erase markers


    Grade 7:

    ELA: notebook, pen,pencil, eraser,handheld pencil sharpener , folder for handouts and worksheets

    Social Studies: 1 one-inch binder

    Math: a 5-subject notebook, pencils, colored pencils, glue stick

    Science: 1 one-inch binder, pen, pencil, filler paper or a small one subject notebook, and a small composition book

    Other General materials:

    • 4 One-subject Notebooks (1 per subject)
    • Journal Notebook
    • Blue or Black Pens
    • Highlighters (5 colors)
    • Index Cards
    • Book Covers
    • Pencils (regular and colored)
    • Handheld Pencil Sharpener
    • Zipper Pencil Pouch
    • Erasers
    • 3-ring Binder (1 inch)
    • Pocket folders (to organize homework)

    For home: Dictionary and Thesaurus

    Please note that JG Whittier will have supplies on-hand at school for those who are unable to provide their own supplies.

  • June Calendar (Events)

  • May Calendar (Events)

  • April Calendar (Events)

  • March Calendar (Events)

  • January Calendar (Events)

  • Attention 8th Grade Families….

    The application deadline for Whittier Tech. is Friday, January 12th.  If your child is interested in applying but has not yet applied, please apply online at http://www.whittiertech.org.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Vlahos at jvlahos@haverhill-ps.org or 978-374-5782.​

  • Discovery Club Update

  • No Shave November SUCCESS!

    November is over, and the men can shave again…if they so choose. The majority of the male staff at JGW put their razor’s down for the month to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society. This year was our 4th year doing so, but the first that we involved the students. We held a “penny war” where students got to bring in loose change to donate into a jar with one of the staff members pictures on it. The winning staff member had to do something embarrassing. Below you will find a before and after picture of the staff who participated along with, Mr. Lewis, who won the competition and certainly was a good sport when it came to doing something embarrassing.

    Most importantly, with the help of the student body, we managed to raise the most money that we ever have during this fundraiser. This year we were able to raise $645! Now after 4 years of this event, we have donated a total of $1,735 to the American Cancer Society!


  • Discovery Club Update

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