Principal's Message

  • Mr. Michael Gleason

    Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Partners:

    Welcome back! We hope you had an enjoyable and restful summer. We are excited about the start of the 2019-20 school year. Embedded in the mission of Whispering Pines School are a continued focus on academics and social/emotional learning. Our staff remains dedicated to schoolwide instructional practices that enhance self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. We are proud of the academic achievements our students made throughout the last year and look forward to continued growth. As always, we seek to create a welcoming, participatory and caring climate for learning through collaboration with families, community members, and stakeholders. 

    As you arrive for meetings, early pick up of your student, etc., please allow an extra few minutes due to the increased security measures. The front gate will be open and monitored by the school security specialist during drop off and dismissal times. During the school day, this gate will remain locked. People wishing to enter the school during these times will need to call the phone number posted outside of the gate. At this time, a security team member will meet the visitor at the gate. Our single point of entry is now fully functioning; signs will alert you to this entrance. Please have your photo identification available to present to staff at this point. 

    Whispering Pines School has had a few administrative changes this school year. We say goodbye to Ms. Andrea Swift, who will begin the school year as Assistant Principal to Cross Creek, and welcome Ms. Catherine Henderson to the team. Mr. Emmanuel Hunter will continue to serve as Assistant Principal.   

    This year, the open house will be held on Thursday, August 29th from 6:00-7:30. We look forward to seeing our families at this time. 

    My door is always open to parents, teachers, students, and staff. If you have a question, I will do my best to find the correct answer. Thank you, in advance, for your support this year. Your support also allows us to be focused directly on instruction and helping our students meet with success. 

    Michael Gleason

    Mr. Gleason