Our Mission Statement:

Maximizing the potential for all students and preparing them for the 21st century.


Our vision is to infuse 21st century skills and Whitson values to maximize the academic potential of all students. Through actively engaging both students and parents in the learning process and offering well-balanced educational opportunities for all students we strive to create a trusting and safe environment for the school community.

Office Hours:

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
1725 SW Arnold 
Topeka, KS 66604

School Hours:

8:40-3:40 Monday - Thursday     
9:30-3:40 Late Start Friday

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Whitson students who ride the bus are expected to remain in their seats and out of the aisles at all times. Students are also expected to follow all directions given by the bus driver and talk only in a quiet voice. Distracting behavior on the bus may result in bus detention or bus suspension. Please see Mrs. Norton (438-4570) with any questions pertaining to the bus.


  • All students will enter through the main office doors beginning at 8:10 (9:00 on Friday's).
  • Students who would like to eat breakfast should make their way to the gym at this time. Once finished with breakfast they may read quietly outside of their classroom or report to walk and talk.
  • Students not eating breakfast will sit quietly outside of their classroom and read a book or go to walk and talk until school starts at 8:40 (9:30 on Fridays).
  • Walk and Talk: Students choosing not to read outside their classroom may walk around the intermediate playground (weather permitting).


  • Teaching will take place until 3:40; therefore the main office doors will be locked until then.
  • Bus Riders:
                 K-2 will be dismissed with their supervising teacher out the northwest hallway to their bus.
                 3-5 will be dismissed with their supervising teacher out the northeast hallway to their bus.
  • Car Riders:
                 Kindergarten will still meet on the Preschool Playground.
                1st grade will meet on the north side of the sidewalk coming out the main doors by room 114.
                2nd grade will meet on the south side of the sidewalk coming out of the main doors by 114.
                3rd grade will meet on the north side of the main entrance sidewalk.
                 4th grade will meet on the south side of the main entrance sidewalk.
                 5th grade will meet on the sidewalk outside the south gym doors.
  • Walkers, First Christian and Kidsquest:
                 These students will be dismissed by their supervising teacher at the gym to their after school care                         provider or they will be dismissed to begin walking.
  • Students with a sibling:
                 These students will all be taken by their supervising teacher to the sidewalk by the flagpole out the main                 doors. The students will find their sibling and check in with the teacher to go their ride or usual way                             home. This doesn’t include bus riders.
  • Remember that after school Arnold is one way (Southbound). Cars should not stop in the street as this is a safety hazard. Drivers who do not follow this may be ticketed.

The Whitson Warrior






Please click here to view the PBIS behavioral expectations matrix.

Kindergarten Dual Language
Application-2016-2017 school year!

The link will go live here on Thursday, April 14th at 6:30pm during kindergarten orientation.