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Name Email Subject Edublog
Alexander, ChrisEmail Mr. AlexanderResource 
Asanovich, SusanEmail Ms. AsanovichKindergartenMs. Asanovich's Edublog
Dinius, JacquiEmail Ms. Dinius1st GradeMs. Dinius's Edublog
Donaldson, ChristineEmail Ms. Donaldson1st GradeMs. Donaldson's Edublog
Dysinger, PattiEmail Ms. DysingerKindergarten 
Ellingwood, AnnieEmail Ms. EllingwoodSpeech 
Fisk, BeckyEmail Ms. Fisk2nd GradeMs. Fisk's Edublog
Gallagher, JPEmail Mr. GallagherPrincipal 
Hauser, TerryEmail Mr. HauserPE 
Helfrich, JanetEmail Ms. Helfrich4th GradeMs. Helfrich's Edublog
Henderson, ShayneEmail Ms. Henderson5th GradeMs. Henderson's Edublog
Henningsen, AmieEmail Ms. Henningsen1st GradeMs. Henningsen's Edublog
Houchin, ErnaEmail Ms. Houchin3rd GradeMs. Houchin's Edublog
Hunter, KatieEmail Ms. HunterResource RoomMs. Hunter's Edublog
Jette, JessieEmail Ms. JettePhysical Therapist 
Keeley, MollieEmail Ms. KeeleyReading Coach 
Kunts, KristenEmail Ms. KuntsSpecial Education 
Lyons, JoanieEmail Ms. Lyons2nd GradeMs. Lyons's Edublog
McCaughey, MarcusEmail Mr. McCaugheyReading Coach 
Mckee, ShelleyEmail Ms. Mckee4th GradeMs. Mckee's Edublog
McLaughlin, CherylEmail Ms. McLaughlin2nd GradeMs. McLaughlin's Edublog
Newman, RiverEmail Mr. NewmanArt 
O'Neill, CaitlinEmail Ms. O'NeillReading 
Peters, TriciaEmail Ms. PetersSpecial Ed. 
Richards, AngeliaEmail Ms. RichardsPsychologist 
Richardson, MaureenEmail Ms. RichardsonTech & Lib.Ms. Richardson's Edublog
Rogers, JanEmail Ms. Rogers3rd GradeMs. Rogers's Edublog
Rounds, KarenEmail Ms. Rounds6th GradeMs. Rounds's Edublog
Salo, GregEmail Mr. SaloCounselor 
Schulte, ColleenEmail Ms. SchultePEMs. Schulte's Edublog
Sweeney, KathleenEmail Ms. SweeneyKindergartenMs. Sweeney's Edublog
Taylor, RosemaryEmail Ms. TaylorSecretary 
Tobin, BrianEmail Mr. TobinBand Director 
Tomsheck, MichaelaEmail Ms. Tomsheck6th GradeMs. Tomsheck's Edublog
Walker, AmberEmail Ms. Walker1st GradeMs. Walker's Edublog
Warner, DotEmail Ms. WarnerNurseMs. Warner's Edublog
Whitaker, KatieEmail Ms. Whitaker2nd GradeMs. Whitaker's Edublog

Whittier Elementary is centrally located on the “flats” of Butte occupying a full city block, the Whittier school ground includes a park named for one of the distinguished past principals, George Parrett. This park has a small baseball field, tennis courts, and soccer field available to students as well as a small city ice rink that is flooded each year for public use. The present Whittier school opened its doors in September 1954. It replaced the original 1912 Whittier Industrial School, which was briefly named the Wendall Philips School in 1915 and eventually Whittier in 1917. We have 23 classrooms and a newly updated library. Whittier is one of only two Butte elementary schools that have a separate gym and lunch room. Our gym, named for Kenneth Julson, principal from 1945-1968, used to host all the city’s elementary basketball games due to the size and seating for spectators. The wooden bleachers were replaced in 2003 with the most modern ones available.

Quick Facts

Principal: J.P. Gallagher
Grade Level:K-6
Enrollment Count: 412
School Hours:

  • K-2nd: 8:30 - 2:00
  • K-3 Hope 8:00 - 2:00
  • 3-6: 8:30 - 3:00
Attraction/Focus: Whittier has a close neighborly environment serving over 400 students, 311 families, with only a small portion of the total population being bused to the site.

Average Class Size:
  • 18:1
Teaching Staff: Approximately 71% of faculty members have advanced degrees.

Support Services:
  • Speech/Language Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
Computer/Technology: 100% of all classrooms are networked and have access to high speed internet. 100% of teachers have email and voice messaging accounts. Smartboard in each classroom.

Networked Computer Ratio:
  • Student Ratio: 3:1

Contact Information

2500 Sherman Street
Butte, Mt 59701
Phone: (406) 533-2890

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