Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dear Sunnyslope Families,


My name is Chance Whiteman, the proud principal for the Sunnyslope School Eagles! Welcome to the 2020/2021 school year! This is my 6th school year with Sunnyslope and I am excited to continue our journey of academic growth and success with the entire Sunnyslope community!

Sunnyslope School is also a Kids at Hope school that focuses on the whole-child. Simply stated, this means that adults on the Sunnyslope campus believe that all children are capable of success, no exceptions! Sunnyslope School is a National Model for this core belief in success for all kids! In the Kids at Hope ideology, adults are Treasure Hunters, which look for, and find, the hidden treasures that are present in every child on our campus. This school year parents/guardians, families, and our community will continue to be invited to our Four Destination Days. We believe these days will help with the academic, social and emotional growth of all our students. Parents and guardians are also invited to come to campus and be trained in the Kids at Hope philosophy. To find more information about Kids at Hope, please visit

More information regarding the 2020/2021 school year will be communicated by the Washington Elementary School District as the first day of school (Monday, August 10, 2020) nears. Please keep updated with everything Sunnyslope by LIKING us on Facebook. Simply search Sunnyslope School and look for our school's logo. 


Social, Emotional, and Academic Growth at Sunnyslope


1.)  SOCIAL – Sunnyslope is a National Model School for the Kids at Hope philosophy. This means that adults at Sunnyslope believe and practice that all children are capable of success…No Exceptions!

2.)  EMOTIONAL – Sunnyslope is a PBIS school! The use of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports creates an environment where students and staff are safe, responsible and respectful! Behavior incidents have decreased the past two school years and Sunnyslope was awarded the Bronze Medal award from PBISAZ for the 2018 school year.  

3.)  ACADEMIC – Between 2015 and 2019, Sunnyslope has increased by 12% in overall Math achievement and 5% in ELA achievement.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the front office at (602) 347-4300 or email me at Also, please LIKE us on Facebook! Just search Sunnyslope School and look for our logo. Have a great rest of the summer and we will see you soon!


Chance R. Whiteman
Treasure Hunter