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Welcome to Whitman Middle School

The Whitman Middle School Community commits itself to assure an enthusiastic and safe learning environment which promotes student achievement academically, socially, technologically and ethically in our multicultural middle school setting through the team work of parents, students, staff and the community.


To report a student absence please call Attendance at (206) 252-1204 or email whitmanms.attendance@seattleschools.org

 
Check here for the latest news!
Support Whitman Music Program
Saturday May 3rd11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Barnes and Noble Featuring the Whitman Middle School Bands and Orchestra!  Friends of Whitman music invites the community to a day of free performances and fundraising for Whitman Music program. Up to 20% of proceeds from purchases made on May 4 will go to support the music program. The Whitman Music Program will also receive up to 20% of proceeds from purchases made May 2 to May 9 in store and online through May 11. The required coupon code must be used upon check out in store and online for Whitman to get credit:  11313244.   Make online purchases at:  www.bn.com/bookfair (Note:  Purchases include books, café purchases, and all other merchandise sold at Band N—except gift cards, Nooks and other e-readers or hardware accessories.) 

Schedule of Events on Saturday, May 3:
  • 11 am to Noon: Book Signing with local author (and Whitman mom) Ingrid Ricks.  Ricks will be signing copies of her New York Times Best Seller Autobiography, Hippie Boy (more at ingridricks.com)
  • 12:00 Jazz Band 
  • 12:20: 6th grade band 
  • 12:40: Pep Band
  • 1 pm: 6th Grade Orchestra
  • 1:20 pm: 7th grade orchestra
  • 1:40 pm: 8th grade orchestra
Questions? Contact  Patti Kashiwa at pkashiwa@comcast.net or at  425-417-3015
Survey for Student Placement in Language Arts/Social Studies Classes
We are seeking feedback from our 7th and 8th grade families regarding this year’s practice of clustering (deliberate placement) of students in Language Arts/Social Studies classes. All students have been presented with additional opportunities to academically challenge themselves. Past practice has been separate classes for Spectrum-identified students. An electronic survey will be available starting Monday, April 21, and will end Friday, May 2, on Survey Monkey at this link. A paper survey will be available to families who prefer submitting their survey in writing. Please call the Main Office, 206.252.1200, and one will be sent home with your student. We will also have computers available for families who would like to respond electronically at our Science Fair on Thursday, May 1.
Buy dinner at Panda Express this Thursday- earn money for Whitman PTSA!
This Thursday, April 24th, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm, Panda Express inside the QFC on Holman Road will donate 20% of each receipt total (before tax) to Whitman Middle School PTSA! Just download a flyer (hard copy or smart phone) by clicking here, and show it to the servers when you order. It's an easy and delicious way to donate to Whitman PTSA!
Boeing After School STEM Academy –FREE--
Three Boeing engineers are coming on the following dates: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 (all consecutive Thursdays) to Whitman to lead an engineering class for one hour after school. The engineers will bring materials for several building projects through which the participants will solve a series of problems. We need 10 to 25 students to commit to all 6 one-hour sessions. Please talk with Mr. Parker after school to join.
Science Night- May 1st. Volunteers Needed!
Whitman Science teachers invite you to attend this year’s Science Night on Thursday, May 1, from 6 – 8 PM. 

The Whitman Science Department is looking for presenters among our many parent-scientists. If you are willing to give 15 to 20 minutes to share what kind of work you do related to Science, please email Dianna King at dlking@seattleschools.org. We would like to feature as many parent-scientists as possible in order to give students a broad look at possible careers.
MSP & MAP Testing this Spring
SPRING MSP & MAP TESTING. Click here for the calendar for MSP and MAP testing this spring including the date of the Algebra and Geometry EOC exams, and the detailed Spring MAP scheduleClick here for a link to the OSPI web site where students can access online tutorials and training tools.
Open PTSA Board Positions for 2014-2015 School Year
We are fortunate that many of our current PTSA board members are returning next year, but there are several positions that we'd like to fill for next year. Details on open positions available here.
Wildcats Read List for 2013-14
Want to avoid the summer reading slump? Encourage your student to choose a book from the 2013-2014 Wildcats Read list for summer reading. Find out what your student likes - magazines, books, websites - then make a trip to the library or bookstore together.
Summer Activities- plan ahead!
To see a list of camps and activities going on this Summer, click here. This list will be updated often, so check back!
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