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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!
All School Potluck - Thursday, Oct. 23, 6-8pm
Bring a dish, show your country pride at the annual all school Whitman Potluck. Celebrate all cultures from around the world.

Come enjoy entertainmnet, Day of the Dead activities and socializing.

Download the flyer. Click here
Sixth grade walk-a-thon fundraiser, Oct. 29th
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 29th, the date of this year’s sixth grade walk-a-thon, fondly known as “Cat Tracks.” This community building activity is an opportunity for sixth graders to work together in a healthy, fun way to raise money for field trips coming up in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. All sixth graders who raise at least $5 join their teachers and classmates down on the track to walk, run, talk, and compete for prizes. Our goal this year is to raise $7,000! Permission slips and letter with full details will go home with students on Friday, Oct. 17th. Please help your child raise some money and/or volunteer to help out the day of the event.
To learn more information about this event. Click Here

WHITMAN ALL-SCHOOL & TEACHER INTERNATIONAL POTLUCK
Save the date: Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6:00 – 8:00pm in the cafeteria. All families, students and teachers are invited to attend the only all school event this year. Come enjoy entertainment, Day of the Dead activities and socializing. Bring your favorite dish to share and celebrate our school spirit, community and culture. If you have questions, want to volunteer or need family transportation, please contact Lauren Molloy-Johnson at 206.781.0095 or Lauren@spacetocreate.net. Mark your calendars!
IMPORTANT: To report your student late or absent

TO PICK UP YOUR STUDENT FOR AN APPOINTMENT: please call ahead 252-1204, email whitmanms.attendance@seattleschools.org, or, send a signed note and have the student deliver it to the Attendance Office (Room 101) before first period. Come to the Attendance Office and SIGN OUT your student. If you have a friend or relative picking up your student, please make sure they are on your emergency contact list or they will not be authorized to take the student out of the building. Call the main office to check (252-1200).  Note: If you do not call ahead or send a note or an email, please be patient while we locate your student, it takes time.

LONG-TERM ABSENCES: For long-term absences (more than 3 days) please contact the attendance office at 252-1204. Vacations are NOT excused absences.

GREEN CARDS:  To ride a yellow bus home with a friend, parent/guardian must provide a written signed note with friend name/bus number and deliver to Attendance Office BEFORE first period. Green Cards will be prepared and students can pick up at lunch. Phone calls/emails will not be accepted as permission.  Note: No Green Cards will be issued after school.


Come out and support your Varsity Girls Soccer Team
Click here for the complete 2014-15 Varsity Girls Soccer Team schedule. 
GO WILDCATS!
Kids using Marijuana and Alchohol?
The Ballard Coalition presents Not MY Kid! - a series of educational presentations and discussions about young teenagers' use of alcohol and marijuana in Seattle neighborhood schools. Oct 7 at Ballard High School, Tuesday, Oct 14, at Whitman Middle School, or Oct 21 at McClure Middle School. 7:00-9:00pm. Click here for the flyer. 
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Volunteering at Whitman Middle School
The following is a link to the main volunteer page for Seattle Public schools which you could include in the blurb. Click here

All 4 parts below must be completed
1. Completed Volunteer application (turned into the main office)
2. Completed Background Check Screening form (turned into the main office)
3. Signed Volunteer Handbook page (page 18&19) turned into the main office
4. Watch the Adult Sexual Misconduct Prevention video (online, via the volunteer website – certificate can be printed at the end of viewing & turned into the main office though once completed person’s name will be added to a spreadsheet that I can access to check)

The first three have to be done EVERY year even if they just did it in the Spring. 
#4 only has to be done once and it is good for any school all the way through.

A better understanding of the Source and SchoolFusion
There  seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the difference between the Source and SchoolFusion.
Click here - for information that should help everyone have a clearer understanding of these two useful tools for parents & students.

Invitation to SPS District Parent Advisory Committee

Dear Principals, Secretaries, and Family Engagement Teams,
We are recruiting parents/guardians of students in Seattle Public Schools to become part of the School Family Partnerships Advisory Committee to the Superintendent.  We are looking for representation from our diverse families including diverse languages, cultures, family compositions, regions, special needs, etc.

Our first deadline to receive nomination forms is Friday, Sept 19th.  But we will accept applications until positions are filled.

Please click on the form name to download for more information:


Principal Kleitsch Monthly Message
To read Whitman Middle School principal's monthly message, please Click here.
Amplify Testing Schedule for students
Well, school has started so let’s start testing. Attached please find the Fall 2014 Amplify testing schedule. More info regarding the login process and logistics are soon to come. Testing schedule, Click here
Family Connections University
Seattle Public Schools families are invited to participate in a ten-week program.
For more information Page 1 - Click Here, Page 2/Schedule - Click here
Updated Districtís Source Resource Page Information
Parents and guardians of Whitman students. 

If you received the letter Whitman sent home and need to create a Source account, please click this link.

  • Enter the Access ID and Access Password (in all upper case letters) you were sent here.
  • Please use a valid email address for your Source username.

If have a Source account, need to add a Whitman student to your account, and received the letter Whitman sent home, please log onto your Source account, click Add Students on the left menu, click the Add+ button and follow the steps.

If you have students who attend other schools who did not mail letters with Access IDs or Access Passwords, please refer to the instructions on the Source resource page, as the steps will be slightly different. Click here.


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