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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!
Incident on January 28
Dear Whitman Middle School families and staff,
 
I want to share with you information on a recent event that was reported in our community. This morning, while walking to school, a student was approached by a man in a silver, 4 door sedan parked approximately 1.5 blocks from school. The man whistled to the student and grabbed her arm, trying to pull the student into his car. It was reported that the man had his pants down at the time.  The student ran to school and immediately reported this incident to the assistant principal. Police were notified, took a report and description and are now investigating.  We do not have a license plate, but the description was a mixed race male driving a silver, 4 door sedan.
 
Our student did everything right, immediately getting away from the stranger, and reporting the incident to the school, to the police and to her parents.
 
The safety of our students is our top priority for Whitman Middle School. You can help your children stay safe by talking to them about personal safety. Tips to discuss are walking in pairs or groups and being aware of their surroundings at all times, as well as not talking to strangers or getting into their vehicles. Having these conversations, especially with younger children, can be difficult. We encourage you to be sensitive to your child. More tips and information can be found on the Seattle Police Department website.  http://www.seattle.gov/police/prevention/child/default.htm
 
Sincerely,
Whitman Middle School Administration

Funky Formal Fundraiser

February 28, 201
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6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
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Ballard Elks Lodge

What is the Funky Formal Fundraiser? 

The Whitman PTSA Funky Formal Fundraiser is an annual auction event that raises money in support of Whitman’s academic programs, student enrichment, teacher training, and fun community-building events.   The FFF is our second largest fundraiser and we need YOUR help to successfullyreach our $30,000 goal!  The income from the FFF helps the PTSA meet current year budget obligations – in other words, this year’s donations help this year’s students! 

How can you help? 

Buy a ticket, join us on February 28, and come ready to bid high and raise your paddle!

Donate! Click here for our wish list.  We are especially looking for:
1. Restaurant gift certificates for our Bidding Frenzy.
2. Bottles of wine ($20+ value) for our Wine Grab.
3. Desserts for our silent auction Dessert Table.

​H
elp with finding sponsors to underwrite the cost of the event. Our 2015 sponsorship levels are $250, $500 and $750.  Find more information on our Sponsorship page.

Volunteer to help during the event. ​

Option Sheets for 2015-16
On Friday, January 23 all 6th and 7th grade students received option sheets for selecting elective classes for the 2015-2016 school year.  Option sheets are used to help determine what courses will be offered as well as staffing for the 2015-16 school year.  We would like ALL students to turn in an option sheet. If you need another copy click here to download (download the option sheet applicable to the grade your student will be in for the 2015-16 school year.)
Current 6th grade students - 7th Grade Option Sheet
Current 7th grade students - 8th Grade Option Sheet
WHITMAN'S ANNUAL MUSICAL
Whitman’s annual musical will be a re-imagined version of “Alice Through the Looking Glass. Auditions will be held in the Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb 4 and Friday, Feb. 6 from 2:30-4:30pm. The Wednesday audition is for anyone interested in being on stage - we'll do some acting exercises and games. Thursday will be for those interested in a larger speaking part - please prepare a memorized monologue (one minute) and a song (one verse with chorus or 16 bars). All levels of experience are welcome on either day. Students interested in working backstage should stop by and fill out a signup form (you do not need to stay). 

Performances will be May 15th and 16th. Download
 this sheet for more information. If you have questions, please email Tammy Hase. 

Open House for New & Prospective Students
Whitman will be hosting an Open House for incoming students and parents on Thursday, February 19 at 7:00pm.  No appointment or RSVP necessary.  This will be the only event we will be holding so please mark it on your calendar.
We do not offer any tours or events during the school day for prospective students.  However, students and parents are welcome to stop by the school any day after school (after 2:20pm) for a self-guided tour of the building.  Staff will be happy to provide a map and information packet and answer any questions you may have about Whitman.
Varsity and JV Boys and Girls Basketball schedules
Here are the most current schedules for both varsity and JV girls and boys basketball games. Please note that both spreadsheets have a tab for boys and girls.
Schedules
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.


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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