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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

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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.

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!
Please bring your schedule and the corrected/signed student verification form with you the first day of school!

Welcome to all returning and new Whitman Wildcats! The first day of school is Wednesday, September 3, 2014. It is very important to contact the school if your student will be absent the first few days of school. Students who do not attend classes will be dropped from Whitman Middle School on September 8 and you will have to re-enroll through the Enrollment Services office. Contact the Whitman attendance office at 252-1204 if your student will be absent on the first day of school or more, but will be attending Whitman for the school year. If your student is not going to attend Whitman this fall, please send us a notice in writing by fax at 206-252-1201, or email Dana Boyd at dcboyd@seattleschools.org.

Click here for information about the first day of school schedule.

Seattle Schools Bell Times Study
Select this link for information on an upcoming study Seattle Schools will be running on bell times. 

Whitman Assistant Principal Dorian Manza
Whitman Assistant Principal Dorian Manza appointed Interim Principal of Lawton Elementary School. To read more, download the appointment letter.

Join the 2014-2015 PTSA Board
A great way to get involved at Whitman is to join the PTSA Board. We are looking for a Co-President and Co-VP of Communications for the coming school year. In addition, we have several Standing and Special Committee Chair positions open (i.e., Newsletter Co-Editor, Directory, Legislative Liaison, Science Fair). We would love to have you join us on the PTSA Board next year!! If you are interested, have questions or know someone who would be a good fit, please contact Sylvia Schweinberger (stewart0549@msn.com), Brenda Savage (bsavagemama@gmail.com) or Colleen Davis (colleendavis123@gmail.com).

Basic Supply List For 2014-15
This is a list of the basic required materials* for the 2014-15 school year.  You do not need to have all the amounts indicated for items the first day but should be prepared over the course of the year to resupply your student with items as needed (e.g. additional comp books, pencils, paper, etc.)
  • 3 ring binder with subject dividers (zip closure is helpful)
  • 3 reams of 100 sheet, college-ruled binder paper (7th & 8th), wide ruled (6th)
  • 4 composition books
  • 4 quad ruled compositions books (graph paper)
  • Pencil pouch with black, blue, red & green ink pens
  • 24 pack of #2 pencils
  • Basic calculator (fraction type preferred)
  • 5 pkgs. 3x3 post-its
  • 12 glue sticks
  • Ruler w/standard & metric measures
  • Colored pencils
  • 3 boxes of tissues (Turn into the main office--these are collected and shared with all classrooms.)
Any extra purchased school supplies are gladly accepted for students in need. We will have collection box in the main office all summer long, office hours M-F 8am-3pm.
*Additional specialized materials may be requested for specific classes.

Update from Principal Sue Kleitsch
Click here for an important update about the 2014-2015 school year from Principal Sue Kleitsch.

Wildcats Read List for 2014-2015 makes great summer reading!
The Wildcats Read list for 2014-2015 is available online hereYou'll find fifty books chosen to appeal to the wide variety of reading levels and interests of Whitman students. The goal is to have every student and staff member read at least one book from the list each school year, and a great way to do that is to read one (or more) over the summer! When school starts, students can tell Ms. Gustafson or Ms. Bowman about what they read over the summer to be entered in the prize drawings held each month during the school year. All the titles are available at the public library.

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