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Communication From Principal Houston

Summary: School information and messages from Principal Houston.

Letter from Principal John Houston

August 3, 2022

Welcome from Whitman! Hello Wildcats!

It has been a great and eventful summer for us and we want to share some updates with everyone!

We have some new faces coming to Whitman this year in many of our departments. It is sad to see folks leave but also exciting to welcome new staff. More updates will be coming soon as we finalize all the details.

Sports

If your student is new to Whitman or didn’t play a sport at Whitman last year, please make an appointment with your doctor for a sports physical as soon as possible.  Please take the district Participation Physical Form with you and have it signed by the physician.  This form is good for two years and covers all middle school sports.

The rest of the sports paperwork will be available the 2nd week of school in the office, and on the website which you can turn in with the sports physical.

Fall sports are Ultimate Frisbee (co-ed and no cut) and Girls Soccer.

Enrollment/Scheduling

We are busy working with our administrative assistant, registrar, counselors, department heads, IEP case managers, and multi-lingual staff to make sure our students are assigned to the right classes for the year. We are experiencing a significant increase in enrollment numbers that are causing our classes to fill up quickly.

One question we have for you – does your student plan on attending Whitman next year? If you know that they will not be attending, please email Janice Runner at jmrunner@seattleschools.org. Thanks for your assistance with that task!

Incoming 6th Graders and Students New to Whitman

We are planning on hosting a welcome night for 6th grade and new-to-Whitman students on Wednesday August 31 at 6 p.m.. We will send out more information as details become available. Please keep checking our Whitman MS Website for announcements and resources connecting you to Whitman!


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