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Drumline

Altered Meeting Time on Thursday, October 6 due to Curriculum Night: 

Drum

Hello! We recognize this is late notice, but we realized that there could be some conflicts with families planning on attending Curriculum Night. To accommodate families who don’t live as close to the school, we will be holding a short first meeting for Drumline on Oct 6 so that families can get students home before Curriculum Night activities begin.

Instead of ending at 5:20 p.m., we will be meeting from 3:50 – 4:50 p.m. This will be for this meeting only. If there are any questions, please let us know!

Christopher and Kevin at: whitmanmndrumline@gmail.com

Drumline is a club for students of all grades and musical experiences. Students learn drums in a fun, community environment. We perform at parades and school events throughout the year. 

Rehearsals are on Thursdays after school from 3:50 – 5:20 p.m.


WMS PTSA Student Groups

PAW Performing Arts of Whitman Paw Logo

Performing Arts at Whitman (PAW)

PAW is a PTSA sponsored after school activity/group. Kelly Germann is the Director and Coordinator, but the students run the rest of the productions!

We are excited to welcome all students who are interested in acting, marketing, stage crew, set design, costume design, lighting and sound. We have more jobs for students to take on this year! 


Association of Student Body (ASB)

Kevin Hernandez: ASB Student Leaders are elected by their peers. Visit our ASB webpage for updates and our ASB Schoology page for links and updates!

Art Club 

Dever Dunnett: Art Club (Open Studio) 

Whitman Art Club is the place for student artists to practice their skills, work on techniques and portfolio pieces as well as collaborate with other student artists. Let’s have fun creating art and building our community. We may work together on group projects to help beautify our school and surrounding community.

Black and Brown Student Union (BBSU)

Joseph Stone, Brian Bernazard, and Kevin Hernandez: BBSU Club

This is a club for our students who identify as students of color. We want to welcome them to a space where they can Educate, Liberate and Celebrate each other’s cultures and ethnicities!

Coding Club

Austin Ochoa: Coding Club

Many of you may be wondering, what is coding and why should I learn how to code? To answer the first question, coding is using a programming language to get a computer todo what you want it to do. There are many programming languages, just like there are many spoken languages. During our coding club, we will be working with the programming language called Python. To answer the second question, you should learn how to code because many professions (jobs)desire people who know how to code. For example, Python is used in many professions such as Game Development, Web Development, Astronomy, Medicine, Neuroscience, Data Science, and many others.

You also may be wondering, what exactly will we be doing in coding club? Well, in our coding club we will be working with animations (moving drawings)from activities created by Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University is one of the best Universities in the world for Computer Science. During Coding Club, you will be given the freedom to learn at your own pace. I will assign you activities/exercises that you will be able to practice either during coding club or on your own time. During our actual club meetings, you will have the opportunity to ask questions as you are completing exercises ,share your solutions with others to help your peers complete exercises, or just work on completing the exercises you are assigned. The great part about this club is that you can learn as much as you want on your own time and bring any questions you have, or only spend time during coding club learning how to code: the choice is yours!

Dungeon and Dragons Club

Julian Thomas and Micael Moran: Dungeon & Dragons Club

“We are a group of kids who enjoy roleplaying games and having fun”

Environmental Club

Katie Storrs: Environmental Club

Environmental Club will be a space where students can come together to explore and learn cool things about the environment as well as gain awareness about what threatens the environment. Activities will include playing games, reading articles, watching videos, and holding discussions about environmental topics, and brainstorming ways that we can create positive change! If you want to be a leader in the environment, start by coming to environmental club, where we can make an impact starting in our homes and at our school! If you have any questions please email Ms. Storrs, kmstorrs@seattleschools.org

Gamers Club

Brad Shigenaka: Gamers Club

Are you into tabletop, RPG, or other games? Come join the Gamers Club! There are many games we can successfully play over Teams! We will focus on having fun and building camaraderie through safe, inclusive gameplay. Everyone is welcome!

Library Club

Shelly Macer: Library Club

Marine Biology Club

Thomas Fanning: Marine Biology Club

This club is for everyone whether you know a ton about marine biology or not! Come on in and join us for 45 minutes to learn about marine biology and the mammals that live in the sea. We will watch videos about the sea, do projects and share them out, and go down to the beach to enjoy the beauties of our world.

Meditation Club 

Rick Olson: Meditation Club 

Meditation Club is a chance to recharge your mental batteries and lock in the learning! Spending time focused on one thought helps your mind make neural connections that mimic sleeping, when memories become “locked-in”. Meditating on what you have learned, what you need to spend more time learning, or intentionally thinking about the steps to learn will increase your grades and decrease your anxiety.
You don’t have to sign up. You don’t have to be on time. You only need to want to improve…and join!

Pride Club

Laura LaFrance: Pride Club 

All are Welcome

W.E.B. (Where Everyone Belongs)

At Whitman, ASB is the umbrella organization for our W.E.B, Leadership group, Clubs and School Events/Assemblies. Student officers are elected in January of each year and these officers will be asked to represent and be a voice of the student body. They work alongside the ASB Advisors (Mr. B and Mr. Hernandez), School Staff and other Student Leaders. They are responsible for helping to build a positive school culture and climate, creating and planning Tier 1 activities and school events that are focused on equality and are inclusive to all.

Check back updates to be posted soon!