The WMS PTSA performs many important roles in support of Washington Middle School, including community building, support for arts and academics, communication, fun events for our kids, and raising money to provide teacher grants and other financial support to the school. Lots of volunteers are needed to participate in these efforts, which are guided by … Continue reading Enjoy a PTSA Board role in 2019-20!
Below is the email sent to WMS families on April 23, 2019, with info on SBA testing this year:Dear Families/Guardians: This spring, your child/children will take the Smarter Balanced Assessments in Math and Language Arts. As our most valued partners in the education of your child/children, we want to ensure that you are informed in … Continue reading WMS standardized test schedule
Enjoy free dinner, door prizes, entertainment from around the world and much more at WMS Multicultural Night 5:30-8 pm Thursday, April 18! This event, organized by HOST and supported with PTSA and Seattle Education Levy funding, celebrates the many cultures at WMS. Volunteers are needed for Thursday afternoon and evening! See http://bit.ly/MCsignup2019. Another way to … Continue reading Get ready for Multicultural Night!
Art Teacher Stephanie Jungblom's amazing classes help more than 300 WMS students each year learn new skills and techniques! The students create amazing drawings, paintings, ceramic sculptures and multimedia designs. Supplies are funded in part by a $5,000 grant from the PTSA (through parent and other donations), but this money has run out. Can you … Continue reading Art supplies needed!
Advocacy for education funding can be more than post cards to your legislators! Meet Democratic Senators and Representatives in person this month: District 43March 16 at 10 am with House speaker Chopp, Sen. Pedersen, and Rep. Macri.Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle 98122 District 37March 23 at 10 am with Sen. Saldaña and Reps. Pettigrew … Continue reading Lobby legislators at neighborhood town halls
Principal Emily Butler Ginolfi and the WMS Administration have announced a series of Listening Sessions for families in March through May. The meetings will be limited to 10-15 participants and school leadership in order to have the best environment for sharing. Each meeting will last one hour. See dates and availability.
MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC! Mark your calendars for these WMS band and jazz band performances, both at WMS and elsewhere! Thursday, 3/14The students in Jazz Band have volunteered to support the Science Fair by performing that evening at WMS during the event. Friday, 3/15Students from Jazz Band will perform in a combo set for the Starbucks … Continue reading Hear WMS musicians all over town!
Fiddlers, Ultimate players, chess mavens, green thumbs and many other types of kids will find great FREE options in the spring set of after-school classes and activities offered by HOST (Huskies Out of School Time). Registration is open through March 15; classes start the week of March 4. (Don't delay! Classes may fill up.) See … Continue reading HOST catalog for spring!
A bill introduced in the State Senate could significantly revise the way school districts use funds earmarked for Highly Capable Services, the legally required programs provided for students identified as "gifted" or specially talented. Especially notable is in the bill is a mandate that every student be screened for HC eligibility by Grade 6. Senate … Continue reading Bill: Test all students for advanced learning eligibility
State Sen. Jamie Pedersen, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott and Emijah Smith of Children's Alliance take a question from moderator Kathleen Carson at the General Meeting Jan. 28, 2019. People at the Jan. 28 "Advocacy Night" PTSA General Meeting heard terrific advice and insight from our guests, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, Seattle Schools First … Continue reading You can advocate for education funding