Thanks to the generous support of the Whitman families and other friends of the school, the Whitman High School Education Foundation helps maintain the excellence of the Whitman experience by awarding grants to respond to unmet needs of the school. Your contributions make the foundation’s work possible and positively impact the lives of Whitman students and staff every day.
2018-2019 Grant Highlights:

This school year, the foundation awarded 36 grants to support:

Technology Enhancements

  • Creative Suite software for 500 computers

  • Subscription to Quest Interactive website and PearDeck for math classes

  • Professional grade printer for the art department, specifically benefiting the digital art and digital photography classes

  • Touch-screen monitors and computers for the special education program

  • Finch robots to support programming learning in computer science program

  • Wacom tablets and stylus pens to enhance digital arts program

  • Headphones, music and MP3 players for Media in Society course, studies and results shared broadly with the student body


Instructional/ Classroom / Program Support

  • Greenhouse equipment and supplies for biology classes and Whitman Roots club

  • Privacy shields to use during assessments

  • Security and supplies for International Night

  • Art display panels for Festival of the Arts

  • Light reflectors and studio lighting kit for photography classes and for Black and White staff, and Yearbook staff


Facilities Improvements / Equipment

  • Catwalk lighting fixture package for the auditorium

  • Landscaping enhancements to improve the look and feel of the school

  • Choral risers used throughout the year by various Whitman and Pyle performance groups

  • Rubber-coated weights, fans and TV brackets for Personal Fitness and Strength Training classes and sports teams

  • Shimpo Pugmill, a clay recycling machine, for growing ceramics program

  • Classroom furniture designed to stimulate learning, collaboration, and strengthen peer-to-peer relationships

  • Art display panels for Festival of the Arts

  • Literature stands for magazines and newspapers in the Media Center


Professional Development

  • Staff professional development opportunities in the areas of foreign language and AP science instruction for Environmental Science, Biology and Physics

Donation to Wheaton High School

  • Sponsor student enrollment in the George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy, a summer program that helps close the achievement gap

  • Help to underwrite AP testing fees 

"For years, parents and students have asked that the Media Center remain open longer after school, and now we are going to be able to do that thanks to the foundation."

Dr. Alan Goodwin, Former Principal

"Thank you so much for all of your assistance and support with the grant request for computers for my department. To have a designated classroom for the students with computer access to support their academic needs has been a personal goal since I became the Special Education Coordinator at Whitman. On behalf of the students, teachers and para educators, please convey our heartfelt appreciation to the Education Foundation -- This is a very exciting day for us!"

Diane Long, Special Education Coordinator

"It was a great workshop I attended last summer which helped me significantly with teaching AP computer science students this school year and years ahead. I appreciate the foundation’s support and even more on all of your diligent work. It is certainly an honor to work for this supportive and caring community."

Hong Wang, Computer Science, Math, Engineering Teacher

"Thank you for the wonderful chairs and couches in the second floor staff lounge -- they certainly add some comfort and class to our teacher space! We also appreciate the Keurig coffeemaker. Thanks for everything you do to make Whitman a great place to work!

Colin O'Brien, Social Studies Teacher

WHSEF is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (EIN 20-2838800).

WHSEF, P.O. Box 58, Cabin John, MD 20818-0058