HOW YOU HELP US HELP WHITMAN
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.
2019-2020 Grant Highlights:
This school year, the foundation awarded 37 grants to support:
TV soundbars for science classes
USB writing tablets for use in distance learning
Touchscreen chromebooks for use by students with special needs
Software for use in Biology classes
Instructional/ Classroom / Program Support
Guest speakers for Health classes
Micro-grant program to support teachers during distance learning due to COVID-19 pandemic
Machinery and equipment for Science and Engineering classes
Materials for Physics labs
Lighting and materials for Photography classes
Facilities Improvements / Equipment
Enhanced sound system for the auditorium
Replacement of broken treadmill and stationery bikes for Physical Education classes
Modular classroom furniture designed to stimulate learning, collaboration, and strengthen peer-to-peer relationships
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