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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.
Previous Year Grant Highlights:

Technology Enhancements

  • 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


Professional Development

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

Charitable Support

  • Donation to the George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy, an MCPS-affiliated summer program that helps close the achievement gap

  • Donation to Whitman's sister school in support of various enrichment activities including underwriting AP test 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

“My son, a freshman, has personally benefited from the Foundation. As a new member of Drumline, he is getting to play on a new snare drum thanks to your support!”

– Felicia Kolodner, Whitman Parent

"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, and
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

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