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Student groups are offered by Washington Middle School and our partners!


Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Learning Center

Huskies Out of School Time (HOST): Fall-Winter and Spring 

HOST offers a wide variety of after school programs for all Washington Middle School students.

Each month a group of students will join with a pair of Seattle University mentors and they will have a lunchtime “club.” 

Parks Academy of Learning Summer Program (PALS): Summer PALS offers summer learning opportunities for Washington Middle School students.

The Seattle Parks and Recreation Community Learning Center at Washington Middle School aims to bridge the gap between communities and school, by creating programs that are culturally relevant and reflective of the community we serve. 

For more information about these programs, Learn more about Community Learning Programs or contact Paula Pablo (she/her) at pepablo@seattleschools.org or 206-849-9203.


Seattle University Youth Initiative at Washington Middle School

The Redhawk Academic Mentoring Program (R.A.M.P.)

The Redhawk Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) aims to be a safe place for students to find support from others to build, grow, and strengthen skills and relationships. We support academic achievement and social-emotional well-being.  

We envision scholars and families fully, intentionally, and authentically engaged in the learning process and decision-making as it relates to their journeys. 

We value justice, relationships, inclusion, respect, and holism. We seek to engage Washington Middle School scholars and families in such a way that allows them to see themselves as vital parts of the school and larger community, allowing scholars to feel ownership of their education which will lead to increased academic performance. 

Seattle University offers 1 on 1 mentoring between a Seattle U student and Washington Middle School scholar. During an elective class, mentors meet once a week with their scholar to work on academics and create connections with the mentor. 

The Change Makers Cohort

We also offer the Change Makers Cohort which is a group of 8th grader scholars that work on the transition from middle to high school. They meet twice a month during advisory classes with Seattle University mentors. The group will stay together through high school with the long-term goal of being college and career ready. In order to sign up, please fill out the links below and the scholar can pick up an application in room 133 with more information. 

Sign up with the following links:

Connection Card: https://seattleux.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_23ONoeHe6zd5Qnc

Waiver: SUYI Enrollment Agreement | Linktree

Any questions can be shared with Nakiya Baker at nebaker@seattleschools.org or LaKesha Kimbrough at kimbroughlak@seattleu.edu.


Washington Wellness Center

Student Groups (in collaboration with WMS Counseling Team – details on groups above)

We are a School-Based Health Center sponsored by Kaiser Permanente in partnership with Seattle King County Public Health. 

The Wellness Center’s goals are to provide early detection and treatment of illness, to encourage students to live positive healthy lifestyles, and to enhance family communication around health issues.  We work collaboratively with teens, their families/guardians, the school, and our community. 

We provide medical care, mental health care, and health education.  

Medical services include sports physicals, immunizations, check-ups, treatment for illnesses, health education, and more.

Mental Health care includes counseling for stress, depression, relationship concerns, peer pressure, family conflict, and more. 

Staff:
Jean Gorecki – Nurse Practitioner 
Julie Seltzer – Mental Health Counselor
Marcelene Dorian-Richardson – Health Educator