WMS Programs

HUSKIES OUT OF SCHOOL TIME (H.O.S.T.) – Period 7 program registration is now open!

  • The 10 week Fall session of HOST will operate October 10-December 15 from 3:25-4:55 pm.
  • Free snack and activity bus transportation home is provided for HOST and WMS athletics participants.
  • HOST offers a variety of academic, enrichment, recreation, STEM, and creative arts programming!
  • Note that music programs are fee-based; scholarships are available.
  • All other HOST programs are free of charge. However, donations are being accepted by the WMS PTSA to offset the cost of programming. We encourage families who are able, to donate to ensure a wide variety of programs for all students, regardless of financial status.
  • Registration form can be found here.

Join us for HOST Family Night, a potluck event featuring student awards and performances, on Thursday, December 15th from 5:30-8:00pm at WMS! Please contact Ms. Marissa at marouselle@seattleschools.org or 206-252-2562 with any questions or concerns.

You can make payments/donations to HOST via Paypal, credit/debit card, or by mailing a check.

Donate via PayPal by clicking the button below:

Donate by CHECK or credit card, use this form and mail it in:
2101 S. Jackson Street
Seattle, WA  98144

WMS Tutor/Mentor Program

We have a thriving volunteer tutoring program at WMS.  Volunteers are available to work with students to improve their core subjects and habits of mind.  Tutors may be undergraduate or graduate students, family members of students, or invested community members.

If you are interested in volunteering with the tutoring program, please contact Susan Huntley, 206-252-2655 or sjhuntley@seattleschools.org, or visit Ms. Huntley in the Mentor Center at the back of the lunchroom.  A Washington State background check, a short online training, and other brief school district paperwork can be completed in-house.   You don’t have to be a teacher – you just need to work with the kids and encourage them.  If you love science, reading, writing or math – come and talk to us!  We will work with your schedule and preferences; you can work with students in the classroom or in small groups, or give them one-on-one support

If you are interested in getting a tutor or mentor for your own WMS student, please contact your child’s grade level counselor.

BEST Program

BEST, personal identity and community responsibility: Students will spend time learning about BEST, thinking about and creating a representation of their own identity, learning about their role as a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader. This social emotional BEST program curriculum will be used in advisory to help students form their own identity along with lessons plans that are pertinent to each grade level. More information here.

Redhawk Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP)

3655Washington and Seattle University partner to provide 6th grade students living in the Bailey Gatzert Elementary boundaries mentoring and an after school program.  Mentors work with students to review grades, attendance, and receive extra academic support.  A few other select 6th graders are recommended to this program based upon their academic and social needs.  If you feel a student is in need of mentor through RAMP, please speak with Mr. Hansen.

Do you think your 6th grader would benefit from a college mentor during this key transitional year?  Seattle University is providing year-long academic mentors to eligible students. Mentors meet with youth one-on-one during elective classes or after school. RAMP Afterschool runs Monday-Thursday, from 2.30-4.20, Oct. 1-June 13. This free program targets youth who went to Bailey Gatzert Elementary School or who live in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood, although we are open to supporting other youth in need.

The 6th graders will develop social, emotional, creative writing, public speaking and conflict resolution skills, learn about college and careers and receive homework support. A fun community service trip is included!

Sign up with Mr. Cage and fill out a HOST Application. Just check, ‘SU Mentoring Program.’ For questions, email echolt@seattleschools.org or stop by WMS, Room 4B. Emily Holt, Program Coordinator