Welcome to Marcus Whitman Junior High School
Home of the Trailblazers
where together we acquire the skills to think, relate, and learn...for life.
Future MW 7th and 8th graders:
Are you interested in being on next year’s
drill team?  Come learn the routine
Mon, June 1st through Wed, June 3rd from
3-5pm in the gym.
Judged Tryouts will be held Thurs, June 4th
from 3-5ish in the gym. 
Students MUST have a current sports physical/athletic packet & Head
Concussion form completed and turned
 in to the main office before they are
able to tryout. 
Any questions please
Mrs. Gadberry.

(Before June 1st PLEASE)


Athletic Packets, Head Concussion
and Emergency Card forms are
available on the Marcus Whitman web site
or in the main office.


Tryouts are September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

First day of practice is September 4th. 


School Pictures for next year!!
Portraits will be taken on
Thursday September 24th
throughout the day,
with makeups taken on
 October 29th.

Updated Summer Program Listings
can be found here!
Check out summer school,
free lunch program, summer
band, community swimming,
and more.

Sixth Grade
Transition to Marcus


6th grade Parent Night
             May 28, 6-7pm                
The purpose of this evening is to
acquaint next year’s parents and
guardians with our school, academic
program, procedures, and staff. 

Elementary Visits by Counselors

Marcus counselors will introduce themselves to students, briefly outline some differences between elementary and junior high, and alleviate some anxieties and answer questions.

East Port Orchard May 19  (1:45-3:00pm)

Hidden Creek May 20 rescheduled for May 22 (2:00-2:15pm)

Orchard Heights May 21  (1:00-2:30pm)

Registration information will be passed during this visit.  Registrations will be due to 6th Grade Teachers by May 28.  Late registrations may be turned in at Parent Night


6th Grade Visits to Marcus

Orchard Heights June 2  (9:15-10:15am)

Hidden Creek June 2  (10:20-11:20am)

East Port Orchard June 2  (1:15-2:15pm)

All sixth graders will be bussed to Marcus where they will tour the school with student leaders, meet with administrators and staff, and visit some classes in session. 




A review of our electronic device policy is available here.
Have your student take a refresher course in the rules regarding cell phones, ipods, and calling home.
 If your student needs to go home
sick please remind them not to use
their phone but to use the phone
in the health room.
This allows our school Nurse to
make documentation.

Smarter Balanced

will begin on Monday, April 20th
and go
through Friday, May 22
Testing will be from 8:10am to 9:35am.
Please make sure your child
 is well rested and have had a
good breakfast so they can
do their b

stuff the bus


All Freshman Parents

Your son or daughter will be receiving an information letter and permission slip the week of April 12
regarding Wild Waves and the Freshman Dance.
Please be on the lookout for the information as the permission slip and money for Wild Waves is due NO LATER THAN May 15
th .



Boundary Realignment Committee
Please see letter from Mr. Carlson regarding boundary realignment in South Kitsap School District.  

 school spirit
Upcoming Spirit Days

    5/1: Mismatch

    5/8: MW Pride

    5/15: Comfy Cozy

    5/22: SK Pride

    5/29: Hat

    6/5: Shorts & Shades


 Eflyers  Click here to view flyers
 dress code
Dress Code Policy at Marcus Whitman 
Please take a moment to review our dress code policy. Students whose clothing does not comply with dress code will be asked to change clothes or will be sent home. Failure to comply will result in further discipline. Administrators reserve the right to deem attire inappropriate to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the school environment.

The SK 2014-2015
On Track Course Catalog
is now available for freshmen.

Female Injury
Student Accident & Sickness Coverage Information

Marcus Whitman 
After School Clubs/Activities
Builders of Unity P6
Two Mile Tuesday
Campus Life 102
Rubik's Club Rm 218
STEM Club 103
Landscape Club (once a month) 212 
Chanime Club P3
TBA: Science Olympiad & Yearbook Club

Two Mile Tuesdays
All Marcus Whitman students are invited to join staff in a two mile run or walk each Tuesday from
3:00 to 3:45.

College Bound Scholarship
Why College Bound?
8th Graders Forms Need to be Submitted by June 30, 2015!

Is it not just for college – this is a scholarship that will pay for any educational or training costs that our students on free/reduced lunch may need after graduation.

For example – to be a mechanic or nursing assistant, training is required. Having this College Bound promise will pay for the training or education that your son or daughter would need to begin in the workplace. There is a list of technical and training programs, as well as colleges, available. For more info, check out the College Bound website.

The application takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
Apple Health For Kids
Free or Reduced Health Care Coverage for Kids
Washington Apple Health for Kids

Apple Health for Kids is a Washington State Initiative aimed at streamlining applications for children's healthcare coverage. Many Washington children are still uncovered, even though they are eligible. Click on the link below for more information.

P.E. Uniforms
PE pic
Marcus Whitman P.E. Uniforms are a required part of the class. Students will no longer be able to wear "unofficial" sports wear. This is a security issue and we appreciate your understanding and compliance.
All clothing is available for purchase from our Student Store:
Shorts & T-Shirt set $20
Sweatshirt $25
Sweatpant $15

Volunteers Appreciated
SKSD Volunteer Application
Please take completed form (both sides) along with a valid picture I.D. to your local school to apply. Thank you!
Click here to download application.

Marcus Whitman is now participating in the "Box Tops for Education" program. Click on the Box Tops icon to see how you can help our school.
Marcus Whitman is also participating in the Labels for Education program. Click on the Labels for Education icon for more information.

Principal: Brian Carlson
1887 Madrona Drive
Pt. Orchard, WA 98366
Phone: 360-874-6160
Fax: 360-874-6440