Volume 2 | Issue 33 | April 20 , 2018
District News
Superintendent's Corner
Happy Friday! As the snow came down this week, we continued our conversations on school safety with various community groups, including the Greenfield and Hales Corners Police Departments. You will be receiving an Infinite Campus message next week with information for the district wide evacuation drill we are running on April 30th. For now, just be sure not to schedule anything that would keep your child from school on that day. Participation in this drill is incredibly important.

I am looking forward to all of the end of year activities that are approaching, like concerts and fundraisers. Tomorrow night, I will be going to the Casino Night being put on by the Whitnall Falcon Booster Club! I hope everyone enjoys the beautiful weather this weekend, and I hope all of our 7th grade learners in NYC are enjoying their trip!

Feel free to contact me at lolson@whitnall.com and follow me on Twitter !
Board Brief and Agenda
Board briefs are simple summaries of our board meetings. Without having to labor through or wait for the comprehensive board minutes, you can access what changes the board approved at each of their meetings! The latest board brief (for the April 16 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page. Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the board agenda for April 23 on the same page!
Whitnall Youth Football and Cheerleading
Click here for registration information for Whitnall Youth Football and Cheerleading! The registration deadline is April 30.
16th Annual Cleanup Day
The annual community cleanup for Earth Day at the Hales Corners Park & Pool is Saturday, May 5th. Community volunteers are needed to come help with the cleanup efforts from 8 AM to 12 PM. Bring work gloves and a rake or broom, if you have them. Lunch will be served to all volunteers who come and help.
Summer School
Summer School registration takes place from April 21st to May 13th. It is important to note that the registration process has changed. This year you are required to register using Infinite Campus. We have included step-by-step directions for course selection / registration in the following document: 2018 Summer School Online Course Selection . In determining which courses your student qualifies for please consult either the K-8 Course Descriptions or the HS Course Descriptions .

Important information about using Infinite Campus to register:

  • Parents must log in to their Infinite Campus Portal account.
  • If you don't know your Infinite Campus username/password, contact the district office (Kay Larson) 414-525-8526.

Things to keep in mind when registering your student(s) for courses:

  • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. (Confirmations will be posted to Infinite Campus after May 13th).
  • Courses are offered dependent upon sufficient enrollment. (Minimum number of students for a class to be held is 18).
  • Tuition assistance is available for students qualified for free and reduced lunch.
  • Open enrollment students are considered residents.
  • Current Chapter 220 students can attend Milwaukee Public School's program. Call 414-475-8238 for information. Chapter 220 students are considered non-residents and will have to pay the non-resident fee if attending Whitnall's Summer School.
  • Absences must be called in daily to 414-525-8661 or you may pre-notify the summer school office of absences in writing.
  • NO transportation is provided.
  • Non-academic courses are offered during two morning sessions. Not all classes meet both sessions, check the course description guides for when the course meets.
  • All courses are based on the your student's current grade for the 17-18 school year.

Please remember that the deadline for registration is May 13th.
Whitnall High School
Good Luck at State!
Our forensics team is headed to the state competition this weekend! We are wishing them all the best!
Whitnall Middle School
Important Dates
Next Week: Forward Testing for 6th and 7th grade. Please remember to fully charge your iPads, bring headphones, and eat a full breakfast each day!

June 6: 8th Grade Promotion. The ceremony will be at 5:30 PM in the HS gym, with a dance following in the WMS Cafeteria from 7-9 PM.

April 26: Eat at MOD Pizza with this flyer and support the WMS PTO!

April 30: Middle School Transition Night. On Monday, April 30 from 6:30-7:30 PM, all incoming 6th grade students and parents/guardians are welcome to join us as we discuss middle school life, 6th grade scheduling, and class choices at the middle school.

May 1 - May 4: The DC Trip.

May 8 - May 10: Spring Concerts.
PTO Officers
Nominations are open for 2018-19 Whitnall Middle School PTO officers. You may submit nominations by email at whitnallpto.nomination@gmail.com
School Supply Kits for Sale
Online sales of 2017-2018 supply kits begin now and go through May 18th. The kits ship directly to the school for free.  ORDER HERE!
Edgerton Elementary
All School Zoo Trip
Our all school zoo field trip is scheduled for Friday, June 1st. If you are interested in chaperoning, please make sure you have an approved background check on file with the District Office. The application form is on the website and can be accessed by clicking here .
Concert Dates
Our K5 and Grade 1 students are busy preparing for their Spring Concerts! The Grade 1 concert will be on Wednesday, May 2 and K5 is scheduled for Thursday, May 3. Both concerts will begin at 9:15 AM in the Edgerton main gym. We look forward to seeing you!
Wisconsin Forward Exam
The 5th grade students will complete their Forward Exam testing this week. Students in 3rd and 4th grade will continue with testing next week. The students have been showing great effort and concentration. We appreciate everyone’s efforts to make these days go smoothly.
Book Swap
We are still collecting books for our book swap to be held in early June. If you have any gently used children’s books your family is no longer reading, please consider donating them to the book swap. With enough donations, every child at EES will take home new and exciting books for their summer reading! Donations may be dropped off at the Edgerton office during regular school hours. Thank you!
5th Grade Camping
Our fifth graders will be going on our third annual camping trip to Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center this coming Wednesday through Friday. The center is managed by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and sits on the Wisconsin River, two miles north of the Wisconsin Dells. With the support of teaching naturalists, students will experience an excellent “river classroom” to study both the natural and cultural history of Wisconsin. Big thanks to our PTO for sponsoring a large portion of this trip and to all those who helped with fundraising efforts. We also appreciate our parent volunteers and staff who will be camping along with our students.
Hales Corners Elementary
4th and 5th Grade Concerts
The 4th grade concert is on May 3 at 5:30 PM. The 5th grade concert follows at 6:30 PM. If you want a chance at front row seats, look for the form on Monday, April 23 that is due on Friday, April 27. 
JDRF Kickoff, Donations, and Walk
On Tuesday, April 17th, HCE held our 7th annual JDRF Kickoff for 1st-5th graders. The students learned some key facts about diabetes (T1D) and how JDRF supports research to find a cure. Please visit the link and help our kids help others kids with T1D by giving a donation to a great cause. Select “For Parents” from the menu. Our JDRF/ACES Walk will be Wednesday, May 2nd at 10:00 AM on the HCE Campus.