Volume 2 | Issue 34 | April 27 , 2018
District News
Superintendent's Corner
This week, as the snow melted away, there was the realization that the school year will soon start melting away. We are starting to see more field trips, programs, and concerts pop up on the district calendar. On Wednesday night, I was fortunate to attend the WHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, in which 78 students were inducted. Part of the ceremony involved lighting four candles, which represent the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The words of the speaker, Mrs. Laura Cerletty, WHS science teacher, and the slideshow presentation of the NHS service projects were good reminders of the opportunities we provide students to build lifelong traits beyond the academic skills in the classroom. Learning extends beyond the four walls and the textbook covers.

Yesterday, you should have received an Infinite Campus message with a letter attached that provides information about the districtwide evacuation drill on Monday, April 30. If you have not read the letter, please do so as it contains details and information about the event. Any parents available and wanting to participate in the parent reunification portion of the evacuation drill on Monday should contact the appropriate building principal prior to this weekend.

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Board Brief | April 23
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 23 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
The Agendas and Minutes Page
A reminder of how the Agendas and Minutes page works-- Interested in the upcoming meeting? The agenda and supporting materials are posted the Friday before the meeting. Just click on the “Agenda/Packet” link to open. What about information that was presented at the board meeting but was not in the packet? We will post that information after the board meeting under “Handouts.” When can I expect the minutes? Minutes are approved at the monthly BOE meeting. Once approved, they will be posted to the page. What if I don’t want to wait a month to find out what happened at a board meeting? On the right are “Board Briefs,” which will briefly tell you actions taken at a board meeting. These are posted a couple days after the meeting. Still having trouble accessing information? Call Kathie Poss @ 414.525.8411.
Hales Corners Recreation Summer Program
Check out the summer program for the Village of Hales Corners Recreation Department!
Whitnall Family Night | May 11
Super Ninja Night at the Hales Corners Library is for learners in K4, K5 and 1 st grade and their families. Click here for more information.
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.
Middle School Registration Night for Current 5th Graders
Monday is registration night at the middle school. See the flyer for more information. Click here to register.
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
Post Prom
Dear Parents of Junior and Senior Students,

Each year, The Whitnall Falcon Booster Club hosts a safe and fun Post Prom event. This year, they are hosting this event at the Marcus BistroPlex Southridge. Post Prom is on Sunday, May 13th from 12 AM to 3 AM. They are kindly asking for donations of time and gift cards in order to provide a memorable experience for the kids. They can use as much help as possible. Please see the following link for volunteer times and suggested gift card ideas:  


If you are donating a gift card, please drop that off at the school office in the Post Prom Envelope by Monday, May 7.  Thank you for all your help and support!
Assemblies
On May 11, students will participate in assemblies. 11th and 12th grade students will participate in the Ashley's Story assembly, sponsored by the Greenfield Police Department. 9th and 10th graders will participate in the Dare to Dream assembly, with Whitnall alum Tom Gilles. These assemblies will be a great opportunity for our students. If you have any questions about the assemblies, please feel free to contact the office. 
Upcoming Concerts

Enjoy the wonderful sounds of Whitnall High School's music programs at these upcoming concerts in the Auditorium:

Choir Concert - Monday, May 21, 7 PM
Orchestra Concert - Wednesday, May 23, 7 PM
Band Concert - Thursday, May 24, 7 PM
Jazz Band Concert - Wednesday, May 30, 6 PM - Location: TBD
Whitnall Middle School
Important Dates
May 1 - May 4: Some of the 8th grade students will travel to Washington, D.C.

May 8 - May 10: Spring Concerts. 6th grade on May 8, 7th grade on May 9, and 8th grade on May 10. 7 PM each night in the WMS gym.

May 9: PTO meeting at 6 PM in the WMS Library.
Dollars for Doughnuts
The WMS coin war, called "Dollars for Doughnuts," will be the week of May 7. Save those coins to bring to school during that week. The winning Advisory at each grade level will receive doughnuts at the end!
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!
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!
Hales Corners Elementary
4th and 5th Grade Concerts
The 5th grade concert will be held Thursday, May 3 at 6:45 PM. The incorrect time was reported in The Connect last week. The 4th grade concert is at 5:30 PM also on Thursday, May 3.
JDRF Walk
Our JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes is at 10:00 AM on May 2. There is still time to donate by following this LINK .
Final Mail Day
Wednesday, May 2 is going to be a busy day at HCE! It is our final CLAS mail day for the school year. If you want to send a letter to your child, here are the classroom addresses . Please drop off at HCE by 9:00 AM.
ABC Countdown
The end of the school year is rapidly approaching! Take a look at our ABC countdown , which starts on Wednesday, May 2.