Volume 3 | Issue 1 | August 17 , 2018
District News
2018-19 Parent Learning Academies
We will be continuing the Parent Learning Academy this year and will share the complete schedule in the next issue as we try to avoid other district and community events. We will be holding our first Parent Learning Academy on Wednesday, September 5  at 6:30 PM  in the Community Board Room Our focus is on school safety and we will be focusing on some of the physical safety measures in the district including new visitor check-in procedures, traffic protocols, and safety grant upgrades. Please mark your calendars.
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Be sure to follow us on social media to see frequent updates throughout the school year! Our handle is the same for Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram : @whitnallschools
Whitnall Youth Basketball Tryouts
Check out the flyer for the upcoming Whitnall Youth Basketball tryouts here !
Hales Corners Library
If you would like to stay up to date on the happenings at the Hales Corners Library , subscribe to their newsletter ! And find below a list of upcoming programs.

Whitnall High School
Grades 10-12
For students in grades 10-12, August 29, 2018 is student photo day from 12-3 PM in the small gym. Please enter through the athletic entrance (Door #5) to get your photo taken for the yearbook and for your student ID. If you are interested in ordering any photos, please complete and bring the attached flyer with your payment on August 29th. A “second chance” date will be set later for those unable to attend.
Grade 9
For 9th grade students, August 29, 2018 is our transition day. In previous years, the first day of school was a half-day morning session for 9th grade students. This year, we have set the whole day on August 29th, 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM, to serve as our transition day. On this day, 9th grade students will have individual photos and a class photo taken, collect their technology, and complete important benchmarking assessments. The transition day also includes many activities to grow students’ comfort with the high school environment and ease the transition from middle school to high school. (The photo taken will be used for the yearbook and student ID. If you are interested in ordering any photos, please complete and bring the attached flyer with your payment on August 29th. A “second chance” photo date will be set later for those unable to attend.)

We need 9th grade students to register for August 29th to have an accurate count for lunch and groupings. To register, call or email Rene Freyer at rfreyer@whitnall.com or (414) 525-8414.

9th grade families: did you get your FAN Mail? The Freshman Academy News Letter just rolled out the first edition. Check it out here !
Handbook
The student / parent handbook is updated annually and approved by the school board. The updated handbook is available on our website under the students tab or here . Students and parents, please look through the handbook as it has been updated to reflect the newly approved school board policies.
Whitnall Middle School
Important Dates
6th Grade Transition Day: August 29
We are looking forward to connecting with students and getting our 6th graders acclimated and familiar with our school. We will run a regular schedule from 7:55 AM - 3:00 PM.

Open House: August 29
From 5-7 PM, we would like to invite all WMS students and their families to meet with teachers and have their school picture taken (5-8 PM).

Material Drop Off
Students are welcome to drop off their school supplies on August 30th and August 31st from 9 AM - 12 PM.

September 4th
is the first day of school with all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in attendance!
Edgerton Elementary
PTO School Supply Pack Pick Up
If you have ordered a supply kit from the Edgerton PTO, you may pick it up on Monday, August 20 or Tuesday, August 21 from 4 - 6 PM in the Edgerton Library. If you cannot make either of those dates, the kits will be available for pick up on August 28 during back to school night.
School Supply Lists
The school supply lists for the 2018-19 school year are posted on the Edgerton Elementary website. Click here for the link and scroll down for the grade you need.
Back to School Night
Edgerton’s back to school night is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28. The schedule is as follows:

   
4:30 - 5:30 PM New Family Orientation in Main Gym
5:30 - 6:30 PM Classroom Visits / Supply Drop Off
6:00 - 7:00 PM PTO Ice Cream Social in Main Gym
New this year:
5:00 - 8:00 PM Student School Pictures in Lower Gym - Click here for order form.
(If you cannot attend this evening, a make-up date is scheduled in October)
New Family Orientation Meeting
The principal and EES PTO invite new families to attend a meeting on Tuesday, August 28th from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (prior to the start of our Back to School event). The purpose is to provide helpful information and offer an opportunity for families to ask questions. PTO, Whitnall Youth Sports, and Scouts will be in attendance to provide information and answer any questions you may have.
Incoming K4 and K5 Students: Save the Date, August 29
The Whitnall School District is offering a transition day to the 2018-19 school year. If you have not yet registered your child for the transition day, please call Rene Freyer at 414-525-8414 or email at rfreyer@whitnall.com
Hales Corners Elementary
T-shirts
Our year long theme will be revealed at the start of the school year. In order to prepare, we are requesting that each student purchase a t-shirt that will be worn on special days throughout the school year. The t-shirt will have our theme printed on it and then students will be tie-dying the color in early September. The cost will be $3 per student. Please complete the Google form attached HERE to order t-shirts. A separate form is needed for each student.
Back to School
Back to school info is on our website and linked HERE . School photos will be taken on August 27 at the Back to School night from 5-8 PM. Complete this form and bring in advance.
HCE Family Handbook
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with our HCE Family Handbook .
Transition Day for Incoming K4 and K5
The Whitnall School District is offering a transition day to the 2018-19 school year. If you have not yet registered your child for the transition day, please call Rene Freyer at 414-525-8414 or email at rfreyer@whitnall.com