Volume 2 | Issue 2 | August 25 , 2017
District News
Superintendent's Corner
Very soon the yellow school buses will be visible again, the school supplies will move back to their original location from the front of the stores, and the traffic on 116th Street will dramatically increase. All signs that we are on the verge of a new school year!

The summer months are a busy time for our school staff. This summer, school buildings were cleaned thoroughly; repairs, improvements, and minor construction projects were completed in school buildings; new employees were hired; and educators and other employees participated in professional learning and planning for the school year. Several of our educators participated in our summer school program with a range of offerings to K-12 students to both strengthen and enhance academic skills.

Our back-to-school theme this year is Proud History, Bright Future . We are finalizing our annual district goals and will communicate those in the upcoming weeks. As we welcome the new school year, Whitnall School District will continue our focus on:
  • Student achievement and readiness
  • Effective communication
  • Responsive fiscal planning and management
  • District culture and climate

In September, you can expect the next district newsletter and a community survey focused on facilities and referendum planning. You can also anticipate our new website. Thank you for completing our surveys last year to provide us important feedback for continuous improvement. Continue to watch our Facebook and Twitter accounts for additional good news and celebrations.

We are pleased to welcome our students and staff back to school for the 2017-2018 academic year! The new educators, support staff, and administrators who have joined our Whitnall family bring with them experience and enthusiasm for learning. We are ready for your children. It's going to be a great year!

Feel free to contact me at lolson@whitnall.com and follow me on Twitter!
Website Under Construction
Our website is under construction. The information that families need for the beginning of the school year will be added/updated on the current site. Beyond that (or with more general items) you may notice outdated/unavailable information; know that that is not an oversight, but a (unfortunately messy) part of transitioning to a new website! Bear with us. We promise it will be worth it!
Whitnall High School
9th Grade Back to School Tailgate

The 9th grade back to school tailgate is tonight ! Click here for more information!
First Day of School Bell Schedule

The first day of school bell schedule is here ! Note: 9th grade only in the AM, 10th-12th after lunch. 
Whitnall Middle School
WMS First Day of School: 6th Graders Only!

We will spend the first day of the new school year (Sept. 1st) getting our 6th graders acclimated and familiar with the building. 7th and 8th graders will not report until Tuesday, Sept. 5th.
Edgerton Elementary
Classroom Teacher Assignments

Classroom teacher assignments are now available on the Infinite Campus portal!
Back to School Night

Join us at EES to meet your child’s teacher, drop off supplies, and enjoy some ice cream with the EES PTO. Back to School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, August 30th. 

   4:30 - 5:30 pm New Family Orientation in main gym
   5:30 - 6:30 pm Classroom Visits
   6:00 - 7:00 pm Edgerton PTO Ice Cream Social in main gym
PTO Papa Murphy's Fundraiser
The Edgerton PTO is sponsoring a fundraiser at Papa Murphy’s Pizza on Wednesday, August 30, from 12:00 - 8:00 pm. A portion of all sales will be donated to the EES PTO. A flier will be emailed home to all EES families. Papa Murphy’s is located at 5319 S. 108th St. in Hales Corners.
Back to School Picnic
Mark your calendars for the EES Back to School Picnic to be held after school on Friday, September 8th. This is a great time to meet other Edgerton families and enjoy some end of summer activities! More details to come soon.
Hales Corners Elementary
Classroom Teacher Assignments

You can now view your child’s classroom teacher in the IC Parent Portal.
New Students & Families Meeting
We will welcome new students and families on Monday, August 28 from 5:30 to 6:30pm in our small gym. The goal of the meeting is to provide an overview of important school procedures and offer a school tour to help you begin to get to know our school building.
Back to School Night

Wednesday, August 30 is our Back to School night. You and your child can “drop in” between 5:30 and 6:30pm to meet your child’s teacher and drop off supplies.