Volume 4 | Issue 2 | August 30, 2019
District News
Bus Transportation
Given the number of variables within the first couple weeks of school, bus transportation pick up and drop off times can vary. Variables include:
  1. Construction
  2. Actual student ridership
  3. New bus driver staff or daily bus driver substitute drivers

If you are calling the school building or district to discuss transportation, please keep in mind the following:
  1. The district attempts to make as many stops as possible at corners of streets to minimize the time on the bus for all students
  2. If changes need to be made, this can take 2-3 days given the high volume amongst the entire bus consortium (Whitnall, Greendale, Greenfield, and Franklin School District)
  3. Specifics, such as dates or times, help us work in coordination with First Student to resolve any issues

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we begin a new school year!
Whitnall Apparel
If you would like to order Whitnall Apparel, links to the online store are below. One is the female section and one is the male section. The store is open until September 4.

New Parent Communication Orientation
On September 11 at 6:30 PM, we are holding a meeting for parents new to the district (or parents who just need a refresher) about how to check Infinite Campus message preferences, what to expect communication-wise from the district vs. the buildings, how to navigate the website, etc. This meeting will be held in the Community Board Room.
Little Falcon Fall Dance Clinic
On September 13, the dance team will be hosting their Little Falcon Fall Dance Clinic for children in grades K-5 to attend, learn a routine, and perform at the football game that night. Please click this link to learn more!
Whitnall Youth Basketball Club
Mark your calendars! The Whitnall Youth Basketball Club 2019-2020 season tryouts are scheduled. Click here for the schedule. They've added a THIRD GRADE TEAM to the club for the first time. Visit their website at whitnallyouthbasketballclub.com   to learn more.
Hales Corners Library
Stay up to date on what’s happening at the Hales Corners Library by subscribing to their weekly newsletter!
Whitnall High School
Parking Lots
Our parking lots are busy places at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day. Parents and students, please be patient during pick up and drop off times. Make arrangements for extra time as the traffic patterns and routines are established.
New Cell Phone Policy
This school year, there will be a new cell phone policy at the high school. The details of the new policy will be communicated soon. Parents and students should watch their emails for this message.
First Day of School
The first day of school for all students is Tuesday, September 3. This is a full day for all students. Our school’s class start time is 7:45 AM, so it is advised that all students are in the building by 7:40. The school buses arrive at the high school at approximately 7:35. As in previous years, students can still enter the building’s main entrance beginning at 7:00. However, all students in the building prior to 7:35 must report to the supervised cafeteria. Breakfast will continue to be served beginning at 7:00.
Whitnall Middle School
First Day of School
The first day of school is September 3rd! Our school day is from 7:55 AM to 3:00 PM. Our doors are open at 7:30 AM. Students should go to the cafeteria until 7:45 AM. Please check schedules so students know where to go for their first period class.
Cross Country
Any 6th-8th grade student interested in joining the Whitnall Middle School Cross Country team, there is still time! Please see Ms. Wilson (8th Grade) for information or Mrs. Sobush in the office. All participants must have their paperwork in before they can practice. Registration information can be found on the website under students or LINKED HERE .
7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball
Information will be coming soon for 7th and 8th grade girls basketball. Athletic registration can be found on the WMS website or LINKED HERE .
Missed Pictures or Picture Retakes
In early October, we will be having a during-the-school-day opportunity for any students that have not gotten their picture taken or that would like a retake. Once we get that date secured, it will be communicated to all our families.
Edgerton Elementary
First Day of School
The first day of school for all EES students is Tuesday, September 3rd. All students should gather on the playground to meet their teacher and classmates beginning at 8:20 AM.
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)
We are excited to kick off another year utilizing PBIS strategies in our school. With that in mind, we ask that you consider our PBIS Wishlist. Items will be used for student incentives throughout the year at “Camp Edgerton.” If you’d like to donate, items may be ordered from Amazon. You can also sign up for Amazon Smile and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Edgerton PTO. Here’s the link to our wishlist: EES PBIS Wishlist
All School T-Shirts
In conjunction with our PBIS programming, Edgerton will have a school theme this year. Your child will notice our “Camp Edgerton” theme throughout the year in a variety of settings. We are asking that each student purchase a “Camp Edgerton” community t-shirt that will be worn on special days throughout the school year. The cost is $3 per student. Please consider shrinkage and child growth when selecting t-shirt sizes. Click HERE for the order form. The payment can be sent to school with your child.
After School Enrichment Programs
There are several after school programs being held at Edgerton this fall. Click on the links below for more details and registration information.

PTO Welcome Back Picnic
Edgerton PTO’s Back to School Picnic is scheduled for Friday, September 6th, beginning at 3:35 PM. Join other EES families for food and fun! All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
Exterior work on our school property will continue as the south green space gets seeded and fenced. Construction of the north parking lot will continue through October.
Drop Off & Pick Up
Drop off and pick up procedures are established for our students’ safety first and foremost. The new parking lot has parking for our staff. Please don’t park in the lot and expect to walk up to drop off or pick up your child. NO pedestrian traffic will be allowed during drop off or pick up. Please take a look at the map linked HERE for details.
Community T-shirts for 2019-20
Our year long theme will be shared in a few weeks. 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 September.  The cost will be $3 per student. Sign up HERE . Remember to use your child’s NEW grade level.
Visiting HCE During the Day?
The Whitnall School District is using a security system to ensure the safety of students, staff, and visitors. If you come during school hours to volunteer, pick up, and/or have lunch with your child, you will need to sign in with the Administrative Assistant. A driver’s license or photo ID is required in order to sign in electronically and receive a badge.
Lunch Menu
Our lunch menu is linked HERE .