Volume 3 | Issue 17 | December 14 , 2018
District News
Profile of a Whitnall Graduate Focus Groups
As part of our continuous improvement journey, we are developing the Profile of a Whitnall Graduate to ensure that our graduates possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for success after high school. There is a body of research that provides a foundation, but we know that each district is unique and we value the input of our Whitnall community. In June of 2017, we gave a quantitative survey related to this to our community. In order for us to obtain qualitative information and clarification, we are holding focus groups with Whitnall alumni, parents of Whitnall alumni, and the business and civic community. Parents of Whitnall alumni from the Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 received an email to forward to their child about the focus groups, in addition to information about the alumni parent focus group.
Due to preparations and space, we are asking that participants sign up in advance. Location will be provided to participants after registering. Click on the link by the corresponding group to register. If you have questions, please call the district office at 414-525-8411.
Whitnall Alumni Focus Group  (Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) [4 dates]
Thursday, January 3: 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM
Wednesday, January 9: 11:30 AM and 5:30 PM
Click here to register for a Whitnall Alumni Focus Group
Whitnall Alumni Parent Focus Group (Classes of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Monday, January 7: 6:30 PM
Click here to register for the Whitnall Alumni Parent Focus Group
Whitnall Business and Civic Community Focus Group
Tuesday, January 8: 6:30 PM
Click here to register for the Whitnall Business and Community Focus Group
District Office Holiday Hours
The district office will be closed the week of December 24 and will reopen again on January 2.
Friday, December 21
Due to a necessary inservice day for WHS teachers, we will not be holding classes for WHS students on Friday, December 21.  All other students will have a regularly scheduled day of school on this day.
Community Wellness Event
The 2 nd annual Community Wellness Event sponsored by Community Alliance will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Greendale High School. This year’s theme is: Understand how mental health and substance abuse risk connect.  The format is similar to last year, with a resource fair from 5:45 to 7:00 PM followed by a presentation from professionals who work in the area of mental health and substance abuse. For more information, view the flyer .
Board Agenda | December 17
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for December 17 on our Agendas & Minutes page .
Hales Corners Recreation Indoor Basketball
Click here for information on the Hales Corners Recreation Department's indoor basketball program!
Whitnall High School
AP Spanish Drive
The AP Spanish classes are currently holding a drive for the families of the 16th Street Clinic. Stork’s Nest is the family outreach program of the clinic that they are collecting items for. The AP Spanish classes at Whitnall have been the primary providers for the last ten years. We highly encourage you to contribute anything that you can - every dollar and item counts.

Besides monetary donations, they are also collecting items such as cultural foods (onions, cans of tomatoes, garlic, and dried beans and rice), baby care and clothing items (hats, mittens, sleepers, and onesies), and toys and books for children. In addition, they welcome any diapers and baby wipes. They are accepting new and gently used items only. Donations may be dropped off in the high school office or brought to room 222, Señora Brand’s classroom. You may donate until Tuesday, December 18. 

The students are looking forward to practicing conversational Spanish skills by talking with the families at the clinic. This is a great way to learn more about different cultural backgrounds, family traditions, and holiday celebrations. 

Thank you for supporting the AP Spanish classes' hard work! ¡Gracias!
Final Week of the Semester
The final week of the semester will be full days of school. There will be no modified schedule or early release during the week of January 14th. A complete schedule with the close of semester coursework will be provided shortly.
Whitnall Middle School
Winter Sports
Just a reminder that our winter sports season has started! Boys basketball, wrestling, and our dance team are in full swing! At each home game, our WMS PTO has a concession stand for those that need a quick snack!
Edgerton Elementary
Winter Concerts
Our Grade 2 and 3 winter concerts are coming up soon! The students have been working hard and are looking forward to performing for family and friends. The Grade 2 concert is scheduled for Wednesday, December 19 and Grade 3 is Thursday, December 20th. Both concerts will be at 6 PM in Edgerton’s Main Gym.
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
Preparing the construction zone has continued with very large equipment on site. All of the playground equipment has been removed and is stored on site for re-use. Please continue following the safety requirement of remaining in your car during drop off and pick up. There isn’t safe pedestrian crossing during this process.
Mail Day
Everyone enjoys getting a note or letter on CLAS Mail Day. Parents and students can write to anyone at HCE. Mail must be placed in the mailbox outside of the office by 9 AM Wednesday, December 19. Please remember to include a return address and “stamp” on your letters. No gifts, money, or packages, please! To find an address, please click HERE .
Spirit Wear and Ugly Sweater Day
Spirit Wear and Ugly Sweater Day is Friday, December 21!