Volume 4 | Issue 17 | December 20, 2019
Please note that, due to Winter Break, there will be no Connect next Friday, December 27.
District News
Winter Break | District Office Hours
Remember that Winter Break is December 23 through January 1. The District Office will be closed over the break.
Board Brief | December 16
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 December 16 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
2020-2021 School Calendar
The school board has approved the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. You can access it here or by visiting the calendar page of our website ! Please note that conference dates have not yet been determined.
High School Cafeteria Remodel
In July, the school board received a tour of the high school's cafeteria, revealing the condition of the physical structure. Among the concerns were the damaged north wall, the unusable courtyard space, an inefficient layout causing timing issues, and crowded lunch periods. We are in the early phases of designing solutions. In addition to updating the infrastructure, which is original to the building, we also hope to increase the efficiency, create a usable courtyard, develop a multi-purpose space (for additional capacity and new learning spaces), and shift from three lunch periods to two (allowing for greater flexibility in WHS scheduling). 
 
This project is outside of the referendum work, which is complete. The updated cafeteria will be funded with operational dollars within Whitnall’s yearly budget allocations. This will be a space that all Whitnall students will eventually be able to enjoy. We look forward to starting construction this spring and being ready for occupancy by September 1, 2020. More details and updates will be provided as we progress through the project.
Be All On Board!

Check out the video! For more information, visit the following page: All On Board .

A Message from the District Nurse
Cold/flu season is in full swing. I have attached a fact sheet on influenza for your reference. If you haven't yet, I encourage you to receive your flu shot. As you are traveling to your family/friends, please remember good handwashing for you and your family. I have attached an information sheet as a reference for why handwashing is so important. 

In the upcoming year, I will share information regarding various conditions commonly seen in childhood. First up is Chicken Pox. Please review the fact sheet to understand the signs and symptoms and who would be at risk for contracting this virus.


As always, please reach out if you have any questions. I hope you all have a happy, healthy break!

Brea Sanders RN
Whitnall District Nurse
The Whitnall Window e-Newsletter
If you or someone you know is interested in Whitnall's community e-newsletter, a digital companion to the physical Whitnall Window, sign up here ! Please note that the e-newsletter is extra content; it does not replace the Whitnall Window. All past editions can be found here on our website.
Whitnall High School
100 Years of Broadway
Whitnall Theatre Presents
"100 Years of Broadway"
January 16, 17, 18 @ 7 PM
January 19 @ 2 PM

For tickets, go here !
Whitnall Cutting Boards
Looking for some new Whitnall merchandise for your home or for a holiday gift? Check out the school store's new Whitnall themed cutting boards! Handcrafted by Whitnall students in our woodshop, these cutting boards come in four different Whitnall Falcon designs, with one that’s even customizable! You can check out these high quality, functional cutting boards on our website ( whitnallschoolstore.square.site ) or stop by the school store, open 7:00-7:45 AM and 2:45-3:15 PM! With any questions, feel free to contact Mr. Rumage at whsstore@whitnall.com ! Profit from the sales will be reinvested in this enterprise project.
Falcon Fest 2020
The Whitnall Falcon Booster Club (WFBC) will be holding its Falcon Fest Wine & Craft Beer Tasting event on Saturday, February 29, 2020. 

Join us for an evening of fun, featuring wine & beer tasting (cash bar available), snacks, games, raffles, silent auction items, and live music from U2 Acoustic. 

Click here for additional details and to purchase tickets: https://www.whitnallfalconboosterclub.org/copy-of-falcon-fest-casino-night
  
Take advantage of the early bird ticket special - 4 tickets for $60 and get one FREE (individual tickets are $20 each or $25 at the door). Special available until 12/31/19. Interested in donating or sponsoring the event? Contact Jen Carter at jennifer@approyo.com  
Whitnall Middle School
WMS Bucks Night
Milwaukee Bucks vs Miami Heat
If you would like to order and support the WMS PBIS team, please use the following link: BUCKSGROUPS.COM/WHITNALLMIDDLE  
Use Promo Code: WHITNALLMSN
Order Deadline is February 16th
Edgerton Elementary
Mad Science - After School Enrichment Program
Mad Science is offering a 6 week after school program called Crazy Chemworks beginning on Friday, January 10, 2020. Please click here for more information and the registration form.
Read to Succeed
The PTO will once again offer the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Club. Students who complete 6 hours of recreational reading earn one free Six Flags ticket. Information was sent home with your students this week. We hope you will consider participating! There are some changes to the log submission and ticket distribution process this year, so please read the information carefully. You may register your child using this link: Six Flags Read to Succeed Registration More information and the teacher codes can be found here .
Children's Hospital Toy Drive
Edgerton’s Student Council thanks you for all your donations to our Children’s Hospital Toy Drive. Student Council members, advisors, and parent volunteers delivered the toys to the hospital on Wednesday, December 18th. Thanks for sharing in the spirit of giving during this holiday season. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Save the Date
Mr. D’Acquisto will host a principal chat on Thursday, January 9 at 6:30 PM immediately before the PTO meeting. Join him in the EES Library to get an update on current EES events and to ask any questions you may have. 
Hales Corners Elementary
After School Enrichment
Information about after school enrichment classes, including Chess Scholars, Mad Science, Spanish, Let’s Code It, and Stage Stars, can be found here .
Lost and Found
Please stop by in the new year to look for any lost items. All items will be cleared and donated at the end of January.