Volume 4 | Issue 15 | December 6, 2019
District News
Board Agenda | December 9
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for December 9 on our Agendas & Minutes page .
School Board Candidate Paperwork Now Available
School board candidate paperwork is now available and must be filed by January 7, 2020. This year, three school board member seats are on the ballot. Paperwork is available on our website or at the district office. Visit our elections web page for more information. Please contact Lisa Olson, Superintendent ( lolson@whitnall.com ) or Jonathan Cagle, Board President ( jcagle@whitnall.com ) if you have questions about the duties of a school board member.
The Student and Family Assistance Program
A healthy home and family life helps to nurture academic excellence. To promote healthy homes, minds, and families, Whitnall is proud to offer the Student and Family Assistance Program (SFAP). The Student and Family Assistance Program is a free and confidential program, paid for by the school district, to help your family create a healthy, supportive home environment, setting the students in your household up for success. The licensed counselors of the Student and Family Assistance Program have been serving Wisconsin families for more than 25 years. To learn more about these services, visit aurora.org/eap or call 800-236-3231. You can also reach out to the Pupil Services staff in each building and visit the SFAP page on our website for more information.
A Message from the District Nurse
Health Services is starting to see an increase in illness district wide. At this time, the common symptoms we are seeing are vomiting, stomach pain, and occasional diarrhea. The best way to help control the spread of illnesses, especially GI viruses, is handwashing. I encourage you to review with your child the proper way to perform handwashing. I have included two fact sheets for your reference: Wash Your Hands , Handwashing . Anyone with vomiting or diarrhea should stay home from school until symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) have resolved for 24 hours. If your household experiences this GI virus, it is important to be diligent about cleaning. Bleach is typically the best option for GI viruses. 

As we approach the cold/flu season, it would be beneficial to health services, if when calling in your student ill, you could include the symptoms and/or confirmed diagnosis. This will assist us in tracking the illnesses throughout the district. I have enclosed the illness guidelines that the district practices to help control the spread of any illness.

As always, please reach out with any questions.

Thank you and stay healthy!
Brea Sanders RN, BSN
District Nurse
414-525-8640
Hales Corners Library Offerings
The 2019 Village Tree Lighting is on Saturday, December 7. Check out the flyer!

You can now sign up for the winter-spring programs!
Greenfield Concert Band | 2019 Holiday Concert
Friday, December 6th | 7 PM
Greenfield Performing Arts Center
Free Admission!
Whitnall High School
Remaining Winter Concerts
Band | December 12
Choir | December 17

Both concerts will begin at 7 PM and will be held in the WHS Auditorium.
Toy Drive
The DFC, a WHS community service club, is organizing a community service project to support students in need. They would appreciate donations of age appropriate (5-6) gifts for girls and boys. The popular items are: LOL items, Frozen, Spiderman, Superman, motorcycle toys, Paw Patrol, Flash, and dinosaur toys. Please drop off the unwrapped gifts in room 273 by 12/11/18.
ASVAB
Juniors and seniors are invited to take the ASVAB (this test is optional-NOT REQUIRED for students). There is NO CHARGE for taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) CEP (Career Exploration Program). Whitnall will be offering the ASVAB on Monday, December 16th at 8 AM in the Community Board Room. Registration forms are available in the High School Counseling Office and are due by December 11th.

What is the ASVAB
The ASVAB is a test that consists of eight individual tests, including general science, arithmetic reading, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, electronics information, auto and shop information and mechanical comprehension. The eight tests are scored and are used to compile three composite scores for verbal, math skills, and science and technical skills. These scores then produce a broad number of occupations that the test taker might like to pursue. In addition, each branch of the military will have their own personal breakdown of the ASVAB test scores. The test scores will be available 2-4 weeks following the test day.
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
WMS Band
The Whitnall Middle School Band will be out and about the next few weeks. Check them out at the following locations!


Saturday, December 7th
Hales Corners Tree Lighting
6 PM at the HC Library

Friday, December 13th
Community Tour
9:30 AM: Layton Terrace Senior Community, 9200 W. Layton Ave
11:00 AM: The Villa, 8765 W. Forest Home Ave
2:00 PM: Forest Ridge Senior Community, 11077 W. Forest Home Ave.
Edgerton Elementary
Student Drop Off and Pick Up Lane
For the safety of all students, please use the designated drop off / pick up lane when transporting your children to and from school. Enter using the driveway on Edgerton Avenue. The main parking lot directly north of the building should only be used if you are going to park your car and walk your child to or from the playground area. This area should not be used as a drop off / pick up location. Also, students should not arrive at school before 8:20 AM as there is no supervision before that time. Thanks for your cooperation as we make student safety our top priority.
Thank You!
Thank you to all of the families who attended our Edgerton Art Show and the Winter Concerts this week. We have a talented group of students here at EES and they enjoy sharing their work with you!
After School Enrichment Opportunity
Chess Scholars will be offering an eight class session on Tuesdays after school beginning December 10th. Click here for registration information.
Hales Corners Elementary
Movie Night
Movie Night is Friday, December 6. Doors open at 6:30 PM and Toy Story 4 starts at 7 PM. Students MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Admission is free; snacks will be sold at our concession stand. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase – winner gets to take the movie home at the end of the night.
Falcon Market Wish List
Please consider helping us with our PBIS Wishlist. Items will be used for student incentives throughout the year. 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 HCE PTO. Here’s the link to our wishlist: HCE PBIS Wishlist
PTO Eat and Earn
No reason for you to cook dinner on Sunday, December 15th. Head to Chipotle instead between 4 and 8 PM and support our PTO through an Eat and Earn. Please present THIS FLYER for our school to get credit.  
Mail Day
Please note that Mail Day is December 18th, not the 20th like it’s stated in the Scoop!
After School Enrichment
After school enrichment class flyers are located here . Options include Chess Scholars, Let’s Code It, and Stage Stars.
Noon Hour Supervisor Position Open
Do you enjoy working with children? If so, HCE is looking for a Noon Hour Supervisor. The position is Monday through Friday from 11:30 - 1:00 PM. In addition, we are in need of substitutes for this position. Please log into WECAN at this LINK to create an account and apply.