Volume 3 | Issue 26 | February 15, 2019
District News
Inclement Weather Updates
We continue to be challenged with Wisconsin weather and monitoring our instructional minutes. Based upon the previous changes of February 18 and April 22, students will NOT need to make up the snow day on February 12. Please review the   revised school calendar   on our district website. If there are additional inclement weather days, we have options of adding instructional minutes to the school day, changing May 24 to a school day, or adding a day at the end of the school year in June.
Instrumental Music Program Parent Meeting
On Thursday, February 28, at 6:30 PM, we are holding a parent meeting to discuss our band and orchestra programming. The meeting will be held in the Community Board Room. Information will be shared about programming changes for K-8 and the vision of the 6-12 music program.
Board Brief | February 11
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 February 11 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
Community Alliance
The Hales Corners and Greendale Community Alliance is hosting Naloxone Training on Wednesday, February 20 from 6 - 7 PM in the Ben Hunt Room in the lower level of the Hales Corners Library. Participants will learn how to administer Naloxone (Narcan) to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. We invite community members to attend and learn how to administer this potentially lifesaving medication. Visit the Community Alliance Facebook page today for more details.
Whitnall High School
Registration for Spring Sports
All those interested in spring sports must be registered by February 28 to guarantee eligibility for the first day of practice. Go here to register!
Spring Musical
Whitnall Theatre's spring show will be You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown !

SHOW DATES: MARCH 1, 2, 8 & 9 AT 7 PM, MARCH 3 AT 2 PM

You can get your tickets here: https://whitnall.seatyourself.biz
February 20
February 20 will be a school day for high school students. Working closely with counselors and teachers, we have come up with a plan for the day: Juniors will be taking the ACT, 9th and 10th grade students will report to classes as normal, and 12th grade students will participate in a virtual learning day. Additional information will be shared directly with 12th grade students and parents on the expectations of what students will do that day from home and how to document the day for attendance purposes. 
Whitnall Middle School
Mud Run Bake Sale
WMS will be hosting the first annual Whitnall Mud Run in May. In order to raise money for the Mud Run, WMS will be having a bake sale the week of February 18 - February 22. The bake sale will be held before school and after school all week. We are asking for families to donate items for the bake sale that week. Items can be homemade or store bought. Bake sale items should be dropped off in the WMS office.  Please make sure to individually bag items so they're ready to sell for 50 cents each.  Thank you for your support.
Career Day
Career Day at WMS offers an opportunity for 8th grade students to be exposed to a variety of career specialties through classroom presentations given by professionals. We are currently seeking volunteer presenters for our Career Day. If you are interested, click here for more information and to see a list of desired Career Day sessions. 

Our 2019 Career Day will be on Friday March 22 from 9 AM - 12 PM.
March 12 Conferences
Please add our parent teacher conferences to your calendar. We would love to see you! Also, WMS will be launching a Learner Profile station for families to stop at prior, after, or during!
Edgerton Elementary
Student Council Community Outreach
During the week of February 18, the Edgerton Student Council will be sponsoring a “penny drive” to support the family of Milwaukee Police Officer, Matthew Rittner, who lost his life while on duty. Check your child’s take home folder for a flyer with all the details.  
Box Tops
The next box top prize drawing is scheduled for Thursday, February 21. Thanks for clipping and sending them in!
Six Flags Read to Succeed Program
Read to Succeed is a free program sponsored by Six Flags Theme Parks that encourages students in grades K5 - 5th to read for fun! Every student who completes six hours of recreational reading before February 27 is eligible for a free admission ticket to a participating Six Flags Theme Park. Click here for more information and a copy of the reading log.
Winter Concerts
Our 4th and 5th graders are busy rehearsing for their performances next week. The grade 5 concert is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 and Grade 4 is scheduled for Thursday, February 21. Both concerts will begin at 6 PM and will be held in the Edgerton main gym.
Kids Heart Challenge
Our Edgerton Heart Heroes surpassed all of their goals during our event! Edgerton raised $11,000 and had 228 students register online and participate in one of the heart challenges! Thank you to all who participated. Your generosity is amazing! We will also receive US Games vouchers in the amount of $1,350 which will be used to purchase equipment for physical education classes and recess.
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
In the upcoming months, staff and students will have the opportunity to walk through the building site. Your child will be bringing home a “Visitor Release Form” for you to consider signing. We will keep these on file and inform parents of the walk through date when it occurs.
Lunch on February 18
The hot lunch menu for Monday, February 18 (snow day makeup) will be Golden Chicken Nuggets, Baked French Fries, Mixed Vegetables and Choice of Fruit.
Specialist Newsletter
The Art, Phy Ed, and Music teachers have created a quarterly newsletter to let you know the things being studied or worked on in their classes. To read the 2nd Quarter newsletter, please click here .
Hawaiian Spring Dance
Grab your grass skirts and tropical shirts! The PTO is sponsoring a Hawaiian Spring Dance on Friday, February 22 from 6:30-8:30 PM in the big gym. All children must be accompanied by an adult, and admission is $3 per child. In conjunction with the dance, there will also be a Basket Bash Raffle. Each grade level is preparing a basket based on their theme. Tickets will be available at the dance. We are looking for volunteers to help at the dance and with ticket sales for the basket bash. You can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4FAEAB2BA5FD0-spring2
Zoo Trip
We are going to the zoo! Please complete this survey if you are interested in chaperoning for the all-school zoo trip on Monday, June 10. All chaperones will be required to provide their own transportation and pay for their own admission (or use a Zoo Pass). As a chaperone, you will be assigned a small group of students in one grade. Siblings who don't attend HCE cannot attend.