Volume 2 | Issue 25 | February 16 , 2018
District News
Superintendent's Corner
Happy Friday! I hope that everyone enjoyed the warm(er) week! We saw some great parent and community involvement at Whitnall this week. Thank you to all the parents who attended Tuesday's Parent Learning Academy on grading. For those who were unable to attend, we are holding another next week! There is more info below. Thank you, also, to all those who attended the first of our referendum informational sessions yesterday! A list of the remaining events related to our upcoming referendum can be found on our Referendum 2018 page . We have also been adding videos to the referendum page, as an easy way to see our buildings and their needs without having to make the trip. Check them out!

Thank you again for all of the incredible engagement this week and always. The involvement of our families is so important to the sucess of our learners. Have a great weekend!

Feel free to contact me at lolson@whitnall.com and follow me on Twitter !
Referendum Email List
If you would like to be added to an email list that receives updates related to our facilities planning and referendum, fill out this form !
Parent Learning Academy
The next Parent Learning Academy is on February 22 in the community board room. This is an alternate meeting date for those who could not make the February 13 PLA on grading.

6 PM | EES & HCE
7 PM | WMS
8 PM | WHS

*Please note that this alternate meeting date conflicts with an EES concert. If you are an EES parent who is unable to attend due to this conflict, please email Lynn LeRoy (lleroy@whitnall.com).
HCL Workshop
Since there is no school on Monday, consider attending the No-School U-Bake-It Workshop at the Hales Corners Library! This is a drop-in program, no registration needed. And it’s all about making, baking, decorating, and eating cookies! Here is a flyer with more information.
Whitnall High School
On February 27th, we will be administering the state ACT to 11th grade students. This is a school day for 11th grade students only. 
AP Exams
It's time to register for AP Exams.  Here is the the 2017-18 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents with useful information. To register for the exam, use this Google form . Fees will be collected through IC. Mandatory AP Pre-Administration sessions will be held the week of April 16th. Please contact rfreyer@whitnall.com with any questions. Registrations are due by March 23rd.
9th through 11th grade student scheduling is beginning. Parents: please review the course guide with your students to be ready to pick classes. Additionally, current 11th grade students interested in a health career pathway: the Certified Nursing Assistant program application is now available in the Counseling Office. If you are interested, please pick up the information ASAP, since spots are limited. The application is due to Miss Revoir by February 22nd.
Booster Club Updates
The Whitnall Falcon Booster Club invites you to Sunday Funday at The Hale House on March 4th from 2-5 PM. 10% of sales will be donated back to WFBC. Stop in for prize baskets with tickets to the spring show, gift cards to the Hale House, Whitnall wear, and much more! This is a great opportunity to get your Ultimate Raffle tickets and meet other families!

Junior Parents: Maria Mackie, Vice-President of WFBC and Post Prom Lead, needs YOUR help. Post Prom planning is in full swing! If you are able to help with planning post prom, please email WFBC at whitnallboosterclub@gmail.com

Winners of the Ultimate Raffle will be announced at Casino Night on April 21st at the Greenfield Community Center. Yvette Cunningham can be contacted at Ycunningham22@Gmail.com for tickets.

Casino Night registration is open. You can get registration information on our website in the Falcon Fest tab. You don't want to miss this event--great prizes and silent auction items! Mark your calendars and get your registration in ASAP!
Required Civics Assessment
As part of Wisconsin Act 59, all students in the state of Wisconsin, starting with the class of 2017, must pass the State Civics Exam. This exam consists of 100 questions that are identical to the 100 questions that comprise the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services exam. The exam can be taken more than once. Students must receive a score of 65 in order to graduate from a WI public, charter, or private school. The exam will be given to both juniors and seniors in a multiple choice format. A passing score will be recorded on the student’s official transcript, and they will not need to take the exam again. Preparation materials can be found on the Grading & Assessment page of the WSD website.

  • Seniors will take the exam on the morning of February 20th 
  • Juniors will take the exam on the morning of February 21st. 
  • Retake dates TBD
STAR Results
Parents of 9th and 10th grade students: STAR test results were sent home with students earlier this week. If you did not get a copy of the results, please contact the student's teacher for a copy.  
Whitnall Middle School
Valentine's Dance
Tonight is the Valentine's Dance at Whitnall Middle school. The dance begins at 7 PM and ends at 9 PM. Tickets are $6 at the door with a signed permission slip.
Career Fair
On February 23 from 1-3 PM, 8th grade learners will attend a career fair being hosted at WMS!
Physics and Tubing
On February 22, 8th grade learners are taking a science field trip to Sunburst. They will be experiencing the physics of tubing!
Edgerton Elementary
Concerts Next Week
The 4th and 5th grade choral concerts will be held next week at EES in the main gym. Grade 4 is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st at 6 PM. The grade 5 concert will be held on Thursday, February 22nd at 6 PM. The theme for both concerts is “Through the Decades.”  Each show will be a bit different, as the students helped to select the songs they will perform.  
Safety Drills
This past Monday, students and staff at EES practiced their second lockdown drill of the school year. The purpose of our safety drills is to acclimate students and staff to a procedure that they will be able to follow quickly, effectively, and safely in the case of an emergency. Generally, one safety drill (fire, lockdown, tornado) is held each month during the school year.
Upcoming Edgerton Events
Mark your calendars! The Family Fun Dance will be held on Friday, March 2nd from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at the middle school. The PTO will also be hosting a Family Movie Night on Friday, March 9th at 6:45 PM in the EES main gym. More information and volunteer sign-ups for both events will be available soon.
Book Swap
Edgerton Elementary will be hosting a book swap in June. If you have any gently used children’s books your family is no longer reading, please consider donating them to the book swap. With enough donations, every child at EES will take home new and exciting books for their summer reading! Donations may be dropped off at the Edgerton office during regular school hours.
4th and 5th Grade Growth and Development Parent Night
The Parent Night for the 4th and 5th Grade Growth and Development Program will take place on Tuesday, February 27. A letter is being mailed home to 4th and 5th grade parents and guardians with more details.
Hales Corners Elementary
Handicapped Parking
The handicapped parking on Godsell Avenue is only for those with DMV issued licenses or placards. It is not a general loading or unloading area. These parking spots are necessary for the safe access of students and visitors with handicap needs.
Hollywood School Dance
Join us on February 23rd for a night in Hollywood at the school dance. Dress in your hollywood finest and bring your "A-list" moves. You can also take a chance on winning creative, themed baskets during the raffle. For more information, follow this LINK.

4th and 5th Grade Growth and Development Parent Night
The Parent Night for the 4th and 5th Grade Growth and Development Program will take place on Tuesday, February 27. A letter is being mailed home to 4th and 5th grade parents and guardians with more details.
After School Opportunities
There are a number of after school opportunities for students. Please follow this LINK to registration information for Mad Science (Thursdays), Chess Scholars (Wednesdays) and Let’s Code It (Fridays).