Volume 2 | Issue 23 | February 2 , 2018
District News
Superintendent's Corner
On Monday night, the board approved the purchase and plan to move forward with Chromebooks to replace iPads for grades 6-12. Please click here for the board packet, which details the timeline for replacement.

There were two highlights to my week.The first was delivering notes of recognition to staff members. The district office team continues to make building rounds and meet with each staff member. When a staff member mentions someone as being extremely helpful, that person will receive a quick note. Here are the questions we are asking each staff member:

  • What’s working well?
  • Are there any individuals who have been especially helpful to you whom I could recognize?
  • Do you have the resources to do your job?
  • Is there anything that we could do better?

The second highlight was the parent information meeting on Thursday night. Thank you to all the parents who attended the meeting and shared their concerns and suggestions for improvement! We value our parent input and involvement and, based upon the request, we will hold additional parent information exchanges. Please watch The Connect for more information about dates and times. We have posted the presentation and handouts on the website under Families > Resources.  Click here to get directly to the page.

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 !
The Lab Report
The latest Lab Report is here ! The Lab Report is Whitnall's K-12 science newsletter. Check it out to see what's happening in science classrooms throughout the district!
Hiring Youth Counselors
The Hales Corners Recreation Department is hiring youth counselors! Go here for more information and to access application materials!
K4 and K5 Registration
A reminder that K4 and K5 registration is still open. Please note that current K4 students do not need to register for K5.
Whitnall High School
February Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad
The February Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad will be combined with WMS's Coffee and Conversation on February 5th at 9 AM and 5 PM. This event will be held in the Middle School Cafeteria. The primary topic will be the transition from middle school to high school.
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.
Cell Phone Use and Tardies
The high school has adopted new progression policies for cell phone use and tardies. Please visit this page on our website to view the policy changes: https://sites.google.com/a/whitnall.com/whs-student-handbook/
Whitnall Middle School
Orchestra Concert
On February 7 at 7 PM, the Whitnall Middle School and Whitnall High School orchestra concert will take place in the WHS Auditorium.
Edgerton Elementary
Grade 4 Kindness Retreat
Our 4th grade students will be participating in a Kindness Retreat on Tuesday, February 6th. The retreat will be facilitated by Youth Frontiers, a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis and will be held at Whitnall High School. All students should bring a snack, bag lunch, and a beverage for the day. Thank you to the Edgerton PTO for providing the financial resources for this great learning opportunity!
Box Top Drawing
The next box top drawing is scheduled for Friday, February 9th. Keep on clipping those box tops!
PTO Meeting
The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 8 at 7 PM in the EES Library.
Support your School!
Come eat with us and support EES!
2705 South 108th Street West Allis, WI
Wednesday, February 7 | 4 PM - 8 PM

Schlotzsky’s will donate back 15% of your meal price to the Edgerton PTO.
Click here for more information!
Family Fun Dance
Mark your calendars for the Edgerton Family Fun Dance and Silent Auction scheduled for Friday, March 2nd. More information will be available soon!
Hales Corners Elementary
Author Visit
We welcome author Marla McKenna to HCE on Tuesday, February 6. She will be presenting throughout the day to each grade level. Feel free to take a look at her website linked HERE . Thanks to our wonderful PTO for providing the Author in Residence funding each year.
Mail Call
Wednesday, February 7th is Mail Delivery Day. Mrs. Senger’s 3rd graders will be working in the HCE “post office” and delivering mail throughout the school. If you would like to send a letter or card, please make sure it is at school by 9 AM on February 7th. 
Basket Bash
Letters will be coming home about grade level baskets that will be raffled off at this year's Spring Dance on February 23rd. Please consider making a donation to help make this another successful event. Grade level coordinators information will be listed on the letters, if you have questions.