Volume 3 | Issue 27 | February 22, 2019
District News
Internet Safety
Technology is a fully integrated aspect in all students lives both in school and at home. Students often enter kindergarten already proficient in navigating a digital device. Starting at an early age, it is important to establish technology guidelines and prepare students with strategies to make appropriate decisions when using technology.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has recently released an interactive e-course for parents and guardians to complete with their children with the goal of creating an open dialogue at home around internet safety.

This 30-minute module provides parents with the opportunity to review their own tech use to set a good example; interactive activities to complete alongside their children, and follow-up resources and activities to keep the discussions going.

Please consider completing the e-course with your students and exploring many of the other resources for parents available on the WI DPI website.

Contact Preferences in Infinite Campus
Please review our Parent Portal User Guide for Infinite Campus. On page 13, you will find a guide on how to enter your contact information and how to set preferences for how you receive school and district messages.
School Board Candidate Forum
Before the April 2 school board election, WHS Student Council is hosting a candidate forum. The forum will be held on March 4 at 6:30 PM in the Community Board Room.

We are taking questions for the candidates, in order to discover which topics are most important to voters. You can submit a question here: https://bit.ly/2XaMnAZ . This form will close on 2/27/19 at noon.
Board Agenda | February 25
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for February 25 on our Agendas & Minutes page .
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.
Hales Corners Library Events
Lego Club meets next Monday 2/25. Attached flyer has details.

The annual Tastes of Hales Corners Wine & Beer Tasting – a fundraiser for the library’s summer reading programs and clubs – is coming up on March 7. Attached flyer has details.
Van for Sale
The Food Service Department is retiring a 2001 Chevy 16' Cube Van. It runs great, but needs a new rear drive train. If interested, please contact Todd Iverson at tiverson@whitnall.com with your best offer.
Measles and Influenza
Please read the following two letters regarding recent outbreaks.

Interested in Becoming a Teacher or Substitute Teacher?
Check out these upcoming opportunities:

CESA 1 Become a Teacher Open House:  Do you enjoy inspiring children, being creative, working with others, having fun, and continuously learning? Do you hold a Bachelor's Degree? You can make a difference in the lives of others - become a teacher today! Schools are hiring now for positions this fall. For more information about CESA #1's free open house on Tuesday, March 12th click  HERE .

Teachers on Call is now hiring:   Teachers On Call , a substitute staffing service, partners with WSD to staff substitute teachers and support staff in our area. They specialize in recruiting, hiring, and coordinating job placement for employees of all different professional and educational backgrounds. Teachers On Call hires new staff for our school district year-round, and they’re looking to connect with parents who have a passion for learning and want to engage in our schools. Visit   www.teachersoncall.com   or call 1-800-713-4439 to learn more!
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
Whitnall Middle School
Student Council
WMS Student Council is still accepting food donations for the Hunger Task Force for our first ever FalCANstruction competition being held next week. We still need plenty of canned fruit, canned vegetables, and jars of peanut butter. Items can be dropped off in the collection boxes in the WMS Cafeteria through Tuesday, February 26. Student teams will be using the donations to build sculptures next week in Advisory, with judging done on Friday, March 1. After the competition, all donations will be sent to the Hunger Task Force.
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!
Track and Field Coaches Needed
WMS is looking for coaches for the track and field program. Anyone interested should contact Dave Pentek , Athletic/Activities Director.
Edgerton Elementary
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.
PTO Family Fun Dance
The annual PTO Family Fun Dance and Silent Auction is Friday, March 1 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at Whitnall Middle School. This year’s theme is “We’re All In” so wear your Whitnall gear! Click here for a copy of the flyer and registration form.
Author in Residence
We are pleased to announce that author Barney Saltzberg will be visiting EES in March thanks to the generous funding from our PTO. Barney has over 50 published books and travels the world talking about creativity and where ideas come from. To read more about Barney Saltzberg, click here for his website. We are currently taking orders for some of Barney’s books. Orders are due by February 28. They will be signed by Barney and distributed to students during his visit. Order Form
Yearbooks
For anyone interested in ordering an Edgerton yearbook, orders are due Friday, March 1, 2019. Order Form
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
Steel beams were delivered this week. On Tuesday, our students and staff had the opportunity to sign one of the 20 foot beams. It was hoisted into place this morning. We will be a part of HCE forever!
Spirit Week
In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we are celebrating with Spirit Week February 25 - March 1. For a list of daily activities, please click here.
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
Hales Corners Library is holding a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration Friday, March 1 for students in K4, K5 and first grade. For more information, refer to this flyer . Pre-registration is required for this event.
Author in Residence
Author Barney Saltzberg will be visiting HCE on March 19 and 20 as our Author in Residence this year. His books have won numerous awards, including NAPPA Gold Awards, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Starred Reviews. If you are interested in ordering a book, please click here . Orders and payment are due Tuesday, February 26. Thanks to the PTO for sponsoring this program.
Spiritwear
HCE spiritwear is for sale through March 3! The order information is HERE . Show your support for our Whitnall community!