Volume 5 | Issue 26 | February 26, 2021
DISTRICT NEWS
Board Brief & Video | February 22
The latest board brief (for the February 22 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.

Click here for a video of the February 22 meeting.
Learning Model Dashboard & Case Data
Our learning model dashboard and our case data can be found by visiting our Navigating 20-21 page. The dashboard is updated every Sunday evening. Student and staff case data is updated twice weekly (Friday and Tuesday evenings).
What's Up Whitnall?
Check out the 14th episode of What's Up Whitnall? from the Athletics and Activities Department!
Meal Pick Up for Distance Learners & Students in Quarantine or Isolation | March 1
Whitnall Apparel
Whitnall apparel is available to purchase. Please visit this linkStore closes March 4th @ 11:59 PM. Don’t miss out on great apparel with a great brand. If you have questions, please contact Dave Pentek @ dpentek@whitnall.com.
Social Media & Sexting Presentations
If you were unable to access or attend Bryan Wright's Zoom presentations this week on social media and sexting, please know that recordings of the presentations and his powerpoints will be provided in next week's Connect.
Whitnall Youth Baseball & Fastpitch
Whitnall Youth Baseball and Fastpitch will be holding their LAST in-person registration event coming up on Saturday, March 6th at Whitnall Middle School (cafeteria), 9 AM - 12 PM. Click here for more information.
Hales Corners Library Update
The Hales Corners Library has recently updated its Tough Topics Collection. See attachment for details.
WHITNALL HIGH SCHOOL
ACT
The ACT day is a required state testing day, and all juniors will be taking the ACT in person on Tuesday, March 9 at Whitnall High School. This includes distance learners. Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will have an asynchronous virtual day.
Graduation Items
Seniors who ordered a cap and gown and/or other graduation items should pick these up in the office during school days, 7 AM - 3 PM. If you still want to place an order, go to www.jostens.com.
Sock Drive
One sock, two socks, bring in NEW socks! In celebration of March Reading Madness, Whitnall High School is holding a sock drive to benefit a local homeless shelter. Please bring in NEW socks of all sizes throughout March. To make things more interesting, the grade level with the most socks wins a prize. Put your best foot forward. Donate socks for a great cause!
Yearbook
The price goes up to $75 as of March 1. Order your yearbook at www.yearbookforever.com.
Online Falcon Fest Auction | March 17-20
Have you saved the date? The online auction is nearly upon us! Please continue following the Whitnall Falcon Booster Club Facebook page for updated sneak peeks of the wonderful items (over 75 to choose from) that the Falcon Fest Committee has gathered with the generous support of local businesses and Falcon families. 

It is not too late to donate, so if you are interested in doing so, please email whitnallboosterclub@gmail.comAs always, 100% of money raised is funneled directly back to our students in the form of funding requests, capital projects, scholarships, concessions, club/activity initiatives, speakers, etc. WFBC is looking forward to hosting this special event and providing a high note to this challenging school year. 
Scholarships for Seniors
Senior Parents - this is your timely reminder that the Booster Club awards four scholarships valued at $500 each. Applicants must be graduating seniors who intend to enroll in a postsecondary institution, which may be a public or private university, college, or vocational/technical college. Students who are in good standing, have shown school spirit and demonstrate leadership skills either in or out of school are eligible to apply. Starting this spring we will no longer require a specific category for applications. 

The application form is simple and straight forward and must be turned in to the counseling office by April 1. Good luck and can't wait to read your essays! Here is the link.
WHITNALL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Parent Teacher Conferences
Mark your calendars for March 25th for the WMS conferences, 4 - 7 PM. Conferences will once again be held virtually and by appointment invitation (from staff.) You are always welcome to contact staff about setting up a conference time if an appointment is not required.
Course Selection Updates
Students chose elective classes for next year in their Connect classes this week. Please review their selections in Infinite Campus and if you want to revise choices, please do so by Wednesday, March 3rd.
8th Grade Promotion Committee
Our 8th grade parents are looking to form a committee for 8th grade promotion. If interested, please send an email to wmspto@whitnall.com and share your interest.
EDGERTON ELEMENTARY
Yearbook Orders
You can now place an order for your Edgerton yearbook at VIP’s website by clicking here. This year, all yearbook orders will be placed online. The deadline for ordering is April 1st - please be sure to place your order before this time. For questions or additional information, please email support@vipis.com
Second Semester Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually on March 11 (4-6 PM) and March 12 (12-3:30 PM) by appointment. You should have received an email from your child’s teacher inviting you to sign up for a conference time. If you need assistance with the sign up, please contact your child’s teacher. Conferences will be held via a Google Meet. You will receive an email with a link the week of March 8. Please note that Friday, March 12 is an early release day. Students attend 8:35-11:20 AM. Buses will run as scheduled, however, there is no YMCA program that afternoon.
PTO Updates
Although the Edgerton dance is taking a hiatus this year, the PTO is excited to bring you an online auction as well as a great raffle with fun prizes donated by the EES staff. Linked below are the raffle descriptions along with printable tickets. There is also a flyer with information about the online auction. Raffle entries and cash/check payment must be submitted by March 5th. The online auction will be open February 26-March 1st. Thank you for your support of the PTO. With your help, they are able to provide many extra learning opportunities for our students.


The spring spirit wear sale has started. Click here for the flyer. All orders must be placed by March 15, 2021 at midnight.
HALES CORNERS ELEMENTARY
Second Semester Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually via Google Meet on March 11 (4-6 PM) and March 12 (12-3:30 PM) by appointment. You will receive an email with a link the week of March 8. Friday, March 12 is an early release day: students in K5 through grade 5 will be dismissed at 11:20 AM. Buses will run as scheduled, however, there is no YMCA program that afternoon. K4 students do not have school Friday, March 12.
Noon Hour Supervisor Opening
Do you love working with children? Are you interested in a part time job that coincides with school schedules? If so, you might be the perfect fit for our noon hour supervisor opening. We are looking to fill one position, with hours being 11:00 - 1:30 PM daily. To apply, please visit WECAN.
Spirit Wear Sale | Spring 2021
The deadline for ordering HCE and Whitnall spirit wear is Monday, March 1. This is the final PTO spirit wear sale for this school year. Spirit wear days are held once per month, and the class with the highest participation through the year will be provided a reward by PTO. Click this link for ordering information.
Yearbook Sales
Yearbooks can now be ordered by clicking here. Orders must be placed online and the deadline is Thursday, April 1st. Yearbooks will be distributed at school. For questions or additional information, please email support@vipis.com.
Read Across America Spirit Week
Read Across America Spirit Week will be held March 1 through March 5. For detailed information about each spirit day, please click this link.
Lost & Found
Lost & Found items are photographed regularly and viewable at this LINK. Please email jleonard@whitnall.com or ablaedow@whitnall.com to claim items. Be sure to include your child’s first and last name and a description of the item(s) being claimed.