Volume 4 | Issue 26 | February 28, 2020
District News
Board Brief & Video | February 24
The latest board brief (for the February 24 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.

Click here for a video of the February 24 meeting.
School Board Candidate Forum
Our School Board Candidate Forum will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 PM in the Community Board Room. Attend to learn more about each of the five candidates. If you cannot attend, we will be recording the event and uploading it to our YouTube channel, as we did last year.
Summer School 2020
K4-8  | June 15 - July 2 (Monday - Thursday) 8:30 - 11:30 AM

High School  | June 15 - July 23 (Monday - Thursday) 8 AM - 12 PM

Course options will be available on our district website starting March 2nd.

Online registration will open on our district website starting April 1st.
District Art Show
Join us in celebrating Youth Art Month by attending the Greatest Showcase on March 2, featuring a juried art show, live demonstrations, make and take art projects, games, live music, and much more! Artwork from HCE, WMS, and WHS will be showcased in a fun and interactive exhibit. The event is from 6 to 8 PM in the WHS Library.
Children's Art Day
Your child is invited to Children's Art Day! Celebrate Youth Art Month by joining the Whitnall High School National Art Honors Society students in a fun day of art making. Children can work with our talented high school art students and choose which art projects they want to participate in. A snack, drink, art materials, guided instruction, and adult supervision are included.

Saturday, March 14
Session 1: 10 AM-12 PM (K5-3rd grade)
Session 2: 12:30-2:30 PM (4th-8th grade)
Whitnall High School Cafeteria
$20 per child

The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 6: Sign-Up Form
Hales Corners Library Offerings
Seuss Week Fun:
Stuffed Animal Sleepover (drop off Monday 3/2)
Birthday Cake (Friday 3/6)
Tween Read-a-thon (Sunday 3/8)
Whitnall Youth Baseball In Person Registration
In person registration for Whitnall Youth Baseball will be held at Whitnall Middle School on Saturday, March 7 from 9 AM - 12 PM.   WYB Informational Flyer
Whitnall High School
Follow the Whitnall School Store!
Students in the very first Whitnall School Store Enterprise class have created the first social media account for the Whitnall School Store, an Instagram account! These students connect the manufacturing and business departments of Whitnall High School to create brand new student-made products for the school store. Please support the School Store Enterprise class by following the Instagram account  @whitnallschoolstore and taking a look at their website linked in the account's biography.
ACT for Juniors
The statewide ACT for 11th grade students is scheduled for March 3rd. Only 11th grade students should report to school on March 3rd. Middle and elementary schools maintain their regular schedules. 
Whitnall Middle School
Barcelona and Paris Trip
Are you the parent of an 8th grader/incoming freshman who might be interested in a trip to Barcelona and Paris in June of 2021? Please consider attending the informational meeting March 4th at 6 PM at the high school for details, including itinerary, pricing, fundraising opportunities, and more. Click here for more details and to RSVP for the meeting.
WMS Podcast
Last week, we launched our first podcast! It can be easily found on Twitter at #WMSPodcast or HERE !
Edgerton Elementary
Parent Teacher Conferences
Conferences will be held on March 5 and 6 by appointment only. All families should have received a communication from their child’s teacher regarding signing up for a conference time. Contact your child’s teacher directly with any questions you may have. Please note that Friday, March 6 is a half day of school for elementary students. Dismissal will be at 11:20 AM.
PTO Family Fun Dance
The dance and silent auction is tonight from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at Whitnall Middle School. Click here for a preview of the silent auction items. 
For 5th Grade Families
As you read The Connect, please start checking out the information in the middle school section. This will help you have a head start on learning more about the next steps in your child’s education. Make sure you have March 12 on your calendar for the 6th Grade Transition Night from 6-7 PM at Whitnall Middle School. 
Hales Corners Elementary
Spirit Week
Spirit Week will be held March 2-6. Each day will have a theme. Look for the info in your child’s take home folder or on the website located HERE .
PTO Request
Let’s show the staff at HCE we appreciate them! The PTO will be providing a meal for the teachers during parent teacher conferences on Thursday, March 5th. We rotate through the grades asking for donations to complete the meal. This time we are asking K4 families to donate side dishes and desserts. The link for the sign up genius is here or you can go to the Hales Corners Elementary PTO Facebook page to access the link. Thank you for your support!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, March 5 from 4-6 PM and Friday, March 6 from 12-4 PM. K4 students will not have class on Friday, March 6. Students in K5 through grade 5 will be dismissed at 11:20 AM.