Volume 3 | Issue 25 | February 8, 2019
District News
Calendar Changes
Remember that the school calendar has been revised, due to the extreme weather last week. We have posted a revised school calendar on our district website. Here is a summary of the school calendar changes that were made:

  • Monday, February 18 is now a school day
  • Monday, April 22 is now a school day
Wheelchair Basketball - Tomorrow
Tomorrow, February 9, Whitnall is hosting an event where you can play and watch wheelchair basketball! Click here for a flyer that has all of the information.
Board Agenda | February 11
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for February 11 on our Agendas & Minutes page .
Community Alliance
The Hales Corners and Greendale Community Alliance is hosting Naloxone Training on Wednesday, February 20 from 6 - 7 PM in the Ben Hunt Room in the lower level of the Hales Corners Library. Participants will learn how to administer Naloxone (Narcan) to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. We invite community members to attend and learn how to administer this potentially lifesaving medication. Visit the Community Alliance Facebook page today for more details.
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
Tails for Life Fundraiser - Tonight
Whitnall High School is supporting a fundraiser at Noodles and Company to raise money for Tails for Life. Tails for Life is a 501c company that trains autism service dogs. This charitable organization will be providing a service dog to a Whitnall High School student. Please stop in at the  Hales Corners  Noodles and Company on February 8  between 4 and 8 PM and tell them you are supporting the fundraiser!
February 20
February 20 will be a school day for high school students. Working closely with counselors and teachers, we have come up with a plan for the day: Juniors will be taking the ACT, 9th and 10th grade students will report to classes as normal, and 12th grade students will participate in a virtual learning day. Additional information will be shared directly with 12th grade students and parents on the expectations of what students will do that day from home and how to document the day for attendance purposes.  
Booster Club Updates
We need you to keep WFBC going! Looking forward to the spring, WFBC has several open board and lead positions. Specifically, we are in desperate need of a lead volunteer as well as an assistant to take over concessions. Concessions is a large part of the income that WFBC brings in and we need your help in order to keep our mission alive. Please reach out to Nicole Bartkowiak at   whitnallboosterclub@gmail.com   if you might be interested or just want more information.

Registration is open for Casino Night , which is the only fundraiser that WFBC is holding this year. We hope you all join us for a great time on April 27 at Root River Center.  Registration can be completed and emailed back to whitnallboosterclub@gmail.com or sent back to the WHS office.
Whitnall Middle School
Mud Run Bake Sale
WMS will be hosting the first annual Whitnall Mud Run in May. In order to raise money for the Mud Run, WMS will be having a bake sale the week of February 18 - February 22. The bake sale will be held before school and after school all week. We are asking for families to donate items for the bake sale that week. Items can be homemade or store bought. Bake sale items should be dropped off in the WMS office.  Please make sure to individually bag items so they're ready to sell for 50 cents each.  Thank you for your support.
Electives Showcase - Rescheduling
Apologies for the various cancellations. We will be embedding our Electives Showcase into one of our spring events. Details to follow!
Mid-Winter Dance - Tonight
Friday, February 8 from 7 - 9 PM is our 6th-8th grade dance!
Career Day
Career Day at WMS offers an opportunity for 8th grade students to be exposed to a variety of career specialties through classroom presentations given by professionals. We are currently seeking volunteer presenters for our Career Day. If you are interested, click here for more information and to see a list of desired Career Day sessions.  

Our 2019 Career Day will be on Friday March 22 from 9 AM - 12 PM.
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!
Edgerton Elementary
PTO Pancake Breakfast
The PTO is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, February 16 from 8 - 10 AM in the Edgerton Cafeteria. Join fellow Edgerton families for this fun event! Registration information was sent home with students. The deadline to turn in the reservation form has been extended to Monday, February 11. Click here for a copy of the form.
PTO Meeting
The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 14 at 7 PM in the EES Library. There will be a school board candidate meet and greet during the meeting. Please join us and learn more about the five candidates running for the Whitnall School Board.
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.
Edgerton Winter Concerts
Please mark your calendars for the 4th and 5th grade concerts coming up this month. Grade 5 is scheduled for Wednesday, February 20 and Grade 4 is scheduled for Thursday, February 21. Both concerts will begin at 6 PM and will be held in the Edgerton main gym.
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
Mr. Frye, head custodian and Mrs. Komas were able to have their first walk through of the construction site on Wednesday. It was truly thrilling to see the work in progress and stand in the “shells” of our future classrooms and learning spaces. Each day brings steady progress!
PTO Newsletter
The PTO Scoops Newsletter for February 2019 can be found here . Please take a minute to review some of the upcoming events: Basket Bash and Dance, Knowledge-a-thon, and events to meet the school board candidates before the primary election being held February 19.
Kids Heart Challenge
Our students are participating in the Kids Heart Challenge, previously known as Jump Rope for Heart. To view our fundraising stats and get more information, please click here .
Join us in welcoming Officer Jacobi from the Hales Corners Police Department to our building, as he begins teaching DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) lessons in our fifth grade classrooms.
Spirit Wear Day
HCE/Whitnall spirit wear day is Friday, February 15. Any items with HCE or Whitnall, along with wearing yellow/blue, count toward your classroom participation. Participation may help your classroom win an end of year pizza party, courtesy of the PTO
Hawaiian Spring Dance
Plan to luau your way to the PTO’s Hawaiian Spring Dance on Friday, February 22 from 6:30 – 8:30 in the big gym. Admission is $3 per child and all children must be accompanied by an adult. We look forward to seeing you there!
Box Tops for Education
The next round of Box Tops for Education need to be submitted by February 15. For more information, please click HERE.