Volume 4 | Issue 20 | January 17, 2020
District News
The Inaugural Whitnall High School Expo
On February 6, the high school will host its first Whitnall High School Expo. Come to prepare for next school year or just to see what the high school is all about! This event is for new students, returning students, middle school students, elementary students, parents, and community members. View the poster for the full details!
Summer School Dates
The dates for summer school have been finalized. More details to follow.

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
K4 & New K5 Information Meeting & Tours
Wake Up Call
"Wake Up Call" will be held at Whitnall High School on February 6. "Wake Up Call" is a life-size exhibit of a teen's bedroom with more than 20 red flags that can signal drug or alcohol use. Click here for the flyer.
Hales Corners Library Offering
The library’s LEGO Club is meeting on Monday, January 27. This is a drop-in program, no registration required. See attached flyer for details .
Whitnall High School
Falcon Fest 2020
The Whitnall Falcon Booster Club (WFBC) will be holding its Falcon Fest Wine & Craft Beer Tasting event on Saturday, February 29, 2020. 

Join us for an evening of fun, featuring wine & beer tasting (cash bar available), snacks, games, raffles, silent auction items, and live music from U2 Acoustic. 

Click here for additional details and to purchase tickets: https://www.whitnallfalconboosterclub.org/copy-of-falcon-fest-casino-night
Tickets are $20 each ($25.00 at the door).

Interested in donating or sponsoring the event? Contact Jen Carter at jennifer@approyo.com
100 Years of Broadway | This Weekend!
Whitnall Theatre Presents
"100 Years of Broadway"
January 17, 18 @ 7 PM
January 19 @ 2 PM

For tickets, go here !
AP Exam Fees
Remember that AP exam fees are due February 1!
Yearbook pre-orders are due by Friday, January 24th. The number of books ordered is determined on this date. Help to make an accurate order by buying your yearbook by the 24th. A limited number of books will be available after this date; order now to guarantee a book and delivery! Go to www.yearbookforever.com to reserve your book today!
Student Council will be hosting the first ever Astroworld on Saturday, February 8 from 7-10 PM. This event will include a DJ and dance, blacklights and glow-in-the-dark decor, a Mario Kart tournament, and all-night karaoke.  

Tickets to this event are $10 and can be purchased during all lunches January 27-31. Appropriate permission forms are located in the main office. This event is limited to Whitnall High School students only.

Whitnall Middle School
Semester 2
Remember that Tuesday, January 21st is the start of second semester for students at WMS!
7th Grade Courage Retreat
This high-energy, interactive retreat is scheduled for Tuesday, January 28 for the 7th grade class and will be held at Whitnall High School from 8:45 AM until 2:30 PM.
2020-2021 Registration
Current 6th and 7th Grade Students
Current 6th and 7th Grade students will be getting their registration materials at the start of February. Now is a good time to talk about what elective options your students may want to take for the 2020-2021 school year.

Current 5th Grade Students
WMS administration and counselors will be visiting elementary 5th grade classrooms in the next few weeks to talk about WMS and 6th grade. Registration information for current 5th grade students will be sent home mid-February.
Social Emotional Learning
WMS continues to recognize the importance of social-emotional learning in developing a well-rounded individual. Throughout our social-emotional curriculum, your child will experience skill-building lessons in the four main areas of self-discipline, responsibility, good judgment, and respect for others. In the month of January, lessons are being delivered within ELA and Science classrooms. This month’s lesson content will be related to developing a positive learning community and personal development. 

Feel free to invite your child to discuss what they are learning and share your personal experiences of adolescence. Relevant topics to explore with your child include strengths and areas for growth, different ways people define and achieve success, and the positive decisions, values, and goals that help people become successful. Have your child share an experience of learning a new skill that was challenging and how they used a growth-mindset to overcome obstacles. This can be an opportunity to share with your child how you handled change and stressors growing up.  

If at any time you feel your family or child could benefit from additional community-based supports, please reference the district webpage to learn more about the Student and Family Assistance Program.
4th Annual WMS Bucks Night
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 7 PM
Edgerton Elementary
Volunteers Needed for Junior Achievement
We are looking for volunteers to provide Junior Achievement (JA) programs to Edgerton Elementary students in K5 - 4th grade. Volunteers serve as role models sharing experiences and information covering a range of topics. Traditional volunteers are classroom based, teaching 30-45 minutes, once a week for 5-6 weeks. All materials and necessary training are provided by JA. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Lori Windt in the school office at 414-525-8911 or lawindt@whitnall.com Click here for the JA website, which gives an overview of the programs offered. Thank you for considering this opportunity!
Kids Heart Challenge
The American Heart Association visited our school on Monday, January 13 to kick off our Kids Heart Challenge. Students are learning about how to take care of their hearts and helping others when they can. Our goal is to have all students sign up to take the challenge! If we have one half of our student population register, EES will earn an additional $500 for physical education equipment! We currently have 121 students registered. We need 112 more to get to the halfway point. Please click on the link below to learn more about this program and to register your student online. Edgerton Kids Heart Challenge 2020
Wellness Night
On Thursday, January 30th, the Destination Imagination team from Edgerton Elementary School will be hosting a Wellness Night for EES students in 2nd - 5th grade. This FREE event will take place at EES from 6-8 PM. The night will include fitness, crochet, reading, yoga, games (no electronics), and healthy snacks for purchase! Parents/guardians are invited to participate as they are required to stay at the event. Students in 4th and 5th grades can sign up to volunteer from 5:30 - 8:30. The Wellness Night Volunteer Sign Up is located outside the office.
Hales Corners Elementary
Principal Chat & PTO Meeting
Tuesday, January 21 is our next Principal Chat, held from 6:30-7:00 PM in the library. Join Mrs. Komas for conversation about our school. Immediately following is our PTO meeting at 7 PM. Come join us!
Library Volunteers Needed
We need parents, grandparents, or community members to assist in checking in and shelving books. Interested parties should complete a background check, available here .
Lost & Found
Our Lost & Found is overflowing! Stop by to check for any missing clothing, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc. Items that are not labeled with a student’s name unfortunately cannot be returned. Sweaters, jackets, boots, and all other items will be donated at the end of the day Friday, January 31.
Spiritwear Day
Spiritwear Day is Friday, January 24. HCE or Whitnall attire, along with wearing yellow & blue, will count toward the classroom total of participation. PTO will be providing a pizza party for the class with the highest overall participation for the school year!