Volume 4 | Issue 18 | January 3, 2020
District News
2020-2021 School Calendar
The school board has approved the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. You can access it here or by visiting the calendar page of our website ! Please note that conference dates have not yet been determined.
Winter Progress Assessments
Winter progress assessments will begin next week at Whitnall. Testing will take place between January 7th and February 4th. While the dates span multiple weeks, your individual student(s) will only be testing for one or two days during the testing window. The exact dates of testing for your child’s class may be obtained by contacting their classroom teacher. Students will be taking one or more of the following exams. Click the name of each test to be taken to the parent information site for that test.

Grades K4 - 2:

Grades K5 - 5:

K5 - 5 (Math) | 2 - 5 (Reading):

Grades 6 - 10:
 
If you have any questions about the winter assessment process, please contact Amy Stenzel, Whitnall Data and Assessment Coordinator: astenzel@whitnall.com 414-525-8515.
High School Cafeteria Remodel
In July, the school board received a tour of the high school's cafeteria, revealing the condition of the physical structure. Among the concerns were the damaged north wall, the unusable courtyard space, an inefficient layout causing timing issues, and crowded lunch periods. We are in the early phases of designing solutions. In addition to updating the infrastructure, which is original to the building, we also hope to increase the efficiency, create a usable courtyard, develop a multi-purpose space (for additional capacity and new learning spaces), and shift from three lunch periods to two (allowing for greater flexibility in WHS scheduling). 
 
This project is outside of the referendum work, which is complete. The updated cafeteria will be funded with operational dollars within Whitnall’s yearly budget allocations. This will be a space that all Whitnall students will eventually be able to enjoy. We look forward to starting construction this spring and being ready for occupancy by September 1, 2020. More details and updates will be provided as we progress through the project.
Be All On Board!

Check out the video! For more information, visit the following page: All On Board .
Whitnall High School
100 Years of Broadway
Whitnall Theatre Presents
"100 Years of Broadway"
January 16, 17, 18 @ 7 PM
January 19 @ 2 PM

For tickets, go here !
Senior Ads
Want to celebrate your graduate in their senior yearbook? Consider purchasing a senior ad! Hurry, senior ad sales end January 4, 2020 .   Click here for details .
Whitnall Middle School
Volleyball
WMS Girls Volleyball is starting at the end of January. Information will be coming out soon or email Mr. Gableman at jgableman@whitnall.com
Winter STAR Testing
All WMS students will be taking the mid year STAR assessment starting the week of January 6th. The STAR assessment is a good way for each student to have an academic check in reading and math. The assessment also provides WMS as a whole a picture of our overall academic progress in reading and math.
7th Grade Courage Retreat
All 7th grade WMS students will be participating in a courage retreat with Youth Frontiers on January 28th.
Edgerton Elementary
Mad Science - After School Enrichment Program
Mad Science is offering a 6 week after school program called Crazy Chemworks beginning on Friday, January 10, 2020. Please click here for more information and the registration form.
Read to Succeed
The PTO will once again offer the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Club. Students who complete 6 hours of recreational reading earn one free Six Flags ticket. Information was sent home with your students before break. We hope you will consider participating! There are some changes to the log submission and ticket distribution process this year, so please read the information carefully. You may register your child using this link: Six Flags Read to Succeed Registration More information and the teacher codes can be found here .
Principal Chat
Mr. D’Acquisto will host a principal chat on Thursday, January 9 at 6:30 PM immediately before the PTO meeting, which begins at 7 PM. Join him in the EES Library to get an update on current EES events and to ask any questions you may have.
Save the Date
The Edgerton PTO is sponsoring events in the coming weeks that you won't want to miss. Friday, February 28th is the annual Family Fun Dance to be held at Whitnall Middle School. On Saturday, March 14th, they will be hosting a pancake breakfast in the Edgerton cafeteria. Watch your email in the coming weeks for more information about both of these events. 
Hales Corners Elementary
PTO Newsletter | January
Take a few minutes to read the January edition of the HCE PTO Scoop linked HERE .
Community T-Shirt
HCE's “Be Brave!” community t-shirts can be worn on Thursday, January 9. Let’s show our unity!
Service Projects
The 4th and 5th grade Destination Imagination teams are currently working on a community service project for the upcoming March competition. It is a student driven project that focuses on teamwork, problem solving, and helping the community. Each team is coordinating a specific drive to help those in need. Please see the student written announcements HERE for more information.