Volume 3 | Issue 19 | January 4 , 2019
District News
Winter Progress Assessments
Winter progress assessments will begin next week at Whitnall. Testing will take place between January 7th and January 18th. While the dates span multiple weeks, your student(s) will only be testing for one or two days during that time. 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.

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP): K-5 (Math) | 2-5 (Reading):

Here is a great article outlining what you can do as parents to help make the testing experience a positive one for your child. 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.
The 2019-20 Calendar
The 2019-20 calendar was approved by the board on Monday, December 17. The exact dates and times of the fall and spring conferences have not yet been determined.
Hales Corners Library
Registration for winter and spring programs at the Hales Corners Library has started. Here is a link to the library’s newsletter with sign up information and links.
Whitnall High School
Spring Musical
Whitnall Theatre is proud to announce that the 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
8th Grade Open House and Transition Night
January 24 at 5:30 PM is the 8th Grade Open House and Transition Night at the high school. Learn about the course pathways for college and careers. Attendance at this event is highly encouraged.
ACT Prep
Whitnall High School will be holding a ZAPS Seminar on February 13 and 14 from 3:30 - 6:00 PM. It is a great chance for juniors and seniors to prepare for the upcoming ACT. Please sign up at:   www.doorwaytocollege.com or call 877-927-8378. The cost of the 5 hour ZAPS program is $95.00.
New college scholarships have been added to the School Counseling page. Check them out!  https://www.whitnall.com/schools/high/academics/scholarships-financial-aid.cfm
Whitnall Middle School
PTO Meeting
January 9 from 7 - 8:30 PM will be our next PTO meeting. The WMS guidance counselor, school psychologist, and social worker will be in attendance to talk about their roles as well as upcoming events.
Current 6th & 7th Grade Students
Now is the time to start thinking and talking about courses for the 2019-2020 school year! In mid January, we will be getting registration information out with class selections happening in early to mid February.
Electives Showcase
January 31 is the WMS Electives Showcase from 6 - 7:30 PM! Come meet our electives staff, and be ready to participate! Check out the flyer!
8th Grade Open House and Transition Night
January 24 at 5:30 PM is the 8th Grade Open House and Transition Night at the high school. Learn about the course pathways for college and careers. Attendance at this event is highly encouraged.
Volunteer Vocal Director
WMS is in search of a volunteer vocal director for the spring musical. Time commitment would be from mid February to the first week in May from 3:15 to 5 PM. If you have questions, please contact Ashley Annacchino at aannaccino@whitnall.com
Edgerton Elementary
January Assessments
During the month of January, students will participate in another round of MAP and PALS assessments. Your child's teacher will provide the schedule for their class. Please make sure your child is well rested and has eaten a good breakfast. Remind them to stay positive and do their best! Please contact your child's teacher directly with any additional questions you may have.
After School Enrichment Opportunities
Several organizations will be offering after school classes at Edgerton Elementary beginning this month. Click on the links below for more information.

Cub Scout Service Project
Edgerton’s Cub Scout Pack 574 is sponsoring a shoe drive for the Soles4Souls Foundation. Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. Their vision is to disrupt the cycle of poverty. From January 2 - February 1, please consider participating in this program. Bring your gently used shoes of any kind to Edgerton’s school lobby. There will be labeled bins to collect the shoes. For more information, visit https://soles4souls.org/gogreen/ . Give Shoes. Give Love. Go Green!
PTO Meeting
The next PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 10 at 7 PM in the Edgerton Library. Please join us!
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
Work continued over the winter break, and we can see the shape of the addition starting to show!
After School Enrichment Programs
Looking for after school enrichment programs? Let’s Code It , Stage Stars and Chess Scholars are registering now for programs beginning in February.