Volume 3 | Issue 44 | July 19, 2019
We are checking in with this mid-summer issue of the Connect. The upcoming school year's volume will begin in mid-August.
District News
Important Reminders
End of 18-19 School Year
Please finalize all 18-19 payments unless you have already made arrangements with the business office.18-19 Student report cards will be available in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal until July 31, 2019.

19-20 Online Student Verification
  • All existing students must have their Infinite Campus information verified by a parent or guardian prior to the start of the new 19-20 school year. The verification includes important household, contact, and health information and annual district required forms.
  • Please complete the verification prior to August 16, 2019.
  • Late Fee: $25 per household assessed if verification is not complete by August 16, 2019.
  • Access Online Verification through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal (Click Here for Help)
  • Only existing (current) students need verifying
  • Only primary households can complete the verification (contact the district for information about primary or secondary households (414) 525-8526)
  • Students registered in the spring for 19-20 but who have not started school yet do not need verification
  • Verification Window: July 1 - August 16, 2019
  • REMEMBER TO CLICK SUBMIT at the end of the verification process to complete.
  • You will receive a confirmation email indicating your verification has been submitted.

19-20 School Year

If you have any further questions, please contact the district office at (414) 525-8526 or email klarson@whitnall.com.
Transition Day
August 28th is Transition Day for our incoming K4, K5, 6th grade, and 9th grade students. Before everyone else arrives, these students will have the chance to familiarize themselves with their new buildings and schedules. Registration information is coming soon. Save the date!
Board Brief for July 15 & Board Agenda for July 22
Board briefs are simple summaries of our board meetings. Without having to labor through or wait for the comprehensive board minutes, you can access what changes the board approved at each of their meetings! The latest board brief (for the July 15 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of  our Agendas & Minutes page.

Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for July 22 on our Agendas & Minutes page .
Instrument Fittings - Current 4th & 5th Graders
The Instrumental Music Department will be doing instrument fittings on August 20 and 21. 

Students who are currently in 4th grade should plan to make an appointment. Those 4th graders who are currently in orchestra do not need to make an appointment as they are already playing an instrument. Any 5th grade students who signed up to be in 6th Grade Beginning Band in the fall should also sign up for an appointment.

Health Reminders
As we look forward to the fall, there are a few things to keep in mind! 

  • If your child will need prescription medication throughout the school day, please complete the prescription medication form. 
  • If your child will need non-prescription medication throughout the school day, please complete the non-prescription medication form.
  • If you have already completed the medication administration form using the previous model, no worries! Thank you for being so prompt!
  • New for this school year, for grades 6-12, there is a separate ibuprofen and Tylenol consent form for usage of the stock ibuprofen and/or Tylenol.
  • If your child has asthma, a severe allergy, seizure disorder, g-tube, diabetes, or other health condition that you feel would benefit from an emergency plan, please complete the appropriate emergency health plan along with your physician. 
  • Please fax or drop off emergency plan prior to August 20th to ensure the information can be distributed to the appropriate staff.

If you have any questions, please contact bsanders@whitnall.com.
Employment Opportunity
The Whitnall School District is currently hiring Special Education Instructional Aides. If you are interested in a fulfilling career within your community, please consider applying. Information about the job can be found here .
Whitnall High School
Photo Day
August 28th is the high school photo day from 11 AM - 7 PM in the high school gym. Order ahead! Photo id's will be printed on this day.
Senior Pictures & Ads
2019-2020 yearbooks are on sale at www.yearbookforever.com for $60.00.
Round Table Discussion
On July 30th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Community Board Room, we will be hosting a round table discussion to gather additional feedback on two high school topics:
  • Classroom cell phone procedures
  • Laude system proposal

Parents and students are encouraged to attend.
The Whitnall Falcon Booster Club
The Whitnall Falcon Booster Club would like to welcome you to join them this fall for the 2019/2020 school year. The booster club, which supports Whitnall students in their endeavors in academics, the arts, and athletics, is made up of parents, grandparents, coaches, teachers, and others throughout the community. All are welcome, no experience is necessary.

The booster club is funded through membership dues, concessions sales, and fundraising activities such as their annual Falcon Fest. These funds are used to pay for things ranging from scholarships to scoreboards, theatre microphones to swim starter platforms.

Once you pay your membership fee, you can decide how much time and what level of involvement you can provide. Meetings are held year round on the first Tuesday of the month at 6 PM in the High School Library. WFBC welcomes your ideas, attendance, and votes in decision making. You are also invited to become involved in their fundraising activities through volunteering for concessions or Falcon Fest. Please note that it is not a requirement of membership to participate in any way, although your ideas and efforts are sure to make a difference.

The WFBC board is excited to be working on your behalf to bring even more success to our students. Help make high school a fun and memorable experience for your children! If interested in joining, please go to our website:   https://www.whitnallfalconboosterclub.org/membership
Whitnall Middle School
Open House / Supply Drop
WMS will be having an open house/supply drop for all 6th-8th grade students and families from 4 to 6 PM on August 28th.
School Pictures
Pictures for WMS students will be taken in the Whitnall High School Gymnasium from 4 - 7 PM on August 28th. All 6th grade students will have their picture taken during Transition Day. Order ahead!
Edgerton Elementary
Summer Reading
Mark your calendars for our final summer reading event -  Books are a Treasure!  Join us on Wednesday, August 14 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM.  Come to school and go on a treasure hunt! Follow the clues and if you’re lucky, find the hidden treasure! Discover more treasures in the library and check out some books to help you meet your summer reading goal. Please RSVP with your family name and number attending by email to Lori Windt at lawindt@whitnall.com Also, check out the EES website for more summer reading information: Summer Reading Resources
Back to School Night
Edgerton Elementary’s Back to School Night is scheduled for Tuesday, August 27th. This is an opportunity for you to drop off school supplies and meet your child’s teacher. There will also be an information session for new families. Our school photographer will be here to take student school pictures. Order ahead! Watch your email for more detailed information.
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
The interior renovation for the new office area is underway as well as replacement of the heating system for the original building. Trees were cleared from the front of the ‘48 section in preparation for the eventual removal.
Community T-shirts for 2019-20
Our year long theme will be shared in the fall. In order to prepare, we are requesting that each student purchase a t-shirt that will be worn on special days throughout the school year. The t-shirt will have our theme printed on it and then students will be tie-dying the color in early September. The cost will be $3 per student. Sign up HERE . Remember to use your child’s NEW grade level.
Summer Reading Program
HCE Summer Reading Programs are being held at the Hales Corners Library due to the construction. Thanks to the students and their families who have attended our summer reading programs in June and July. The final program is called Be a Star Reader! and is on Wednesday, August 14 from 6:00-7:30 PM. This is an “open house” format so feel free to drop by and stay as long as you are able.  It’s a perfect opportunity to check out library books too!
School Supply Lists
HCE school supply lists for 2019-20 are available on our website and are linked HERE .
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a program for girls in grades 3-5. Take a look at the informational flyer HERE . Registration for Girls on the Run opens August 1st and closes August 12th and can be completed through the Girls on the Run website. If you would like assistance for registration or have questions, please contact Ms. Thao (jthao@whitnall.com) or Mrs. Kuntz (kkuntz@whitnall.com). Please stay tuned for more information.
Back to School Night
Our Back to School Night is on Monday, August 26. You can meet your child’s teacher and drop off supplies from 6:00-7:30 PM. School pictures are taken from 5:00-8:00 PM. Order ahead!