Volume 2 | Issue 39 | June 1 , 2018
Please note that the last Connect of the school year will be next Friday, June 8. We will check in with an issue of the Connect halfway through the summer and will begin next school year's volume in mid-August.
District News
Superintendent's Corner
There is no denying that it's graduation season here at Whitnall. Preparations for the ceremony (which is now only two days away!) are underway. Today, I attended the senior breakfast and participated in the graduation practice. Yesterday, I got to attend the second annual grad walk. Our graduates returned to our elementary schools to reminisce about where their Whitnall journey began. The elementary students offered congratulations and got a glimpse of their future. It was a very special event. Check out the photos of the grad walk on our Facebook page !

After the excitement of the graduation ceremony on Sunday, even more excitement awaits us in the final week of school. Field trips, events, and beautiful weather! Congratulations and good luck to our girls softball team; they just became sectional champs and are headed to state! So many wonderful things happening at the end of a wonderful school year. I'm feeling lots of #WhitnallPride.

Feel free to contact me at lolson@whitnall.com and follow me on Twitter !
Gifted & Talented Programming Update Meeting
Tuesday, June 5th | 6 PM to 7 PM
Tentative location: WSD Community Board Room

We will be holding a meeting for parents of students who are receiving Gifted and Talented programming services. This meeting will cover changes that took place over the course of the 2017-18 school year, and address updates for 2018-19. 

We are still looking for parent volunteers to form a GT Parent Engagement group! Several people have expressed tentative interest, but no outright volunteers have emerged as of yet. Please consider participating; the group would meet quarterly or as needed to discuss relevant topics and plan family engagement events. We will address the need for volunteers at the June 5th meeting, but if you are interested, please contact Lynn LeRoy at 414-525-8405 or lleroy@whitnall.com .
WMS Math Course Placement 2018-19 Parent Meeting
Tuesday, June 5th | 7:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Tentative location: WSD Community Board Room

We have been working to improve our math placement structure in grades 6 through 8 and would like to invite parents to hear how the math program will unfold for middle school students who are in need of either additional support or advanced opportunities. We have scheduled this meeting to immediately follow the GT meeting, as there may be parents who wish to attend both meetings.
Hales Corners Library Info
The Hales Corners Library will be host to a Red Cross Babysitting Certification Class. Registration for the class has begun. The deadline in June 12. Click here for more info.

On June 11, HCL is having their Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party. Click here for more info!


The Lab Report
Summer School
Summer school schedules have been set and are viewable in your Infinite Campus Portal. Summer school fees are now due. Please pay them online through your Infinite Campus Portal or send a check to the Whitnall School District Office. If you were notified of a canceled class, please contact Rene Freyer at   rfreyer@whitnall.com   with an alternate selection.

Late Registration is now available!
Although the 'official' registration deadline has passed, we will be accepting late registrations for Summer School in the following classes on a first-come, first-served basis: 

Reading Boosters All Grade Levels
Reading & Math Support MS (With recommendation letter)
Math Boosters All Grade Levels
Color Explosion Grades 3-5
Meet the Masters Grades 1-2
Lego Mindstorms Grades 3-5
Ooey Gooey Science Grades 1-2
Fantastic Physical Fun Grades 3-5
Intro to 5K
Transition to MS

Here is the summer school brochure with course descriptions. Remember that courses are based on a student's current  grades. Online registration has closed, so at this time please request registration by contacting Rene Freyer at   rfreyer@whitnall.com   or 414-525-8414. Late registration will be on first-come, first-serve basis.
Whitnall High School
Be a Host Family
The Whitnall High School chapter of AFS is asking families in the district to consider hosting an exchange student for the 2018-19 school year. Sharing your home with a student from another country is a wonderful way to learn about other cultures and improve communication. By experiencing what makes us different, we also get to learn about what we have in common. For more information, contact Sara Brand at sbrand@whitnall.com .
Whitnall Middle School
End of Year Field Trips
6th grade will be attending a movie from 9-Noon on June 7
7th grade will be bowling from 9-Noon on June 7
8th grade will be going to Six Flags on June 7 (if permission slip was submitted)
June 8 Dismissal Time
All WMS students will be dismissed at 10:45 AM on the last day of school.
Technology Turn In
Students must have their technology ready for turn in during the last week of school. This includes any district-issued device (iPad or Chromebook), charger, and case or Otterbox. Please ensure that students bring their devices to school every day.
8th Grade Promotion
Parents of current 8th grade students, please see this link for information about the Promotion Ceremony and Dance being held on Wednesday, June 6. 
Edgerton Elementary
Edgerton Night at Culver's
Tuesday, June 5th is Edgerton Family Day at Culver’s. Bring the coupon with you, and a portion of the sales will be donated to the Edgerton PTO. Culver's Flyer and Coupon.
Field Day
Tuesday, June 5th is Field Day. Students will be participating in a half-day of outdoor games and activities. Please make sure your child wears sturdy shoes with socks. Please send a water bottle with them to school. The PTO is looking for a few more parent volunteers to help out with field day activities. Click here to sign up.
Hales Corners Library Visit
Staff from the Hales Corners Public Library will visit EES on Monday, June 4 to talk about their summer reading program. Be sure to stop at the library and sign your child up for this awesome program. It’s a great way to prevent the summer slide and keep kids interested in reading over the summer. 
Sign Up for a Library Card
The Hales Corners Public Library will be hosting a library card drive on Wednesday, June 6th between 4:00 - 7:00 PM. Stop in and have your child sign up for their very own library card and visit with some EES staff! You can begin the process by completing forms online at https://countycat.mcfls.org/selfreg . To complete the process, bring two forms of identification to the library. Hope to see you there and happy reading!
Hales Corners Elementary
School Supplies
Looking for a quick and convenient way to purchase school supplies for next year? Visit this LINK for more information. Orders placed by Friday, June 8 will ship to school for free; after June 8, shipping charges will apply. Last day to order is Saturday, July 21.
Futura Spanish
Futura Spanish is offering an “early bird” registration for the 2018-19 school year. Follow this LINK for the flyer.
June 8
On June 8, we are welcoming the Milwaukee Flyers and a local steel drummer for performances. Thanks to our PTO for funding these Artists in Residence shows. Don’t forget that students will be dismissed at 11:20 AM.