Volume 1 | Issue 6                                                                                                             June 8, 2017
District News
Superintendent's Corner
We are all savoring the last few days of the 2016-17 school year and celebrating the successes of our staff and students--and there are many. While students are excited to start their summer vacation, there is also a sense of sadness that they won't see their classmates and teachers every day--this is a sign of the strong and caring relationships that have developed at Whitnall.

My first year at Whitnall has been a wonderful experience, and I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the students, staff, parents, and community members and becoming part of this community. I hope to see many of you on June 15 as we plan for the Whitnall graduate and our future!

While the pace slows down a bit during the summer, we are still busy with summer school, maintenance projects, and summer cleaning. Many of our educators will be participating in professional learning and planning during the summer to enhance their skills and opportunities for students.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Feel free to contact me at lolson@whitnall.com and follow me on Twitter! 
June 15th

One week from today is our Hopes for the Whitnall Graduate event!

Join us in conversation about what we want for the learners at Whitnall! First, a cookout at 5:30 PM. Then, a meeting from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Both parts of the event will be held in the WHS Cafeteria. 

Let's answer the following questions!

  • What do we want for all our students? 
  • What should define us?
  • What actions do we desire? 

Be sure to register for the event here!  

Summer Meals

If you're looking for free summer meals for children, text "food" to 877-877 (or "comida" for a reply in Spanish). No Kid Hungry developed this system with the USDA.
Online Registration
For the 2017-18 school year, we are moving to online registration. All parents will need to sign into their Infinite Campus parent portal to complete this process. Our projected date for online registration to be open is July 1st . Parents will receive an email with instructions for registration. Additionally, if you are unable to access your parent portal, please contact Kay Larson via email for assistance: klarson@whitnall.com
Tomorrow's Dismissal Times

WHS: 10:45
WMS: 10:50
EES & HCE: 11:20
Summer Building Hours

District Office:
Monday - Thursday | 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Monday - Thursday | 7 AM - 11 AM

Beginning July 10th , Mondays | 7 AM - 11 AM
(Hours will begin after completion of summer school and July 4th holiday)

June 12 - June 20: Office will be open from 8 AM - 4 PM 

June 28 - August 16: Office will be open on Wednesdays from 8 AM - 12 PM

August 21 - Start of School:  Office will be open from 8 AM - 4 PM

Wednesdays | 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
15 and 25 Years

We are proud to recognize those staff members who have served in the Whitnall School District for 15 and 25 years. Their commitment to the students, staff, and community is a symbol of their commitment to the future. We truly appreciate their service and dedication. Thank you!
25 year employees:
Matt Billmyer
Molly Fehrenbach
Mary Geraghty
Jay Gullickson
Amy Keup
Lynn Kucharski
Mary Miller
Shirley Natzel
Nancy Provencher
William Rogan
Lisa Yahnke

15 year employees:
Connie Abing
Craig Austin
Janet Callender
Laura Cerletty
Penny Harycki
Jennifer Paull
Todd Smith
The Lab Report

Check out the latest issue of The Lab Report, the newsletter that takes you inside our science classrooms! Access it here!
Whitnall High School
Graduation Ceremony Video

If you or someone you know was unable to attend the WHS graduation ceremony, there is a full recording of the ceremony online here!
A Message from Jackie Winter

As the school year comes to an end and I prepare to transition to the Director of Pupil Services and Special Education, I wanted to take a moment to thank the Whitnall School District and community for the support during my ten years at Whitnall High School.  

During the many teacher interviews I have participated in over the years, many candidates have asked, “What do you like best about the district?” Time and time again, teachers respond, “The students.” I couldn’t agree more. Whitnall students are respectful, caring, fun individuals who care about others and their school. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of their lives. 

In the coming years, I look forward to expanding my contact to the elementary and middle levels, while narrowing my focus to special services and special education. I look forward to meeting many new students and families!
Whitnall Middle School
WMS First Day of School 2017-18: 6th Graders Only!

We will spend the first day of the new school year (Sept. 1st) getting our 6th graders acclimated and familiar with the building. 7th and 8th graders will not report until Tuesday, Sept. 5th.
7th Grade NYC Trip

Attention current 6th grade families: The registration for the annual 7th grade NYC trip is currently open. The trip will take place October 17-20, 2017.  Click here for more information regarding the tour and registration information: NYC Tour Info
Calling ALL Whitnall Band students!  

We are looking for Whitnall band students to form a parade marching band for the 4th of July! Band students in grades 6-12 (and even recent graduates!) are encouraged to "band together" in a strong showing of Whitnall school spirit in our local parades. We are looking for a minimum of 40 students (hopefully more!) to perform in Greenfield and Hales Corners parades. NO MARCHING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! 

Practice days: 
June 23
(WMS students ONLY) 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM @ WMS band room
June 26
, 27, 28, 29, 30
(ALL students); July 3 (if necessary) 12 PM to 3 PM @ WHS band room 

Parade times, July 4:
Greenfield @ 12 PM
(depart WHS approx 10:30 AM)
Hales Corners @ 4 PM
(depart WHS approx 3:00 PM) 

School will provide transportation to and from parades (from WHS), as well as some refreshments between. More details provided once practices begin! 

READY TO JOIN THE FUN? Fill out our Google sign-up form! Form will be emailed to parents/families of band students, or you can access it via this URL: https://goo.gl/forms/Hxi1TxOTYkPFe5h92 

Please contact Ms. LeRoy with any questions! lleroy@whitnall.com

Edgerton Elementary
Happy Summer

It has been an awesome school year! We’d like to wish all of our 5th grade students good luck as they head to middle school in the fall. We know you’ll do great!  We hope all of our Whitnall families enjoy summer in Wisconsin!  Mark your calendars for Back to School Night at Edgerton on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

Summer Reading

Here is the link for all the information on Edgerton’s Summer Reading Challenge. Join us in helping to prevent the summer “slide.” Edgerton Summer Reading Challenge

Our first summer event is Wednesday, June 14th, 5:30 - 7:00 PM - Feast on Books. Join us for a picnic dinner with food provided at no cost. Check out books from Edgerton’s library and spend time reading with family and friends.

The Edgerton Elementary Bookmobile! 

Edgerton staff will distribute books at various locations within the Whitnall School District boundaries on a few occasions this summer. Stop by, say hello, and pick up a book to read and keep! Check out Edgerton’s website for dates, times, and locations. Visits will be posted one day prior to scheduled stops.

Testing Results

MAP and/or PALS testing reports were sent home with students this week. Please be sure to check you child’s take home folder for this important information.

Report Cards

All report cards will be posted in the Infinite Campus parent portal by 4 PM, June 13th. Please be sure to log into your portal account and check your student’s progress. Questions regarding grades can be directed to the respective class teacher. If you do not have an Infinite Campus portal account or are having trouble accessing the account, please contact Kay Larson at klarson@whitnall.com or 414-525-8526.

Hales Corners Elementary
Exciting Recognition

Hales Corners Elementary is being recognized by the Wisconsin RtI Center and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for our implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. There are levels of acknowledgement and HCE was awarded the “Silver” level based on our years of implementation. HCE students are safe, respectful, and responsible!