Volume 3 | Issue 31 | March 22, 2019
Remember that next week is Spring Break! No School March 25-29.
District News
Board Brief | March 18
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 March 18 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
Update on Music Programming Considerations for 2019-20
At the March 18 board meeting, there was continued discussion regarding potential changes in our elementary instrumental music offerings, staffing assignments, and schedules to address equity in program delivery and staff FTE. You can visit our board web page for videos and handouts from both the March 11 and 18 meetings.

There will be a special meeting on April 1 at 6:30 PM in the WHS Library (the Community Board Room will be set up for the April 2 election) to take a vote on this item. While we typically post our board packets on Fridays, we are planning to post this board packet no later than Wednesday, March 27, to allow ample time for the public to view the information in the packet.  

Since this is a special meeting, the format will be:
  1. Call to Order
  2. Comments from the Audience Regarding Agenda Items
  3. Action Item: K-12 Music Programming
  4. Adjournment

We would like to thank all the parents who have attended our meetings, completed the survey, and shared comments, thoughts, and ideas. Your input and participation is greatly appreciated.
Upcoming Community Events
Summer School
Please click on the link below to access information concerning Summer School offerings and registration. Registration opens April 1 and closes on May 17.

Student registration and course selection will take place online using Infinite Campus. Please reference the link below for detailed instructions.

State Testing
State testing will be occurring throughout the district April 3 - April 18. Please see this parent letter for more information and for links to Forward exam resources.
HCL Offering
The next Lego Club meeting is March 25. Check out the flyer from the Hales Corners Library!
Whitnall High School
Cheerleading Tryouts
Click here for information on the 2019-2020 cheerleading tryouts.
Dance Team Tryouts
Click this   link  f or information on the 2019-2020 dance team tryouts! If you have any questions, please email Coach Emily at   emayer@whitnall.com
Whitnall Middle School
WMS Registration
Current 6th and 7th graders are registering for classes for the 2019-2020 school year. A message and timeline will be shared with our elementary schools within the next week or so. 
Tough Mudder Fundraiser
WMS is having another bake sale April 8-12 to raise money for our end of the year fundraiser. If you would like to donate items to be sold, please drop them off in the WMS front office any day that week. All items should be individually wrapped and ready to be sold for $.50 each. Thanks in advance for your donations!
WMS Dance Team
In preparation for the next dance season, the middle school dance team will be holding an informational meeting for parents and any current 5th, 6th and 7th graders wanting to be a part of the team during the 2019-2020 school year. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7 at 6 PM in the WMS Cafeteria. Please email Emily Mayer at  emayer@whitnall.com  if you have any questions.
8th Grade Celebration
June 10 will be our 8th Grade Celebration. More details will come as WMS administration works with the parent volunteers to plan the event.
Edgerton Elementary
Class Pictures
Class pictures will be taken on Friday, April 5. If you would like to order, please return the order form and payment to school on or before April 5. Class Picture Order Form.
Book Swap
We are currently collecting gently used children’s books and magazines for our annual book swap to be held in early June. If you wish to donate any books you no longer want, they may be dropped off at the school office. This event is held in conjunction with our summer reading kick-off. With your donations, every Edgerton student is able to select several books to take home with them. Thank you for considering a donation!
Chess Scholars
Chess Scholars is offering a spring session on Tuesdays after school beginning April 16. Please refer to the flyer for registration information.
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
We’ve been watching the work on the roof, and it is nearly completed. While we are enjoying Spring Break, work will continue outside and also inside our current school. This will help get a jump on preparing the proposed renovated spaces for construction.
Flat Falcon
Our Flat Falcon project is back! Make sure you look for the information brought home by your child. We can’t wait to see where all of the Flat Falcons turn up over Spring Break!
Box Tops Contest
The current leaders for the most box tops turned in are Mrs. Buelow's and Mrs. Stachowiak’s classrooms. Please continue to send in your box tops with your child's teacher's name on the bag so their classroom gets the credit. Our final pick up for the school year will be on May 17. We will announce the classroom winner the following week.
The 7th annual Knowledge-A-Thon is on April 12. Students participated in a kick off assembly, and a packet with information about the event is coming home today. This is a fun and exciting event for students to share all the knowledge they have gained throughout the year. Please consider helping out through pledges, donations, or volunteering the day of the event. Use this link to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4FAEAB2BA5FD0-knowledgeathon2