Volume 5 | Issue 27 | March 5, 2021
DISTRICT NEWS
Board Agenda | March 8
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for March 8 on our Agendas & Minutes page. The agenda will be posted no later than 5 PM today.
Learning Model Dashboard & Case Data
Our learning model dashboard and our case data can be found by visiting our Navigating 20-21 page. The dashboard is updated every Sunday evening. Student and staff case data is updated twice weekly (Friday and Tuesday evenings).
Health Services Update
The health services website has been updated with new resources to help guide you and your family through frequent COVID-19 scenarios. The district’s COVID-19 numbers have remained low the past couple of weeks. A huge thank you goes out to you all for keeping our community safe! However, this does not mean we can let our guard down and let up on our precautions. Families are asked to review these COVID reminders which will help keep our students and staff healthy and our schools open for in-person learning.
What's Up Whitnall?
Check out the 15th episode of What's Up Whitnall? from the Athletics and Activities Department!
Meal Pick Up for Distance Learners & Students in Quarantine or Isolation | March 8
Whitnall Apparel
The sale has been extended through the weekend! The online store closes Sunday, March 7th at 11:59 PM. Get your Whitnall spirit wear now! Let family and friends know, too! Go here to place your order.
Social Media & Sexting Presentation
For those parents / guardians that were unable to attend the two presentations held last week regarding The Dangers of Social Media and Sexting, here is the powerpoint that was used in the presentation: WMS Social Media & Sexting PPT. And here is a recording of the presentation that occurred on February 23: Social Media & Sexting Presentation 2/23/2021
 
In addition to these presentation resources, members of the pupil services team at each building helped to put together resources parents could use when addressing the topics of social media and cell phones with their child:
Assessments
Spring is the time of year that most state assessments are administered. The student assessment system is a comprehensive statewide program designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas and whether they can apply what they know. State assessments will not be waived as they were in the 2019-20 school year. The Whitnall School District will continue to take the necessary precautions to stay safe to stay open as we embark upon this in-person testing season.

Below is information about each state assessment, or you can learn more from the Department of Public Instruction website by clicking here

  • The Wisconsin Forward Exam is given at grades 3-8 in English and mathematics, at grades 4 and 8 in sciences and 4, 8, and 10 in social studies. This assessment will be administered between March 22 and May 14.
  • ACT Aspire is the test for students in grades 9 and 10 and focuses on reading, math, English, science, and writing. These assessments will be given between April 5 and May 19.
  • The ACT with writing is given to students at grade 11. This test will be administered March 9. 

Additional information will be provided from the school regarding how to prepare for the assessment, what the schedule is for the assessment, and other general information.

If you have any questions about the assessments, please contact the building principal.
Whitnall Youth Baseball & Fastpitch
Whitnall Youth Baseball and Fastpitch will be holding their LAST in-person registration event coming up on Saturday, March 6th at Whitnall Middle School (cafeteria), 9 AM - 12 PM. Click here for more information.
Hales Corners Library
Virtual Family Story Times return to the Hales Corners Library on Wednesday mornings, starting March 10. See flyer for details. Click here to join us on Facebook.
WHITNALL HIGH SCHOOL
Tuesday, March 9 | ACT Day
ACT Day is a required state testing day. All juniors will be taking the ACT in person on Tuesday, March 9 at Whitnall High School. This includes distance learners. Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will have an asynchronous virtual day.
Blood Drive
Please join the students of WHS Student Council to save local lives. Clifford’s Supper Club is hosting the Whitnall Blood Drive Tuesday, March 16th, 1-6 PM. Will you help? Reserve your spot here or call 877-232-4376. Appointments recommended and walk-in donors welcome as space allows.
Sock Drive
One sock, two socks, bring in NEW socks! In celebration of March Reading Madness, Whitnall High School is holding a sock drive to benefit a local homeless shelter. Please bring in NEW socks of all sizes throughout March. To make things more interesting, the grade level with the most socks wins a prize. Put your best foot forward. Donate socks for a great cause!
Online Falcon Fest Auction | March 17-20
Have you saved the date? The online auction is nearly upon us! Please continue following the Whitnall Falcon Booster Club Facebook page for updated sneak peeks of the wonderful items (over 75 to choose from) that the Falcon Fest Committee has gathered with the generous support of local businesses and Falcon families. 

It is not too late to donate, so if you are interested in doing so, please email whitnallboosterclub@gmail.com. As always, 100% of money raised is funneled directly back to our students in the form of funding requests, capital projects, scholarships, concessions, club/activity initiatives, speakers, etc. WFBC is looking forward to hosting this special event and providing a high note to this challenging school year.
Youth Apprenticeship
Current sophomores and juniors, would you like a paid work-based learning experience called Youth Apprenticeship that is in your career path and starts this summer? Are you interested in healthcare, construction, hospitality, manufacturing, or business? Plan to attend a brief virtual information meeting on Tuesday, March 9, or Thursday, March 11, 6:00-6:45 PM, to learn more about this phenomenal opportunity. Sign up in the WHS Counseling Office to get the Google meeting invite.
WHITNALL MIDDLE SCHOOL
Parent Teacher Conferences
Virtual parent teacher conferences will be held Thursday, March 25, 4-7 PM. Conferences will be by appointment with more information to follow.
Yearbook Orders
You can now place an order for your yearbook at VIP’s website by clicking here. This year, all yearbook orders will be placed online, and the deadline for ordering is April 1st. When it’s complete, your yearbook will be delivered to school. For questions or additional information, please email support@vipis.com.
Athletics
TRACK: Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader wanting to go out for track needs to be registered and have a current physical on file by April 12th. The season will start April 19th. Yes, this year we are having 6th graders on our track team. Any questions, see Ms Sobush in guidance.
PTO Updates
PTO Eat & Earn: Monday, March 8, 4-8 PM. Panera, 7840 W. Layton Ave. Greenfield. Panera Flyer.

PTO MEETING: March 10, 2021 @ 7 PM, WMS STEM Commons.
EDGERTON ELEMENTARY
Yearbook Orders
You can now place an order for your Edgerton yearbook at VIP’s website by clicking here. This year, all yearbook orders will be placed online. The deadline for ordering is April 1st - please be sure to place your order before this time. For questions or additional information, please email support@vipis.com.
Second Semester Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually on March 11 (4-6 PM) and March 12 (12:00-3:30 PM) by appointment. You should have received an email from your child’s teacher inviting you to sign up for a conference time. If you need assistance with the sign up, please contact your child’s teacher. Conferences will be held via a Google Meet. You will receive an email with a link the week of March 8. Please note that Friday, March 12 is an early release day. Students attend from 8:35-11:20 AM. Buses will run as scheduled, however, there is no YMCA program that afternoon.
PTO Update
The spring spirit wear sale has started. Click here for the flyer. All orders must be placed by March 15, 2021 at midnight.
Read Across America Spirit Fridays
March 12th: We’re all in for reading. Wear your Whitnall gear!
March 19th: Reading is powerful. We love learning about the power of words. Wear a shirt with your favorite positive message!
March 26th: We read all month. Wear red to show your love for reading!
5th to 6th
5th Grade Families -- Whitnall Middle School Pupil Services met with 5th grade classes this week to discuss next year's schedule. They reviewed which classes will be offered and asked the students to select a music option. Could you please follow up today in Infinite Campus and ensure they have the correct music choice? Instructions are located hereYou can also review course selection materials for 6th grade here.
HALES CORNERS ELEMENTARY
Parent Teacher Conferences & 11:20 Dismissal on March 12
Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually via a Google Meet on March 11 (4-6 PM) and March 12 (12:00-3:30 PM) by appointment. Parents will receive an email with a link the week of March 8. Friday, March 12, students in K5 through grade 5 will be dismissed at 11:20 AM. Buses will run as scheduled, however, there is no YMCA program that afternoon. K4 students do not have school Friday, March 12.
Noon Hour Supervisor Opening
Do you love working with children? Are you interested in a part time job that coincides with school schedules? If so, you might be the perfect fit for our noon hour supervisor opening. We are looking to fill one daily position 11:00 - 1:30 PM. To apply, please visit WECAN (vacancy 101103).
PTO Scoop March Newsletter
The PTO Scoop March Newsletter can be found here. It includes information regarding upcoming PTO meetings, spirit wear days, fundraisers, and other articles about what’s happening.
Kwik Trip Car Wash Fundraiser
HCE PTO is excited to announce a new Kwik Trip Car Wash Fundraiser! Information will be coming home with your child on Monday, March 8th. It’s super easy and a great way to earn money for HCE PTO. There is a question and answer sheet on one side and a pre-sell sheet on the other. You pre-sell a card with 5 Ultimate car washes on it for $36.00, and HCE PTO makes $16.00  Return your pre-sell sheet and payment via cash, check (made out to HCE PTO) or Venmo (@HCE-PTO) by Friday, March 26th!