Volume 2 | Issue 36 | May 11 , 2018
District News
Superintendent's Corner
This week was Teacher Appreciation Week. I am fairly often reminded of how incredible Whitnall's teaching staff is because I get to witness their dedication and passion both in the classroom and behind the scenes. But, this week, I took the opportunity to truly feel and express my gratitude. I hope that you consider thanking an educator who has had a positive impact on you or on your child. A few appreciate words can go a long way.

The end of the school year is now less than a month away! There is still much to be done, and I am so excited to see our learners through to the end of what has already been a wonderful school year.

Feel free to contact me at lolson@whitnall.com and follow me on Twitter !
Book Squad Volunteer Program
If you are interested in volunteering for the Hales Corners Library, check out information on their "Book Squad" program here !
Board Policies
In January of 2017, the board partnered with NEOLA, a board policy management company, to convert all district policies from pdf format to a searchable, online database. Before each policy was converted, it was reviewed by district staff. Everything has now been completed, and policies and administrative guidelines are available online via our website. Here is quick link if you would like to do some exploring!
Board Agenda | May 14
Interested in the items being considered at the next board workshop? Check out the agenda for May 14 on our Agendas & Minutes page .
Elective Choices for Middle School - Last Day to Choose
Reminder for all 5th grade students to select their elective courses for 6th grade (18-19). The window for selecting courses through Infinite Campus closes today (Friday, May 11, 2018). Parents should log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and click Course Registration.

Reminder for all current 6th and 7th grade students to select their elective courses for the 18-19 school year. The window for selecting courses through Infinite Campus closes today (Friday, May 11, 2018). Parents should log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and click Course Registration.

Summer School - May 13 Registration Deadline
Summer School registration takes place from April 21st to May 13th. It is important to note that the registration process has changed. This year you are required to register using Infinite Campus. We have included step-by-step directions for course selection / registration in the following document: 2018 Summer School Online Course Selection . In determining which courses your student qualifies for please consult either the K-8 Course Descriptions or the HS Course Descriptions .

Important information about using Infinite Campus to register:

  • Parents must log in to their Infinite Campus Portal account.
  • If you don't know your Infinite Campus username/password, contact the district office (Kay Larson) 414-525-8526.

Things to keep in mind when registering your student(s) for courses:

  • Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. (Confirmations will be posted to Infinite Campus after May 13th).
  • Courses are offered dependent upon sufficient enrollment. (Minimum number of students for a class to be held is 18).
  • Tuition assistance is available for students qualified for free and reduced lunch.
  • Open enrollment students are considered residents.
  • Current Chapter 220 students can attend Milwaukee Public School's program. Call 414-475-8238 for information. Chapter 220 students are considered non-residents and will have to pay the non-resident fee if attending Whitnall's Summer School.
  • Absences must be called in daily to 414-525-8661 or you may pre-notify the summer school office of absences in writing.
  • NO transportation is provided.
  • Non-academic courses are offered during two morning sessions. Not all classes meet both sessions, check the course description guides for when the course meets.
  • All courses are based on the your student's current grade for the 17-18 school year.

Please remember that the deadline for registration is May 13th.
2018 Whitnall Boys Basketball Camp | 4th-8th Grade
Click here for more information and for registration!
Whitnall High School
The Next Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad
The next Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad will be held on Monday, May 14 at 7 AM in the Community Board Room.
Whitnall Middle School
Important Dates
Friday, May 11: Spring Dance - At 7 PM, our last dance of the school year will be held in the WMS Cafeteria!

Tuesday, May 15: PTO Chick-Fil-A Eat & Earn for our WMS PTO.  Here is the link to the flyer.

Friday, May 18: Last day for free shipping on School Supply Kits.   Here is the link to the ordering information.
Kids Matter Assembly, Walk-A-Thon, and Fundraising
On Monday, May 14, middle school students will hear a speaker from Kids Matter , the local organization that is receiving the proceeds of the middle school's annual service-learning event, the Walk-A-Thon , which will be on June 1.  Click here to go to the Walk-A-Thon's GoFundMe page.  
Edgerton Elementary
School Forest Field Trips
Each grade level (K5-5) will be visiting the school forest during the weeks of either May 14th or May 21st to enhance and expand learning in a natural environment. Refer to the school calendar on the website for specific dates: Edgerton Calendar . Keep an eye on the weather forecast and make sure your child is dressed appropriately to be outdoors.  
Box Top Drawing
The last box top prize drawing of the school year will be on Friday, May 18th. Thanks for your support of this program during this school year. Continue to save your box tops during the summer!
Color Run
We are working towards our fundraising goal! Please support the PTO so that they can continue to offer awesome programs for our students at EES! Thanks to everyone who has registered so far. If you haven’t registered your child, there is still time. Click here for the website. The big event is scheduled for May 24th. The kids and staff are excited!
Book Swap
We are still collecting books for our book swap to be held on June 6th. If you have any gently used children’s books your family is no longer reading, please consider donating them to the book swap. With enough donations, every child at EES will take home new and exciting books for their summer reading! Donations may be dropped off at the Edgerton office during regular school hours through May 31st. Thank you!
DARE Graduation and Picnic
The 5th graders will participate in the DARE graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 17th at 2 PM. Parents are invited to attend. After school, the 5th grade families will host the DARE picnic on the playground. All Edgerton families are invited to attend the picnic. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. All funds raised help to support the DARE program at Edgerton.
Hales Corners Elementary
The Next Principal Chat
Please join Mrs. Komas for the final Principal Chat of the 2017-18 school year on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 PM. The May PTO meeting follows at 7 PM.
School Forest Field Trips
HCE students will be visiting the School Forest during the next two weeks. Please send your child in long pants, closed toe shoes, and socks. Please check the following schedule:

K5 - May 15
1st grade - May 16
2nd grade - May 17
3rd grade - May 18
4th grade - May 21
5th grade - May 22
Futura Spanish Registration
Futura Spanish is offering an “early bird” registration for the 2018-19 school year. Follow this LINK for the flyer.
Follow Mrs. Komas for HCE Event Photos
Consider following Mrs. Komas on Twitter ( @Lori_Komas ) for HCE event information/photos. Our students raised $6698.05 during the Knowledge-a-thon, which earned two fundraiser level “awards.” Photos will be posted on the website too.