Volume 2 | Issue 37 | May 18 , 2018
District News
Superintendent's Corner
As we approach its end, we are officially in the busiest (and best!) part of the school year. This past week, I witnessed firsthand many of our students in action, sharing their stories and talents in the district and community. At the Monday night school board meeting, we were treated to a baritone solo by one of our WHS students. On Tuesday, a WHS student and a WHS teacher shared their story of the transition program, which provides students with life and vocational skills. On Thursday, I participated in the DARE graduation at EES and and also heard a WMS student share her memories from DARE. Thursday evening, I celebrated with one of our WHS students who received a scholarship at the Hales Corners Chamber banquet. Have I mentioned how much I enjoy this time of the year?

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HCL Summer Brochure
Check out this brochure for information on all of the programs taking place at Hales Corners Library over the summer!
Board Brief and Agenda
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 May 14 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page. Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the board agenda for May 21 on the same page!
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 1st Grade
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.
2018 Whitnall Boys Basketball Camp | 4th-8th Grade
Click here for more information and for registration! All registration forms are due no later than June 7th.
Season 2 Premiere of 13 Reasons Why
Please take a moment to read this letter regarding the Season 2 premiere of 13 Reasons Why.
Mental Health Survey
The most recent governor’s budget provides funding, beginning in fiscal year 2019, to create a new mental health grant program (Wis. Stat. sec. 115.367). The Department of Public Instruction will award grants to school districts, and operators of independent charter schools, to be used for the purpose of providing mental health services to pupils, in collaboration with community health agencies. The Whitnall Pupil Services Team is working to apply for the grant in hopes of providing services during the 2018-19 school year. 

In order to have a better understanding of the mental health needs and concerns of our families, we request that you complete this brief confidential survey to provide your input. Please note that survey responses are confidential and names/other identifying information are not collected. Information provided will assist us in developing appropriate mental health systems based upon the needs of our students and families. 

Please follow the   link   to complete the survey.
Unique Opportunity for Whitnall Baseball | Brewers Tickets
Whitnall Baseball is selling tickets to a Milwaukee Brewers game on June 17th in order to play at Miller Park against Greenfield High School on June 7th this upcoming season. They still need to sell over 100 tickets in order to play. Each ticket is for the Outfield Bleachers and is $25. Tickets will be made available for pick up at Whitnall High School. Please fill out this Google Form and get payment (checks to WHS Baseball) to Coach Krey ASAP. Thank you in advance! Does that game not fit your schedule? You can still help Whitnall Baseball meet their goal. Please contact Coach Krey ( bkrey@whitnall.com ) with another date you may want to attend a Brewers game. Your group could make this opportunity a reality!
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.
Whitnall High School
Kiss a Senior Goodbye
Each year, AFS conducts a fundraiser in May called Kiss a Senior Goodbye. Students, staff, and especially parents can purchase a small bag of Hershey Kisses and add a personalized message, to be delivered to a graduating senior. AFS club members sell during lunches, but the real success comes from parents of seniors, who will purchase these treats for their kids or their kids' friends. AFS will assemble the treat bags with the messages and deliver to seniors the week of the 29th, while the seniors are still in school. To order, click here .
Orders are due by May 24.
Whitnall Middle School
Important Dates
Tuesday, May 22: 7th grade science trip to the Zoo
Wednesday, May 23: 8th grade band festival in Wisconsin Dells
Thursday, May 24: WMS Staff/Student basketball game at 1:30 PM
Friday, May 25: No School, Professional Development Day
Thursday, May 31: Last day for Homework Help after school
Kids Matter Assembly, Walk-A-Thon, and Fundraising
The WMS student body elected to send this year's Walk-a-thon proceeds to KidsMatter , an organization that helps foster children in Milwaukee county. Two ways you can help us are through our GoFundMe page and our student-organized sports challenge on May 22nd at 5 PM. Last week, all students heard from Mr. Lance Jones, a lawyer who trains volunteers at KidsMatter, about the organization and how it helps children. A lunchtime bake sale and T-shirt sales will begin on May 21st.
End of the Track Season
It's the end of the track season! The 7th and 8th grade conference track meet is on Monday, May 21st at Greendale. Congratulations to our track teams on a very successful season!
8th Grade Promotion
8th grade parents - we need your help. If you can volunteer at the 8th grade promotion event on June 6th, please click here If volunteering, you need to have a current WSD background check on file, which you can do by Tuesday, May 29th using this link
Dollars for Doughnuts (PTO Coin War) Winners
Doughnuts to these winning Advisories:
6th Grade - Mrs. Granberg's Advisory
7th Grade - Mrs. Keup's  Advisory
8th Grade - Mr. Wilson's Advisory
Edgerton Elementary
Color Run
We are getting closer to 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!
Hales Corners Elementary
DARE Graduation and Tailgate Thursday
Our 5th graders celebrate their DARE graduation on Thursday, May 24. There will be a Tailgate Thursday from 3:35-5:00 PM for all grades, hosted by our PTO. The proceeds will benefit the Hales Corners Police Department.
HCE School Report
The HCE School Report was shared at a May 15th PTO meeting. Your can read the report HERE .
Box Top Reminder
Remember that Box Tops for Education need to be turned in before the end of the school year. We need to watch the expiration dates so we don’t miss out on earnings!
K5 and 1st Grade Spring Concerts
On Wednesday, May 23, we welcome parents and friends to our K5 spring concert at 1 PM. The 1st grade spring concert follows at 1:45 PM.