Volume 2 | Issue 35 | May 4 , 2018
District News
Superintendent's Corner
This week's Superintendent's Corner is coming from Washington, DC, where I've been sharing the 8th grade field trip experience for the past several days in balmy 90 degree weather. Monuments, museums, and memorials--oh my! Too many to list, but some of the highlights include the opportunity for our students to speak firsthand with Holocaust survivors and view the recently renovated U.S. Capitol rotunda. It's been a great experience.

On Monday, we conducted our districtwide evacuation drill, and it was successful in that it allowed us to practice our procedures and protocols for an emergency. We debriefed with law enforcement and fire and rescue and will make some adjustments to our procedures accordingly. More information about school safety and updates will be sent out in the next couple weeks.

Feel free to contact me at lolson@whitnall.com and follow me on Twitter !
Whitnall Family Night and International Migratory Bird Day
Super Ninja Night at the Hales Corners Library is on May 11 and is for learners in K4, K5 and 1 st grade and their families. Click here for more information.

International Migratory Bird Day is on Saturday, May 12. Along with the Village Environmental Committee, the library is hosting an event !
13 Reasons Why: Season 2
Please read this message regarding the upcoming release of season 2 of 13 Reasons Why.
State Testing Completed
State testing is complete at all four buildings.  ACT  Aspire results for grades 9 & 10 will be released on June 29th, and Wisconsin  Forward Exam results for grades 3-8 and grade 10 will be delivered to the district on July 23rd. Information on how to view your students' individual results will be emailed to parents over the summer. This would be a good time to check your Infinite Campus accounts to make sure your email address is up to date.

Over the next three weeks, students across the district will be taking their final MAP (K-5), STAR (6-10) and Pals (K4-2) assessments for the year. These short assessments provide teachers with real-time data showing student growth in reading and math throughout the year. The Spring scores will also provide next year's teachers with important baseline information for the new year.
Summer School - One Week Left to Register
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.
Whitnall High School
Post Prom
The Whitnall Falcon Booster Club board has unanimously voted to cancel this year's Post Prom due to low student participation. It is our hope that the students of Whitnall High School make safe, smart, and responsible choices after Prom.
Exam Week
High school exam week schedules have been posted on our school website. Take a look here: https://www.whitnall.com/schools/high/about/announcements-2.cfm
Whitnall Middle School
PTO Reminders
May 9 is the next PTO meeting at 6 PM in the WMS Library.
Nominations are open for 2018-19 WMS PTO officers. Elections will be at the May 9 meeting. If you are interested, submit a nomination to Katie Rios, nomination chair, at this email address:  whitnallpto.nomination@gmail.com

If you would like the PTO agendas and minutes sent to you, email   wmspto@whitnall.com, and your information will be placed on the email list.

May 15 - Chick-fil-a fundraiser. The flyer is here.
Upcoming Concerts

All concerts are at 7 PM in the WMS Gym.

May 8 - 6th grade
May 9 - 7th grade
May 10 - 8th grade
Coin Wars / Dollars for Doughnuts
Coin Wars ("Dollars for Doughnuts") will be next week in each Advisory. The winning Advisory receives doughnuts for their contributions. Bring pennies on Monday, nickels on Tuesday, dimes on Wednesday, quarters on Thursday, and dollars on Friday.  
Dance Team Tryouts
The Whitnall Middle School Dance Team will be hosting tryouts for next year's season. Please see this  link  for more information. If you have any questions, feel free to email Coach Olivia and Coach Emily at  wmsdance@whitnall.com
Course Selection
Course selection for current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students is now active. See this page for our video about elective class choices and for the incoming 6th grade registration presentation from April 30th.
Edgerton Elementary
All School Zoo Trip
Our all school zoo field trip is scheduled for Friday, June 1st. If you are interested in chaperoning, please make sure you have an approved background check on file with the District Office. The application form is on the website and can be accessed by clicking here .
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
Our Color Run kick-off was held on Thursday of this week and information packets were sent home with your children. The staff and students are excited for the big event to be held on May 24, 2018. Please be sure to register your student online. Click here for the website. We have new incentives and weekly raffles to celebrate our students' success and hard work. Watch your email for exciting announcements about our fundraising progress!
Book Swap
We are still collecting books for our book swap to be held in early June. 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. Thank you!
Hales Corners Elementary
YMCA Soccer
YMCA soccer registration for students in grades 1-4 is underway. For more information, please see the flyer here .
May PTO Newsletter
Take a moment to read the May HCE PTO Scoops newsletter linked here .

Noon Hour Supervisor Substitutes
We are still in need of Noon Hour Supervisor Substitutes. If you love working with children and are available between 11:30 and 1:15, please contact the office for more information.
Spring Spiritwear Sale
HCE’s spring spiritwear sale is underway. For more information, click here . The deadline for orders is Sunday, May 13.