Volume 4 | Issue 14 | November 22, 2019
Please note that, due to Thanksgiving Break, there will be no Connect next Friday, November 29.
District News
Board Agenda | November 25
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for November 25 on our Agendas & Minutes page .
Hales Corners Library Offerings
The 2019 Village Tree Lighting is on Saturday, December 7. Check out the flyer!

Lego Club meets on Monday 11/25, starting at 6:30 PM. Details on the attached flyer

*The Hales Corners Library is closed on Thursday 11/28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday and open regular hours of service all other days.
Greenfield Concert Band | 2019 Holiday Concert
Friday, December 6th | 7 PM
Greenfield Performing Arts Center
Free Admission!
Whitnall High School
Winter Concerts
Orchestra | December 3
Band | December 12
Choir | December 17

All 3 concerts will begin at 7 PM and will be held in the WHS Auditorium.
Booster Club Fundraiser
For those of you ready to get your holiday shopping on, here’s a way to do it that will save you 20% and also benefit the Whitnall Falcon Booster Club! On Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, simply shop at your local Sherpers in Hales Corners. Don’t want to leave the house? Online sales count too! For every Sherpers brand item you purchase, WFBC will receive 100% of the proceeds. Please click here  to see the flyer for further details. Thank you for your support!
Coat Drive
Whitnall High School, in conjunction with Fox 6 Coats for Kids, will be having a coat drive November 25th through December 8th. We will be accepting gently used coats to help keep kids warm this winter.
Little Falcon Dance Clinic
On December 20th, the dance team will be hosting a Little Falcon Dance Clinic - Holiday Clinic for children in grades K-5. The children will learn a routine and perform at the basketball game that night. Please see this link   to learn more about this event and access the registration information. 
Falcon Summits
Reminder: The counselors will be holding Falcon Summits with current juniors and their parents in December and January. This one appointment is specially designed for you and your student. You will discuss your student's talents, strengths, interests, and goals and receive information to help plan for the future. At this conference, we will discuss the Student Educational and Career Portfolio on Career Locker and continue the discussion of your child's plan for lifelong learning. The Falcon Summits will take 30 – 45 minutes.  Your involvement in this conference is very important.

Check your email for the sign up link or contact Mrs. Freyer at 414-525-8524.
Juniors and seniors are invited to take the ASVAB (this test is optional-NOT REQUIRED for students). There is NO CHARGE for taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) CEP (Career Exploration Program). Whitnall will be offering the ASVAB on Monday, December 16th at 8 AM in the Community Board Room. Registration forms are available in the High School Counseling Office and are due by December 11th.

What is the ASVAB
The ASVAB is a test that consists of eight individual tests, including general science, arithmetic reading, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge, electronics information, auto and shop information and mechanical comprehension. The eight tests are scored and are used to compile three composite scores for verbal, math skills, and science and technical skills. These scores then produce a broad number of occupations that the test taker might like to pursue. In addition, each branch of the military will have their own personal breakdown of the ASVAB test scores. The test scores will be available 2-4 weeks following the test day.
Whitnall Middle School
WMS Student Council will be taking food donations for the second FalCanStruction food drive and contest on the dates below. Donations are given to the Hunger Task Force after December 5th.

November 18-22
November 25-26
December 2-5
Edgerton Elementary
December Concerts
Our second and third graders are busy preparing for their winter concerts. The grade 2 concert will be on Thursday, December 5 at 6 PM with grade 3 to follow at 7 PM. Both concerts will be held in the Whitnall High School Auditorium.
All School Art Show Fundraiser
Please join us for our first Edgerton Elementary Art Show Fundraiser. Funds raised will benefit the EES art department. This event is scheduled for Thursday, December 5 from 5-8 pm at Whitnall High School. This is the same evening as the Grade 2 and 3 music concerts. Every Edgerton student will have a framed piece of art displayed at the show. Families may purchase the 1st piece of framed artwork for $25. If you have more than one child at EES, any additional frames purchased will be $20. Reproductions may also be ordered and will be delivered before Christmas. Cash, check, or credit card accepted. Any un-purchased artwork will be returned to the students, without the frame.
After School Enrichment Opportunity
Chess Scholars will be offering an eight class session on Tuesdays after school beginning December 10th. Click here for registration information.
Hales Corners Elementary
Winter Concerts
On Wednesday, December 4, our grade 2 students will take the stage at 6 PM. On Thursday, December 5, our grade 3 students will perform at 6 PM. The concerts will be held in the big gym. Concert goers may enter through the front/Janesville doors or Door 6. To enter a raffle for grade 2 reserved front row seats, click here . Grade 3 raffle forms can be found here . Raffle forms are due by Tuesday, November 26 at noon.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run, an after school activity encouraging pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles, held their final practice Wednesday. They will participate in a 5K race this Sunday, November 24 at Miller Park. A picture of the HCE team and their coaches can be found here .
Construction Update
We are awaiting the delivery and installation of the outdoor electronic sign for our Janesville road entrance. The sign will be able to be read from the east and west. It’s hard to believe that November 26 marks the one year anniversary of the start of our referendum construction at HCE. It’s amazing what transformation has occurred at our school campus in a year’s time!
School Report & PTO Newsletter
At each PTO meeting, a school report is shared, updating parents/guardians on the events in grade level and specialist classrooms.The November 2019 report to the PTO can be found here .

Take a few minutes to read the December edition of the HCE PTO Scoop linked HERE .