Volume 4 | Issue 12 | November 8, 2019
District News
Closings
Since the snow is already falling, now is a good time to review our school closure procedures !
Board Agenda | November 11
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for November 11 on our Agendas & Minutes page .
Destination Imagination

This is a NEW extracurricular opportunity for Whitnall students who need an outlet for creativity, leadership, and performing arts! EES, HCE, and WMS will each have one team of 5-7 students. Both elementary teams will consist of fourth and fifth grade students, while the WMS team will be available to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Here are some videos to give you an idea what D.I. is all about: Video 1 / Video 2 / Video 3 . The season ends with a regional tournament at Muskego High School on Saturday, March 14th. Information meetings for potentially interested students will be held at each school as follows:

  • WMS: Monday, November 11th, from 3:00 - 4:00 in Room 250 with Ms. Seiter
  • HCE: Tuesday, November 14th, from 3:45 - 4:45 in Room 111 with Ms. Hekenberger
  • EES: Thursday, November 14th, from 3:45 - 4:45 in Room 113 with Mr. Williams

Whitnall High School
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. 
SAFER Choices
On Wednesday, November 13, in the WHS Auditorium, Mike Domitrz of the Center for Respect will be speaking to the student body in two groups - Senior/Junior classes and then Sophomore/Freshmen. This will be the first of two bi-annual presentations arranged and funded by the Whitnall Falcon Booster Club. This speaking engagement was also sponsored in part by agent Joe Krolikowski of American Family Insurance. Joe is a 1979 Whitnall grad and has been generous with both his time and money in helping make this program happen for our students.
 
The topic of next week's assembly is that of SAFER Choices . It is said to be one of the “most inclusive and sought-after school assemblies for taking a safe, age appropriate look at consent, respect in relationships, boundaries, bystander intervention, and working to reduce sexual assault.”  You, as parents, will receive an email next week both prior to and post the assembly going into further detail regarding content. This is meant to help you discuss (and encourage!) any questions that your student may have regarding this topic. 
 
For a closer look at what the event is about, please click here to see an interview Mike gave on this timely and important topic last month on TMJ4.    
AP Exams
AP Exam fees have been posted in Infinite Campus and are due by February 1st. Please contact Rene Freyer at rfreyer@whitnall.com or 414-525-8524 if you need additional time to pay for multiple exams. You have until midnight November 14th to cancel or add an exam without an additional fee. After November 15th, there is a $40 cancellation or late fee. To cancel or add, contact Rene Freyer.
Whitnall Middle School
Support WMS PTO by Volunteering!
WMS PTO is looking for a few daytime volunteers to help at the  Scholastic Book Fair  November 12-14 AND afternoon/evening volunteers to help at any of the home  Boys Basketball Concessions and Wrestling Concessions
Veterans Day
Monday, November 11th, a number of our classes will be engaging in Veterans Day activities/learning. Students and staff can wear red, white, and blue on Monday in honor of the day.
Book Fair
The book fair will be held November 12 - November 14 and will be open during Connect, lunch, after school, and during conferences. It will be located in the library.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are November 14th from 4 - 8 PM in our East and West gyms. A couple of additions for the fall 2019 conferences are we will be having a food truck available for families from 3:45-7:45pm from Matty's in New Berlin. Please stay and use our cafeteria. Additionally, in our cafeteria, we will have some computers set up for students to log into and show parents/guardians their Learner Profiles that students have been updating throughout the current school year.

Snack Pantry
Next week, WMS will be starting a Snack Drive and we need your help. Research shows that students who have increased access to nutritious food are more attentive and perform better in class. Many WMS staff members currently spend their own money to provide snacks to students who are hungry throughout the day. By establishing a snack pantry at school, we can take this responsibility off of staff and help students to return focus to academics. Snacks collected will be available to all students in need, regardless of financial situation. For more information on the drive please see the link below.

Edgerton Elementary
MOD Pizza - Battle of the Schools
Please join us for some friendly fundraising competition at MOD Pizza in Greenfield. Edgerton’s day is Sunday, November 10th. The PTO will receive 20% of all sales. (Hales Corners Elementary’s fundraising day is November 11th.) The school that raises the most money will receive an additional 10% of sales. You must show the flyer at time of purchase. Click here for the flyer and more details.
PTO Craft and Vendor Fair
Join us for the Edgerton PTO's Annual Craft/Vendor Fair & Kids Holiday Shoppe on Saturday, November 16th. Shop over 40 crafters and vendors from 9 AM - 2 PM. While you shop upstairs, your kids can shop the Kids Holiday Shoppe from 10 AM - 1 PM. There will also be concessions, raffles, a bake sale, and pictures with Santa.
December Concert Dates
Mark your calendar for our December concerts. All concerts will be held at the Whitnall High School Auditorium. The Grade 2 Concert will be on Thursday, December 5 at 6 PM with Grade 3 to follow at 7 PM.
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
Battle of the Schools
It's time for our first Eat and Earn and it’s a Battle of the Schools: HCE vs Edgerton! Please show your support for our PTO and head to Mod Pizza on Monday, November 11th. If we raise more money than Edgerton, we will get an additional 10% donated to our school. Let's go HCE families! You will need to print the flyer or show it on your phone. Thanks in advance for your support.
Construction Update
The north lot has opened and is for staff only. Please do not use this as a drop off or pick up location.
Spiritwear
HCE Spiritwear Sale - This is a one week only last chance spiritwear sale. The store will be closing on November 18th at midnight, so please get your orders in right away! Click HERE .

Our next Spiritwear Day will be Friday, November 15. Encourage your children to wear HCE or Whitnall Spiritwear. Students can also wear blue and yellow to show their school spirit. The class with the highest yearlong participation rate will receive a pizza party, sponsored by the PTO.
Veterans Day
In honor of Veterans Day, we are asking students to wear red, white, and blue on Monday, November 11.