Volume 4 | Issue 8 | October 11, 2019
District News
Alumni Survey
The Whitnall School District World Language Department would like to gather some data from recent graduates. This information will be useful as the program continues to improve its learning experiences for all students. Parents and guardians, please forward this survey to your children who have graduated from Whitnall. All input is valued and appreciated. Thanks to all participants in advance for their thoughtful responses.
Coaching Positions
Whitnall Middle School is in search of a 7th grade boys basketball coach and an 8th grade boys basketball coach. If interested, please apply via WECAN !
Hales Corners Library Event
For the no school day on Friday 10/25, the library has a drop in program for children ages 4-12. See this flyer for details!
Board Agenda | October 14
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for October 14 on our Agendas & Minutes page .
Whitnall High School
Respite Volunteers
High school age volunteers are needed for the Children’s Hospital Respite program offered here at Whitnall High School on Saturday, November 9  from 8:15 AM to 2:00 PM.

Parents of children with special needs, who participate in the Children's Hospital Respite program, can drop off their children and their siblings for a day of free childcare. One or two high school students are matched with each child to provide fun quality childcare. Students engage children in various activities--face painting, board games, arts and crafts, ball games in the gymnasium, and watching kids movies.

The event provides much needed relief to the parents who often have difficulty finding good quality care for their child. Whitnall is thrilled to be a host site for the program and incredibly proud of the tremendous amount of volunteer support we receive from our students and the community. Each year, Whitnall receives great feedback on the quality of our student volunteers.

As a host site for the event, Whitnall High School provides the space and volunteers to help care for approximately 80-100 children. More than 100 volunteers are needed to make the day successful. Nursing students from area colleges provide supervised nursing care for the children's toileting and medical needs. 

More volunteers are needed to make the event a success. A link to the registration form, which must be completed at least one week in advance of the event, can be found at

Two additional forms are needed: a confidentiality agreement & background check form. Children's Hospital does a background check on all registered volunteers.

Please complete the online registration and hand in the 2 download forms to Mrs. Callender in the counseling office (no social security number is needed on the form).

If you have any questions, please contact Janet Callender at (414) 525-8523 or jcallender@whitnall.com
Winter Athletic Registration
Winter athletic registration is open. To insure complete approval to participate, please register by Nov. 1. Anything after Nov. 1 will be completed as received and processed as soon as possible. 
Best Buddies
Best Buddies is a club at WHS that pairs students together to foster friendships. Best Buddies pairs students who have disabilities with students who do not. The group gathers monthly to participate in activities both on campus and in the community.

If interested, Best Buddies is having their informational night on October 14th at 6 PM in Room 223.
Whitnall Middle School
Washington D.C. Trip
Open to 7th and 8th grade students. As shared last year and earlier this year, the Washington D.C. trip will be every other year. The first parent information meeting was held on October 2nd after school. If you would like more information, please email aarcos@whitnall.com or scusick@whitnall.com for more information . HERE is a PDF with information as well.
October is Anti-Bullying Month
Throughout October, there will be a number of student activities planned by the WMS Anti-Bullying Committee and supported by Student Advisory and Student Council.
Math Club
Beginning on Wednesday, November 6th and continuing the first Wednesday of every month, Whitnall Middle School will be hosting Math Club gatherings. This opportunity is available to all WMS students who have a strength/interest in mathematics and want a chance to dive deeper, challenge themselves, play and create math games, publish math videos, and compete with other mathletes. All WMS students are welcome to attend Math Club meetings. Permission slips are available in all math classes! Permission slips are also linked HERE !
Edgerton Elementary
MAP/PALS Assessments
During the month of September, students in grades 1-2 took the PALS assessment and students in grades K5-5 took the MAP assessment.  The results of those assessments will be sent home with your student today, October 11. Please check their take home folders. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding the results, please contact your child’s teacher directly. Please click on the links below if you would like to read more about either of these tests.

Spirit Wear Pick Up
If you ordered spirit wear from the EES PTO, pick up will be on Wednesday, October 16 from 3:00 - 4:15 PM in the Edgerton lobby.
All School Open House
Mark your calendar for our all school open house on Tuesday, October 22 from 6 to 7 PM.  Stop in your child’s classroom to see what they’ve been working on during these first few weeks of school. Also, stop in the cafeteria and check out the PTO table along with our annual cupcake sale!
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
The north parking lot had curbs poured and paving will start next week! 
Drop Off and Pick Up
Please remember to share the drop off and pick up procedures with family or friends too. The only crosswalk to use during this process is the sidewalk along Janesville Road. The marked crosswalk within the parking lot is for times other than drop off and pick up.
Food Drive
HCE is participating in the 10th annual Justin Meyer Food Drive. The food collected will go to local food pantries. We will collect non-perishable food items at HCE from Monday, October 14th through  Wednesday, October 24th. Monetary donations are accepted also (checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul).
Mail Day
Mail Day is Wednesday, October 16. Students and staff LOVE getting mail! The mailbox is located in the main entrance lobby (Janesville Road). Mail should be placed in the mailbox no later than 9 AM on October 16. Classroom addresses are available HERE . Remember to include a return address and either draw or use a sticker for a stamp.
Spirit Wear | Last Chance to Order!
The online store to order spirit wear will be closing Sunday, October 13. Get your orders placed now by following this LINK .
Spirit Wear Day
Our next spirit wear day is Friday, October 18. Whitnall and HCE attire, as well as wearing blue and yellow, all count toward class participation!