Volume 4 | Issue 9 | October 18, 2019
District News
Reminder | No School 10/24 & 10/25
Remember that there is no school for students on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25.
Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship
Starting at an early age, it is important to establish technology guidelines and prepare students with strategies to make appropriate decisions when using technology. Many parents trust their students to use their technology appropriately. However, when students are engaging in online activities, they often unintentionally encounter other users or inappropriate content that they may not be prepared to manage.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has a 30-minute interactive e-course for parents and guardians to complete with their children with the goal of creating an open dialogue at home around internet safety and digital citizenship. 

This 30-minute module provides parents with the opportunity to review their own tech use to set a good example, interactive activities to complete alongside their children, and follow-up resources and activities to keep the discussions going. 

Please consider completing the e-course with your students and exploring many of the other resources for parents and families available on the WI DPI website.

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 Brief | October 14
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 October 14 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
Whitnall High School
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. 
AP Exam Registration
If your child is enrolled in an AP course this year, information regarding AP courses and exams was emailed October 1st. New this year, all students enrolled in a course were automatically registered to take the AP exam which has a cost of $94. The final exam order is due on November 1st. 

Please discuss exam participation with your child and email   rfreyer@whitnall.com if you would like me to cancel your child’s exam registration or have any questions. 
Fees will be posted to Infinite Campus after November 1st and due by February 1st. If your child is taking multiple exams, contact rfreyer@whitnall.com or 414-525-8524 for a payment plan.

After November 15th, there is a $40 late fee to register for the exam and a $40 cancellation fee. 
WHS Yearbook
Senior pictures should be turned in by Friday, November 1st. Step-by-step directions are provided in the following document:  2020 Yearbook: Seniors

Senior ads are on sale until Saturday, January 4th. If you are interested in purchasing an ad for your senior (1/4 page--$75, 1/2 page--$150), please follow the directions found in the 2020 Yearbook: Seniors document.
Haunted Trick or Treat / Haunted Hallways
Student Council will be hosting a Haunted Trick or Treat followed by Haunted Hallways on Wednesday, October 30th. Admission is $2 and includes a Make a Wish Bracelet. Parents chaperoning trick or treating will enter for free. All proceeds benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.

Trick or Treat will be held from 6:30-7 PM. Parent supervision is required for this portion.

Haunted Hallways will be held from 7-9 PM.
Whitnall Middle School
Anti-Bullying Shirt
WMS had a student contest and a winner was selected from over 75 entries. If anyone in our community is interested, the last day to order is Monday, October 21st. Attached is the order form.
Spirit Wear
WMS PTO is holding their fall school spirit wear sale through Ideal Logo. Orders are accepted October 18th - 27th. Use the WMS Spirit Wear 2019 link to order.
Edgerton Elementary
Coffee with the Principal
Mr. D’Acquisto will host a morning chat on Friday, November 1 from 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM in the Edgerton conference room. Join him to discuss the latest happenings at EES. This is also a great time to ask any questions you may have.
All School Open House
Our all school open house is scheduled for Tuesday, October 22, 6-7 PM. Visit 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! Proceeds will benefit the 5th grade spring camping trip. You can also pick up your spirit wear orders.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 4 - 6 PM and Friday, November 8, 12 - 4 PM. Conferences will be by appointment only. You will receive an email from your child’s teacher with instructions on how to sign up for a conference time. Also, please note that Friday, November 8 is a half-day of school for elementary students. Dismissal is at 11:20 AM. There is no YMCA program on half days.
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
Final grading and landscaping for the south field is underway now that the construction trailer has been removed.
Harvest Parade
The Harvest Parade will take place Wednesday, October 23. The WHS band will perform on Godsell Avenue at 1:45 PM, followed by our parade along neighborhood streets. Students may wear costumes; their costume should not be scary or have violent themes and no toy weapons are allowed. Following the parade, classrooms will hold harvest parties. Harvest Parade & Party Info .
School Photos
If you missed the opportunity to order your child’s school photo, there’s still time to order. Use this LINK to order.
Marcus Movie Pass
Marcus Movie Pass order forms are due to the office, along with payment, by 3 PM Tuesday, October 22. If you or someone you know enjoys movies and snacks, now is the time to buy either gift cards or discount tickets. Orders will be sent home with students on November 21.
Food Drive
Non-perishable food items are still being collected through Wednesday, October 23 for the Justin Meyer Food Drive. Local food pantries will be receiving these items. Monetary donations (checks made payable to St. Vincent de Paul) are also accepted.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held November 7 (4-6 PM) and November 8 (12-4 PM) by appointment. Please watch for an email from your child’s teacher next week inviting you to sign up for a conference time.
Falcon Market Wish List
Please consider helping us with our PBIS Wishlist. Items will be used for student incentives throughout the year. If you’d like to donate, items may be ordered from Amazon. You can also sign up for Amazon Smile and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the HCE PTO. Here’s the link to our wishlist: HCE PBIS Wishlist