Volume 2 | Issue 10 | October 20 , 2017
District News
Superintendent's Corner
On Tuesday, I was invited to the hear the story of an artist with autism; his mother shared his work and his talents with our fifth graders at EES. It was a very impactful experience for our students and for me. We are nearing or in the middle of post-season play for our high school fall sports, and our Whitnall teams are fairing quite well. This Saturday, our boys' soccer and girls' volleyball teams will compete in regional finals. Tonight, our football team will host the first round playoff game, an event that hasn't occurred in 20 years!

Have you completed your survey yet? The facilities needs survey will close on Monday, October 23. We need your voice in the results! Please take 10 minutes to provide your input to assist the district in making decisions related to our facilities. The survey has been provided to staff, parents, and community members to complete. More than one adult in your household? You can request an additional survey code to be sure each voice is counted. 

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Pumpkin Fest
The Hales Corners Lions Club is hosting Pumpkin Fest on Friday, October 20 from 3pm-8pm and on Saturday, October 21 from 2pm-8pm at the Hales Corners Park Pool Pavilion. Admission is free.

Carve a pre-cleaned pumpkin at no cost! All pumpkins are eligible to win the carving contest. Judging starts at 7pm on Saturday. See all the pumpkins on display and take yours home for free after judging!

Food & beverages will be available.
Whitnall Child Development Day
We are hosting the 20th annual "Whitnall Child Development Day" on Friday, November 3rd. The program combines a developmental screening of preschool children with an opportunity for parents to learn more about child and family related services in the community. All families with 3-year-olds residing in the Whitnall School District are welcome to attend. Please complete this form to register.
No School on Monday
Remember that there is no school on Monday, October 23.

Looking for something to do with your children that day? The Hales Corners Library is hosting a "U-Build-It Workshop." From 2 to 3:30 PM, build a Halloween robot out of recycled materials! Just show up! No registration required!
Whitnall High School
Purchase Reminders
Tickets are on sale now for the fall play, Almost, Maine . Shows are November 3,4,5,10,&11. Buy tickets here !

Make sure to buy your yearbook before the price increases on November 1. Yearbooks can be purchased online at https://yearbookforever.com/
Volleyball and Football Admission
Due to the WIAA playoffs, everyone will have to pay to enter the volleyball and football games. No passes or student ids will be used for admittance. Regional prices are $5 for all.
Seeking Host Family
Our Whitnall community is fortunate to have 4 exchange students from different parts of the world. We currently are in immediate need for a new host family for one of these students. This opportunity could be semester-long or even the whole school year. Our high school students are really enjoying getting to know our exchange students and learning about other cultures. This could be a great chance for a district family to do the same, whether you have high school, middle school, or elementary-age students. If you are interested or would just like more information, please contact Sara Brand, AFS Advisor at Whitnall High School ( sbrand@whitnall.com ) as soon as possible.
Haunted Hallways
“Haunted Hallways” is on Thursday, October 26th at Whitnall High School. From 6:00-7:00 PM, it is for younger elementary school students. From 7:00-8:00 PM, it is for older elementary school, middle, and high school students. A suggested donation is $2 per person, but all donations are welcome, with proceeds this year -- along with candy sales that night -- going to UNICEF to supply clean water kits for Puerto Rico, which was significantly impacted by Hurricane Maria.
Whitnall Middle School
LeRoy Butler to Visit
We are very excited to welcome LeRoy Butler, former Green Bay Packer, to the middle school on Thursday, October 26th! LeRoy will be working with our students to identify and prevent bullying in our learning community. Some students are even turning in the falcon feathers they have earned to be part of a welcoming committee! We would like to thank Anthem Blue Cross for sponsoring this learning opportunity.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on November 14th and 16th from 3:30pm - 6:00pm. Please check In the Middle this week to reserve time slots with your child's teachers.
Edgerton Elementary
Open House
Edgerton’s all school open house is scheduled for Thursday, October 26th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and see what they’ve been working on these first several weeks of school. Also, stop by the main gym for the annual cupcake sale! Proceeds will go towards the fifth grade spring camping trip.
Grade 4 Field Study at Grant Park
The fourth grade students visited Grant Park this week as part of their Earth Systems science studies. The students walked the Seven Bridges Trail, making observations and taking notes about the erosion and weathering they saw along the stream channel. After walking the trail, the students arrived at the beach and Lake Michigan. It was a great learning experience for our fourth grade scientists!
Special Guest Artist
On Tuesday, fifth grade learners at Edgerton were visited by Nick Bursh, an artist with autism spectrum disorder. The learners admired his work as his mother, Laura, talked about Nick's autism and artistry. The students asked great questions and thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. Thanks to Mrs. Weeks for organizing this special learning opportunity!
Hales Corners Elementary
Annual Harvest Parade
Our annual Harvest Parade is on Friday, October 27! The WHS Pep Band will perform for us at 1:30 PM. After the performance, we “parade” along neighboring streets. Students may wear costumes that are not too scary / do not have violent themes. No toy weapons are permitted. Harvest parties will follow the parade.
Mail Delivery
Our first Mail Delivery day is Wednesday, October 25. Mrs. Schnoor’s third graders will be the Postal Workers. Please have all letters or cards in the mailbox by 9AM so they can be sorted and delivered. Parents, grandparents, and friends are welcome to drop their letters (no packages please) at the reception window.