Volume 5 | Issue 11 | October 23, 2020
District News
Board Agenda | October 26
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for October 26 on our Agendas & Minutes page.
Learning Model Dashboard & Metrics
Our Learning Model Dashboard & Metrics can be found by visiting our Reopening Fall 2020 page. The dashboard is updated every Sunday evening. We have begun separating out the student and staff case data, which is updated twice weekly (Friday and Tuesday evenings).
Fall Conferences
Fall conference dates have been scheduled. Conferences will be held virtually by appointment. Check out the updated district calendar for dates and times.
Substitute Teachers
If you hold an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university, you can obtain a three-year short-term substitute license by completing a state-approved educator preparation program. If you are obtaining your substitute license for the first time, the district will reimburse your license cost of $125 after you substitute for the district for the first time during the 2020-2021 school year. To get started, check out these great resources:

CESA 2 offers an online, self-paced course for only $150. Learn more at https://www.cesa2.org/programs/subtraining/.
CESA 1 hosts periodic training sessions, continues to add more courses, and will meet the needs of any district. Click here to learn more details including how to register.
Once you obtain your license, complete the application process with Teachers on Call. If you have questions, please email Karen Gonzalez, Human Resources Manager, at kgonzalez@whitnall.com.
Distance Learner Meal Pick Up | October 26 - November 4
Health Services Update
Hales Corners Library
Join us on Monday 10/26 to build your very own Spooky Halloween Scenes. See flyer for details.

Ready for some spooky Halloween stories? Halloween Family Story Time is on Thursday (10/29). See flyer for details.
Whitnall High School
Parent Teacher Conferences
Save the date! Parent teacher conferences will be November 10th, 4-8 PM. This year we will host virtual conferences. A sign-up process will be shared in the monthly high school newsletter next week.
Annual Whitnall DECA Food Drive Has Gone Virtual!
In an effort to promote the health and safety of our great community, this year's Whitnall DECA Food Drive for the Hunger Task Force will be held virtually. If you live in the Whitnall School District you should have received a flyer/letter promoting our annual event. The instructions refer you to a website where you can donate money for this great cause. You can also mail or drop off your donation at Whitnall High School.

The instruction letter can be found here.

The website for donation is here.

Thank you in advance for supporting us in our efforts to help feed the hungry. Since its inception in 2004, the Whitnall DECA Food Drive has collected over 300,000 pounds of food items! The Whitnall community is clearly “All In”!
Senior Pictures & Ads
Senior pictures should be submitted by November 1. Directions to submit can be found by clicking this link. This link also contains information about purchasing senior ads. Contact whsyearbook@whitnall.com with any questions or concerns.
Whitnall Middle School
Parent Teacher Conferences
WMS conferences will be held virtually on November 19 (4-8 PM) by appointment. More information to follow shortly.
Bullying Prevention Program Next Week
WMS students will participate in a  virtual presentation with Matt Wilhelm, a professional BMX rider and motivational speaker who will touch on a variety of topics including anti-bullying. Students and teachers recorded questions last week for Matt to be included and answered in his virtual presentation. This presentation was paid for through our Act Now - Anti-Bullying Grant we received through Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. This program also provides free educational modules and resources around bullying prevention that we hope to have students engage in throughout this year.
PTO Meeting
The WMS PTO meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 11th. The meeting will be held at WMS starting at 7 PM. Prior to the meeting, from 6:30 to 7:00 PM, there will be a Principal Chat with Mr. D’Acquisto. More information, including the meeting agenda, to follow.
Edgerton Elementary
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences will be held virtually on November 12 (4:00-6:30 PM) and November 13 (12:00-3:30 PM) by appointment. You should have received  an email from your child’s teacher inviting you to sign up for a conference time. If you need assistance with the sign up, please contact your child’s teacher. Please note that Friday, November 13 is an early release day. Students attend from 8:35-11:20 AM.
Kringle and Movie Ticket Fundraisers
Please note that all orders and payment are due on Friday, October 30th, not November 2nd as was indicated on the original flyer.

Craft/Vendor Fair & Kids Holiday Shoppe
Our 7th annual Holiday Craft/Vendor Fair will take place on Saturday, November 21st from 9am - 2pm. We will also have the Kids Holiday Shoppe in the lower gym, digital pictures with Santa for only $5, raffles and more. If you are a crafter or vendor and would like to participate, please contact the EES PTO at edgertonpto@gmail.com

Keep updated with the EES PTO website or follow the EES PTO Facebook page.
Mask Sale
Support the PTO and mask up in style. EES masks are available to order through November 2nd. They will be sent home with your student during the week of November 16. Click here to order.
Hales Corners Elementary
Harvest Parade
This tradition will continue on October 30 with accommodations to help it be a safe event. Students will virtually “parade” within their classroom, then each classroom will “stream” their parade while other grades watch. Since this is a school-wide event, costumes should be selected with consideration of the student audience age range of 4-11 year olds.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences will be held VIRTUALLY November 12 (4:00-6:30 PM) and November 13 (12:00-3:30 PM) by appointment. Please watch for an email from your child’s teacher inviting you to sign up for a conference time. After the conference is set, you will receive a Google Meet invitation from your child’s teacher. Friday, November 13 is an early release day; students in K5-grade 5 will be dismissed at 11:20.​ K4 students do not have school November 13.
Community T-Shirts 2020-21
Our year long theme will be “Stronger Together.” In order to prepare, we are requesting that each student purchase a t-shirt that will be worn on special days throughout the school year. The t-shirt will have our theme printed on it and is a raglan style short sleeve t-shirt with navy sleeves and heather gray body. The cost will be $4 per student. Sign up HERE by October 30.