Volume 2 | Issue 11 | October 27 , 2017
District News
Superintendent's Corner
As you are aware, we kicked off the week with a professional learning day focused on data. As a district staff, we reviewed our historical demographic and achievement data and then spent time looking at building and classroom data. Several of our annual district goals are related to understanding our student achievement data in order to develop strategies in our cycle of continuous improvement.

This week, I was able to get into all of our buildings to witness great relationships being built through activities such as WMS advisory and the anti-bullying presentation by former Packer, LeRoy Butler. And, as we know, the individual conversations in classrooms and hallways between adults and students. Great relationships are key to learning. 

Thank you to everyone who completed our facilities needs study. Please see information below about next steps in the process. We hope you can join us!

Fall is in the air with the weather cooling down. WHS sponsored Haunted Hallways last night, and the HCE Harvest Parade is today! Tonight is the second round of playoffs for our football team with local rival Greendale. Go Falcons!

Feel free to contact me at lolson@whitnall.com and follow me on Twitter !
Our New Website
Earlier this week, we launched our new website ! Many users found our old website to be outdated, difficult to navigate, and limiting. In creating our new website, we focused on providing a fresh look, sensible organization, and new capabilities. We encourage you to visit the website--located at the same address as before--and get a feel for it. There is a district page as well as a page for each of our schools. Staff at all buildings have been working hard to build their pages, making sure all the critical information was on the site before we launched. We will always be enhancing and adding to the site so feel free to reach out to a school if you have feedback on their page or to our communication coordinator if you have feedback on the district page. We hope you are as excited as we are!
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.
Red Ribbon Week
Whitnall is observing Red Ribbon Week (Oct 23-31), which is meant to engage children and their families in drug resistance.

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. Start talking with your child today. Consider visiting the sites below for ideas on starting the conversation:

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.
Whitnall Dance Team Fundraisers for Nationals

The Whitnall Dance Team is headed to Nationals in March of 2018! To help with the cost, the team is hosting different fundraisers throughout the month of November. Please see the list below to learn more about each fundraiser.

  • ZUMBA Fundraiser - Saturday, November 11 from 3-5pm
  • Come join the team and get some exercise during our Zumbathon! 
  • Chipotle Fundraiser- Tuesday, November 14
  • Tuesday's can be hectic! Grab some Chipotle and show the cashier this flyer!  
  • Mini Falcon Dance Clinic - Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17
  • Our first one of the year! We are revamping our clinics this year and are super excited to teach our minis! 
  • Drop n Shop - Saturday, November 25 
  • Need to get stuff done for the holidays? Drop off your child(ren) at the high school and let them join in on the fun!
  • Poinsettia Sale - ORDERS DUE MONDAY NOVEMBER 27
  • The plant of the holiday season is for sale through the dance team! Please consider purchasing your poinsettia through us this year!
Whitnall Middle School
Remember to Sign Up for Conferences

Please check In the Middle for a link to sign up for conferences!
WMS Dance

WMS holds its first dance on Friday, October 27th !
Edgerton Elementary
Coffee with the Principal
Our first coffee with Mr. D’Acquisto is scheduled for Friday, November 3 at 8:45 am in the Edgerton conference room. Please join us for discussion about current happenings at EES. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have about curriculum or other programming at Edgerton.
Box Top Drawing
The PTO’s next box top drawing is scheduled for Friday, November 3rd. One student from each grade level will win a prize bag. Box tops can be found on a large variety of your favorite products. Each box top is worth ten cents and they add up fast. Thanks for your continued support!
Cold Weather
Our Wisconsin temperatures have taken a plunge this week! Please make sure your children have appropriate outerwear to go outside for recess. 
Hales Corners Elementary
Annual Harvest Parade
HCE's annual Harvest Parade is today! The WHS Pep Band performs and, after the performance, HCE “parades” along neighboring streets. Harvest parties will follow the parade!