Volume 3 | Issue 8 | October 5 , 2018
District News
18-19 Infinite Campus Online Verification
Parents/Guardians are required to annually verify and update the information provided to the district pertaining to family contact information, medical and health records, and other Important information.

Included in the verification are the 18-19 Media Release Agreements. All families must determine whether their student(s) will have permission to be included in any media (digital or printed media). Video and photographs taken at school are generally candid photos, yearbook photos, group classroom activities, performances, and athletic games. Student names will not be included with individual images.

Selecting 'No Media' indicates the students' image will be EXCLUDED from being published on the Whitnall website, school-related local press, social media (official WSD and other school-related social media), school activity photos and videos, classroom digital portfolios, performances, and athletic games, and school annual yearbooks.

Students whose parents/guardians have not yet complete the verification and have not given consent will be EXCLUDED from the 18-19 school yearbook. If you have not completed the Online Verification through Infinite Campus, the deadline has now been extended to October 31st. Please call the district offices if you have questions (414) 525-8526 ( Accessing Online Verification Information )
Board Agenda | October 8
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for October 8 on our Agendas & Minutes page .
Whitnall High School
WHS Dance Team Friends & Family Night
Join the Whitnall High School Dance Team Saturday, October 20 @ 6:30 PM for their Friends & Family Night. The team will be performing both of their competition routines for the upcoming competition season. There will also be performances by the Whitnall Middle School Dance Team, Whitnall Varsity Cheer Team, Franklin Varsity Dance Team, and Greenfield Varsity Dance Team. Please click the link for more information! We hope to see you there!
Miracle Minute Tonight
Each year during homecoming, the Student Council finds pride in providing support to worthwhile charity causes in our community. This year, student leaders became aware of food insecurities within our own school. Student leaders learned about a deficit in Whitnall’s Charity Lunch account and were compelled to fundraise and try to make a difference. We need your help tonight to make this fundraiser a success. Please bring cash along to the game tonight to donate what you can during the 'Miracle Minute' that will take place at halftime. Thank you for your support.
Letter Jacket Orders
Letter Jacket fittings will be October 8-10 during lunches. Online order forms will be made available after fittings.
Photo Retakes
A second chance for photos will be on October 8th. This is for students who were unable to take an ID photo in August. The retake day for those who ordered photos and would like them redone is November 7th. 
Yearbook Reminders
Senior pictures are due no later than December 1.  Click here to upload your student's senior picture.

Don't wait to purchase a senior ad, honoring your graduate in the 2018-19 yearbook. Senior ad deadline is December 1st.  Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to get started.

Books are on sale now for $60 but only until November 19th. After, the price goes up to $70.  Click here to order a 2018-19 yearbook for $60 .
Volunteers Needed
High school age volunteers are needed for the Children’s Hospital Respite program offered here at Whitnall High School on Saturday November 3 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 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
Whitnall Middle School
Meet WMS Admin
Monday October 8th from 5 PM to 6 PM, Whitnall Middle School administration is holding a 'final' meet and greet. While we are willing, wanting, and looking forward to connecting with our community after October 8th, our meetings will be designed to share specific focus areas or areas that our community would like more information on. More dates to come, but this is our last 'Meet and Greet' for this school year - looking forward to sharing our focus down the road.
Basketball and Wrestling Home Events
WMS PTO has launched a concession stand for most of our home events for basketball and wrestling! When you come to a game, stop by and support the WMS PTO!
Edgerton Elementary
Reminders from our Food Service Department
Please pay attention to your household food service account balance via Infinite Campus. Deposits to the account may be made online via Infinite Campus or by sending cash in a labeled envelope or check made payable to Whitnall Food Service to your child's school. Please allow one day processing time. As a reminder, Whitnall School District does not participate in the Federal Milk Program. The charge for milk to accompany a cold lunch from home is $.40. One milk is included with the menu meal options; additional milk will be charged at $.40.

A further reminder to those households participating in the Federal Free and Reduced School Lunch Program: Last year's approval for the free and reduced meal program expires on October 15, 2018. If you haven't already done so, please submit a new application for the current school year. Applications may be found on the District Website under the Food Service tab. Please send completed applications to Whitnall Food Service, attention Jean Rosenwald, or email to foodservice@whitnall.com. If approval for the program is not received by October 15, any charges incurred since September 4 are the responsibility of the household.
Box Top Drawing
Edgerton PTO’s first box top prize drawing is October 18th. Each box top we turn in is worth $.10 to our school. For more information about the Box Tops for Education program and a list of participating products, click here. Thanks for saving the box tops and sending them in to school. This is an easy way to support the PTO who in turn provide great educational opportunities for our students.
Special Guest Coming to EES
We are excited to welcome "motivational ninja" Joe Beckman to Edgerton Elementary on Wednesday, October 10th. For the the last 15 years, Joe has spoken in educational settings all over the world with one simple mission… to reclaim human connection. Joe will spend a half day here at EES delivering a fast paced interactive program dealing with the topics of growth mindset, bullying, and kindness. Thanks to generous grants from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Edgerton PTO for making this event possible.

Click here to watch a short video from Joe!
Coffee with the Principal
Mr. D’Acquisto invites parents and guardians to join him for coffee and discussion about current happenings at EES on Friday, October 12 from 8:45 - 10:00 AM in the Edgerton conference room. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have. We hope you can join us!
Hales Corners Elementary
Spirit Wear Sale
An HCE spirit wear sale, sponsored by the PTO, will be held Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 21. This is an online sale; look for the link in next week’s Connect.
Mail Day
Everyone loves getting mail! CLAS Mail Day, where third grade students learn all about the US Postal Service, is rapidly approaching. Our first mail date is Wednesday, October 24. Click HERE for the classroom addresses.
Supervision Reminder
Supervision before school begins at 8:20 AM on days without rain or temperatures below 0 degrees. For your child’s safety, please do not drop your students off unless you see the supervision staff in place.