Volume 5 | Issue 9 | October 9, 2020
District News
Board Agenda | October 12
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for October 12 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).
Midterm Report Cards
Midterm grade reports will be available in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal on November 13th. The midterm grade will represent the culmination of learning to this point in the school year. For details on grading and reporting systems at each level, please access WSD Grading Info - Fall 2020.
National School Lunch Week | October 12-16
Celebrate National School Lunch Week. Free movie snack giveaways every day at lunch next week at all schools district-wide!
Distance Learner Meal Pick Up | October 12-16
Health Services Updates
Click here to view health services updates from our district nurse.
Hales Corners Library
Join Ms. Megan at Family Story Time on Wednesday 10/14. See flyer for details.

Club Awesome (ages 8-11) will explore Hales Corners Park with a Fall Treasure Hunt on Thursday 10/15. See flyer for details.
Whitnall High School
Spirit Week
Spirit Week is next week at Whitnall High School. Click here for more details on the daily events and activities. The prizes and challenges are open to all high school students, both in person and distance learning. The Community Alliance Coalition, part of the Hales Corners Health Department, is hosting virtual focus groups for parents to discuss how Wisconsin’s drinking culture impacts our kids. Sessions are available next week on Wednesday October 14 at 1:00pm and 6:00pm. Participants will receive a seasonal gift box from Penzeys Spices! The focus groups are open to parents with children in all grade levels. Register for this Facebook Event, or register directly here.
Booster Club Message
Thank you to all the families who were able to support the Falcon Pride Yard Stencil and Pallet Promotion for the upcoming Spirit Week. The SkillsUSA Team and WHS Cheer Squad have kicked it into high gear in order to meet the demand of all the orders. Because of this great success, the pallets sold out yesterday. You will still be able to place a stencil order through this weekend by clicking here. Both teams are planning on upgrading the promotion next year for Homecoming by personalizing the Falcon with your students’ sport, club, team number, graduation year, etc. Lots of great ideas are being discussed.

As a reminder, the half price special on Whitnall Falcon Booster Club memberships is ongoing through the end of December. Please click here to purchase. The money you invest in membership is turned around in the form of support for student projects such as the Stencil/Pallet Initiative. 
Free FAFSA Completion Assistance
College Goal Wisconsin is offering free, virtual workshops to assist families with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

Sessions are filling up, so register A.S.A.P. for a workshop on October 21, October 28, November 4, or November 11.
Photo Retake Day
WHS Photo Retake Day will be Tuesday, October 20. (Exact times to be finalized.) This is for students who have already had their photo taken and would like a retake to purchase photos. This is also for students who have not yet had their photo taken this year. All students -- whether on-site or a distance learner -- need to have a photo taken each year for Infinite Campus, the yearbook, and an ID. (Photo Retake Day is not for students who just want a new photo for the student ID.) Photos are available to view and order within a week after photo day. Since you can view your images online, prints will not be replaced once they are ordered. If you’d like to be notified when upcoming photos are ready to view, click here. To place your order after photo day, follow these steps: 

1. Go to vipis.com
2. Type in Whitnall High School
3. Click on “School portraits”
4. Enter your student’s information

Photos will be sent to your home. If you have questions about the ordering process, email support@vipis.com.
Whitnall Middle School
Picture Retakes
WMS Picture Makeup Day will be Tuesday, October 13th.

How to order school portraits:
For safety and convenience, this year, all orders will be placed online. Images will be posted to view and order within a week after your photo day. You'll receive an email alert when images are ready to view, and all orders will be delivered to your home. To place your order after photo day, go to vipis.com. For additional options and information, email support@vipis.com.
Distance learning students who would like a retake should plan to arrive between 8-10 am or contact the office at 525-8660 to schedule a time.
Special Virtual Program
October is Bullying Prevention Month. As a special event for our WMS students, we will be having virtual presentations with guest speaker Matt Wilhelm the week of 10/26. Matt Wilhelm is a BMX Flatland rider and motivational speaker. See his website linked here for more information about him and his school programs. This will take place late in the month, so more details will be available soon.
WMS Spirit Week | October 12-16
Join us for a week of fun!

Monday - Sports Hero Day (represent your favorite athlete or team)
Tuesday - Pajama Day
Wednesday - Patriotic Class Color Day. (6th grade wears red, 7th grade wears white, 8th grade wears blue)
Thursday - Throwback Thursday (dress in a style from a previous decade... examples: 70's, 80's)
Friday - Blue & Gold Whitnall Falcon Friday
Edgerton Elementary
Spirit Week
Join us for a fun spirit week next week Oct 12th - 16th. 

Monday - Sports Hero Day 
Tuesday - Tie Dye Day
Wednesday - Class Color Day
  • K4 - White
  • K5 - Red
  • 1st - Orange
  • 2nd - Yellow
  • 3rd - Green
  • 4th - Blue
  • 5th - Black
Thursday - Pajama Day
Friday - Whitnall Spirit Day
PTO Meeting - The next PTO meeting will be held at 7PM on Thursday, October 15th in person at EES in the library and on Zoom. Please click here to join on Zoom.
Student Directory - Today is the last day to get your information included in this year's Student Directory. Click here to complete the Google Form. Details on delivery of directories will be given later this month.
Marcus Tickets & Kringle Fundraiser - It is time for our annual Marcus Tickets & Kringle Fundraiser. Stay tuned for information coming out next week.
Principal Chat
Mark your calendar to connect with Ms. Zei before the October PTO meeting on October 15th at 6:15 PM on a Google Meet: Go to meet.google.com and join with the code ChatwithMsZei
Hales Corners Elementary
Picture Makeup Day
Picture Makeup Day will be Tuesday, October 13th.
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
Spirit Week
Join in the Spirit Week fun!

Monday 10/12 - Sports Hero Day 
Tuesday 10/13 - Fancy Day - This is School Picture Makeup Day.
Wednesday 10/14 - Class Color Day
  • K4 - White
  • K5 - Red
  • 1st - Orange
  • 2nd - Yellow
  • 3rd - Green
  • 4th - Blue
  • 5th - Black
Thursday 10/15 - Pajama Day
Friday 10/16 - Show off your Whitnall pride!