Volume 4 | Issue 4 | September 13, 2019
District News
Transportation Update
This week, our focus has been working with First Student to ensure that times are accurate in Infinite Campus under the Transportation tab. This means First Student is collecting driver times and GPS data for each route. That information will be compared to the formulas in their routing system. If corrections are needed, the data will be updated early next week. We will send a notification out to families to look in Infinite Campus for updated route times.

First Student completed ridership counts this week and we in the process of determining whether a shift of riders needs to happen on any of the routes. If this is determined to be necessary, again, families who would be affected by this change would be alerted through a message via Infinite Campus. If needed, this would more than likely be a change that would occur by the middle of next week to allow for First Student to construct the new route, alert the driver, and drive the new route.
Board Brief | September 9
Board briefs are simple summaries of our board meetings. Without having to labor through or wait for the comprehensive board minutes, you can access what changes the board approved at each of their meetings! The latest board brief (for the September 9 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
Tyler Herro
Since Whitnall graduate Tyler Herro will be back in the area with the Heat when they play the Bucks on 3/16, 100 tickets have been reserved for sale to the Whitnall community. You can go to the site below to order tickets. The first 30 tickets sold will be in a high five line at the beginning of the game as the players run out on the court!

 
Whitnall High School
Drop Off Reminder
Parents should drive through the first row of parked cars to drop off, not in the bus lane right in front of the school. This is why buses are currently having trouble getting out on time for Whitnall's younger learners. You can also drop off along the tennis courts/baseball field by the district doors. However, make sure that your student is getting out onto the sidewalk and not walking across other cars.
Booster Club Update
Buffalo Wild Wings in West Allis has invited us to be part of their Home Team Advantage (HTA) Program. Every time you stop in and pick up food or a beverage, the Booster Club will receive 10% of your total sale. Just mention that you are on Team F (Falcons) - no flyer necessary. But if you would like to see the flyer, click   here The very best part: it lasts the entire school year! So any time from today through Sunday, June 14, 2020, get your wings on and support the Booster Club at the same time!
Food Drive
Whitnall High School NHS, Student Council, and DECA are coordinating this year's WISN Food Drive challenge to benefit Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin who works with 600+ member organizations together serving nearly 400,000 people annually. Please send non-perishable food items with your students for delivery to their second hour classes. The class collecting the most food by Friday, September 20th will be served a staff-prepared breakfast.

The winning school will be announced before the big game on that Friday @ 6:30 PM. Highlights from the game will be featured on WISN 12 News @ 10pm that night.
London Trip
Juniors and seniors have the opportunity to travel to London and surrounding areas over Spring Break 2020. If you would like more information, please go   here . At that link, you can review all of the important details as well as enroll by clicking on the yellow "Register Now" button at the top of the page and using the Group ID: 28708 and last name: Burgad.
Whitnall Middle School
Pictures and Retakes | October 4
On October 4, students will be able to get their pictures taken or re-taken, if needed. Pictures will take place starting at 8 AM. Grade levels will be called down by blue or gold teams.
Activities
Chess
Mr. Brad Stibbe will be heading up an after school chess opportunity for students in grades 6-8. Chess will take place after school each Tuesday starting September 24th. If there are any questions, students should see Mr. Brad Sitbbe or send him an email.

Student Advisory & Student Anti-Bullying Groups
All students currently have access in their grade level google classrooms to sign up for student advisory and the anti-bullying groups. If there are any questions, please reach out to Mr. Antholine for the student advisory and Mr. Relich for the anti-bullying group.
September All School Event
During the next two weeks, the WMS Student Advisory working with the Student Council and our teachers will be doing a fundraiser for the G9 - Gold In September Childhood Cancer non-profit. If you would like more information, please see this link or watch this video . More information will be shared soon. If you are interested in helping, please reach out to Mr. Antholine at rantholine@whitnall.com
October All School Focus
During the month of October, WMS will be focusing on anti-bullying and continuing to work to grow a culture and community that accepts all. During the 2018-2019 school year, WMS received a grant to start programing at WMS - this is the continuation of that work. If you are interested, please reach out to Mr. Relich at rrelich@whitnall.com
Edgerton Elementary
Community Playground Build
Edgerton is ready to install the next phase of our playground equipment. Thank you to the PTO for financially supporting this effort.  We are looking for many volunteers to help install the new pieces on Saturday, September 21.   Click here for the sign up.  All community members are invited to help out, so recruit your friends and family members to join us. Lunch will be provided. Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will not be allowed on the construction site. We may be able to provide child care if we can secure an adequate number of volunteers.
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)
We are excited to kick off another year utilizing PBIS strategies in our school. With that in mind, we ask that you consider our PBIS Wishlist. Items will be used for student incentives throughout the year at “Camp Edgerton.” 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 Edgerton PTO. Here’s the link to our wishlist: EES PBIS Wishlist
After School Enrichment Programs
There are a couple of after school programs being held at Edgerton this fall. Click on the links below for more details and registration information.


All School Zoo Field Trip
We are planning an all school field trip to the zoo on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. We will need many parent chaperones to help us out that day. If you are interested in joining us, you must first complete the Volunteer Application and Consent form. Once approved, your application is valid for three years. If you do not have an approved application on file, please click here to complete the form. Please allow at least one week for processing. Please note that chaperones will be meeting us at the zoo due to limited space on the buses and are responsible for their own admission and parking fees. Permission slips will be sent home with your child today. 
K5 Girl Scouts Parent Meeting
For any K5 girls that are interested in joining the K5 Daisy Troop, there will be a parent meeting on Thursday, September 19 at 6 PM in the EES Library. 
Book Fair
This year's book fair titled "Arctic Adventure" will take place Monday September 30-Friday October 4. Hours of operation will be daily from 8-4. On Thursday Oct. 3, the hours will be 8-8 to coincide with the PTO's spaghetti dinner that evening. Please look in your child's folder in the coming weeks for additional information regarding new payment options and to view the flyer itself. New this year is that TAX will be collected on all purchases EXCEPT the $5.00 book that scholastic dollars is providing each student. Also, we are including the link for each parent to view the new payment option being offered, the eWallet. We look forward to helping your child continue their love of reading!


Hales Corners Elementary
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
During the first days of school, our students participated in PBIS learning stations to help them begin to learn school wide expectations.  Each child will bring home the PBIS Student Contract for you to review and sign. We also have information on our website for families to learn more linked HERE .
Construction Update
Please remember that our front door is now on Janesville Road. If you are dropping your child off late or picking them up before dismissal time, you must come to the office. The former Godsell Avenue main entrance is no longer available for public access.

Thank you for helping the drop off and pick up procedures move smoothly. There is one lane to pull along the entire sidewalk for drop off. The pick up procedure has two lines and is directed by a staff member. Wait for the direction to pull forward for pick up. NO PEDESTRIANS should be walking across the parking lot to the sidewalk.
After School Enrichment Programs
The flyers for after school enrichment programs are located here . Options include Mad Science, Chess Scholars, Let’s Code It, Stage Stars, and Futura Spanish.
Spirit Wear Day
Our first Spirit Wear Day will be Friday, September 20. Encourage your children to wear HCE or Whitnall spirit wear. Students can also wear blue and gold to show their school spirit!
Picture Day
Student Picture Day is Tuesday, September 24 for students that did not have their school picture taken at Back to School Night. This is the only remaining picture day. Pictures can be pre-ordered online by clicking this link .