Volume 3 | Issue 5 | September 14 , 2018
District News
According to the FDA, teen vaping has hit "epidemic proportions." Here is an article on what the FDA is saying, and here is a video that explains the phenomenon and shows how to identify a device and its use.
Annual Meeting
The district's annual meeting is on September 24 at 6:30 PM. We have created a Facebook event , and the budget hearing booklet can be found on our website.
Speech and Language Screenings
October 1-5, the speech and language pathologists from our elementary schools will be conducting speech and language screenings for all 4-year-old students enrolled or residing in the Whitnall School District. The screening will briefly assess sound production skills, as well as the understanding and expression of language skills.

If you are interested in having your child’s speech and language skills screened, please call Kelly Pluta at 414.525.8953 to set up an appointment.
Highway to Hales
On September 22, there will be a community celebration, "Highway to Hales." The bash is meant to encourage people to patronize the local businesses that have been impacted by the Highway 100 road work. It will also be a great opportunity to bring the community together. The event will feature many local organizations and businesses, including Whitnall! Our Jazz Band and Cheer Squad will be there! Click here for an article on the event. And click here for updates from the Hales Corners Chamber of Commerce.
Board Brief | September 10
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 10 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
Whitnall High School
Absence Reporting
Remember: If your child will be absent or you need to pick up your child early for an appointment, please call Mrs. Kraft at 525-8513 or use the online reporting tool   to make arrangements.   
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 .
Whitnall Middle School
Robotics at Whitnall Middle School will be launching soon. Our new Robotics advisor is Mr. Scott Gartmann, one of our 7th grade science teachers. More details will be coming soon as well as sign up, which will be shared during our daily announcements.
NYC & Washington DC
7th grade students will have the opportunity to tour New York City, while our 8th grade students have the opportunity to tour Washington DC. Both trips will be taking place the week of May 7, 2019. Our first NYC parent meeting is September 20 from 6-7 PM in room 215/217. Washington DC information will be getting out soon.
Forward Assessment Results
Students who took the Wisconsin State Forward Exam last school year in the Whitnall School District were given a copy of their results to bring home. If you have any questions, please contact the WMS office.
WMS Lunch Cookout
Friday, September 21, WMS will be doing an in-school cookout during regular lunch times. WMS will be providing a hot dog, chips, and milk. Our normal nutrition bar will also be set up inside. If your student would prefer not to have a hot dog, we will be able to provide a salad bar or please bring a cold lunch. Don't miss our THIRD FRIDAY of the year!
Edgerton Elementary
After School Programs
Mad Science will be offering a 6 week program on Fridays after school beginning on September 21st. This program is led by trained instructors and will include topics such as entomology, physics, special effects, geology, and more. For more information and the registration form, click here .  

Futura Language Professionals will also be offering a Spanish language class on Mondays after school beginning October 15th. This will be a 16 week program. Click here for more information.  

Chess Scholars will offering a class on Tuesdays after school beginning on October 23rd. Click here for more information.
Employment Opportunity
Edgerton Elementary is looking for someone to fill a noon hour supervisor position. This is a part-time position, Monday through Friday, 1.5 hours (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) per day. If you or someone you know enjoys working with children and are interested in applying, please contact Mr. D’Acquisto at 414-525-8902.
Safety Procedures
In order to enhance the well-being of students and staff, Whitnall School District has partnered with Raptor Technologies in implementing new check-in/out procedures for the 2018-2019 school year. All visitors that want to go beyond the front office must check in using the Raptor system. All first time visitors to the district since the implementation of Raptor must sign in using their driver’s license or other valid form of identification. The Raptor system does not scan the ID, it collects first name, last name, date of birth, partial ID #, and picture. First time visitors or first time users of the Raptor Visitor Management system should expect a few extra minutes to scan their ID. Student safety is our number one priority. Thank you for your cooperation in following these new procedures.
Cafe Zupas School Night
Join us at Cafe Zupas in Greenfield on Tuesday, September 18th from 5 - 9 PM  to help us raise money for the Edgerton Elementary PTO. The PTO will receive a donation worth up to 25% of your entire order. Dine-in and take-out are available. Cafe Zupas is located at 8775 W. Sura Lane, just off of Layton Ave in the new 84 South development.  
Hales Corners Elementary
Parking Lot Pick Up Reminders
We strongly urge you to stay in your car and use the double horseshoe lanes. You will be directed to Safety Sidewalk to pick up your child. Having parents walking across traffic within the parking lot is not safe. Leaving your car in the horseshoe lanes to get your child blocks the flow and is not to be done. Parking on Janesville Road just west of the driveway provides a safe walking path that doesn’t cross traffic. We’ve heard that waiting in the pick up lane is “too long.” In fact, all students have been picked up by 3:50 PM. This is a 15 minute period from the dismissal bell to completion.
The First PTO Meeting
The first PTO meeting of the year is Tuesday, September 18 at 7 PM. Prior to the meeting at 6:30 PM, you can join Mrs. Komas for a “Principal Chat.” Please consider joining the PTO and participating as a volunteer. Working together is our strength at HCE!
Noon Hour Supervisors Needed
We are looking for a permanent Noon Hour Supervisor to monitor lunch and recess on Wednesday-Friday. The hours are 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM. In addition, we are in need of substitutes for this position. Please log into WECAN at this LINK to create an account and apply.