Volume 4 | Issue 5 | September 20, 2019
District News
Budget Hearing and Annual Meeting | September 23
On Monday, September 23, we will hold our budget hearing and annual meeting starting at 6:30 PM in the Community Board Room. Check our our website page for more documents for the annual meeting.
Board Agenda | September 23
Interested in the items being considered at the next board meeting? Check out the agenda for September 23 on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
Forward Exam Results
I ndividual Student Reports for the State Forward Exam, taken at the end of the previous school year, will be coming home with your students next week. Hales Corners and Edgerton will be sending the reports home with 4th and 5th-grade students on Friday, September 27, and the Middle and High Schools will be sending the reports home on Monday, September 30 with students in grades 6,7,8,9 and 11. Please take a moment to review the   Guide to Student Individual Reports , before these dates.
Hales Corners Library
ILego Club meets in the Hunt Room (lower level) on the fourth Monday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. The first session is Monday, September 23. Click here for the flyer.
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.
Homecoming
Homecoming week is September 30 - October 5.  Attached  is a flier with the week’s events and activities, as well as more information. The parade is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 1:45 - 2:45 PM from Hales Corners Elementary up 116th Street to Whitnall High School. The homecoming dance will be held at Whitnall High School on Saturday, October 5, 7:00-10:30 PM. Tickets will go on sale September 24.
Financial Aid Night
The Free Application For Federal Aid completion is the first step students and families need to take for college financial aid. An informational session will be held at Whitnall High School October 15, 6:00 - 7:00 pm in Community Board Room. This session will help families better understand the financial planning process for college, and learn about resources to assist in completing the application. Please RSVP for this event through the following  sign up .
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.
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. 
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. 3rd 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 with additional information regarding new payment options and to view the flier 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!


There are also opportunities to volunteer during the week of the book fair. Click here to sign up.
Hales Corners Elementary
Construction Update
Fencing has been installed along Janesville Road as well as separated the new “green space field” from the bio retention pond.  
Noon Hour Supervisor Needed
Do you enjoy working with children? If so, HCE is looking for a Noon Hour Supervisor. The position is Monday through Friday from 11:30 - 1:00 PM. In addition, we are in need of substitutes for this position. Please log into WECAN at this here to create an account and apply.
PTO Busy at Work
Tailgate Tuesday is Tuesday, September 24 from 3:35-5:00 PM on the south playground. This is a drop-in event sponsored by the PTO. Hot dogs, chips, soda, water and baked goods will be available for sale. 

Spirit Wear Sales: The online store will open September 23 and will be closing on October 13th. Please see some of the new items linked here
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 .