Volume 4 | Issue 6 | September 27, 2019
District News
A Message from the Superintendent
Happy Friday, Whitnall Families!

We have almost completed our first month of school for the 2019-2020 school year! Thanks to your support, we are off to a great start. Thank you for all of your questions and input, which allow us to continue to improve how we serve our families and students.

Today, we held our first educator professional learning day for this school year. We know the importance of a positive learning environment, and we are striving to make ours both physically and psychologically safe. This morning, we viewed the Milwaukee PBS video,   Kids in Crisis. Please consider watching it as well. This video is important and timely, considering that this month is suicide prevention awareness month. Following the video, our educators reviewed related techniques and strategies for supporting our students.

We would like to thank both the City of Greenfield Police Department and the City of Greenfield Fire Department for attending today's professional learning day to share updates on school safety.

There is soon to be lots of excitement and Whitnall pride around here, with Homecoming being next week! We hope to see you at the parade, at the game, rocking some Whitnall wear, and being all in! Go Falcons!
Board Brief | September 23
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 23 meeting) has been posted. Check it out on the right sidebar of our Agendas & Minutes page.
Immunization Letter
Please read this letter on immunization from our district nurse.
Whitnall High School
Homecoming Week
Homecoming week is September 30 - October 5.  Here  is a flyer 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.
A Message from the Booster Club
We are looking for volunteers to help hand out the spirit item at the Homecoming game on Friday, October 4th, as well as to help with refreshments and coat check at the dance Saturday night, October 5th. Tell your kids not to worry - parents are not allowed in the dance, we stay in the cafeteria. This is a really fun weekend and is an easy time to get your feet wet as a volunteer and meet some great parents! Please review the available slots and consider helping out!
Financial Aid Informational Session
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 - 7 PM in the Community Board Room. This session will help families better understand the financial planning process for college, and families will learn about resources to assist in completing the application. Please RSVP for this event through the following  sign up .
ACT Prep
Whitnall High School will be hosting a ZAPS seminar on October 9th and 10th from 3:30-6:00 in Room 220. This class, which is $95, helps you prepare for the ACT. Students will learn test taking tips, take shortened practice tests, reduce anxiety, and gain confidence when taking the ACT. If your family has problems with the cost, there are two scholarships to be given out. Parents were emailed about how to sign up or see Miss Revoir in the Counseling Office.
PSAT
On October 16, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students can take the PSAT. For the underclassmen, this is great practice for their junior year. For juniors, the PSAT can qualify them for the National Merit Scholarship. There are only a couple of spots left so if interested, please contact school counselor, Nora Revoir at   nrevoir@whitnall.com .
Whitnall Middle School
Picture Retakes | October 4
Students will have the opportunity to get their picture taken or retaken from 8 - 11 AM
Homecoming Spirit Week
Monday (30th) - All school assembly in the afternoon - Pie A Teacher Day.
Tuesday (1st) - Sports Day (Wear Your Favorite Sports Team Gear)
Wednesday (2nd) - Super Hero Day (Favorite DC or Marvel Shirt or Character)
Thursday (3rd) - Twin Day (All School)
Friday (4th) - Whitnall Day (Blue House Wears Blue & Gold House Wears Gold)
WMS Students Attending Football Games
Just as a reminder for any WMS students supporting our WHS football team at our home games-- it is asked that students cheer on the team from the stands. Visit the concession stand and bathroom as needed, but please keep the common area as open as possible. The common area is not that large and both teams use the area at halftime and during the game as needed.
Washington D.C. Trip Information Meeting
October 2nd at 6 PM in the library at Whitnall Middle School will be our first Washington D.C. informational meeting for both 7th and 8th grade students. The trip is the week of May 5th - 8th of 2020. For questions, please reach out to Ms. Arcos at aarcos@whitnall.com or Sam Cusick as scusick@whitnall.com
September 30 | Last G9 Day!
On Monday, September 30, Student Advisory will be visiting Connect classes checking for any donations for the Gold In September Childhood Cancer fundraiser. The Connect class that donates the highest amount will get a pizza lunch delivered by Mr. A and Mr. Relich on Friday, October 4th! 
October is Anti-Bullying Month
Every month, Student Advisory, Student Council, and/or our Student Anti-Bullying Panel will help lead our school through a variety of events around a theme. October is anti-bullying month and our Anti-Bullying Panel will be producing events and information for students and our community. Part of this will be a parent discussion prior to our PTO meeting on October 9th. The discussion will start at 6:30 PM and our PTO meeting will begin at 7 PM in the updated science space
Edgerton Elementary
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.


Makeup Picture Day
Students who were not photographed during our back to school night will have their picture taken on Friday, October 4th. Any families wishing to have a student photo retaken should send a note to their child’s teacher. These students will have the retake on October 4th as well. If you ordered a picture package and are not satisfied with it, please return it to school on picture retake day along with a note to the teacher.


Student Directory
We are making it easier for you to give us the information you would like included in this year's student directory. Please complete and submit the form (see link below) by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH. You may provide whatever information you would like included in the directory. If you do not complete the form, your information will not be included in the directory. If you have joined the PTO, your directory is complimentary and you can pick it up at the Edgerton Open House on October 22. If you would like to join the PTO or purchase a directory, you may do so that night as well. If you have any questions, please contact the EES PTO at edgertonpto@gmail.com.


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 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! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/edgertonreads

There are also opportunities to volunteer during the week of the book fair and at the Spaghetti Dinner.

Hales Corners Elementary
October Scoop
The October edition of the PTO’s Scoop newsletter can be found here .   Please take a moment to read this informative newsletter.
Construction Update
Our newest parking lot, located on the northeast side of the building, is starting to take shape. Once completed, this parking lot will have additional parking spaces for staff only. This will open visitor parking in our current south lot.
After School Enrichment Program
After school Futura Spanish classes start October 7. There is still room on the roster to join. Take a look at this FLYER for details.
Community T-Shirts
Community t-shirts are scheduled to be tie dyed by all students on Monday, September 30. Please send children dressed in old clothing that can be stained or thrown away, as we are using a professional dye this year.
September School Report
Please take a moment to read the September 2019 School Report to the PTO. We share an update of grade level and specialist activities at each PTO meeting. Click this link to read the report.
Open Noon Hour Supervisor Position
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 AM - 1:00 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.