Volume 2 | Issue 7 | September 29 , 2017
District News
Superintendent's Corner
This week included a lot of time in the community. We are again grateful that the Greenfield Fire Department assisted when the power went out at the Homecoming Dance last Saturday. It will be a great memory for our students!

This past Monday, the district held its budget hearing and annual meeting. Sixth graders from WMS shared some of their initial work from our Makerspace, which included new nameplates for school board members. 

Last night, our football game was the Thursday Night Lights game, and we were victorious, keeping our undefeated winning streak in place. The newly made over Flash made his second public appearance and had his makeover journey shared in this week's newspaper .

During last year's parent focus meetings, parents indicated an interest in learning about topics we are discussing as educators, to learn alongside. We are starting a Parent Learning Academy, where you can learn more about topics and their implementation at Whitnall. See the information below for dates and topics for this year. Our first one is Tuesday, October 10!

Enjoy the weekend!

Feel free to contact me at lolson@whitnall.com and follow me on Twitter !
Parent Listening Sessions on Grading/Reporting
There has been a great deal of research and discussion surrounding grading and reporting, and we would like to invite parents to attend a listening session to help understand the ‘why’ behind these conversations. This will also be a time for us to collect thoughts from our parents and community, helping us form more decisions as we continue on this journey. Listening sessions will be held for each level:

Date: October 10, 2017
Location: WSD Community Board Room (entrance facing tennis courts on 116th)
6:00pm (EES & HCE)
6:30pm (WMS)
7:00pm (WHS)

Please indicate if you will attend one or more of these sessions so that we may plan our space accordingly via our GRADING QUESTIONS form ! This form also has an area to add questions so that we ensure that all questions are addressed. (You may enter your questions regardless of whether you are able to attend the session.)

If you have trouble accessing the form, please email Lynn LeRoy -  lleroy@whitnall.com .

Facilities Needs Survey Coming Soon!
On October 5, you will receive a survey centered around our facilities needs via an email from School Perceptions. Your feedback is invaluable as we move toward our referendum. Please complete the survey by October 23. Thank you in advance!

Whitnall High School
Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad

Save the Date: The next Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad is October 9th at 7:00 am in the high school office. 
Visiting Colleges
Check out our school calendar to see when visiting colleges are here! This is a great way for students to learn more about the individual colleges. Students interested should see their counselor to sign up.
Thank You, Greenfield Fire Department!

Thank you again to the Greenfield Fire Department for assisting with Homecoming! If you missed the news coverage, check it out here:

Haunted Hallways
Student council is gearing up for the annual Haunted Hallways on October 26 and is looking for donations of halloween type supplies. The event donates all proceeds to a local charity and is a fun time for all students from kindergarten through high school. Please contact Mr. Bauman and the student council for more information: abauman@whitnall.com
Whitnall Middle School
Lunch Supervisors Needed
Whitnall Middle School is hiring 2 part time lunch supervisors (10:45 am - 1:15 pm) to supervise each grade level lunch and to help in the office in between. Please see posting and apply on Wecan.
Spirit Wear Drive
WMS is having a spirit wear drive to raise funds for the WMS student activities account. Please order here!
Edgerton Elementary
Book Fair
The EES PTO book fair is scheduled for next week, October 2-6. Students will visit the book fair during their regularly scheduled library time. Thanks to the generosity of the PTO, all students will receive a voucher to select a free book!  If you are interested in volunteering at the book fair, please click on the link to sign up.

Spaghetti Dinner
The annual spaghetti dinner is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. The book fair will also be open during this time. Please click here for more information.

Hales Corners Elementary
Picture Day

Say CHEESE! Get those last minute haircuts and special outfits selected because Tuesday, October 3 is Picture Day! 

Field Day
All students will participate at our Field Day on Friday, October 6. Students will work as teams and earn points on cooperation and teamwork. Here is a link to the list of team colors . Thanks in advance to our parent volunteers.