Volume 2 | Issue 4 | September 8 , 2017
District News
Superintendent's Corner
Yay! All of our students and staff are back, and the 2017-18 school year is fully underway! The enthusiasm of our students and staff is palpable. And we are channeling that enthusiasm into building relationships, which infinitely strengthens learning. The nurturing environment that our school district is known for was visible while walking the halls in our schools this week.

Know that we are aware of the current congestion on 116th Street around WMS and WHS. We are analyzing the traffic flow and working with the Greenfield PD to determine some options. We appreciate your continued patience and extra caution when driving in this area, specifically before and after school hours. School safety is a high concern for us, and are committed to finding a solution. 

On Monday, the school board will be reviewing a survey to be sent out to the community in a few weeks. The survey addresses facilities needs in the district. The facilities study documents that were completed this summer by Bray Architects are available on our website. If you are looking for something to do tonight, join me at the home football game!

Feel free to contact me at lolson@whitnall.com and follow me on Twitter !
Wake Up Call
A Stairway to Heroin Educational Series presentation, "Wake Up Call", is being hosted by the School District of New Berlin on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 12 and 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at New Berlin West Middle High School. Anyone is welcome to attend. Contact and registration information are included here .

Fall Assessments
Next week, students in grades K4 - 10 will begin their fall screening assessments. While the dates span multiple weeks, your individual student(s) will only be testing for one or two days during that time. The exact dates of testing for your child’s class may be obtained by contacting their classroom teacher. Students will be taking one or more of the following exams. Click the name of each test to be taken to the parent information site for that test.

Grades 1 & 2: Sept 11 - Sept 25
K5: Oct 9 - Oct 20
K4: Oct 24 - Nov 7

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP): K-5 (Math) | 2-5 (Reading) | Sept 11 - Sept 25

STAR Reading & STAR Math:   6th - 10th Grade | Sept 11 - Sept 25

Here is a great article outlining what you can do as parents to help make the testing experience a positive one for your child. If you have any questions about the fall screening process, please contact Amy Stenzel, Whitnall Data and Assessment Coordinator: astenzel@whitnall.com 414-525-8515.

Whitnall High School
School Store
Once again, Charlie B’s, the Whitnall High School store, will be in operation for the 2017-2018 school year for the convenience of both parents and students! Charlie B’s is managed and operated by Whitnall DECA students with all profits benefiting the organization and student body. We offer healthy snacks and beverages, school supplies, technology products, and spirit items at reasonable prices. The featured item for September is a bluetooth keyboard sold for only $18. The keyboard is completely compatible with the school issued iPads and makes typing and data entry much easier. The school store is located in room 201 on the east side of the high school adjacent to the business classroom. The store is open prior to school, after school, and during all lunch periods. Feel free to stop in and see what Charlie B’s has to offer!
Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad

The first Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad parent meeting is Monday 9-11-17 in the Community Board Room at 7AM!

Whitnall Middle School
Upcoming Events
September 11
Cross Country Meet - Muskego

September 13
Cross Country Meet - South Milwaukee/Oak Creek

September 14th
6PM: Meeting for 8th Grade Parents about the Washington DC Trip in the WMS Library
School Fees

Please remember to pay school fees for the year!
Edgerton Elementary
Cub Scout Informational Meeting
Cub Scout Pack 574 will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm at Edgerton Elementary. Pack 574 is sponsored by the Edgerton PTO as a member of the Boy Scouts of America. This is a great opportunity to come and ask questions. We especially encourage all K5 families to attend as this will be the chance to learn about how to get your son started in Cub Scouts. Do Your Best. Be Prepared. Come and ask questions!! Hope to see you there. If you have any further questions, please contact Anne Snieg, Pack 574 Committee Chair at eespack574@gmail.com
PTO Meeting
The Edgerton PTO will hold its first meeting of the school year on Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 pm in the Edgerton library. This is a great chance to get involved with your child’s school. The PTO is an awesome organization that sponsors many activities and events to enhance our students’ school experience. There are many opportunities to volunteer throughout the year. Please come to the meeting to learn more!
PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports)
PBIS focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior of all students. It is a proactive system approach of prevention and response to classroom and school discipline issues. Emphasis is on developing and maintaining safe environments where teachers can teach and students can learn. At Edgerton, we will have three school-wide behavioral expectations:

Be safe
Be respectful
Be responsible

This week, we had an assembly to remind students of our expectations as well as to kick off a new component of PBIS- Falcon Tickets. At Edgerton School, we want to acknowledge students for being safe, respectful, and responsible. When we see students being safe, respectful, and responsible, they could receive a blue Falcon Ticket. Once a month, students will be able to use these tickets to purchase school supplies, certificates, or a chance to win a raffle.
Hales Corners Elementary
We taught the school-wide PBIS lessons within the first days of the new year, and our kick off assembly was today! Flash, the Whitnall falcon mascot, visited our school, and we all sang and danced to this year’s PBIS song called “Try Everything!”
No Parent Parking

As of Monday, September 11, there will be no parent parking in the parking lot. Expect an email from Mrs. Komas with further details. 
PTO Meeting

The first PTO meeting of the year is Tuesday, September 19! Please consider joining the PTO and participating as a volunteer. Working together is our strength at HCE!