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534 South Elizabeth Street
Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190
Main Phone: (262)472-8100
Student Services Phone: (262)472-8110
Attendance Hotline: (262)472-8109
Principal: Mr. Doug Parker
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Photo Courtesy of Bob Mischka

Harms Nabs 200th Victory

Judy Harms, Head Coach of the girls’ basketball team, won her 200th Career game with Whitewater’s non- Conference victory over Watertown on Monday, February 1. Harms, in her 16th season as varsity coach, began her head coaching career at WHS in 2000-01. Over the past 5 seasons, WHS Girls’ Basketball has been one of the top programs in the State of Wisconsin amongst all divisions with these accomplishments:
72-6 Rock Valley Conference record (.92 winning percentage), including 4 Conference Championships in 5 years (3 straight) and a current winning streak of 39 straight RVC victories.
110-12 overall record (.90 winning percentage), including 3 WIAA Regional Championships, 1 Sectional Championship, and 1 State Championship (2014-15).
The Whippets are currently 18-1 and ranked #1 in the State in Division 3 in both the AP and WBCA polls and are part of the loaded Division 3 Janesville Craig Sectional with 5 of the top 10 state ranked teams.
Whitewater returns to action on Friday, February 12, at RVC rival McFarland (7:15pm) and has games remaining at Oregon and at East Troy to close out the regular season. WIAA Regional Tournament play begins on Tuesday, February 23.


Photos Courtesy of Tom Ganser

Players Prepare Spring Performance

The Whitewater High School Players are hard at work preparing for their upcoming production of American playwright Arthur Miller’s 1953 drama, “The Crucible,” the partially fictionalized story of the 1692-1693 witch trials conducted in the Providence of Massachusetts. Conducted by Jim McCulloch, the WHS cast includes Sarah Beckum, Mia Bentel, Gianna Creanza, Mitch Dalzin, Hiqmet Dauti, Katrina Griffin, Michael Hilliger, Betsy Hixson, Sally Kate Hixson, Jeremy Hoesly, Jimmy King, Weston Lema, Andra Matthews, Marren McCulloch, Angie McKelvery, Leif Sahyun, Gabe Schemmel, Alli Sedmak, Nicole Sedmak, Kristof Staniszewski, Caty Strait, Emma Stutzman, Lydia Wiley-Deal, and Travis Winger. Performances in the Whitewater High School Auditorium will be at 7:30 pm on February 25-27 and at 2 pm on February 28. Reserved seat tickets ($8 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and students) can be ordered now by calling 262-472-8178. “The Crucible” explores adult themes and therefore viewer discretion is advised.


Spanish Club Makes Salsa

WHS Spanish Club invited students to make their own salsa for our February meeting. The recipe, ingredients, and chips were provided. Students enjoyed their yummy snack while we discussed club business. Students are looking forward to our annual Chocolate Tasting event AND a joint celebration with French Club in March. 


O'Hara Sets Three School Records

The Whippet Gymnasts took on Division 1 combined team Burlington, Badger, Wilmot, Catholic Central, Union Grove for their last home meet of the season and came up short 118.125 to 134.175. Although the team did not pull out a win, senior Kelly O’Hara had an unbelievable meet and broke three school records during the senior night celebration. This is the 42nd year Whitewater High School has had a team, and O’Hara is now the top gymnast of all time with a new all-around score of 36.175. She surpassed previous record holder Kim Stonewerth who set the record in 2011. Along with breaking the all-around record, she broke her own floor record and achieved a new high score of 9.5. Along with this, she broke the beam record set by Stonewerth in 2011. Coach Galbrecht stated, “This is such a neat way for Kelly to end the final home meet of her career and all of the coaches couldn’t be more excited for her.”