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Every Graduate an Engaged Lifelong Learner
 
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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Pair Selected For Honors Groups

Allisan Barrett (Band) and Lydia Wiley Deal (Treble) have been selected as top students in the state of Wisconsin to perform as part of the State Honors Project. You may recognize these ladies, as they were selected in 2014 to participate in the WSMA Middle Level Honors Band and Choir. This year, these students completed an audition that included preparing a solo, scales, a prescribed etude, and sight reading. Any student entering 10th-12th grade can audition. These students will attend a Summer Camp in UW-Green Bay in June, where they will attend rehearsals and sectionals by Wisconsin's finest Music Educators. They will meet again in October for final rehearsals and their final performance on October 29th at the Overture Center. 

 

Group Travels Through Guatemala

A group of 39 WHS sophomores, juniors and seniors left for Guatemala on Sunday, March 22. They began their adventure in Antigua, Guatemala, which is known as one of the best preserved colonial cities in Central America with its cobblestone streets and volcanic backdrop. Students will use their Spanish bartering skills in the local artisan markets, visit a local coffee plantation, volunteer at a local daycare, take salsa dancing lessons, hike the Pacaya Volcano (which erupted 10 months ago) and explore the ancient Mayan pyramid ruins of Tikal. The group will spend the second half of their trip in Belize where they will visit, volunteer and play soccer with students at the Santa Elena Public Elementary School (over 2,000 students enrolled in grades 1-6), canoe through an old Mayan cave system and enjoy a traditional meal at the home of a local Mayan family. 

 

Student Group Explores France

Fourteen WHS French students spent the past year preparing for their nine-day spring break adventure in France. The adventure began with three days in Paris where they climbed to the top of Napoleon’s Arc de Triomphe for a spectacular view of the city, admired the gargoyles and flying buttresses at the Notre Dame Cathedral, and visited the world famous Louvre museum. Students also chose to visit the Catacombes on their free afternoon as well as do a little shopping on the famous Champs-Élysées. They also headed out of the city for an afternoon to visit the magnificent palace of Versailles. From Paris, students are moving on to explore the Normandy region. Here they will visit the Bayeux Tapestry, the D-Day beaches and the American Cemetery. They will spend the night in St. Malo where they will enjoy a guided walking tour of this walled city famous for the French explorer, Jacques Cartier. Students will continue their journey with a stop at the beautiful Mont Saint Michel---once a prison and a monastery.  Students have seen footage of the famous quicksand there, so they will be sure to steer clear of that!  The trip will end with an exploration of the Loire Valley, famous for its castles, and finally, a visit to the Chartres Cathedral, known for its stunning stained glass windows. The group will make their way back to Paris for the final night before departure when they will conclude the trip with a 10 pm ascent up the Eiffel Tower. 

 

Photos Courtesy of Bob Mischka

Track & Field Season Underway

The 2015 track and field season got underway Friday night at UWW Kachel Fieldhouse with the Nelson/Daniel Classic. The Whippets had some strong performances throughout the night. For the boys, Keagen Stonewerth led the way, taking first in the long jump and 2nd in the pole vault. In typical Stonewerth fashion, Keagen sealed the long jump competition on his final jump, going 20-11 to take the victory. Keagen showed some early season rust in the pole vault, with a height a little lower than what he would have liked, but it was still good enough to take 2nd place. On the girls' side, Sarah Ziolkowski ran an outstanding race for her first time on the oval this season. She ran a very smart race, letting the anxious field that took off on a frantic first lap go, knowing she had 7 laps to bring them back in. And one by one she moved herself through the field, finishing in third place. Her time was 5:29.70, a lifetime best that ranks her number 7 on the WHS all time top ten list in the event. After the race she commented on how she felt as though she had more left in the tank. That is an excellent start and hopefully a sign of good things to come. Up next for the Whippets is an indoor dual meet at UWW against Fort Atkinson on Tuesday, beginning at 4:30.