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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. ... Read More >>

  • 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.... Read More >>

  • 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. ... Read More >>

  • 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. ... Read More >>

  • Twenty-Seven Musicians Qualify for State Solo & Ensemble
  • Congratulations to the 61 WHS Band and Choir Students who participated in 70 events at District Solo/Ensemble in Jefferson on Saturday, March 14th. Twenty-seven students earned a *1 rating which qualifies them for State Solo/Ensemble in April. Students qualifying for State are: Allisan Barrett, Nathan Barrett, Lydia Wiley Deal, Hannah Tuinstra, Travis Winger, Yvanna Strait, Caty Strait, Allison Sedmak, Wentao Guo, Josh Pelayo, Ben Zaballos, Michelle Gantz, Connor Dalzin, Mitchell Dalzin, Gianna Creanza, Kaitlyn Eisner, Emma Stutzman, Hannah Hitchcock, Roland Luckett, Faith Steinert, Caleigh Judd, Bashkim Veliu, Heather Ceranske, Miriam Navejas, Jimmy King, Elliott McCulloch, and Devin Samaranayake.... Read More >>

  • Group Prepares to Leave for Guatemala
  • GRACIAS you to the WUSD staff and local families for the generous donations that were made for our students to take to Guatemala and Belize. Two suitcases filled with school supplies, games, toys and other items will be delivered by Spanish students traveling over Spring Break to an after-school shelter for children of single parents in Guatemala and to Santa Elena Public School, the largest public school in Belize housing over 2000 students grades k-6. ... Read More >>

  • Jazz Band Celebrates Music in our Schools Month
  • In honor of Music in our Schools Month, the Jazz Band greeted students and staff as they entered the building on more than one occasion this week. The band performed just inside the auditorium entrance to the building.... Read More >>

  • Porras Exhibiting in RVC Traveling Art Show
  • The RVC Traveling Art Show 2015 has arrived at Whitewater High School. Representing our school with her excellent acrylic painting is Daniela Porras. Each year high school art teachers from across the Rock Valley Conference choose examples of the artistic talent happening in their schools.... Read More >>

  • Students Set To Depart for France
  • A group of Whitewater High School French students will be starting their adventure in France later this week. You can follow their trip on their blog at Read More >>

  • Pair Named to All-State Team
  • The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) unanimously selected Sarah Schumacher to the Division 3 All-State Team. Sarah was one of ten players selected from around the state by a panel of coaches. Myriama Smith-Traore was one of eight players earning Honorable Mention. For the full story, visit Read More >>

  • Swimmers to Compete at Nationals
  • Swimmers Benny Liang and Jon Zimdars will be heading to Orlando this week to compete as NCSA Nationals as part of the J-Hawk Swim Team. They start competition on Wednesday morning. Benny will compete in the 50, 100, and 200 Breast and the 50 Fly. Jon will compete in the 50, 100, and 200 Fly and the 50 Breast. You can watch the racing online at Good luck, gentlemen!... Read More >>

  • Girls Complete Perfect Season with State Title
  • Congratulations to the undefeated Whippet Girls’ Basketball Team on their State Championship! The Whippets defeated Xavier 49-43 on Saturday afternoon to claim the gold ball. They celebrated with their fans upon returning to Whitewater Saturday evening with a fire truck parade through the city and a short pep rally at school. This is the 19th team state title for Whippet athletics, but it is the first for the basketball program. Thanks for taking us on an amazing ride, ladies! Go, Whippets!... Read More >>

  • Girls Earn Trip to State Finals
  • The Whippets defeated Kettle Moraine Lutheran, 47-30, today in the State Semi-Finals. Rebekah Schumacher was the leading WHS scorer with 14, followed by Sarah Schumacher with 12. Sarah had a double-double with a team leading 14 rebounds to go with her 14 points. Myriama Smith-Traore collected 13 rebounds. WHS (27-0) will play Xavier (24-4) for the Division 3 Championship on Saturday, following the Division 4 and 5 championship games.... Read More >>

  • Juniors Selected for Badger Girls
  • Holly Hough, Sarah Ziolkowski, Sally Kate Hixson, and Emma Stutzman have been selected by the faculty at Whitewater High School to attend Badger Girls State at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh this year. Delegates are chosen for their outstanding qualities of leadership, good moral character, cooperativeness, dependability, participation in extra-curricular activities, interest in government & citizenship, and scholastic rating. A special thank you is extended to the American Legion, Breakfast Kiwanis, Rotary Club, and to an autonomous WHS teacher for sponsoring the girls.... Read More >>

  • Mathematicians Celebrate Pi Day
  • Ninety students ordered Pi Day shirts in celebration of 3/14/15. Pi is a mathematical constant with the first 10 digits being 3.141592653. 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 (am and pm) will be a unique date and time for mathematicians everywhere. Not all students could make the photo, but a group gathered to show off their mathematical pride.... Read More >>

  • Wrestlers Presented Individual Awards
  • The wrestling team held its awards banquet on Tuesday evening, and a number of individual awards were presented. Team Leader Awards were presented to John Saylor and Tommy DuVal. Jimmy DuVal was named the Outstanding Freshman, Thomas McManaway was named Most Improved JV, and Jimmy DuVal was named Most Valuable JV. John Saylor earned the award for the most takedowns (102 on season), and Daniel Soto received the award for the most pins (25 on the season). Max Reid and Irving Sedano were named Most Improved Varsity. A “Family Award” is presented to the wrestler who believes in the team mission that we are a family and is all in; this went to Tommy Cushman. Thomas McManaway was named the Scholar Athlete, maintaining a 3.848 Cum GPA. James Ehlen earned the title of Most Valuable Wrestler for the third year in a row. Seniors were also presented with plaques.... Read More >>

  • Math Team Claims RVC Title
  • Congratulations to the math teams on their finishes at last night’s RVC Math Meet. Varsity won first place in conference, and the JV team took second. The Varsity scored 195 points finishing over second place Evansville who had 149. JV finished with 244 points behind first place Evansville who scored 249. For varsity individuals, Wentao Guo placed first, Leif Sahyun came in third, Michael Blija came in fourth, and Chamath Gunawardena placed eighth. On JV, Gabe Taveira earned first, James Dedrick placed second, and Tyler Niemuth finished ninth.... Read More >>

  • O'Hara Competes at State
  • Whitewater's Kelly O'Hara finished out her season at the Wisconsin State Gymnastics Meet Saturday with one of her best meets all season. She started the day off on beam not having a perfect routine, but was able to pull through for an average score. Next she went to floor which is the event she was voted as 2nd Team All State for this season and notably her best. She hit and scored a 9.233 for a 10th place finish. She rocked her vault and was able to pull out an 8.917 for 15th place. She finished on bars with her cleanest routine this year and scored an 8.633 (which had she qualified for this event, would have put her in the sixth spot and on the podium). Kelly was only qualified for vault, floor, and the all-around competition so could only place on these events. She placed 12th overall in the all-around with a 34.667. Kelly was recently voted 1st Team All-Conference along with all of her other achievements.... Read More >>

  • Girls Headed to State
  • The girls’ basketball team defeated Dodgeville, 57-54, on Saturday afternoon to claim the Sectional Title and advance to the state tournament in Green Bay. The girls will take on Kettle Moraine Lutheran at 9:05 am on Friday, March 13. The second Division 3 semi-final will follow our game featuring Hayward against Xavier.... Read More >>

  • Zimdars Named Swimmer of the Year
  • Jonathon Zimdars was voted Southern Lakes Conference Swimmer/Athlete of the Year. He is the first Whitewater High School boys’ swimmer to earn this award. The award was earned based on Jon's performances at the SLC Conference meet this season. Jon was a Conference Champion in two individual events (the 200 IM and the 100 Fly), and he was also part of two Conference Championship winning relays (the 200 Medley Relay and the 400 Free Relay). His individual swims also earned him All-Conference First Team Honors in both events. Jon plans on attending Kenyon College, where he will major in Biology and swim on the Kenyon Swim Team.... Read More >>

  • Girls Advance To Sectional Final
  • The girls defeated Brodhead, 60-43, on Thursday, March 5, to remain undefeated and advance to the sectional final in Middleton on Saturday at 1:00 where they will play Dodgeville. Myriama Smith-Traore scored 22 points, Kailey Reynolds and Rebekah Schumacher each added 10, and Sarah Schumacher had 9.... Read More >>

  • Intro to Business Goes Global
  • Students in Intro to Business are currently learning about conducting business around the globe.  Each student researched a multinational company (MNC) including the date the company was founded, the products/services offered, the location of the headquarters, and additional world-wide locations. Students marked the location of their MNCs on a world map posted in the classroom. Ali Ketterhagen discovered that America is not the only country that runs on Dunkin'. So does Oman! With over 3,100 stores in 30 countries outside of the U.S., Dunkin' Donuts has been serving customers internationally for over 40 years. ... Read More >>

  • Schumacher Reaches 1000
  • The State’s #1 ranked Division 3 Whitewater High School Girls’ Basketball Team clinched the Regional Title on Saturday night by defeating #3 ranked Lakeside Lutheran in a packed gym, 69-61. It was an incredible battle all night long, and the Whippets prevailed as they have done all season long with their team play. During the game, Sarah Schumacher reached an historic individual milestone in scoring 13 points, giving her 1002 total career points. Sarah is now only the 3rd player in Whitewater High School history to reach the 1000 career point plateau behind Brooke Trewyn and Kristi Pease. Because it was a WIAA Regional Game when the milestone was reached and to not take away from the Team celebration after the game, the focus remained on the Whippets’ hard fought victory over the talented Lakeside Lutheran opponent. Coach Judy Harms stated afterwards that, “Sarah especially is not about individual stats, so it’s totally ironic but fitting that this would be a time an individual milestone was overshadowed by the biggest win of the year thus far.” Sarah is pictured with the game ball from the Regional Final victory with her parents Dave and Brenda Schumacher and Coach Judy Harms.... Read More >>

  • Girls Claim Regional Title
  • The Whippets pulled through in the showdown between two undefeated, state-ranked teams, defeating Lakeside Lutheran 69-61 on Saturday night. Lakeside jumped out with the hot hand 22-15, but the Whippets rallied back to take the lead by 3 going into the half. Kailey Reynolds stepped up big in the scoring column with 20 points, scoring 11 in the 4th quarter, including 3 threes. Three other players reached double figures on the way to grabbing the Regional Title. Rebekah Schumacher had 16, Myriama Smith-Traore added 14, and Sarah Schumacher scored 13. Melani Martinez hit two clutch free throws with under a minute to play. The Whippets will take on Brodhead Thursday evening, at 7:00, at Fort Atkinson High School.... Read More >>

  • Pair Attends Global Youth Summit
  • Senior Zachary Popke and Junior Sarah Ziolkowski attended The Wisconsin Global Youth Summit at UW Madison on Saturday, February 28. They and over 160 other students from all over Wisconsin discussed global citizenry as well as learned about culture through language and dance. In another session, teachers Kate Kolak and Greg Stewart met with other teachers and discussed Wisconsin Global Scholar competencies and how to offer global educational opportunities to all students in order that they earn a Global Scholar endorsement upon graduation.... Read More >>

  • O'Hara Headed to State Gymnastics
  • The Whitewater Gymnastics Team competed at Sectionals Saturday afternoon, and Kelly O'Hara qualified individually for the Wisconsin State Tournament which will be taking place next Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids. The top five individuals in each event qualify for state. Kelly placed 4th on vault with an 8.65 and took home the sectional floor title scoring a 9.325. Kelly also placed 4th in the all-around competition with a 34.7 so will be competing on every event at state. The team had a good meet and ended the season with a score of 116.625.... Read More >>

  • Spanish IV Students Compete in Cook Off
  • Spanish IV students were given a chance to design their own unit and include any activity they wanted. The one activity they overwhelmingly wanted was to have a cook off. On Thursday, in groups they made homemade salsa and fresh tortilla and plantain chips. Staff members volunteered to judge and declare the winning salsa in each class.... Read More >>

  • Students Donate Hats to Children's Hospital
  • During the fall and winter months, a group of Whitewater High School students joined the after-school club, “The Stitching Nook” with Mrs. Sara Baysinger where they learned the basic stitches of crocheting. Eventually, they mastered a pattern for making newborn and preemie hats. Students volunteered many hours and in total, made over 90 hats. They have decided to donate these hats to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Pictured left to right are Lizzie Hall, Krystal Leon, Abby King, Mia Bentel, Maggie Hough, and Mrs. Sara Baysinger. Missing from the picture are Faith Steinert, Carlie Gard, Maddie Gregoire, Nancy Espana, Sarah Ziolkowski, and Sarah Schiltz. A very special thank you also goes to Mrs. Dianne Dunham.... Read More >>

  • Three Discuss Public Education
  • The Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Program on February 21 featured three Whitewater High School students commenting on Whitewater Public Education from their perspective. Students Wentao Guo, Emma Stutzman, and Troy Marinkovic joined League Secretary and moderator Anita Loch. Each student gave their background in academic and co-curricular activities, and all noted the good experiences they have had in many areas within the high school. ... Read More >>

  • Students Prepare for ACT
  • On a cold Saturday, starting at 7am, 55 Whitewater High School students spent their morning taking a practice ACT test. The practice test is a retired, formerly used, real ACT. The practice test is given under much of the same circumstances and rules as a true ACT. Given the importance of standardized testing for college admission, course placement, and- perhaps most importantly- scholarship dollars; this was a valuable practice session. These students left the practice session with four content area sub-scores (English, Math, Reading, and Science) and a composite score.... Read More >>

  • Anat & Phys Students Test Vitruvius' Theory
  • Students in Anatomy and Physiology took advantage of Friday’s 80 minute class periods to test a theory postulated by Vitruvius, an ancient Roman engineer. According to Vitruvius’ theory, the distance from fingertip to fingertip (arm span) should be equal to the distance from head to heel (height). Our data did not support this hypothesis, but why? Ask an Anatomy and Physiology student!... Read More >>

  • Two Qualify for State Wrestling
  • The Whippets qualified two wrestlers for state at the Sectional tournament held on Saturday at Milwaukee Lutheran High School. James Ehlen (160#) and Irving Sedano (120#) will wrestle at the State Tournament next weekend. James made his way to the finals after wrestling two very strong competitors but came up short in the finals. He did not have to wrestle to hold his 2nd place finish. Irving had a tough first round match but was able to get a wrestle back and pinned his opponent in the 2nd period. The 3rd place match was 0-0 with Irving on top. With about a minute left he ran a perfect armbar and pinned his opponent, punching his ticket to the Kohl Center. Max Reid came up just short. He lost his first match but did get a wrestle back where he won 9-6. In the 3rd place match he lost 8-5 but wrestled well. John Saylor won his first match of the day 17-7 but then fell in the semi-finals. He then lost in the wrestle backs ending his season at 26-8. John finished the year with 102 takedowns, even having been sidelined with an injury for a period of time. Jameson Hutchins ran into a first round guy who dominated the whole day. He then lost in a wrestle-back to the guy who ended up taking 3rd place, so both his losses were to guys going to state. Please congratulate these guys for a great job on Saturday.... Read More >>

  • Swimmers Crowned State Champs in Two Events
  • Both the 200 Medley Relay and Benny Liang in the 100 Breast topped their competition at the State Swim Meet on Friday night. When Wentao Guo, Benny Liang, Jon Zimdars, and Jason Shelbourn went up for the start of the 200 Medley Relay they had one goal, and that was to have the race of their lives, and they did. They walked away State Champions in the event and swam to the 5th fastest DII time in history. Benny Liang is Whitewater’s first individual State Champion with his win in the 100 Breaststroke. Jon Zimdars finished 3rd in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 100 Fly. Benny Liang was 5th in 100 Free, and Jason Shelbourn was 10th in the 100 Back. Our 400 Free Relay swum by Jon Zimdars, Wentao Guo, Jason Shelbourn, and Benny Liang took fourth. Whitewater ended the meet tied for sixth place with Grafton, which is the highest finish in Whippet Swimming history. New school records were set in every event contested! ... Read More >>

  • Undefeated Girls Claim Conference Championship
  • Whippet Girls’ Basketball finished the regular season 22-0, defeating East Troy on Thursday night, 61-32, on Senior Night, to complete the undefeated season and secure their second straight conference championship.  The girls came out on fire producing a 29 point first quarter to seal the deal. Nine Whippets scored points in the game. They will take on the winner of East Troy vs. Lake Mills next Friday night for the first round in WIAA play.... Read More >>

  • Spring Play Opens February 26
  • It’s time to escape the last days of Wisconsin winter by taking in the Whitewater High School Players production of “Play On!” Feb. 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitewater High School Auditorium. Reserved seat tickets ($8 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and students) are on sale now at the box office near the entrance to the auditorium.  Tickets can also be reserved by calling (262) 472-8178. ”Play On!” is Rick Abbott’s sidesplitting comedy about a community theater group trying desperately to put on a play despite the maddening interference from the author who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful show, Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal and Act III is the actual performance in which anything that can go wrong does. Even the sound effects reap their share of laughter. Under the direction of Jim McCulloch, the cast of ten includes Gianna Creanza, Connor Dalzin, Mitchell Dalzin, Michael Hilliger, Sally Kate Hixson, Jeremy Hoesly, Marren McCulloch, Allison Sedmak, Emma Stutzman and Travis Winger.... Read More >>

  • Exploratory Tech Students Test Their Accuracy Using 3D Printing
  • The Exploratory Tech classes used the 3D printer to test the accuracy of measurements taken of an actual part. Every student made a 3D model of a part using the measurements the class took, and then instructor Mr. Cody Watson printed a slice of that model to compare to the actual block.... Read More >>

  • Girls Closing in on Undefeated Regular Season
  • The Whippets are one game away from securing an undefeated regular season schedule. The Whitewater Girls’ Basketball Team notched a victory over the visiting Delavan-Darien Comets, on Monday night, 66-26. Three players reached double figures, while many others contributed in the point column. Sarah Schumacher posted 13, and Kailey Reynolds and Keely Fiedler connected for 10 each. Coach Harms stated, “It was nice to see some of our bench players contribute, which will pick up our overall confidence, with one game remaining.” The Whippets will take on East Troy at home this Thursday in the final regular season game before beginning tournament play on February 27.... Read More >>

  • Five Wrestlers Qualify for Sectionals
  • The Whippet wrestling team had 5 individuals place in the top two of their respective weight class and earn a trip to the next level of the state tournament series, the sectional tournament, which will take place Saturday, at Milwaukee Lutheran. The five qualifiers included Jameson Hutchins, Irving Sedano, John Saylor, Max Reid, and James Ehlen. All five of these gentlemen took 2nd place. All but Max lost in the finals. Coming in 3rd and unfortunately losing their true second wrestle-back were Jimmy Cushman and Daniel Soto. Daniel had the toughest weight class in the region. There were 5 guys in it and all 5 were either ranked or honorable mention in state. Daniel finished the season 36-8 with 25 pins, 1 pin shy of tying Nick Romani's season pin record. Please wish all the wrestlers congratulations on a fine season for those who are done and good luck to our 5 sectional qualifiers. ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Members Visit Hearthstone
  • Members of the FBLA Chapter recently visited the residents at Hearthstone. It has been FBLA's tradition to complete this service project around Valentine's Day. Members socialize with the residents, play BINGO, distribute prizes, and provide cookies. Members look forward to this annual event!... Read More >>

  • Swimmers Qualify 7 Events for State
  • Whitewater High School has qualified five individual events and two relays for the WIAA Division II State Swim Meet to be held at the UW Madison Natatorium, February 20, at 6:30pm. Qualifying for individual events were Jason Shelbourn in the 100 Back, Jon Zimdars in the 200 IM and 100 Fly, and Benny Liang in the 100 Free and 100 Breast. The 200 Medley and 400 Free Relays all swum by Wentao Guo, Benny Liang, Jon Zimdars, and Jason Shelbourn also qualified. The Whippets set four new school records at the Sectional meet as well. The 200 Medley Relay started the meet off taking 2nd place setting a new school record of 1:40.10. Jon Zimdars then won the 200 I.M. with a new school time of 2:01.63. Jason Shelbourn took 2nd in the 100 Back with a new school record of 56.38. Benny Liang was 3rd in the 100 Breast setting a new school record of 1:02.92. The team finished 4th out of 11 teams which is the best finish in school history. ... Read More >>

  • Soccer Working Toward Fundraising Goal
  • Whitewater High School Soccer, the Whitewater Community Foundation and Jeff Behrens, WHS athletic director, are pleased to announce that the program has raised 20% of its $30,000 fundraising campaign for the high school’s soccer complex in honor of the program’s twentieth anniversary.  The focus of the fundraising campaign will be to support the construction of a multi-purpose equipment storage, concessions and press box building as well as other soccer facility improvements such as an outdoor team classroom that will benefit the district’s student-athletes for years to come.  Perspective donors will have the opportunity to purchase one of three commemorative tiles. The fundraising goal of $30,000 is hoped to be achieved by March 31, 2015. Visit, to select and create a custom, engraved tile.  ... Read More >>

  • Gymnasts Win First Dual
  • The Whitewater Gymnastics Team had their first dual meet win of the season Thursday night against Elkhorn (116.275, 111.325). It was a packed house as it was parents' night and this made for an extra positive atmosphere which pushed the Whippets to compete at their best. Kelly O'Hara took first in Vault (9.1), Bars (8.675), Floor (8.875), and All Around (34.15) and tied for 2nd on Beam (7.5). Olivia Mikulski finished 3rd on Vault (8.1) and Bars (6.6). Katrina Griffin, Caitlyn Zimdars, and Callista Hoxie competed for the first time in their gymnastics careers and did an excellent job. "We still have a few things that we need to clean up, but we should be looking to have an awesome conference meet next Friday at Waterford," stated Coach Galbrecht. ... Read More >>

  • Whippets Defeat Edgerton
  • The Whippet Boys’ Basketball Team squeezed by Edgerton, 56-54, on Thursday night. Whitewater was leading by 11 at the end of the first quarter and by 7 at the half. With 4 minutes left in the game the Whippet lead was down to 4. With 9 seconds left, Brodie Runez sank a free throw to increase the lead to 2. Edgerton's shot at the buzzer was blocked, and another exciting game came to a close. The Whippets (6-7 in conference) sank 9 three-pointers compared to 4 for the Crimson Tide (5-8 in conference). There are only 4 more games in the regular season schedule, with the next one at home against Evansville on Tuesday, February 17. Tip-off will be at 7:15. Josh Nast led all scorers with 17 points, and Peter McCrea added 10 points.... Read More >>

  • Guo Named National Merit Finalist
  • Congratulations to Wentao Guo for being named Whitewater High School's 14th ever National Merit Finalist! Wentao is one of 15,000 finalists nationwide and will hopefully become one of 8,000 Merit Scholarship Winners in March.... Read More >>

  • Swimmers Claim 6 SLC Titles
  • The boys’ swim team traveled to UW-Platteville Saturday to compete in the SLC Conference Championship Swim Meet, where they finished in 3rd place, winning six of the eleven events. This is the highest Conference Championship finish ever for Whippet Swimming. Individual and Relay SLC Conference champions for Whitewater were as follows: Jon Zimdars 200 I.M. and 100 Fly; Jason Shelbourn 100 Backstroke; Benny Liang 100 Breast; and the 400 Free and 200 Medley Relays both swum by Jon Zimdars, Wentao Guo, Jason Shelbourn, and Benny Liang. Placing 2nd in their events and taking home silver medals were Jason Shelbourn 50 Free, Benny Liang 100 Free, and Wentao Guo 100 Back. Placing 3rd in the 200 I.M. and taking home a bronze medal was Wentao Guo. Placing 4th in the 200 I.M. and medaling was Seth Bols. Seth also placed 8th in the 100 Breaststroke. Placing 7th was our 200 Free Relay swum by Seth Bols, Karlo Martinovic, Ricardo Cid, and Andrew Gildner. ... Read More >>

  • Ehlen, Saylor RVC Champs
  • Saturday the wrestlers traveled to East Troy for the RVC wrestling tournament and ended the day with two champions. John Saylor had a dominating 16-1 championship win over his opponent from Big Foot, and James Ehlen captured the title that has eluded him the last two years he has been in the finals of the RVC meet. He wrestled a great match ending it with a 3rd period pin against a state place winner from last season. Coming in 3rd place and finishing the day 4-1 were Irving Sedano and Daniel Soto. Daniel also broke the school record for the fastest pin in a match, pinning his opponent in 7 seconds, a record that has stood since the 1975 season. The team travels to East Troy again this Saturday for Regionals where the top two in each weight class will advance.... Read More >>

  • Eight Qualify for State FBLA
  • On Saturday, February 7, over twenty FBLA members competed at the Regional Leadership Conference at Chilton High School. In addition, Sally Kate Hixson and Emma Stutzman hosted FBLA 101. Members placing in the top three in their events qualify to compete at the State Conference in April in LaCrosse. State qualifiers include Justine Mischka (Future Business Leader), Caleigh Judd (Business Communications), Andi Markham (Business Communications), Maggie Hough & Casey Skindingsrude (Digital Design & Promotion), Keira Kuhnke (Desktop Publishing), Jonathan Caldwell (Securities & Investments), and Hayden Popke (Spreadsheet Applications).... Read More >>

  • Guo Candidate for Presidential Scholar
  • Wentao Guo has been named one of more than 3,900 candidates in the 2015 US Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from US high schools in 2015. Wentao is one of 53 selected from the state of Wisconsin. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in community and school activities. A distinguished panel of educators will review student submissions and select 560 finalists in early April. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group appointed by the President, will make final selections including at least one young man and one young woman from each state. Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC, for several days in June. ... Read More >>

  • Singers Part of RVC Honors Ensemble
  • Eleven WHS Choir students participated in the Rock Valley Conference Honors Choir on Thursday, January 29th. They performed at Big Foot Union High School in Walworth under the direction of Dick Severing. The concert featured the songs "Heilig"-Mendelssohn, "Dirait-on"-Lauridsen, "Set Me As a Seal"-Clausen, and the rousing "Children, Go Where I Send Thee"-arr. Caldwell and Ivory. Students participating were Allisan Barrett, Sarah Beckum, Abbie Childs, Hiqmet Dauti, Kaitlyn Eisner, Sonya Faltinson, Tyler Marinkovic, Corina Schramm, Caty Strait, Remi VanDaele, and Lydia Wiley Deal.... Read More >>

  • Girls Extend Streak to 17
  • Whitewater Girls’ Basketball extended their winning streak to 17 with a 60-32 win over Jefferson Friday evening. Myriama Smith led all scorers with 19, Sarah Schumacher added 18, and Rebekah Schumacher contributed 13. The Whippets took advantage of their height, dominating in the paint the majority of the game. Coach Judy Harms stated, “We need to do a better job taking care of the ball, and cleaning up some sloppiness on both ends. Overall I really liked our intensity and ability to overcome some roughness that the game presented.  Jefferson did an excellent job breaking our press, something we need to continue to improve on as we start gearing up for post-season tournament play.” The Whippets will be back in action at home this Thursday to take on Edgerton.... Read More >>

  • Student Teachers Join Staff
  • Whitewater High School is pleased to welcome four student teachers for second semester. Michael Ploch will be working with Amy Houwers in Special Education. Dean Bartel and Alex Schuh are working in the Math Department with Laurel Ruud and John Houwers respectively. During fourth quarter, Morgan Dahlke will join Nicole Grosinske in Physical Education and Health.... Read More >>

  • Swim Team Ends Home Season on High Note
  • Tuesday night, January 27, the Boys’ Swim Team swam its last dual meet at home winning the meet and finishing the season with the best Conference win-loss record (4-2) in the history of the program. Jon Zimdars set a new school record in the 200 free with a time of 1:48.44, breaking his old record of 1:50.09.... Read More >>

  • Students Assist with Book Drive
  • National Honor Society members Ben Zaballos, Isabelle Zahn, Cheyenne Minton, and Sydney Hackney participated in the Whitewater Literacy Book Drive Project on Saturday, January 24. Members delivered empty bags to numerous homes in the Whitewater Community to be filled with books for children. Bags filled with donated books will be picked up on Saturday, January 31, and used to support a program called, "1000 Books Before Kindergarten."  Please consider donating books at Commercial Bank or First Citizens State Bank anytime.... Read More >>

  • FFA Sponsors Ski Trip to Cascade
  • Nearly 40 FFA members, families, and friends traveled to Cascade Mountain ski hill Friday night, January 23rd, for a special ski outing.  Many students had the opportunity to try skiing for the first time and most are eager to go back. The $20 cost included a lesson for any inexperienced skiers. The temperature was perfect, and the skiing conditions were great.... Read More >>

  • Students Participate in Honors Band
  • On Monday, January 26, nine of Whitewater High School Bands’ finest students participated in the Rock Valley Conference Honors Band. Students traveled to Edgerton High School and spent the day working under the direction of Dave Hanke, retired band director of 40 years. Pieces performed included Semper Fi- John Philip Sousa, Choreography-Robert Sheldon, Hadrian's Wall- Robert W. Smith, Ammerland-Jacob de Haan, and Glenn Miller in Concert- arr. Paul Murtha. Student participants included Ben Zaballos, Roland Luckett, Mitch Lema, Nathan Barrett, Heather Ceranske, Jimmy King, Allisan Barrett, Abby King, and Jordan Heller.... Read More >>

  • Gymnasts Prepare to Face Top D1 School
  • The Whippet Gymnasts came up short Tuesday night against Jefferson scoring 113.925 to their 119.15.Despite the loss, the team still had a number of outstanding performances. Olivia Mikulski took 2nd on vault and 3rd on bars. Julia Nelson took 3rd on both beam and floor, while Kelly O’Hara finished 1st on bars and floor and 2nd overall. The JV team pulled out a win scoring 81.25 to Jefferson’s 45.75. Other highlights included a no fall beam routine from Sage Babcock and an outstanding floor performance by Ireland Marinaro. Both of these girls really stepped up and delivered when the team needed it.  The Whippets will take on the #1 ranked D1 school Burlington, Badger, Wilmot, Catholic Central, Union Grove at Burlington next Tuesday.... Read More >>

  • Pepapalooza Draws 120 Participants
  • On Thursday, January 22, fifth through twelfth grade students got together for the 3rd Annual Pepapalooza- District Wide Pep Band. Over 120 students performed pep band favorites during pregame and halftime of the girls’ basketball game vs Palmyra- Eagle.... Read More >>

  • Grosinske Named Head Football Coach
  • It is with great excitement that Whitewater High School announces the hiring of Tom Grosinske as the new Head Football Coach for the Whippets.  Coach Grosinske is currently in his eighth year as principal of Washington Elementary School in the Whitewater Unified School District.  Previous to his work as an administrator, he was the varsity/JV offensive coordinator for the football program at Westosha Central High School.   Grosinske is in his seventh year serving as president of the Whitewater Youth Football League (WYFL), while having coached youth football at numerous levels during that time. He attended Whitewater High School before moving on and playing football for the UW-Whitewater Warhawks (1991-1994). Coach Grosinske is excited to host a Whippet Football information meeting for 8th-11th grade athletes and parents on Sunday, February 8th, beginning at 6:00 PM in the WHS auditorium.... Read More >>

  • Wrestlers Crown Five Champions
  • It was a good weekend for the wrestlers as they had five champions, one runner-up, one third place finisher, and five fourth place finishers, in a 9 team tournament on Saturday, January 24, in Monroe. Tommy Cushman started the day off with a commanding 15-1 victory and Tommy DuVal ended the day with a pin in the finals. Whitewater led throughout the day although Darlington made it interesting the last round coming within three, but a string of three champions in a row locked it up for Whitewater. Winning gold were Irving Sedano, John Saylor, Max Reid, James Ehlen, and Tommy DuVal. James Ehlen also reached a milestone with his semifinal pin as he reached the 100 win mark. James is the 8th Whitewater Wrestler to reach this feat.... Read More >>

  • Practice ACT Test Session Offered
  • WHS is offering a practice ACT on Saturday, February 21st. The practice test will be a full test including writing. It will be administered just like the actual ACT. We use a retired ACT test for this practice. Students will get scores for English, Math, Science, and Reading before they leave. The Writing portion will be scored and delivered at a later date. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors can sign up for the practice test in Student Services. There is no fee. ... Read More >>

  • Winning Streak is New Program Record
  • The Whippet girls held visiting Brodhead to just 7 points in the second half on Monday night as they reach a 14 game winning streak, the longest in the history of the program. Coach Judy Harms stated, “It was a very physical game, but I'm really proud of how the girls played tonight. I love the ‘team’ mentality, in that everyone is contributing in some fashion, and that makes us a very dangerous team to go up against. Tonight some of our bench players especially stepped up, and that was exactly what we've been looking for out of this team.  When a player, Keely Fiedler, can come off the bench and score 12 points, and Whitney Treder's scrappiness sparks us at the heat of the moment, that brings true depth to our team.  We have been consistently balanced, and just need to continue down that same road each game.” Sarah Schumacher led the way with 16, Myriama Smith-Traore added 13, Keely had 12, and Melanie Martinez scored 10. The girls also hit 80% of their free throws in the second half, an area they need to shine should a game come down to the wire. The Whippets will take a day off, with this being exam week, before returning to practice. The Palymra Panthers will travel to Whitewater for a Thursday game in another cross-over Rock Valley game.... Read More >>

  • Free Help Offered with FAFSA
  • There’s free help available to get money for college! College Goal Wisconsin will host 35 events at 30 different locations across the state on February 7, 14, 21, 25, and 28, 2015, to help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is the application students need to fill out to get grants and loans to pay for college. The help is FREE and starts at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 7, 14, 21, and 28th and 6:00 pm on Wednesday, February 25th – so find a location near you and a list of what to bring at Read More >>

  • NHS Hosts Power Study Night
  • The National Honor Society hosted an event called Power Study Night for students at Whitewater High School on Wednesday, January 14. Students who worked hard until 7 pm were treated to a pizza party for their dedication to academic excellence. ... Read More >>

  • Ceranske Selected for Leadership Seminar
  • Whitewater High School is proud to announce that Heather Ceranske has been selected to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar for high school sophomores at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in June 2015. Heather was selected for her positive leadership qualities, thoughtful personality, and citizenship. Congratulations, Heather!... Read More >>

  • Girls Continue Winning Streak
  • The visiting Whippets extended their winning streak to 12 after defeating Clinton 73-40 in a Rock Valley Conference crossover game. Four players led Whitewater with Rebekah Schumacher leading the pack with an impressive 18 point performance. Myriama Smith-Traore had 12, Kailey Reynolds, 11, and Sarah Schumacher 10.  Coach Judy Harms stated, “I was very happy with our first quarter surge of 29 points, which included baskets from 7 different players. We continue to produce balanced stats, which is key to sustaining our success.” The Whippets will travel to East Troy this Friday before hosting Brodhead Monday in a make-up game.... Read More >>

  • New NHS Members Inducted
  • The 58th Annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony took place on Wednesday evening, December 3, 2014, at 7:00 pm, in the Whitewater High School Auditorium. Thirty-three new juniors and seniors were selected for membership by the faculty based on outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, and service to school and community. To remain a member of the Minneiska Chapter, a student must continue to exhibit outstanding leadership, character, scholarship, and service in addition to maintaining a 3.25 cumulative grade point average while in high school.... Read More >>

  • Students of the Month Honored
  • The Whitewater Optimist Club sponsors many events and activities for students in our school district. One of those activities is Optimist Club Student of the Month. Four very deserving students have been nominated by our high school staff and selected as the Students of the Month this fall and winter. In October, Daniela Porras and Travis Winger were selected. Carmen Wyatt and Tommy Duval were selected as December Students of the Month. Thank you to the Optimist Club for honoring our students for their respective efforts and contributions to our school community. ... Read More >>

  • Swim Team Honors Seniors
  • The seniors on the WHS Swim Team were recognized and honored at the dual swim meet between WHS and Elkhorn on Tuesday night. They are Kit Zoesch-Laumann, Jon Zimdars, Jason Shelbourn, Wentao Guo, Forrest Spear, Ricardo Cid, and Karlo Martinovic. Missing at this meet and not in the picture is Alfredo Gomez. Jon Zimdars broke 3 school records in the meet: the 200 IM, the 500 free, and the 100 free (49.38) leading off the 400 free relay.... Read More >>

  • Computer Science Students Practice Recursion
  • AP Computer Science students began their study of recursion today by making copies of themselves to solve a factorial problem. The students solved the problem by giving each “copy” a simpler problem to solve until they reached the stopping condition. Then they passed the answers to the simpler problems back up the line to compile the answer to the original problem.... Read More >>

  • Girls Move to 10-0
  • The Whippet girls grabbed an impressive non-conference win against Stoughton on Friday, January 2. Whitewater answered the mid-season test through a true team attack.  The Schumacher sisters were especially a strong force, too tough for the Vikings to handle. Rebekah Schumacher stepped up in the first half scoring 11 of her 14 points before Sarah Schumacher took over in the second half scoring 19 of her 21 for the game high. Kailey Reynolds followed with 11, while Melanie Martinez added 9. Having almost four players in double figures makes a strong mark.  We took advantage of our quickness, limited turnovers, and played tough all-around. The Whippets will travel to Westosha this Monday in another non-conference match-up before the second half season run in Conference play. The girls are now 10-0 and have moved up to third place in the state AP poll this week.... Read More >>

  • NHS Teams with Local Company
  • The Whitewater High School National Honor Society and Michels Pipeline Construction Company purchased gifts for families in need for the holiday season this year. ... Read More >>

  • AP English Lit Hosts Alum as Guest Speaker
  • WHS grad Chad Koch spoke with Mrs. Kuske's AP English Lit students on Friday, December 19.  Chad, who earned his master's degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University after graduating from Whitewater High School in 1998, now holds the position of editor-in-chief of Fourteen Hills and has had five pieces of writing published.... Read More >>

  • Spanish V Students Create Yoga Poses
  • Spanish V students practiced using plural commands by creating yoga poses based on animals. Each student selected an animal, designed moves to explain how to form the pose. Here students are demonstrating La Foca, the seal, pose designed by Yatziri Reyes and Mireyda Palomec.... Read More >>

  • FBLA Coordinates Giving Tree Project
  • FBLA members recently coordinated their annual Giving Tree project.  After collecting spare change during first hour classes, over $900 was collected to support two local families for the holidays.  Congratulations to the top three classes:  Ms. Teal, Mr. Stewart, and Ms. Houwers.  Thank you to students and staff for your generosity during this project!  Pictured are Travis Winger, Maggie Hough, Landon Walker, Trinaty Crowe, Charlotte (community representative), and Emma Stutzman.... Read More >>

  • Boys' Basketball Rolls Over Big Foot
  • The Whippet boys notched their second basketball win of the season when they beat Big Foot on Thursday night, 66-39. The leading scorer for Whitewater was Tyler Hill with 14, followed by Brodie Runez with 12. The Whippets' conference record is now even at 2-2. Their next game is a non-conference match against Badger at home on January 2. Photos courtesy of Peter Mischka.... Read More >>

  • Physics Students Construct Rube Goldberg Machines
  • Physics students display their engineering skill in their build of a Rube Goldberg machine that will ring a receptionist's bell twice. They are hoping to hear the sweet sound of success!... Read More >>

  • WHS Players Nominated for 6 Tommy Awards
  • Congratulations to the cast, crew, and band of “The Drowsy Chaperone” on their recent Tommy Award nominations including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Lead Performers (Jeremy Hoesly, Remi VanDaele, Josh Pelayo), Outstanding Supporting Performers (Mitch Dalzin, Gianna Creanza), Outstanding Direction (Jim McCulloch), and Outstanding Set Design (Steve Smith). Named for local Broadway star Tom Wopat, the Tommy Awards encourage, recognize, and honor excellence in high school musical theater. Educators, industry professionals, and theater experts review productions at more than 60 high schools, provide valuable feedback and advice, and honor schools and individuals’ achievements with category-based awards. Schools and individuals receive awards at a ceremony held at Overture Center in June, and two outstanding performers advance to The National High School Musical Theatre Awards competition in New York City.... Read More >>

  • Octagon Assists with Toys for Kids
  • Members of the WHS Octagon Club helped purchase and wrap gifts for the Toys for Kids program on December 15, 2014.... Read More >>

  • Girls' Basketball Stretches Winning Streak to Seven
  • The Whippet Girls’ Basketball Team stretched their winning streak to 7 with a 65-44 victory over Big Foot on Thursday night. Rebekah Schumacher led the team with 19, while Sarah Schumacher and Kailey Reynolds finished with 13 each. "I was happy our girls came out with a higher intensity level tonight, something we need to continue to maintain throughout the season," stated Coach Harms. Big Foot was a quick, scrappy young team, but the Whippets were too much for them to handle. The girls will be back playing at home on Tuesday against Evansville. ... Read More >>

  • Middle School to Raffle Stained Glass
  • The Whitewater Middle School is raffling off a piece of stained glass in hopes to raise enough money to purchase materials to complete their stained glass window project.  The piece was created by Douglas Hansen of Personal Creations and his son Bradley Hansen, a 7th grader at Whitewater Middle School. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and can be purchased at Whitewater Middle School. The drawing will be held on January 5. The Whitewater Middle School would like to publicly thank Personal Creations for their generous donation. ... Read More >>

  • Jazz Band Receives Grant
  • The WHS Jazz Band received a grant from Madison Jazz Society this past month. This is the 3rd year in a row that the Whitewater High School Jazz Band has been selected as a recipient for this grant. With the grant money, Band Director Abi Pulvermacher purchased Real Books, which have over 200 jazz standards and allow for student led combos and practice. ... Read More >>

  • Swimmers Finish Strong at Conference Relays
  • The Whippet Boys’ Swim Team tied for 2nd place at the Conference Relay Championships Thursday night, December 4 - the team's highest finish in school history. Leading the way was the foursome of Wentao Guo, Benny Liang, Jon Zimdars, and Jason Shelbourn, who won 4 relays and set conference relay records in all of them (200 medley, 1000 crescendo, 400 back, and 400 free).  The backstroke relay record was 23 years old. The foursome of Jack Downs, Kit Zoesch-Laumann, AJ Gildner, and Seth Bols were the team's other medal winners, as they placed 3rd in the 500 crescendo relay (50-100-150-200). Benny Liang and Jon Zimdars both broke school records this week. Jon Zimdars set a new school record in the 200 free, smashing his own time from last year by 3 seconds (1:50.74).  Then, at conference relays, Benny Liang led off the 400 free relay in a school record time of 49.42.... Read More >>

  • Boys' Basketball Opens Conference Season
  • The Whitewater Boys’ Basketball Team lost their conference opener against Jefferson on Thursday night, December 4, 53-51. The Whippets led throughout the second half, but Jefferson made a shot with just 18 seconds left. Whitewater was hot from beyond the arc with 9 made three-pointers. Sam Fuller led the Whippets with 13 points, including 3 three-pointers. Freshman Bryce Parrish scored 12 points. On Tuesday, December 9, the Whippets will host Edgerton with the tip-off scheduled for 7:15 pm.... Read More >>

  • Student Council Members Deliver Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Student Council delivered a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings to a family in Whitewater during the holiday weekend.... Read More >>

  • Peer Mentors Work with Younger Students
  • Peer mentors work with kindergarten through 8th grade students in the Whitewater Unified School District, helping them to improve both academic and social skills. For more information, contact Mary Geraghty, WUSD social worker.... Read More >>

  • Swimmers Host Alumni Meet
  • The Whippet boys’ swim team hosted their 2nd annual Alumni meet on Saturday, November 29. Lots of fun was had by all.  It was fun to see our alumni compete against the current team and be very creative in doing so.  The alumni are allowed to split up events and do whatever they need to do to race (sometimes, that meant putting on fins). Pictured are the alumni that participated including Ethan Mikos (2013), Brody Fiedler (2011), Josh Mesner (2013), Steve Gildner (2011), and Zach Buchholz (2004). Zach Buchholz had a nice sized cheering section, too. This was a fun start to the boys’ season, and several of the current Whippets got to experience their very first swim meet. ... Read More >>

  • Stutzman and Hixson Selected to Lead FBLA
  • From a pool of strong applicants, four (4) Region VI FBLA members were selected to serve on the new Regional Executive Council. Emma Stutzman and Sally Kate Hixson, Whitewater High School FBLA members, were selected to serve on this unique council. They will have an opportunity to learn first-hand how to lead one of the strongest regions in Wisconsin, while increasing communication between the members and state leadership team. Pictured are Emma Stutzman, Austin Dawson, Region VI Vice President, and Sally Kate Hixson.... Read More >>

  • Biology Students Pilot Cell Game
  • On Thursday and Friday, November 20 and 21, Biology students piloted a game developed by Molecular Cell Biology students of Dr. Kris Curran at UW-Whitewater. Dr. Curran and her students played the game with the high school students, teaching them how a cell can acquire mutations over time, and that if certain genes are damaged, cancer could result.... Read More >>

  • Spanish Club Gathers for Celebration
  • Spanish Club met to celebrate the anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution after school on Monday, November 24. They enjoyed tamales, tortillas and chiclet's.... Read More >>

  • Programmers Place Second at MSOE
  • Sixteen current and former AP Computer Science students competed at the Milwaukee School of Engineering Opportunity Conference on Friday, November 21. The competition was their largest ever with 37 teams competing from 11 high schools in southeast Wisconsin and Illinois. Students worked for 2.5 hours in teams of four to create solutions for 9 programming problems of varying difficulty. Problems were worth either 10, 20, or 40 points. Incorrect solutions submitted to the judges were penalized three points, but teams could then resubmit a different solution for partial credit. No team solved all 9 problems correctly. The Whitewater team of Gabe Heller, Wentao Guo, Chamath Gunawardena, and Leif Sahyun solved seven problems correctly and placed second overall. The Whitewater team of Mitch Dalzin, Devin Samaranayake, Zach Brantmeier, and Nick Kuzoff solved five of the problems correctly and finished tied for fifth overall.... Read More >>

  • Sallmann Selected as Outstanding Citizen
  • The faculty at Whitewater High School has chosen Hannah Sallmann as the outstanding citizen in the class of 2015. Hannah was selected for her dependability, service, leadership, academic achievement and patriotism. She will be honored by the Fort Atkinson DAR with award winners from other school districts at a luncheon in April. Congratulations, Hannah!... Read More >>

  • Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
  • Flanked by their parents, Kailey Reynolds and Sarah Schumacher sign their Division 2 Letters of Intent on Wednesday, November 19. Sarah will attend Quincy University in Illinois on a full-ride scholarship to play basketball. Kailey will attend Winona State University in Minnesota on a partial scholarship to run track.... Read More >>

  • Freshmen Perform with Honors Band
  • Last Saturday, November 15, Allisan Barrett (Horn), Jacob Zuehlke (Trumpet), and Lydia Wiley Deal (Flute) participated in the Sun Prairie Honors Band. These students were invited based off an audition completed in mid-October. This particular honors band was for 9th grade students in the surrounding Madison area. Students rehearsed and performed an evening concert under the direction of Scott Temple, Director of Bands at UW-Madison.... Read More >>

  • Recycling Club Cleans Up Whitewater
  • WHS Recycling Club (RC) members spent time Saturday morning, November 15, helping Mother Nature by collecting recyclable materials from Whitewater roadsides. RC Members urge everyone to, “Go Green, or Get Off My Planet!”... Read More >>

  • Student Council Delivers to Food Pantry
  • On Halloween, Whitewater High School students braved the cold and rain to trick-or treat for canned goods to donate to the Whitewater Food Pantry. On Monday, November 17, Student Council members Sarah Schiltz and Sally Kate Hixson delivered the food to the food pantry just in time for the holidays. The girls also received a small behind the scenes tour and information on how the food pantry operates.... Read More >>

  • Fall Musical Opens Thursday
  • Take in a hot performance of the Whitewater High School Players production of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” November 20-22, at 7:30 pm, in the WHS Auditorium. “The Drowsy Chaperone” is a silly, stylized parody of American musical comedies of the 1920s, completely original and not based on a movie or book. The play is filled with hummable tunes like “Toledo Surprise” that will be stuck in your head as you walk – or maybe dance – out the door. To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as "Man in Chair" drops the needle on his favorite LP — the 1928 musical comedy “The Drowsy Chaperone” – and the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorus girl, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs. Reserved seat tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students and are on sale now at the WHS Box Office or by calling 262-472-8178 to reserve your seats.... Read More >>

  • Engineering Students Design Carts
  • One of the recent projects in the Project Lead the Way Principles of Engineering Class was for students to make Hydrogen Fuel Cell powered carts.... Read More >>

  • FBLA Members Attending Fall Conference
  • FBLA members are currently attending the National Fall Leadership Conference in Minneapolis. In addition to attending the conference, members are touring Target Field (home of the Minnesota Twins) and QBP (Quality Bike Products). Members also had the opportunity to hear a presentation by the marketing and customer relations representative of the Mall of America.  Of course, the experience did include some shopping time at the mall. ... Read More >>

  • Swimmers Place at State
  • Congratulations to Sara Foucault and Sydney Zimdars on a great finish to the 2014 season at the State Swim Meet on Friday night, November 14. Sara was able to finish in 7th place in the 200 Individual Medley with a time of 2:13.65, moving up 2 places from her seed going into the meet. Sara tried a new event at State this year, switching from the 500 Freestyle to the 100 Butterfly and finished in 10th place overall, with a time of 1:01.43.  Sara finishes her career as a Whippet with 14 state swims. Sydney trained super hard this year and earned her first individual swim at the State Meet in the 500 Freestyle.  Sydney swam an outstanding race and went a lifetime best time of 5:21.73, placing her 13th overall! Sydney moved up 2 spots from where she was seeded and dropped an additional 2+ seconds off her time. ... Read More >>

  • Art Students Design Iron Tiles
  • UW-Whitewater Art professor Teresa Lind and two of her sculpture students came to our Related Arts and Design Class to teach WHS art students about creating molds into which molten iron is poured to form iron tiles. A community iron pour was held at UW-W Center of the Arts on November 8. There, iron scrap was heated to a liquid state in a furnace and poured into various molds including those made by WHS students. In the photographs, students are shown carving the molds and holding the finished tiles.... Read More >>

  • Biology Students Conduct Photosynthesis Lab
  • Students in Ms. Kerri Kachel's Biology class are recording the number of oxygen bubbles given off by Elodea plants during a Photosynthesis Lab.... Read More >>

  • UWW PBL Members Visit FBLA Meeting
  • Recently several UW-Whitewater PBL (collegiate level of FBLA) members spoke to the members of Whitewater's FBLA chapter. They shared information about the organization, encouraged membership, and suggested participation in partnership projects. Sabrina Hookstead, Jacob Mischka, and Teegan Robers, all Whitewater High School graduates, participated in the presentation.... Read More >>

  • Football Players Receive Awards
  • Multiple football players were recognized with awards at the team banquet including Joe Bullis, Angry Dog Award; Tommy DuVal, Outstanding Leadership Award; Peter McCrea, Offensive Lineman Award; John Saylor, Offensive Player Award; Juan Tovar, Defensive Player Award; Alex Parker, Manager; Daniel Soto, Defensive Lineman Award; Jordan Peterson, Most Valuable Player; Tyler Sheffield, Whippet Award; Jimmy DuVal, and Underclassman Award. Not pictured are William Barron, Most Improved Award; Adrian Casillas, Scout Award; and Henri Kinson, Iron Man Award.... Read More >>

  • Foucault and Zimdars to Swim at State
  • The Whippets finished 5th at the Girls’ Swim Sectionals and will send Sara Foucault and Sydney Zimdars to the State Meet this Friday, November 14, at 6:30 pm. The girls each had at least one best time with a total of 18 out of 21 best times. Sara posted her season best time of 2:14.69 in the 200 IM, which put her in 3rd place. She continued some strong swimming with her 100 Butterfly, finishing in a tie for second place, breaking the school record with a 1:01.05 (just 0.14 seconds off the first place finisher).  Sydney Zimdars placed 4th with a lifetime best time in the 500 Freestyle. She posted a 5:24.04 putting her 3rd all-time on our Top 10 list.... Read More >>

  • Kindness Matters
  • The National Honor Society sponsored a new program called Kindness Matters during lunch periods October 27 - 31.  Students were reminded of the negative impact of bullying, hurtful comments and the importance of treating everyone with kindness and respect.  Students were encouraged to write positive messages on marker boards for an educational Facebook Campaign to end hurtful teasing and bullying behaviors.  Gift certificates from Jimmy John's were awarded to Keely Fiedler, Hannah Hitchcock, Mia Bentel, Evangelina Klawitter, Maggie Hough and Jamie Milliam for creating the top three slogans based on creativity and impact.  National Honor Society members are hoping that students at Whitewater High School will remember to be a little more generous to their friends, more patient with their family and nicer to their teachers everyday - because kindness matters.  To see all of the photos from the Kindness Matters campaign, visit the Whitewater High School Facebook page.... Read More >>

  • Musicians Perform in Madison
  • Nathan Barrett and Anatoly Parker performed on Thursday, October 30, in the WSMA High School State Honors Band and Orchestra. Both students had an opportunity to perform with the top students from throughout the state. Congrats to both these students!... Read More >>

  • Foucault Claims Conference Title
  • Congratulations to the Whippet Swim Team on a great Conference meet on Saturday, November 1. The Whippets were able to medal in 6 races, with one being Sara Foucault winning the Conference title in the 200 Individual Medley.  Sara was also able to finish 3rd in the 100 Butterfly.  Sydney Zimdars finished 5th in the 200 Freestyle and 3rd in the 500 Freestyle, and Grace Fanshaw earned medals with her 6th place finish in the 200 Individual Medley and a 4th place finish in the 500 Freestyle.  They will look to go even faster next weekend at Sectionals at Cudahy at 12:30 pm. ... Read More >>

  • Whippets Run at State
  • Under sunny, but very cool skies, the duo of Sarah Ziolkowski and Andrea Sandoval ran with immense Whippet pride at the 122nd annual WIAA State Cross Country Meet. After waiting out an extra hour due to a frost delay, the girls finally got to spike up at 3:10 PM.  Sarah and Andrea both ran very strong races that were on par with their best times of the season. Sarah finished in 29th place out of 152 runners with a time of 19:57. Sarah looked poised in her second appearance in the meet and salvaged her season very well after having a tough illness that consumed her mid-season. She is driven to come back stronger next year.  Andrea enjoyed her first experience at the Ridges by finishing in 66th place overall in a time of 20:34.  It can be a very loud and intimidating experience for some, but she was able to put a strong race together despite all the distractions.  I am extremely proud of both these girls as they represented Whitewater well. They complete their junior season having led their team with 1st (Andrea) and 2nd (Sarah) team all-conference awards, a runner-up finish at conference (to a McFarland girls team that won the 2nd place trophy at state - 8 points from the gold variety), and many medals. A number of their teammates came up to support them as they ran Whippet strong. Please congratulate these two on their special season!... Read More >>

  • FFA Assists at Lakeview
  • On September 29th, FFA members cooperated with Lakeview Elementary School to provide animals and activities for youth of all ages. Activities included a wheel barrow challenge, getting to know animals, and sitting on a tractor.  The event was fun for all, and the rain held off just long enough. Pictured are members of the FFA and Lakeview Elementary school families. ... Read More >>

  • JV Swimmers Wrap Up Season
  • On October 28, the JV Swim Team concluded their season at the Elkhorn JV Invite. The girls went 33 best times out of 39 swims! Earning medals for the Whippets were: 7th place - 200 Medley Relay - Michelle Gantz, Claire Treutel, Aide Mendoza and Mati Tinazi-Martini; 8th place - 200 Freestyle - Maritza Xochipa; 8th place - 200 Individual Medley - Yvanna Strait; 5th place - 400 Freestyle - Michelle Gantz; 5th place - 200 Freestyle Relay - Abagail Hernandez, Michelle Gantz, Abby Ramirez and Mati Tinazi-Martini; 8th place - 100 Backstroke - Abby Ramirez; 6th place - 100 Breaststroke - Yvanna Strait; and 8th place - 400 Freestyle Relay - Yvanna Strait, Claire Treutel, Maritza Xochipa and Caty Strait.... Read More >>

  • Culvers and FFA Team to Promote Agriculture
  • Culvers invited FFA members to join with them to promote agriculture on one evening this fall.  FFA members hosted a farm petting area for youth of all ages.  Members also delivered customer orders in the store and through the drive up.  Culvers donated a portion of their proceeds that evening to help support our local FFA chapter. Pictured are FFA members Anna Lucht, David Hiebert and Matt Lucht getting ready to take out orders, as well as members of the Frie and Heim families at the event.... Read More >>

  • WSMA Honors Groups to Perform
  • Multiple WHS music students were selected for Wisconsin honors ensembles that will perform this week. Anatoly Parker and Nathan Barrett will be performing Thursday, October 30, in the WSMA Honors Band & Orchestra concert at 4:30pm in Overture Hall. Josh Pelayo and Yvanna Strait will be performing Thursday, October 30, with the Mixed Honors Choir at 8:00 pm in Overture Hall. Allisan Barrett and Lydia Wiley Deal will be performing in the Middle Level Honors Concerts Saturday, November 1, at 1:00 pm at the Marriot Madison West. Allisan will be performing with the band, while Lydia will be performing with the choir.  These students completed a successful audition last winter and attended a week long summer camp to prepare for this performance. Good Luck at your performances!... Read More >>

  • Octagon Members Assist at Lakeview
  • On Friday, October 24, the Octagon Club went to Lakeview Elementary to help out with the Fall Fest activities. They led games, served food, and even dressed up along with the students. The night went excellent, and a great time was had by all. For participation in these fun activities and projects, join Octagon Club. We're always accepting new members.... Read More >>

  • Spanish V Students Experience a Tertuliar
  • Spanish V students experienced their first "tertuliar" on Friday, October 24. It is common for students in Spain to gather in cafes to discuss current events, politics, movies or literature over coffee and snacks. This month's topic was current events. Students read several news articles in Spanish and discussed their opinions about them while enjoying authentic cuisine.... Read More >>

  • FFA Members Attend World Dairy Expo
  • On September 30th, over 40 FFA members attended the World Dairy Expo in Madison.  Students competed in dairy products, dairy cattle, and forage competitions along with one student competing in showmanship.  The other students attended two leadership workshops where they learned how to use their own personality styles and become more effective members of teams. ... Read More >>

  • Whippets Qualify Two for State
  • The Lady Whippets will be represented again at the WIAA State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 1st, at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids.  To earn a spot at state, the top two teams from the Sectional meet and the top five individuals in the race not on those teams make it through. Sarah Ziolkowski and Andrea Sandoval ran phenomenal races and punched their tickets to state.  Sarah looked like the runner of old pressing her way to a third place overall finish to make her second trip to state.  Andrea makes her first appearance at the state meet by finishing in 6th overall, the final individual spot. The team faired very well in the event with Freshman Allisan Barrett finishing in 9th place overall. The team placed 4th overall out of 14 teams, which was a very strong showing.  Sarah and Andrea will compete in the Division 2 race at 2:10.... Read More >>

  • S.A.D.D. Welcomes New Members
  • S.A.D.D., Students Against Destructive Decisions, will be having its first meeting of the school year on November 4th. The club encourages students to avoid destructive decisions including drugs, drunk driving, and bullying. At the November 4th meeting we will discuss fundraisers, events, and possible donations that would help out WHS and our community. S.A.D.D. invites new and previous members to attend and is open to any ideas students may share! ... Read More >>

  • FFA Members Attend FIRE Conference
  • FFA members Caitlin Mau, Eve Klawitter, Sage Babcock, Matt Lucht, Tyler Lippens, and Jakob Gmur attended the FIRE (Foundations in Reaching Excellence) conference on October 18th at UW-Madison. While at the conference members learned about the "basics" of FFA plus how to become leaders of the future. All members said the conference was fun and very worthwhile.... Read More >>

  • Classes Work With Kettle Moraine Land Trust Project
  • On October 9th, students from Mr. Paul Majors and Ms. Petra Vande Zande's classes joined with members of the Kettle Moraine Land Trust, DNR, and other organizations to remove invasive species, evaluate water quality and collect seeds at the Bluff Creek State Natural Area. All students enjoyed the opportunity to learn from and alongside local environmental specialists. Partners for the event included We Energies Foundation, The Coburn Company, Rock River Coaltion, Wisconsin DNR, and the Whitewater School District. ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Engages in Elements for Success Series
  • FBLA members recently attended the second presentation in the Elements for Success series at the Whitewater Innovation Center.  Students had the opportunity to listen to Aaron Jagdfeld, President and CEO, of Generac.  Aaron is a UW-W accounting graduate and was named by Forbes as one of the 20 most powerful CEOs 40 years of age or younger.  Aaron shared with the audience his journey at Generac.  Generac now employees more than 3,000 people--mostly in the company's six facilities in Wisconsin, including its largest plant here in Whitewater.... Read More >>

  • Volleyball Team Advances
  • The volleyball team upset Delavan in the Regionals on Tuesday night! They will play at Big Foot on Thursday at 7:00pm. Come cheer them on to victory! ... Read More >>

  • Whippets Host Conference CC Meet
  • The Whippet Cross Country Team hosted the Conference Meet at UW-Whitewater on Thursday, October 16. The Lady Whippets ran with incredible toughness and determination to secure a 2nd place team finish behind McFarland who came into the meet ranked 2nd in the entire state. Andrea Sandoval paced the Whippets with a 6th place overall finish earning first team all-conference honors. The Whippet boys had a great day on the grass as they all ran very strong. Jon Zimdars led his team with a third place overall finish propelling the boys to a respectable 3rd place team finish. Next up is the WIAA Sectional race in Pewaukee next Saturday.... Read More >>

  • Swim Team Hosts Senior Night
  • The Girls’ Swim Team hosted their Senior Night on Tuesday, October 14, against Burlington Co-op. The girls came up with 5 wins on the night:  Sara Foucault in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly, Sydney Zimdars in the 100 Freestyle, Debra Krebs in the 100 Backstroke, and the 400 Freestyle Relay team of Sara Foucault, Debra Krebs, Grace Fanshaw and Sydney Zimdars.  Several girls put times into the Top 10 All Time list:  Grace Fanshaw is now 10th in the 100 Butterfly and 10th in the 100 Freestyle, Sydney Hackney is 10th in the 200 IM, and Sydney Zimdars in now 7th in the 100 Freestyle and 6th in the 100 Backstroke.... Read More >>

  • Band to Hold Run/Walk
  • The Whitewater Unified School District Band Department (grades 5-12) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Fun Run-Walk at Whitewater High School on Sunday, October 19. Registration will start at 11:30, and the race will start at noon. Choose to be timed for $15 or Run/Walk for Fun for $10. All money raised will go to support the Annual Pepapalooza- District Pep Band in February. Band members will provide entertainment throughout the course. Bring your family and friends and enjoy this outdoor event! If you have any questions please contact Band Teachers- Josh Barrett, Liz Elliott, or Abi Pulvermacher.... Read More >>

  • Physics Students Calculate Weight of Truck
  • Physics students use three bathroom scales, a stopwatch, a measuring tape, and Newton's Laws to measure the weight of a pickup truck. Result: 3600 pounds.... Read More >>

  • Students Attend Education Fair
  • Whitewater High School students had the opportunity to speak with admission counselors from over 100 two and four year colleges and universities at the Wisconsin Education Fair at Delavan-Darien High School on October 8.  Learning about post-secondary educational opportunities is a great way to become college & career ready.  ... Read More >>

  • Doubles Team Wins Sub-Sectionals
  • Congratulations to the Tennis Doubles Team of Sally Kate Hixson and Alli Sedmak for winning the Sub-Sectional Tournament in East Troy on Monday and advancing to Sectionals. ... Read More >>

  • Accounting Students Master Debits & Credits
  • As students learned to analyze accounting transactions into debits and credits, manipulatives were used to solidify the process.  Using T-accounts, students worked with partners and identified the accounts affected by each transaction, determined how the accounts were affected, and decided whether the accounts should be debited or credited. Participating in this activity are Dan Falcon and Victor Fernandez.... Read More >>

  • Teacher Shares Family's Experience
  • Petra Vande Zande, WHS Biology teacher, came to talk to the Senior Choir about her family's experience in the Netherlands during World War II. This was a great way to help the students become engaged in what they are preparing to sing, Inscription of Hope.... Read More >>

  • NHS Announces Coin Contest Totals
  • The National Honor Society is pleased to announce the Homecoming Coin Contest raised $334.46 this year. Thank you to everyone for participating!... Read More >>

  • Students Recognized as AP Scholars
  • The AP Program offers several AP Scholar Awards to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. Whitewater High School had 15 students earn one of the various awards for their performance on AP exams in the spring of 2014. AP Scholar is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. AP Scholar with Honor is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. AP Scholar with Distinction is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Students earning AP Scholar with Honor recognition were Ben Zaballos, Jonathon Zimdars, Ashan Gunawardena, Wentao Guo, and Sara Hilliger. Zachary Popke was recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction. Students recognized at the level of AP Scholar were Elizabeth Mielke, Joshua Pelayo, Johnathon Stutzman, Alex Cady, Cody Jones, Hye Hyun Kang, Kara Ketterhagen, Morgan Lewis, and Erin McManaway.... Read More >>

  • CC Teams Host Divisional Meet
  • The girls’ cross country team ran a very solid race on Tuesday at the RVC North Divisional Meet led by Ziolkowski and Sandoval finishing 2-3.  Rebekah Schumacher also ran a particularly strong race as our fifth runner to solidify a 2nd place finish. The boys’ team solidified a 3rd place finish behind a charging Jon Zimdars in 4th. Jimmy King has been extremely reliable in the third varsity spot.  Alfredo Gomez had a particularly nice race and will be showcased at the varsity level in the next meet.  It is with his leadership the boys’ JV secured a 2nd place finish in the JV team scores. The boys and girls will be racing again this Saturday, their final competition before the RVC Championships on October 16th, at Burlington High School for the Chocolate City Invitational. ... Read More >>

  • Digital Electronics Students Perfect Their Soldering Skills
  • Students in the Digital Electronics course started their soldering unit today. Each student will complete two circuit boards, one for practice and one larger project. The larger project will be a random number generator that can look and act like a dice, rolling numbers between one and six.... Read More >>

  • Computer Concepts Students Explore Inside the Computer
  • New meets old in Computer Concepts this week. Students are using their Chromebooks while exploring the inside of a desktop computer. Students are responsible for identifying the internal hardware components of a computer and giving a one sentence description of each component's purpose in the overall function of the computer.... Read More >>

  • Physics Students Earn Entry Into Inertia Club
  • Students demonstrate their skill in Physics during Homecoming week and earn their way into the Inertia Club. Ask them how they did it, and you can earn your way in, too! See Mr. Tautges for your chance to join.... Read More >>

  • Business Students Hear Craig Culver Speak
  • Several high school business students listened attentively as Craig Culver, co-founder and CEO of Culver's Restaurants, shared the Culver's story. The event was held at the Whitewater Innovation Center as a part of the Elements for Success seminar series. Guests also had an opportunity to network while enjoying a dish of Culver's custard. Left to right:  Ashley Rinebold, Mr. Craig Culver, Hailey Bellomy, Alyssa Scudder, Ben Freiermuth, and Hunter Riedel. (Not pictured: Keira Kuhnke)... Read More >>

  • Students Celebrate Circle Bash
  • What an exciting day we had on Friday! The juniors and seniors battled for Spirit Points through the final activity, alternating victories throughout the day. For the week as a whole, the sophomores claimed the titles in two events, the juniors won seven, and the seniors came out on top in eight competitions. Final adjusted point standings for the week were as follows: Seniors (2970 points), Juniors (2870 points), Sophomores (2435 points), and Freshmen (2165 points).... Read More >>

  • Seniors Claim Lip Sync Title
  • The Senior Class took home the Homecoming Lip Sync title Wednesday evening. The juniors finished second, the sophomores third, and the freshmen fourth. Thursday is the last day for the Canned Food Drive and the Penny War. Friday will have a special schedule for the annual Circle Bash celebration.... Read More >>

  • Classes Show Their True Colors
  • Wednesday is Class Color Day for Homecoming Week. The freshmen wore green, the sophomores sported orange, the juniors dressed in yellow, and the seniors showed off their purple. And Mrs. MacDonald dressed in all four! Check out more photos on the Homecoming web page or the high school Facebook page. Don’t forget to join us tonight for Lip Sync and the Burning of the W.... Read More >>

  • Juniors Nab PowderPuff Victory
  • The junior class claimed victory in the Homeocoming PowderPuff Football games on Monday, September 22. In the first game, the seniors defeated the freshmen 18-0. This was followed by a 24-0 victory by the juniors over the sophomores. In the consolation game, the sophomores defeated the freshmen 6-0 on a last second score. And in the final game of the evening, the juniors knocked off the seniors 12-6. Photos are posted on the high school Facebook page and will be added to the Homecoming web page later today.... Read More >>

  • It's Homecoming Week!
  • Monday's Homecoming Dress Day is Pajama Day; students were counted in their first period classes to earn points for their class in the Spirit Week competition. Monday also marked the beginning of the Canned Food Drive and the Penny War. Be sure to contribute to earn points for your class and help do good in the community. Both of the competitions will continue each day through Thursday. On Monday evening, be sure to join us for the annual PowderPuff Football games. Players and coaches should arrive by 5:45. The first game will kick-off at 6:00 sharp. Check out the Homecoming web page in the Quick Links section on the left for more information and photos.... Read More >>

  • Girls' Swim Starts Strong
  • The Whippet Girls’ Swim Team won big against both Platteville/Lancaster and Delavan-Darien this week to start the season off going 3-0. This is the first time in the history of the program that the girls have started off this strong. The team put up 59 best times with everyone on the team swimming at least one best time.  ... Read More >>

  • Pair Wins Preferred Parking
  • The mission of Operation Click is to reduce teen fatalities and injuries from motor vehicle crashes by developing safe driving habits through education and positive reinforcement. Two Operation Click contract signers were selected for preferred parking during the month of September. Congratulations to Alberto Gomez and Michelle Gantz.... Read More >>

  • Football Team Claims Victory
  • The WHS Football Team beat Parkview, 27-0, on a cold rainy night to notch their first victory of the season. The game was marred by 37 penalties, 17 against Parkview and 20 against Whitewater. John Saylor carried 30 times for 172 yards and a touchdown. Junior Mitchell Ruhl made his debut as quarterback.  Next up, the Whippets travel to East Troy on Friday, September 19.... Read More >>

  • Whippets Run Strong Despite Rain, Cold
  • In the first real competition of the season at the Whippet Challenge on Friday, September 12, the Whippet CC teams proved they are making great progress through their first four weeks of the season.  On the boys’ side, James Ehlen and Jon Zimdars finished 2-3 to lead their team to the individual team title over Mukwonago.  Jimmy King finished 9th, and Nathan Barrett placed 15th allowing the top four runners to earn a medal.  Many runners from last season’s team ran significantly faster in less than ideal conditions from a year ago, which is a great place to be right now. The girls ran incredibly strong as well, placing 4 runners in the top 8.  Sarah Ziolkowski won her first Whippet Challenge title with a personal best of 20:22 for 5K.  Leading most of the way, she earned this satisfying victory.  She beat a girl from Clinton who has won some races this season already in her own right.  Andrea Sandoval's work over the summer proved valuable as she dropped a huge amount of time and leapt up to 3rd place this year in the meet.  Freshman Allisan Barrett and Junior Abby King ran well together, coming home in 7th and 8th.  The girls’ team narrowly finished 2nd behind D1 program Mukwonago. Next up for the Whippets is the Dana Waddell Invite at Marshall on Tuesday.... Read More >>

  • Guo Named National Merit Semifinalist
  • Wentao Guo, Whitewater High School Senior, is a National Merit Semifinalist. Over 1.4 million students in more than 22,000 high schools entered the National Merit Scholarship Competition last fall. The 16,000 Semifinalists are the highest-scoring entrants and represent less than one percent of high school seniors. Semifinalists advance to the Finalist level of the competition by meeting additional standards and fulfilling several requirements. Some 15,000 of the Semifinalists are expected to become Finalists. About 7,600 of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship next spring. Good luck, Wentao.... Read More >>

  • All Freshmen Expect to Graduate
  • The Class of 2018 participated in an Expect to Graduate ceremony as part of the first day of school festivities. Mr. Parker issued a challenge that they become the first class on record to graduate every student. Several staff members and upperclassmen offered advice in support of this goal. Ultimately, all the freshmen pledged to do the work necessary to become a graduate in four years. Each student further understood that his/her pledge included supporting his/her friends and classmates. The banner will hang in the main lobby of the high school for the next 720 school days. It will serve as a reminder about the commitment these students made. Graduation is the goal; the class of 2018 is going to make it happen...together.... Read More >>

  • Lead Dogs Display Banner
  • The Lead Dogs (20 senior leaders charged with helping the Class of 2018 transition to high school) were busy on the first day of school. They met bright and early to get ready for the day. The Lead Dogs handed out t-shirts and schedules, provided directions to various classrooms, and participated in the Expect to Graduate Ceremony. One of the highlights of the day came as the freshmen joined the rest of the high school for the first time and the Lead Dogs greeted them with a receiving line. The hard work continues for the Lead Dogs as they will facilitate the Freshman Academy throughout the month of September. The Freshman Academy is a series of activities designed to share information, foster involvement, support academic success, and build positive relationships. WHS Lead Dogs are a hard working and committed group and they are doing an awesome job leading the freshmen. ... Read More >>

  • Peer Mentors, Lead Dogs Attend Training
  • The high school Peer Mentors and Lead Dogs attended a training on August 27th, at Lutherdale camp, where they engaged in team and trust building activities in order to get ready to work with younger students during the 14-15 school year.  ... Read More >>

  • CC Hosts Annual Alumni Meet
  • The Whippet Girls' and Boys' CC teams took to the grass for the first time this season at the Alumni Meet on Saturday, August 30. There was marked improvement from last season from Sarah Ziolkowski and Andrea Sandoval, the current 1-2 punch that is available on the girls’ side. On the boys’ side, James Ehlen is leading the charge with Jon Zimdars not far behind, cutting 18 seconds from last year's first effort. The largest drop in time was by the tandem of Jack Downs and Nathan Cagney as they were both 5 minutes faster than a year ago. Special recognition goes to Principal Doug Parker and Superintendent Eric Runez for weathering the storm and competing in the event! The next meet will be the Whippet Challenge on Friday, September 12th.... Read More >>

  • Soccer Team Defeats McFarland
  • The Whitewater Boys’ Soccer Team (0-1-1), travelled to McFarland Tuesday evening for their second conference match of the season.  After a disappointing loss the week before, Whitewater found its offense in a big way. Scoring early and often, the Whippets were able to easily defeat the Spartans on their home field 10-3.  Mark Cuevas had a big night with 6 goals and 1 assist.  Jake Riemer added 2 goals, and Jake Walton scored his first goal of the season.  Alonso Banda contributed in a big way with 2 assists. The midfield was able to control the pace of the game and was able to distribute the ball very effectively, noted Coach Menager. The defensive unit was solid in front of goalkeeper Jimmy Cushman, allowing only 7 shots. Overall, Coach Meager was very pleased with how his team responded after last week’s slow start, and he looks forward to their next match.  Whitewater is now 1-1-0 in conference and 1-1-1 overall. The Junior varsity played well but fell 0-3 against a good McFarland team. The next varsity match will be Thursday, August 29th, at home, against Sugar River, with a 6:45 pm start.... Read More >>

  • Wintz Attends Training, Receives Tool Donation
  • Mr. Mike Wintz attended a seminar hosted at Gateway Technical College’s Horizon Center for Transportation Technology from August 11-14. The session provided nationally certified instruction on Snap-on automotive diagnostic equipment used in the industry today. The skills gained by high school teachers during the training allow them to deliver even more real-world skills to their students; these skills are needed to become college and career ready. In addition to providing the training at no cost, Gateway and the National Coalition of Certification Centers donated $6,000 worth of Snap-on diagnostic tools for the high school.... Read More >>

  • WHS Tops State Average in All Areas of ACT Test
  • ACT recently released national and state scores for the graduating class of 2014. Locally, WHS scored above the state average in all of the four areas tested and in the overall composite score. WHS also showed significant improvement for the second year in a row over the 2012 and 2013 results. “Once again, I am extremely proud of our recent graduates for their achievement on the ACT test. We are very lucky to have great families and students who take pride in their education and want to succeed at the highest level,” stated Principal Doug Parker. “Our staff has put countless hours into their craft and our various initiatives to make these great results occur. It's been one of the best team efforts I've ever been a part of. We feel very strongly that our students are in a great place to compete for enrollment into the best four year institutions and also compete for funds to pay for their schooling."... Read More >>

  • Tennis Team Raises Funds
  • The Girls' Tennis Team hosted their 8th Annual JV Invitational for Cancer at the UW-Whitewater tennis courts. This tournament is a fundraiser for Gilda's Club, an organization that provides welcoming communities for those touched by cancer. Madison Gilda's Club Executive Director Lannia Stenz was presented with a check for $1200 from the 2013 Tournament. A check for $1000 was also presented to East Troy JV Coach Paul Kielas from the 2013 Rocky Rococo fundraiser. These proceeds went to the Lindow Children's Education fund. Maureen Lindow, the wife of East Troy High School Tennis Coach Dave Lindow, recently lost her battle with cancer.... Read More >>

  • FBLA Officers Plan Year
  • The FBLA members recently met at Culver's to create the chapter's Program of Work (POW) for the 2014-15 school year.  The POW is a requirement for the chapter to be recognized as a Gold Seal Chapter at the State Conference and provides chapter members with a "roadmap" for the year.  Officers pictured (left to right) are Emma Stutzman, Andi Markham, Travis Winger, and Sally Kate Hixson.  Not pictured is Jonathan Caldwell.... Read More >>

  • Student Groups Participate in Parade
  • Operation Click was one of many high school groups to participate in the annual Whitewater Fourth of July Parade. Other participants included the cast of the summer school musical, members of the FFA, and the high school band.... Read More >>

  • Alum to be Honored at Parade
  • Air Force Captain Jonathon Roe (WHS Class of 2000), will be administered the oath for his official promotion to Major by CSM (Retired) Steve Nass at the start of the Whitewater Fourth of July Parade at 9:30am. After changing from his flight suit at 9:45 he plans to run the "Whippet City Mile." Jon graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in the Class of 2004 and received his MBA from the UWW in 2010. He is currently a B-2 Stealth Bomber Instructor Pilot and USAF Weapons School Instructor at Whiteman AFB, MO. Jon is married to WHS alum Emily Haberman.... Read More >>

  • FBLA Adviser Recognized at National Conference
  • Cynthia Teal was recently recognized as Wisconsin's Outstanding Local Adviser at the FBLA National Leadership Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center. She was also recognized as a new addition to the FBLA Adviser Wall of Fame located in Reston, Virginia, at the FBLA National Headquarters. Both awards were a result of local chapter members making nominations to recognize Mrs. Teal. ... Read More >>

  • Athletes Compete at State
  • The track and field teams ended their season with a trip to LaCrosse for the state meet.  10 athletes qualified for the meet.  The meet was highlighted by 2 new school records and a top three finish.  Brett Harms took down a 28 year old record in the 1600m, held formerly by David Sydow.  He finished in 4:19.30 to take 9th place in an incredibly fast field which included a new state record.  Liz Mielke smashed her own school record in the 3200m run later on Friday with a 10:51.95.  Earlier in the season, Liz broke the 3200m record that was held for 29 years.  Over the last month, she has taken off 38 seconds from the original record held by Amy Cooper.  The top overall finish was by Joe Bullis in the 300 hurdles.  Joe had really come on the last month and continued to impress.  Joe's experience at the state meet last season proved valuable as he was able to run personal bests first in the prelims on Friday and then again in finals on Saturday.  Joe reached a season goal of breaking 40 seconds in the finals.  Keagen Stonewerth was the only other athlete to score at state, finishing in a tie for 8th place in the pole value.  Seniors Brad Stoll, Jacquelyn Caldwell, and Dani Dolan were able to end their careers competing at state as well, which is exactly what every senior is hoping for.... Read More >>

  • Seniors Present Portfolios
  • Seniors presented their Career and Academic Portfolios (a graduation requirement) on Friday afternoon, June 6. Each graduate presented to a team of school and community representatives.  Family members were also invited to attend.  Students leaving for the state track meet presented early on Thursday afternoon.... Read More >>

  • Top Ten Percent Honored at Luncheon
  • Students in the top 10% of the senior class were honored on Tuesday, June 3, by the Rotary Club during a luncheon at the Whitewater Country Club.  Students shared information about their accomplishments and college & career plans after high school. To read about their plans, visit the Whitewater High School Facebook page.... Read More >>

  • Baseball Season Comes to a Close
  • The Whippets’ Baseball season came to an end Tuesday evening in Racine, as they fell to Racine Lutheran-Prairie School 7-5, in a first round regional game. The dogs jumped out to an early lead, plating 2 in the top of the first inning. Racine responded with two in the bottom half of the first, to even the score. After Whitewater scored 1 in the top of the second, Racine came back with 4 of their own. Whitewater pulled within 2 with single runs in the 3rd by Scott Gorsuch, and the 6th by Sam Leibbrand, but that was as close as it was going to get.Coach Lauersdorf stated, "I felt that we really scratched and clawed in this game. Never did I get the sense that anyone was giving up. Even in the last inning, I looked over at our bench and saw 7 guys deep with helmets on, just chomping at the bit to get in there and get the lead back. I'm happy with the effort. Unfortunately, the year ended with a tough loss.  A special thank you goes to Seniors Caleb Hintz, Scott Gorsuch, Jacob Maas, and Brady Swanson. This was a fun group of young men to coach."... Read More >>

  • Seniors Prepare for Graduation
  • A Senior Awards Assembly was held on Thursday afternoon, May 29.  Seniors received their honor cords for graduation along with awards for athletics, extra-curricular activities, and a variety of academic areas. On Monday, June 2, seniors posed for a class photo before boarding buses for Madison and their Senior Day Out. Seniors will present their Career and Academic Portfolios on Friday afternoon, June 6. Graduation will be held on Sunday, June 8, at 2:00 pm, in the high school gym.  The public is invited to attend the graduation ceremony.... Read More >>

  • Four Valedictorians and One Salutatorian Announced
  • Whitewater High School will have four valedictorians and one salutatorian from the Class of 2014. Valedictorians Hye-Hyun Kang, UW-Madison, Biology; Melissa Mursch, UW-Milwaukee, Graphic Design; Erika Levine, University MN- Twin Cities, Undecided - Sociology, Law or Criminal Justice; Alexandria Cady, Winona State, MN, Accounting or Marketing; and Salutatorian Caleb Hintz, WI Lutheran College, Project Management pose for a photo after Senior Awards.... Read More >>

  • Seniors Earn Scholarships
  • Scholarship Night for the Class of 2014 was held on Wednesday, May 28. Seniors were presented with $160,550 in scholarships in the local and area competition. The school also announced $404,660 in scholarships from outside sources including $18,000 in Academic Excellence Scholarships and $22,000 for the Wisconsin Covenant Scholars. Thank you to the community for supporting our seniors in their pursuit of higher education!... Read More >>

  • Whippets Qualify 9 Events for State
  • The Whippets hosted approximately 40 teams at the Division 2 Sectional Friday night. The race of the night was the boys’ 3200m run, where the top 5 athletes all finished in under 9:30, all qualifying for the state meet with the 5 fastest qualifying times in the state. Brett Harms finished 3rd in that race with a lifetime best of 9:26.65. Brett had already qualified for the state meet earlier in the day by also finishing 3rd in the 1600. Liz Mielke will join Brett in LaCrosse, also competing in the 1600 and 3200m runs. Keagen Stonewerth also qualified in 2 events, winning the vault with 13-0, and finishing second in the long jump, setting a new personal best of 21-5.75. Brad Stoll qualified for state in the shot, throwing 52-5, which was good enough for 2nd place. Joe Bullis returns to LaCrosse to compete in the 300 hurdles. The first event to punch their ticket to LaCrosse during the meet was the girls 4x800 relay team of Jacquelyn Caldwell, Sarah Ziolkowski, Amanda Herold, and Dani Dolan. The Whippets will leave for LaCrosse Friday morning, with competition beginning at 3 pm. The 4x800 relay will once again get the party started as the first event of the meet. ... Read More >>

  • Quass Sets School Scoring Record
  • On Tuesday, the Whippets traveled to Clinton for a Varsity only soccer contest and defeated the host Cougars 10-0 to improve their record to 11-5-1 overalland 10-4-1 in conference play. Junior Aly Quass scored four goals before halftime allowing her to reach the 50 goal milestone, a feat never before achieved by a Whippet girls' soccer player. Other Whitewater scorers included Erika Levine, Holly Hough(2), Autumn Bultman, Brittney Piper, and Allison Sedmak. Up next the Whippets travel to Edgerton on Friday, May 30th, for the team's final regular season game. Next week, Whitewater will host Monroe on Thursday, June 5, in the first round of WIAA playoff competition at 6:30pm.... Read More >>

  • Boys Grab Regional Title
  • The boys claimed the Regional Track Title Tuesday night at Clinton, and the girls placed fifth.  Regional Champions included Keagan Stonewerth in the pole vault with a jump of 12' and the long jump with a jump of 20' 7.75". Brett Harms won both the 1600 and 3200 Meter runs, and Liz Mielke continued her domination in the long races by winning both the 1600 and 3200 Meter runs as well. Joe Bullis won the 300 Meter Hurdles with a photo finish over Luke Thiele of Lakeside Lutheran, and Kailey Reynolds won the 100 Meter Dash beating Lauren Rusch of Clinton by just .01 second. Whitewater will host the Sectional Meet on Friday, May 30.... Read More >>

  • Lead Dogs Assist 8th Graders in Transition to High School
  • Last Friday, the class of 2018 came over for a transition day facilitated by their Lead Dog. Lead Dogs planned a day of relationship building activities as well as informational sessions. It certainly appeared to be a great first WHS experience for the incoming freshmen. This is just the beginning; Lead Dogs are excited to mentor the class of 2018 all of next year. Welcome class of 2018!... Read More >>

  • Students Operate Heavy Machinery
  • Students in the Technology & Engineering classes are trying their hand at heavy machinery operations. Representatives from the Wisconsin Operating Engineers provided an excavation simulator for students to attempt to efficiently load a dump truck without causing equipment damage in four minutes. Students are learning about opportunities available as Operating Engineer Apprentices and careers in programming heavy machinery.... Read More >>

  • Jazz in the Park Set for June 1
  • The annual Jazz in the Park performance featuring the WHS Jazz Band and the Earth-tet Jazz Combo will take place on Sunday, June 1, at 2:00 pm, at Cravath Lakefront Park. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the WHS auditorium.... Read More >>

  • Alice in Dairyland Visits WHS
  • On May 22nd, Alice in Dairyland presented her "Rethink your Drink" presentation to Whitewater High School Parenting class. Her presentation centered around thinking about all the sugar that is found in our drinks today and rethinking your options before you choose your drink. Students got a first-hand look at the amount of sugar in their favorite drinks and were surprised.... Read More >>

  • Students Take Part in Memorial Day Parade
  • The marching band, soccer team, scholarship winners, and Badger Boys' State and Girls' State representatives took part in the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday.... Read More >>

  • Ecological Biology Students Collect Data in the Field
  • On Wednesday, May 21, students in the Ecological Biology class headed out to Bluff Creek and the Kettle Moraine State Forest to identify aquatic macroinvertebrates and net terrestrial insects, enabling them to compare the biodiversity of different ecosystems.... Read More >>

  • Stoll Honored as Scholar Athlete
  • The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc. Wisconsin Chapter congratulate Brad Stoll, a senior at Whitewater High School, for being selected as one of the nominees of the State of Wisconsin 2013-2014 Scholar-Athlete Team.  Brad was nominated by Whitewater High School Head Football Coach, Anthoni Parr.  Founded in 1993, the primary focus of the Chapter is to promote outstanding personal, academic, and athletic achievement among graduating seniors in Wisconsin.  Brad will attend UW-Eau Claire in the fall to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.... Read More >>

  • Team Tackles Muddy Obstacle Course
  • A team of 44 students, staff, and parents from WHS participated in the Cancer Assault Challenge on Sunday, May 18th, at Lutherdale Camp in Elkhorn.  This 5k obstacle run included climbing through the mud, sliding down a slip and slide of water and dish soap, paddling on a paddle board in the lake, and 14 other obstacles.  All the proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society of Walworth County. All the participants are looking forward to doing it again next year.  ... Read More >>

  • 2nd Annual Discover Whitewater Series Set
  • The Greater Whitewater Committee presents the 2nd Annual Discover Whitewater Series, starting and finishing at the Whitewater High School on Sunday, September 21, 2014. Events include a half marathon, half marathon relay, 5K and W3's Fit Kid Shuffle. What's NEW this year? Entertainment along the course, more post race events, and many options for families! Registration is now available for all events through the website Proceeds from the series will go to five local organizations which include the Whitewater Unified School District, Bethel House, UW-Whitewater Athletics, W3 (local wellness organization) and the Whitewater Aquatic Center.... Read More >>

  • Spanish Classes Cook Traditional Dishes from Spain
  • Students in Profe Baumel's Spanish II classes have been studying the culture and cuisine of Spain during the month of May.  They had the opportunity to put their cooking skills to the test by making two traditional dishes that are served with nearly every lunch or dinner in Spain: Tortilla de Patatas and Gazpacho.... Read More >>

  • Computer Science Students Explore Post-Secondary Options
  • Thirty-six Computer Science students traveled to the UWW campus on Tuesday, May 20, to learn about their computer science program. Several professors and UW students shared their research projects in computer science.... Read More >>

  • Whippets Grab Conference Title
  • The Whippet boys’ track and field team competed in Clinton at the RVC conference track meet on Saturday, bringing home their 28th conference title in school history. The Outstanding Track Athlete of the Meet award was given to Brett Harms for pulling off the most difficult triple in high school track and field, winning the 1600, 800, and 3200m runs. Brett raced 3.5 miles and lead well over 3 of those miles in route to the amazing triple.  In what figured to be the most challenging race, Brett took on Dylan Johnson from Brodhead in the 800m. Brett was determined not to let this be the race that ended his chances and put on a push with about 300 meters to go. Johnson wasn't able to stay with him, and Brett won with his best time ever of 1:59.60. Brett then had less than 20 minutes to recover before stepping on the track for his 3200m race. He led the entire way, pulling off the amazing feat. Brett's performance alone was enough to beat 4 entire teams.  The Whippet boys left the meet with 7 event champions.  In addition to Brett Harms’ three titles, Keagen Stonewerth won the long jump, Brad Stoll won the shot put, and Anthony Juoni won the triple jump.  The 4x200 relay team of Stonewerth, Juoni, Joe Bullis, and Dallas Jones was also victorious. ... Read More >>

  • Research Immersion Experience Offered
  • Are you curious? Do you wonder what a career in science might be like? Are you interested in participating in a scientific research project in a lab at one of our local universities? Then the Summer Research Immersion Experience is for you! Find out more during SAFT on Thursday, May 22, in Ms. Vande Zande's room (165). If you cannot make the meeting, see Ms. Vande Zande for more information.... Read More >>

  • FBLA Members Honored at Banquet
  • The FBLA Awards Banquet was held on Monday, May 12, in the high school MPR. Members were recognized for their involvement and achievements during the year. "Outstanding Member of the Year" awards were presented to Melissa Mursch, Alex Cady, and Erika Levine, with Alex earning the highest number of points. Alex's name has been added to the rotating plaque that remains in the classroom. Congratulations, ladies!... Read More >>

  • Key Club Donates Books
  • WHS Key Club purchased 12 children’s books to add to the Irving L. Young library collection. Key Club students carried out several fundraisers throughout the year for the purpose of doing good for the community. These students are proud to offer a few more books for young kids to read and learn from. As a bonus, the Key Club students wrote encouraging messages inside the cover of each book. To all the young readers out there, we hope you enjoy the books. ... Read More >>

  • NHS Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drive
  • The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School sponsored a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Tuesday, May 13, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm in the small gym. Through the efforts of students, teachers, and administrators, volunteer blood donors saved 132 lives!  Hosting a blood drive at school provides a wonderful service for our community and develops compassion within the student body. ... Read More >>

  • Trewyn to Play in All Star Game
  • WHS Senior Brooke Trewyn was selected to play in the Girls’ Division 3 Basketball All-Star Game at JustAgame Fieldhouse, in Wisconsin Dells at 4pm on Friday, June 20th. The proceeds from fundraising, concessions and admissions will go to the MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc. Brooke averaged better than 15 points per game as a senior. The 5-10 guard also chipped in with 6.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 3.7 steals per contest. ... Read More >>

  • Soccer To Celebrate 20th Anniversary
  • Whippet Girls’ Soccer is celebrating their 20thanniversary! Former Whippet Girls’ Soccer Alumni are invited to attend the regular season’s last home game on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, as Whitewater host Evansville with JV play beginning at 4:45pm and Varsity at 6:45pm.  Whippet Girls’ Soccer debuted 20 years ago with Ken Macur as head coach who compiled at 4-8 for the first year Whippets.  The inaugural team roster included Angie Beckman, Sara Busch, Jenny Deegan, Laurel Douglas, Sam Hetzel, Adrianne Kraft, Kim Kushmer, Kelly McKinnon, Shanna Newmann, Jess Osborne, Lindsay Pfeifer, Nikki VanDerBosch, Kirsten Vaughn, and Amanda Watson.   Shanna Newmann and Lindsay Pfeifer were the first players to letter four years for Whippet Soccer.  Over the course of the past twenty years, over 120 individual players have earned a girls’ soccer varsity letter.  Alumni attending the game are asked to register on game day at the alumni welcome table near the admission gate.... Read More >>

  • Accounting Students Simulate a Business
  • Students in the accounting classes are currently working on their final simulations. The Accounting students are working for Authentic Threads, a merchandising business specializing in the sale of trendy clothing and accessories.  The Advanced Accounting students are working for Sounds, Inc., a departmentalized merchandising business, organized as a corporation, specializing in the sale of audiovisual equipment and accessories.  The students maintain all financial records for the month of December, and prepare the end-of-the-year financial statements.... Read More >>

  • Mielke Breaks Another Long-Standing Record
  • The Whippet Track and Field Team headed to Titan Stadium on the UWO campus to compete at the Lourdes Knight Under the Lights. Liz Mielke stole the show once again, as she won the 1600 in 5:11.62, setting a meet and school record. She took down another record held previously by Amy Cooper for the last 29 years. The other Whippets who came home with “Event Champion” t-shirts were Brett Harms in the 3200, Joe Bullis in the 300 hurdles, Lindsay Chase in the shot put, and Keagen Stonewerth in the long jump. Several other Whippets performed well.  James Ehlen ran a nice 1600 to take third, right behind teammate, Harms. Roland Luckett ran an excellent 300 hurdles race, dropping over two seconds to take 5th. Jacquelyn Caldwell joined Mielke in the 800. Caldwell dropped under 2:30 for the first time, going 2:28.92 to take 6th; Mielke was 4th. This was the final tune-up before the conference meet, which will be held in Clinton on Saturday, beginning at 9am.... Read More >>

  • NHS Elects New Officers
  • The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School elected new officers for the 2014-2015 school year today.  The President of NHS will be Wentao Guo, Vice President - Faith Steinert, Secretary - Yvanna Strait, and Treasurer - Ben Zaballos.  Congratulations to these outstanding leaders at Whitewater High School!... Read More >>

  • Soccer Team Continues to Roll
  • On Tuesday, Whitewater soccer traveled to Palmyra Eagle, defeating the Panthers by a score of 4-0 at both the JV and Varsity levels. The Whippets ran off to fast start putting up three goals in the first twenty minutes. Scoring first was Melani Martinez, followed by Holly Hough, and then Autumn Bultman, thus allowing the Whippets to take a 3-0 lead into half time. In the second half, Bultman scored her second goal of the evening, taking the Whippets lead to 4-0. Erin McManaway and the team earned the shut-out. Varsity improves to 8-2-0 overall and 7-2-0 in Rock Valley Conference play. In the JV win, goals were scored by Brittney Piper (2), Amanda Kraayvanger, and Cristina Rodriguez. JV improves to 6-3 overall.  Up next, Whitewater hosts East Troy on Thursday, May 8, in a Varsity only game beginning at 6:45pm.... Read More >>

  • Top Ten Seniors Honored
  • Whitewater High School Top Ten Seniors from the Class of 2014 were honored by Rock Valley Conference administrators at the Academic Honors Banquet in Edgerton on Sunday, May 4.  Pictured in the first row left to right are Doug Parker - Principal, Hye-Hyun Kang, Erika Levine, Melissa Mursch, Alexandria Cady, and Elizabeth Mielke.  Pictured in the second row left to right are Caleb Hintz, Sara Hilliger, Emily Markham, Kara Ketterhagen, Johnathon Stutzman, and Eric Runez - District Administrator.  Congratulations, seniors, ?on your outstanding academic achievement!... Read More >>

  • Zimdars Honored at Banquet
  • On Sunday, May 4th, Jonathon Zimdars and Coach Joan Domitrz attended the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association All-State Swimming & Diving Awards Banquet, held in Hartford. Jonathon was presented with two All-State Honorable Mention certificates for his 4th place State finish in the 100 Fly and 6th place finish in the 500 Free. Jonathon is the first Whitewater High School male swimmer to receive this award.... Read More >>

  • FFA Plant Sale Now Open
  • The Whitewater FFA invites you to our annual flower and plant sale at the WHS Green House, door 32, on Tuesday, May 6th through Saturday, May 10th. On May 6th through the 9th, the sale is open from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm; on May 10th, the sale is from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm. We have plants, flowers, and hanging baskets for sale. The plants are grown by the Whitewater High School horticulture class. These plants are perfect for a mother’s day gift and for your own enjoyment. Please come and support the Whitewater FFA. Pictured left to right are horticulture students Kimberly Powell-Farage, Max Reid, Alex Kincaid-Windhaeuser, and Sammantha Thelan.... Read More >>

  • Prom Held May 3
  • Prom was held at the American Legion on Saturday, May 3.  For many more photos from the event, visit the high school Facebook page.... Read More >>

  • Art Students Exhibiting Work
  • The annual Whitewater Unified School District Art Exhibit is currently on display at the Cultural Arts Center in downtown Whitewater. Artwork from grades K-12 will be on exhibit Thursdays-Sundays from noon until 5pm. The show runs through May 25. Whitewater High School art student Jacquelyn Caldwell is shown admiring the artwork.... Read More >>

  • Harms Receives Scholar Athlete Award
  • Brett Harms, senior at Whitewater High School, was recognized by the WIAA on Sunday, May 4th, in Wausau, as a Scholar Athlete. Thirty-two individuals achieved the top combined classroom and sports performances during their four years in high school to be selected as winners for the 31st annual 2014 WIAA Scholar Athlete Awards. Each individual was recognized with a video highlighting their academic and athletic success.  Brett received a medallion and certificate, as well as a plaque to be displayed at the high school.  Brett will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater this fall to pursue a career in marketing as well as compete for the Warhawks on both the cross country and track and field teams.  Brett is extremely proud of the name on his uniform and wears it with immense pride.... Read More >>

  • Mielke Breaks 29-Year-Old Record
  • The girls’ track and field team finished 4th at the Fort Invite Friday night.  The meet highlight for the Whippets was senior Liz Mielke breaking a 29-year-old school record in the 3200m run, held by Amy Cooper since 1985.  Liz took control of the race early and never let up.  She won the race by 50 seconds, never being challenged by the field.  Liz has worked incredibly hard over the last 4 years and overcome a number of injuries.  This is a well-deserved and hard earned honor for her.  Distance coach Chad Carstens commented that, "Liz is extremely disciplined in her pursuit of her season goals.  This performance was no surprise to me or anyone else who has seen Liz work on improving herself day after day."  Liz was the only event winner for the girls’ team.  Liz joined teammates Dani Dolan, Jacquelyn Caldwell, and Sarah Ziolkowski for a second place finishing 4x800 relay.  Dani also performed well in the long jump, going a season best 16-1, good enough for 2nd place as well.  Kailey Reynolds was also second in the 100m dash. Up next will the RVC North Divisional meet on Tuesday at East Troy.... Read More >>

  • Stoll Wins Two Events
  • The boys’ track team finished third at the Fort Invite on Friday night. The boys’ team got victories from Brad Stoll and Joe Bullis.  Brad was a double winner, taking the shot and disc.  Brad has proven to be very consistent this season and a very reliable source of points for the team.  His throw of 49-2.5 is the third meet this season where he threw over 49 feet.  Joe Bullis also ran well.  He has a season best in the 300 hurdles and had a great split as the anchor on the 2nd place 4x400 relay.  The three other relay members were Anthony Juoni, Brett Harms, and Ashton Caputo.  Ashton ran two great 400m races last night.  The first was in the open 400, clocking in at 52.43 with a personal best, good enough for second.  Ashton is really starting to come around in the 400 and is running very solid times. Up next will the RVC North Divisional meet on Tuesday at East Troy.... Read More >>

  • Lead Dogs Plan for Fall
  • At this time of year, part of our work is getting ready for the next school year. As such, 20 new WHS students were selected to be Lead Dogs. Lead Dogs work with a small group of incoming freshmen to ensure a smooth transition to high school and add to a quality high school experience. The 14-15 class of Lead Dogs took the first step in preparing to lead their small group this week as they attended a Responsibility Retreat facilitated by Youth Frontiers. At the Responsibility Retreat these students reflected on the current culture of WHS and they were challenged to choose one aspect they personally wanted improve. Needles to say, there were many great ideas. This group is excited to lead and poised to make a difference.... Read More >>

  • Students Consider Accounting
  • Students in the Advanced Accounting and Accounting classes participated in Explore Accounting Day, sponsored by the WICPA, at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, on Friday, May 2. They had the opportunity to listen to several speaker panels consisting of accounting professionals, UW-W professors, and UW-W accounting students.  Using the knowledge gained during this event, many students are in the process of determining whether a career in accounting and/or business may be in their futures.... Read More >>

  • Teal Added to Wall of Fame
  • FBLA Adviser Mrs. Cynthia Teal has been named a national FBLA-PBL Adviser Wall of Fame recipient. The Adviser Wall of Fame was created to recognize advisers and state chairs who have made a difference and have contributed twenty-plus years of service to FBLA-PBL. Teal was recognized for unselfishly giving over twenty years of untiring effort, dedication, significant contribution, and support in the development of students planning careers in business. Her name will be engraved at the national center on the Adviser Wall of Fame, and she will be recognized during the Adviser Forum at the National Leadership Conference. Teal is pictured at the recent FBLA Princess Ball with the student that spearheaded the campaign to recognize her, Chelsea Niemuth.... Read More >>

  • La Mesa Española
  • Each Thursday, students in Spanish classes can bring their lunch to one of the Spanish classrooms to eat together while speaking entirely in Spanish. It's a great opportunity for students to use the skills they are learning in class in a relaxed environment. ... Read More >>

  • Musicians Earn Exemplary Ratings
  • Wentao Guo (piano), Caleb Hintz (classical vocal), and Josh Pelayo (musical theater vocal) earned exemplary awards for their solo performances at the State Solo & Ensemble Contest on Saturday, April 26.  These performances were considered in the top 1% of all performances at the competition... Read More >>

  • Choirs Work with Clinician
  • Whitewater High School Vocal Music Students attended a clinic at Clinton High School on Wednesday, April 30.  Dr. Eric Johnson from Northern Illinois University was the clinician.... Read More >>

  • Mielke Honored with Scholarship
  • Both the boys' and girls' track teams finished second at the Randy Lyon Memorial Invite on Saturday, April 26. The invite honors former WHS track and field athlete Randy Lyon. Randy was a multiple time conference champion for the Whippets, winning 4 events at the 1976 conference meet. He was also a state runner-up in the long jump and mile relay that year. Randy was of great character and was a great teammate. Each year, the Lyon family recognizes a current senior track and field athlete with a scholarship in his honor. Liz Mielke was this year's recipient for her great commitment and perseverance shown throughout her four years as a Whippet. She didn't disappoint Saturday on the track either, winning the 800 with a personal best of 2:23.95. ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Hosts 4th Annual Princess Ball
  • The FBLA Chapter hosted its 4th annual Princess Ball on Friday evening with 155 princesses (girls in Grades K - 5) and guests in attendance. Highlights of the evening included a make-n-take tiara, wrist corsage, dancing, pictures, punch & cookies...and special appearances by many familiar princesses (see photo)!  FBLA would like to thank all of the princesses and their guests for making this another successful event. Mark your calendars for Friday, April 24, 2015, and join us for the 5th annual ball.... Read More >>

  • Operation Click Holds Banquet
  • The Operation Click End of Year Banquet was held on Friday, April 25, at Lake Lawn Lodge in Delavan with eight local schools were represented. Please check out the video that Whitewater's Operation Click Chapter produced this year, "The Never Ending Nightmare," by visiting Operation Click is an important organization that is influencing safe driving and passenger practices. ... Read More >>

  • Harms Named WIAA Scholar Athlete
  • Brett Harms earned a spot as one of Wisconsin’s 32 top scholar athletes from public and nonpublic high schools as selected by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA).  Sixteen senior girls and 16 senior boys achieved the top combined classroom and sports performances during their four years in high school.  Brett was chosen from among 825 seniors nominated in the state.  Brett, along with his family, will be recognized at an awards ceremony Sunday, May 4, in Wausau.  For more information about Brett’s accomplishments, along with a complete list of the finalists and their information, please visit Brett earns a spot on a very short list of former Whippet athletes to accomplish this feat, and he is the first male Whippet to do so.  Previous female winners include Amy Cooper in 1987, Carissa Converse in 1997, and Amber Converse in 2000.  Whitewater High School is very proud of Brett and the hard work that he put forth inside and outside the classroom.... Read More >>

  • District Music Program Honored
  • The Whitewater Unified School District (WUSD) has been recognized as one of 376 school districts across the United States as a “2014 Best Communities for Music Education” district by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).  According to National Center for Educational Statistics data, there were 13,588 school districts in the US in 2011. ... Read More >>

  • Softball Scores a Victory Over Palmyra
  • The Whippet Girls’ Softball Team defeated Palmyra-Eagle 5-4 on Tuesday night. Coach Dowden remarked, “It was nice to see our defense play so well.  Several times Palmyra-Eagle got players on base, and we were able to keep them from scoring.  Schumacher pitched well knowing she had some good gloves behind her in the field. Great catches were turned in by Tuinstra in left, Babcock in center, and Hixson against the first base fence in the 7th.  Our bats came alive in the sixth inning.  We scored five runs but could have had more if it wasn't for three line drives getting caught to dampen big innings.  We are coming around nicely; now we need to show what we can do against a tough team like Edgerton.”... Read More >>

  • Stonewerth Matches School Record
  • The track and field teams traveled to East Troy on Tuesday to take on the Trojans.  The boys came away with a 75-71 victory, while the girls fell 95-51.  The highlight of the night was Keagen Stonewerth matching the school record in the pole vault with a jump of 13-9.  Xhonatan Shahollari had a nice day in the triple jump, winning the event with a jump of 36-9.5. Other event winners for the boys were James Ehlen, Brett Harms, Brad Stoll, and Joe Bullis.  The 4x1, 4x4, and 4x8 relays were also all victorious.  On the girls’ side, it was great to see Sarah Ziolkowski get back on the track.  She competed for the first time this season, coming off an injury, and was a member of the winning 4x8 relay team.  Dani Dolan joined her on that relay and also won the 400 and 200.  Lindsay Chase took the shot put, and Liz Mielke took the 800m.  Kelly O'Hara ran a great 100m race, getting beat at the finish by only 0.1 second.  Saturday is the Randy Lyon Memorial held at WHS, honoring former Whippet Randy Lyon.  The meet begins at 10 am.... Read More >>

  • Spanish Club Holds Chocolate Tasting Event
  • Spanish Club students gathered for a Chocolate tasting event. Students tasted chocolate ranging from 90% cocoa or cacao (name for the bean from which chocolate is derived) to 31% cacao. We also tried chocolate varieties that were made with coconut, chili peppers, salted caramel, and sea salt. Finally we enjoyed some milk chocolate and some white chocolate with strawberries. We learned that even white chocolate is made from cocoa butter, a byproduct extracted from the cocoa bean. Voted as favorites were dark chocolate with salted caramel and milk chocolate with salted caramel. ... Read More >>

  • Baseball Defeats Palmyra
  • The Whippet Baseball Team topped Palmyra-Eagle last night by a score of 9 to 5. Whitewater took advantage of 7 Palmyra walks with some timely hits by Julian Sonn, Tyler Hill, Scott Gorsuch, and Bailey Meyer. Whitewater pitchers struggled themselves at times to locate in a tight strike zone giving up 8 walks but battled through to get the win. Scott Gorsuch gave up only 1 earned run over 4 innings, while striking out 7 to earn the win. Tyler Hill came in and pitched the remaining 3 innings, striking out 4, to secure it for the Whippets. Whitewater hosts East Troy on Saturday at 2 p.m. in a Rock Valley Conference double header.... Read More >>

  • Girls' Soccer Defeats Evansville
  • On Mondaythe Whippets traveled to conference rival Evansville and defeated the Blue Devils 1-0, improving their conference record to 3-1-0.  Whitewater's lone goal came in the 28th minute off a direct kick by Megan Reynolds.  Reynolds took the kick, a the result of an Evansville hand ball, 10 yards outside the penalty box placing the ball over the keeper's reach into the back of the net.  Throughout the game Whitewater's defense adopted a bend but not break approach to Evansville's aggressive offense.  The entire defensive unit comprised of Erin McManaway, Abby Ramirez, Stephanie Brown, Erika Levine, and Rebekah Schumacher played an outstanding game.  "All in all the entire team played a complete game and withstood Evansville's aggressive play," commented Coach Dauti.  "Our team defense was excellent, the midfielders played well, and our forwards had some outstanding runs to the goal."  Whitewater improved to 4-1-0 and resumes play on Thursday, hosting McFarland at 4:45 and 6:45.  JV lost to Evansville 6-1 with Cristina Rodriguez scoring the Whippets’ lone goal.... Read More >>

  • Open House to Honor Heidenreich on May 4
  • Lori Heidenreich, high school choir director, is retiring after 31 years of service to the Whitewater School District.  She has touched so many students and families over the years with her musical talents and her extreme dedication.  Please join us for an Open House on May 4th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the high school MPR to wish her well in retirement. This event is being sponsored by the WUSD Music Parents.  If you are willing to help or donate a dessert, please e-mail Diane Dalzin at Read More >>

  • Octagon Members Help with Community Event
  • Octagon Club members Kristof Staniszewski and Michael Hilliger helped out with the UWW-Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 19.... Read More >>

  • Spanish V Students Begin Amazing Race
  • Spanish V has begun their final quarter project - La Carrera Asombrosa (The Amazing Race). Students were divided into 4 teams and will have weekly challenges to win. The first challenge, create a team name and a team logo, and make an introductory video that introduces you to the audience. The first team to finish and therefore win the challenge, Los Diamantes Negros (the Black Diamonds).  View their video at Read More >>

  • Taggart Honored at FFA Banquet
  • High School English teacher Mrs. Mary Taggart was recognized at the FFA Banquet on Wednesday, April 16, for her continual support and dedication to helping youth succeed. She was given the Blue and Gold award which symbolizes the FFA . Taggart commented that blue and gold were her high school colors. Thank you Mrs. Taggart for the positive influence you make on WHS and the Whitewater Community. Pictured left to right are FFA Vice President Karsen Vance, Taggart, and FFA Treasurer Emily VanAcker.... Read More >>

  • Operation Click Winners Notified
  • Sara Foucault and Ryan Anderson will represent Whitewater High School at the Operation Click Banquet on April 25 at Lake Lawn Lodge in Delavan. Sara and Ryan's names were drawn randomly from the names of Operation Click students who signed the Operation Click contracts this school year, and they were surprised by their parents, the Operation Click officers, and Assistant Principal Mr. Joe Lynch on Monday, April 14. Sara and Ryan will now have a chance to win a car donated by Kunes Auto Group. Whitewater students have won the car the last two years. Good luck, Sara and Ryan! Go Whippets!... Read More >>

  • UWW Art Students Visit WHS
  • Art students from the UW-Whitewater Art Metals Department have made several visits to the Ceramics and Sculpture class and Senior Studio over the past week. The students talked about their work and personal motivation, brought examples of jewelry they had made and helped WHS students learn the fascinating technique of chainmail. WHS art students will have the opportunity to visit UW-Whitewater's Art Department and work in the Art Metal studio soon.... Read More >>

  • Hough Scores Four Goals in Victory
  • On MondayWhitewater traveled to East Troy for a varsity only contest and defeated the host Trojans 5-2.  Sophomore Holly Hough had a spectacular night, scoring four goals to pace the Whippets.  Hough's first goal came in the first half, followed by two East Troy goals, and then Hough evened the score 2-2 at halftime.  In the second half, Freshman Milena Maroske scored the first goal of her high school career, followed by two more goals by Hough.  "Once again the team played a complete game, although there will always be room for improvement," commented Coach Dauti.  Whitewater improves to 2-1-0 in Rock Valley Conference play and 2-1-0 overall.  Up next, the Whippets host Janesville Parker in a varsity only contest on Tuesday, April 15, beginning at 5:30pm.... Read More >>

  • Art and Spanish Students Combine for Fieldtrip
  • Forty-one Spanish and Art students travelled to Madison on Friday, April 11. They visited the galleries of the Chazen Museum of Art on the UW campus and then the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art on State Street. Included in their tours was a an iron sculpture by Pablo Picasso which had alongside it the initial sketch, its prototype design, and the final sculpture. Additionally, they were treated to a viewing of a travelling collection of surrealist pieces on loan from the Whitney museum in New York. Their tours concluded with a gallery of works by some of the most famous Mexican modern artists including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Jose Clemente Orozco. ... Read More >>

  • Taveira to Attend World Affairs Seminar
  • The Whitewater Rotary Club has awarded a $500 scholarship to Gabe Taveira to attend the World Affairs Seminar at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin in June!  Gabe will examine world health issues with students and experts from around the world and explore new opportunities for international societies as they adjust to the needs of the future.  Congratulations Gabe!... Read More >>

  • FBLA Members Place at State
  • Congratulations to the following FBLA members for receiving awards at the State Conference.  Members have been working hard all year to demonstrate their Excellence in Action!  Pictured are Erika Levine, Alex Cady, and Melissa Mursch (Digital Design & Promotion--4th Place), Emma Stutzman, Sally Kate Hixson, and Travis Winger (Website Design--4th Place), and Alex Cady and Kayla Wilson (Local Annual Chapter Report--5th Place).  Other top finishers were Kara Ketterhagen (Electronic Career Portfolio--6th Place), and Gianna Creanza & Destine Fuchs (Business Financial Plan--7th Place). ... Read More >>

  • Math Team Places 5th in State
  • Whitewater's Math Team earned 5th place in class B in the State Math Meet. Individually, Jacob Partoll earned 3rd place, while Wentao Guo, Leif Sahyun, and Joshua Nast tied for 8th.... Read More >>

  • Prom Possible to be Held April 23
  • The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School donated gently used dresses for the Prom Possible Project at the Community Clothes Closet this year.  Items are available for young women and men and include suits, ties, pants, small purses, shoes, jewelry, and hair accessories.  Interested students can shop for free from 5 - 8 pm on Wednesday, April 23, at the Congregational Church on Franklin Street. ... Read More >>

  • Girls' Soccer Starts Season with Win
  • On Tuesday, Whippet Girls' Soccer hosted Palmyra Eagle, defeating the Panthers 3-0 on scores from three different players.  In the first half, Ally Quass was fouled in the penalty box and awarded a penalty kick that she placed in the upper right corner of the goal.  Holly Hough then scored on an assist from Rebekah Schumacher. In the second half Autumn Bultman scored a break-away, taking Whitewater up 3-0.  Varsity is now 1-0-0 overall and 1-0-0 in Rock Valley Conference play.  JV defeated Palmyra Eagle 2-0 on two goals by Brittney Piper.  Up next, the Whippets host Big Foot on Thursday, April 10, beginning at 4:45 and 6:45.... Read More >>

  • Teal Named Outstanding Adviser
  • Congratulations to Mrs. Cynthia Teal.  She was named Wisconsin’s Outstanding High School Local Chapter Adviser at the State FBLA Conference in Appleton on Monday, April 7.... Read More >>

  • Cady Earns State FBLA Scholarship
  • Alex Cady received the Lorraine Missling Scholarship during the opening session at the State FBLA Conference on Monday, April 7. This is the first time a scholarship of this type has ever been received by a Whitewater student. Recipients must be a member of Wisconsin FBLA and show a serious intent to enroll in an approved program leading to a degree in business education, information technology, business administration, or accounting. Alex will be majoring in accounting at Winona State University this fall. Congratulations, Alex!... Read More >>

  • FBLA Members Prepare for State
  • Seventeen FBLA members will be competing at the State FBLA Leadership Conference Monday and Tuesday at the Radisson Paper Valley Conference Center in Appleton.  As pictured, the Website Design team, Sally Kate Hixson, Emma Stutzman, and Travis Winger, practices their presentation with high school staff members as their audience.  All qualifiers have been working hard preparing for their events in the hopes of earning a spot at the National FBLA Conference to be held in Nashville this summer.  Good luck!... Read More >>

  • Band Travels to New Orleans
  • Whitewater High School Symphonic Band traveled to New Orleans during their Spring Break. Forty-three students and seven chaperones departed on March 22, at 8 pm, and made their first stop in Memphis, Tennessee. It was here that the students toured Sun Studios, Graceland, Beale Street, and Gibson Guitar Factory. From there the group continued their journey to New Orleans. They spent the next four days touring the city and neighborhood. Highlights from the trip included performances at Metairie Manor, Jackson Square, and Grace King High School, as well as a visit to Destrehan Plantation, a Natchez Dinner Cruise, a Preservation Hall Private performance, Mulates Cajun food and music, and Mardi Gras World. Director Abi Pulvermacher stated, “The symphonic band had an unforgettable experience and represented their families, the community, and themselves with great pride, and I couldn't be more proud.... Read More >>

  • Basketball Players Honored
  • The Rock Valley North recently released its conference awards list for basketball.  Senior Brooke Trewyn was named the girls’ Player of the Year while Coach Judy Harms was named the girls’ Coach of the Year.  Trewyn received a spot on the first team along with junior Sarah Schumacher.  Freshman Myriama Smith-Traore was named to the girls’ second team, and honorable mention honors were awarded to Dani Dolan and Kailey Reynolds. On the boys’ side, senior Scott Gorsuch was named to the second team while Josh Nast and Brett Harms received honorable mention honors.... Read More >>

  • Ceramics Students Say Farewell to Student Teacher
  • Ceramics and Sculpture students were treated to pizza eaten off ceramic plates they created in order to celebrate student teacher Kathrine Prohaska's last day at WHS. Because her teaching certification will be K-12, she will travel to Harmony Elementary School in Milton for the rest of the semester to complete her student teaching experience. Thank you, Mrs. Prohaska!... Read More >>

  • Students Participate in Model UN
  • Whitewater High School students are taking part in the 2014 Wisconsin High School Model United Nations. This event features over 1,000 students from around the state of Wisconsin. The event is being held on the campus of UW-Milwaukee.... Read More >>

  • Pelayo Selected for Honors Choir
  • Josh Pelayo will be participating in the North Central American Choral Directors Honors Choir in Des Moines, Iowa from March 20-22, 2014. Josh had to submit an audio recording to be selected for this choir. Students from six states will join together for rehearsals and present a concert on Saturday. The Music Parent Association sponsored his participation.... Read More >>

  • Students Assist with Elementary School Fine Arts Night
  • Several high school students assisted with LINCS Fine Arts Night, held at the high school on Tuesday, March 18.... Read More >>

  • NHS Hosts International Students for Weekend
  • The International Student Exchange Weekend at Whitewater has officially begun!  Students from Italy, Spain, France, Thailand, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Norway, Taiwan, Germany, Slovakia, Finland, and Indonesia are being hosted by members of the National Honor Society.  The weekend began with a pizza party sponsored by the Rotary Club, relationship building activities in the LMC, and games in the gym.  A huge thank you goes out to Ron Binning, Greg Stewart, Kate Kolak, Barry DeKemper, and Sara Baumel for making this weekend an awesome experience and huge success.... Read More >>

  • Math Students Celebrate Pi Day On 3/14 
  • Some of our math students made shirts and pies to celebrate Pi Day on 3/14.  The kitchen staff also made homemade pie for lunch for the students.... Read More >>

  • Is It Magic? No, It's Science!
  • All elementary school students in the Whitewater School District are invited to attend Science Night 2014 at Whitewater High School on Wednesday evening, March 19, from 6:00-8:00 pm. The science teachers of Whitewater High School, in conjunction with UW-Whitewater Science faculty, have assembled a number of activities/demonstrations for elementary students to experience. There are over 55 exhibits in all, presented by Whitewater High School students and parent volunteers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit to see the list of exhibits. You will wonder: is it magic, or is it science? Find out, at Science Night!... Read More >>

  • Senior Earns Kohl Scholarship
  • Destine Fuchs is the winner of a 2014 Kohl Initiative Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a high level of motivation to achieve, have shown strong promise for achieving success in college and beyond, and have overcome significant personal obstacles or adversity, but have not yet received other academic-based scholarships. Destine's record of success in the classroom and extra-curricular activities stands on its own. Much of her success is owed to her work ethic and motivation, perhaps even greater is her positive attitude with which she faces any challenge in her path. Destine is very deserving of this award. She will be using this scholarship to attend UW-Oshkosh next fall.... Read More >>

  • Freshmen Qualify for State NHD
  • Freshman students who placed at the local National History Day competition recently competed in the National History Day South Central Regional competition at the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison. As a result of that competition, several individual and student groups advanced to the State Competition which will be held at Edgewood College in Madison on Saturday, May 3rd. Events qualifying for state included the following: Michael Hilliger, Senior Individual Documentary; Linda Vo and Kelsey Herold, Senior Group Exhibit; Mitchell Dalzin and Tyler Niemuth, Senior Group Website; Michael Fernandez and Connor Laue, Senior Group Website. In addition, the following were named alternates for the state competition: Abbie Childs and Clara Sallmann, Senior Group Exhibit; Justin Brantmeier and Thomas McManaway, Senior Group Website.... Read More >>

  • JV Boys Compete at Conference
  • Whitewater finished third in the JV Conference Swim Meet on Tuesday, February 4, at Elkhorn High School. WHS went one, two in the 200 IM; David Hiebert won, and Devin Samaranayake took second.  Gabe Heller took second in the 200 Free, David Hiebert won the 100 Fly, and Mitchell Dalzin took second in the 400 free - an event he had never competed in before.  Gabe Heller took second in the 100 Back, and the A 200 Free Relay swam by Chamath Gunawardena, Anatoly Parker, Gabe Heller, and Mitchell Dalzin took 2nd place.  All Whitewater swimmers placed in at least one event.... Read More >>

  • Parliamentary Procedure Team Advances
  • The Whitewater FFA sent their parliamentary procedure team, creed speakers, and discussion meet participants to Delavan-Darien for their district speaking contest. The parliamentary procedure team tied for first place and will be moving on to Sectionals in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin in March. They have been practicing twice a week at 6:45 am in the agriculture room to prepare for this competition. Good luck to them at Sectionals!  Pictured is the parliamentary procedure team of Karsen Vance, Liz Mielke, Emily Heckert, Bridgett Hoffmann, Courtney Frie, Emily VanAcker, and Emily Stoll, along with Logan Wells, Wisconsin FFA President. ... Read More >>

  • Vocalists Participate in Conference Honors Choir
  • A large group of vocal music students was selected to participate in the Rock Valley Conference Honors Choir at Evansville High School on Thursday, January 30, 2014.  They are pictured with Honors Choir Director Michael Ross.... Read More >>

  • FBLA Competes at Regionals
  • Nearly 40 FBLA members competed at the Regional FBLA Conference in Chilton, Wisconsin, on Saturday, February 1.  After a day of intense competition, 16 students earned the right to advance to the State level of competition in Appleton in April.  They are Alex Cady, Gianna Creanza, Destine Fuchs, Brett Harms, Sally Kate Hixson, Erika Levine, Sarah Malek, Ben Matthews, Melissa Mursch, Tanner Musgrove, Chelsea Niemuth, Tyler Niemuth, Katie Scherer, Emma Stutman, Julianna Weisbrod, and Travis Winger.  Overall, the Whitewater Chapter placed 8th out of 27 schools.  Congratulations!... Read More >>

  • Spanish I Students Engage in Food Fight
  • Students in Spanish I got caught up in "una palea de comida" a food fight to practice their vocabulary. In order to throw food at another student, each had to say the Spanish term first or be disqualified from the game.... Read More >>

  • POPS Concert Set for February 9
  • The 50th annual Whitewater schools POPS Concert will be Sunday, February 9, 2014, with food service starting at noon and the concert starting at 1:00 pm. This concert is a fundraiser for the Whitewater Music Parents Association. Admission is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for seniors; children 12th grade and under are free.  This year, the finale will be a medley from “Oliver,” a piece that was performed on the very first POPS Concert. The choirs will join together for the finale and be joined by members of the Friends and Family Choir. Anyone who would like to sing in the finale that was a part of the music program throughout the past 50 years should contact Lori Heidenreich.... Read More >>

  • Basketball Team Hosts RedOut
  • On Friday night the WHS girls’ basketball team and the Washington Elementary PATT organization teamed up to promote the fight for childhood heart disease.   The groups sponsored a “REDOUT” which stands for Recognize, Educate, Dedicate, Orchestrate, Understand, Teach, and refers to the need for people to be heart healthy. The VIPs at the event were the "Heart Hero" boys Zach Tomomitsu, Hunter Peters, James Foucault, Andre Schert, and Jack Hartmann, who were all born with congenital heart disease.  The boys joined the pre-game huddle.... Read More >>

  • Track Coach to Enter Hall of Fame
  • Mark Maas, former Head Track and Field Coach for Whitewater High School, has been chosen to be inducted into the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Maas coached track and field for 33 years including as the head coach at WHS from 1994-2009. During that time, Maas's teams captured 28 conference meet championships (including 15 consecutive for the girls' teams), 13 Regional and 6 Sectional meet championships, 3 WIAA State meet runner-ups, and 2 WIAA State meet championships (girls 1997 & 1999). Also, under Maas's tutelage, 17 individual & relay State championships were won. Maas will join fellow former Whitewater High School track coaches Phil Nelson and Dirk Siebold in the hall of fame, along with former Whippet athletes Brent Gnatzig, Jenny Paynter, and Julie Paynter. ... Read More >>

  • Early Graduates Present Portfolios
  • Whitewater High School students graduating early presented their career and academic portfolios for parents, teachers, and community members on Monday, January 20, 2014.  Students shared examples of their best work, involvement in activities and work experience, community service, and their career and academic plans after high school. ... Read More >>

  • Percussionists Attend Workshop
  • On Friday, January 17, the Whitewater High School Percussion Ensemble participated in Day of Percussion at UW-Whitewater. Throughout the day, WHS percussionists participated in master classes on snare drum, timpani, keyboard instruments, and a drumming circle. The WHS percussion ensemble was a featured ensemble during the evening concert where they played Soca-ing Wet, by Josh Gottry, and Stinkin' Garbage, by Ed Argenziano. Pictured are Roland Luckett and Mitch Lema.... Read More >>

  • Student Teachers Saying Farewell
  • Whitewater High School is saying farewell to three student teachers at the end of the semester.  Mr. Feder will take on the role of Angela Ketter’s long term sub at the middle school for her maternity leave.  Ms. Hernke will be subbing in the district and will serve as an assistant track coach this spring.  Mrs. Parry is pursuing long term subbing opportunities in other districts.  We thank them for their service and wish them only the best in their educational careers.  We will be joined by a new student teacher third quarter.  Kathrine Prohaska will be student teaching with Mrs. Brigham-Schmuhl.... Read More >>

  • Students Sing in State Honors Choir
  • On Friday and Saturday, January 10-11, five men and two women from WHS participated in the Wisconsin Choral Directors State Honors Choir in Milwaukee.  They performed the concert at the Pabst Theater on Saturday afternoon. Participants were Katie Julson and Hannah Tuinstra, John Bresser, Connor Dalzin, Caleb Hintz, Josh Pelayo, and Kristof Staniszewski.... Read More >>

  • Students Share PLTW Experiences
  • The Project Lead the Way Advisory Board for Whitewater High School met on January 15, 2014, during which time four students from the PLTW program shared experiences and projects from their classes.  Freshmen Tyler Niemuth and Jacob Lee shared their experiences in the Introduction to Engineering Design class, speaking about one project in particular where they manufactured a puzzle cube.  They also spoke of learning to use the Inventor software.  Juniors Gabe Heller and Jason Shelbourn shared some of their projects from the Digital Electronics course including one of their logic circuits for a voting machine and their BOEBot robots.  They shared hand drawn designs from their engineering notebooks and electronic designs from the Multisim software.  ... Read More >>

  • School Receives Math and Science Grant
  • Whitewater High School was presented a $500 grant from the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance program on January 14. Andy Gill, owner of the Whitewater Gas, Inc. Mobil, located at 1184 Main Street, Whitewater, nominated the school for the grant.  The grant money is to be used to support the math and science programs.... Read More >>

  • Musicians Play in Honors Band
  • On Saturday, January 18, six students from Whitewater High School attended the Rock Valley Honors Conference Band at Clinton. Here they worked with guest clinician Prof. Matthew Gregg of UW-Platteville. Students had a day full of rehearsals and sectionals and ended the evening with a concert. Participants wereKarsen Vance, Caleb Hintz, Samson Shekey, Nathan Barrett, John Bresser, and Anatoly Parker.... Read More >>

  • Horticulture Class Provides Produce
  • Students in Mr. Majors’ horticulture class have been growing tomatoes and recently harvested some to be used in our school food service. Students have been pruning, fertilizing, and watering in order to produce a quality crop. The vines are over eight feet tall and are producing well. Pictured are Andrew Lathrop and Ben Kastern presenting tomatoes they grew to Mrs. Griep.  Also pictured are Kimberly Powell-Farage, Renee Reid, and Makenzy Wilson with some of the vines. The seeds were planted in July, and the plants are producing using natural lighting. ... Read More >>

  • Swimmers Support Cancer Fundraiser
  • Every swimmer who was entered in the Connor Bourke Relay Meet on Saturday received a pink swim cap on arrival and wore them during their warm-ups. This is the 6th year that the Fort Atkinson Boys’ Swim Team has hosted the Connor Bourke Relays, and this year they decided to go PINK.  All the proceeds donated by the teams involved will be split betweenTomorrow's Hope and Fort Health Care to help cover the cost of Mammograms to help fight breast cancer.Many thanks go to our boys and their families for their generous support in memory of Connor.... Read More >>

  • School Holds Safety Assembly
  • As part of an assembly on school safety on January 10, students, staff, and members of the police department demonstrated strategies for dealing with an armed intruder. Students were introduced to the safety philosophy of "run, hide, fight."... Read More >>

  • Swimmers Continue to Shatter Records
  • Jon Zimdars broke 3 individual team records and was part of 2 relay team records at the Boys’ Swim Meet on Thursday, January 2.  The team started with a bang and ended with one, too.  Wentao Guo, Benny Liang, Jason Shelbourn, and Zimdars teamed up to break the 200 Medley Relay record with a time of 1:47.53.  Zimdars set records in the 200 IM (2:06.11), smashed his own 500 Freestyle record by 5 seconds (5:02.87), and led off the record setting 400 Free Relay with a 51.16, for a new 100 Free record.  The foursome dropped the 400 Free Relay record to 3:32.58.... Read More >>

  • Girls' Basketball Sponsors REDOUT
  • The girls’ basketball team is planning a REDOUT for their game against Palmyra on January 24. T-shirts can be purchased from members of the girls' basketball program through Monday, January 6. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.  Students can register online at  to participate in the fundraising.
    Recognize: The warning signs of a heart attack & stroke
    Educate: Yourself on how to live a heart healthy lifestyle
    Dedicate: Time and effort to reaching your health goals
    Orchestrate: A health plan and stick to it
    Understand: The risk factors of heart disease & stroke 
    Teach: Others what you have learned 

    ...

  • FBLA Giving Tree Raises $750
  • The FBLA Giving Tree Project was another success this year!  Students and staff donated nearly $750 to be used to sponsor local families for the holidays.  Mrs. Teal's first hour Advanced Accounting class enjoyed a complimentary breakfast sponsored by the FBLA chapter for having the highest donations--$7.21 per student.  Congratulations!... Read More >>

  • NHS Members Recycle Old Technology
  • National Honor Society members help the environment by recycling empty ink cartridges, used cell phones, tablets, Ipods, gaming systems and lap top computers through the Green School and Smart Gadget Programs!  People who wish to participate should bring items to the Whitewater High School Student Services Office.  Funds raised are donated to many worthwhile causes!... Read More >>

  • Physics Students Construct Rube Goldberg Machines
  • Physics students have begun constructing their very own Rube Goldberg machines. The machines are named for the famous cartoonist who was known for his overly complicated designs for devices that completed only one simple task. Students must design and construct their own machine that rings a bell exactly two times in at least five steps. Designs must also incorporate at least three of the six simple machines: inclined plane, lever, pulley, wheel and axle, wedge, and screw.... Read More >>

  • NHS Members Adopt a Family
  • On December 14, National Honor Society members used money raised in the Homecoming Coin Contest and Holiday Fruit Basket Fundraiser to purchase $400 in gifts for a Whitewater family in need.... Read More >>

  • DE Students Begin BOEBot Assembly
  • Digital Electronics students are beginning to assemble their BOEBot robots.  The first task will be to get them to drive in a straight line, then in a square.  Eventually, students will program them using a variety of sensors so that they will do things including turn if they bump into an object, recognize if they are about to fall off of a table, be able to follow a light source, be able to follow each other, climb without tipping over, move small objects, and work their way through a maze.  All of these tasks could be applied to real life situations such as using robots for search and rescue.... Read More >>

  • Old and New Record Holders Meet
  • During half-time of the Whitewater/McFarland basketball game on December 11, the girls’ team recognized WHS alum Kristi Pease. Kristi established a school individual scoring record during the inaugural years of the girls' basketball program. She scored 1055 points from 1976-1980, a total which stood as the WHS scoring record for over 30 years. Last season, Brooke Trewyn finally broke this long standing record by scoring 1231 points in her first three seasons. Brooke presented Kristi with a team autographed Whippet basketball and extended appreciation to Kristi for attending the game while on a business trip to Wisconsin from her home in Arizona. ... Read More >>

  • Bands Hold Winter Concert; Quilt to be Raffled
  • On Wednesday, December 11, the Jazz Band opened the annual holiday concert with Oop Bop Sh'Bam and featured John Bresser on Trumpet and Jimmy King on Trombone. The second chart, Georgia on My Mind featured Caleb Hintz on Alto Saxophone. Other tunes featured Johnny Stutzman on Trumpet, Jamison DuClos on Alto Saxophone, and Nathan Barrett on Trombone. Next, the Symphonic Band performed pieces including Mazama, Chanson Triste, and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen as recorded by Mannheim Steamroller. In addition to a fabulous concert, the band kicked off a Quilt Raffle. The quilt is titled Pinwheels in Mothers Garden and is machine washable and dry-able. Tickets are on Sale for $10 each and can be purchased by contacting Band Director Abi Pulvermacher. The quilt will be raffled off on February 9 at the 50th Annual Pops Concert.... Read More >>

  • NHS and FFA Assemble Fruit Baskets
  • Members of the National Honor Society and FFA delivered holiday fruit gifts to Whitewater citizens who receive Meals on Wheels on December 12. National Honor Society members also assembled Holiday Fruit Baskets with members of the Whitewater Rotary Club at Golden State Foods on December 13.... Read More >>

  • Classes Do an Hour of Code
  • Whitewater High School math classes participated in the international “Hour of Code” activity during Computer Science Education Week in December.  The Hour of Code was created by the founders of code.orgto introduce students to computer science.  Some classes used activities provided at, while others, such as Pre-Calculus, learned to write programs for their TI graphing calculators that will assist them in the future with their study of mathematics. ... Read More >>

  • Music Masters Present Madrigal
  • On Saturday, December 7, 2013, the Music Masters Ensemble presented the 18th Annual Madrigal Dinner. The evening began with a trumpeter and crier presenting the ensemble. There are many portions to the program including the Wassail and Toasts, the Boar's Head, and the Flaming Pudding. Small ensembles entertain guests while they are eating, and the finale of the first half is the always entertaining sword fight. The second half of the evening is the concert portion with Music Masters performing a wide variety of music mainly from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, but some modern pieces were incorporated into the concert. The evening ends with alumni joining the Music Masters for the final song.... Read More >>

  • Octagon Members Sing Carols
  • The Whitewater Community Optimist Club held their 21st annual Breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday morning, December 7.  WHS Octagon Club members participated by singing carols.  The Octagon Club continued planning to spread holiday cheer by caroling at Hearthstone on Sunday.... Read More >>

  • New Members Inducted Into NHS
  • The 57th Annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony took place on December 4. Twenty-three new juniors and seniors were selected for membership by the faculty based on outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, and service to school and community. Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher are notified by the NHS advisor of their eligibility and encouraged to apply if they are interested in being considered for membership.  Faculty evaluation is used during the selection process to support the strength of a student’s candidacy in the areas of leadership, character, and service.... Read More >>

  • Boys Win Four Relays
  • On December 5, the Boys’ Swim Team competed in the SLC Conference Relays. The team finished in 4th place, winning four relays: the 1000 Crescendo, 200 Butterfly, 400 Backstroke, and 400 Freestyle.  These relays were swum by Jason Shelbourn, Benny Liang, Wentao Guo, and Jon Zimdars. Jon Zimdars set a new school record with his lead off swim in the 100 Backstroke. The 400 Freestyle Relay reset the school record that they broke this past Tuesday.... Read More >>

  • Freshmen and Lead Dogs Participate in Team Building
  • Lead Dogs and their Whippet groups participated in Duct Tape races as a team-builder during SAFT on Thursday, December 5. Teams needed to work together, communicate, and encourage each other in order to cross the finish line. Just like many activities in life, the teams that had the most success were those who worked together best. When Whippet groups were not racing they were engaged in discussions regarding extra-curricular involvement, academics, and general high school happenings. ... Read More >>

  • Zimdars Sets Four New School Records
  • Jon Zimdars set four new school records at the first boys’ swim meet of the season on Tuesday, December 3.  Jon smashed the 200 Freestyle record, finishing in 1:53.9 and breaking the old mark by 8 seconds, and then he broke the 500 Freestyle record by 14 seconds, with a 5:08.3.  In the last event of the evening, two records were set.  Jon led off the 400 Freestyle relay, breaking the 100 Freestyle record in a 51.9, which helped him and his teammates Jason Shelbourn, Wentao Guo, and Benny Liang set a new relay record of 4:36.60.... Read More >>

  • Studio 84 to Host Play
  • Freshman Devon Fleming will be one of 3 actors performing in Bradley Hayword's "20 Books in Search of a Reader," directed by Karen McCulloch, at Studio 84, on Saturday, December 7, at 7 pm. The show consists of 21 short scenes and 21 costume changes and is full of clever literary references. Tickets are $3 each, and all proceeds go directly to Studio 84's TVAP (Theatre/Visual Arts Program) programming. Please call 262. 812.7560 for tickets, or pick them up at Studio 84 at 121 W. Center Street.... Read More >>

  • Spanish Students Celebrate Fesitval de Graffiti
  • During the Festival de Graffiti in Barcelona, Spain, graffiti artists from all over the world spend a week putting their art all over the city. Spanish V students read an article describing the festival and then created their own Festival de Graffiti and even made a graffiti wall. ... Read More >>

  • Pair Nominated for Kohl Scholarship
  • Whitewater High School is proud to announce that Elizabeth Mielke and Brad Stoll were selected to participate in the Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship Program this year. Congratulations, and Good Luck, Elizabeth and Brad!... Read More >>

  • Stutzman Selected for Leadership Conference
  • Emma Stutzman was selected to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar at UW-Whitewater from June 13-15, 2014, for her outstanding achievement and leadership qualities! Congratulations, Emma!... Read More >>

  • Field Study Students Visit Geometry Class
  • UW-Whitewater field study students visited Mr. Mike Tamblyn’s 6th hour Geometry class to observe and work on an activity with the students. Their visit ended with a discussion of teaching techniques.... Read More >>

  • Programmers Compete at MSOE
  • The computer programming team of Connor Rupke, Wentao Guo, Gabe Heller, and Chamath Gunawardena competed at the Milwaukee School of Engineering on Friday, November 22.  The team finished 8th out of 27 teams, working for 2.5 hours to solve a series of 9 problems of varying degrees of difficulty.  UPDATE: MSOE is rescoring one of the problems, which will vault the Whitewater team into third place.... Read More >>

  • NHS Surprises Students in Study Center
  • National Honor Society members served ice cream sundaes for students studying in the LMC after school on Thursday, November 21. ... Read More >>

  • Student/Staff Musical Set to Open Tonight
  • The fall musical Miracle on 34th Street opens Thursday, November 21, and runs through Saturday, with shows at 7:30 pm each evening.  The show is a joint student/staff production and will serve as a fundraiser for the Kuske Drama Scholarship.  Tickets are available from 3:00 until the time of the show from the ticket booth outside the auditorium.  Oh, and don't forget to have your photo taken with Santa after the show!... Read More >>

  • Reception to be Held for International Students
  • Please join us after school in the high school library on Monday, November 25, for an International Student Social. Come meet Giorgia and Kawita and learn about Italy and Thailand! Cookies, cake, and refreshments will be offered at this event, which is sponsored by the International Student Exchange Club.... Read More >>

  • Pair Named Students of the Month
  • Samson Shekey and Hye-Hyun Kang were honored as the Whitewater Optimists Club Students of the Month at a luncheon on November 19. Both students were nominated for involvement in numerous school activities, leadership, and exemplifying positive attitudes in all their efforts.... Read More >>

  • Hebert Signs Letter of Intent
  • On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, WHS Senior Callie Hebert signed a National Letter of Intent to attend UW-W Madison as a member of their Division I Crew (rowing) team. The photo shows Callie after signing the Letter with her parents, Steve and Colleen Hebert.... Read More >>

  • Band Director Accepts Grant
  • Abi Pulvermacher, middle school and high school instrumental music instructor, was recently awarded a $500 grant from the Association of American Educators (AAE) to help the instrumental music program at the high school.  Pictured is Kristi Lacroix, AAE WI - Regional Membership Director presenting the check to Abi.... Read More >>

  • Nine Whippet Football Players Receive Honors
  • The Rock Valley North Conference recently announced its first and second team all conference players.  Brad Stoll was Whitewater’s lone first-team selection.  The senior offensive lineman helped the Whippets average 190.3 yards rushing and 111.8 yards passing per game. Receiving second-team honors for the Whippets were senior quarterback Scott Gorsuch, junior running back John Saylor, junior offensive lineman Peter McCrea, sophomore defensive end Daniel Soto, and senior linebacker Kyle Hough. Gorsuch led the Whippets in both passing (1,003 yards, 10 TDs) and rushing (733 yards, 7 TDs); Saylor rushed for 729 yards and six touchdowns, McCrea teamed with Stoll to help Whitewater average over 300 yards of offense.  Soto, a sophomore had 35 tackles and a team-high six quarterback sacks, and Hough made 54 tackles while intercepting one pass. The Whippet seniors Anthony Juoni (283 receiving yards, 4 TDs), Dallas Jones (40 tackles, 89 yards receiving, 1 TD) and Johnny Stutzman were all named honorable mention.... Read More >>

  • Swimmers Place 16th at State
  • Congratulations to the Whippets on their 16th place finish at State!  Swimmers Sara Foucault, Callie Hebert, Debra Krebs, Kassie Yeazel, and Sydney Zimdars had a fantastic meet to end the 2013 season. The Whippets started it off with a 12th place finish in the 200 Medley Relay, improving from the 14th place seed. The 200 Individual Medley was a strong event with both of our Individual qualifiers swimming.  Callie placed 12th overall, up 4 spots from her 16th seed.  Sara ended up in a very close race finishing just .04 off the coveted 6th place podium spot for a 7th place finish with a season best time of 2:11.75.  Sara swam again, putting in her season best time in the 500 Freestyle, finishing 12th.  Callie broke her own school record in the 100 Breaststroke, holding her 11th place seed.  The 400 Freestyle Relay team of Kassie, Sydney, Callie, and Sara also finished with a new school record. Seeded 13th, the girls put together a fantastic race to finish 10th overall with a 3:43.11, dropping 1.4 seconds off the school record! The swimmers extend a thank you to all the fans that came up to support them. ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Members Travel to Cleveland
  • Eighteen FBLA members traveled through the night on Thursday, November 14, 2013, and arrived early Friday morning in Cleveland, Ohio, for the FBLA National Fall Leadership Conference.  After arriving in Cleveland, members toured the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Brown's Stadium. The conference opened Friday evening, with members from over 20 states in attendance, with keynote Bill Cordes sharing a message that encouraged participants to think about using different life strategies to empower themselves to live better lives. The conference continued through the day on Saturday, November 16, providing students with many workshop opportunities and concluding with a closing session that evening. ... Read More >>

  • Vocalists Participate in State Event
  • Whitewater High School choral students participated in the statewide “Singing in Wisconsin” event in Milwaukee on Saturday, November 9. Students rehearsed during the day and presented a concert at 4:00 pm. There were four sites across the state where the exact same music was being performed at the same time, hence the name. Twelve students were members of the Mixed Choir, and two were in the Women’s Choir.  Participants included Lizzy Morgan-Markham, Derek Fuchs, Destine Fuchs, Valka Amiti, Tabitha Osborne, Samantha Stark, Sage Babcock, Connor Murray, Michelle Gantz, Laura Gilpatrick, Hannah Hitchcock, Katie JulsonKristof Staniszewski, Natalia Cuevas, and Remi VanDaele.... Read More >>

  • Hebert to Sign Letter of Intent
  • Callie Hebert will be signing her NCAA Division 1 Letter of Intent to attend UW-Madison on Tuesday, November 19, in the high school MPR at 3:20.  Callie will become a Badger and participate on their crew (rowing) team.  All are welcome to come to the MPR to celebrate with Callie.... Read More >>

  • WHS Hosts Career Fair
  • WHS hosted its third annual career fair on Wednesday, November 13. Juniors and seniors had the opportunity to visit with a variety of professionals and educational organizations to learn more about their career(s) of interest. We want to thank the business people and organizations that generously gave their time to support this learning opportunity for students. ... Read More >>

  • Juniors and Seniors Learn About Financial Aid Options
  • Earlier this week, WHS juniors and seniors listened to a presentation on financial aid and student loans. The presentation was given by Denise Kaminski from UW-Credit Union. Financing a post-secondary education can be a daunting and confusing endeavor, and this presentation seemed to help clarify and share important information. The PowerPoint Ms. Kaminski used is located in the Quick Links section to the left.... Read More >>

  • Digital Electronics Students Begin Work with Digital Logic Boards
  • Students in Digital Electronics are completing their first project on the Digital Logic Board. They are using the Multisim software to create designs for logic circuits and then wiring their designs into the board. Their first project is called "Majority Vote" and deals with election results and tiebreaking procedures within a four person board of directors. These boards also contain a programmable logic chip, so eventually students will download their circuits directly to the chip. The boards were purchased through a grant from the NEA Foundation.... Read More >>

  • Six Events Qualify for State
  • The Girls’ Swim Team finished in 6th place at the Sectional Meet at UW-Whitewater on Saturday, November 9, qualifying six events for State. Congratulations to the Medley Relay team of Debra Krebs, Callie Hebert, Sara Foucault, and Kassie Yeazel on qualifying for the State Meet along with Sara Foucault in the 200 Individual Medley and 500 Freestyle, Callie Hebert in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke, and the team of Kassie Yeazel, Sydney Zimdars, Callie Hebert, and Sara Foucault in the 400 Freestyle Relay. The State meet will take place this Friday, November 15, at 6:30pm, at the UW-Madison Natatorium.  Come cheer on the Whippets as they race in the fastest meet of the year!... Read More >>

  • High School Mentors Work with Middle School Students
  • A group of WHS Peer Mentors and Lead Dogs served as small group leaders at the Whitewater Middle School Courage Retreat on November 6.... Read More >>

  • Students Attend Diversity Forum
  • Students from Mr. Greg Stewart’s American Government and AP Human Geography classes attended the 2013 Campus Diversity Forum at UW-Whitewater. The theme focused on the role of education in overcoming barriers to civil rights and social justice.  Students had the opportunity to hear from a panel that answered questions relating to the Mississippi Summer Project. After the forum, students had the opportunity to visit with Chude Allen, a veteran of the Mississippi Summer Project and Jerry Ligon, a historian who was the co-author of many articles and chapters on Mississippi Freedom Schools.... Read More >>

  • Club Experiences Spanish Restaurant
  • Sixteen students accompanied Mrs. Kate Kolak & Ms. Sandy Mansfield to downtown Milwaukee on Wednesday night, November 6, to enjoy authentic Spanish food (the kind from Spain not Mexico). The students were treated to Sangría (a citrus fruit punch with fresh fruit chunks), croquetas (breaded balls of mashed potatoes with ham), patatas bravas (potatoes with a spicy tomato sauce), albondigas (meatballs), tortilla española (potato and egg dish) and paella (a signature Spanish rice dish with chicken and pork). We learned that the word paella means "throw together whatever is found" and referred to a meal that workers would throw together in the morning, place on a wood fire in the ground where it would cook all day. Apparently, this was the early crock pot!  ¡Delicioso!... Read More >>

  • Students Providing Free Child Care for Conferences
  • Students of Ms. Weilbrenner's Assistant Child Care Teacher class are running a Free Day Care Service for kids during parent/teacher conferences. Staff and parents alike are able to take advantage of this service as students work towards their ACCT Certification.  No reservations are required.... Read More >>

  • CC Athletes Compete at State
  • Brett Harms was able to repeat his performance from one year ago claiming the 5th spot (out of 150) at the State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 2.  His time of 16:14 ranked overall with all division 1, 2, and 3 runners has afforded him his second straight 2nd team all-state performance. Sarah Ziolkowski competed in her first WIAA State meet after missing out by one place last season.  As the final turns passed her by, she dug down looking for everyone and anyone in her away as she finished in 22nd overall (out of 151).  Brett and Sarah are superb students and will earn academic all-state awards later this winter.... Read More >>

  • WHS Players Prepare Holiday Event
  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Whitewater High School.  WHS Players, under the direction of Jim McCulloch and Lori Heidenreich, are currently working on a production of Meredith Willson’s “Miracle on 34th Street.” Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite produced by 20th Century Fox Pictures.   A talented group of over 35 student actors and musicians as well as 25 faculty and staff will come together for 3 nights of holiday magic to benefit the drama scholarship fund.   Pictured are some of the cast rehearsing a scene from the show which runs November 21-23 at the WHS auditorium. ... Read More >>

  • Staff Defeats Students in Basketball
  • There was a great turnout at the Staff vs Students basketball game on Friday, November 1, in the WHS gym.  Funds raised will help 40 students from WHS take a cultural excursion to Guatemala and Belize during Spring Break 2015. While in Guatemala the students will do some volunteer work at an orphanage in Antigua. It was a close game, but after last year's loss, the staff team was determined and came out on top, 53-45.... Read More >>

  • Can I Kiss You?
  • Mr. Mike Domitrz, WHS Class of 1988, was a guest speaker hosted by the SADD chapter for an assembly for juniors and seniors on Wednesday, October 30, called, "Can I Kiss You?"  Domitrz is the founder of the Date Safe Project and the "Can I Kiss You?" program. He presents a powerful personal story. Through this interactive school assembly, students were provided the tools needed for learning respect of boundaries, healthy relationships, consent, bystander intervention, sexual assault prevention, and supporting survivors and making the best choices regarding dating, intimacy, alcohol, and helping friends. ... Read More >>

  • District Honors Kohl Nominees
  • School Counselor Mrs. Pamela Sonmor-Wintz was selected by the high school staff to represent them as this year’s Kohl Fellowship nominee. If selected for a fellowship, she would be one of only one hundred educators to receive a $1000 award and a matching $1000 grant for their school. She would then move on to be reviewed for the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year program.  Also pictured are nominees Diana Callope (WMS), Justin Stewart (LINCS), and Valerie Troxel (Washington).... Read More >>

  • Pair Presents Summer Research
  • Seniors Kyle Hough and Scott Zahn participated in the UW-Whitewater Nanoscience Symposium Poster Session on Friday, October 18th, where they presented their research from the Summer Research Immersion Experience from this past summer. Hough and Zahn worked alongside faculty mentors and undergraduate researchers at UW-Whitewater and UW-Rock County to research the effects of different types of bulbs on DNA damage when exposed to UV-activated nanoparticles.

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  • Two Whippets Qualify for State
  • Two Whippet athletes qualified individually for state on Saturday, October 26, at the WIAA D2 Sectional CC meet.  Both the girls’ and boys’ teams finished in 3rd place overall, which is one place away from qualifying as a team.  Sarah Ziolkowski was able to earn her place at the state meet next weekend as one of the top five individuals not on the qualifying teams.  On the boys’ side, Brett Harms won his third straight sectional title and earned his fourth trip to the state meet.  Sarah will race at the State Cross Country Meet on Saturday, November 2, at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids at 12:05.  Brett will be running at 1:50.... Read More >>

  • Students to Take on Staff in Basketball
  • The second annual WHS Students vs. Staff Basketball Game will be held on Friday, November 1.  During Spring Break of 2015, Whitewater High School students will travel to Guatemala and Belize to learn and experience their cultures. Those students, along with the WHS Spanish Club, invite the community of Whitewater to enjoy this event.  Tip-off will be at 6:30 pm in the WHS gym. While in Guatemala, the WHS students will volunteer at an orphanage in the small town of Antigua.  On November 1, we will also be collecting donations of school supplies to be delivered to the orphanage.  Each spectator who donates a school supply will receive $1.00 off admission. Regular priced admission is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students; children age 10 and under are free. Popcorn, water, and baked goods will be available for purchase during the game.  Please join us for an evening of hoops, entertainment, and great company. Questions? Contact Sara Baumel at Read More >>

  • Band to Hold Brat Fry Fundraiser
  • As a fundraiser for their upcoming New Orleans trip, the WHS Bands will be hosting a Brat Fry at Sentry on Thursday, October 24, from 4 to 7 pm.  Brats, chips, soda, and baked goods will be available for purchase.... Read More >>

  • Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Wednesday, October 23, is Think Pink Day at WHS for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and students are encouraged to wear pink in honor or in memory of friends and loved ones who have battled the disease.  In addition, the high school band students are selling pink bracelets ($5) and key chains ($2) in the morning before school. There are a variety of colors and more to come, and you can even place an order if you would like. This is a fundraiser for the band trip to New Orleans over Spring Break.... Read More >>

  • FFA Helps Stuff the Bus for the Food Pantry
  • FFA members and Nelson Bus Service, with help from the Whitewater community, collected over 8,000 pounds of food and over $9,000 in cash donations recently during the annual Stuff the Bus collection drive.  This all goes to our local Whitewater Food Pantry to help those in need.  Linda Nelson and Jon Marshall from Nelson Bus Service came into Mr. Majors Ag Business class to cooperatively develop promotional materials and strategies to help make the project a huge success.  FFA youth and community members appreciate the opportunity to work together to make this a reality. Many involved say there is no better feeling than being able to help others and this program is a win/win for all involved. Thank you to the entire community for making this a huge success.... Read More >>

  • School Hosts Career and College Readiness Night
  • Recently, WHS held a College and Career Readiness night. The purpose of the event was to go over relevant information students and families need to plan for the future. The content of the presentation is useful for students in 8th through 12th grade. If you were not able to attend, please consider viewing the presentation on your own. The presentation is located in the 'Quick Links' section to the left. If you have any questions, please contact your school counselor.... Read More >>

  • Girls Claim Team Title at CC Conference Meet
  • The girls’ cross country team won their 12th conference title in program history on October 17 in dramatic fashion by a scant 5 points over 3 time defending champion McFarland.  Earning first team all conference was Sarah Ziolkowski in 3rd place overall.  Second team all conference performers were Andrea Sandoval in 14th and Stephanie Brown in 18th.  Making honorable mention in 19th was Abby King.  Next up is the sectional meet again hosted by WHS at UWW on Saturday, October 26th.  Girls will race first at 10:00, followed by the boys at 10:45.... Read More >>

  • Harms Wins Third Straight Conference Crown
  • Brett Harms won his third straight conference cross country championship in as many years at the Rock Valley Conference Meet on October 17.  The boys’ team placed second overall.  James Ehlen earned first team all conference honors in his first year out in 8th place overall.  Jon Zimdars and Calvin Otterbacher earned honorable mention honors by racing their way to 19th and 23rd overall for the day.  The top 2 teams of 16 competing at the sectional meet on October 26 earn a trip to the WIAA state meet, and the first 5 runners to finish on those qualifying teams also earn an individual spot at the state meet. ... Read More >>

  • Hilliger Named Outstanding Citizen
  • Whitewater High School is proud to announce that Sara Hilliger has been named the Class of 2014 Outstanding Citizen! Sara will participate in a scholarship contest sponsored by the DAR Eli Pierce Chapter in Fort Atkinson and will be honored with her parents at a luncheon in April. Congratulations, Sara!... Read More >>

  • Physics Students Weigh a Truck
  • Physics students spent some time out in the sun to push a student volunteer's truck back and forth in the school parking lot last week to determine the weight of the pickup.  Physics teacher Mr. Tony Tautges presented the students with three bathroom scales, some stopwatches, and a tape measure.  With these tools, students had to apply their understanding of Newton's Second Law and friction to determine the force due to gravity acting on the truck, which allowed them to ultimately calculate the weight of the vehicle.... Read More >>

  • Musicians Selected for Honors Groups
  • Whitewater High School is proud to announce that seven students will be performing in the WI State  Music Association Honors Ensembles October 24, in Madison, at the Overture Center.  John Bresser and Josh Pelayo will be performing with the Mixed Choir, Destine Fuchs and Yvanna Strait will perform with the Treble Choir, Hye-Hyun Kang will be playing violin in the Orchestra, and Anatoly Parker (trumpet) and Nathan Barrett (trombone) will be performing in the Band.  All students are sponsored by the Whitewater Music Parent Association. ... Read More >>

  • Soccer Team Advances in Playoffs
  • On a cold and windy evening, the Whippet Soccer Team defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 4-1 in the first round of WIAA play, advancing to play St. Thomas More in Milwaukee on Thursday.  Max Walton found the net at the 11 minute mark, and Mark Cuevas, assisted by Alonso Banda, scored in the 33rd minute allowing Whitewater to take a 2-0 lead into the half.  Wisconsin Lutheran, with only 2 season wins, antagonized Whitewater most of the match and gained a score in the 62nd minute. With the match at 2-1, the energized Whippets scored two goals within a minute; the first by Mark Cuevas, assisted by Jacob Haeft, and the second scored by Haeft, assisted by Banda.  Whitewater's record improves to 15-3-3 overall.  Thursday's away match against St Thomas More, 14-3-1, is scheduled to begin at 4:00pm.... Read More >>

  • Pair Qualifies for State Tennis
  • Congratulations to the doubles team of Erika Levine and Kacie Snyder as they qualified for the WIAA State Tennis Tournament. Erika and Kacie will be playing their first round match against a doubles team from Waukesha Catholic Memorial at Nielsen Tennis Center in Madison on Thursday at 4:30 pm.... Read More >>

  • Boys' Soccer Team Claims RVC Title
  • On Thursday, Whippet Boys' Soccer claimed its third conference crown since 2006 by defeating the East Troy Trojans 7-0. The Whippets had been the conference leader throughout the season but needed a win against East Troy to solidify sole possession of first place. Offensively, Whitewater was strong all season, and it showed again as the Whippets found the back of the net five times in the first half on goals by Cuevas (Hintz), Jake Riemer, Jacob Haeft, Caleb Hintz and Max Walton. Walton and Cuevas are ranked first and second in the conference point standings for goals and assists. In the second half Hintz again found the net on an assist by Keagan Stonewerth as did JV call-up Brian Reyes. Defensively, the Whippets have been reluctant to allow a goal all season due to the efforts of Saul Vargus, Keanan Stonewerth, Josh Pelayo, Caleb Hintz, Chamath Gunawardena, and Tyler Hill. The Whippets conclude the regular season with an overall record of 14-3-3 and 11-1-0 in the RVC. Up next on Tuesday is WIAA regional play with the Whippets hosting Wisconsin Lutheran at 7:00 pm.... Read More >>

  • Football Team to Host Senior Night
  • The senior football players will be honored at the last home game on Friday, October 11, when the Whitewater Whippets host the Jefferson Eagles at 7 pm. Introduction of the senior players will begin at 6:40 pm. Front Row L to R: Samson Shekey, Leon Nino, Dallas Jones, Kyle Hough, Johnny Stutzman, Ben Kastern; Back Row L to R: Anthony Juoni, Cody Jones, Brad Stoll, Joey Michaels, Scott Gorsuch, Zach Fuhrer-Martin.... Read More >>

  • NHS Posts Penny War Results
  • The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School raised $116.69 during the Homecoming coin contest this year.  Students deposited pennies in the jar for their own class to count as positive points toward their class and other coins and paper money in the jars belonging to other classes to count as negative points toward the other classes.  The freshman class claimed victory in the Penny War.  ... Read More >>

  • SADD Offers Opportunity to Sign "Contract for Life"
  • The first SADD meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, October 8, during SAFT.  Contracts will be handed out at the meeting but can also be found on the SADD web page at  In addition to student contracts, the SADD organization will be encouraging family contracts this year.  You don’t have to be a part of the club to sign a contract.  Turn completed contracts in to Mrs. Mary Taggart, Mrs. Nicole Grosinske, or a SADD Cabinet member.... Read More >>

  • Students of the Month for September Honored at Luncheon
  • Congratulations to Alex Cady and Scott Zahn for being honored as Students of the Month by the UW Whitewater Optimist Chapter.  ... Read More >>

  • Harms Claims Divisional Title
  • On the shores of Lake Waubesa in Madison, the Whippet Cross Country team competed in the Rock Valley North Division Championship.  The girls raced first and put on a strong performance finishing second as a team led by Sarah Ziolkowski who finished 2nd overall.  On the boys’ side, 3rd place was the final resting place when the dust settled.  Brett Harms won his third straight RVC North title (the 5th in a row for WHS).  ... Read More >>

  • Hackney Breaks Top Ten
  • The girls’ swim team had a great meet on Tuesday, October 1, against Elkhorn and Platteville/Lancaster, with 56 out of 62 swimmers (90%) recording best times!  Sydney Hackney made her way onto the Top 10 All Time Individual Events list in the 100 Backstroke going 1:09.94.  For a full set of photos and comments, visit the WHS Facebook page.... Read More >>

  • Building Materials Class Constructs the W
  • The Building Materials I students spent some time over the last week constructing the W with materials donated by DLK. On Wednesday night, September 25, WHS held the traditional Burning of the W after Lip Sync.  The message behind burning the W: "Fire up, Whitewater!"... Read More >>

  • Students Named Mr. & Ms. Red and White
  • Congratulations to senior Zach Fuhrer-Martin and sophomore Maritza Xochipa for being selected as Mr. and Ms. Red and White this morning.  Each student will earn 25 bonus points for their class.... Read More >>

  • Blecks Selected as Grandpa & Grandma Whippet
  • As a tradition, the Homecoming committee bestows the honorary title of Grandpa and Grandma Whippet on two individuals from the community who are not current WUSD staff members. These individuals are selected based on their dedication and commitment to the students of WHS. This year the committee has selected a couple whose combined time impacting the students of WHS equals more than a half century. Ron and Linda Bleck are both retired teachers from the district who not only devoted their careers as educators to the district but were also the proud parents of two Whippets. Over their years in the district, both Ron and Linda dedicated immeasurable hours serving as coaches and advisers to numerous WHS sports and activities. Even in retirement, they have remained strong supporters of Whippet activities from sports to musical events. We thank them for their love and loyalty to WHS and offer them our best wishes.... Read More >>

  • Wednesday is Favorite Movie Character Day
  • Students and staff came dressed as their favorite movie characters on Wednesday, September 25, for Homecoming.  The dress days continue on Thursday with Pajama Day.... Read More >>

  • Art Students Volunteer at Half-Marathon
  • Whitewater High School Art students were among the many volunteers who helped make Sunday's Half Marathon a success. Nine students were on hand to paint beautiful designs on the faces of many delighted children.... Read More >>

  • Seniors Claim PowderPuff Title
  • The senior class claimed the 2013 PowderPuff Football title on Monday, September 23.  The seniors defeated the freshmen 22-6 in the first game.  In the second game of the evening, the juniors topped the sophomores 20-6.  In the consolation game, the sophomores blanked the freshmen 22-0.  The seniors defeated the juniors 22-6 in the championship game to wrap up the evening.... Read More >>

  • Band Marches at Mukwonago
  • Last weekend, the WHS Marching Band was busy, performing Friday night at the home football game and traveling Saturday to Mukwonago High School for Phantom Fest Competition. This years' show "Abide the Wrath," is about Mars, the bringer of war. No one and nothing can escape the grasp no matter how calming, peaceful, or majestic. The Roman God Mars will find a way, and you must Abide the Wrath. Whitewater High School took 2nd place in Class A competition and will be perform again at halftime of Homecoming.... Read More >>

  • Hallways Decorated for Homecoming
  • Members of the various classes worked Friday night, September 20, to decorate their hallways in their class colors to correspond with the Homecoming Theme, “Homecoming at the Movies.”  Freshmen used green to do an underwater theme of Finding Nemo.  Sophomores created an orange walk of fame, the juniors chose to follow the yellow brick road, and the seniors created a purple movie set.  Winners will be announced at the end of the day on Monday. For more photos, visit the Homecoming Web page or the Facebook page.... Read More >>

  • GIS Technician Visits WHS
  • AP Human Geography students were introduced to Geography Information Systems (GIS) by Scott Weberpal.  Mr. Weberpal is a GIS technician for the city of Whitewater. HIs presentation focused on how Whitewater is using GIS in its planning and also focused on possible careers students might explore using GIS.... Read More >>

  • Retired NYC Firefighter Speaks
  • Mike Volpato, a retired New York City firefighter spoke recently with American History students at Whitewater High School.  Volpato was at Ground Zero on September 11th  shortly after the World Trade Center Towers collapsed.  He continued working on the site for many days doing recovery.  Volpato shared with students his memories of that day, his thoughts about the memorial, and the impact of this event on his life, New Yorkers, and our Nation.  Mike Volpato's time with students deepened their understanding of the tragic and horrific events of that day through the eyes of a firefighter who personally knew 15 members of the NYFD that gave their lives that day in the line of duty. Volpato retired from the NYFD a few years ago and is currently retired and living in Walworth County.... Read More >>

  • UWW Students Present to Entrepreneurship Class
  • Members of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) chapter at UW-Whitewater presented strategies on how to successfully start a business to Mr. Randy Smith’s Entrepreneurship class. ... Read More >>

  • School Earns Grant for PLTW Course
  • The Project Lead the Way Digital Electronics class is spending the week learning to solder.  Each student will assemble two circuit boards, one that controls a series of LED’s and the other that generates random numbers.  The PLTW program at the high school received great news last week, when it was notified the school will receive a $5000 grant from the NEA Foundation specifically for the Digital Electronics course.... Read More >>

  • Whippets Clip the Eagles
  • On Tuesday, the Whippets hosted the Eagles and came away with a 5-3 win to go 4-0 in the RVC and maintain the teams’ first place position.  Tuesday was also a night to honor Seniors Caleb Hintz, Saul Vargus, and Max Walton for their contributions to the program.  Walton celebrated the evening with three goals, and Hintz added to the total with his own goal.  Saul Vargus continued to anchor the defense that allowed three goals when Vargus was not on the field.  The Whippets took a 3-0 lead into the half with two goals by Walton assisted by Mark Cuevas.  Josh Nast added the third first half goal.  In the second half, Walton and Hintz scored assisted in both by Alonso Banda.  Jefferson struck three times late in the game to close the gap.  Varsity is now 7-2-0 overall and 4-0-0 in the RVC. JV lost 3-2 to the Eagles in a close match.  Up next is an away match at Evansville on Thursday at 4:45 and 6:45 PM.... Read More >>

  • CC Team Ready to Mow
  • The cross country team is conducting their third annual mow-a-thon fundraiser on Saturday, September 14th. If you are interested in taking the weekend off from lawn maintenance and want to enjoy watching these blue collar workers make your lawn look beautiful, please contact Coach Chad Carstens. The team will mow any size yard from a small city lot to a property with many acres.  They have access to a few commercial grade zero turn mowers that can pretty much do it all.  However, they do not do string trimming on the property. ... Read More >>

  • WHS is Shaking Things Up
  • The 2013-2014 school year kicked off on Tuesday, September 3, with the theme, "Shaking Things Up."  Students were encouraged to "shake things up" this year, and try out some of the different activities that the school has to offer.  The staff also shook things up with their video which was played for the students at the opening assembly.  Check out the video at Read More >>

  • Boys' Soccer Stuns McFarland
  • On Tuesday, the Whippet Boys’ Soccer Team traveled to McFarland and defeated the Spartans 7-0 in a powerful performance on both sides of the ball. Xhanaten Shahallori scored first, followed by a goal by Mark Cuevas, and a second goal by Cuevas off a penalty kick. In the second half, Max Walton scored twice, Jake Reimer once, and Mark Cuevas his third goal of the contest. Again, Coach Menager experienced scoring distribution and solid defense by Saul Vargus, Keagan Stonewerth, and Caleb Hintz. Whitewater is now 3-1-0 overall and 2-0-0 in conference play. JV was defeated 3-1 by the Spartans. Up next, Whitewater welcomes Big Foot on Thursday, September 5th, at 4:45 and 6:45.... Read More >>

  • Girls' Swim Team Ready for Season
  • The 2013 Girls' Swim Team is ready for their season with the theme, "Train Like A Beast, Look Like A Beauty!"... Read More >>

  • WHS Welcomes Teacher Candidates and Interns
  • Whitewater High School welcomes three student teachers (teacher candidates) this fall.  Mr. Jacob Feder will be working with Mr. Tony Tautges in Physics and Ms. Laura Masbruch in Computer Science.  Ms. Jill Hernke will be working with Mrs. Amy Houwers in Special Education, and Ms. Jessica Parry will be working in English with Mrs. Mary Taggart and Mrs. Anne Kuske.  The high school will also be hosting several interns in Student Services, Administration, and Speech and Language including Mr. Tim Moffett, Ms. Maria Glorioso, Mr. John Witte, and Mrs. Katie Mack.... Read More >>

  • Student Council Cabinet Members Prepare for the First Day
  • Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Student Council Cabinet Members pose in front of the school after meeting to discuss first day of school responsibilities.... Read More >>

  • New Students Welcomed to WHS
  • New Student Orientation took place on August 26.  Students new to the district were welcomed by Principal Doug Parker and Assistant Principal Joe Lynch.  Jeff Behrens addressed the importance of involvement in school activities & athletics, and AJ Paul and Pam Sonmor-Wintz shared information about the Student Services Office and tips for doing well in school. Members of the National Honor Society answered questions and provided building tours at the end of the program. Students new to Whitewater High School this year are from Egypt, Florida, Illinois, Lake Geneva, Fort Atkinson, Clinton, Waukesha, Palmyra, and Delavan-Darien.... Read More >>

  • WHS Grads Score Well on ACT
  • ACT recently released national and state scores for the graduating class of 2013. Locally, WHS scored above the state average in three of the four areas tested and in the overall composite score.  WHS also showed significant improvement over the 2012 results.  “I am extremely proud of our recent graduates and staff for our achievement on the ACT test,” stated Principal Doug Parker.  “We have been putting forth great effort to ensure college and career readiness for all of our students, and our hard work is paying off.”... Read More >>

  • Marching Band Camp Comes to a Close
  • The 2013 Marching Band Camp has just ended. Director Abi Pulvermacher stated that the students “worked incredibly hard and achieved great things! We have the opening tune memorized and in motion on the field.” The next rehearsals will be August 26 from 9-12 and August 27 from 12:30-3:30.This year, the marching band will have a Front Line, which means mallet percussion and impact instruments. Band members are very excited about adding this effect to their show.... Read More >>

  • Whitewater High School Graduate Earns Highest AP Scholar Award
  • Congratulations to Andrew Tautges, 2013 Whitewater High School Valedictorian, for earning the National AP Scholar Award.  This award is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.  Andrew successfully passed an astonishing ten Advanced Placement tests during his high school career, earning an average score of 4.4.  Andrew will be attending UW-Madison in the fall to study Math and Computer Science.... Read More >>

  • Lead Dogs Greet Freshmen
  • ATTENTION ALL INCOMING FRESHMEN: The LEAD DOGS (older student mentors) and SPRINT (WHS transition program) advisors invite you to our SUMMER TRANSITION DAYS. On Sunday, August 11th, and Sunday, August 18th, from 12:30p-2:30p, we have designed a program to help you get ready for high school. We guarantee the program will be fun and productive - all you have to do is show up! Meet us on the football field this Sunday to get started. If you have any questions, please e-mail Mr. Paul at We hope to see you there!... Read More >>

  • Principal Gets Dunked
  • Principal Doug Parker took a turn in the dunk tank at National Night Out at Cravath Lakefront Park on August 6. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local crime prevention programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police?community partnerships, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.... Read More >>

  • Lead Dogs Prepare to Greet Freshmen
  • ATTENTION ALL INCOMING FRESHMEN: The LEAD DOGS (older student mentors) and SPRINT (WHS transition program) advisors invite you to our SUMMER TRANSITION DAYS. On Sunday, August 11th, and Sunday, August 18th, from 12:30p-2:30p, we have designed a program to help you get ready for high school. We guarantee the program will be fun and productive - all you have to do is show up! Meet us on the football field this Sunday to get started. If you have any questions, please e-mail Mr. Paul at We hope to see you there!... Read More >>

  • Students Earn AP Honors
  • Last May, 61 students took 114 Advanced Placement tests at Whitewater High School.  Students scoring a 3, 4 or 5 on each test are eligible to receive college credit for the corresponding course.  This year, 75.4 percent of the students who took a test scored a 3 or above, nearly a 10 point increase over last year’s results, and well above the Wisconsin average of 69.1.

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  • Operation Click Participates in Parade
  • Pictured are some of the Whitewater Operation Click leaders after the Whitewater Fourth of July Parade. Thanks to Walworth County Deputy Nelson for hauling the trailer. Operation Click reminds you to please be safe drivers and passengers.... Read More >>

  • Spanish Club is Now on Facebook
  • Spanish Club is now on Facebook! "Like" to receive updates on Spanish Club events.... Read More >>

  • Freiermuth Places First at Nationals
  • After days of competition, workshops, and tours, the Awards Ceremony was the culminating activity held at the Anaheim Convention Center during the National FBLA Leadership Conference. Josh Freiermuth placed first in Networking Concepts and received a $750 scholarship provided by the Red Lion Hotels Corporation. Congratulations to Josh and to all of Whitewater's qualifiers for an outstanding representation at the National Conference.... Read More >>

  • Website Design Team Makes Finals
  • Stephanie Nelson, Morgan Nathan, and Tessa Hennessy will compete in the final round at the National FBLA Conference being held in Anaheim. At this time, the team is placed in the top 15 in the ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Arrives in California
  • The FBLA National Qualifiers landed in Los Angeles (along with Milton High School students) and are prepared to spend the next week in Anaheim. Competitive events will begin Thursday after a tour of Warner Brothers/Hollywood. Results will be posted to this site after the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, June 30.... Read More >>

  • Students in DC for NHD
  • Sally Kate Hixson, Caliegh Judd, and Travis Winger are currently in Washington DC for the national level of the National History Day competition. They await results on Thursday, June 13.... Read More >>

  • Alum Drafted by MLB
  • WHS alum Ben Heller was drafted this week as a pitcher by the Cleveland Indians in the 21st round. He recently graduated from Olivet Nazarene University. While at WHS, he was selected First Team All-Conference, named Most Improved Player in 2008, and won the Pitcher of the Year Award in 2009. ... Read More >>

  • Class of 2013 Receives Diplomas
  • The Class of 2013 officially graduated on Sunday, June 9. For more photos of graduates prior to the ceremony, visit the Whitewater High School Facebook page. Congratulations, graduates!... Read More >>

  • Community Members Assist with Portfolio Presentations
  • Our deepest gratitude goes out to the 25 community members who gave of their time yesterday afternoon to assist with the first ever Senior Career and Academic Portfolio presentations. Each senior was paired with a staff member and a community member for a 15 minute presentation and a 10 minute question and answer period. The seniors were impressive!... Read More >>

  • Spanish Club Enjoys Dinner Downtown
  • Spanish Club enjoyed their final meal as a group at Taco Fresco in downtown Whitewater on Wednesday, June 5.... Read More >>

  • Seniors Blaze New Trails
  • The Class of 2013 was the first class with a graduation requirement to complete a Career and Academic Portfolio. Seniors presented their portfolios to staff, community members, friends, and family on Thursday afternoon, June 6. For a variety of photos of student presentations, visit the Whitewater High School Facebook page.... Read More >>

  • Spanish V Seniors Say Adios
  • Spanish V seniors wrote "ADIOS" messages to one another on the last day of class. ... Read More >>

  • Seniors Spend a "Day Out"
  • Members of the Senior Class gathered in the MPR on Wednesday morning for breakfast, a class meeting, cap and gown distribution, and a class photo before many of them boarded buses to Madison for Senior Day Out. Students spent the morning at the zoo, enjoyed a cookout, and then headed to State Street for the afternoon.... Read More >>

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  • Students Participate in Memorial Day Program
  • Even though the weather cancelled the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, members of our student body were honored during the program at the American Legion. Pictured are the three young men headed to Badger Boys State this summer: Brad Stoll, Kyle Hough, and Johnny Stutzman.... Read More >>

  • Ecological Biology Students Gather Local Data
  • Students in the Ecological Biology class went out in the field Tuesday, May 21, to assess the health of Whitewater Creek and the springs of Natureland County Park using aquatic macroinvertebrates. They found cranefly larvae, caddisfly larvae, scuds, and much more! The students enjoyed the opportunity to use what they have learned in class to explore more about their local ecosystem.... Read More >>

  • Track Athletes Qualify for State
  • Congratulations go out to 13 student/athletes who qualified for the state track meet in LaCrosse next weekend based on their performances at the Division 2 Sectional Track Meet hosted by WHS on ... Read More >>

  • Top 10% of Grads Honored
  • The Rotary Club honored Whitewater High School seniors in the top 10% of their graduating class during a luncheon at the Country Club on Tuesday, May 21. Seniors shared highlights from their high school career and their post-secondary career and educational plans. WUSD thanked members of the Rotary Club for their generous support of young people in Whitewater including scholarships awarded to seniors in the local and area competition. Honored students included Shaundra Rasmussen, Savanna Sun, Emma Fero, Willena Stone, Tessa Hennessy, Stephanie Nelson, Gina Hollingshead, McKennah Rupke, Amanda Mack, Jane Triebold, Sarah Treutel, Courtney Rowe, Matthew Lema, Michala Schramm, Jameson Zaballos, Ben Hanson, Andrew Tautges, and Paul Pelayo.  Not pictured is Jack Bullis.

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  • Lead Dogs Get Training
  • WHS is starting a new program entitled SPRINT to help incoming freshmen transition to high school. The program began during spring and extends through summer and all of the next year. The SPRINT program requires the support of older WHS student leaders (or, as they are known through the program, LEAD DOGS). LEAD DOGS are assigned a Whippet Group (a small group of incoming freshmen), and they acts as mentors and guides during for the transition period described earlier. Last Sunday, 20 LEAD DOGS participated in training in preparation for their new responsibilities. LEAD DOGS covered topics including: creating a mission, listening and helping, building relationships, and confronting difficult situations. LEAD DOGS also participated in team-builders and planned activities for the incoming freshmen. For more info on the SPRINT program, please visit the "activity" section of the high school website in the near future.... Read More >>

  • FBLA Honors Members at Banquet
  • The FBLA Awards Banquet was held on Monday, May 13. Nearly 20 members were recognized for their participation in one of the best years on record for Whitewater FBLA. One of the highlights included ... Read More >>

  • Skindingsrude Awarded Art Scholarship
  • Ally Skindingsrude recently won a $1000 scholarship from the Walworth County Arts Council. Art students from throughout the county could submit several pieces of work for judging and submission to an art exhibit in Lake Geneva and Elkhorn. Ally's was chosen to win the scholarship based on the work she submitted. Congratulations, Ally!... Read More >>

  • Stutzman Serves as Senate Scholar
  • Johnny Stutzman participated this past week in the Wisconsin State Senate Scholars program. The Senate Scholar Program is an intensive week-long educational program offered by the Wisconsin State Senate. Admission to the program is highly competitive and is limited to 33 academically exceptional high school juniors and seniors from around Wisconsin. Each Senate Scholar receives a hands-on, up-close view of the Legislature’s role in our democracy. Senate Scholars gain experience in such diverse areas as policy development, constituent relations, and processing legislation by working with Senators, legislative staff and University of Wisconsin faculty.... Read More >>

  • Senior Honored for Accomplishments in Mathematics
  • Congratulations to Andrew Tautges for scoring in the top 1% in Wisconsin in the Mathematical Association of America's High School Contest. Andrew will receive a certificate and a ...

  • SADD Raises $1300
  • On Saturday, April 27, SADD held a volleyball tournament at WHS. This event raised money for Ariel Baumel, sister to Spanish teacher Sara Baumel, who survived a car accident this past winter.  The tourney included three student teams, one staff team, one police officer team, and one family team. Spectators paid an admission fee, bought concessions, and participated in a “Miracle Minute” where SADD members passed buckets through the crowd for people to donate additional funds. This night definitely showed how much people can accomplish when they set their minds to participating in worthwhile causes.  SADD was able to raise roughly $1,300, and sincerely thanks everyone involved for their hard work, generosity, and willingness to share the challenges we all face. 

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  • Recent Grad Receives Honor
  • Megan Ketterhagen, WHS Class of 2012, was recently awarded the Bucky’s Award for Outstanding Freshman at UW-Madison. This award goes to a freshman who has shown his or her ability to be a leader on campus and in the surrounding community. Megan stated, “I am extremely honored to have received this award from the great institution of UW-Madison and cannot wait to continue to further my own Wisconsin Experience on campus. I feel grateful for the strong foundation in academics and leadership that I gained from Whitewater High School and the Whitewater community and attribute much of my success at the collegiate level to this fantastic start.”... Read More >>

  • Dance Team Performs at Banquet
  • Shawn Khayoni and Angel Yang performed the Rumba during a demonstration by members of the Whitewater High School Dance Club at the Kiwanis Club Banquet on Tuesday, May 7. Students performed a series of dances that were part of their competition in Milwaukee at the Pfister Hotel on April 26-27. The club is under the direction of Maria Cervantez. ... Read More >>

  • NHS Members Help with Family Fun Night
  • NHS members helped out at the Washington Family Fun Night on Friday, May 3. Pictured is Janie Triebold helping out at Liberty's Egg Nest, “Where Every Egg is EGGcellent.” This annual event, sponsored by the Washington PATT, raised more than $10,500, which was $3,000 more than last year.... Read More >>

  • NHS Officers Elected
  • National Honor Society members elected new officers for the 2013-2014 school year. Kyle Hough will serve as President, Hye-Hyun Kang was elected Vice President, Erika Levine was selected to serve as Secretary, and Brad Stoll will be the Treasurer. Mrs. Sonmor-Wintz says, "It's going to be another great year!"... Read More >>

  • Three Freshmen Qualify for Nationals
  • All WHS freshmen participated in a school level National History Day competition, and over 20 entries were selected by judges to continue to competition at Regional competition at UW-Milwaukee. At ... Read More >>

  • FFA To Host Annual Plant Sale
  • The Whitewater FFA is hosting our annual plant sale next week, May 6th- May 11th, from 8am - 5pm each day. We will be selling plants out of our green house all week. There are lots of beautiful plants grown by our own Whitewater High School Students and FFA Members. The sale will help support the ongoing activities of the Whitewater FFA.... Read More >>

  • Voice Editor Published Nationally
  • Voice Editor-in-Chief Jessaca Summers was recognized this week by the American Society of News Editors. Her movie review of Wreck-It-Ralph was selected for publication in the national edition of high school newspapers.... Read More >>

  • Seniors Hold Recital
  • The top senior performers from the WHS Music Program are invited to perform their contest pieces in the Senior Recital at Fairhaven. This year’s concert took place on Sunday, April 28.... Read More >>

  • Key Club Raising Funds
  • Kiwanis International is taking on a new challenge: to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the Earth. This deadly disease steals the lives of thousands of babies and mothers every year. To ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Hosts Princess Ball
  • Over 150 princesses and their favorite male adults attended the 3rd Annual Princess Ball hosted by the FBLA Chapter on Friday, April 26. The highlights of the event included receiving and proudly wearing a wrist corsage, dancing to the music provided by Tanya Scherer, creating a personalized tiara, and enjoying punch and cookies. The princesses and guests all had a great did the hosts of the event! Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Princess Ball tentatively scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014!... Read More >>

  • Students Present Vocal Recital
  • Members of the Whitewater High School choirs presented a vocal recital to benefit the High School Music Department on Sunday, April 28. Congratulations also go out to all of the music students who performed this weekend in the State Solo and Ensemble Contest. Of the 46 events that performed, 34 received First ratings. Special recognition was given as exemplary soloists to Sung-Min Kang for his violin solo, Wentao Guo for his piano solo, and Ben Hanson for his Classical Vocal Solo and Musical Theater Solo.... Read More >>

  • Students Win Chance at Car
  • Whitewater High School Students Brooke Trewyn and Brad Stoll are the two Operation Click contract signers whose names were drawn to be eligible to win a car from Kunes Auto Group. The students were notified Wednesday by School Resource Officer Saul Valadez and A.J. Justus from Kunes Auto Group in the presence of their parents. The Operation Click Banquet is this Friday, April 26, at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. Last year, WHS student Alyssa Skindingsrude brought home the car. Good luck to Brooke and Brad!... Read More >>

  • Students and Staff Donate 1,175 Books
  • Students at Whitewater High School collected a total of 1,175 books between April 8th and 19th. Seventh hour classes competed to see who could bring in the most books. The top 3 classes that will ... Read More >>

  • Students Compete for Title of WHS Idol
  • The 10th annual WHS Idol was held Friday, April 19. The event was sponsored and completely run by Whitewater Octagon Club members as a fundraiser for scholarships and other local causes. The judges were a spoof from the original American Idol judges with an emcee helping the show run smoothly. Acts vary from year to year with many different talents from WHS students being showcased. This year there were 14 different acts with John Bresser winning the event, Connor Dalzin placing second, and Alyssa Skindingsrude and Janie Triebold finishing in third.... Read More >>

  • Photos Needed for Senior Slideshow
  • Seniors, please remember to submit photos this week for the Senior Slideshow to be shown on graduation day. (These are NOT the same photos that you may have submitted for the yearbook.) Please bring in one or two photos of you as a young child as well as one or two photos of you with your classmates in earlier years. Digital photos may be emailed to, or physical copies of photos may be dropped off in the main office. Please label the backs of any physical photos with your name so they can be returned.... Read More >>

  • Class Constructs Conference Table
  • This semester, students in the Building Materials II class were charged with the task of building a conference table for the high school conference room. Students designed the table based off of the size, time, and material constraints given them, put together a bid, created a bill of materials needed for the project, made procedures to complete the project, and finally carried out that procedure to completion. The table measures 14 feet long by 5 feet wide and is made out of solid red oak. Stop by the conference room and take a look at their job well done! For more photos of the building process, check out the WHS Facebook page.... Read More >>

  • NHD Competitors Perform Locally
  • Two freshman WHS Students, Sally Kate Hixson and Andi Markham, performed their National History Day (NHD) competition entries at the meeting of the Whitewater Chapter of the Organization of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, for key women educators on Thursday, April 11. Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide, participate in the NHD contest. At WHS, the American Civilization teachers and Coordinator Mr. Chris Zimmerman helped the freshman students choose historical topics related to the NHD 2013 theme, "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events."... Read More >>

  • Eight Advance to Nationals
  • With over 2,000 members in attendance from 192 Wisconsin high schools, our students represented our school very well at the State FBLA Conference. The following students placed in the top 5 in their events: Teegan Robers, Future Business Leader (1st place); Josh Freiermuth, Networking Concepts (1st place); Janie Triebold, Business Communications (1st place); Shawn Carey, Client Service (1st place); Chelsea Niemuth, Job Interview (2nd place); Morgan Nathan, Stephanie Nelson, and Tessa Hennessy, Website Design (2nd place); and Alex Cady and Kayla Wilson, Local Chapter Business Report (3rd place). Whitewater High School earned the 5th Place Outstanding Chapter Award. The 1st and 2nd place finishers qualify for the National Conference to be held in Anaheim, California.... Read More >>

  • Juniors Selected for Badger Girls State
  • Whitewater High School is proud to announce that Erin McManaway, Hye-Hyun Kang, and Sara Hilliger will be attending Badger Girls State at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh this summer. Badger Girls State is part of the American Legion Auxiliary's Americanism program and is designed to train future stateswomen in the science of government, leadership, and citizenship. Whitewater High School delegates are sponsored by the American Legion, Whitewater Rotary Club, and Kiwanis Breakfast Club.... Read More >>

  • Students Honored for Performance in Math Meet
  • Congratulations are in order for Wentao Guo for earning All State First Team for the State Math Meet and Andrew Tautges for earning All State Second Team.... Read More >>

  • Softball Grabs Two Games
  • The Whippet Softball team’s first games of the year, in terrible weather conditions, resulted in two victories (7-2 and 9-2) over East Troy on Saturday, April 13. Coach Nelson stated, "I was really pleased with how well the girls stayed focused throughout both games when the wind chills were in the 20’s for the entire time. We haven't even been outside to practice in over a week. Luckily, East Troy was in the same boat. Michaela Schumacher and Stephanie Nelson both pitched great ball games keeping their hitters in check. In game one Sam Gosh had a key hit in the 7th inning to put the game out of reach. In game two Michala Schramm's triple opened the scoring, and we just kept it up after that. In the field Rosie Jaskowski played some great defense pulling off a tag them out, throw them out double play that killed any hope of a good inning that East Troy had in game two. Sara Schumacher had a great day at the plate going 4 x 6 on the day.” ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Members Competing at State
  • Seventeen members of the FBLA Chapter traveled to the Chula Vista in the Wisconsin Dells to participate in the FBLA State Leadership Conference. The Website Design team consisting of Stephanie Nelson, Morgan Nathan, and Tessa Hennessy placed in the Top 8 and will present in the finals round Monday evening. Watch for all results to be posted later this week.... Read More >>

  • NHS Hosts Blood Drive
  • The National Honor Society would like to thank everyone who participated in the blood drive today. We were able to collect 44 units of blood, which will save over 132 lives!... Read More >>

  • Outstanding Citizen Honored
  • Whitewater High School senior Savanna Sun was honored today for her outstanding citizenship by the Fort Atkinson Eli Pierce Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution along with other outstanding citizens from Cambridge, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, and Fort Atkinson high schools. Savanna is pictured with her parents Buna Sun & Samantha Samreth. ... Read More >>

  • Choir Members to Host Benefit
  • Members of the Whitewater High School choral area will present a vocal recital to benefit the High School Music Department on Sunday, April 28, at 7:00 pm, at the First United Methodist Church. The concert is free and open to the public, with a "free will" offering to raise funds for music. Students will present a number of the selections that were prepared and performed for the annual solo and ensemble festival. The octet of John Bresser, Paul Pelayo, Jake Hoffmann, Caleb Hintz, Josh Pelayo, Ben Hanson, Shawn Carey, and Matt Lema will be one of the groups participating, performing a challenging "a cappella" composition called "Demon in my View," an Edgar Alan Poe poem set to music by Jeffrey Horvath.... Read More >>

  • Jazz Band Competes in Eau Claire
  • On Saturday, April 6, the WHS Jazz Band traveled to UW-Eau Claire for a Jazz Festival. Students performed three charts, Symphony in Riffs, Samantha, and Madrid, for three clinicians and were given critiques. WHS took 3rd place with only a two point difference between 1st and 3rd. Students also attended concerts and master classes to learn more about Jazz.... Read More >>

  • Athletes Compete at WTFA Meet
  • The WHS boys and girls distinguished themselves at the Wisconsin Track & Field Indoor Championships on Saturday, April 6, at UW-Whitewater. Andy Cooper was 5th out of 46 athletes in the high jump. Kailey Reynolds finished 12th in the 55 Meter Dash, Anthony Juoni was 17th in the triple jump, and Cody Fiedler was 21st in the Pole Vault. Sung-Min Kang finished 19th out of 78 competitors in the Shot Put, and Liz Mielke was 36th out of 109 in the 800 Meter Run. Brett Harms finished 26th in the 1600 Meter Run.... Read More >>

  • Teachers Organize Book Drive
  • The Whitewater High School Reading Cohort of Sara Baumel, Barry DeKemper, Amy Houwers, Rheanna Jaske, and Angela Palmer is currently holding a book drive that will run through April 19th. Students, staff, and community members are invited to donate new or gently used books. Seventh period classes at WHS are competing for an afternoon treat, which will be provided to the class with the highest overall donation total. Books for all ages, preschool through adult are welcomed. Community members who wish to donate books may drop them off in WHS Main Office Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.... Read More >>

  • NHS Completes Prom Dress Drive
  • The National Honor Society hosted a Prom Dress Drive on Friday, April 5, at Whitewater High School. Girls who missed the drive can see Mrs. Sonmor-Wintz in the Student Services Office for a private viewing of the remaining dresses. Remaining dresses will be donated to the Drama Club and Good Will after Prom.... Read More >>

  • Track Hosts Fort Atkinson at UWW
  • The Whippet track team hosted Fort Atkinson in an indoor dual meet at UWW on Tuesday, March 26. Fort won the girls’ meet 85-32 and the boys’ meet 62-53. The girls’ team was severely short-handed due to Spring Break and injuries. Coach Houwers stated that he was very pleased with the performances of the boys’ throwers and long jumpers. He continued by stating that, “On the track, Liz Mielke is looking very strong. I think all the off-season training she did is very evident with how strong she looks. Her 600 was excellent and to run a 1600 as fast as she did, so closely after the 600 was excellent. She also ran the fastest split on the 4x4 relay.”... Read More >>

  • Pair Performs in Dallas
  • Katie Julson and Ben Hanson performed at the American Choral Directors Association National Convention in Dallas, Texas. By taped audition, Katie and Ben were 2 of only 3 Wisconsin high school students chosen to participate in the 2013 National Honors Choirs. Katie sang with the Women's Honor Choir, directed by Sigrid Johnson, a voice and choral faculty member at St. Olaf College. Ben sang with the High School Mixed Honor Choir, directed by Dr. Edith Copley, Director of Choral Studies at Northern Arizona University. Activities included 3 days of intensive rehearsals with directors and composers, motivational speakers, performances by several international a cappella groups, and a memorial concert at the JFK Memorial Plaza.... Read More >>

  • Students Arrive in Costa Rica
  • A group of students departed for Costa Rica on Saturday, March 23. Follow their daily activities on their blog at They hope to update it with photos and comments each day throughout the week. Safe travels! ... Read More >>

  • SADD Spreads Safe Driving Message
  • All drivers and passengers at Whitewater High School are asked to always exercise caution when in a motor vehicle whether a teen or adult is driving. According to the sources listed here, approximately two-thirds of teen passenger deaths (ages 13 to 19) occur when other teenagers are driving. In their first year on the road, teens are almost 10 times more likely to be in a crash. For more information, visit or This announcement is courtesy of Whitewater High School Operation Click and SADD.... Read More >>

  • Donated Prom Dresses to be Given Away
  • The National Honor Society will be sponsoring a Prom Dress Giveaway on Friday, April 5, in the MPR at Whitewater High School from 3:10 to 4:00 p.m. Dresses will be given away on a first come first serve basis. People interested in donating dresses for this project can bring them to the Whitewater High School Student Services Office.... Read More >>

  • Jazz Band Hosts Festival
  • On March 18, the Whitewater High School Jazz Band participated in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned Jazz Festival hosted at WHS. The band received a rating of 1 in both the ensemble and the improvisation categories.... Read More >>

  • NHS Provides Treats in Study Center
  • The National Honor Society provided ice cream treats for students working hard in the WHS Study Center on Thursday, March 21. ... Read More >>

  • Accounting Students Visit Area Businesses
  • Whitewater High School accounting students recently visited Ball Corporation (aluminum beverage can manufacturer) in Fort Atkinson and Epic Software (healthcare software provider) in Verona. During the visits, students toured the facilities and participated in a Q & A session with team members from each of the accounting departments. Students were extremely impressed with both facilities and found the field trip to be very educational. In addition, students enjoyed lunch at Gray's Tied House in Verona. This field trip was made possible by a grant from the WICPA.... Read More >>

  •  Boys Win Nelson Daniels Invite
  •  The Track and Field Teams got their season started Friday night with the Nelson/Daniels Classic. The boys' team won the invite, taking 1st out of 27 teams. The girls tied for 11th out of 25 teams. The boys' team didn't have any finishers better than 3rd place but had five 3rd place finishes: Andy Cooper in the high jump, Cody Fiedler in the pole vault, Jack Bullis in the 55 hurdles, Brett Harms in the 1600, and the 4x400 relay of Joe Bullis, Austin Banda, Andy Cooper, and Jack Bullis. Anthony Juoni took 4th in the triple jump, Keagen Stonewerth was 5th in the long jump, Sung Min-Kang was 7th in the shot put, the 4x800 relay took 6th, and the 4x200 relay placed 8th. For the girls, the scoring was lead by Kailey Reynolds. She placed 4th in the pole vault and 55m dash. She also was a member of the 3rd place 4x200 relay, along with Dani Dolan, Autumn Bultman, and Grace Tisdale. The only other scorer for the girls was Dani Dolan, placing 7th in the long jump. ... Read More >>

  • Math Students Celebrate Pi Day
  • Math students celebrated Pi Day on March 14 (3/14). Many decorated t-shirts, made pi(e), and discovered interesting mathematical truths. ... Read More >>

  • Wrestlers Receive Awards
  • The Wrestling Team held its end of the season awards banquet and handed out multiple awards. Jacob Partoll earned Most Valuable JV and Most Pins JV. Jimmy Cushman was recognized for Perfect Attendance, Scott Zahn was named Outstanding Leader, and Nathan Barrett had the Most Takedowns JV. James Ehlen was honored with Most Near Falls, Most Takedowns, Most Valuable, and Most Pins. Samson Shekey received the Scholar Athlete Award and Most Improved. Zach Miles was acknowledged for Most Points Earned, Most Victories, Outstanding Leader, and Most Valuable. Seadna Anderson was named Most Improved, and Josh Patrick received Most Pins and Outstanding Freshman.... Read More >>

  • Students Earn Academic Awards
  • Seventy-three students and their families attended Academic Awards Night on Wednesday, March 13, to celebrate their academic achievement. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors received awards based on points earned for making honor roll throughout their high school career. Members of the Jazz Band, Music Masters, a trombone duet, and a musical trio entertained the audience throughout the program. Following the presentation, families enjoyed ice cream and punch in the art lobby. For more photos from this event, visit the Whitewater High School Facebook page.... Read More >>

  • FFA Alumni Plan Spaghetti Supper
  • On April 9, 2013, The Whitewater FFA Alumni will be hosting their annual spaghetti supper. The dinner goes from 5pm - 8pm at the Whitewater High School cafeteria. Bring family and friends for a relaxing night out with good food. The excellent meal is prepared by Whitewater FFA and FFA Alumni members. Good will donations are welcome at the door. Please come support the Whitewater FFA Alumni and all they do for our youth. We hope to see you there! ... Read More >>

  • Math Team Competes in Conference Meet
  • The WHS Math Team competed in the Rock Valley Conference Math Meet on Monday, March 11. Andrew Tautges finished in third place on Varsity; Wentao Guo came in sixth, and Hye Hyun Kang finished 18th. On JV, Leif Sahyun tied for first place, and Michael Blija earned seventh place. Overall, the Varsity ended the night in third place in the 12 team meet, while the JV team placed second.... Read More >>

  • Basketball Players Earn Awards
  • The WHS varsity basketball girls received awards at their banquet on March 11. Pictured are Heather Hookstead, Best Defensive Player; Dani Dolan, Free Throw Percentage; Gina Hollingshead, Captain; Rosie Jaskolski, Heart Award; Brooke Trewyn, Captain, Most Rebounds, Most Assists, Most Valuable Player; Kailey Reynolds, Most Improved; and Allison Mathews, Most Improved.... Read More >>

  • NHS To Host Prom Dress Giveaway
  • The Whitewater High School National Honor Society will be holding a Prom Dress Giveaway on Friday, April 5, at 3:10 p.m. in the LMC. Dresses will be given away on a first come, first serve basis. Dress donations for the drive will be accepted by Mrs. Sonmor-Wintz in Student Services through April 5. ... Read More >>

  • Solidarity Club Assists with Special Olympics
  • On Saturday, Whitewater High School students worked at the Region 7 Special Olympics basketball skills competition held at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The volunteer work consisted of escorting athletes to various skill events and running various events throughout the day. The volunteer event was organized by the Solidarity Club. The students did a great job! ... Read More >>

  • Jazz Band Goes on World Tour
  • The Jazz Band made its annual World Tour on Friday, March 8, performing at each of the three elementary schools and the middle school. Pictured are the senior members of Jazz Band.... Read More >>

  • Spanish Club Taste Tests Cacao
  • Cacao (pronounce ca-kaw not coco) is the tree which produces the beans we often refer to as chocolate. The tree is native to the Americas and was used as a spice for trade. It was not turned into the chocolate enjoyed now until much later. If you go to a Mexican restaurant and order a dish with mole sauce, you'd be surprised to know that it is made with cacao. Spanish Club engaged in a Cacao tasting after school on Thursday, March 7. We tried a unique variety, one with a cacao content of 92%. As a comparison, a snickers bar has less than 2% cacao and a Hershey's bar has about 11%.... Read More >>

  • Gymnasts Receive Awards
  • Several WHS Gymnasts were presented with an award at their year-end banquet. Shaundra Rasmussen was named Most Valuable, and Kelly O'Hara was named Rookie of the Year. Maritza Xochipa was presented with an award as the Outstanding JV Gymnast, and Mariah Stafford received the award for Most Improved Gymnast.... Read More >>

  • Boys' Swim Holds Awards Banquet
  • The swim team held their banquet on February 25. Wentao Guo was named All-Conference 2nd Team. Jonathan Zimdars received awards for Most Valuable, Most Dedicated Veteran, and All-Conference 1stTeam. Matt McCrea was named Most Valuable and All-Conference Honorable Mention. Josh Mesner received a WISCA Academic All-State Award and All-Conference Honorable Mention. Kit Zoesch-Laumann was named the Unsung Hero. Cody Fiedler was honored with Most Valuable, Most Dedicated Veteran, and All-Conference 1st Team. Not pictured were Andrew Gildner, Most Improved, and Benny Liang, Most Dedicated Rookie.... Read More >>

  • Students Enjoy Breakfast Following Assembly
  • Students gathered in the gym this morning to celebrate student achievements, Red Ribbon Week, and FFA Week. The assembly included the culmination of the annual “Kiss the Cow” contest; Mr. Greg Stewart was the lucky winner, but several other staff members willingly joined in the fun. After the assembly, students were treated to a breakfast of yogurt, fresh fruit, muffins, and chocolate covered strawberries! The breakfast was a replacement for the Holiday Break, cancelled in December due to a snow day.... Read More >>

  • FFA and SADD Sponsor Driving Simulato
  • Whitewater High School students were able to test their driving skills during their lunch period as part of a week of activities sponsored by FFA and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). The driving simulators were provided courtesy of AAA Wisconsin, a national sponsor of Operation Click. WHS is participating in Operation Click for a second year. The mission of Operation Click is, "to reduce teen fatalities and injuries from motor vehicle crashes by developing safe driving habits through education and positive reinforcement."... Read More >>

  • Juniors Headed to Badger Boys
  • Kyle Hough, Brad Stoll, and Johnny Stutzman will represent Whitewater High School at the Badger Boys State program this summer. The following is a description of Badger Boys State from their homepage, “Badger Boys State is an experience like none other. It may be quickly described as a program which teaches the workings of government ‘by doing’; but it is much more than that. It is a week long journey through a great many things that make us who we are; leaders, friends, students, athletes, and most of all citizens of our respective cities, towns, and our great state."... Read More >>

  • FFA Alumni Host Toy Show
  • FFA members operated the concession stand at the FFA Alumni Toy Show on Sunday.... Read More >>

  • Spring Play Set to Open
  • The Whitewater High School Players will be presenting Neil Simon’s classic comedy “The Good Doctor” at the Whitewater High School auditorium, on February 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. and March 2 and 3 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets are on sale at the WHS Box Office, or you may call 262-472-8178 to reserve your seats. This Broadway hit comedy is a series of sketches based on the writings of the Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov. Neil Simon molds Chekhov’s short stories into exquisitely timed and often hilarious theatre vignettes which incorporate a variety of characters. ... Read More >>

  • Students Attend World Language Day
  • Spanish and French students enjoyed learning about cultures and languages from around the world at UWW World Languages and Cultures day. Making origami was a fun way to explore Japanese culture.... Read More >>

  • FFA Alumni to Host Toy Show
  • The Whitewater FFA Alumni will be holding their annual Toy Show on Sunday, February 24, 2013. There will be vendors, displays, food, and fun for all ages! The event is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Whitewater High School. Pictured are Toy Show attendees viewing some of the many farm displays at a previous Toy Show.... Read More >>

  • February Students of the Month Honored
  • Optimist Students of the Month were recognized at the Optimist Club Luncheon on February 19. Pictured are this month’s honorees Lena Stone and Brad Stoll with Assistant Principal Joe Lynch. ... Read More >>

  • Pep Band Entertains at Basketball Game
  • Members of the Pep Band play during the boys' basketball game against East Troy on Friday, February 15.... Read More >>

  • FBLA Hosts Friendly Keyboarding Competition
  • In celebration of FBLA Week, members hosted a keyboarding contest on Tuesday during SAFT. Students have another opportunity to participate in the keyboarding contest by reporting to Room 144 on Thursday during SAFT. The three (3) students with the highest net words a minute (NWAM) will receive prizes. Join in on the fun!... Read More >>

  • POPS Concert Held Sunday
  • The 49th Annual POPS concert was held on Sunday, February 10. For more photos from the event visit the Whitewater High School Facebook page.... Read More >>

  • NHD Winners Announced
  • Freshmen gathered in the auditorium during SAFT on Tuesday, February 12, for the annoucement of the winners of the National History Day competition. ... Read More >>

  • FFA Donates to Food Drive
  • FFA members donated over $300 worth of food items for the Whitewater Food Pantry as part of Washington Elementary School’s "Souper Arts Night" on February 9.... Read More >>

  • POPS Concert to be Held Sunday
  • The 49th Annual POPS concert will be held on Sunday, February 10, with food sales starting at noon and the concert at 1:00 pm. The 8th Grade Band and Choir, Show Choir and Jazz Band begin the first part of the program, with all of the high school bands and choirs to follow. The finale is a combination of high school bands and choirs and alumni with Dr. Don Deal conducting Beethoven's "Finale" from his 9th Symphony. Admission price is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors; students grade 12 and under are free. Also included is a Silent Auction with a number of items donated by local businesses and camps from UW-W.... Read More >>

  • Students Achieve Perfect Attendance
  • The pictured students all had perfect attendance during first semester of the 2012-2013 school year. Way to go!... Read More >>

  • UWW Students Present to Entrepreneurship Class
  • Members of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) chapter at UW-Whitewater presented strategies on how to successfully start a business to Mr. Randy Smith’s Entrepreneurship class.... Read More >>

  • Trewyn Finalist for Athlete of the Week
  • Brooke Trewyn has been nominated for the Wisconsin National Guard Athlete of the Week on the Wisconsin Sports Network (Wis Hoops) for the week of January 28-February 3 for her record breaking performance in setting the school scoring record on January 28. Brooke is one of five finalists for the award. Please cast your vote daily on the link below, and spread the word to family and friends to do so as well. Voting ends at 4pm on Thursday, February 7. This is great recognition for Brooke and the Whippet Girls’ Basketball program! Vote for Brooke!! We need your support!! Read More >>

  • Two Swimmers Crowned Conference Champs
  • Jonathon Zimdars earned the conference championship in the 100 Butterfly, and Cody Fiedler claimed the conference title in the 200 Individual Medley.... Read More >>

  • Boys' Swim Breaks Six School Records at Conference Meet
  • 200 Medley Relay: W. Guo, C. Fiedler, J. Zimdars, M. McCrea

    200 IM: Cody Fiedler

    50 Free: Matt McCrea

    500 Free: Jonathon Zimdars

    100 Breaststroke: Cody Fiedler

    400 Free Relay: J. Mesner, J. Zimdars, C. Fiedler, M. McCrea

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  • FBLA Chapter Hosts Regionals
  • On Saturday, February 2, FBLA members, under the leadership of Teegan Robers, Region VI Vice President, successfully hosted the Region VI Regional Leadership Conference at Whitewater High School. Nearly 700 students, advisers, judges, and volunteers attended the conference. In addition to participating in competitive events, members had the opportunity to participate in a workshop presented by Mark Maas and to enjoy the performance of Piano Fondue. During the competitive events portion of the conference, 20 Whitewater students placed in the top 5 of their events with 11 students advancing to the State level of competition to be held in April at the Chula Vista in the Wisconsin Dells. Finally, the Whitewater chapter captured the 4th place chapter award. Congratulations!
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  • Robers Bids Farewell
  • At the conclusion of the Region VI Regional Leadership Conference hosted by the Whitewater High School FBLA Chapter, Teegan Robers delivered her farewell speech as her term as a Wisconsin State FBLA Officer expires at the State Conference to be held in April. Robers spoke of her growth as a leader and public speaker during her term as an officer. She reminisced the many memories made throughout the year, including the National Conference in San Antonio. Finally, she thanked the many people who positively influenced her during this experience.... Read More >>

  • WHS Celebrates State Championships
  • Recently, the WIAA published a list of schools that have won state championships. That list includes the number of state championships each school has won along with the sport and year. Whitewater High School has won 18 state championships. There are only 27 schools with more state titles than Whitewater. With approximately 450 member schools in the WIAA, that puts Whitewater High School in the top 94%. By state championship standards, WHS is one of the most successful high schools in the state. Within the Rock Valley Conference, McFarland has captured 15 state titles with the next closest schools capturing 4 titles (Brodhead and Turner). It has been said that Whitewater has a strong athletic tradition, but to quantify it like this really drives it home. Every athlete, coach, parent, community member, and alumni should be proud. Whether you are a student-athlete who has the opportunity to wear that Whippet uniform, or a parent or community member that is cheering in the stands, you should be proud to be a part of this outstanding tradition. Recently, WHS honored its state championship teams by hanging a banner in the gym for each team state title. These banners were purchased by the Whippet Booster Club.
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  • Grant Awarded for Summer Research Experience
  • An NSF (National Science Foundation) grant was recently awarded to the Summer Research Immersion Program initiated by Dr. Eric Brown and Dr. Tulay Atesin of UW-Whitewater, Dr. Amy Cavanaugh of UW-Rock County, and Petra Vande Zande of Whitewater High School. High school students in the program will participate in nanotechnology research at UW-W and UW-RC this coming summer, getting to experience real scientific research and practicing valuable lab techniques. The grant will fund the research projects and allow students to receive a stipend for the time spent working in the lab. Interested current juniors and seniors should see Ms. Vande Zande about the application process. Pictured are WHS graduate Megan Ketterhagen and her UW-W undergraduate mentor presenting their summer research at the undergraduate research symposium.
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  • JV Boys' Swim Ends Season
  • Congratulations to our JV swimmers who competed Tuesday night in the Elkhorn JV Shave and Taper meet at Elkhorn HS. Starting off the meet were our 200 Medley relays, both medaling, finishing 5th and 7th respectively. Our A relay was made up of Kit Zoesch, Forrest Spear, Jordan Heller, and Caleb Gard. Our B relay included Jan Maroske, Connor Dalzin, Andrew Gildner, and Chamath Gunawardena. In the 200 Free, Kit Zoesch medaled finishing 7th. Connor Dalzin finished 3rd and medaled in the 200 IM. Finishing 6th and 7th in the 400 Free and medaling were Connor Dalzin and Kit Zoesch. Finishing 7th and medaling was the 200 Free Relay of Connor Dalzin, Jan Maroske, Chamath Gunawardena, and Devin Samaranayake. Nathaniel Jeppsen medaled in the 100 Back with a 7th place finish. Finishing 7th and medaling in the 400 Free Relay were Caleb Gard, Andrew Gildner, Jordan Heller, and Kit Zoesch.
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  • WHS Hosts Conference Honors Choir
  • Whitewater High School hosted the Rock Valley Conference Honors Choir on Wednesday, January 30. The students rehearsed throughout the day, and then presented a concert at 2:00 pm. Pictured are the WHS student participants.... Read More >>

  • World Language Students Visit Middle School
  • High School Spanish and French students traveled to the middle school to do some activities using the languages and to share their experiences in their high school ...

  • Students Hit the Slopes
  • Seventh through twelfth grade students participated in a ski/snowboard trip to Alpine Valley on Friday, January 25. The trip was sponsored by the school district and Whitewater Parks and Recreation. Some students joined us for the very first time while many others have learned to ski and snowboard through this annual event. This event is made possible through a DPI AODA prevention grant, so the cost to students is minimal.... Read More >>

  • Actors Begin Rehearsals
  • The WHS Players held their first rehearsal - a "read-through" of the script - for A Good Doctor, the Spring Play.... Read More >>

  • FBLA Members Host Pre-Judging
  • Members of the FBLA recently hosted a pre-judging event for the upcoming Regional Conference. Judges evaluated projects submitted in advance and production tests taken in advance. These events included Website Design, Desktop Publishing, Digital Video Production, Job Interview, and many more. FBLA members send a huge "thank you" to all of the community members who assisted with this event. Pictured from left to right are Alex Cady, Sarah Malek, Erika Levine, Melissa Mursch, Teegan Robers, and Ben Matthews.... Read More >>

  • NHS Hosts International Students
  • National Honor Society members hosted 17 international exchange students this weekend. Students were from Chile, Lithuania, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Argentina, Denmark, Austria, Indonesia, France, ... Read More >>

  • Early Graduates Present Portfolios
  • Seniors graduating in January represented the first group of WHS students to present their Career and Academic Portfolios as part of their graduation requirement. Here are a few quotes from students after the event:
    -"The idea of being reviewed by a community member in the field you plan on entering is a great chance to learn the qualifications of the field."

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  • Musicians Perform in Conference Honors Band
  • On Saturday, January 19, Aubrey Gard, John Bresser, Samson Shekey, Jameson Zaballos, Tyler Myszkewicz, Sean Gabel, Hector Rodriguez, and Alex Bauschke visited Brodhead High School for the Annual Rock Valley Conference Honors Band. This year’s guest clinician was Scott Teeple of UW-Madison. Students had a busy rehearsal schedule during the day but finished with a fabulous concert!... Read More >>

  • Spanish Club Hosts Study Night
  • Spanish students stayed after school to study for their Spanish exams. Students crowded room 243 with packets and notes to review the material they have been learning so far this year. Spanish Club provided the snacks for the students to feed their bodies while feeding their brains.... Read More >>

  • Swimmers Celebrate Senior Night
  • Tuesday, January 15, was Senior Night for the boys’ swim team. Each senior was presented with a kickboard with their name in calligraphy done by their teammate sophomore Jason Shelbourn. Yet another school record fell during the meet; the 200 Medley Relay of Cody Fiedler, Jonathon Zimdars, Josh Mesner, and Matt McCrea broke the school record with a time of 1:40.11.... Read More >>

  • Wrestlers Welcome Alumni
  • On Tuesday evening, January 15, WHS hosted Evansville in a RVC dual wrestling meet in front of a large crowd. The evening also was an opportunity to recognize the 50th year of wrestling at Whitewater High School. Prior to the start of the varsity wrestling competition Coach John Schimming gave a talk on the background of the sport in Whitewater, recognizing the previous coaches. Approximately 70 alumni in attendance were then introduced, including six from the very first team in 1963. ... Read More >>

  • Trewyn Reaches 1000 Points
  • Junior WHS Girls' Basketball Player Brooke Trewyn has scored more than 1,000 points in her high school career. She is only the second girl to achieve that goal in WHS history; Kristi Pease achieved the mark in 1980. Before the Brodhead game, Brooke was honored and given a wall-hanging to commemorate this achievement.... Read More >>

  • Clubs Experience French Cuisine
  • French and Spanish Club students traveled to Wauwatosa to Le Reve, a French restaurant. Students enjoyed crepes, pomme de frits, le pan, y ...

  • NHS Hosts Power Study Night
  • National Honor Society members hosted an event called "Power Study Night" at WHS Wednesday night, January 16. Students who worked hard were treated to pizza! ... Read More >>

  • Musicians Perform in Honors Choirs
  • Several WHS musicians performed in the Wisconsin Choral Directors Honors Choirs on Saturday, January 12. Four women were in the Women's Honors Choir and eight men in the Men's Honors Choir. They rehearsed on Friday and performed at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee on Saturday to a sold out audience. This was the culmination of the WCDA Convention.
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  • Biology Students Solve the Crime
  • Biology students worked on identifying the four human blood types using artificial blood on Wednesday, January 9. The challenge was to solve a mock murder mystery by comparing the suspect's blood to that of four suspects. Was it Mr. Smith, Mr. Jones, Mr. Green, or Mrs. Brown? Ask a Biology student who did the lab to find out! This activity fit into our current study of genetics and how the four human blood types (A, B, AB, O) are identified both by name (phenotype) and gene symbols (genotype).... Read More >>

  • Spanish V Students Use Their Reading Strategies
  • Spanish V students are reading Cajas de carton by Francisco Jiménez. It's a story about a migrant family in California. After reading part 1, the students used an online message board to post questions that they had while reading the story. After posting their own questions, they were to read the questions of other students and post responses to any if they could. We then returned to our classroom to read and discussed the posts on our digital board.... Read More >>

  • Students Win Preferred Parking
  • As one aspect of promoting safe driving, Operation Click recognizes students with preferred parking. The Operation Click January Preferred Parking of the Month Students are Jacob Maas and Grace ... Read More >>

  • Class Earns Breakfast From FBLA
  • Ms. Heidenreich's first hour class was the recipient of the Giving Tree breakfast sponsored by the FBLA Chapter. The students in her class generously donated over $9 per person for the Giving Tree Project. Two local families were sponsored during the holidays with the funds raised from this project.

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  • Choirs Hold Winter Concert
  • The vocal music department held the Winter Choral Concert on Wednesday, December 19. In addition to all of the student vocal groups, the evening included a performance by the Friends and Family Choir. This group was started not too long ago by Lori Heidenreich and has become a tradition of this winter concert. The people in it are graduates, teachers in the district, members of the community, and other friends of the music programs in Whitewater. The evening ended with the traditional "Sing-a-Long" combining all of the current student vocal groups with the voices of the audience. For more photos from the event, visit the Whitewater High School Facebook page.

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  • Swimmers Win First Dual
  • The Whippet swimmers won their first dual of the season, defeating Burlington in 9 of 11 events and setting a new school record. The win was capped off with Matt McCrea breaking his own school record in the 50 free with a time of 24.39. The Whippet varsity swimmers won the following events: 200 Medley Relay (Wentao Guo, Cody Fiedler, Jon Zimdars, Matt McCrea 1:53.37), 200 IM (Wentao Guo 2:21.26), 50 Free (Matt McCrea 24.39), 100 Fly (Jon Zimdars 1:02.22), 100 Free (Matt McCrea 55.36), 500 Free (Josh Mesner 5:45.16), 200 Free Relay (Cody Fiedler, Josh Mesner, Zach Murphy, Matt McCrea 1:42.75), 100 Back (Wentao Guo 1:05.38), and 100 Breast (Cody Fiedler 1:10.85). The JV swimmers also had a very successful meet winning the following 5 events: 200 Medley Relay (Vlad Zirngibl, Connor Dalzin, Jordan Heller, Caleb Gard 2:20.43), 200 IM (Connor Dalzin 2:53.03), 500 Free (Andrew Gildner 7:26.89), 200 Free Relay (Vlad Zirngibl, Kit Zoesch, Jordan Heller, Forrest Spear 2:15.25), and 100 Back (Nathaniel Jeppson 1:37.80). The Whippets continue to see improved times as the season progresses.

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  • FFA and NHS Combine Efforts
  • Members of the FFA and National Honor Society assembled Holiday Gift Bags full of delicious fruit gifts for Whitewater Citizens receiving Meals on Wheels on December ...

  • Zimdars Sets New School Record
  • The Boys’ Swim Team competed in a double dual meet against Platteville/Lancaster and Elkhorn Thursday night, December 13, where Jonathon Zimdars set a new school record in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:30.86. According to Coach Domitrz, “We had a very good meet overall. Many of the boys swam personal and season best times at this meet.”... Read More >>

  • NHS Members Prep Holiday Fruit Baskets
  • National Honor Society members raise funds for worthwhile causes each year by selling Holiday Fruit Baskets with members of the Rotary Club. The two groups combined to fill the baskets on Friday, ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Members Help School Go Green
  • As part of a state-wide FBLA initiative, FBLA members are participating in a project to encourage students and staff to Go Green! Recycling boxes, purchased by the Physics Club, were placed in all ... Read More >>

  • NHS Gathers Recyclables
  • National Honor Society members help the environment by recycling empty ink cartridges and used cell phones each year through the Funding Factory. Please consider donating your used items to NHS! ... Read More >>

  • Musicians Host Madrigal Dinner
  • The 17th Annual Madrigal Dinner was held on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at the American Legion. The WHS Music Masters Ensemble provided an evening of fun and music, plus plenty of food. There was the ... Read More >>

  • Gymnastics Season Underway
  • Freshman Kelly O'Hara placed second in the floor exercise portion of a dual gymnastics meet between WHS and Westosha Central on Monday night, December 10. Senior Cassidy McQuillin took first on the floor, and Shaundra Rasmussen placed first in the all around competition.... Read More >>

  •  Students of the Month Honored
  • McKennah Rupke and Josh Mesner were recently named Students of the Month for December. McKennah is an ambitious and extremely intelligent young lady who loves to learn and is very determined and ... Read More >>

  • Swimmer Breaks School Record
  • Matt McCrea broke his own school record in the 50 yard freestyle at the Milton Red Hawk Swim Invitational. The old record was 24.65, and his new record is 24.63. Medalists for this meet were the 200 Medley relay (Wentao Guo, Cody Fiedler, Benny Liang, and Matt McCrea), Josh Mesner in the 200 Free, Matt McCrea in the 50 Free, Wentao Guo and Cody Fiedler in the 200 IM, Cody Fiedler and Zach Murphy in the 100 Breaststroke, the 200 Free relay (Josh Mesner, Wentao Guo, Cody Fiedler and Matt McCrea), and the 400 Free relay (Josh Mesner, Jason Shelbourn, Benny Liang and Zach Murphy). ... Read More >>

  • Giving Tree To Brighten 10 Lives
  • Thank you to everyone who supported this year's Giving Tree Project! Together, we raised just over $1,035! (Last year's total was just over $600.) When FBLA committed to sponsoring two families (with ... Read More >>

  • Math Students Participate in National Competition
  • The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) math contest, a nationwide talent search competition, was held on Thursday, December 6. Nineteen WHS students competed in the contest. Finishing in first through fifth place were Andrew Tautges, Wentao Guo, Yvanna Strait, Michael Blija, and Jack Bullis. Our top scorer will receive a prize from the MAA.... Read More >>

  • Seniors To Compete for Kohl Scholarship
  • Jane Triebold and Dan Schumacher have been chosen to participate in the Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship Program. Students are chosen each year based on leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement.... Read More >>

  • Sophomore Selected for Leadership Seminar
  • The faculty at Whitewater High School has chosen Daniela Porras to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater June 14-16, 2013. Daniela was chosen for her proven leadership ability and potential!... Read More >>

  • Tennis Athletes Earn State Honors
  • Recently, Stephanie Nelson and Morgan Nathan were named All-State Honorable Mention for the past tennis season. The senior duo finished the season with a 27-4 record. The two won several matches over state ranked teams, and their only losses were to top 16 teams, including two to the state champions. The girls finished in the top 16 at the State Tournament, winning their opening round 6-2, 6-0 over Eau Claire Regis, before they lost to Madison Edgewood, the eventual State Champions.... Read More >>

  • Friends of the Program Present Checks
  • At half time of the WHS girls’ basketball game on Tuesday, November 20, Friends of the Program presented a total donation of $7,500 to various youth athletic programs. $5,900 was donated to the Whitewater Booster Club, and $1,600 was donated to the Parks and Recreation Department. In its 11 year history, Friends of the Program has donated nearly $70,000 to various youth athletic programs. This year, the donation will be used to purchase equipment for boys’ football, boys’ and girls’ cross country, girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ track, girls’ volleyball, boys’ wrestling, boys’ baseball, and Park & Rec baseball and girls’ softball programs. Presenting the donations were Friends of the Program Board members, Jeremy Niemuth, President, and Mike Kachel, Treasurer, both from the class of 1989.
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  • Girls Capture Regional Title
  • The Whippets are Regional Champions! The Girls' Basketball Team defeated Lakeside Lutheran 66-46 on Saturday, March 8, and will face Brodhead in the Sectional Semifinal on Thursday, at 7 PM, at Janesville Parker.... Read More >>

  • Gymnast Qualifies for State
  • Sophomore gymnast Kelly O'Hara had an outstanding performance on Thursday, February 27, at the Division 2 Sectional Meet in Mount Horeb and will be making her first trip to state!  Kelly qualified individually on vault, bars, floor, and all around.  Kelly has worked extremely hard all season long and is well deserving of this accomplishment.  Please congratulate this talented student athlete if you see her! UPDATE: Congratulations to sophomore Kelly O’Hara on her performance Friday, March 7, at the State Gymnastics Meet. She placed 18th on the Floor, tied for 19th on the Bars, and finished 15th on the Vault on her way to a 21st place finish in the All-Around Competition for Division 2.... Read More >>

  • Auditions for the Spring Play Inspect
  • Auditions for the Spring production, Inspecting Carol, will be held Monday, December 15, from 3:30-6:00, in the WHS Auditorium. The comedy, written by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre, is a play within a play that has been described as A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off, . In this hilarious comedy, a man who asks to audition at a floundering theater company is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Since a big grant from the NEA could keep the financially strapped company afloat, everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor and he is given a role in the company’s annual timeworn production of A Christmas Carol. It seems that everything that can go wrong does, just in time for the real NEA representative to catch the goings on. The Seattle Times calls the comedy, “a show so hilarious, that it reduces grown men, women and savvy children to mirthful tears.” Students interested in auditioning should visit the Drama Club web page to access all necessary audition information and forms.... Read More >>

  • "Something Funny's Going on" at Whitewat
  • As the opening number to the show suggests, “Something funny’s going on” on stage at Whitewater High School as the WHS Players present the musical murder mystery farce, Lucky $tiff, which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. November 20, 21, & 22 in the WHS Auditorium. The show was the first collaborative effort for Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the creative team behind award-winning show Ragtime. With plenty of plot twists, zany characters, memorable tunes, and a surprise ending, the fast-paced show has been described by a United Press International critic who wrote, “Mix the zany antics of a Marx Brothers movie with the preposterous plot of a serial cliff-hanger . . . and you come up with Lucky Stiff, a new old-fashioned musical with its tongue planted firmly in its cheek.” Tickets are on sale every day from 3:00-5:30. Tickets can also be reserved online by visiting the Drama Club webpage and clicking on the "Electronic Ticket Order Form" button on the left side of the page.... Read More >>

  • PSAT Test
  • Each fall, high school juniors have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT. This year's test will be administered on Wednesday, October 15 in the LMC during periods 2 - 5. The fee is $13.00. Juniors may sign up in Student Services. The sign-up deadline will be Tuesday, OCTOBER 14.

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  • Spanish Club will meet
  • Spanish Club will meet on Monday, September 22.

    $5 dues should be paid to Señora Kolak in room 207 before the meeting.

    We will vote for officers, plan homecoming booth items, decide on Homecoming Court nominees, and plan any excursion ideas.

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  • This is a test
  • This is really a ...

  • Girls' Track Team Wins 25th Anniversary Power Rankings
  • This weekend, at the annual WISTCA clinic, the WHS Girls' Track and Field Team was honored for winning the 25th anniversary Power Rankings. The competition was a way to determine the best team in each division over the past twenty-five years based on each team's school records. Each record was given a point value, much like in a decathlon competition, and the team with the best average score won. The Whippets beat out Platteville for the championship.  The boys' team finished third in the rankings, behind Monroe and Shorewood. It seemed fitting the award was given the same weekend Mark Maas was honored by being inducted into the Hall of Fame.... Read More >>

  • Students Receive Academic Awards
  • The annual Academic Awards Night program to honor freshmen, sophomores, and juniors for their academic achievement took place on Thursday, March 19. For more photos from this event visit the Photo ... Read More >>

  • Canned food item can win you an ipod shu
  • Do you have a heart? You will…… if you bring in canned food items all next week for the food pantry. Bring your nonperishable food items to room 207 any day next week. For each item, you will be ... Read More >>

  • Physics students are selling Emil's Pizz
  • Whitewater High School Physics students are selling yummy Emil's Pizza to raise funds for upcoming field trips to UW-Madison's Engineering EXPO and to Six Flags Great America. Made in Watertown, WI, available tasty varieties include the traditional Cheese, Sausage, and Pepperoni, as well as more exotic Bacon Cheeseburger and Cajun Chicken. Other delicious Gourmet items include Pizza Breads and Pizza Toppers. And the prices are very competitive compared to local stores! A complete list of items and their prices can be found on Mr. Tautges' webpage. Look for the Pizza Sale button on the left side of the page. Contact any Physics student or Mr. Tautges with your order (472-8135, ). Please order by Tuesday, January 26. Pick-up is available beginning Wednesday, February 4. Delivery is even available to residents of the Whitewater School District. Thank you for supporting Whitewater Physics!

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  • WHS Art Exhibit begins Friday, Oct. 10
  • Whitewater High School art students will be participating in a community art exhibit in collaboration with the UW-W Art Department. The exhibit, entitled "Dance of the Bees" will have an opening reception from 4-8pm on Friday, Oct. 10 at the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St., Whitewater. The show will feature wearable art fashioned from wire, beads and other found objects inspired by the theme, "Bees". Dancers from UW-Whitewater will be performing at the opening reception wearing the various student creations, which were chosen from entries submitted by over fifty WHS art students. During the six week collaboration, art students from UW-W have come to high school art classes and WHS art students have visited the university art facilities including Crossman Gallery and the featured exhibit there entitle, "Women of Metal". The exhibit, "Dance of the Bees" will conclude October 31.

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  • Attention Student Council Members!
  • 2008 Student Council members, please arrive promptly for our 11:30 - 12:30 meeting on Thursday, August 28. If you do NOT attend you MUST contact Mrs. Kolak for 1st day of school information.

    Also, please remember to arrive to school by 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2 to prepare for the day.

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  • Connor arrives
  • Connor Tamblyn arrived at 7:48 am on 6/24/08. Any good math student should see many patterns associated with the time and date of this miraculous ...

  • Whitewater High School Students Are Read
  • Mrs. Weitzel's Advanced Biology class and the Chemistry II class are all pumped up to solve the 3rd annual Whitewater Crime Lab. Juniors and Seniors either attending Advanced Biology or ... Read More >>

  • Learning About Healthy Eating Patterns
  • Our ELL Program and Walworth County UW- Extension have joined efforts to promote healthy eating patterns. Students taking classes in the ELL Program have had the opportunity to learn about making healthy food choices. Mrs. Cristina Parente (the nutrition educator for Walworth County UW-Extension) has visited Ms. Mayorga’s classes five times this year. Some of the specific topics covered in Mrs. Parente’s engaging lessons included: advertising and marketing, body image, healthy food choices available to teens, reading food labels, easy meals to make and budgeting food money. During Mrs. Parente’s last visit students read nutrition labels and made a delicious healthy salad.

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  • Winter Pep Assembly
  • On Friday, January 11 students celebrated the achievements of the winter sports teams and other activities during an all-school assembly at the end of the day. The Student Council organized the activities which included performances by the gymnastics team and the Latin Fire Dance Club. Representatives from organizations including The Voice, Aqualba, and the Drama Club promoted student involvement in their groups. The assembly ended with a competition where representatives from various organizations went through an elaborate set of steps to "mend their broken heart" to promote the Not Quite Valentine's Day Dance held that evening after the boys' basketball game. The boys team was victorious over Milton in a last minute battle that ended 43-37.

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  • Spanish I Takes Family Portraits
  • Spanish I is practicing family vocabulary. Today in class, we formed families and then took a traditional family portrait. Just as in real life, some of those photos captured some interesting moments!... Read More >>

  • Student Council Hosts Valentine's Dance,
  • Dance the night away Friday after the girls’ basketball game. The Valentine’s dance is for WHS students and costs only $3 or $2 AND a canned food item. The dance starts right after the game and goes until 11….so come, cheer the girls on and stay for some fun.

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  • WHS art students win awards in exhibit
  • The work of three WHS art students was recently on display at the annual STAMP Art Exhibit held at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus. STAMP is a mentor program where local artists chose teen ... Read More >>

  • ACT Test Prep Workshop
  • There will be an ACT Test Prep Workshop at Whitewater High School on Saturday morning, April 5 from 8:00 until noon in room 102. Participants will take a practice ACT test and learn many test taking ... Read More >>

  • Boys Place 8th at  State
  • The Whitewater Boys’ Swim Team took 8th place out of a field of 34 teams Friday night at the WIAA Boys’ State Swim Meet.  Wentao Guo, Benny Liang, Jon Zimdars, and Jason Shelbourn took 8th place in the 200 Medley Relay and 7th place in the 400 Free Relay. Jon Zimdars placed 4th and Benny Liang placed 12th in the 100 Butterfly, Jon Zimdars placed 6th in the 500 Free, and Benny Liang placed 9th in the 100 Breast. Coach Joan Domitrz stated, “They swam well, competed like they had been there before, placed, and set new school records in every event they swam.  We could not have asked for more!”... Read More >>

  • Buy your CRUSH a Crush soda
  • Buy a can of CRUSH February 10, 11, & 12 during your lunch.

    Crush will be delivered Friday, February 13 during both lunch periods.

    $1.00 for 1 can

    $0.50 for insurance (so your CRUSH won’t find out who bought it)

    $0.50 - to find out who has a CRUSH on you (it’s a gamble…if the person bought insurance, you lose your $0.50)

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  • Spanish Club 2008
  • If you're interested in learning about the cultures of Spanish-speaking people, come to our 1st Spanish Club meeting right after school on Wednesday, September 10 in room 207. Any ... Read More >>

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive Sponsored
  • The National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive through the American Red Cross on Friday, April 18 from 8:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the small gym at Whitewater High School. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health. Parent signatures are required on the blood drive permission slips.

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  • Washington Holds Soup-er Arts Night
  • WHS students participated in Washington School's Soup-er Arts Night on February 21.  Music Masters performed, and as pictured here, Art Teacher Mrs. Debbie Brigham-Schmuhl helped with the face painting.... Read More >>

  • Tickets for Upcoming Spring Play Insp
  • Cast and crews are putting the finishing touches on their production of the hilarious comedy Inspecting Carol, which runs February 19-21. Those interested in purchasing tickets for the show may use the online electronic ticket order form (which can be accessed by clicking on the "Electronic Ticket Order Form" button on the left side of this page), or may purchase their tickets at the box office, located in the high school auditorium lobby. The box office will be open from 3:15-5:30 beginning Wednesday, February 11 through Friday, February 13 and Monday, Febuary 16 through Friday, February 19. For more information about box office hours or the purchasing of tickets, feel free to call the box office at 262-472-8178. The play, which runs February 19-21, is a play within a play. Written by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre, the comedy has been described as A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off. In this hilarious comedy, a man who asks to audition at a floundering theater company is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Since a big grant from the NEA could keep the financially strapped company afloat, everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a role in the company’s annual timeworn production of A Christmas Carol. It seems that everything that can go wrong does, just in time for the real NEA representative to catch the goings on. The Seattle Times calls the comedy, “a show so hilarious, that it reduces grown men, women and savvy children to mirthful tears.”... Read More >>

  • Freshmen Student Council Representatives
  • Freshmen interested in serving as student representatives on Student Council, be sure to get a pink sheet completed and returned to Mrs. Kolak no later than 3:30 on Friday, September 12.

    If you were absent from American Civ on Friday, September 5, stop by and see Mrs. Kolak in room 207 to get a nomination form.

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  • AP Calculus Students Score Well
  • Our AP Calculus students did an outstanding job on the national test this year with 29% earning a 5, 43% earning a 4, and 21% earning a 3.

    To compare our students to the nation. Nationally, about 18% earn a 5, 23% a 4, and 24% earn a 3.

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  • Fort Health Care Career Exploration Fair
  • Fort Health Care is offering a Career Exploration Fair for students in grades 7-12 on Thursday morning, April 24. Students will have the opportunity to speak with professionals in the following health care areas: Nursing, Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab, Pharmacy, Respiratory Care, Rehabilitative Services, Physical Therapy, Radiology, Rehab, Daycare, Laboratory, Paramedics and Home Health. Each area will provide students with information about suggested courses to take in high school, post high school education and various job roles within these departments.

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  • Band Holding Spaghetti Dinner Friday Before Show
  • Looking for a great date night?  What could be better than music, dinner, and a show! The WHS Band is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner this Friday, from 5-7pm, in the MPR. The price is a free-will donation and includes spaghetti with or without meatballs, salad, bread, beverage, and dessert. All proceeds go toward the band's trip to New Orleans over Spring Break. Anyone attending the dinner will also get $1 off the ticket price to "Almost Maine". Come out, and show your Whippet spirit by supporting our talented actors and musicians!... Read More >>

  • By request, we are having an evening of Love and Logic with the focus on younger children (toddlers to early elementary). Most topics apply to all ages, so ALL are welcome! Topics can include: mealtime, potty training, aggression and tantrums, bedtime, and giving choices.

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  • Local & Area Scholarship Competition
  • Seniors interested in participating in the Local and Area Scholarship Competition must see Mrs. Butt in Student Services ASAP to verify their GPA and class rank and turn in page 3 of the scholarship ... Read More >>

  • Spanish Club Tries Out Latin American Food
  • Spanish club enjoyed another fun filled evening at an authentic Latin- American restaurant on Monday, February 24.... Read More >>

  • WHS Idol to be Held April 18
  • The 6th Annual WHS Idol will be held Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Ticket prices will be $3.00 with proceeds going to the scholarship fund. WHS Idol is based off the popular American Idol, and the judges act as the American Idol judges do (with liberties). Acts involved in WHS Idol range from vocal and instrumental performances to ballet and modern dance to stand-up comedy. There are prizes to the top three performances. It is always an entertaining evening for all friends and family. The event is sponsored by the Whitewater Octagon Club. Pictured are the judges from the 2008 competition.

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  • High School CTE Programs to Host Busines
  • The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs at Whitewater High School are hosting a dinner on Monday, June 2. The purpose of this dinner is to build working relationships between the business community and the school. The departments included in the CTE Programs at the high school are AgriScience/Natural Resources, Business and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Education, and Technology and Engineering.

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  • Model UN Meeting for Wednesday Cancelled
  • Students are to report to school on Thursday at 7:30 am. We will have our meeting on Thursday in room 306. All students will be storing their luggage to Chicago in room 306. Parents can find additional information about the trip by looking at Model UN documents.

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  • Rotary Hears From Exchange Student
  • WHS (Rotary) International Student Kawita Khrueakhamkaew from Thailand presented at the Whitewater Rotary Club on February 11.... Read More >>

  • WHS Alumni Banquet
  • The Whitewater High School Alumni Banquet is Saturday, May 3rd beginning at 5:00 pm at the American Legion. Seniors planning to attend the banquet must turn in their reservation forms to Student ... Read More >>

  • Calculus Students Show Off Their T-Shirts
  • Some of the AP Calculus students show off their new t-shirts. What did f say to df/dx? You derive me crazy, of course!... Read More >>

  • ACT Prep Workshop Information
  • College Bound students planning to attend a four-year college may be interested in attending an ACT Test Prep Workshop on Saturday, April 18 from 8:00 until noon in room 102 at WHS. Participating students will take a practice ACT exam, learn effective test taking strategies, correct and score your exam and interpret the results. This workshop is free of charge and will benefit any student planning to take the ACT test for college admission. Interested students should sign up in the Student Services Office by Friday, April 17.

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  • New NHS Selection Criteria
  • The National Honor Society Faculty Council has established new criteria for selection of new members beginning in the fall of 2008. Students interested in becoming a member of NHS will now have to ... Read More >>

  • Art Students Volunteer at Soup-er Arts Night
  • Whitewater High School art students volunteered to help at the Washington School Soup-er Arts Night on Friday, February 21. Lots of little faces were painted and T-Shirts sold by Jade, Abby, Sintia, Cole, Alicia, Tea, and Stacy.... Read More >>

  • Cancer Awareness Week April 20-24
  • Show your support TO FIND A CURE
    Wear a color each day that represents cancers that need a cure AND get involved in the Caps for a Cure Fundraiser!
    Buy a hat to hang Monday through Thursday for only $1 / Pay $1 to wear a hat FRIDAY

    Monday wear Pink and support a cure for Breast Cancer

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  • Complete results from WIAA D2 Regional a
  • Complete results from WIAA D2 Regional at Whitewater on Monday, May 19th. Results from other Regionals can be found at the WIAA website, ...

  • Students practice diplomacy at the large
  • Whitewater High School students participated in a Model United Nations conference at the University of Chicago. This year students represented the countries of Nepal, Maldives, and the Bahamas.

    The purpose of Model United Nations is:

    * To educate high school students in the arts of debate, negotiation, and public speaking by providing a forum in which they can hone their skills

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  • The American Civilization staff and stud
  • This year students will be participating in their first Whitewater History Day. This event is part of a broader program known as National History Day. History Day is an exciting program that encourages young people to explore a historical subject related to an annual theme. The theme this year is “Conflict & Compromise in History.” Students have been researching and developing imaginative exhibits, performances, historical papers and documentaries.

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  • Girls Claim Conference Title
  • Congratulations to the girls' basketball team for claiming a share of the Rock Valley Conference title with their dominating win over East Troy on Thursday, February 27.   The girls earned a #2 seed in the WIAA tournament, resulting in a first round bye. They will host a second round game on Friday, March 7, against the winner of Evansville and Big Foot.... Read More >>

  • Boys Tennis ties for 4th place at confer
  • We went in to the conference tournament in 7th place, then we tied for 4th place at the tournament, and finally ended in 5th place overall. Jon Brock took 1st place after defeating Corey Singer of ... Read More >>

  • James Bond makes an X appear from nowher
  • The 2007-08 Whitewater Engineering Team is building a Rube Goldberg Machine to enter in this year's statewide competition, which takes place in Milwaukee on April 25. The task this year is to "draw an 'X' and erase it in at least 20 steps." The Team has chosen a James Bond theme, and will use chemistry to accomplish the task. If you immerse the chemical phenolphthalein in a basic solution, it turns a purplish color. Immersing in an acid will return it to its colorless state. 007 will cause the X to appear by pouring ammonia on the "map", and then will cause it to disappear with vinegar so the "bad guys" won't see it. Construction is taking place and the students are working hard so that their machine not only functions but is entertaining as well. Look for updates in this location.

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  • Three Selected for Badger Girls State
  • Shannon Kehoe, Yvanna Strait, and Amanda Herold will be representing Whitewater High School at Badger Girls State this year!  Badger Girls State is a government and leadership conference at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh June 15-20, 2014... Read More >>

  • Whitewater High School’s math team tied
  • Whitewater High School’s math team tied for 2nd place in the state math meet (2nd year in a row) for division B.

    The team members were...
    Amy Zhang
    Amelia Bertozzi-Villa
    Emily Ganser
    Connor Mulcahy
    Menuka Samaranayake
    David Mayer
    Sean McKenzie

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  • It's What's Inside That Counts...
  • On Tuesday February 12th, 2008 Whitewater High School’s advanced biology students will have the extraordinary opportunity to see over 200 human specimens in Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS ... Read More >>

  • France Trip 2008
  • After studying French for several years, these students are excited to have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of France! The students pictured here with their passports are preparing for a ten-day visit to France in July. They will begin their journey in Paris and continue west to the Normandy Beaches and the castles of the Loire, before ending their exploration on the beaches of the beautiful French Riviera! It's not too late to sign up. Contact Ms. Cunningham for details.

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  • Math Team Places High at Conference Meet
  • The twelve team 2014 Rock Valley Conference Math Meet was held at Clinton High School on Tuesday, March 4. The Varsity team consisted of Wentao Guo, Leif Sahyun, Benny Liang, Mitch Dalzin, Jon Caldwell, Chamath Gunawardena, Jon Zimdars, and Hye Hun Kang.  The Varsity team was awarded second place overall but is contesting the scoring of a question which may move them into first place.  Wentao Guo and Leif Sahyun tied individually for second place.  The JV team was made up of Dineth Gunawardena, Michael Blija, Yvanna Strait, Josh Nast, Troy Marinkovic, Josh Pelayo, Roberto Soto, and Jacob Partoll. The JV team finished second as a team.  Josh Nast tied for first as an individual.  Michael Blija, Yvanna Strait, and Jacob Partoll all tied for eleventh place individually.... Read More >>

  • NHS Prepares for Silent Auction
  • The National Honor Society will be hosting a Silent Auction at Whitewater High School from March 30 - April 17, 2009. Students, faculty, staff, administrators, and parents can all place bids for the ... Read More >>

  • WHS Alumni Banquet - May 3, 2008
  • Whitewater High School students received many wonderful scholarship awards at the Alumni Association Banquet on Saturday, May 3. Jon Kachel of Commercial Bank and David & Lolita Kachel awarded many ... Read More >>

  • Whitewater Celebrates FFA Week

  • What do you think about when you hear the about FFA? Most high school students would say that FFA is an organization only for farmers. The truth is that FFA is an organization not only for the farmers but everyone. The FFA is an organization that helps students prepare for leadership roles in the real world, while trying to promote agriculture education.

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  • FFA Week Ends with Assembly
  • FFA members ended their FFA Week celebration on Friday, February 21, with an all-school assembly and an ice cream giveaway at lunch.  The assembly included a frozen t-shirt contest, a slideshow of the year’s FFA activities, a drawing for prizes as a result of lunchtime activities throughout the week, and a kiss the animal contest.  Mrs. Mary Taggart was the lucky teacher selected to kiss the rabbit, because her sixth period class raised $114.75 of the $183.40 collected this week by FFA for the purchase of water bottle fillers for the drinking fountains.  The winning class will also be rewarded with a pizza party.... Read More >>

  • Student Council Goes Green
  • By wearing green and by conserving energy in our school Student Council members "Go Green" for St. Patrick's Day on March 17. During period 9 the entire building will power down by ... Read More >>

  • Badger Girls State Representatives 2008
  • Congratulations to Michelle, Erika, and Heather who will be attending Badger Girls State this summer! The faculty at Whitewater High School selected these girls to participate based on their ... Read More >>

  • Brass Choir Works with Respected Trumpet Player
  • On Friday, February 14, the WHS Brass Choir traveled to UW-Whitewater to participate in a master class with Chris Martin, principal trumpet player for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Students performed an excerpt from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.... Read More >>

  • Whitewater High School Goes Green on St.
  • Students decked themselves out in green from head to toe in celebration of St. Patrick's Day and the Student Council's "Go Green" effort on March 17. Students and teachers will ... Read More >>

  • Algebra I in Summer School in Janesville
  • WHS students needing to make up one semester of Algebra I may be interested in taking the course through the Janesville School District this summer. 6 week classes begin June 16 and end July 25. Students should sign up for Algebra I 800 which is designed to cover curriculum taught in either first or second semester. The cost for the course is $120 and the fee for materials is $7.00. Registration forms are available in the Student Services Office. Students interested in this summer school opportunity must attend Registration Day for Out-of-District High School Students on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at the Educational Services Center located at 527 South Franklin Street in Janesville between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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  • Spring Play Will Cure Winter Blues
  • Whitewater High School Players are preparing for their upcoming production of “Almost, Maine”, by John Carini. This charming romantic comedy takes place on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter in the mythical town of Almost, Maine.   As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways in this delightful midwinter night's dream. “Almost Maine” will be performed at the Whitewater High School Auditorium on February 27-March 1, 2014, at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for Seniors/Students. Tickets go on sale February 9th at the WHS Box Office, or call 262-472-8178 to reserve your seats.... Read More >>

  • Alum Gives Meteorology Presentation
  • Jessica Busse, 2000 graduate of WHS and current doctoral student at University of Alabama-Huntsville, gave a Meteorology Presentation to the Earth and Space Science students on Monday, March 16. She ... Read More >>

  • Badger Boys State
  • Whitewater High School (WHS) is proud to announce the names of the three junior boys who have been selected to participate in Badger Boys State this summer. Andrew Mathison, Moises Santiago, and ... Read More >>

  • Athletes Swim Well at Conference
  • The Boys’ Swim Team came away from the Southern Lakes Men's Swimming Championship Meet held Saturday, February 8, at Delavan High School, with three individual event wins and four new school records. The 200 Medley Relay of Wentao Guo, Benny Liang, Jon Zimdars, and Jason Shelbourn took second and set a new school record in the event with a 1:46.51.  Jon Zimdars won the 200 IM and set a new school record with a 2:05.15.  Zimdars also won the 100 Fly, and Jason Shelbourn won the 100 Back. The most exciting race of the day came on the last event, the 400 Free Relay.  Jon Zimdars led off with a new school record time of 50.81, followed by Jason Shelbourn, Wentao Guo, and Benny Liang; in the end WHS was just touched out by .50 second. ... Read More >>

  • Grad Speaks in AP English
  • Bo McCready, a 2005 graduate of Whitewater High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in History and Political Science, spent Friday morning talking with AP English students about college. Sharing experiences and providing advice based on those experiences, Bo discussed how to go about choosing college courses, what to expect in terms of homework and grading, how to approach dorm life, and whom to go to for help with papers and other course work. Bo, author of the book Images of America: Early Whitewater Industry, also discussed the process of writing and publishing a book. Currently a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bo is studying Public Affairs with a concentration in Educational Policy and Policy Analysis.

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  • NHS To Hold Prom Dress Giveaway
  • The National Honor Society will be sponsoring a Prom Dress Drive at Whitewater High School on Thursday, April 10.  Interested students can view dresses in the MPR during SAFT and from 3:10 to 4:00 pm that day.  People who would like to donate a gently used, clean dress for this event should bring them to the Student Services at Whitewater High School prior to April 10th.... Read More >>

  • Students Celebrate Annual Pi Day
  • Every year people from around the country celebrate the date 3/14 as pi day for the decimal approximation of 3.14 for the constant pi. Shown are some of our students celebrating by making t-shirts honoring the number.

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  • KnowHow2Go
  • The University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Wisconsin Technical College System and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instructio, have joined the national KnowHow2Go campaign to increase post-secondary attendance.

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  • NCAA Clearinghouse Information for Stude
  • If you are a student athlete wishing to participate in athletics at an NCAA Division I or II institution in 2008-20009, you must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. Go to ... Read More >>

  • Space for Senior Tributes Available in Yearbook
  • Parents, don't forget to purchase a Baby Ad in the yearbook for your graduating senior. The deadline is February 28. Contact Mr. Barry DeKemper Read More >>

  • Prom Dresses Collected for Katrina Victi
  • Hurricane Katrina devastated many schools; Henderson High School in Louisiana was one of them. Henderson High needs all the help they can get. They are in desperate need of old prom dresses, ties, ... Read More >>

  • Minnesota – Wisconsin Reciprocity Progra
  • The Minnesota–Wisconsin Reciprocity Program provides tuition reciprocity for Wisconsin residents who enroll in an eligible Minnesota public institution on a space available basis. Students who ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Holds Briefcase Cookie Chase
  • In celebration of FBLA Week, FBLA members conducted a Briefcase Cookie Chase. On Thursday, any student who was professionally dressed was encouraged to ask the FBLA officers if the briefcases they were carrying contained cookies. If the cases contained cookies, the professionally-dressed student received a FREE cookie! Some of the professionally-dressed students in Advanced Accounting located the winning briefcase and DID receive free cookies.... Read More >>

  • Students Participate in District Solo &
  • Music students participated in the annual Solo & Ensemble district competition on Saturday, March 14 in East Troy. For additional photos from the event visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Students of the Month Honored
  • Ben Matthews and Katie Julson were recognized at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Optimist Club luncheon on February 4 as Students of the Month. Ben was nominated by Ms. Lynn Weilbrenner. In addition to his academic achievements, Ben is active in the FBLA. Ben reflects the Optimist Creed by his commitment to always think only the best, work for the best, and expect only the best. Katie was nominated by Ms. Kerri Kachel.  Katie is described reliable, positive, and follows through on commitments. Katie reflects the Optimist Creed to be cheerful at all times and always has a smile on her face.... Read More >>

  • Students Hold Electives Fair at Middle School
  • On Tuesday, February 11, pairs of students representing many elective areas of coursework at the high school including Business and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Education, Computer Science, Project Lead the Way, Art, Music, Agriculture, Technology and Engineering, and World Languages, traveled to the middle school to put on an Electives Fair for the eighth graders.  Eighth graders will be making their course selections for freshman year in the next few weeks.... Read More >>

  • Students Visit Gateway Campus
  • Thirty students attended Gateway's “Step Into the Future” Campus tour on Wednesday, February 12.  A tour of the Elkhorn Campus allowed students opportunities to explore post-secondary education opportunities in Graphic Design, Manufacturing, Business, Health Occupations, Criminal Justice, and Information Technology.  Students also received information related to Financial Aid, Student Support Services, Multi-Cultural and Non-Traditional Occupations, and Gateway's Step Up Program.  Students left with a deeper understanding of high demand careers that can be achieved through educational opportunities provided at an affordable price.... Read More >>

  • Earth and Space Science Students Celebra
  • Students in Mr. Dirk Seibold's Earth and Space Science classes celebrated the vernal equinox on March 20 by conducting their annual musical tour. Students wrote lyrics to famous songs to honor ... Read More >>

  • Swimmers Qualify 6 Events for State
  • The boys’ swim team came away from the 2014 WIAA Boys Division 2 Sectional with two qualifying relays (the first time WHS has ever qualified a relay for State) and 4 individual qualifying events. Wentao Guo, Benny Liang, Jason Shelbourn, and Jon Zimdars qualified the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:43.10 and the 400 Free Relay with a time of 3:23.04, taking 2nd place in both with school record setting swims.  Our Medley Relay is seeded 6th, and our 400 Free Relay is seeded 5th for the State Meet to be held in at the UW Natatorium in Madison on Friday night, starting at 6:30 pm. Individual qualifiers are Jon Zimdars in the 100 Fly and 500 Free and Benny Liang in the 100 Fly and 100 Breast. Jon Zimdars set individual school records in the 100 Fly, 500 Free, and 100 Free (leading off the 400 Free Relay), and Benny Liang set an individual school record in the 100 Breast.... Read More >>

  • Alum Recognized for Support of Athletics
  • During the Tuesday night girls’ basketball game, Sam Hookstead was presented with a plaque in recognition of her relentless and unwavering support and service to Whippet athletics. It was a great moment; there was a large crowd and they gave an overwhelming standing ovation even before Athletic Director Jeff Behrens could finish his speech. Sam works football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, baseball, and softball events for us and would probably do more if she were asked. Even on nights that she is not scheduled to work, Sam contacts the school to ask if there is anything she can do to help. Sam is a graduate of Whitewater High School and is the definition of a life-long Whippet. Thank you, Sam!... Read More >>

  • 38 Students Achieve Perfect Attendance First Semester
  • Thirty-eight students achieved perfect attendance for first semester of the 2013-2014 school year.  Perfect attendance relates to strong academic performance.  It is also a life skill that prepares students for their future careers.... Read More >>

  • Spring Play Opening Soon
  • Beat the cold of the too-long Wisconsin winter by taking in a performance of “Almost Maine” by the WHS Players. The cast and crew for this contemporary romantic comedy includes Sara Hilliger, Gwen Smith, Jeremy Hoesly, Marren McCulloch, John Bresser, Ally Sedmak, Gianna Creanza,  Melissa Mursch, Caleb Hintz, Connor Dalzin, Erin McManaway,  Sally-Kate Hixson, Connor Murray, Emma Stutzman, Travis Winger, Destine Fuchs, and Kristof Staniszewski. “Almost Maine” will be performed in the Auditorium on February 27 through March 1, 2014, at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students. Tickets are on sale the WHS Box Office.... Read More >>

  • Calculus: The Musical!
  • Students from this year's AP Calculus class (and a few who took it last year) attended a performance of "Calculus: The Musical!" on April 1 at Oregon High School. This performance was done by a national touring act that has entertained many. For more information visit

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  • Annual Blood Drive To Be Held April 30
  • The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School will be sponsoring a Blood Drive through the American Red Cross on Thursday, April 30 from 8:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the small gym. Students ... Read More >>

  • Learn Chinese or Arabic this Summer
  • If you're interested in learning Chinese or Arabic, consider a summer opportunity at Beloit College. Scholarship money is available for motivated high school students who wish to attend.
    Check this link.

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  • Thirteen Participate in State FBLA Confe
  • The 55th Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference was hosted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on April 2 and 3, 2009. The State Leadership Conference brought outstanding young adults together for an unforgettable experience of FBLA enthusiasm. This year, over 2,300 students, advisers, and guests participated in this conference.

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  • FFA Alumni Hold Annual Spaghetti Dinner
  • Two FFA members work with Mr. Don Engling preparing food for the annual FFA Alumni Spaghetti supper. FFA Alumni and FFA members served over 200 community people who dined out to support the event. ... Read More >>

  • Prom Letter to Parents
  • It is nearly time for Prom; May 9 from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at Randy’s Banquet Hall. The theme for this year’s prom is “Moonlight on the Nile.” Students are busily planning for decorations, tickets, music, pictures, and court. Coronation will take place at 10:00 p.m. Parents of court members are welcome to attend the coronation ceremony to take pictures for a few minutes.

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  • Auditions for Fall Musical this Thursday
  • Auditions for this Fall's Student-Staff-Alumni production of Walton Jones' 1940's Radio Hour will be held Thursday, September 10th, beginning at 3:20. Interested students should click on the "Audition Materials" button on the left side of this page for further information.

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  • Local Company Makes Donation
  • LSP-Whitewater, L.P. recently made a donation of $3,080 to the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Principles of Engineering course at Whitewater High School for the purchase of two VEX Robotics kits. ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Breaks Barriers in Orlando
  • Four WHS students, accompanied by adviser Mrs. Cynthia Teal, attended the 2011 FBLA National Leadership Conference from June 28 through July 1 in Orlando, Florida. The theme of the conference was ... Read More >>

  • Alumni Band Takes Part in Parade
  • Continuing an annual tradition, the Whitewater High School Alumni Band took part in the Whitewater Fourth of July ...

  • Student Attends State Officer Training f
  • Kayla is attending State FBLA Officer Training at Edgewood College in Madison from June 13-16, accompanied by local chapter adviser, Mrs. Cynthia Teal. Kayla will be serving as the Wisconsin Region V Vice President for the coming school year. One of her main responsibilities will be hosting the Regional Leadership Conference at Whitewater High School on Saturday, February 5, 2011.

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  • Students Hold Mock Wedding
  • Too young to get married, but not too young to learn how to plan for your future. Attorney John Dade performs a mock wedding for Alma and Jesus and students in the Family and Consumer Sciences class Single and Married Living. Students studied marriage customs, laws, and personal commitment. Culmination of the unit was the mock wedding ceremony.

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  • Jazz in the Park
  • The annual Jazz in the Park concert was held Sunday, June 7 at the Cravath Lakefront Park. For more photos visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS ...

  • Jazz Band to Perform
  • There's a team at WHS that has made it to State 14 years in a row. Are they really that good? Come see for yourself this Sunday! We're talking about the WHS Jazz Band. Their annual Jazz in the Park concert will begin at 2pm Sunday, June 7 at the Cravath Lakefront Park. The concert is free.

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  • Annual School Picnic Enjoyed by All
  • Following the assembly on Thursday, June 4 students and staff ventured outside for the annual school picnic. After a meal of brats and hotdogs students enjoyed the beautiful Spring day with games of soccer, softball, football, and ultimate Frisbee. Other students took time to sign yearbooks and just enjoy each other's company. For more photos from the picnic visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Assembly Celebrates Diversity
  • Diversity experts Santo Carfora and Bob Baldwin presented a special school-wide program Thursday, June 4. Students listened to stories and viewed two different video clips celebrating diversity. ... Read More >>

  • NHS Officers Elected
  • The National Honor Society elected new officers for the 2009-2010 school year. In the fall juniors and seniors who meet the academic criteria and are not already members will be invited to apply for ... Read More >>

  • Diversity Assembly Planned
  • Students will participate in a Diversity Assembly on Thursday, June ...

  • Beyond Youth Performs
  • Two Whitewater High School students performed in the rock band Beyond Youth at Cravath Lakefront Park during the celebration of the reopening of Whitewater Street on May ...

  • Beautifying the School
  • Students in Mr. Paul Majors Landscaping class studied design principles in class and now are implementing their ideas to make the front of our school even more inviting. Students removed old bushes ... Read More >>

  • Tent City Forms at Sectional Track Meet
  • Whitewater hosted a Division 2 Sectional Track Meet on Friday, May 29. A tent city quickly developed on the softball field as athletes from approximately 37 schools set up camp. The Whitewater boys ... Read More >>

  • ELL Recognition Night Invitation
  • Please see the flyer for an invitation to the English Language Learner Recognition ...

  • What is more French than a café?
  • French I students just completed a unit on French cafés, so to experience ordering and eating at a café, they brought the café to the classroom. The menu consisted of hot and cold drinks( hot chocolate, coffee, tea, lemonade, fruit punch, fruit juice, red and white "wine" in the form of sparkling grape juice), and foods items typical of a café: sandwiches, crêpes, and tartines (French bread with butter, jam or Nutella, a chocolate-hazelnut spread that the French eat instead of peanut butter). Students played the roles of customers and wait staff. They ordered and took orders in French, counted their change, and generally agreed that the experience was magnifique!

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  • Over $375,000 in Scholarships Awarded
  • Approximately 65 members of the senior class received scholarship awards during Scholarship Night on Wednesday, May 27. Over $128,000 of the awards presented came from local and area scholarships. ... Read More >>

  • Boys' Track Team Regional Champs
  • Congratulations to the boys' track team for winning the Regional competition on May 26 at Cambridge. Seventeen Whitewater male athletes advanced to Sectionals which will be hosted by Whitewater ... Read More >>

  • Students Participate in Memorial Day Par
  • The annual Memorial Day Parade through downtown Whitewater began at 10:30 am on Monday, May 25 and ended at the American Legion. The parade featured the Whitewater High School band as well as several scholarship winners and the delegates for Badger Girls' State and Badger Boys' State. For more photos from the parade visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Music Masters Entertain
  • Members of Music Masters entertain the audience at the final choir concert of the year on May 20. For more photos from the concert visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS ...

  • HSLT is Looking for New Parent Members
  • The High School Leadership Team (HSLT) is accepting applications from parents of current freshmen and current sophomores. (Ideally there would be one parent representative from each of these ... Read More >>

  • Senior Day Out
  • Seniors begin their "Day Out" with a free t-shirt distribution in the MPR. All seniors will participate in a breakfast and class meeting. Then they will depart for Madison for a picnic at ... Read More >>

  • Student Leader Election Results
  • In homeroom on Thursday, May 21 elections were held for Class Leaders for the 2009-2010 school year. Results are as follows...CLASS OF 2010: Sydney Kampschroer, Brandon Korf, Quinn Masterson, Emma Olson...CLASS OF 2011: Anna Foucault, Brooke Gregory, Cristina Ossers, Danny Skindingsrude...CLASS OF 2012: Lauren Dalzin, Addy Kampschroer, Megan Ketterhagen, Hannah Runez. For a list of the 2009-2010 Student Council representatives click on the More News & Events link. Thank you to everyone who offered their service to their class.

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  • Spanish V Students Save the Planet
  • Who is the Valedictorian? He studies Spanish! Students in Spanish V are studying ways to save the planet. Each student presented a speech, in Spanish of course, to demonstrate a new use for a common household item as a way of recycling. The student pictured, one of the class of 2009 valedictorians, demonstrated a new use for a paper grocery bag: use it in the garden as a barrier to prevent weeds, for a book cover, but most importantly for good old entertainment.

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  • Top 10 Percent Honored
  • Seniors in the Top 10% of their graduating class were honored by the Rotary Club during a luncheon at the Whitewater Country Club on May 19. Congratulations to the following participating students: Ian Anderson, Amelia Bertozzi-Villa, Nate Callope, Cristin Cesar, Tasha Hebert, Ben Heller, Tim Keil, Andrew Mathison, David Mayer, Angie McKenzie, Kristine Meinel, Connor Mulcahy, Michaela Romani, Menuka Samaranayake, Derrick Schleis, Lindsey Schulte, Adam Taylor, Adam Triebold, Meredith Walsh, and Noelle Werner.

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  • Urgent Letter to Parents & Students
  • Please open the attached letter meant to inform students and parents about a situation at ...

  • 2009-2010 Student Council Members Announ
  • The following students will represent their classes on the Student Council for 2009-2010:

    Kelsey Harms
    Hannah Harty
    Sammy Kachel
    Sydney Kampshroer
    Quinn Masterson
    Sean McKenzie
    Emma Olson
    Cale Reid

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  • Student Leader Elections Thursday
  • In homeroom on Thursday, May 21 elections will be held for Class Leaders for the 2009-2010 school year. Students are encouraged to check out the posters created by each candidate in the display case outside of the LMC. Please consider which candidates will do the best job of leading your class through Homecoming, Prom, or Graduation and which will act as positive role models. Be sure to VOTE in Homeroom on Thursday. For a list of the 2009-2010 Student Council representatives click on the More News & Events link.

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  • Students and Staff Wear Pink to Support
  • Students and staff are wearing different colors each day for the Caps for a Cure fundraiser sponsored by Student Council for Cancer Awareness Week. On Monday students and staff wore pink to support a cure for breast cancer. On Tuesday students should wear orange to support a cure for leukemia or yellow for a cure for Ewings Sarcoma. On Wednesday it will be blue to support a cure for teen cancer, and on Thursday the color will be white to support the cure for bone cancer. On Friday students can pay a $1 to be able to wear a hat for the day. All proceeds go to UW Children's Hospital. For more photos visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Students Compete for Idol Title
  • The 6th Annual WHS Idol was held Saturday, April 18. The musical trio of Adam Triebold, Chris Lamsam, and Brittany Chase was crowned this year's Idol for their performance of the Pokemon theme song. WHS Idol is based off the popular American Idol, and the judges act as the American Idol judges do (with liberties). The event is sponsored by the Whitewater Octagon Club. For more photos from the event visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Caps for a Cure Successful Fundraiser
  • WHS raised $847 dollars during Cancer Awareness Week. Students and staff were able to purchase a paper cap for $1, and 584 paper caps decorate the walls from the stairway to the library. On Friday one-third of students and staff paid $1 to wear a hat to school. The five schools in the district raised a total of $1907 to help find a cure for cancer. All proceeds will be donated to UW-Children's Hospital. For more photos visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Engineering Expo Adventure
  • The Physics, AP Physics, Advanced Biology, and Chemistry II classes went Friday, April 17 to UW-Madison for an Engineering Expo. Booths were run by high schools, the college students, and even businesses and covered many areas of science for students to learn about. Whitewater High School's Engineering Club even had a marble machine on display at the event!

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  • Learning a Little Salsa
  • Spanish students attended World Language Day at UW-Madison on Monday, April 20. One of the many sessions available to students was Salsa dancing lessons.

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  • Annual Plant Sale Begins
  • Horticulture and Ag Survey students pose in the WHS greenhouse. Students in both classes have been growing plants since January in preparation for the annual plant sale to be held May 5-9. Students obtain skills ranging from plant science to marketing through their involvement with the class. To purchase plants go to the greenhouse, door #32, between Tuesday, May 5 and Saturday, May 9. From May 5 – 8 the sale is open 8am - 4pm, and on May 9 the sale is from 8am - noon.

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  • National Honor Society Sponsors Blood Dr
  • The National Honor Society sponsored a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Thursday, April 30. There were 68 registered student and faculty donors. The drive collected 58 units of blood which can help 174 people in their time of need!

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  • Building a Fuel Efficient Car
  • On Monday, April 27 Mr. Mike Wintz accompanied a team of students to the Wisconsin Energy Efficient Vehicle Association competition at Road America. The students competed with a car of their own design.

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  • Members of Prom Court Announced
  • Members of the Junior Prom Court meet in the LMC to discuss plans for Prom. Prom will be held Saturday, May 9 from 9pm until midnight at Randy's Banquet Hall. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, May 5. They may be purchased before or after school for $18 and include the cost of Post Prom at Hawk Bowl. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

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  • Students Compete at State Solo & Ensembl
  • The State Solo and Ensemble competition was held at UW-Whitewater on Saturday, April 25. The annual Senior Recital followed at FairHaven on Sunday.

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  • Ac Rock A Cappella Rock and Roll Group P
  • The Music Parents co-sponsored a performance by the a cappella group Ac Rock on April 29. To learn more about the group, or to see photos from today's show go to The group will donate $5 to the school for each CD sold from today's show. For order forms see Ms. Lori Heidenreich. For more photos visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Students Present Senior Recital
  • The annual WHS Senior Recital was held Sunday, April 26 at Fairhaven's Fellowship Hall. Selected senior music students are invited to perform a recital. This event has been going on for over 40 years. Students used music they performed at the State Solo/Ensemble Contest which was held the day before.

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  • Spanish II Students Demonstrate Skills
  • ¡Qué divertido! The Spanish 2 students practice with “los mandatos” by giving a demonstration on how to do something they are good at. Hannah and Addy showed the class how to be professional ... Read More >>

  • Spanish I Holds Fashion Show
  • ¡Me gusta la ropa! During a clothing unit the Spanish 1 students show off this year’s latest fashion trends and also some that we have never seen before. We saw beach bums, cowboys, and even a ... Read More >>

  • Track Conference Champs
  • The twelve schools in the newly formed Rock Valley Conference held their Conference Track Meet at Orfordville Parkview High School on May 16. The Whippet boys emerged on top beating second place McFarland 189 to 103. The Whippet girls were runners up to East Troy by a score of 103 to 126. The track teams continue competition on Tuesday, May 26 with Regionals at Cambridge. WHS will host Sectionals on Friday, May 29.

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  • Wheelin' Round Whitewater Art Project
  • A Whitewater High School art student holds the art department's entry for Whitewater's 2009 community art project. This year's theme is "Wheelin' Round Whitewater". Our bike is called "Starry Night Ride" and is a take-off on Vincent VanGogh's famous painting, "Starry Night." A total of fifty bikes will be on display in downtown Whitewater throughout the summer and will be auctioned off in September.

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  • Photos Still Needed for the Senior Slide
  • Seniors who have not yet brought in their photos for the Senior Slideshow to be shown before the graduation ceremony need to do so immediately. Please drop them off in the main office. Can you guess who this member of the senior class is?

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  • Administrators Provide Lunch
  • Principal Dr. Vance Dalzin, Athletic Director/Dean of Students Mr. Doug Parker, and Assistant Principal Mrs. Lanora Heim grilled out for the staff on Thursday, May 7 in honor of National Teacher ... Read More >>

  • New Timing System Shows Close Finish in
  • The Finishlynx electronic timing system recently funded for track and field through the Booster Club shows a close finish in the boys' JV 100 meter dash at the meet with Edgerton and East Troy ... Read More >>

  • Math Team Finishes Second in State
  • The Whitewater High School Math Team finished in second place for the third year in a row in Class B of the state math competition. Drew Miller qualified for the All State Team. Pictured are the conference math team members. State team members included Drew Miller, Menuka Samaranayake, David Mayer, Connor Mulcahy, Brandon Korf, Sean McKenzie, Jacob Mischka, CJ Nelson, and Robert Wiley Deal.

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  • National Qualifiers for History Day
  • Twenty-two Whitewater High School freshmen competed against primarily upperclassmen from 46 other Wisconsin high schools at UW-Madison on May 2 for the honor of representing the state at the National History Day competition in Maryland this June. Two projects by Whitewater students qualified for nationals, and two more projects were named first alternates.

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  • Prom Held at Randy's
  • The 2009 Prom was held at Randy's where 158 WHS students danced the night away. After the dancing, 75 students attended Post Prom at Hawk Bowl. The students bowled until 2:00 a.m. and ate tons ... Read More >>

  • Good Citizen Honored
  • One of Whitewater High School's valedictorians was honored for her Outstanding Citizenship by the Fort Atkinson DAR Chapter on Wednesday, May 13 at Hi-Way Harry's Restaurant in Johnson Creek. She is pictured with her parents. Good Citizens from Cambridge, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Lake Mills, and Palmyra-Eagle were also celebrated during the program.

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  • Graduation Letter Mailed to Parents
  • Date: May 8, 2009

    To: Graduating Seniors and Parents/Guardians

    The Whitewater High School Class of 2009 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 14 2009, at 2:00 p.m. in the Whitewater High School Gymnasium. Everyone is invited to attend. Tickets are not required as enough seats should be available for all attendees. Chairs will be available for floor seating for the elderly, the disabled, and those who do not wish to navigate the bleachers.

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  • Valedictorians Announced
  • Senior Awards Night took place on May 6. One hundred six members of the Class of 2009 were honored for outstanding achievement in academics, athletics, the arts, and activities. Pictured are the ... Read More >>

  • Contributions to The Voice Welcome
  • The last issue of The Voice for the school year will be published on Thursday, May 28. This is an open invitation to all students to make their voice heard. All contributions (news articles, ... Read More >>

  • H1N1 Press Release
  • Please see attached press ...

  • Soccer Seniors Celebrate
  • The five senior members of the girls' soccer team celebrated Senior Night during their last home game on May 19 against Lakeside Lutheran.

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  • ELL Recognition Night Held
  • On June 3, 3009 the English Language Learner Department held it's fourth annual recognition night. Highlights of the event included a performance from the Latin Fire Dance Club and a photo slide show created by seniors Luis Arrendondo and Jazmin Cortes. For more photos from the evening visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Advanced Biology Crime Solvers
  • Our super-sleuths are at it again! Mrs. Esther Weitzel's Advanced Biology rookies are using their science knowledge to solve a "who dunnit" mystery with many twists and turns. The suspects this year are: Mrs. Heim-the gold digger, Ms. Heidenreich-the hippy, Mr. Majors-the morbid head stone engraver, Mr. Tautges-the rival candy shop owner, and Mr. Zimmerman-son of the candy man. The victim is played by Mr. Hookstead-the candy man himself! Arson...Corruption...Attempted Murder...Oh My!

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  • Dennis Wins 200m State Title
  • Junior Jacob Dennis won the state title in the 200 meter dash in LaCrosse on Saturday, June 6. The boys' team placed 11th overall. Other boys scoring points included Tony Bilderback in the triple jump, Tony Floyd in the 110 meter hurdles, and the 4x400 meter relay.

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  • Graduates Celebrate
  • The Whitewater High School graduation ceremony took place on Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 pm in the high school gymnasium. Highlights of the ceremony included speeches by the five valedictorians and teacher Mrs. Esther Weitzel. For more photos from before the ceremony visit the photo gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Class of 2010 Receives Diplomas
  • The Class of 2010 celebrated their graduation on Sunday, June 13 with a 2 pm ceremony in the high school gym. Mr. Scott Phillips delivered the teacher address while Sean McKenzie and Emily Ganser ... Read More >>

  • Four Teachers Set to Retire
  • Mr. Joe Obmascher, Mr. Hugh Gnatzig, Mrs. Judy Farrell, and Mrs. Patty Jewett are set to retire at the end of this school year after a combined total of over 150 years at Whitewater High School. We ... Read More >>

  • Player and Coaches Participate in All St
  • The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association held their annual all star games in Madison on Saturday, June 20. Whitewater High School girls' basketball coaches Judy Harms and Matt Amundson coached the division 2 girls' south team. Class of 2009 graduate Miles Hookstead played on the division 2 boys' south team.

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  • Students in DC for National Competition
  • Four students just finishing their freshman year at Whitewater High School are in Washington DC taking part in the national level of the National History Day competition. On Wednesday, June 17 they ... Read More >>

  • Four Different Coaches - Same Result
  • Congratulations to Head Coach John Houwers for leading the boys' track and field team to the 2010 WIAA State Championship. Whitewater has four current teachers who, as head track and field ... Read More >>

  • Performers Prepare to Rock the School Ho
  • The annual Summer School Musical is set for Thursday and Friday July 9 and 10 at 7pm in the high school auditorium. High school performers will combine their talents with younger students to present "School House Rock." Tickets may be purchased at the auditorium ticket booth from 9am - noon, on performance nights from 5:30 - 7pm, or by calling 472-8178. For more photos visit the photo gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Class of 84 Celebrates 25 Years
  • Whitewater High School Class of 1984 held their 25th Reunion at Randy's on July 11 after touring the Middle School (High School in 1984) and the High School. Mr. Greg Stewart, current English and Social Studies teacher, was a member of this class.

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  • Boys Bring Home State Track & Field Cham
  • The boys' track and field team scored 47 points at the state meet in LaCrosse on Friday and Saturday June 4 and 5 to secure the state championship in Division 2. Jacob Dennis-Oehling won the ... Read More >>

  • WHS Players presents "The Idiot's Guide

  • N E W S R E L E A S E Release: Immediately

    Contact: Jim McCulloch
    Drama Club Advisor
    Whitewater High School

    WHS Players to present Idiot’s Guide to High School by Alan Haehnel

    The WHS Players first performance under the direction of Jim McCulloch will take place Thursday, February 18 through Saturday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Whitewater High School Auditorium.

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  • Varsity and JV Football Camp
  • A Varsity and JV Football Camp will be held July 26 through July 30 from 3:00 until 6:30 pm. If players don't have equipment they should arrive at 2:15 pm on the 26th. Questions should be ... Read More >>

  • Students Strive for Networking Certifica
  • Students traveled to Madison on July 16 to complete a CCNA networking certification exam at the TechSkills testing center. The students prepared for the advanced exam by completing two years of the Networking Academy program.

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  • Boys' Soccer Camp Scheduled
  • Boys' Soccer Coaches Team Camp will be July 25 through July 28 at the high school field from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. Bring a ball (for individual skill practice), tennis shoes, soccer shoes, shin guards, mouth guard, bug spray, and a water bottle. This camp is preparation for the upcoming season which begins with the first day of practice on Monday, August 10th.

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  • Students Enjoy a Beautiful Day for a Pic
  • The annual end of the year assembly and school picnic were held on Thursday, June 3. During the assembly, retirees were honored for their years of service. Afterwards brats and hot dogs were served ... Read More >>

  • Friends of the Program Golf Outing
  • The annual Friends of the Program Golf Outing to help support Whitewater High School Athletics will take place on August 15. Use the link below to access ...

  • ELL Seniors Plan Recognition Night
  • The 2010 ELL recognition night marks the 5th year of the event. The entire evening is planned by the English Language Learner seniors. The seniors recognized 37 staff members from their kindergarten teacher, to the middle school counselor to their ELL teahcers to the district social worker who they believe were an integral part of helping them make it to graduation. They also put on a mini play about a typical day at WHS. In addition students were honored for a variety of achievements including perfect attendance, making honor roll, or school involvement. What an AWESOME night. For more photos from the event, visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • NHS Sponsors Blood Drive
  • The National Honor Society hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive at Whitewater High School on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 in the small gym. NHS members had many responsibilities during the drive ... Read More >>

  • Math Team Wins Conference Meet
  • The Whitewater varsity math team took first place out of 12 teams at the Rock Valley Conference Math Meet on March 16. They had 197 points. The second place team, Edgerton, had 161 points, and East ... Read More >>

  • 2009-2010 Athletic Schedules Available
  • All athletic schedules for 2009-2010 have been posted. They can be viewed through the Calendar of Events or by visiting the web page for a particular ...

  • New Student Registration
  • Use the link below to view information on registering students new to the Whitewater Unified School District. New student orientation will take place on August 26 at 10 ...

  • Band to Hold Reunion
  • Whitewater High School band alumni are invited to a reunion at the Cravath LakeFront Community Building on Saturday, August 1 from 1 pm until 7 pm. The suggested donation is $10 per person. Sandwiches and beverages will be available. Members of the Whitewater High School Band from any year are welcome to attend.

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  • American Civ Classes Simulate Ellis Isla
  • American Civilization teachers found a way to help their students understand and appreciate the immigrant experience by becoming "immigrants" themselves. The teachers designed a simulation ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Members Tour Hyland Hall
  • FBLA members recently toured Timothy J. Hyland Hall, the new home of the College of Business and Economics at UW-Whitewater. ...

  • Math Students Celebrate pi Day
  • People across the nation celebrate a mathematical holiday on March 14th, or 3.14. It is pi Day, known for the famous mathematical constant pi which is 3.14159... and keeps going. Mr. Mike Tamblyn's students celebrated by making t-shirts to honor the number and by eating items that were round, like pie.

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