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  • 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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  • 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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  • Honor Roll Students Treated to Special A
  • On Thursday, February 25, all students who were on the honor roll were invited into the cafeteria during the SAFT period for snacks, awards, and prizes. All received information about obtaining free ... Read More >>

  • Spanish Club Travels to Cuban Restaurant
  • Spanish Club members experienced a taste of Cuba on Tuesday night, February 23, when they traveled to Milwaukee for dinner at the excellent restaurant, Cubanitas. Students tried a variety of foods such as tostones, ceviche, ropa vieja, lechón, sandwiches cubanos, cassava (Yucca), ensaladas tropicales, Cuban soda pop and much more. A good time was had by all.

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  • History Day National Qualifier Performs
  • An incoming sophomore student, accompanied by social studies teacher Mr. Greg Stewart, recently performed at a meeting of the Breakfast Kiwanis. The student was a member of the History Team that advanced to the national contest in Washington D.C. after qualifying by winning at the local, regional, and state levels. Her performance illustrated the Broadway life of Alfred Lunt of Lunt and Fontanne theatrical fame.

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  • Kiwanis Breakfast Club Recognizes Second
  • The Kiwanis Breakfast Club recently recognized participants in the Second Chance program. Second Chance offers the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while interning in a factory setting. ... Read More >>

  • Fee Collection Day Information
  • Use the link below to view information on fees, schedules, and pictures. Fee Collection Day is August 19 from noon until 5 ...

  • FBLA Members Compete Nationally
  • Whitewater High School FBLA members attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, June 26-29, 2009, along with nearly 8,000 FBLA members from across the country. Having ... Read More >>

  • Marching Band Participates in July 4th P
  • The marching band was just one way that Whitewater High School students were represented in the annual Fourth of July Parade through downtown Whitewater. Also featured in the parade were the students who qualified for the national level of the National History Day competition in June.

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  • Plans Set for First Day of School
  • Motivational speaker Rob Bell will greet the students when they return to school on September 1. The theme for the first day of school this year is "Whippets of Whitewater: Make 'em Say WoW!" Bell will present the students with "10 Ways to Make 'em Say WoW." Many thanks to the FFA Alumni for helping fund this event.

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  • New Bell Schedule for 2009-2010
  • The bell schedule for 2009-2010 will include a special period called SAFT. For details visit ... Read More >>

  • School Receives Grant for STEM Courses
  • Whitewater High School will add Project Lead the Way courses as soon as fall 2010. Project Lead the Way is a nationally recognized program that provides hands-on, real-world experiences in science, ... Read More >>

  • Students Receive AP Results
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes are college level classes taught in the high school. Students complete a rigorous curriculum and then can choose to prove mastery by taking a very difficult test in May. Students who score a 3 or better out of 5 on the AP exam will usually be granted college credit, thereby getting a jump on college coursework and saving money. 79 Whitewater High School students completed 183 AP tests in 2009, and 22.5% of the 2009 graduating class completed an AP test while at WHS. 57% of the WHS exams scored a 3 or higher in 2009. Whitewater's AP calculus class had a particularly impressive year with 41% scoring a 5 and another 41% scoring a 4. The students should be congratulated on this accomplishment.

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  • Counselors Available for Schedule Change
  • Students will receive their schedules at fee collection on Wednesday, August 19. Use the link below to access the schedule for when counselors will be available before school ...

  • FFA Members Attend National Conference
  • Three members of our FFA Chapter attended the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. this summer. The trip was sponsored by our local FFA Alumni members and the FFA Chapter. ... Read More >>

  • FFA Members Host Petting Zoo
  • Members of the FFA recently hosted a petting zoo at Culvers. Youth of all ages took the opportunity to pet an assortment of farm animals. Culvers continues to be a strong supporter of our FFA as well ... Read More >>

  • FFA Promotes Beef at State Fair
  • FFA and FFA Alumni members recently promoted beef at the Wisconsin State Fair by serving Rib Eye steak sandwiches to fair goers. Nearly twenty participants from Whitewater helped with the promotion. A big thank you to our FFA Alumni members for helping make this project a success.

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  • Tennis Team Hosts Cancer Awareness Tourn
  • The WHS Girls' Tennis Team held its third annual cancer awareness tennis tournament on August 15. All funds raised were donated to Gilda's Club of Southeastern Wisconsin. About 100 players ... Read More >>

  • Staff Participates in Friends of the Pro
  • Mr. Hugh Gnatzig, Dr. Vance Dalzin, Mr. Ben Cooper, and Mr. Doug Parker participated in the annual Friends of the Program (FTOP) golf outing. The FTOP is a group of alumni who organize a golf outing ... Read More >>

  • Expressing Excitement for a New Year
  • Each year math teacher Mr. Mike Tamblyn begins the year in a tuxedo courtesy of Nedrebo's in Janesville. Wearing the tux helps Tamblyn communicate the importance and excitement of the beginning ... Read More >>

  • Fee Collection Day Held
  • The MPR filled with parents and students on Wednesday, August 19 for the annual fee collection day. In addition to paying fees for athletics and academics parents were able to purchase parking stickers, yearbooks, and Booster Club memberships. Students received their schedules and had their ID photos taken. Parents checked in with the health staff and picked up registration codes for the online grades system. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this day possible.

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  • Meet the Exchange Students
  • All community members are invited to come meet the exchange students attending WHS this year. Use the link to find out ...

  • Tennis Team Raises Money to Fight Cancer
  • The Girls' Tennis Team sponsored a Culvers Night on September 2 to raise money for Gilda's Club. Ten percent of all sales during the fundraiser went to this organization. Gilda's Club, ... Read More >>

  • Student to Participate in Exchange
  • A Whitewater High School student will spend the 2009-2010 school year as a Rotary exchange student in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Whitewater Rotary Club has hosted exchange students each year since ... Read More >>

  • Booster Club Sponsors Fall Kick-Off Cook
  • The first home football game of the season will feature the annual Booster Club Fall Kick-Off Cookout and Membership Drive to benefit all sports. For more information follow the link ...

  • Information Provided on H1N1
  • Students and parents are encouraged to explore the link on the left side of the high school home page to gather more facts about preventing the spread of H1N1. At this time, health and school ... Read More >>

  • Staff Prepares for New School Year
  • Members of the Whitewater High School staff gathered for a group photo on August 27. The staff is excited for a new school year to begin and is preparing to welcome back students on September 1. WHS ... Read More >>

  • Orientation Program Welcomes New Student
  • Thirty-five new students from Wisconsin, Indiana, California, Texas, Switzerland, and Mexico have just enrolled along with AFS students from Russia and Germany! An orientation program was held on August 26 to welcome the students, provide information, and help them make new friends. Information about WHS was presented by Vance Dalzin, Lanora Heim, Doug Parker, and Pamela Sonmor-Wintz. Members of the National Honor Society shared stories of their experiences in school and encouraged the new students to get involved. Tours of the building were provided at the conclusion of the program. For more photos visit the Photo Gallery under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Booster Club Sponsors Kickoff
  • The Whippet Booster Club sponsored their annual fall kickoff cookout to support all sports prior to the football game on August 28. For membership information please contact Stephani Bukowski or ... Read More >>

  • Make 'em Say WoW!
  • Whippets of Whitewater...Make 'em Say WoW! Guest speaker Rob Bell greeted students as they returned to school on September 1 with his message "10.1 Ways to Make 'em Say WoW!" ... Read More >>

  • Tailgaters Ready for Kickoff
  • A group of Whitewater High School students tailgates in the school parking lot prior to the first home football game of the season on August 28. The Whippets made a second half comeback before losing ... Read More >>

  • Wisconsin Convenant Deadline Approaching
  • Incoming freshmen have until September 30 to register for the Wisconsin Covenant. Follow the link below for more ...

  • Counselors Meet With Covenant Scholars
  • Counselors met with sophomores and juniors who are participating in the Wisconsin Covenant Scholar Program during SAFT during the week of January 11. Students were asked to evaluate their progress on ... Read More >>

  • Biology Students Take Challenge
  • Mrs. Esther Weitzel challenged her Biology students to take an environmental look at themselves over a 24-hour period of time. Each student was assigned a garbage bag. They were to place all garbage ... Read More >>

  • Groups Hold Holiday Fiesta
  • Members of Razas United and Spanish Club joined together for a holiday fiesta after school on Monday, December 21.

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  • Students Socialize During Holiday Breakf
  • All students took part in the annual Holiday Breakfast Break sponsored by W-Club and Student Council on Wednesday morning, December 23. Students filled the MPR and back gym while enjoying free ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Members Travel to Dells
  • Nearly 30 FBLA members attended the Wisconsin Fall Leadership Conference (WFLC), along with 800 other Wisconsin FBLA members and advisers, at the Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells November 2-3. Eddie Slowikowski, world-class runner, team trainer and keynote speaker, utilized his very high-energy, interactive presentation style to motivate students to maintain a vision and utilize mentors in making that vision a reality, while helping others along the way. Students also attended break-out sessions to learn more about the Business Achievement Awards (BAA) program and FBLA's Competitive Events program. Whitewater's advisor, Cynthia Teal, presented a session on "Showcasing Your Skills Through the Job Interview, Electronic Career Portfolio, and Future Business Leader Competitive Events."

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  • Students Pack Gym to Get Movin' and Munc
  • As part of the Movin' and Munchin' assembly on October 14 high school students competed against Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton in a push-up contest. For more photos from the assembly visit ... Read More >>

  • Marching Band Prepares for State
  • The Marching Band will be competing at the State Marching Band Championship this Saturday, October 17 at UW-W's Perkins Stadium. The members invite everyone to attend, and they would very much ... Read More >>

  • Gateway Holds Career Pathway Day
  • Thirty three Whitewater High School juniors and seniors attended Career Pathway Day at Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Students attended sectionals and participated ... Read More >>

  • CC Alumni Hold Successful Meet
  • The annual WHS Cross Country Alumni Meet took place on Saturday, September 5 on the campus of UW-Whitewater. The meet featured a variety of races including a men's 4k race, a women's 4k ... Read More >>

  • Students Go To War for a Good Cause
  • The National Honor Society would like to thank everyone who participated in the Homecoming Coin Contest / Dollar War this year! $342.34 was raised and will be used for worthwhile causes. ...

  • Record Crowd Attends Homecoming Dance
  • The annual Homecoming Dance wrapped up a week's worth of Homecoming activities on Saturday, October 10. There were 431 tickets sold for the dance which was held in the high school MPR. The ... Read More >>

  • Homecoming Parades Through Town
  • The annual Homecoming Parade began at 2:15 on October 9 traveling a route that took it past Lincoln Elementary and the middle school. All classes entered floats and many other organizations ... Read More >>

  • Almost Anything Goes at Circle Bash
  • The annual Homecoming Circle Bash ended with the hard fought Almost Anything Goes competition between the classes. The overall spirit point standings for the week found the seniors in first place with 2145 points. The sophomores finished second by accumulating 1815 points. The freshman took third with 1575 points for the week, and the juniors finished a close fourth with 1565 points. For many more Circle Bash photos check out the Photo Gallery on the Homecoming Web page.

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  • Grandma & Grandpa Whippet Honored on Fri
  • Realizing the importance of community and citizenship each year the high school Student Council selects two members from the community as Grandma & Grandpa Whippet. They are selected because they continually support WHS students in a variety of ways. This year's Grandpa and Grandma Whippet are Bill and Mary Sydow. Bill and Mary, the students and staff at Whitewater High School thank you for all of your support and community involvement. You have played a lead role in setting an excellent example of community support for our students to follow. Grandma and Grandpa Whippet took part in Friday's parade and were honored at the football game on Friday night.

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  • Classes Show Their True Colors
  • Homecoming Thursday is Class Color Day with the seniors decked out in purple, the juniors in yellow, the sophomores in orange, and the freshmen in green. Results from Thursday's Canned Food ... Read More >>

  • Lip Sync Competition Draws Crowd
  • Approximately 600 people packed the auditorium on October 7 for the Homecoming Lip Sync Competition. In the end the sophomores triumphed with the seniors finishing in second, the freshman in third, ... Read More >>

  • Students Go Back to the Future on Wednes
  • Some students chose to fast forward a few decades for Wednesday's Homecoming Dress Day -- Decade Day. Results from Wednesday's Canned Food Drive resulted in a first place tie between the ... Read More >>

  • Students Study During SAFT
  • Students are taking advantage of a new 21 minute period in the middle of the morning. The period, called SAFT for Student Assistance Flexible Time, allows students to meet with teachers, use the computer labs, meet with clubs, or have a snack in the MPR. For more photos from the SAFT period in the MPR visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • New Learning Opportunities Offered
  • The school district is offering new opportunities to learn Spanish or Chinese or to develop young entrepreneurs. Follow the link for ...

  • Staff Works Together on Goals
  • Twenty-four staff members have opted to work as a team this year on their professional development goals. The team is anchored by members of a group working on the Project SWEETT and LADDER grants. ... Read More >>

  • First Issue of The Voice Available
  • The first issue of Whitewater High's very own newspaper – The Voice – is now up! Check out fascinating articles on what it feels like to be a freshman; witness a student face-off concerning ... Read More >>

  • CC Athletes Scout Their Course
  • Members of the Cross Country team scout the course at Marshall on September 15. The boys finished fifth out of eight teams with Ben Cipriano the top Whitewater finisher. The girls ended the meet in ... Read More >>

  • Leaders Make Homecoming Plans
  • Class Leaders and Student Council Officers are busy making plans for Homecoming 2009 - Blast From the Past. All students are enouraged to get involved with Homecoming activities including float ... Read More >>

  • Information for Students Taking the ACT
  • Follow the link for important information about the ACT ...

  • Staff Members Publish Articles
  • Several members of the staff have recently released articles in state and national publications. Mrs. Pam Sonmor-Wintz's latest article for the Wisconsin School Counseling Association publication Counselink is entitled "Data is What We Really Need." Mr. Mike Tamblyn published "Multiple Representations Using Dynamic Geometry" in Mathematics Teacher which is distributed nationally, and Dr. Vance Dalzin published the article "The Principal's Role in a Tough Economy" in Principal Leadership which is also a national publication. ... Read More >>

  • Exchange Students Make Presentations
  • On Wednesday afternoon, September 16 , students, staff and guests had the opportunity to meet and welcome the three 2009-2010 international students at Whitewater High School. They are: Jo-Yu (Zoe), from Taiwan; Denis, from Russia; and Julia, from Germany. Zoe is a Rotary student presently staying with Gordon and Kathy Converse. Denis is an AFS student staying with the Thomas and Donna Vaughn family, and Julia is an AYUSA student staying with Elaine Frietsch. The students talked about their countries, cities, families, and schools, and Julia made us laugh by trying to teach us the German word for "squirrel." Everyone had a great time and learned a little about each country. We also welcomed two WHS students who are exchange students: Amanda just returned from a year in Switzerland, and Veronica will spend this year in Brazil. Thanks to all our world travelers for sharing their experiences with us!

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  • FFA Alumni to Hold Cookout
  • The FFA Alumni will be holding their annual cookout before the football game on September 25. The public is invited to attend. Please follow the link for more ...

  • Education Fair Information
  • The Student Services Office will be taking a bus load of juniors and seniors interested in attending the Wisconsin Education Fair at Delavan-Darien High School on Monday, October 5 from 9-11 a.m. Representatives from numerous colleges, universities, technical colleges, private colleges and financial aid will be available to share information and answer questions. Interested students must pick up a permission slip in the Student Services Office and return to Mrs. Butt by October 1 in order to participate in this event.

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  • Marching Ensemble Ready to Perform
  • The Whitewater High School Whippets Marching Band is working hard to prepare for their first performance of the season during halftime at the home football game on September 25. This year's marching band is under the leadership of Music Director Don Deal, Marching Instructor Beth Wilson, Drumline Instructor Tim Hummel, and Colorguard Advisor Rheanna Jaske. The ensemble includes 68 members including seven colorguard, 11 percussion, 48 brass/woodwinds, and Drum Majors Taylor Schaub and CJ Nelson.

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  • Twenty WHS Students Earn Advanced Placem
  • Follow the link to find out how 20 Whitewater High School students earned awards based on their AP test scores last ...

  • Student Work Published Nationally
  • Editors of The Voice present one of their reporters with an award from the American Society of News Editors (ASNE). Each week ASNE selects articles from high school newspapers across the country for ... Read More >>

  • Assembly Celebrates Latino Heritage
  • Whitewater High School students and UW-Whitewater students joined together on September 24 to narrate a program by Maria Elena Ramirez entitled, "Latino Heritage in America." Our guests ... Read More >>

  • Staff Members Race for the Cure
  • Six WHS staff members and their loved ones made up Team Ubuntu for the September 27 Susan G. Komen walk to beat breast cancer in Milwaukee. Greg Stewart, De Anda Levine, Chad Carstens, Pam ... Read More >>

  • Parenting with Love and Logic Class Offe
  • Follow the link for information on an upcoming session of Parenting with Love and Logic offered to parents of 4K - 12 students in our ...

  • Fans Cheer On the Whippets
  • The Whippets didn't let a little rain dampen their spirits on Friday, September 25 as the football team defeated East Troy 27-7. Prior to the game the FFA Alumni held their annual cookout. The ... Read More >>

  • Dance Club Focuses on Urban Dance
  • Members of the WHS Dance Club held a rehearsal on Tuesday, September 29. The Dance Club meets every Tuesday at 3:10 in room 102/103, and all students are welcome to join. This year the club will focus on learning urban dances. For more information speak to Mrs. Maria Cervantez in room 208.

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  • Students Attend Education Fair
  • Whitewater High School students had an opportunity to speak with numerous college and university admission counselors at the Wisconsin Education Fair in Delavan on Monday, October 5. It was awesome ... Read More >>

  • Tuesday Twisted with Mismatched Clothing
  • Tuesday's Homecoming Dress Day, Twisted Tuesday, allowed students to display their creative flair with many clashing outfits. The Canned Food Drive results for Tuesday were much improved with the seniors coming out on top with a donation of 77 items. The juniors came in second with 31 items. The sophomores finished third by donating 19 items, and the freshmen were last with only four non-perishable food items. For more Tuesday photos visit the Photo Gallery on the Homecoming Web page.

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  • Seniors Repeat as PowderPuff Champs
  • The Seniors took home the PowderPuff championship on October 5 repeating as champions of this annual event. They defeated the freshmen in the first game 24-0 and then defeated the sophomores in the ... Read More >>

  • District Joins Forces with Olympians
  • On Wednesday, October 14 Wisconsin Olympians Suzy Favor Hamilton and Casey FitzRandolph will present to the entire WUSD student body during an assembly for the Movin' and Munchin' program. ... Read More >>

  • Marching Band Takes the Field
  • The Marching Band traveled to their first competition of the year on Saturday, October 3 participating in the 2009 Greendale Preview of Champions. Upcoming competitions are October 11 in Fort Atkinson and October 17 at UW-Whitewater. For more photos from Greendale visit the Photo Gallery under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Canned Food Drive Begins Monday
  • The canned food drive is an annual tradition for Whitewater High School's Homecoming week. Each day classes earn points for bringing in non-perishable food items that will be sent to the local ... Read More >>

  • Monday is Pajama Day
  • Part of Mrs. Mary Taggart's second period AP English class shows off their pajamas for Homecoming Monday. Classes win points for the number of students that participate in each dress day ... Read More >>

  • Homecoming Court Introduced
  • All activities and athletic teams operating this fall had the opportunity to select one male and one female representative for Homecoming Court. The court was announced following the lip sync ... Read More >>

  • Homecoming Tradition Continues
  • The traditional "Burning of the W" to fire up our school spirit took place on October 7 following the lip sync competition. Thank you to Mr. Mike Wintz, Mr. Ray Lauersdorf, and their ... Read More >>

  • School Spirit Abounds on Red & White Day
  • On October 9, Homecoming Friday, students showed their school spirit by dressing in red and white. Students will attend all 8 of their classes in the morning and then spend the afternoon celebrating Homecoming with Circle Bash, Almost Anything Goes, and a parade. For more photos from Friday check out the Photo Gallery on the Homecoming Web page.

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  • Career and Technical Education Departmen
  • Educators in Agriculture, Business, Technology and Engineering, and Family and Consumer Sciences meet with community business leaders and post-secondary educators to discuss 21st Century learning ... Read More >>

  • New NHS Members To Be Inducted
  • We are very proud to announce that 26 new juniors and seniors have been selected for membership in the National Honor Society this year! The students will become members of NHS by participating in an ... Read More >>

  • Voice Reporters Attend Journalism Confer
  • Members of The Voice staff attended the annual KEMPA Scholastic Journalism Conference at UW-Whitewater on Friday, October 16. Students attended a welcome session followed by three workshops of their ... Read More >>

  • First "Coffee With the Principal" Sessio
  • The public is invited to have "Coffee with the Principal" on the third Friday of every month from 8:30 am - 9:30 am in the staff lounge at Whitewater High School. October 16 was the ... Read More >>

  • Girls' CC Team Captures Conference Champ
  • The Whippet Girls' Cross Country team claimed the 2009 Rock Valley Conference Championship over eleven other teams on Thursday, October 16. The meet was held on a cold, rainy day on the ... Read More >>

  • Students Visit UWW Science Department
  • On Friday, October 16, 37 Whitewater High School students in the English Language Learner Program went on a UW-Whitewater campus visit with a special science focus. A special thank you to Professor ... Read More >>

  • Soccer Team Advances to Sectionals
  • The boys' soccer team clinched the regional championship with a win over St. John's Northwestern Military Academy on October 15. They will host Delavan-Darien in a sectional match on ... Read More >>

  • Band Marches at State
  • The marching band took part in the Wisconsin State Music Association State Marching Band Championships on Saturday, October 17 at Perkins Stadium on the UW-Whitewater campus. The band finished in sixth place in Class AA. Whitewater High School's band has competed in all 25 championships under the direction of Dr. Don Deal. For more photos from the event visit Dr. Deal's teacher page under the Academics menu.

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  • Staff Counts Out Push-Ups
  • Principal Dr. Vance Dalzin and science teacher Mr. Tony Tautges count out push-ups for the student section after a Whippet score during the football game on October 16. Whitewater defeated ... Read More >>

  • Students Share National History Day Pres
  • Students that qualified for the national level of the National History Day competition last Spring presented at the Whitewater Federation of Women's Club meeting on Monday, October 19. Social ... Read More >>

  • Students Attend Overnight Retreat
  • Twenty-three Whitewater High School students attended an overnight leadership retreat at Camp Edwards near East Troy on October 28. The students learned to solve problems cooperatively, use ... Read More >>

  • Volleyball Banquet to be Held
  • The 2009 Volleyball Banquet will be Tuesday, November 3 in the MPR. The meal will start at 6:00 pm with the ceremony starting around 6:30-6:45. The players need to sign up on the athletic team locker ... Read More >>

  • CC Athletes Complete Their Season
  • Whippet cross country athletes gather for the awards ceremony following the Sectional Meet on Saturday, October 24 at Pewaukee High School. The girls placed fourth out of 14 teams. Jessica Shelbourn ... Read More >>

  • Whippets Clinch Playoff Spot
  • The Whippets clinched a berth in the WIAA football playoffs with their victory over Orfordville on October 16. Their first round game will be against #1 seeded Pewaukee on Tuesday, October 27 in ... Read More >>

  • Spanish Club Celebrates Mexican Holiday
  • On October 26, 20 Spanish Club members gathered to celebrate and decorate for Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday usually celebrated around the second of November. Students made traditional Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead) and crafts (paper flowers, papel picado banners, and sugar skulls) to decorate the classroom and the altar for Michael Jackson which is who they nominated to be their 'person of honor ' this year.

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  • District Recognizes Kohl Nominees
  • District Kohl Teacher Fellowship Nominees were recognized at the school board meeting on October 26. Nominees include Ann Spear, Peggy Wuenstel, Carey Fero, Laura Masbruch, and Jean Buckingham. The ... Read More >>

  • FFA Members Volunteer to Help with Playg
  • Several members of the FFA joined advisor Mr. Paul Majors and a group of community members to assemble the new playground equipment at Starin Park on Saturday, October ...

  • Students Trick-Or-Treat for UNICEF
  • Students in Mr. Greg Stewart's classes donned their Halloween costumes before paying a visit to both Washington and Lincoln elementary schools. They encouraged students at the elementary schools to make Halloween count by trick-or-treating for UNICEF. Doing so will help that organization get things like water, education, and medicine to the children who need it the most. Students are asked to get approval from their parents and use the small boxes provided by the high school students to collect change while trick-or-treating.

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  • Juniors and Seniors Gather for Post-Seco
  • Students are on a special schedule November 3, 4, and 5 for freshman MAP tests, sophomore WKCE tests, and junior ACT test preparation. On Tuesday, juniors and seniors gathered in the auditorium for a ... Read More >>

  • Inuit Whippets Brave the Winter Weather
  • Members of the Inuit Whippets brave the winter storm after school on Tuesday, December 22. Students use the club as a way to stay fit and healthy during the winter.

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  • Stuff the Bus for the Food Pantry
  • The Whitewater High School FFA along with Nelson's Bus Service will be conducting a "Stuff the Bus" food drive for the local food pantry. A bus will be parked at Whitewater High School ... Read More >>

  • November Students of the Month Selected
  • Congratulations to Kaitlin and Cale for being selected for as November's Optimist Students of the Month. Every other month, five times a year, one female and one male student is selected as ... Read More >>

  • Sectionals Bring End to Swim Season
  • 32 girls joined the swim team this year! Emma DuVal, Anna Foucault, Molly Mesner and Alex Sleaver were able to put 11 new times on the girls swim Top 10 All Time list. Molly Mesner captured 6th place ... Read More >>

  • Clothing Drive Underway
  • Whitewater Unified School District and Razas United are sponsoring a clothes and blanket drive again this year to help families in Whitewater stay warm this winter. We are especially interested in ... Read More >>

  • New NHS Members Inducted
  • The annual National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony was held on Tuesday, November 24 to welcome new members. The four current officers spoke about the pillars of NHS: character, service, ... Read More >>

  • Computer Programming Team Takes Second
  • A team of computer programming students competed at the annual Milwaukee School of Engineering Opportunity Conference on November 20 finishing second out of 23 teams from all over Southeast Wisconsin. The students were given two and one-half hours to work on nine problems of varying levels of difficulty using two laptops. Following the competition students participated in a presentation on computational thinking.

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  • Study Center Participants Treated to Ice
  • Members of the National Honor Society surprised students working in the Study Center after school on November 19 with ice cream sundaes! One student wrote NHS a thank you note that said, "It is ... Read More >>

  • Food Pantry Benefits from "Stuff the Bus
  • Nelson's Bus Service, Inc. along with the Whitewater FFA would like to thank everyone for their support in the First Annual "STUFF THE BUS". The generous community support produced ... Read More >>

  • Fall Musical Takes the Stage
  • Students, alumni, and staff will take the stage to celebrate 25 years of the WHS Players with a production of 1940's Radio Hour which runs Thursday through Saturday, November 19-21, at 7:30 p.m. Over 90 people-- including current high school students and staff, as well as WHS alumni who had been part of the high school drama program between 1984 and 2009--will join forces to present this special show. Tickets will be on sale this week after school until 5:15 at the auditorium box office. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and veterans, $3 for students aged 6-18, and free for children five and under.

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  • Choir Members Sing in Wisconsin
  • On Saturday, November 14 a group of Whitewater High School vocal students participated in Singing In Wisconsin held in Waukesha. Four of the exact same concerts were performed on that day, at that same time, in different parts of the state. Students learned the music prior to attending and then worked with directors to present a concert in the afternoon.

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  • Good Citizen Selected
  • The Faculty and Senior Class at Whitewater High School has selected Michaelis as the Class of 2010 Outstanding Citizen. Michaelis will be honored in the spring by the Eli Pierce Chapter of DAR in ... Read More >>

  • Seniors Nominated for Kohl Scholarship
  • Whitewater High School is proud to announce that Sean and Cale are nominated to participate in the 2010 Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship Program. Sean and Cale will be competing for $1,000 scholarships for outstanding achievement in the areas of leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. Congratulations and good luck, Sean and Cale!

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  • Outstanding Sophomore Leader Selected
  • The faculty at Whitewater High School has selected Callie as the Outstanding Sophomore Leader for the Class of 2013! Callie will be invited to represent Whitewater High School at the Wisconsin ... Read More >>

  • Students Volunteer to Set Up New Compute
  • Approximately two dozen students volunteered to assist the technology team in unpacking and setting up new computers at the high school on November 19. It took the students less than two hours to ... Read More >>

  • Music Masters Plan for Madrigal
  • The 14th annual Whitewater High School Madrigal Dinner presented by the Music Master ensemble will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at the American Legion. There will be a buffet of food ... Read More >>

  • Musicians Perform in State Honors Ensemb
  • Four students performed with the Wisconsin Music Educators State Honors Ensembles Thursday, October 28, 2009. Kathryn and Crystal were members in the Honors Treble Choir, Robert was in the Honors Band, and Ian was a part of the Honors Orchestra. Students auditioned in person in February, along with over 1000 other students. They attended a three-day camp in the summer to learn the music. Then they joined together for a day and a half and performed the concert at the State Music Educators Conference in Madison. They were funded by the Whitewater Music Parents Association.

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  • Majors Earns National Board Certificatio
  • Agriculture teacher Mr. Paul Majors recently earned his National Board Certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and as a result will be licensed for ten years as a Master Educator. The grueling process of earning this distinction includes a series of performance based assessments and written tests. The average applicant spends 200 to 300 hours preparing materials for the process. According to the Department of Public Instruction there are only 417 Master Educators in all of Wisconsin out of nearly 400,000 licensed teachers. Congratulations, Mr. Majors, for your accomplishment!

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  • Directors Thanked for the Memories
  • The closing performance of "1940's Radio Hour" on Saturday, November 21 marked the end of an era for directors Anne and Lane Kuske. The Kuske's are retiring from the drama program after 25 years of plays and musicals. At the end of Saturday night's show the cast of students, staff, and alumni "took control" from the directors and serenaded them with a personalized version of "Thanks for the Memories" before announcing a scholarship created in their honor and presenting them with a gift of money towards a trip to Broadway. Thanks for the memories Anne and Lane.

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  • NHS Goes Green
  • The National Honor Society is encouraging others to help the environment by recycling empty computer ink cartridges and used cell phones through the Green School Project. Students, parents, and ... Read More >>

  • Students Join Staff for Workshop
  • Members of the National Honor Society joined the staff during the staff development workshop on Monday morning, November 30. The workshop was held on the UW-Whitewater campus and dealt with the ... Read More >>

  • Spanish II Fieldtrip Culminates Foods Un
  • On Wednesday, November 25, 73 of Mrs. Kate Kolak's and Mrs. Conalee Laabs' Spanish II students participated in an excursion in Whitewater as a culminating activity to their Foods Unit. ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Cookie Cafe Offers Help with Holida
  • Let the FBLA Cookie Café do your holiday baking for you! Cookies are just $5 per dozen and are available in several varieties. If orders are placed by 7:30 am, they can be ready for pick-up after ... Read More >>

  • Razas United Hosts Holiday Fiesta
  • This year's Holiday Fiesta hosted by Razas United on Wednesday, December 2, was the biggest ever. The event featured a potluck dinner, ornament decorating, games, and a visit from Santa. ... Read More >>

  • Seniors Celebrate Their Final Madrigal
  • The annual Madrigal Dinner presented by Music Masters was held at the American Legion on December 5. There was a buffet of food including beef and turkey with all the trimmings, appetizers, soup, ... Read More >>

  • Plans Underway for Winter Ball
  • Winter Ball is being held on Saturday, December 12 from 8-11pm. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased before and after school all week. No tickets will be sold at the door. Guest forms are available in the main office or by clicking the link here and are due no later than 3:30 Thursday, December 10. Dress is semi-formal. Winter Ball is sponsored by the Senior Class.

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  • Nehring Gymnasium to be Rededicated
  • Whitewater Unified School District will be rededicating their middle school gym to long time boys' basketball head coach, Ken Nehring, on December 22nd, during the game against Lake Mills. The game begins at 7 pm at the middle school. Nehring retired in 1989 and is a member of the WBCA Hall of Fame. He finished his career after 34 years as head coach with a record of 470-269 which included 8 league championships, 4 district championships, and 10 regional championships. His conference record was 306-137 and his 1969-70 team finished the regular season 18-0. Nehring was the head coach for the south all-star team in 1980. He is remembered best for his intense desire to develop his players' talents as athletes and individuals and for always showing good sportsmanship. More details of the event will be published later. It is hoped ex-players will attend this rededication event.

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  • Students Prepare for the Holiday Break
  • Members of W-Club and Student Council gathered in the kitchen after school on Tuesday, December 22 to prepare food for the annual Holiday Breakfast Break. Students will enjoy free donuts, fruit, ... Read More >>

  • Inuit Whippets Take the Winter Challenge
  • The Inuit Whippets are beginning their third year of winter activity at WHS. The group is open to all students and staff of all abilities whether they have been active for years or are interested in ... Read More >>

  • NHS and FFA Collaborate on Fruit Baskets
  • The National Honor Society completed two holiday fruit projects in December! Members collaborated with the FFA to create bowls of delicious fruit for senior citizens in Whitewater who receive Meals ... Read More >>

  • Students Present at Rotary Meeting
  • President Cale, Secretary Morgan, and Treasurer Sean presented information about the Whitewater High School National Honor Society to the Rotary Club at their meeting on December 8. NHS leaders ... Read More >>

  • Freshmen Recognized for Taking the Wisco
  • Eighth graders in Wisconsin have the opportunity to sign a pledge to earn a high-school diploma, maintain at least a B average, complete the classes they need to prepare them for higher education, ... Read More >>

  • Families Attend Performance of The Nutcr
  • Over 200 Whitewater Unified School District students and families attended the WOW sponsored performance of the Nutcracker on December 12th at Young Auditorium. WOW (Whitewater on Wellness) ... Read More >>

  • Students Complete CNA Training
  • Pictured are the Whitewater High School juniors and seniors that recently completed the Certified Nursing Assistant Program thru Gateway for the fall semester. Students will now move on to state ... Read More >>

  • Donations Made for Aquatic Center Giving
  • A big thank you to everyone who participated in the 2009 Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center Giving Tree Campaign benefiting less fortunate students in the Whitewater Unified School District. ... Read More >>

  • NHS Adopts a Family for Christmas
  • The National Honor Society voted to "Adopt a Family" for Christmas this year. Members met at the Janesville Mall on Sunday, December 13 and purchased $300 of clothing and other items for ... Read More >>

  • Sounds of Tubas Fill the Capitol
  • On Saturday, December 12, instrumental music instructor Dr. Don Deal presented a tuba and euphonium master class in Madison. He then conducted the performance of Tuba Christmas with about 100 tubas and euphoniums in the capitol rotunda. Deal stated, "It was a glorious sound!"

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  • Donation Accepted from Friends of the Pr
  • Friends of the Program (FOTP) Board of Directors Member Rob Nelson and President Jeremy Niemuth presented checks totaling $7500 to a variety of groups including the Whippet Booster Club during halftime of the basketball game on Monday, December 14. Both men are Whitewater High School alumni. According to the Whitewater Banner, "FOTP engages in charitable activities focusing on the advancement of student-athletes and athletic programs in Whitewater." The group holds an annual golf outing as one of its many fundraising activities.

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  • Staff Members Participated in Poker Walk
  • Congratulations to De Anda Levine and her daughter Erika for having the winning card hand at the Holiday Poker Walk on Tuesday, December 15. Staff members walked a circuit around the hallways after school. Each time they passed the starting line they received an additional playing card for their hand. By completing five circuits they could complete their hand. The winning card hand was a flush. Naomi MacDonald was the lucky winner of the participant drawing. Prize money comes from the WEA Trust Staff Wellness Grant.

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  • FBLA Collects for Giving Tree
  • The outstanding contributions to the FBLA Giving Tree Project allowed FBLA members to provide two families gifts for the holidays. Each family received a Sentry gift card, clothing for the children, toys for the children, and a Kohl's gift card for the parents. The Bethel House was most grateful for the contributions. As you can imagine, the needs at the House are greater than ever. The kindness of students and staff will certainly make the holidays (and life) a bit brighter for these families. Congratulations to the following classes for being the top contributors: Nicole Grosinske, PE 10, first place ($7.53 per person); Rheanna Jaske, Multicultural Literature, second place ($4.53 per person); and Sandra Maylen, Accounting I, third place ($3.51 per person). Classes donated a total of $885.72.

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  • Octagon Club Shops for Toys for Tots
  • Members of the Octagon Club met at Wal-Mart on Monday, December 21 to shop for Toys for Tots. Community Optimist Club members gave the students shopping assignments when they arrived at the store. Presents will be given to over 440 children in the community through the annual Toys for Tots program.

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  • FFA Adopts a Family for Christmas
  • Members of the FFA raised money in order to adopt a local family for Christmas.

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  • Middle School Gym Rededicated
  • The middle school gym was rededicated in honor of Ken Nehring on Tuesday, December 22. Pictured is a senior athlete helping Willie Whippet present a plaque to Nehring. Both are wearing the uniform that Nehring's athletes wore during his 34 years of coaching boys' basketball for Whitewater High School.

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  • Voice Articles To Appear in Register
  • Editors Jill and Aszya pose with the Whitewater Register, where articles will be appearing! Starting January 28, the Whitewater Register will be publishing articles from The Voice, the WHS online newspaper. Make sure to check it out to see your favorite columns in print form!

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  • Students of the Month Selected
  • Congratulations to seniors Ana Rosa and Cameron for being selected as the UW-Whitewater Optimist Students of the month. Ana Rosa and Cameron were nominated by staff members for being positive role ... Read More >>

  • Art Exhibit Features Student Work
  • The opening reception for the Young Artists Exhibit featuring the work of several Whitewater High School students will be Sunday, January 10 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Studio 84 located on Center Street ... Read More >>

  • Winter Sports Season in Full Swing
  • The varsity boys' basketball team defeated Edgerton 45-42 on Tuesday, January 5. Edgerton held a five point lead at the end of the third quarter, but the Whippets outscored the Crimson Tide in the fourth quarter for the win. The winter sports schedule is in full swing with the following upcoming home events: girls' basketball on January 12, boys' basketball and gymnastics on January 14, wrestling on January 21, and boys' swimming on January 28. Be sure to come out and cheer on your Whippets.

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  • Last Chance to Order Yearbooks
  • The last day to order a yearbook will be Friday, January 15. The cost is $60. To place your order see Mrs. Rheanna Jaske in room 209 or Mr. Barry DeKemper in room 261.

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  • Young Men Selected for Honors Choir
  • Four Whitewater High School students will be participating in the Wisconsin Choral Directors' Association Men's Honors Choir this weekend in Eau Claire. Carl, Shawn, Paul, and Sean are ... Read More >>

  • Physics Students Complete Momentum Lab
  • Physics students completed a lab on January 7 using an air track to verify the Law of Conservation Of Linear Momentum. To measure the speed of the carts on the track, a computer is interfaced with ... Read More >>

  • Preparations Made for History Day
  • Whitewater High School will be holding its 3rd Annual History Day event on Wednesday evening, January 27. This event is part of a broader program known as National History Day. Last year over 150 WHS ... Read More >>

  • Boys Hold Swim-Along Fundraiser
  • The boys' swim team held their first ever swim-along fundraiser on January 2. Team members swam for an hour with parents, grandparents, and siblings cheering them on and counting laps. The ... Read More >>

  • Class Rewarded for Giving Tree Contribut
  • Thank you to Ms. Nicole Grosinske's first hour PE 10 class for contributing over $7 per student during the recent FBLA Giving Tree Project, for a total of $233.47. Students were recently treated to Culver's Custard Cakes, along with a commemorative tree ornament, for their outstanding donation. Congratulations!

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  • Peer Mentors Work with Younger Students
  • The Peer Mentors group, under the direction of Ms. Mary Geraghty, frequently visits other schools in the district to work with younger students. Pictured is a high school student working with a middle school student.

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  • NHS Members Remind You To Recycle
  • National Honor Society (NHS) members would like to remind you to recycle your used printer cartridges. Cartridges can be dropped off in the Student Services Office. NHS exchanges the cartridges for ... Read More >>

  • Contestants Prepare for Mr. Whippet
  • Back by popular demand, the Mr. Whippet Competition will be held on Wednesday, March 3, in the auditorium at Whitewater High School at 7:30 p.m. Nine young men currently attending Whitewater High School will be competing for the 2010 Mr. Whippet title by performing their best dance and talent, and creatively answering “the question.” The Mr. Whippet contestant pool consists of Matt Donahue, Skylar Jay Gabel, Mike Gabbey, Quinn Masterson, Dawson Miller, Loussaint Minett, Cale Reid, Danny Skindingsrude, and Lucas Van Norman.

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  • Presentation Made to ELL Students
  • On February 23, 41 ELL students and parents met to discuss college. The focus of the meeting was to communicate how ELL students (documented or undocumented) can access college. It was a very ... Read More >>

  • Musicians Participate in RVC Honors Band
  • Eleven WHS Band members represented Whitewater in the Rock Valley Conference Honors Band at Beloit Turner High School on Saturday, January 16. The concert was conducted by Dennis Glocke, director of ... Read More >>

  • Date Changed for Mr. Whippet Competition
  • The date and time for the 2010 Mr. Whippet Competition has been changed to Wednesday, March 3 at 7:30 pm in the high school auditorium. Students interested in competing should complete the ... Read More >>

  • Movin' and Munchin' Enters Week Four
  • Now that we've come around the world and are back home, hopefully you've sampled some of the healthy ethnic dishes posted on the Web site. Did you know that Wisconsin has lots of official foods that are healthy? Try searching for recipes using: (1)The official state tree or insect —Sugar Maple and honey bee (use a little maple syrup or honey instead of sugar) (2) The official state drink – It's milk! Low-fat dairy products are a good way to get your daily calcium and vitamin D. (3) The official state fruit – cranberries - A good source of anti-oxidants (4) The official state grain – corn (5) The official state fish – muskellunge (fish contain omega 3 fatty acids – the good fat) (6) The official state wildlife animal – deer. Venison is low in fat.

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  • Wrestlers Claim Share of Conference Titl
  • Congratulations to the wrestling team on their win over East Troy, 45-30. The Whippets claimed a share of the conference title with Evansville. According to Coach John Schimming, "the kids ... Read More >>

  • Student Work Selected for National Publi
  • Senior Aszya was honored to have her article from the January 7 issue of The Voice, Video Game Review: Dragon Quest Swords, selected for publication in the national edition of the American Society of ... Read More >>

  • Razas United Celebrates Mardi Gras
  • Razas United recently held a bead and bake sale to celebrate Fat Tuesday.

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  • Peer Mentors Cheer on the Middle School
  • Peer Mentors from the high school, under the guidance of Ms. Mary Geraghty, cheer on the middle school students during their Winterfest Celebration.

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  • Gnatzig to Coach Final Regular Season Ho
  • Boys' Basketball Coach Hugh Gnatzig is retiring this year, and his last home basketball game is on February 26th at 7 pm. He has been coaching for over 20 years at WHS. The Whippets will be ... Read More >>

  • School Holds National History Day Compet
  • 152 students from Whitewater High School took part in the school-level National History Day event on Wednesday, January 27, 2010. Thirty six students were selected as regional finalists and will go on to represent their school at the regional competition, which takes place at UW-Milwaukee on Saturday, March 6, 2010.

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  • Students Take to the Slopes
  • Eighth through twelfth grade students took advantage of the WOW (Whitewater on Wellness) sponsored trip to Alpine Valley on January 22nd where many learned to ski or snowboard for the first time.

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  • Movin' & Munchin' Program Kicks Off
  • Movin' and Munchin' Schools is a program that promotes physical activity and healthy nutrition. Movin' and Munchin' Schools is an innovative approach to the growing problem of obesity, poor nutrition choices, and lack of physical activity among our school children. Although focused on school children, our program will also include school staff, friends, and family members of all ages. Movin' and Munchin' Schools is an initiative by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI); it is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and sponsored by the WEA Trust.

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  • Preparations Made for Annual POPS Concer
  • The 46th annual Whitewater schools POPS Concert is Sunday, February 14 starting at 1:00 p.m. This concert is a fundraiser for the Whitewater Music Parents Association. Proceeds are used to support ... Read More >>

  • Movin' and Munchin' Miles Count Begins W
  • Check out our Movin and Munchin students! Students are tracking their miles each week to promote healthy nutrition choices as well as getting out and being physically active. If you are interested in ... Read More >>

  • Kayla Elected New FBLA Regional Vice Pre
  • After running a successful campaign at the FBLA Region V Leadership Conference in Fond du Lac on Saturday, February 6, Kayla was selected to represent Region V as the 2010-11 Region V Vice President. One of her main responsibilities will be to host the 2011 Regional Leadership Conference at Whitewater High School next February. Congratulations, Kayla!

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  • FBLA Chapter Claims Third Place at Regio
  • After intense preparation and sincere dedication on behalf of the members, the Whitewater FBLA Chapter captured the 3rd Place Chapter Award (34 participating schools) at the Region V Leadership Conference and Competitive Events held at Fond du Lac High School on Saturday, February 6. In addition, 18 members qualified for the State Conference to be held at the Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, in April. Congratulations, members, on an outstanding job!

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  • Thirteen WHS Students Attend the Univers
  • The students spent 4 days at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago to debate issues ranging from the Israeli conflict to global maternal mortality. The Model United Nations of the University of Chicago is staffed entirely by students and alumni from the University of Chicago and is one of the largest high school conferences in the country and is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious.

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  • Students Take the Plunge at Freeze Fest
  • Two members of the Wednesdays With Willy crew take the plunge in to the freezing cold water at Freeze Fest in downtown Whitewater on Saturday, February 20. The Polar Plunge fundraiser for Special ... Read More >>

  • Swim Team Qualifies First Ever Athlete f
  • The boys' swim team qualified a swimmer for state for the first time in the history of the program. At the WIAA Sectionals in Cudahy on February 13, Drew qualified for the state championships with a school record of 57.02 in the 100 Butterfly, a two second drop of his previous school record. At state on Friday, February 19, he will be seeded 13th in the 100 Butterfly. In addition to Drew's school record setting swim, the 200 Free Relay set also a new school record at the sectional meet.

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  • Students Attend Leadership Conference
  • Six students attended a High School Leadership Conference at UW-Whitewater on Wednesday, February 17. These students were nominated as leaders among their peers by advisors from school organizations. ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Officers Present at Optimist's Meet
  • On Tuesday, February 16, 2010, the Whitewater High School chapter officers made an FBLA presentation to the Optimist Club at UW-Whitewater. The officers are pictured with Don & Lou Zahn, who coordinated the event.

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  • 46th Annual POPS Concert Held
  • All Whitewater High School music groups performed during the 46th Annual POPS Concert held at the high school on Sunday, February 14. For more photos visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Mock Trial Team Competes at Regionals
  • Twelve Whitewater High School students have been preparing since October with the help of their advisor Mr. Chris Zimmerman for the regional Mock Trial competition, part of the 27th Annual Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Tournament sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin. Mock trials follow the rules and structure of a "real" court trial and offer teams of six to twelve high school students the opportunity to argue a case before a three-person panel of judges composed of volunteer attorneys and jurists. The team competed against eleven other schools at regionals.

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  • Local Leaders Become Principal for a Day
  • On Tuesday, February 16, Whitewater City Manager Kevin Brunner served as "Principal for a Day" at Whitewater High School shadowing Principal Vance Dalzin. The program hopes to increase ... Read More >>

  • Student Council Hosts Winter Pep Assembl
  • The entire student body gathered in the gym on Friday, February 19, for the annual Winter Pep Assembly hosted by Student Council. Musical groups performed and athletic teams and extra-curricular ... Read More >>

  • FFA Hosts Annual Assembly
  • The student body gathered in the gym during SAFT on Tuesday, March 9 for the annual FFA Assembly to culminate the recent FFA week activities. Part of the assembly was the traditional "Kiss the ... Read More >>

  • Mr. Whippet Crowned
  • On Wednesday, March 3, the 10th Mr. Whippet Competition was held in the auditorium at Whitewater High School at which Quinn was crowned "Mr. Whippet 2010." After a grueling week of dancing, ... Read More >>

  • Mr. Whippet Contestants Prepare for the
  • The nine young men vying for the title of Mr. Whippet 2010 are ready for show time! The dance is polished, the talents are prepared, and the guys are ready! The 2010 Mr. Whippet Competition will be ... Read More >>

  • Deadline Extended for Purchasing Yearboo
  • The deadline for senior parents to order baby ads for the yearbook has been extended until March 31. Please complete the order form available in the Quick Links section to the left, and send it in ... Read More >>

  • Freshmen Advance to State in National Hi
  • Whitewater High School students continued competition at the National History Day Southeastern Wisconsin Regional held at UW-Milwaukee on Saturday, March 6. WHS freshmen participated in this regional ... Read More >>

  • Music Students Perform in Honors Choirs
  • Kathryn, Jimmy, and Carly participated in the NC-ACDA Honors Choirs in Minneapolis, Minnesota March 4-6. Kathryn and Carly were in the women's honors choir and Jimmy was in the men's choir.

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  • Gymnast Earns State Championship
  • Kim scored a 9.433 on the vault, earning her a Division 2 State Championship in Wisconsin Rapids on Friday, March ...

  • Students Move and Munch Their Way Around
  • Gabriela and her family are originally from Costa Rica. As a school, we have now passed through Costa Rica and are heading towards Rio de Janerio. If we maintain our current pace we will again be ... Read More >>

  • School Hosts Solo and Ensemble Competiti
  • Whitewater High School played host to the District Solo and Ensemble competition on Saturday, March 13. WHS music students did very well, with 53 events advancing to the state competition in ...

  • Top 10% of Seniors Honored at Rotary Lun
  • The top 10% of the senior class was honored at the Rotary luncheon on Tuesday, June ...

  • Activity Helps Students Study Subjunctiv
  • Spanish IV students act out the difficult subjunctive form. In this scenario, Miss hablo (I speak - the yo form) gives her current beau, O the boot. In order to take on her new one, Mr. Opposite ... Read More >>

  • Boys Claim Sectional Track Title
  • Whitewater High School hosted a Division 2 Track Sectional on Thursday, May 27. The boys ran away with first place, qualifying nine events for the state competition. The boys will compete at state next weekend in the 100, 200, discus, shot put, triple jump, 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, the 4 x 200 relay, and the 4 x 400 relay. The girls finished seventh and qualified athletes for state in the shot put, discus, and pole vault.

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  • Seniors Awarded Scholarships
  • Members of Whitewater High School's senior class collected nearly $150,000 in local and area scholarships on Wednesday, May 26. Many thanks go out to the sponsors of these ...

  • Annual Vernal Equinox Tour Held
  • Students in Mr. Dirk Seibold's Earth and Space Science classes celebrated the vernal equinox with their annual musical tour on Friday, March 19. The fifth hour class wrote new lyrics for the song Knockin' on Heaven's Door which included "The earth is tilted on its axis; the most direct sun's rays hit the equator tomorrow, The Vernal Equinox will occur, and the snow will go away."

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  • Cooper Named New Head Football Coach
  • Ben Cooper has been named the next head football coach at Whitewater High School, replacing Doug Parker, who has accepted a position as Assistant Principal, also at Whitewater High School. Ben has 24 years of football coaching experience, including seven years of head coaching experience. Cooper is a school counselor at Whitewater High School. He played football at UWW under Coach Forrest Perkins and Whitewater High School under Coach Jim Warren. Cooper was a member of the State Division II Football Championship team of 1980 for the Whippets.

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  • Students Write Winning Words
  • Congratulations to Ariel and Addison for taking first and second place in the Walworth County Arts Council Winning Words competition. Winners at the high school level receive checks for $100 for first place and $50 for second place. Ariel's first place story, titled Real Life Nightmare, will be among those judged a second time to determine county-wide winners. Good luck, and congratulations to all participants for a job well done!

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  • NHS Holds Car Care Day for Seniors
  • Whitewater High School Technology & Engineering Instructor, Mr. Mike Wintz, hosted an event called, "Car Care Day for Seniors" on Saturday, May 22 at WHS. Mike inspected numerous cars for seniors and then National Honor Society members washed windows and vacuumed carpets. A good time was had by all!

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  • UWW Hosts Bully Prevention Workshop
  • WUSD students attended a inspirational Bully Prevention Workshop at UW-Whitewater on Friday, May 21. Students in grades 3-9 learned how to identify bullying behaviors, the negative effects of bullying, and the importance of taking a strong stand against these types of destructive behaviors. Students returned to school with a strong desire to create an effective Bullying Prevention Action Plan that is educational and improves the school climate for all. Student participants from WHS included Gabriela Abarca, Jack Bullis, Wendy Gomez, Austin Holik, Marina MacGillivray, Morgan Nathan, Rigo Navejas, Willena Stone, Andrew Tautges, and Luis Villegas.

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  • Accounting Students Simulate Office Work
  • After a year of learning about debits and credits, journalizing business transactions, preparing financial statements and calculating payroll, students in Accounting are applying what they have learned in a month-long business simulation. As "accountants" for a business, students interpret the many types of business documents into accounting transactions. Through maintaining a filing system, performing payroll, solving discrepancies, and completing financial statements, students gain an understanding of the challenge of problem solving, and a feeling of accomplishment of a job well done.

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  • Choir Concert Scheduled for May 19
  • The choirs will present their Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The evening provides a wide variety of music and choirs. Mixed Chorus will begin with selections including "Ching-A-Ring Chaw" by Aaron Copland, John Rutter's "The Music's Always There With You," "Seize The Day" from Newsies in addition to a couple other favorites. Music Masters will be a singing a lullaby from the Philippines, some spirituals, a Real Group piece called "I Sing, You Sing" and a piece written especially for the 2005 Music Masters Ensemble called "Number Nine Subway" by James Olm. The final group will be Senior Choir performing a song from Kenya, "Choose Something Like A Star" by Randall Thompson, a spiritual, and a couple of modern songs including "On Broadway." It should be an entertaining concert and it's all free. Come enjoy an evening of music and show your support.

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  • Art Students Create Outside the Box
  • Pictured is the Whitewater High School Art Department's second contribution to the 2010 Community Art Project. This cube, entitled "Creating Outside the Box," along with our glitter ... Read More >>

  • Music Masters Entertain at UW-W
  • The Whitewater High School Music Masters vocal ensemble wowed teachers, principals, UWW faculty and staff, and other educators at the 45th Annual "Inservice Dinner" in Hamilton Center at ... Read More >>

  • NHS Prepares for Silent Auction
  • The Whitewater High School National Honor Society will be hosting their annual Silent Auction next week! Students, parents, faculty and staff are encouraged to place bids on projects of interest ... Read More >>

  • Science Night Draws Crowd
  • On Tuesday, March 30 the Whitewater High School science teachers and students hosted the annual Science Night for elementary school students and their families. Attendance was estimated at around 500 visitors. According to science teacher Mr. Dirk Seibold, "All who attended were having a wonderful time learning about science and the world around them. Many of the students who were in charge of various science experiments were naturals at engaging the youngsters in their activity." For more photos from the event visit the photo gallery under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Student Named Employee of the Month
  • Ronnie, a student of Whitewater High School, was named "Employee of the Month" for February, at VIP, Inc. in Elkhorn. Congratulations, Ronnie!

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  • Assembly Addresses Making Good Choices
  • Students gathered in the gym on Monday, March 29 for a presentation sponsored by the Wisconsin Bureau of Transportation and Safety. The title of the program was "Behind the Faces." The ... Read More >>

  • Bands Prepare for Spring Concert
  • The Whitewater High School Bands will present their 89th annual spring concert on Wednesday, May 12 at 7:30 PM in the WHS Auditorium. Featured on the program are the WHS Wind Ensemble and Symphonic ... Read More >>

  • Seniors Honored at Awards Night
  • Among the seniors honored at Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, May 5 were valedictorians Emily and Sean and salutatorian ...

  • Junior Gives Wisconsin Covenant Speech
  • WHS junior CJ gave an inspirational speech to eighth graders from Southeast Wisconsin during Wisconsin Covenant Day at UW-Rock County and UW-Whitewater on Monday, April 26. CJ spoke about the ... Read More >>

  • Seniors Hold Recital
  • Senior vocal and instrumental music students held their annual recital on Sunday, April 25. The recital, typically held at FairHaven, had to be moved to the high school due to health concerns at the ... Read More >>

  • Student Council Sponsors Cancer Awarenes
  • The week of April 12 to 16 will be Cancer Awareness Week at Whitewater High School. Student Council will be hosting the annual Caps for the Cure fundraiser. On Friday, April 16 students may pay $1 ... Read More >>

  • Math Team Wins State Competition
  • After winning the Rock Valley Conference Math Meet earlier this Spring, the varsity math team participated in the State Math Meet sponsored by the Wisconsin Mathematics Council. The team placed first ... Read More >>

  • French II Students Enjoy a Meal Together
  • After finishing a lesson on French foods, table manners, and dining, Mrs. Dianne Dunham's French II students learned hands-on about French meals. They prepared, served and ate a five course ... Read More >>

  • FFA Helps Elementary Students Learn Abou
  • Members of the FFA along with local veterinarian Chris Welter, taught Lakeview Elementary students about farm animals. Elementary students had the chance to interact with a cow, calf, horse, rabbit, ... Read More >>

  • NHS Helps Welcome Incoming Freshmen
  • Freshman Orientation was held at Whitewater High School for the Class of 2014 on Tuesday, April 20. National Honor Society members shared tips for success and provided tours of the building after a ... Read More >>

  • WHS Crowns New "Idol"
  • On Saturday, April 17, Octagon members put on the seventh annual WHS Idol, showcasing everything from singing to dancing to musical instruments. Anna Foucault took first place with her songs, Carly ... Read More >>

  • FBLA Members Attend State Conference
  • FBLA members traveled to the Chula Vista Resort to compete at the State Conference on April 12-13. The following students placed in the top 10 in their events: Quinn Masterson, Job Interview, 3rd ... Read More >>

  • Preparations Underway for WHS Idol
  • On April 17th, Simon, Paula, and Randy will be at WHS… or at least their doppelgangers will be. Mia Prohaska, Bryce Wilson, and Meghan Ketterhagen will be representing the famous American Idol judges and judging the WHS Idol competition. For only $3 (or $2 with a canned food item) the public can watch students compete for cash prizes. With dance, instrumental and vocal performances by bands like Amazing Graceland, what's not to like? And as a bonus, for an extra dollar audience members can enter a raffle drawing for the spot of the 'mystery judge'. Why watch American Idol when you can see WHS Idol, 7:30 Saturday, April 17th, in the auditorium?

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  • Dance Club Victorious at State Competiti
  • Congratulations to the WHS Dance Club for competing in the 2010 Wisconsin State Dance Sport Championship this weekend. Eduardo and Leslie placed first in International Smooth Pre-bronze Cha-Cha, Tony ... Read More >>

  • Peer Mentors Visit Pettit Center
  • Peer Mentors and the students they work with went ice skating at the Pettit National Ice Arena in Milwaukee on April 14. Many students skated for the first time and had a great time spending the day ... Read More >>

  • Student Council Sponsors Cancer Awarenes
  • Student Council members pose in the lobby in the morning before school on Friday, April 16, to kick-off the final day of Cancer Awareness Week. Members sold paper hats during the week to raise money ... Read More >>

  • Photos of Seniors Needed
  • Seniors, don't forget to bring in photos of you in your younger years no later than Friday, April 23. Photos may be placed in the basket on the counter in the main office. The pictures will be ... Read More >>

  • Juniors Selected for Badger Girls' State
  • Cristina, Jordan, and Anna have been selected by the faculty at Whitewater High School to attend Badger Girls' State this year! The girls were selected based on outstanding qualities of ... Read More >>

  • Class Visits Horicon Marsh
  • Students in Mr. Paul Majors' Wildlife and Ag Survey classes experienced an outdoor classroom at the Horicon Marsh recently. Due to the cost for transportation, our local Whitewater FFA Alumni sponsored the bus trip for the students. Students learned about the environmental history of the marsh, discussed wildlife and were the first group this year to perform water quality tests on the marsh. Students pose on one of the board walks out in the marsh.

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  • AP Students Celebrate Shakespeare's Birt
  • As part of the Hamlet unit in AP English Literature & Composition, student teacher Ms. Lewis celebrated Shakespeare's birthday with her AP English students. Were the Bard, born on April 23, still alive today, he would be 446 years old!... Read More >>

  • Art and Spanish Students Combine for Fie
  • Art and Spanish language students spent a beautiful spring afternoon in downtown Whitewater viewing art inspired by Mexican culture. The students went to local Studio 84 where an exhibit that ... Read More >>

  • Spanish Club Enjoys Dinner
  • Members of Spanish Club enjoyed dinner together to close out another great year of immersing themselves in Spanish Culture. ...

  • Hours Left Advances in Competition
  • The local high school band "Hours Left" has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Wisconsin "Launchpad" music competition. Members are Troy, guitar; Marshall, drums (WHS); ... Read More >>

  • Pair Wins State Networking Competition
  • Students Brian and Justin have won the state-level Cisco Networking Academy NetRiders Skills Challenge, an interactive contest designed by the Cisco Networking Academy to give students the ... Read More >>

  • Annual FFA Plant Sale Ready to Begin
  • The FFA is holding its annual plant sale in the WHS Greenhouse accessible by Door #32. The sale will be open to the public from 8am until 4pm from May 3 through May 7. On May 8 the greenhouse will be open from 8am until noon. The sale is occurring earlier than normal this year because of the early spring.

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  • Art Students Display Their Work
  • The Art Department invites you to visit the Rock Valley Conference Traveling Art Show currently on exhibit in the art display case near the art room. This is the last stop for this year's show ... Read More >>

  • Senior Honored as DAR Good Citizen
  • Mike was honored for his outstanding citizenship by members of the Fort Atkinson DAR on Thursday, April 29, at a luncheon in Johnson Creek.

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  • Scholarships Presented at Alumni Banquet
  • Many Whitewater High School students were honored with scholarship awards at the annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 1, at the American Legion in Whitewater. Bravo to all of the students who attended the event!

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  • Students Advance to Nationals
  • Freshmen Angela, Paul, and Andy, were selected as national finalists for the 2010 National History Day in Wisconsin program. Angela, Paul, and Andy, based upon their performances, will be ... Read More >>

  • Students Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
  • Spanish students participated in a cultural exchange with third grade students at Lincoln Elementary for Cinco de Mayo, 2010. The event included a discussion of the history of Cinco de Mayo, a ... Read More >>

  • NHS Elects Officers for 2010-2011
  • The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School is proud to announce their new officers for the 2010-2011 school year! They will be President Anna, Vice President Molly, Secretary Jordan, and ... Read More >>

  • Prom Held at Randy's
  • Prom 2010, "Puttin' on the Ritz," was held at Randy's over the weekend. A great time was had by the 191 students in attendance. Highlights of the night included announcing the ... Read More >>

  • Class Leaders Elected for 2010-2011
  • Congratulations to the following students for being elected class leaders for 2010-2011!

    Seniors: Kayla Carey, Anna Foucault, Cristina Ossers, Danny Skindingsrude

    Juniors: Lauren Dalzin, Addy Kampschroer, Megan Ketterhagen, Hannah Runez

    Sophomores: Austin Banda, Jack Bullis, Savanna Sun, Madison Walker

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  • Boys Claim Conference Track Championship
  • The boys' track team accumulated 170 points on Saturday, May 15 to claim first place in the Rock Valley Conference over second place Clinton who scored 80 points. The twelve teams in the ... Read More >>

  • Spanish and Art Students Collaborate
  • Spanish IV and Art students collaborate to create art pieces inspired by the artwork of Dara Larson, one of the artists whose work we viewed at the local art gallery Studio 84. Students made their own paper similar to how the ancient people of Mexico did (but made use of a blender).

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  • Coffee with the Principal
  • Beginning October 16 and continuing on the third Friday of every month the public is invited to have coffee with the principal from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. If you have questions please contact the high ... Read More >>

  • Memorial Day Parade Includes Students
  • Several students were honored during the Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 31 including Badger Boys' State participants and VFW scholarship and award winners. The high school and middle school ... Read More >>

  • Concert in the Park Set for Sunday
  • The award-winning WHS Jazz Band directed by Dr. Don Deal will present their 30th annual spring "Concert in the Park" this Sunday, June 6 at 2 pm on the stage at Cravath Waterfront Park in ... Read More >>

  • Summer School Presents Musical
  • The Summer School Playhouse will be presenting “OLIVER” on July 8,9 and 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Whitewater High School Auditorium. Based on the Charles Dickens novel, Oliver is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket and he joins a household of youngsters who are trained to steal for their master. Musical theatre classics include: “Food, Glorious Food,” “I’d Do Anything,” “Where Is Love?” “Consider Yourself,” As Long As He Needs Me,” “Who Will buy,” and “Reviewing The Situation.” Dickens’ characters are brought to life-perhaps larger than life-with all their facets glowing in this production.

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  • National History Day Participant Claims
  • Angela claimed ninth place for the Senior Individual Performance in national competition for National History Day in Washington DC for her performance, "The Great Awakening." Angela also ... Read More >>

  • Senior Attends National FBLA Conference
  • Serving as Wisconsin's Region V Vice President, Kayla attended the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, July 12-18. Robin Crow, musician/guitarist and founder of Dark ... Read More >>

  • Students Receive AP Scores
  • All of their hard work paid off in the end. Students across the country recently received their scores from their Advanced Placement (AP) exams. AP classes are college level classes taught in the ... Read More >>

  • Students Receive AP Exam Scores
  • AP classes are college level classes taught in the high school. Students complete a rigorous curriculum and then have to prove mastery by taking a very difficult test in May. Students who score a 3 ... Read More >>

  • Student Teams Tops at Relay for Life
  • Whitewater's annual Relay for Life event was held Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, at the Whitewater High School track. Receiving the top Gold Team Award (Raising $5,000 to $7,500) was the "Sherman Sanitation, Fighting Like a Girl" Team including WHS students Emma, Kaylee, Rebecca, Alex, and Brittany. Receiving the top Silver Team Award ($2500 - $3500) was the Whitewater High School Students' Relay for Life Team including members Stephanie, Tessa, and Morgan.

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  • Class of 2011 Bids Farewell
  • The graduation ceremony for the WHS Class of 2011 took place at 2 pm on Sunday, June 12 in the high school gymnasium. Speeches were delivered by Valedictorians Robert Wiley Deal and Amanda Larson along with Salutatorian Jacob Moffatt. Senior Class Leaders Kayla, Danny, Cristina, and Anna also spoke during the ceremony. The teacher speaker was Mr. Ray Lauersdorf, and musical entertainment was provided by the Music Masters Ensemble and various members of the senior class. For more photos from the ceremony visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • The Move Is On!
  • Several teachers including Mrs. Kate Kolak, Mrs. Anne Cresswell, and Mrs. Laurel Ruud are on the move to different classrooms for the 2011-2012 school year.

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  • Students and Staff Treated to Holiday Br
  • Students and staff enjoyed their annual "Holiday Break" during SAFT on Thursday, December 23 with goodies provided by Student Council and W-Club. Entertainment was provided by staff musicians (many of whom hadn't picked up an instrument since the last Holiday Break)! For more photos from the event visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • NHS Adopts a Family for Christmas
  • The National Honor Society participated in the Adopt a Family Program at Whitewater High School again this year. Members purchased gifts in Janesville on Saturday, December 17, which will be delivered to a special family before the holiday break.

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  • Meals on Wheels Recipients Delivered Gif
  • FFA and National Honor Society members collaborated on a project to provide and deliver gifts of fruit to senior citizens in Whitewater who receive Meals on Wheels. A great time was had by all.

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  • Inuit Whippets Brave the Cold
  • The Inuit Whippet Running Club is in its fourth year and is going strong. This running club is open to all students and anyone can join them for a run at any point during the winter months on Wednesdays when the club meets. Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather! If you have any questions, speak to Mr. Chad Carstens.

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  • Class of 1975 Holds Reunion
  • Whitewater High School's Class of 1975 gathered to celebrate 35 years on Saturday, July ...

  • Friends of the Program Hold Annual Golf
  • The ninth annual Friends of the Program golf outing was held Saturday, August 7 at Prairie Woods Golf Club. The event raises funds to support major purchases for Whitewater athletic programs. Pictured are school counselor and new head football coach Ben Cooper, new health teacher and athletic director Jeff Behrens, Principal Vance Dalzin and recently retired teacher and head basketball coach Hugh Gnatzig. For additional photos from the event, visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Music Masters Host Madrigal Dinner
  • Members of the Music Masters Ensemble hosted the 15th annual Madrigal Dinner on Saturday, December 11, at the American Legion. For more photos from the event visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • NHS Participates in Green School Project
  • The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School helps the environment by recycling empty ink cartridges and used cell phones by participating in the Green School Project. Students, parents, and teachers should bring their recyclable items to the Student Services Office where a designated box is available. Please consider saving your empty computer ink cartridges and used cell phones throughout the year and donating them to this worthwhile cause.

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  • 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 13 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 12.

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  • December Students of the Month Selected
  • Whitewater High School is proud to announce that Julia and Jack have been selected as December's Students of the Month. Julia, a junior, is a three-sport athlete who is also active in Spanish Club and National Honor Society. Outside of school, Julia has volunteered through her church. Jack, a sophomore, is also a three-sport athlete. Jack is a Class Leader, was chosen by WHS faculty as the Outstanding Sophomore, and is a member of Key Club and the Solidarity Club. Jack is also active in his church and has participated in mission trips.

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  • Track Coach Named Coach of the Year
  • John Houwers has been named "Coach of the Year" for District 6 in Track and Field. This is a great honor as it is voted by the other track and field coaches in the state. John has been coaching track for 12 years here at WHS. During his first season as head coach last Spring the boys' team won the Division 2 State title.

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  • Students Participate in Holiday Parade
  • International Exchange Students and members of the National Honor Society enjoyed a ride down Main Street on a float in the annual Whitewater Holiday Parade.

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  • Future Educators Plan Mitten Trees
  • Future Educators Association members--President Madeline, Shantel, Sara, Amanda, and Brenda--proudly display their new banner showcasing their association. The group's "Mitten Tree" project begins Monday, December 6, and runs through Thursday, December 23. Please donate new and/or gently-used mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves of all sizes to the boxes in the Main or Student Services offices, or in Rooms 244 or 248. FEA members will display items collected on Christmas trees in the school store before distributing to families in need of warm winter wear. Looking for a perfect gift for your favorite Whippet? See one of the members to purchase a Whippet lanyard for $3.00.

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  • Wrestlers Pin Down Second Consecutive Vi
  • On Thursday, December 2, the Whippets wrestled their home opener against the East Troy Trojans, a very tough conference team. Although East Troy lacks in numbers, they definitely do not lack in toughness. The Whippets wrestled well and were able to hold off East Troy 42-26 to boost their record to 2-0 on the season. Forfeit wins for Whitewater included Jake Kanack, Dustin Fuchs, and Nick Romani. Winning by injury default was Bryan Edwards. Nathan Wright and Jose Ramirez each won with a pin, and Sam Tisdale won his match 6-0. Garrett (pictured) won his match in overtime. The varsity is next in action Thursday, December 9, when they travel to Jefferson.

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  • Girls Top Delavan in Basketball
  • The WHS girls got their 2010-2011 basketball season off to a great start with a non-conference win over Delavan-Darien, 64 to 51. Delavan is a highly-rated Division I school with a senior, Alana Cesarz who has twice been named to the All-State team and has verbally committed to play Division I basketball at the University of Nevada Las Vegas next year. Whitewater's team includes one freshman and no seniors. Nicole (pictured) led the Whippet scoring with 19 points, including 3 from beyond the arc. Freshman Brooke Trewyn had 15 points. Julia Shelbourn scored 10 points while holding Alana Cesarz to just 20 points. Next up for the girls is their first conference game of the season against East Troy at home on Tuesday, December 7, at 7:30 pm.

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  • Voice Writer Recognized Nationally
  • Jessica was notified this week that her movie review of The Last Airbender from the November 24 issue of The Voice was selected for inclusion in the American Society of News Editors national edition of high school newpapers. Editor-in-Chief Irina is presenting her with a certificate. Read current and past issues of The Voice by visiting the organization's Web site found under the Activities menu.

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  • Fall Achievements Celebrated
  • Students gathered during SAFT on November 30 for a pep assembly celebrating fall athletics, activities, and academic achievements. Pictured are the athletes that were honored for qualifying for state in cross country, tennis, and swimming. Additional honorees included members of state and national music groups, the Regional FBLA Vice President, and a National Merit Finalist. For more photos from the assembly, visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • New NHS Members Inducted
  • The 54th Annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony took place at Whitewater High School on Tuesday evening, November 23, at 7:00 pm. Thirty-five new juniors and seniors were selected for membership by the faculty at Whitewater High School based on outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, and service to school and community.

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  • Fired Up On Purpose for the First Day of
  • Students arrived at school on September first, picked up their free t-shirt with this year's theme, "Whitewater Whippets, Fired Up...On Purpose," and gathered in the gym to welcome the freshman class. Next, guest speaker Bill Ester inspired students to "live on purpose" and to "live with a purpose." Students then attended class meetings, had their class pictures taken, and met with their homeroom teachers before running through a shortened class schedule. For more photos from the day visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Eastern Civ Students Practice Ancient Ar
  • Students in Ms. Jen Hammerly's Eastern Civilization class practiced the ancient art of Indian mehndi. In class the students were able to design their own mehndi using patterns they had found. Mehndi art is still practiced today in India during wedding ceremonies and for other occasions.

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  • SADD Members Make Donation
  • SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) members gathered recently to present Mary Kilar a check for $1,159.13 in memory of Treyton Kilar. Robert organized a benefit concert for the Kilar family, and SADD members assisted at the performance. SADD members are thrilled with the proceeds from both the concert and the "Play for Trey" event. Students in the photo are wearing their "Play for Trey" t-shirts, sold at the Whitewater/Edgerton volleyball event where concessions, t-shirt sales, and raffle contributions totaled over $10,000. Contributions will help build the Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams at Starin Park.

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  • Final Penny War Totals Calculated
  • The National Honor Society is proud to announce that the Homecoming Coin Contest raised $698.69 for the Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams project. Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this ... Read More >>

  • October Students of the Month Selected
  • Congratulations to Robert and Amanda for being named WHS Students of the Month! The Student of the Month program is sponsored by the UWW Optimist Club, and selections are based on nominations from ... Read More >>

  • Voice Publishes First Issue
  • The first issue of The Voice for the 2010-2011 school year will be available on Friday, September 17. Check it out online by choosing The Voice from the Activities menu. New Editor-In-Chief Irina and ... Read More >>

  • ¡OLÉ! Spanish Club Plans First Meeting
  • Spanish Club will have its first meeting of the school year on Monday, September 13 during SAFT in room 207. Come and we'll vote for officers and plan future meetings and activities. See Mrs. Kolak in room 207 for more information.

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  • Relay Finishes Third at Conference
  • Kassie, Molly, Callie, and Anna took 3rd place in the 4x100 Breaststroke Relay at Conference ...

  • CC Alumni Hold Annual Meet
  • Whitewater alumni and their families along with current cross country athletes gathered on the UWW campus on Saturday, September 4 for the annual CC Alumni Meet. The top two finishers in the ... Read More >>

  • Students Prepare to Study Chinese
  • Nine students at Whitewater High School will be learning Chinese this year through an online pilot program offered through the UW-Madison Language Institute. The course will be taught by Yi-Chen Lee, ... Read More >>

  • Reception Planned for Exchange Students
  • Whitewater High School is lucky to play host to four international exchange students throughout the 2010-2011 school year. Marte from Norway, Lucie from the Czech Republic, Jan from Germany, and Roberto from Bolivia will be sharing a little bit about themselves and their home countries on Wednesday, September 15 at 3:10 in room 102/103. Everyone is welcome!

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  • FFA Tractor Show Planned for Culver's
  • The Whitewater FFA is hosting a Tractor Show at the Whitewater Culver's on Sunday, September 12 from 11:30 am until 3:00 pm. Bring your tractors, family, and friends out for lunch and have a ... Read More >>

  • Student Council Welcomes New Freshman Re
  • Student Council welcomed new freshman representatives during its meeting on September 15. The Class of 2014 looks to have an enthusiastic, can-do attitude, evidenced by the 19 students who applied to ... Read More >>

  • Students Dig for Answers
  • During Archaeology Day students in Ms. Jen Hammerly's Eastern Civilizations classes found out how archaeologists excavate dig sites. The students were looking for artifacts that were buried in ... Read More >>

  • Senior Named National Merit Semi-Finalis
  • Emma, a WHS senior, was just named a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation competition! Emma is one of 16,000 semifinalists and will be competing for numerous scholarships and ... Read More >>

  • New Students Provided Orientation
  • New Student Orientation was held on Thursday, August 26. Information was shared by Dr. Vance Dalzin, Mr. Doug Parker, Mr. Jeff Behrens, Mr. Ben Cooper, and Mrs. Pamela Sonmor-Wintz; senior members of ... Read More >>

  • Annual Cookout to be Held Friday
  • The Whitewater FFA/FFA Alumni will be hosting a cookout before the football game on Friday, September 17, behind the high school. Pork loin sandwiches and hotdogs will be served from 5:00 until 6:45 ... Read More >>

  • Girls' Tennis Nets Big Win
  • The Whitewater Girls' Tennis Team defeated Jefferson 5 to 2 on September 13. Coach Nelson commented, "I was pleased with how my kids didn't give up and kept fighting. The team I was ... Read More >>

  • Exchange Students Make Presentations
  • Four international students and a WHS exchange student made presentations to over 100 fellow students at a reception after school on Wednesday, September 16. Each of the students shared their ... Read More >>

  • Pajama Day is Thursday's Dress Day
  • Thursday's Homecoming Dress Day was Pajama Day. Students arrived at school in the comfiest of clothes and slippers. For more photos from the dress day visit the 2010 Photo Gallery located on the Homecoming web page found under the Activities menu.

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  • Seniors Take Lip Sync Championship
  • The seniors took the Homecoming Lip Sync Championship Wednesday night, October 6, with a spirited performance that left everyone cheering. The sophomore class finished second, the freshmen came in third, and the juniors placed fourth. As a result, the seniors pulled into second place in the overall point standings, just 10 points behind the juniors. For more photos from the evening visit the 2010 Photo Gallery on the Homecoming page located under the Activities menu.

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  • NHS Recycles
  • The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School recycles empty ink cartridges and used cell phones throughout the year. Please help the environment and raise money for worthwhile causes by ... Read More >>

  • Students Designated as AP Scholars
  • Twelve students at Whitewater High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

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  • Conference Art Show Stops in Whitewater
  • Whitewater High School is the first stop for the 2010-2011 Rock Valley Conference Traveling Art Show. Each high school Art Department in our conference selects the work of two students to be a part ... Read More >>

  • Geography Students Conduct GPS Search
  • Students in Ms. Jen Hammerly's Eastern Geography took learning about latitude and longitude outside of their classroom and the building on their "Geocaching" day. The students used GPS ... Read More >>

  • Swimmers Set School Records
  • The girls' swim team beat Platteville/Lancaster last night for the first time ever and set two school records along the way. Callie broke the school record in the 100 breaststroke by over 3 ... Read More >>

  • Students to Host Benefit
  • The Kilar Family Benefit Show in loving memory of Treyton Kilar will be held on Friday, October 1 in the auditorium. Doors will open at 4:00 pm, and the show will begin at 4:15. Admission is $6.00. ... Read More >>

  • AP Language Classes Scrutinize Photos
  • AP Language students spent a class period outside on Monday photographing the "common" aspects of their world. Based on Freeman Patterson's essay "Barriers to Seeing" the activity encouraged students to look at the ordinary in extraordinary ways. Students responded favorably to the photo-taking and will edit the photos and share two to three of their favorites with the class, discussing rhetorical strategies found in the images. The synthesis portion of the AP Language exam offered in May often requires a student to scrutinize a photo or other image and write an essay based on his/her analysis. Throughout the 2011 school year, students will practice analyzing and synthesizing both written and visual works as they prepare for the exam.

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  • "Play for Trey" Event Planned
  • Treyton Kilar, age 6, was killed in a senseless car crash by an alleged drunk driver on September 2, 2010. The Whitewater student body, in collaboration with the Edgerton volleyball team, has united to start a "Students Against Destructive Decisions" (SADD) program. Come show your support of SADD by attending the kick-off event in honor of Trey on October 7! The evening will begin at 5:00 PM with the JV volleyball game vs. Edgerton. At 6:30 PM there will be a SADD presentation followed by the Varsity game. There will be FOOD (full concessions with meal specials), t-shirts for sale, wrist bands, 50/50 raffles and more! Please join us! A reception will follow the Varsity game in the MPR! There is also a Whitewater Community Foundation Project started to build a Treyton Kilar "Field of Dreams" here in Whitewater. If you wish to contribute to this project in honor of Treyton address contributions to the Whitewater Community Foundation Treyton Kilar Field at First Citizens State Bank.

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  • Homecoming Court Introduced
  • Homecoming Court was introduced after the lip sync performances on Wednesday, October 6. Each activity and fall sport in the school was given the opportunity to nominate one male student and one female student for court. Court will be introduced again at halftime of the football game on Friday night.

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  • Record Number of Participants Dress for
  • The school was a sea of black and white on Wednesday of Homecoming Week for Twilight Day. The freshmen and juniors dressed in white while the sophomores and seniors wore black. For more photos from ... Read More >>

  • Students Dress as Alter Ego
  • For Tuesday's Homecoming Dress Day students came as their Alter Ego (alternate self). Many wizards, fairies, and cartoon characters were seen roaming the hallways throughout the day. For more ... Read More >>

  • Juniors Claim PowderPuff Championship
  • The juniors claimed the 2010 Homecoming PowderPuff Championship on Monday, October 4 with a 14-6 victory over the freshmen in the final game of the evening. The evening began with the freshmen ... Read More >>

  • Classes Show Their True Colors
  • Monday's Homecoming Dress Day was Class Color Day. Freshmen sported green, sophomores wore orange, juniors dressed in yellow, and the seniors showed off their purple in an effort to earn spirit ... Read More >>

  • Marching Band Competes in Greendale
  • The Marching Band participated in the Preview of Champions competition on Saturday, October 2 in Greendale. For more photos from the event visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Homecoming Dance Tickets Now on Sale
  • Tickets for the Homecoming dance went on sale Monday, October 4. Tickets will be sold before and after school in the front lobby each day this week as well as at Circle Bash. Early bird ticket prices ... Read More >>

  • Annual Canned Food Drive Held for Homeco
  • The annual Homecoming Canned Food Drive kicked off on Monday, October 4. Classes earn points each day Monday through Thursday for bringing in non-perishable food items and dropping them off at the ... Read More >>

  • Physics Students Creatively Weigh a Pick
  • Students use three bathroom scales, a stopwatch, and their knowledge of Physics to weigh a pick-up truck. The measured weight was 3300 pounds, which was close to the actual weight of 3100 pounds. ... Read More >>

  • Juniors Claim Spirit Week Victory
  • With their float judged the best in the parade, the Junior Class hung on for an overall victory in weekly Spirit Points. Students earned points throughout the week for dress days, the canned food drive, the penny war, PowderPuff Football, the lip sync competition, and all of the Friday afternoon competitions. Sophomores finished second in total points, the seniors came in third, and the freshmen finished fourth by just 60 points.

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  • Grandpa and Grandma Whippet Honored in P
  • Each year the Student Council selects a man and woman from the community to be honored as Grandpa and Grandma Whippet. The honorees are selected for their continued support of students over the years. This year's Grandma and Grandpa Whippet are Jeanne and Joe Obmascher. For more photos from the parade, visit the 2010 Photo Gallery on the Homecoming web site located under the Activities menu.

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  • New Tradition Names Mr. and Ms. Red & Wh
  • The Homecoming Committee established a new tradition for 2010 naming the best dressed students on Friday as Mr. and Mrs. Red & White. The office staff selected Jacob and Cassie (both Juniors) as the students displaying the most school spirit on Friday. Jacob and Cassie each earned 25 bonus spirit points for their class and will lead the parade later today.

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  • Teacher Honored by Peers
  • Whitewater High School English Teacher Mrs. Mary Taggart was selected by the high school staff as its nominee for the prestigious annual Kohl Teacher Fellowship. Taggart will now need to write a series of essays reflecting on her time as a teacher to complete the application process. Taggart and the nominees from the other schools in the district were honored at the school board meeting on Monday, October 25.

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  • Stuff the Bus for the Food Pantry
  • For the second year, the FFA is organizing a "Stuff the Bus" campaign for the Whitewater Food Pantry. This year the bus will be parked in the Sentry parking lot on Friday, October 29, from 12 pm to 6 pm and on Saturday, October 30, from 9 am to 1 pm. On Saturday there will also be an FFA petting zoo and face painting with any food donation. WSLD will be broadcasting live on Saturday from 10 am until noon. Students can contribute in advance using the large box in the main lobby of the high school.

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  • Geography Students Make Models
  • While learning about the countries of Japan, North Korea, and South Korea, students in Ms. Jen Hammerly's Eastern Geography class created country models to learn more about topography and elevation. The students used a home-made dough of flour, salt and water to form the shapes and elevations of their countries. The students were then able to paint the countries and label significant features of and around the country. More pictures of the model countries can be found on Ms. Hammerly's web page in the Photo Gallery's Eastern Geography section.

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  • Voice Reporters Meet John Tinker
  • Members of the Voice staff attended the annual KEMPA journalism conference at UW-Whitewater on Friday, October 15 where they had the opportunity to meet Mr. John Tinker and hear him speak. Tinker is ... Read More >>

  • Student Performs at International Gala
  • Roberto, an exchange student from Bolivia, was among those performing at the UW-Whitewater International Student Association's International Gala held at Starin Park.

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  • Whippet Runner Claims Individual Confere
  • Ben won the individual Rock Valley Conference Cross Country Title on Thursday, October 14, completing the 5K course in a time of 17:29. The boys' team claimed a second place finish overall. Twelve teams and 81 runners competed in the boys' race. Geena Romani placed fourth individually and led the girls' team to a third place overall finish. For full results visit the Cross Country web page under the Athletics menu.

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  • Band Marches at State
  • The marching band competed on the field of UW-Whitewater's Perkins Stadium on Saturday, October 16 in the WSMA State Marching Band Championship. The group placed sixth in Class A. For more photos from the event visit the Photo Gallery located under the Discover WHS menu.

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  • Four CC Runners Qualify for State
  • Geena, Liz, Brett, and Ben qualified for the State Cross Country Meet to be held in Wisconsin Rapids next Saturday with their performances at the Sectional in Pewaukee on Saturday, October 23. In the boys' race, Ben finished sixth and Brett came in ninth. Geena finished fourth for the girls and Liz came in ninth. The top five individuals not on qualifying teams and the top two teams advance.

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  • Football Season Ends in Exciting Fashion
  • The Whippet football team closed out the 2010 season with a double-overtime 42-35 comeback victory against Edgerton on Thursday, October 21. The Whippets recovered a fumble in the endzone at the end of regulation to force the first overtime. The evening also included a reunion of the 1980 state championship team and a presentation of $7000 in donations to the high school, middle school, parks and recreation department, and Field of Dreams project from the Friends of the Program.

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  • Musicians to Perform with Honors Groups
  • Four Whitewater High School students will be performing at the WisconsinMusic Educators Convention in Madison on Thursday, Oct. 28. Ian, Robert, and Austin will be performing with the Honors Band and James will be performing with the Honors Mixed Choir. The concerts will be at the Overture Center in Madison. The band will perform at 4:30 and the choir at 8:00. These students were selected through an extensive audition process and their participation is funded by the Whitewater Music Parent Association.

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  • Senior Selected as DAR Recipient
  • Amanda has been selected as a senior with outstanding citizenship at WHS! Amanda and her parents will be honored by the DAR during an award ceremony and luncheon on April 7, 2011. Congratulations, Amanda.

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  • Programmers Compete at MSOE
  • Computer science students competed in the annual Milwaukee School of Engineering computer programming competition on Friday, November 19. Teams of students were given 2.5 hours to solve 9 problems of increasing difficulty. This year's problem set included tasks related to the Fibonacci sequence, congressional apportionment, and the next move in a game of Tetris. The Whitewater team of Kayla, Benjamin, Jimmy, and Ben scored 101 points to finish fourth out of 24 teams.

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  • Sophomore Named Outstanding Leader
  • Congratulations to Jack for being selected as an outstanding leader in the sophomore class by the faculty at WHS! Jack will have the opportunity to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar at Carroll University in Waukesha June 17-19, 2011.

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  • Siblings Qualify for National Honors Cho
  • Kathryn and Jimmy recently learned they were selected for the National Honors Choir from over 700 entries for the Men's Choir and 1200 entries for the Women's Choir. Three hundred ... Read More >>

  • FFA Successfully Stuffs the Bus
  • Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30, the second annual Nelson Bus Service/FFA Stuff the Bus food drive netted 5,220 pounds of food for the local food pantry. This was almost double the amount from last year. The event also raised over $500 in cash donations. Whitewater High School senior Amanda (pictured) and junior Josie Markham coordinated the FFA participation. Thank you to all who helped make this happen for the community of Whitewater.

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  • Swimmer Earns First Conference Champions
  • Freshman Callie won the 100 yard Breaststroke on Saturday becoming the first Conference Champion Whitewater High School has had in Girls' Swimming. Callie won with the breaststroke with a new school record time of 1:11.60, beating the next competitor by 2 and ½ seconds. Congratulations Callie! The Sectional team will compete Saturday, November 6, at 12:30 pm at Cudahy High School.

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  • Tennis Team Presents Check
  • The Whitewater High School Girls' Tennis Team traveled to Madison to present a check to Jack Goodwin, Executive Director of Gilda's Club in Madison. The Whippet players toured the facility and met with officials from the organization. The funds were raised through a raffle, team contributions, local businesses in Whitewater, and community members throughout southeastern Wisconsin. Gilda's Club is an organization that provides welcoming communities for those touched by cancer - men, women, teens, young children - and their families and friends. The Girls' Tennis team would like to thank all of the local businesses, community members, and students who contributed to this great cause.

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  • Retiring Cross Country Coach Honored
  • As part of the celebration of Dirk Seibold's retirement as Head Coach of the Whitewater Boys' and Girls' Cross Country team for 33 years, he was presented with a quilt made by La Donia (Doni) Kyle that incorporated many of the Whippet Cross Country Team T-shirts over his illustrious career. The quilt was presented by Sandra Stone on behalf of the parents of Cross Country athletes during the cross country banquet on Monday, November 1, in gratitude for Coach Seibold's wonderful influence on their children.

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  • Athletes Receive Cross Country Awards
  • At the cross country banquet on Monday, November 1, Teegan and Tyler received the "Most Improved Runner" awards for 2010 while Geena and Ben received the "Most Valuable Runner" awards for the year.

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  • Spanish Club Tries Cuban Cuisine
  • Spanish Club Members traveled to Cubanitas, a Cuban restaurant in Milwaukee, to try some authentic Cuban cuisine. Students enjoyed Plantain chips, Ceviche (shrimp and seafood cocktail salad), and ... Read More >>

  • Musicians Earn First Chair
  • Congratulations to Austin, Ian, and Robert on their selection as members of the 2010/2011 NBA-Wisconsin All-State Band. All three were further honored to be selected as the first chair players in ... Read More >>

  • Students "Mix It Up" at Lunch
  • WHS participated in the national "Mix It Up At Lunch" day on Tuesday, November 9, for the first time. Students were encouraged to meet new people and break down barriers by interacting with new people at lunch. When students arrived for lunch they were voluntarily (and randomly) given a color-coded hand stamp to direct them to a particular table to sit at. Student leaders from the anti-bully committee, SADD, Razas United, and Peer Mentors made this event possible.

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  • Fall Musical Sets Sail
  • WHS Players will be performing the Broadway smash "Anything Goes" November 18-20 at 7:30 pm in the high school auditorium. "Anything Goes" is a hilarious musical comedy that concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. Tickets are on sale now after school at the auditorium box office. Reserved seats are $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students.

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  • FBLA Members Travel to Des Moines
  • Twenty FBLA members attended the National Fall Leadership Conference (NFLC), along with thousands of other FBLA members and advisers from across the Midwest, at the Polk County Convention Center in Des Moines November 5-7. Alton Jamison, a certified life and success coach, motivated members to discover and develop the skills to achieve more than they could ever Break Barriers! Members attended many workshops presented by professionals from across the country. Members also took a "walking tour" of downtown Des Moines, networked with FBLA members, and brainstormed activities to be completed at the local level.

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  • Swimmer Qualifies for State
  • A big congrats to the Whitewater High School girls' team on a fantastic Sectional swim meet! The team finished 5th overall at Sectionals, which is the best finish ever for WHS Girls' Swimming. Two school records continued to drop. Callie Hebert reset the 100 Breaststroke record going 1:10.87, and the 400 Freestyle Relay of Kassie Yeazel, Molly Mesner, Anna Foucault, and Callie Hebert dropped that record down to 4:00.33. Congratulations to Callie Hebert for making it to state in the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Breaststroke. Callie is the 15th seed in the 200 Individual Medley and the 13th seed in the 100 Breaststroke. State will take place on Friday, November 12th at the UW-Madison Natatorium at 6:30pm.

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  • Honors Choir Participants Provide a Beat
  • Several WHS students participated in the Rock Valley Conference Honors Choir held at Clinton High School on Friday, November 11. The Music Master Ensemble performed under the direction of Dr. Eric Johnson from Northern Illinois University. Some of the members played percussion instruments for one of the songs.

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  • "Singing in Wisconsin" Concert Held
  • Several students recently participated in the "Singing in Wisconsin" event. Whitewater students were part of three different choirs: Women's Choir I, Women's Choir II, and Men's Choir.

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  • Swimmers Receive Awards
  • The girls' swim team held their end of season banquet on Monday, November 15. Swimmers receiving honors included Anna, Addy, and Molly, all recognized as "Most Dedicated Swimmer," and Cristina, recognized as "Most Improved Swimmer." Callie and Kassie were honored as the "Most Valuable Swimmer."

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  • Students Engage in Cultural Immersion
  • Spanish IV and V students traveled to UW-Madison to engage in a day of cultural-immersion learning. Some of the students learned how to say things in Swedish, Yoruba, and Greek. Students were amazing as they danced to the authentic beat of African drums. Students also showed their fabulous skills dancing the Latina Salsa. Students traveled with Vikings, visited Bollywood, and even attended sessions on marketing and traveling abroad.

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  • ELL Freshmen Receive Reward
  • On November 24, the ELL Department rewarded ELL freshmen who passed all their classes or improved their grade from progress to quarter with a pizza party.

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  • Razas United Collects Coats
  • Razas United members Alex, Miros, Olimpia and Cristina happily handed over two large boxes of clothing to Art Hughes who organizes the Clothes Closet for the Whitewater community. Razas United put donation boxes at each of the district schools to collect winter clothing for area students and adults in need. In addition to warm winter coats, the boxes were also filled with mittens, gloves, scarves, snow pants and boots. Razas United would like to thank everyone who donated clothing making our Winter Clothing Drive successful.

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