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Four Honored by Optimists at Outstanding Spring Youth Awards Luncheon
BY: Mike Lovenberg on April 23, 2018

On Wednesday, April 4, the UW-Whitewater/Whitewater Optimist Club hosted the “Outstanding Spring Youth Awards” luncheon. The event was held in the James R. Connor University Center of the UW-Whitewater campus. There were four students recognized from Whitewater Midd...

Spanish Club Students Experience Authentic Latin American Cuisine
BY: Kate McNulty on November 02, 2017

Wednesday, immediately after school, 18 Spanish Club students headed to La Taguara, a restaurant serving authentic Latin American cuisine. With Alvin continually updating us on our progress, we walked two blocks in the cool, fall rain and arrived to the steps of the quaint, hom...

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Smith-Traore Leads All-State Team
BY: Judy Harms on March 11, 2016

Myriama Smith-Traore of Whitewater leads the 2016 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches’ Association (WBCA) Division 3 Girls’ All-State Team as the only unanimous selection. Smith-Traore helped the Whippets to a state title in 2015 and a 22-2 overall record this season. The 6-...

Students Attend Government Day
BY: Greg Stewart on March 10, 2016

The Walworth County Council of the American Legion sponsored a Youth Government Day for juniors and seniors at the Walworth County Judicial Center on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Students from nine schools throughout Walworth County ...

Hough's Essay Tops Region
BY: Pam Sonmor-Wintz on March 10, 2016

Whitewater High School Senior Holly Hough is the recipient of a $425 Americanism Scholarship sponsored by the Milwaukee Fleet Reserve Association Branch 14. Holly won the award for writing a 500 word essay on the meaning behind the flag which was also selected as the overall...

Math Teams Take RVC Titles
BY: Mike Tamblyn on March 09, 2016

Both the Varsity and JV Math Teams took first place at the Rock Valley Conference Math Meet held on Tuesday, March 8, at Edgerton High School. Top scoring individuals were also presented with awards. The Varsity Team consisted of Jacob Korf (2nd place), Mitch Dalzin (3rd pla...

Baseball Players Hold Youth Camp
BY: Jeff Behrens on March 09, 2016

The Whitewater Baseball Program instructed a youth camp this past weekend. The high school boys had a great time instructing, demonstrating, and helping make it a success. They have another camp scheduled this Saturday from 12-2 and next Sunday from ...

Recital Scheduled for March 9
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on March 08, 2016

Please join the Whitewater High School Music Department on Wednesday, March 9, at 7 pm, for the Chamber Music Recital. This will feature Whitewater High School's premier band and choir students. The recital will be held in the High School Auditorium and is...

Vance Honored with "Yes I Can" Award
BY: Amy Houwers on March 07, 2016

On Saturday, March 4, Kade Vance was awarded the "Yes I Can Award" at a luncheon in Oshkosh. Kade received this award because he is driven to be more and to be better. He gives 100% effort in everything he does even when the work is tough. Kade has b...

O'Hara Medals Three Times at State
BY: Jen Galbrecht on March 06, 2016

Kelly O'Hara ended her high school gymnastics career with three podium finishes at the Wisconsin State Gymnastics Meet Saturday. O'Hara placed 3rd on floor with a 9.317, 6th on bars with an 8.633, and 6th in the all-around with a 35.45. Kelly started the day on bars and c...

Rube Team Competes at WCTC
BY: Tony Tautges on March 05, 2016

On Friday, March 4, WHS students were among approximately 250 students and instructors on 17 teams from high schools throughout the state competing with their umbrella machines as part of the Wisconsin High School Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Waukesha County Technica...

Liang Named Swimmer of the Year
BY: Joan Domitrz on March 03, 2016

Benny Liang was voted the SLC Conference Swimmer of the Year Wednesday night at the SLC Coaches' Meeting. Congratulations, Benny!

O'Hara Named Gymnast of the Year
BY: Jen Galbrecht on March 03, 2016

Kelly O’Hara was voted the SLC Conference Gymnast of the Year Wednesday night at the SLC Coaches' Meeting. Good luck to Kelly as she competes at State this weekend! (Whitewater High School is mainly a member of the Rock Valley Conference. For swimming and gymnastics WHS...

Parker Signs Letter of Intent
BY: Jeff Behrens on March 02, 2016

Senior Bryan Parker has signed his letter of intent to further his education and play football at Jamestown University in Jamestown, North Dakota. Jamestown University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Bryan plans to major in business an...

WHS Hosts Career Day
BY: Jessica Prokop on March 01, 2016

Whitewater High School hosted a Career Day for all students on the afternoon of March 1. Roughly fifty presenters shared information with students on careers from software development to emergency medical services to supply chain management to diesel mechanic. Students were able ...

O'Hara Takes Three Sectional Titles
BY: Jen Galbrecht on February 27, 2016

The Whitewater Gymnastics Team put the icing on the cake for the season while competing at the Sectional Gymnastics Meet Friday night. Kelly O'Hara not only qualified for the state tournament in every individual event, but will go into the m...

FFA Hosts Annual Assembly
BY: Paul Majors on February 26, 2016

FFA hosted their annual assembly to culminate FFA week on Friday, February 26. The assembly included officer introductions, an elaborate relay race between the classes, and the traditional kissing of the animal. (Thanks for being a good sport, Ms. Ebling!) Athletic Director Jeff ...

Winning Slogans Announced
BY: Pam Sonmor-Wintz on February 25, 2016

Congratulations to Thomas Cushman for creating the #1 slogan for the Kindness Matters Project this year! National Honor Society President Jonathan Caldwell presented Thomas a $30 gift certificate on February 24. Amy Earl created the #2 slogan, and NHS Vice President Holly Hough p...

Reid Headed to State
BY: John Schimming on February 21, 2016

Senior Max Reid (170 pounds) qualified for the WIAA Division 2 State Wrestling Tournament by finishing 3rd at the Milwaukee Lutheran Sectional Meet on Saturday, February 20. The State Tournament will be held in MadisonFebruary 25-27.

Liang Repeats as State Champ
BY: Joan Domitrz on February 20, 2016

Benny Liang repeated as WIAA Division 2 State Champion in the 100 yard Breaststroke on Friday night. Benny also finished 3rd in the 100 Yard Butterfly.

O'Hara Claims Three Conference Titles
BY: Jen Galbrecht on February 20, 2016

The Whippet Gymnasts competed in the Southern Lakes Gymnastics Conference Meet on Friday night. Kelly O'Hara won the conference championship in the all-around, vault, and balance beam, placing as well on the bars and floor.

Jazz Musicians Work with Saxophonist
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on February 20, 2016

On Friday, February 19, international saxophonist, Greg Abate, spent the day working with the Whitewater High School Jazz Band and UW-Whitewater Jazz Ensemble One. These students had an opportunity to rehearse under Greg's direction and feedback. They had opportunities to ask...

Hitchcock's Painting Featured in Traveling Art Show
BY: Deb Brigham-Schmuhl on February 18, 2016

The Rock Valley Conference Traveling Art Show is once again at Whitewater High School. Representing our school this year is a painting by Hannah Hitchcock and an ink drawing by 2015 graduate, Hannah Sallmann. The exhibit will be on display until March 1.

Swimmers Send Four Events to State
BY: Joan Domitrz on February 15, 2016

The boys’ swim team competed in the Whitefish Bay Boys’ Division II Sectional on Saturday, February 13, and qualified three individual events and one relay for State. The individual qualifiers were led by Benny Liang taking 2nd in the 100 Fly and 4th in the 100 Breast...

Girls Secure #1 Seed
BY: Judy Harms on February 15, 2016

Whitewater High School Girls’ Basketball earned the #1 seed in a loaded Regional group of teams for the WIAA Tournament. The Whippets earned a bye the first game and will take on the winner of East Troy vs. Beloit Turner on Friday, February 26, at 7:00 pm at ...

Free Jazz Concert Friday
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on February 15, 2016

This Friday, February 19, the Whitewater High School Jazz Band, UW-Whitewater Jazz Ensemble One, and guest international jazz artist Greg Abate will play a FREE concert at Whitewater High School starting at 7:30 pm. Please join us for this outstanding concert!

Three Wrestlers Advance to Sectionals
BY: John Schimming on February 15, 2016

Saturday was an emotional day for the Whippets at the Regional Wrestling Meet as some saw their high school career end and others saw their season end while others had the high of seeing their season extended to next weekend. Three weight classes in a row will be competing at the...

Harms Nabs 200th Victory
BY: Jeff Behrens on February 11, 2016

Judy Harms, Head Coach of the girls’ basketball team, won her 200th Career game with Whitewater’s non- Conference victory over Watertown on Monday, February 1. Harms, in her 16th season as varsity coach, began her head coaching career at WHS in 2000-01. Over the past ...

Players Prepare Spring Performance
BY: Jim McCulloch on February 10, 2016

The Whitewater High School Players are hard at work preparing for their upcoming production of American playwright Arthur Miller’s 1953 drama, “The Crucible,” the partially fictionalized story of the 1692-1693 witch trials conducted in the Providence of Massachu...

Spanish Club Makes Salsa
BY: Kate Kolak on February 10, 2016

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

Liang Takes Two Titles
BY: Joan Domitrz on February 09, 2016

This past Saturday Whitewater Boys’ Swimming hosted the 2016 SLC Conference Swim Meet. The boys lit up the pool with their competitive efforts. The team knew going into the Conference meet it was going to be a very close meet, and every point for the team was sign...

O'Hara Sets Three School Records
BY: Jen Galbrecht on February 09, 2016

The Whippet Gymnasts took on Division 1 combined team Burlington, Badger, Wilmot, Catholic Central, Union Grove for their last home meet of the season and came up short 118.125 to 134.175. Although the team did not pull out a win, senior Kelly O’Hara had an unbelievabl...

Pair Crowned Conference Champs
BY: John Schimming on February 07, 2016

Congratulations to Jimmy DuVal and Daniel Soto on winning the Rock Valley Conference Championship on Saturday. DuVal had a great match in the finals avenging a loss in a dual meet earlier in year to win, in overtime, 3-2. Soto pinned his way to the championship. Coming in second ...

FBLA Advances Nine to State
BY: Cynthia Teal on February 07, 2016

Congratulations to the over 30 FBLA members who participated in the FBLA Regional Leadership Conference held on Saturday, February 6, at Waunakee High School. As a chapter, Whitewater placed 7th in Region V with nine students advancing to t...

JV Boys Take Second in SLC
BY: Joan Domitrz on February 03, 2016

The Whitewater Boys’ Swim Team tied for second place in the SLC JV Conference Swim Meet Tuesday night at Elkhorn High School. This was the highest finish in this meet in the history of the swim team. Every swimmer took home at least one medal. The meet started out with Whit...

Alumni Toy Show Approaching
BY: Paul Majors on February 03, 2016

The Whitewater FFA Alumni will host their 24rd annual Farm Toy Show on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm at Whitewater High School. Ages 11 and older are $3; 10 and younger are FREE with an adult. The Farm Toy Show consists of vendors selling a l...

Eight Perform in Honors Choir
BY: Karen Tordera on February 01, 2016

Eight WHS Senior Choir Members traveled to Beloit Turner High School to sing in the Rock Valley Honors Choir on Thursday, January 28th. They joined talented students from throughout the conference. They sang under the direction of guest conductor, Mary Schmidt...

Video Created to Promote Band
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on February 01, 2016

Check out the video created by Michael Hilliger, and find out why it’s great to be a part of band!

Salveggio Wins Poetry Awards
BY: Mary Taggart on February 01, 2016

The Scholastic Writing Awards regional Judges announced Saturday that Megan Salveggio won two awards for her poetry submissions. The judges awarded Megan's poetry entry "Oxymoronic; Unrequired; Wanderlust" the Silver Key, and she received Honorable Mention...

Seniors Have Big Night
BY: Dan Gnatzig on January 29, 2016

The Whippets defeated Palmyra, 55 – 44, on Thursday, January 28. It was Senior Night, and a large crowd watched an exciting game between WHS and Palmyra-Eagle. The game was tied at 32 mid-way through the second half when the Whippets hit three consecutive 3-pointers to pull...

Singers Participate in Honors Choir
BY: Karen Tordera on January 28, 2016

Congratulations to Alisha Parboteeah, Catherine Yang, and Andra Matthews! They participated in the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association Honors Choir January 15th and 16th in Appleton. They learned several songs before they left and perfected them with nearly 100 other outstandi...

Seven Play in Honors Band
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on January 26, 2016

On Monday, January 25th, seven Whitewater High School Students participated in the Rock Valley Conference Honors Band at Evansville High School. The guest clinician for the day was Brad Schneider, recently retired band teacher from Middleton High School. Students performed five p...

FFA Goes Skiing
BY: Paul Majors on January 21, 2016

The Whitewater FFA had the opportunity to travel to Cascade Mountain on January 15. While we were there we had the opportunity to have a ski lesson to boost our abilities going down the hills. We gained experience for some, and for others it was the first time going. Many la...

Swimmers Make Top Ten List
BY: Joan Domitrz on January 20, 2016

Whitewater defeated Jefferson 88 to 81 and fell to Platteville 88 to 81 in a home boys’ swim meet on Tuesday, January 19. Every swimmer swam at least 1 personal best time, if not all, and several swimmers earned spots on Whitewater’s Top 10 All Time list. Whitewa...

Pair Honored at Gateway
BY: Amy Houwers on January 19, 2016

Cheyenne Minton and Julian Sonn were honored at the MLK Celebration of Peace Mentors, a well-attended community event, at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha on Monday, January 18. Cheyenne stated, “The Keynote Speaker: Thelma Sias, Vice President of WE Energies, shared a ...

Assembly Addresses Equality
BY: Chris Zimmerman on January 19, 2016

On January 18, Whitewater High School played host to several speakers to mark Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day. The theme of the presentation, given to both high school and middle school students, centered on the theme of racial equality and justice. Speakers included Mr. Alan K...

Students Make College Visit
BY: Lanora Heim on January 18, 2016

On Saturday, January 16, 2016, 16 WUSD students and families attended the 2nd Annual Bilingual (Spanish) visit program “Casa Abierta” hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UW-Milwaukee. This comprehensive visit program was designed to serve prospective s...

ACT Scores Top State Average
BY: Doug Parker on January 14, 2016

The Class of 2016 ACT scores were released January 13 by the Department of Public Instruction. This year’s seniors are the first full class to be required to take the ACT. The test was administered March 2nd, 2015. Whitewater HS scored well with a 20.2 composite average com...

Girls Continue to Roll
BY: Judy Harms on January 13, 2016

The Whitewater High School Girls’ Basketball Team handled Clinton 63-44 in a RVC cross-over game Tuesday evening, January 12. Rebekah Schumacher stole the show producing a personal game high of 30 points to lead the Whippets. Myriama Smith was the only other Whitewater play...

Gymnasts Hit Three Year High
BY: Jen Galbrecht on January 13, 2016

The Whitewater Whippets’ Gymnastics Team had an amazing first home meet and pulled out a win over Jefferson 121.65 to 118.325. This is the highest team score recorded in the last three years, and the coaches can't wait to see what the future holds for this outstanding g...

Three Wrestlers Go 5-0
BY: John Schimming on January 11, 2016

The Varsity was 3-2 in their 5 duals at the high school on Saturday with Thomas McManaway, Max Reid, and Daniel Soto all going 5-0. Tyler Gamble and Jimmy DuVal were each 4-1 on the day, losing their last match. In the Junior Varsity tournament, Jose Villegas and Ernesto Magana w...

Pair Selected as Peace Mentors
BY: Amy Houwers on January 11, 2016

Seniors Cheyenne Minton and Julian Sonn were chosen to represent WHS as Peace Mentors. Cheyenne and Julian were chosen because they are positive role models, they show kindness and compassion, embrace the importance of being part of team, and act in way that ensures the success o...

Early Grads Present Portfolios
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on January 11, 2016

Whitewater High School early graduates Alexandra Berglin, Alexander Kincaid-Windhaeuser, Michael Lippens, and Karla Villarreal presented their Career & Academic Portfolios to their friends, family, teachers, and community members on Monday, January 11. Thank you to Mary ...

FBLA Sponsors Families
BY: Cynthia Teal on January 02, 2016

The FBLA Giving Tree Project was another success! Loose change was collected during first hour classes. The money collected was used to sponsor two local families for the holidays. Thanks to Mr. Barry DeKemper's first hour class who won the competition collecting over $9 per ...

Girls Ranked #1 in State Poll
BY: Judy Harms on December 31, 2015

The Whippet Girls’ Basketball Team defeated Wilmot 62-52 on Wednesday afternoon, December 30. Coach Harms stated, “Our balanced scoring with four players in double figures continues to be a strength for us. Myriama Smith-Traore, Allison Heckert, and Rebekah Schumacher...

FFA Adopts Three Families
BY: Paul Majors on December 22, 2015

The FFA and alumni FFA helped three school district families this holiday season by buying and wrapping gifts and providing a holiday meal to all of them.

FFA and NHS Donate and Deliver Fruit Baskets
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on December 22, 2015

NHS members Andrea Markham, Keely Fiedler, Holly Hough, Emily Heckert, and Sydney Hackney delivered holiday gift bags filled with delicious fruit donated by the FFA to senior citizens in Whitewater who receive Meals on Wheels on Monday, December 21.

NHS Adopts a Family for the Holidays
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on December 22, 2015

National Honor Society Members donated $300 in gifts for a Whitewater family in need through the Adopt a Family Program this year. 

Ketterhagen Selected to Attend Leadership Seminar
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on December 21, 2015

The faculty at Whitewater High School has chosen Ali Ketterhagen to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar at UW-Whitewater in June 2016.

30 Students Inducted Into NHS
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on December 21, 2015

The 59th Annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony took place on Wednesday evening, December 2, 2015, at 7:00 pm, in the Whitewater High School (WHS) Auditorium. Thirty new juniors and seniors were selected for membership by the faculty based on outstanding qualities of le...

Students Celebrate Winter Week
BY: Amy Houwers on December 18, 2015

Students and staff wrapped up Winter Week with Ugly Sweater Day and the annual Holiday Break on Friday, December 18. During a morning assembly, the Winter Week Court was introduced, and then students from each grade level competed against each other in three games: Hungry, Hungry...

NHS Assists with Fruit Baskets
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on December 18, 2015

National Honor Society members Jonathan Caldwell, Jan Maroske, Michaela Schumacher, and Sally Kate Hixson assembled Holiday Fruit Baskets with members of the Whitewater Rotary Club on Thursday, December 17.

Students Hear Back from France
BY: Becca Ebling on December 17, 2015

Following the attacks in Paris on November 13th, 2015, Whitewater High School students in all levels of French organized a care package to be sent to a high school near the Bataclan, as well as a high school in Cagnes sur mer, France. The packages were filled with letters and dra...

Hilliger's Comic Strip Published
BY: Greg Stewart on December 17, 2015

Junior Michael Hilliger is now a featured cartoonist in the Badger Herald, UW-Madison’s independent student newspaper. Michael’s comic strip, “The Freshman Parking Lot,” appears in each issue.

Gymnasts Secure Win
BY: Jen Galbrecht on December 16, 2015

The Whitewater High School Gymnastics team competed in a non-conference dual meet at Janesville Parker Tuesday night, December 15, and once again raised their overall team score to win the meet with a 111.475. Kelly O’Hara placed first on every event and won the a...

Fall Musical Earns 11 Tommy Nominations
BY: Jim McCulloch on December 15, 2015

Congratulations to the cast, crew and orchestra of WHS Players' Production of "Once Upon a Mattress" for earning 11 Tommy Nominations including OUTSTANDING MUSICAL, OUTSTANDING ORCHESTRA, OUTSTANDING DIRECTION (Jim McCulloch & Liz Elliott), OUTSTANDING...

Octagon Members Wrap Gifts for Toys for Kids
BY: Greg Stewart on December 15, 2015

WHS students and Octagon Club members helped community members with the UWW Optimist Club Toys for Kids project on December 14, 2015. Students helped wrap gifts that will be distributed through the food pantry.

SADD Adopts Family
BY: Mary Taggart on December 14, 2015

SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) raised money from a recent Culver's Night and Circle Bash to purchase Christmas gifts for a family they adopted. Students enjoyed shopping for and wrapping the presents on Sunday afternoon. SADD members wish everyone a w...

Madrigal Dinner Held
BY: Karen Tordera on December 14, 2015

The Music Masters Ensemble presented their Madrigal Dinner on Saturday evening, December 12. After a delicious feast, there was beautiful singing, magic, and the traditional sword fight. Congratulations to all students who were involved!

Girls Down Big Foot
BY: Judy Harms on December 11, 2015

Comments from Coach Harms: “The Whippets secured a very nice 69-43 win in a big RVC crossover game against Big Foot on Thursday, December 10. Big Foot is a good team, averaging a lot of points. Holding them to 43 points was a huge accomplishment. The entire team has been wo...

Peer Mentors Awarded $1000 Grant
BY: Mary Geraghty on December 09, 2015

WHS Peer Mentors Yatziri Reyes and Natalia Cuevas wrote a grant application to help fund the Peer Mentor Program and were awarded $1,000 by the Department of Public Instruction.

Six Wrestlers Medal at Parker
BY: John Schimming on December 09, 2015

Twelve wrestlers competed in JV action at Janesville Parker on Saturday, December 5, and Whitewater came home with 2 champs and 4 runner-ups. Champs included Victor Fernandez and Nick Thein. Runner-ups were Hiqmet Dauti, Sam Dunklau, Manny Alwin, and Nathan DiFiore.

Recycling Club Members Clean Up Roadsides
BY: Tony Tautges on December 08, 2015

Recycling Club members picked up over 50 pounds of recyclable materials from area roadsides recently. Please put recyclables in proper containers for recycling. Remember, “Go Green, or Get Off My Planet!”

Video Winners Honored by LWV
BY: Greg Stewart on December 07, 2015

Congratulations to WHS students Alyx Kiernan, Katie Weaver, Rachel Stone, Tea Luehne, Julia Nelson, and Jeremy Hoesly who were honored at the 2015 League of Women Voters Holiday Dinner on Sunday, December 6th. These students premiered their winning entries from the League’s...

Mathematicians Compete in State Math Meet
BY: Mike Tamblyn on December 07, 2015

Twenty-six students competed in the State Math Meet on Thursday, December 3. The top 8 scorers within Whitewater High School were as follows: Tyler Niemuth (first), Leif Sahyun (second), Zach Gross (third), Nathaniel Jeppsen (fourth), Mitch Dalzin (fifth), Zach Brantmeier (s...

Operation Click Marches in Parade
BY: De Anda Levine on December 07, 2015

Operation Click participated in Whitewater’s Holiday Parade on Friday, December 4, to raise awareness about safe driving habits.

Octagon Assists with Breakfast with Santa
BY: Greg Stewart on December 05, 2015

Whitewater High School students and members of the WHS Octagon Club were volunteering their time bussing tables, singing holiday songs, and serving as Santa’s helper on Saturday, December 5.

Student Council Donates to Family Emergency Fund
BY: Amy Houwers on December 04, 2015

Student Council presented a check to Mrs. Mary Geraghty and the Family Emergency Fund during a recent Student Council meeting. The money will be used to purchase winter gear for students throughout the district in need of the warm clothes.

Senior Art Students Decorate Office
BY: Deb Brigham-Schmuhl on November 30, 2015

CiCi Crowe and Emily Faust worked during their Senior Art Studio class to create an inspirational mural in their counselor's office.

Students Score High in Challenge
BY: Laura Masbruch on November 30, 2015

On Monday, November 16, students in computer science courses competed in the international Bebra’s Computational Thinking Challenge. Each student had 45 minutes to answer 15 questions of three levels of difficulty that focused on computational and logical thinking. Points w...

Tickets Available for Madrigal Dinner
BY: Karen Tordera on November 30, 2015

The WHS Music Masters invites one and all to their "Madrigal Dinner" on December 12th. It will be held at the American Legion. The doors will open at 6:00 pm and the dinner begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors (60+), and $20...

Students Create Voting Videos
BY: Greg Stewart on November 30, 2015

Students were challenged to create a 3-minute educational and inspirational video on voting and encouraged to use their creativity in delivering required content. Twenty-three submissions were received and judged by a seven-member panel consisting of League of Women Voters board ...

Ensemble Performs at Fairhaven
BY: Karen Tordera on November 25, 2015

The Music Masters Ensemble performed at Fairhaven on Tuesday, November 24th. The song selection was from the repertoire that will be featured at the Madrigal Dinner on December 12. 

Pair Nominated for Kohl
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on November 24, 2015

Congratulations to Holly Hough and Leif Sahyun for being the Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship nominees from Whitewater High School this year. Their applications will be sent to the CESA II selection committee for regional competition. Best wishes, Holly and Leif!

Spanish Club Thanks FCCU
BY: Kate Kolak on November 24, 2015

Fort Community Credit Union treated Spanish Club to Toppers Pizza Monday evening. Students enjoyed pizza while watching a favorite Spanish television show. Students came and left throughout the night.

Student Council Purchases Thanksgiving Meal
BY: Amy Houwers on November 24, 2015

Members of Student Council bought a Thanksgiving meal for a local family for the holiday. Students spent a night after school planning the meal and shopping for the food.

Programmers Competing at MSOE
BY: Laura Masbruch on November 20, 2015

Sixteen WHS students are among 200 competing Friday morning, November 20, at the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s annual computer programming contest. Students are working in teams of four for three hours to solve nine problems of varying difficulty.

Bilingual Skills Students Visit LINCS
BY: Colleen Mendez on November 20, 2015

Students in Bilingual Skills created stories for popular wordless children's books. After writing, revising, and practicing, they headed over to LINCS for an opportunity to read their stories to kindergarten through second graders. A great time was had by all involved. 

Programmers Place Third at MSOE
BY: Laura Masbruch on November 20, 2015

Thirteen schools brought a total of 49 teams of four students each to the annual Milwaukee School of Engineering Opportunity Conference Computer Programming Competition on Friday, November 20. Teams were given approximately three hours to solve nine problems of varying difficulty...

FBLA Sponsors Snow Pants Drive
BY: Cynthia Teal on November 18, 2015

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Snow Pants Drive sponsored by the FBLA chapter. Many snow pants were collected and will be distributed to Whitewater children. These donations will be put to good use during the upcoming Wisconsin winter.

Schumacher Signs Letter of Intent
BY: Jeff Behrens on November 17, 2015

WHS Senior Michaela Schumacher today signed a Letter of Intent to attend Upper Iowa University under an Academic/Sports scholarship. She will play softball for the Peacocks, a Division II school located in Fayette, Iowa. In the photo with Michaela are Alyssa(sister), Shannon...

Swimmers Earn Honors
BY: Gina Foucault on November 17, 2015

A big congratulations to Sydney Zimdars on a fantastic last swim as a Whippet. Sydney swam the 500 Freestyle in 5:19.63, placing 10th at the WIAA Division II State Meet. End of season awards were presented to the following swimmers: Grace F...

Test Article 2
BY: Testing on October 29, 2015


Tennis Claims RVC Title
BY: Tim Nelson on September 25, 2015

The Girls' Tennis Team won the Rock Valley Conference Tennis Tournament on Thursday, September 24. The girls won four individual conference championships as well: Milena Maroske at 2 singles, Amanda Kraayvanger at 3 singles, Sally Hixson and Alli Sedmak at 1 doubles, and...

Liang Named Commended Student
BY: Doug Parker on September 24, 2015

Senior Benny Liang has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more th...

Swim Team Races to Exciting Tie
BY: Gina Foucault on September 23, 2015

The Girls’ Swim Team hosted Elkhorn in a dual meet on Tuesday, September 22. The girls competed hard all the way through, with the final outcome dependent on the last race of the day. The Whippets posted best times in the final race, but were out-touched by Elkhorn by four ...

Twelve Attend Leadership Workshop
BY: Kate Kolak on September 21, 2015

Twelve juniors and seniors traveled to Franklin, Wisconsin, on Monday, September 21, to be inspired for a great year at the Jostens Harbor Leadership Tour. Students were fortunate to hear the inspirational story of Mike Smith, founder The students ...

FFA Holding Annual Cookout Friday
BY: Paul Majors on September 16, 2015

The annual Whitewater FFA Alumni cookout is Friday, September 18th, from 5-7 prior to the start of the home football game. They will be serving butterfly pork chop sandwiches and hot dog meals. Prices are $6.00 and $4.00 respectively. Meals include a sandwich, chips, cookie, and ...

Peer Mentors Set to Work with Younger Students
BY: Mary Geraghty on September 16, 2015

Peer Mentors for the 2015-16 school year are gearing up to work with younger students throughout the district. For more information about the program, contact Mary Geraghty, district social worker, or 472-8115.

NHS Accepting Donations of Recyclables
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on September 16, 2015

The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School helps the environment by recycling ink cartridges and used cell phones. Items can be delivered to the Student Services Office throughout the school year. 

Tennis Wins Edgerton Quad
BY: Tim Nelson on September 15, 2015

On Saturday, September 12, the Whippet Tennis Team traveled to Edgerton for the Edgerton Quad. Third set tie breakers were Whitewater's friend that day. The team played 6 and pulled out 5 of them. As a team the girls went 3-0 and played good tennis all day. Our 1 singles play...

CC Fundraises Via Mow-A-Thon
BY: Chad Carstens on September 13, 2015

The Boys' and Girls' Whitewater Cross Country Teams would like to thank the greater Whitewater community for supporting them in Saturday's mow-a-thon fundraiser. In under four hours, the team was able to cut 55 residential properties! Both teams would also l...

Football Team Claims First Victory
BY: Tom Grosinske on September 05, 2015

The Whippet Football Team defeated McFarland 32-22 on Friday evening, September 4, in a game played at UWW’s Perkins Stadium. Coach Tom Grosinske commented, “Most impressively, Sam Leibbrand rose to be the play maker we know he is with two receiving TDs, one intercept...

Cross Country Hosts Alumni Meet
BY: Chad Carstens on September 01, 2015

Under soggy conditions the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams were able to lace up their spikes to see where their current fitness level is at in the 14th annual Whippet Alumni Meet. All things considered, the meet went well for the Whippets with Junior Brodie Runez...

WHS Grads Do Well on ACT
BY: Doug Parker on August 29, 2015

ACT recently released national and state scores for the graduating class of 2015. Locally, WHS scored above the state average in all four areas tested and in the overall composite score. WHS also showed significant improvement since 2011. “I am extr...

Four Student Teachers Join Staff
BY: Doug Parker on August 27, 2015

Staff at WHS will be working with four university students during the fall semester as they intern or student teach. Mr. Steven Lee will be student teaching with Paul Majors and Mike Wintz; he will be certified in both agricultural education and technology and engineering educati...

WHS Welcomes Over 30 New Students
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on August 26, 2015

A New Student Orientation Program was held at Whitewater High School on Tuesday, August 25, at 1 pm. Over 30 students from Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, Kentucky, Mexico, Jamaica, and Austria have enrolled at WHS so far this year. Doug Parker, Elizabeth Hrode...

WHS Welcomes Six New Staff Members
BY: Doug Parker on August 26, 2015

Whitewater High School is pleased to welcome six new full time staff members for the 2015-2016 school year. Ms. Rebecca Ebling will be teaching French, Mrs. Megan Alt is joining the Math Department, and Ms. Lauren Wiemer will be working with Special Education. Ms. Teri Hamilton i...

Girls Sweep Tennis Quad
BY: Tim Nelson on August 19, 2015

The Whippet Girls’ Tennis Team hosted and won their Quad on Wednesday, August 19, defeating Westosha, Lake Mills, and West Salem. Individually, Whitewater had 4 tournament champions and 3 second place finishers. Winning championships and playing very solid tennis all day lo...

Barrett Recognized as Top Composer
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on August 17, 2015

Nathan Barrett has been recognized as a top student composer in the state of Wisconsin through the WSMA Student Composition Project. Nathan's composition titled, "Bustle Rag" placed 3rd in the piano solo category. Nathan graduated from Whitewater High School in...

Gateway Donates Tools
BY: Doug Parker on August 17, 2015

Gateway Technical College hosted a seminar giving several area high school instructors including WHS Technology and Engineering Instructor Mike Wintz the skills and equipment to provide training to their students to successfully enter their chosen career or college program. In ad...

Whippets Score Well on AP Tests
BY: Doug Parker on August 14, 2015

During the 2014-2015 school year, just under 200 students completed an AP course at Whitewater High School with 129 exams being taken. Students have the opportunity to take 14 different AP courses at WHS and can take others online through JEDI. To earn college credit, students mu...

FBLA Officers Plan Year
BY: Cynthia Teal on August 14, 2015

The FBLA local chapter officer team (Maggie Hough, Andi Markham, Travis Winger, Emma Stutzman, Sally Kate Hixson) met on Thursday at Culver's to create this year's Program of Work and to make plans for an exciting upcoming year. Students are encouraged to CONNEC...

Tennis to Host Fundraiser
BY: Greg Stewart on August 12, 2015

The Whitewater High School Girls’ Tennis Team will be hosting their 9th Annual Gilda's Club JV Tournament (benefiting the Gilda's Club organization) this Saturday, August 15. The mission of Gilda's Club is to create welcoming communities of free support for ever...

Operation Click CARTS Featured in Parade
BY: Joe Lynch on July 08, 2015

Operation Click would like to extend a thank you to Walworth County Deputy Sheriff Nelson for bringing the CARTS to the Whitewater Fourth of July Parade. Thanks to Mireyda Palomec, Sally Kate Hixon, and Ali Sedmak for driving and riding on the CARTS to promote safe driving. Not p...

Summer School Musical Opens Thursday, July 9
BY: David Brokhopp on July 05, 2015

The Summer School Musical Disney’s Aladdin Jr. opens Thursday night, July 9. Performances will take place Thursday and Friday at 7 pm, and there will be two shows on Saturday at 2 pm and 7 pm. The cast will welcome you to the Agrabah, City of Enchantment and the fantastic t...

Students March in Parade
BY: Greg Stewart on July 05, 2015

Many groups of students marched in the Whitewater Fourth of July Parade including the State Champion Girls’ Basketball Team, Operation Click, the cast of the Summer School Musical Aladdin Jr., and the WHS Marching Band. 

Four Attend Badger Girls State
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on July 01, 2015

Sally Kate Hixson, Caleigh Judd, Sarah Ziolkowski, and Holly Hough joined students from across Wisconsin who were selected to attend the 72nd session of Badger Girls State that was held on the campus of UW-Oshkosh. This was a 6-day experience organized by the American L...

Kuhnke Competing at National FBLA Conference
BY: Cynthia Teal on July 01, 2015

Keira Kuhnke is currently attending the FBLA National Leadership Conference, along with 11,000 FBLA members from across the country, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Kuhnke competed in Desktop Publishing by submitting a project in advance and taking a test upon her arrival in Chi...

Musical Stars Shine at Tommy Awards
BY: Greg Stewart on June 11, 2015

The 2015 Tommy Awards celebrate excellence in musical theater and feature performances and production numbers from award-winning high school musical casts, leads and supporting performers. The annual event was held at Madison’s Overture Center on June 7, 2015.&nbs...

Staff Members Say Farewell
BY: Doug Parker on June 10, 2015

Whitewater High School is saying goodbye to three staff members as the school year comes to a close. Ms. Libby Dahlinger will be heading to Oshkosh West for a mathematics teaching position that takes her closer to home. Ms. Elizabeth Balge will be leaving us for a French job in I...

Three Compete at State
BY: John Houwers on June 07, 2015

The 2015 track and field season came to an end at the State Meet on the UW-LaCrosse track. The weekend started out with Keagen Stonewerth competing in the pole vault. Keagen jumped well, clearing 13' 9" in the vault. Stonewerth made the podium with a 4th place finish. Sa...

Community Members Assist with Portfolios
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on June 04, 2015

The Class of 2015 presented their Career and Academic Portfolios for parents, teachers, community members, and other invited guests at Whitewater High School on Thursday, June 4. Students shared examples of their best work, ways they gave back to their community through service a...

Hitchcock Takes Poetry Prize
BY: Barry DeKemper on June 04, 2015

The Walworth County Arts Council has awarded a first prize in poetry to Whitewater High School junior Hannah Hitchcock as a part of its 2015 “Winning Words” writing contest. Hannah also entered some prose writing samples that were very well-received. She will be ...

Student Council Members Unplug
BY: Amy Houwers on June 04, 2015

On Tuesday, June 2, a group of Student Council members agreed to give up their phones for 24 hours. Students commented how hard it was to be without their phone for that amount of time, especially at night. Many schools around the United States are challenging students to give up...

Senior Studio Project Presented
BY: Laura Masbruch on June 04, 2015

This year was the first year advanced computer science students could opt to complete an independent study program called Senior Project Development Studio in their senior year. Students in the program spent the entire year planning, researching, coding, and testing their project...

NHS Hosts Power Study Night
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on June 04, 2015

The National Honor Society hosted an event called, "Power Study Night" at WHS on Wednesday, June 3, from 3 - 6 pm, to encourage students to work hard and prepare for semester exams. Ice cream sundaes were served, and a great time was had by all! 

Accounting Students Visit Businesses
BY: Cynthia Teal on June 02, 2015

The Accounting and Advanced Accounting students enjoyed a day out in the field. The first stop was at Ball Metal Beverage Packaging in Fort Atkinson. In addition to touring the plant, students had the opportunity to discuss cost accounting with the Ball administrative staff. Stud...

High Honors Students Recognized
BY: Doug Parker on June 02, 2015

Whitewater High School held the first ever High Honors Reception on Monday, June 1. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher were invited to attend. The evening began with desserts served in the MPR followed by a presentation in the auditorium featuring WHS Class of 1983 a...

Three Whippets Qualify for State
BY: John Houwers on May 30, 2015

The Whippets competed Friday night at East Troy in the Division 2 Sectional Track and Field Meet. Three Whippets qualified for the State Meet in LaCrosse next weekend, led by Kailey Reynolds, who qualified in three events: the long jump, 100m, and 200m. She will enter a...

Whippets Earn #1 Seed
BY: Jeff Behrens on May 29, 2015

The Whippet Girls’ Soccer Team won their regular season finale Thursday evening against Jefferson. Finally in the 43rd minute, Milena Maroske was able to drive a shot from 25 yards out that was perfectly placed in the upper left corner of the goal. In the 58th&nbs...

English 9 Studies Thoreau
BY: Anne Cresswell on May 29, 2015

Students in English 9 took advantage of the warm, dry weather, while calling on their inner Thoreau, and took a nature walk. English 9 students are reading "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail" as well as learning about Henry David Thoreau. Based on the observations st...

Students Named Vals and Sals
BY: Doug Parker on May 28, 2015

Whitewater High School is pleased to announce three Valedictorians and one Salutatorian for the Class of 2015. Wentao Guo, Lauren Lohff, and Sarah Schumacher were named valedictorians and Jon Zimdars was named salutatorian based on either cumulative GPA and/or accumulated honor p...

Seniors Awarded Over $900,000
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on May 28, 2015

Scholarship Night was held at Whitewater High School on Wednesday, May 27, in the auditorium. Fifty-two seniors in the Class of 2015 won over $900,000 in scholarships from Whitewater families and organizations as well as state/national/college/university sources.

Softball Wins Regional Opener
BY: Jeff Behrens on May 28, 2015

The Whippet Softball Team Topped Lake Mills in the First Round of WIAA Regional Play on Wednesday, May 27. It took the Whippets just 5 innings to knock Lake Mills out of the WIAA Regional playoffs.  Whippet bats were hitting, and the defense backed up strong pitching as the ...

Track & Field Athletes Advance
BY: John Houwers on May 27, 2015

The Whippet Track and Field Teams competed in Clinton on Tuesday for their Regional meet. Only those athletes finishing in the top 4 qualify for Sectionals on Friday at East Troy. Keagen Stonewerth will have a busy day on Friday, having qualified in 4 events. Keagen won the long ...

Top 10% Honored by Rotary
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on May 26, 2015

Whitewater High School seniors in the top 10% of their graduating class were honored by the Rotary Club during a luncheon at the Fin & Hooves Country Club on Tuesday, May 26. Pictured in row one from left to right are Daniela Porras, Shannon Kehoe, Amanda Herald, and CherriSh...

Spanish V Students Visit Chazen Museum
BY: Kate Kolak on May 22, 2015

Spanish V students traveled to the Chazen Museum of Art on the UW Madison campus to view a Cuban photography exhibit on Thursday, May 21. The students viewed several amazing pieces of art while they practiced their listening skills as their docents presented all of the informatio...

Ag Class Creates a Buzz
BY: Paul Majors on May 22, 2015

Whitewater bee specialist Peter Underwood educates high school students in Mr. Majors’ Environmental Conservation class about raising bees. Recently it was reported over 60% of the honey bees were lost in Wisconsin last year, so projects like this are great attempts to keep...

Spanish Club Gathers at Cozumel
BY: Kate Kolak on May 22, 2015

For the Spanish Club Final Fiesta, a small group gathered for dinner at Cozumel Whitewater. Mrs. Kolak said, “Dinner was yummy.”

Eco Bio Goes Into the Field
BY: Petra VandeZande on May 21, 2015

Students in the Ecological Biology class had ideal weather Monday, May 18th, to get out in the field and learn about the oak savannah restoration project at the Whitewater Effigy Mounds, help remove invasive Japanese Knotweed from the banks of Whitewater Creek, and sample macroin...

New Lead Dogs Go Through Training
BY: AJ Paul on May 20, 2015

A new class of Lead Dogs is eager to start their role in helping the 8th graders transition to high school. But before they begin, they took time out for training. We spent time teambuilding, discussing important issues, and planning for the upcoming transition day. The time was ...

Art Students Exchange Projects
BY: Deb Brigham-Schumuhl on May 20, 2015

An exchange of learning projects took place in the Middle School IMC on Monday, May 18, between middle school and high school students. Four 12th grade art students came to the middle school to present chair projects that they (and fellow students) had completed for dis...

Students and Staff Tackle the Cancer Assault Challenge
BY: Colleen Mendez on May 20, 2015

Team Whippets participated in the Cancer Assault Challenge on Sunday, May 17th. The 5k run included obstacles such as mud, paddle-boarding, tires, a giant slip and slide, and much more! Forty-three students and 7 adults participated. All had a great time tackling the obstacles. P...

Handbell Choir to Debut at Concert
BY: Karen Tordera on May 19, 2015

On Wednesday, the Whitewater High School Choirs will present their Spring Concert at 7:30 pm in the WHS Auditorium. Selections will include "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Sunshine in Our Soul," and "This Masquerade." The WHS Handbell Choir will debut...

Tennis Wins Four Conference Medals
BY: AJ Paul on May 18, 2015

The Rock Valley Conference Tennis Tournament was played last Thursday, suspended for rain, and finished on Friday. It was great tournament. The Whippets finished in third place in a closely contested conference. The difference between 1st and 3rd for the Whippets was just a ...

Boys' Place Second in RVC
BY: John Houwers on May 17, 2015

The Whippet Boys’ Track and Field Team competed at the RVC Track and Field Championships at East Troy on Saturday. The boys finished 2nd, falling to East Troy for the title. The Whippets were able to win three events on the day. Keagen Stonewerth won the long jump, rep...

Girls Set School Records
BY: John Houwers on May 17, 2015

The Girls’ Track and Field Teams competed at the RVC Championships at East Troy on Saturday. The girls finished 4th. For the Whippets, the day was highlighted by two girls. Kailey Reynolds started the day off with the best 100m race ever run by a Whippet, setting a sch...

Drowsy Wins Four Tommy's
BY: Doug Parker on May 15, 2015

The Tommy Awards have announced the winners for the season. Director Jim McCulloch is proud to announce that WHS's production of "The Drowsy Chaperone" won for the following categories: Outstanding Performer in a lead role, Josh Pelayo; Outstanding Direction, Jim Mc...

Kowalski Wins Cupcake War
BY: Lynn Weilbrenner on May 15, 2015

The first period Foods class participated in the 1st Annual Cupcake War Culinary Competition on Friday, May 15. There were 20 different cupcakes in the competition, and our judges had a hard time deciding the top 3 places. Cupcakes were judged on creativity, originality, neatness...

Softball Celebrates Seniors
BY: Ron Sdano on May 15, 2015

The softball team enjoyed Senior Night with a victory on Thursday night over Edgerton in extra innings. Emilie Kachel, Lauren Lohff, Emily Stoll, and Hannah Tuinstra played their last home game as a Whippet. The victory was a great way to celebrate Senior Night!

Exploratory Tech Students Soar
BY: Cody Watson on May 14, 2015

Mr. Watson's Exploratory Tech classes built and launched homemade model rockets. The students made the fuselage, nose cone, wings, and engine plug from scratch. They used angle finders and geometry to figure out how high their rockets went. Thomas McManaway was the clear winn...

Tennis Wins East Troy Quad
BY: AJ Paul on May 11, 2015

With wins of 4-3 over East Troy, 5-2 over Edgerton, and 7-0 over University Lake the Whippet Boys’ Tennis team claimed another quad championship in East Troy on Saturday. It was a cold day but not windy. Coach Paul stated, “Our guys played really well at times an...

NHS Elects New Officers
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on May 08, 2015

The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School is proud to announce the new officers for the 2015-2016 school year. Pictured from left to right are:  Vice President Holly Hough, President Jonathan Caldwell, Treasurer Jan Maroske, and Secretary Huong Vo. 

Students Recycle with Green School Project
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on May 08, 2015

The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School recycles ink cartridges & used cell phones through the Green School Project each year. Materials can be dropped off in the Student Services Office any time throughout the year. Pictured are NHS members Daniela Porras, ...

Six Seniors Complete GED02 Program
BY: Doug Parker on May 08, 2015

This year, six students completed the GED Option #2 program through Whitewater High School. The program is a way for students who are credit deficient to earn their high school diploma. Students have several requirements they must meet: they must obtain employment, complete commu...

Guo Named National Merit Scholar
BY: Doug Parker on May 07, 2015

Congratulations to Wentao Guo for winning a National Merit Scholarship of $2,500. More than 1.5 million students took the PSAT, and then 16,000 semifinalists took the SAT. 15,000 finalists were named based upon SAT results, and finally 8,000 scholarship winner...

FFA Hosts Plant Sale
BY: Paul Majors on May 07, 2015

The FFA plant sale is open Wednesday, May 6, from 9am to 7 pm. It will be open again Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8, from 9am to 4pm and Saturday, May 9, from 9am until noon. Most hanging baskets are $15 each or 2 for $25. Bolivian Begonia and Dragon Wing Begonia baskets a...

Cheer Team Forming
BY: Michelle DiFiore on May 05, 2015

WUSD is proud to announce sign-ups for the Whitewater Unified Cheer Team. This activity is open to students currently in 5th –11th grade. Our goals for this cooperative squad are to cheer at home football games and to support school spirit. We're looking for energetic s...

Tennis Wins Edgerton Quad
BY: AJ Paul on May 05, 2015

The Whippet Boys’ Tennis Team was the winner of the Edgerton Quad Tournament on Saturday, May 2. The Whippets won behind three first place finishes, two second, one third and one fourth. Coach AJ Paul stated, “This was a close tournament; we needed every athlete to ge...

Seniors Honored at Top Ten Banquet
BY: Doug Parker on May 05, 2015

The Rock Valley Conference Top Ten Banquet was held at Edgerton High School on Sunday, May 3, 2015. Students honored as members of Whitewater High School’s Top Ten were Jon Zimdars, Wentao Guo, Sarah Schumacher, Nathan Barrett, Hannah Tuinstra, Hannah Sallmann, Chamath Guna...

Five Compete at State NHD
BY: Greg Stewart on May 01, 2015

Five freshmen students participated in the National History Day State Competition, which took place at the University of Wisconsin Madison on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Anna Kuhtz competed in Individual Performance with a presentation titled “A Woman’s Mission: Alice P...

Construction Students Participate in Hands On Career Fair
BY: Jessica Prokop on May 01, 2015

On April 30th, 19 students attended a Construction Career Fair at JP Cullen in Janesville. Students experienced hands-on demonstrations and spoke to representatives from many skilled trades including carpentry, masonry, millworking, plumbing, electrical, and BIM. 

Soccer Team Honors Seniors
BY: Jeff Behrens on May 01, 2015

Before the Jefferson game on Thursday night the Soccer Seniors were introduced, thanked for their contributions, and given some gifts. Here is a photo of the seniors after their introductions and comments — and before the game. Seniors from left to right are Ana Laura Arand...

Baseball Extends Winning Streak
BY: Jeff Behrens on May 01, 2015

The Whitewater Whippets Varsity baseball team improved their record to 5-5 on the season by beating Evansville Thursday night 3-2. The Whippets turned in a strong pitching and defensive performance holding the visitors to 2 runs on 5 hits. Tyler Hill went 5 innings giving up 2 ru...

NHS Hosts Blood Drive
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on May 01, 2015

The National Honor Society hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive at Whitewater High School on Friday, May 1. Forty-one units of blood were collected which will help save the lives of 123 people! Thank you to everyone who participated! 

Senior Recital Held at Fairhaven
BY: Karen Tordera on April 29, 2015

On Sunday, April 26th, Whitewater High School Music Seniors were invited to perform a concert at Fairhaven. This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for the musicians to share their hard work with another appreciative audience.

Three Earn Exemplary Ratings at State
BY: Karen Tordera on April 29, 2015

On April 25th, thirty students from the band and choir participated in WSMA State Solo/Ensemble. Out of the 27 events, 18 received a first rating. Three students received an Exemplary rating, the highest level possible at State. Wentao Guo, Josh Pelayo, and Hannah Tuinstra earned...

Spanish Club Hosts Guacamole Day
BY: Kate Kolak on April 28, 2015

On Tuesday, Spanish Club celebrated the Avocado with our Make & Take Guacamole Day! YUM! The avocado is a fruit (sometimes even considered a berry) native to the highlands of Mexico and Guatemala and can also be found along the Pacific coast of Central America. There is ...

Kiernan Designs Memorial Bench
BY: Laura Masbruch on April 27, 2015

You may notice a new bench under the tree in front of the high school. Staff made donations, and junior art student Alyx Kiernan came up with a geometric design for the memorial bench in honor of Geometry Teacher Linda Bleck who passed away during the 2013-2014 school year. The b...

NHS Members Hosting Exchange Weekend
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on April 25, 2015

National Honor Society members are hosting international students from Brazil, France, Italy, Peru, Chili, Finland, Japan, Croatia, Denmark, Thailand, Mexico, and Germany this weekend. The Rotary Club sponsored a pizza party for the students on Friday night while Whitew...

Operation Click to Award Car
BY: Joe Lynch on April 24, 2015

Andrew Gildner and Landon Walker are the two students who will have a chance to win the Operation Click car on Friday, April 24. Along with students from other high schools in Walworth County, Andrew and Landon will attend the Operation Click Banquet at Lake Lawn Resort. Operatio...

Pelayo Sings National Anthem at Whippet Show
BY: Karen Tordera on April 24, 2015

Whippet Senior Josh Pelayo represented Whitewater High School as he sang the National Anthem at the opening of the American Whippet Club 29th Annual National Specialty Show on April 22nd and the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc. Josh's performance was well-received by the whippet...

Musicians to Compete at State on Saturday
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on April 22, 2015

On Saturday April 25th, 30 Whitewater High School Students will participate in the WSMA State Solo/Ensemble hosted at UW-Whitewater. This event is free and open to the public. This festival promotes the studying and performance of solo and chamber music. As part of the perfo...

Students in Exploratory Tech Race Their CO
BY: Cody Watson on April 22, 2015

Exploratory Tech students have been building and racing CO2 powered cars.

Students Present to PLTW Board
BY: Joe Lynch on April 22, 2015

Students in the Principles of Engineering (POE) and Digital Electronics (DE) classes shared some of their coursework with the Project Lead the Way Advisory Board after school today. The POE students discussed their robotic vehicles and robotic arm projects and then demonstrated t...

Art Students to Exhibit Work
BY: Deb Brigham-Schumuhl on April 21, 2015

Art by students from ages 4 to 18 will be featured in the May exhibit at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street. The show opens on Friday, May 1, and runs through Sunday, May 24, and will be accessible Thursdays through Sundays from noon...

Kuhnke Qualifies for Nationals
BY: Cynthia Teal on April 20, 2015

Congratulations to all of the members who competed at the FBLA State Conference! Whitewater High School was well represented by these young adults. Students recognized on stage for their accomplishments included Keira Kuhnke, Desktop Publishing, 3rd Place; Maggie Hough & Case...

Foucault To Sign Letter of Intent
BY: Jeff Behrens on April 20, 2015

WHS will be conducting an Athletic Signing Day for Sara Foucault, as she will be signing her National Letter of Intent to attend Northern Michigan on a swimming scholarship. The Athletic Signing event will be held in the Whitewater High School MPR starting at 3:20 on We...

Softball Sweeps Double-Header
BY: Jeff Behrens on April 20, 2015

The Whitewater Whippet softball team swept a double-header at East Troy on Saturday, 18-7 and 9-2. The sweep brings the Whippets’ conference record to 5-2 on the season. The Whippets’ bats were hot in the first game, hammering out 14 hits. They also received 5 walks a...

Schumacher Named WIAA Scholar Athlete
BY: Jeff Behrens on April 17, 2015

Senior Sarah Schumacher was named one of 32 WIAA Scholar Athletes. Schumacher became only the fifth Whippet to have earned the distinction of WIAA Scholar Athlete.  More than 800 seniors from more than 413 Wisconsin high schools were nominated. The WIAA chooses 32 finalists ...

Programmers Place Second at Marquette
BY: Laura Masbruch on April 16, 2015

The Whitewater High School Computer Programming Team of Wentao Guo, Chamath Gunawardena, Leif Sahyun, and Mitch Dalzin competed at Marquette University on Wednesday, April 15. The team placed second out of 28 teams in the Java division. The programming competition had corporate s...

Engineering Students Build Robotic Equipment
BY: Cody Watson on April 16, 2015

The Principles Of Engineering (POE) class designed, built and programmed robotic arms and transport vehicles.

DuVal and Porras Honored for Service
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on April 16, 2015

Whitewater High School seniors Thomas DuVal and Daniela Porras received "A Day of Difference" Award at the Geneva National Golf Course on Wednesday, April 15, for their outstanding contributions to service in their school and community. Con...

FBLA Members Competing at State
BY: Cynthia Teal on April 14, 2015

The State FBLA Conference continues today at the LaCrosse Convention Center. Nine students representing Whitewater High School await this afternoon's awards ceremony in which the top contenders will advance to the National Conference in Chicago this summer. Students have...

Softball Moves To 3-0
BY: Jeff Behrens on April 14, 2015

The Whippet Softball Team improved its record to 3-0 on Monday, April 13, beating Palmyra-Eagle, 9-2. A big seventh inning for the Whippets sealed the game. Sally Hixson started the inning with a single and made it to third on a Palmyra-Eagle error. Emilie Kachel singled to bring...

Soccer Battles for Conference Lead
BY: Jeff Behrens on April 14, 2015

Monday night the Whitewater Girls’ Soccer Team traveled to Walworth to battle for a share of the conference lead with the Big Foot Lady Chiefs. From the start, the Whippets were able to put a lot of pressure on the Big Foot defense. In the 12th minute, Rebeka...

NHS Members Assist with Downtown Cleanup
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on April 13, 2015

National Honor Society members from Whitewater High School cleaned up downtown Whitewater on Saturday morning, April 11. Students enjoyed the opportunity to work together and give back to their community.

Soccer Plays to a Tie
BY: Jeff Behrens on April 13, 2015

The Whitewater Girls’ Soccer Team traveled to Delavan on Friday night, April 10, to take on the Comets. Whitewater dominated the midfield with solid play by Yvanna Strait and Megan Reynolds in the first half, but the team was unable to score. The second half continued ...

Vaulters Soar at Clinton Relays
BY: John Houwers on April 12, 2015

The Whippet Track and Field Teams competed at the Clinton Relays against all 11 other RVC teams on Saturday, April 11. The boys’ pole vault team of Mike Mattingly, Ashton Caputo, and Keagen Stonewerth got things off to a good start with a victory, vaulting a total of 3...

Math Team Tops State Competition
BY: Mike Tamblyn on April 08, 2015

Whitewater's Varsity Math Team placed first in the State Math Meet for Class B. Schools are organized into classes/divisions for the competition based on enrollment. When considering all divisions, only Madison West (Class AA) and St. Lawrence Seminary (Class C) topped W...

Jazz Band Takes "World" Tour
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on April 02, 2015

Thank you to LINCS, Washington Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, and Whitewater Middle School for welcoming the High School Jazz Band into your schools on Wednesday, April 1. Our jazz band performers had a wonderful experience as always. The highlight of the trip was that fifth&nb...

Pair Selected For Honors Groups
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on March 31, 2015

Allisan Barrett (Band) and Lydia Wiley Deal (Treble) have been selected as top students in the state of Wisconsin to perform as part of the State Honors Project. You may recognize these ladies, as they were selected in 2014 to participate in the WSMA Middle Level Honors Band and ...

Group Travels Through Guatemala
BY: Sara Baysinger on March 25, 2015

A group of 39 WHS sophomores, juniors and seniors left for Guatemala on Sunday, March 22. They began their adventure in Antigua, Guatemala, which is known as one of the best preserved colonial cities in Central America with its cobblestone streets and volcanic backdrop. Stud...

Student Group Explores France
BY: Elizabeth Balge on March 25, 2015

Fourteen WHS French students spent the past year preparing for their nine-day spring break adventure in France. The adventure began with three days in Paris where they climbed to the top of Napoleon’s Arc de Triomphe for a spectacular view of the city, admired the gargoyles...

Track & Field Season Underway
BY: John Houwers on March 21, 2015

The 2015 track and field season got underway Friday night at UWW Kachel Fieldhouse with the Nelson/Daniel Classic. The Whippets had some strong performances throughout the night. For the boys, Keagen Stonewerth led the way, taking first in the long jump and 2nd in the pole v...

Twenty-Seven Musicians Qualify for State Solo & Ensemble
BY: Karen Tordera on March 20, 2015

Congratulations to the 61 WHS Band and Choir Students who participated in 70 events at District Solo/Ensemble in Jefferson on Saturday, March 14th. Twenty-seven students earned a *1 rating which qualifies them for State Solo/Ensemble in April. Students qualifying for State a...

Group Prepares to Leave for Guatemala
BY: Kate Kolak on March 20, 2015

GRACIAS you to the WUSD staff and local families for the generous donations that were made for our students to take to Guatemala and Belize. Two suitcases filled with school supplies, games, toys and other items will be delivered by Spanish students traveling over Spring Bre...

Jazz Band Celebrates Music in our Schools Month
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on March 20, 2015

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

Porras Exhibiting in RVC Traveling Art Show
BY: Deb Brigham-Schumuhl on March 17, 2015

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

Students Set To Depart for France
BY: Elizabeth Balge on March 17, 2015

A group of Whitewater High School French students will be starting their adventure in France later this week. You can follow their trip on their blog at

Pair Named to All-State Team
BY: Judy Harms on March 17, 2015

The Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) unanimously selected Sarah Schumacher to the Division 3 All-State Team. Sarah was one of ten players selected from around the state by a panel of coaches. Myriama Smith-Traore was one of eight players earning Honorable Mention. ...

Swimmers to Compete at Nationals
BY: Jeff Behrens on March 17, 2015

Swimmers Benny Liang and Jon Zimdars will be heading to Orlando this week to compete as NCSA Nationals as part of the J-Hawk Swim Team. They start competition on Wednesday morning. Benny will compete in the 50, 100, and 200 Breast and the 50 Fly. Jon will compete in the 50, 100, ...

Girls Complete Perfect Season with State Title
BY: Jeff Behrens on March 15, 2015

Congratulations to the undefeated Whippet Girls’ Basketball Team on their State Championship! The Whippets defeated Xavier 49-43 on Saturday afternoon to claim the gold ball. They celebrated with their fans upon returning to Whitewater Saturday evening with a fire truck par...

Girls Earn Trip to State Finals
BY: Jeff Behrens on March 13, 2015

The Whippets defeated Kettle Moraine Lutheran, 47-30, today in the State Semi-Finals. Rebekah Schumacher was the leading WHS scorer with 14, followed by Sarah Schumacher with 12. Sarah had a double-double with a team leading 14 rebounds to go with her 14 points. Myriama Smith-Tra...

Juniors Selected for Badger Girls
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on March 12, 2015

Holly Hough, Sarah Ziolkowski, Sally Kate Hixson, and Emma Stutzman have been selected by the faculty at Whitewater High School to attend Badger Girls State at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh this year. Delegates are chosen for their outstanding qualities of leadership, good ...

Mathematicians Celebrate Pi Day
BY: Mike Tamblyn on March 12, 2015

Ninety students ordered Pi Day shirts in celebration of 3/14/15. Pi is a mathematical constant with the first 10 digits being 3.141592653. 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 (am and pm) will be a unique date and time for mathematicians everywhere. Not all students could make the photo, but ...

Wrestlers Presented Individual Awards
BY: John Schimming on March 11, 2015

The wrestling team held its awards banquet on Tuesday evening, and a number of individual awards were presented. Team Leader Awards were presented to John Saylor and Tommy DuVal. Jimmy DuVal was named the Outstanding Freshman, Thomas McManaway was named Most Improved JV, and Jimm...

Math Team Claims RVC Title
BY: Mike Tamblyn on March 11, 2015

Congratulations to the math teams on their finishes at last night’s RVC Math Meet. Varsity won first place in conference, and the JV team took second. The Varsity scored 195 points finishing over second place Evansville who had 149. JV finished with 244 points behind f...

O'Hara Competes at State
BY: Jen Galbrecht on March 08, 2015

Whitewater's Kelly O'Hara finished out her season at the Wisconsin State Gymnastics Meet Saturday with one of her best meets all season. She started the day off on beam not having a perfect routine, but was able to pull through for an average score.&nb...

Girls Headed to State
BY: Judy Harms on March 08, 2015

The girls’ basketball team defeated Dodgeville, 57-54, on Saturday afternoon to claim the Sectional Title and advance to the state tournament in Green Bay. The girls will take on Kettle Moraine Lutheran at 9:05 am on Friday, March 13. The second Division 3 semi-final will f...

Zimdars Named Swimmer of the Year
BY: Jeff Behrens on March 06, 2015

Jonathon Zimdars was voted Southern Lakes Conference Swimmer/Athlete of the Year. He is the first Whitewater High School boys’ swimmer to earn this award. The award was earned based on Jon's performances at the SLC Conference meet this season. Jon wa...

Girls Advance To Sectional Final
BY: Judy Harms on March 06, 2015

The girls defeated Brodhead, 60-43, on Thursday, March 5, to remain undefeated and advance to the sectional final in Middleton on Saturday at 1:00 where they will play Dodgeville. Myriama Smith-Traore scored 22 points, Kailey Reynolds and Rebekah Schumacher each added 1...

Intro to Business Goes Global
BY: Cynthia Teal on March 03, 2015

Students in Intro to Business are currently learning about conducting business around the globe.  Each student researched a multinational company (MNC) including the date the company was founded, the products/services offered, the location of the headquarters, and additional...

Schumacher Reaches 1000
BY: Judy Harms on March 03, 2015

The State’s #1 ranked Division 3 Whitewater High School Girls’ Basketball Team clinched the Regional Title on Saturday night by defeating #3 ranked Lakeside Lutheran in a packed gym, 69-61. It was an incredible battle all night long, and the Whippets prevailed as they...

Girls Claim Regional Title
BY: Judy Harms on March 01, 2015

The Whippets pulled through in the showdown between two undefeated, state-ranked teams, defeating Lakeside Lutheran 69-61 on Saturday night. Lakeside jumped out with the hot hand 22-15, but the Whippets rallied back to take the lead by 3 going into the half. Kailey Reyn...

Pair Attends Global Youth Summit
BY: Kate Kolak on March 01, 2015

Senior Zachary Popke and Junior Sarah Ziolkowski attended The Wisconsin Global Youth Summit at UW Madison on Saturday, February 28. They and over 160 other students from all over Wisconsin discussed global citizenry as well as learned about culture through language and dance...

O'Hara Headed to State Gymnastics
BY: Jen Galbrecht on March 01, 2015

The Whitewater Gymnastics Team competed at Sectionals Saturday afternoon, and Kelly O'Hara qualified individually for the Wisconsin State Tournament which will be taking place next Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids. The top five individuals in each event qualify for state. Kelly p...

Spanish IV Students Compete in Cook Off
BY: Kate Kolak on February 27, 2015

Spanish IV students were given a chance to design their own unit and include any activity they wanted. The one activity they overwhelmingly wanted was to have a cook off. On Thursday, in groups they made homemade salsa and fresh tortilla and plantain chips. Staff members vol...

Students Donate Hats to Children's Hospital
BY: Sara Baysinger on February 25, 2015

During the fall and winter months, a group of Whitewater High School students joined the after-school club, “The Stitching Nook” with Mrs. Sara Baysinger where they learned the basic stitches of crocheting. Eventually, they mastered a pattern for making newborn and pr...

Three Discuss Public Education
BY: Greg Stewart on February 25, 2015

The Whitewater Area League of Women Voters Program on February 21 featured three Whitewater High School students commenting on Whitewater Public Education from their perspective. Students Wentao Guo, Emma Stutzman, and Troy Marinkovic joined League Secretary and moderator Anita L...

Students Prepare for ACT
BY: AJ Paul on February 24, 2015

On a cold Saturday, starting at 7am, 55 Whitewater High School students spent their morning taking a practice ACT test. The practice test is a retired, formerly used, real ACT. The practice test is given under much of the same circumstances and rules as a true ACT....

Anat & Phys Students Test Vitruvius' Theory
BY: Michelle DiFiore on February 24, 2015

Students in Anatomy and Physiology took advantage of Friday’s 80 minute class periods to test a theory postulated by Vitruvius, an ancient Roman engineer. According to Vitruvius’ theory, the distance from fingertip to fingertip (arm span) should be equal to the distan...

Two Qualify for State Wrestling
BY: John Schimming on February 22, 2015

The Whippets qualified two wrestlers for state at the Sectional tournament held on Saturday at Milwaukee Lutheran High School. James Ehlen (160#) and Irving Sedano (120#) will wrestle at the State Tournament next weekend. James made his way to the finals after wres...

Swimmers Crowned State Champs in Two Events
BY: Jeff Behrens on February 21, 2015

Both the 200 Medley Relay and Benny Liang in the 100 Breast topped their competition at the State Swim Meet on Friday night. When Wentao Guo, Benny Liang, Jon Zimdars, and Jason Shelbourn went up for the start of the 200 Medley Relay they had one goal, and that was to have the ra...

Undefeated Girls Claim Conference Championship
BY: Judy Harms on February 20, 2015

Whippet Girls’ Basketball finished the regular season 22-0, defeating East Troy on Thursday night, 61-32, on Senior Night, to complete the undefeated season and secure their second straight conference championship.  The girls came out on fire producing a 29 p...

Spring Play Opens February 26
BY: Jim McCulloch on February 19, 2015

It’s time to escape the last days of Wisconsin winter by taking in the Whitewater High School Players production of “Play On!” Feb. 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitewater High School Auditorium. Reserved seat tickets ($8 for adults; $5 for senior citizens and stud...

Exploratory Tech Students Test Their Accuracy Using 3D Printing
BY: Cody Watson on February 19, 2015

The Exploratory Tech classes used the 3D printer to test the accuracy of measurements taken of an actual part. Every student made a 3D model of a part using the measurements the class took, and then instructor Mr. Cody Watson printed a slice of that model to compare to the actual...

Girls Closing in on Undefeated Regular Season
BY: Judy Harms on February 17, 2015

The Whippets are one game away from securing an undefeated regular season schedule. The Whitewater Girls’ Basketball Team notched a victory over the visiting Delavan-Darien Comets, on Monday night, 66-26. Three players reached double figures, while many others contribu...

Five Wrestlers Qualify for Sectionals
BY: John Schimming on February 16, 2015

The Whippet wrestling team had 5 individuals place in the top two of their respective weight class and earn a trip to the next level of the state tournament series, the sectional tournament, which will take place Saturday, at Milwaukee Lutheran. The five qualifiers included ...

FBLA Members Visit Hearthstone
BY: Cynthia Teal on February 16, 2015

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

Swimmers Qualify 7 Events for State
BY: Jeff Behrens on February 15, 2015

Whitewater High School has qualified five individual events and two relays for the WIAA Division II State Swim Meet to be held at the UW Madison Natatorium, February 20, at 6:30pm. Qualifying for individual events were Jason Shelbourn in the 100 Back, Jon Zimdars in the 200 ...

Soccer Working Toward Fundraising Goal
BY: Jeff Behrens on February 14, 2015

Whitewater High School Soccer, the Whitewater Community Foundation and Jeff Behrens, WHS athletic director, are pleased to announce that the program has raised 20% of its $30,000 fundraising campaign for the high school’s soccer complex in honor of the program’s twent...

Gymnasts Win First Dual
BY: Jen Galbrecht on February 14, 2015

The Whitewater Gymnastics Team had their first dual meet win of the season Thursday night against Elkhorn (116.275, 111.325). It was a packed house as it was parents' night and this made for an extra positive atmosphere which pushed the Whippets to compete at their best. ...

Whippets Defeat Edgerton
BY: Dan Gnatzig on February 14, 2015

The Whippet Boys’ Basketball Team squeezed by Edgerton, 56-54, on Thursday night. Whitewater was leading by 11 at the end of the first quarter and by 7 at the half. With 4 minutes left in the game the Whippet lead was down to 4. With 9 seconds left, Brodie Runez sank a free...

Guo Named National Merit Finalist
BY: Doug Parker on February 10, 2015

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

Swimmers Claim 6 SLC Titles
BY: Jeff Behrens on February 09, 2015

The boys’ swim team traveled to UW-Platteville Saturday to compete in the SLC Conference Championship Swim Meet, where they finished in 3rd place, winning six of the eleven events. This is the highest Conference Championship finish ever for Whippet Swimming. Individual and ...

Ehlen, Saylor RVC Champs
BY: John Schimming on February 09, 2015

Saturday the wrestlers traveled to East Troy for the RVC wrestling tournament and ended the day with two champions. John Saylor had a dominating 16-1 championship win over his opponent from Big Foot, and James Ehlen captured the title that has eluded him the last two years h...

Eight Qualify for State FBLA
BY: Cynthia Teal on February 09, 2015

On Saturday, February 7, over twenty FBLA members competed at the Regional Leadership Conference at Chilton High School. In addition, Sally Kate Hixson and Emma Stutzman hosted FBLA 101. Members placing in the top three in their events qualify to compete at the Sta...

Guo Candidate for Presidential Scholar
BY: Doug Parker on February 06, 2015

Wentao Guo has been named one of more than 3,900 candidates in the 2015 US Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from US high schools in 2015. Wentao is one of 53 selected from the state of Wisconsin. Sch...

Singers Part of RVC Honors Ensemble
BY: Karen Tordera on February 03, 2015

Eleven WHS Choir students participated in the Rock Valley Conference Honors Choir on Thursday, January 29th. They performed at Big Foot Union High School in Walworth under the direction of Dick Severing. The concert featured the songs "Heilig"-Mendelssohn, "Dirait-...

Girls Extend Streak to 17
BY: Judy Harms on February 03, 2015

Whitewater Girls’ Basketball extended their winning streak to 17 with a 60-32 win over Jefferson Friday evening. Myriama Smith led all scorers with 19, Sarah Schumacher added 18, and Rebekah Schumacher contributed 13. The Whippets took advantage of their...

Student Teachers Join Staff
BY: Doug Parker on January 31, 2015

Whitewater High School is pleased to welcome four student teachers for second semester. Michael Ploch will be working with Amy Houwers in Special Education. Dean Bartel and Alex Schuh are working in the Math Department with Laurel Ruud and John Houwers respectively. Dur...

Swim Team Ends Home Season on High Note
BY: Jeff Behrens on January 31, 2015

Tuesday night, January 27, the Boys’ Swim Team swam its last dual meet at home winning the meet and finishing the season with the best Conference win-loss record (4-2) in the history of the program. Jon Zimdars set a new school record in the 200 free with a time of 1:4...

Students Assist with Book Drive
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on January 31, 2015

National Honor Society members Ben Zaballos, Isabelle Zahn, Cheyenne Minton, and Sydney Hackney participated in the Whitewater Literacy Book Drive Project on Saturday, January 24. Members delivered empty bags to numerous homes in the Whitewater Community to be filled with books f...

FFA Sponsors Ski Trip to Cascade
BY: Paul Majors on January 31, 2015

Nearly 40 FFA members, families, and friends traveled to Cascade Mountain ski hill Friday night, January 23rd, for a special ski outing.  Many students had the opportunity to try skiing for the first time and most are eager to go back. The $20 cost included a lesso...

Students Participate in Honors Band
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on January 28, 2015

On Monday, January 26, nine of Whitewater High School Bands’ finest students participated in the Rock Valley Conference Honors Band. Students traveled to Edgerton High School and spent the day working under the direction of Dave Hanke, retired band director of 40 years. Pie...

Gymnasts Prepare to Face Top D1 School
BY: Jen Galbrecht on January 28, 2015

The Whippet Gymnasts came up short Tuesday night against Jefferson scoring 113.925 to their 119.15.Despite the loss, the team still had a number of outstanding performances. Olivia Mikulski took 2nd on vault and 3rd on bars. Julia Nelson took 3rd on both ...

Pepapalooza Draws 120 Participants
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on January 26, 2015

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

Grosinske Named Head Football Coach
BY: Jeff Behrens on January 26, 2015

It is with great excitement that Whitewater High School announces the hiring of Tom Grosinske as the new Head Football Coach for the Whippets.  Coach Grosinske is currently in his eighth year as principal of Washington Elementary School in the Whitewater Unified School Distr...

Wrestlers Crown Five Champions
BY: John Schimming on January 26, 2015

It was a good weekend for the wrestlers as they had five champions, one runner-up, one third place finisher, and five fourth place finishers, in a 9 team tournament on Saturday, January 24, in Monroe. Tommy Cushman started the day off with a commanding 15-1 victory and ...

Practice ACT Test Session Offered
BY: AJ Paul on January 26, 2015

WHS is offering a practice ACT on Saturday, February 21st. The practice test will be a full test including writing. It will be administered just like the actual ACT. We use a retired ACT test for this practice. Students will get scores for English, Math, Science, and Reading...

Winning Streak is New Program Record
BY: Judy Harms on January 20, 2015

The Whippet girls held visiting Brodhead to just 7 points in the second half on Monday night as they reach a 14 game winning streak, the longest in the history of the program. Coach Judy Harms stated, “It was a very physical game, but I'm really proud of how the girls p...

Free Help Offered with FAFSA
BY: AJ Paul on January 20, 2015

There’s free help available to get money for college! College Goal Wisconsin will host 35 events at 30 different locations across the state on February 7, 14, 21, 25, and 28, 2015, to help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid...

NHS Hosts Power Study Night
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on January 20, 2015

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

Ceranske Selected for Leadership Seminar
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on January 20, 2015

Whitewater High School is proud to announce that Heather Ceranske has been selected to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar for high school sophomores at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in June 2015. Heather was selected for her positive leadership qualities, thoughtful...

Girls Continue Winning Streak
BY: Judy Harms on January 14, 2015

The visiting Whippets extended their winning streak to 12 after defeating Clinton 73-40 in a Rock Valley Conference crossover game. Four players led Whitewater with Rebekah Schumacher leading the pack with an impressive 18 point performance. Myriama Smith-Traore had 12, ...

New NHS Members Inducted
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on January 12, 2015

The 58th Annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony took place on Wednesday evening, December 3, 2014, at 7:00 pm, in the Whitewater High School Auditorium. Thirty-three new juniors and seniors were selected for membership by the faculty based on outstanding qualities of le...

Students of the Month Honored
BY: Joe Lynch on January 11, 2015

The Whitewater Optimist Club sponsors many events and activities for students in our school district. One of those activities is Optimist Club Student of the Month. Four very deserving students have been nominated by our high school staff and selected as ...

Swim Team Honors Seniors
BY: Jeff Behrens on January 11, 2015

The seniors on the WHS Swim Team were recognized and honored at the dual swim meet between WHS and Elkhorn on Tuesday night. They are Kit Zoesch-Laumann, Jon Zimdars, Jason Shelbourn, Wentao Guo, Forrest Spear, Ricardo Cid, and Karlo Martinovic. Missing at this meet and...

Computer Science Students Practice Recursion
BY: Laura Masbruch on January 05, 2015

AP Computer Science students began their study of recursion today by making copies of themselves to solve a factorial problem. The students solved the problem by giving each “copy” a simpler problem to solve until they reached the stopping condition. Then they passed ...

Girls Move to 10-0
BY: Judy Harms on January 03, 2015

The Whippet girls grabbed an impressive non-conference win against Stoughton on Friday, January 2. Whitewater answered the mid-season test through a true team attack.  The Schumacher sisters were especially a strong force, too tough for the Vikings to handle. Rebekah Schumac...

NHS Teams with Local Company
BY: Pamela Sonmor-Wintz on December 23, 2014

The Whitewater High School National Honor Society and Michels Pipeline Construction Company purchased gifts for families in need for the holiday season this year. 

AP English Lit Hosts Alum as Guest Speaker
BY: Anne Kuske on December 23, 2014

WHS grad Chad Koch spoke with Mrs. Kuske's AP English Lit students on Friday, December 19.  Chad, who earned his master's degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University after graduating from Whitewater High School in 1998, now holds the position of ed...

Spanish V Students Create Yoga Poses
BY: Kate Kolak on December 23, 2014

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

FBLA Coordinates Giving Tree Project
BY: Cynthia Teal on December 19, 2014

FBLA members recently coordinated their annual Giving Tree project.  After collecting spare change during first hour classes, over $900 was collected to support two local families for the holidays.  Congratulations to the top three classes:  Ms. Teal, Mr. Stewart, ...

Boys' Basketball Rolls Over Big Foot
BY: Jeff Behrens on December 19, 2014

The Whippet boys notched their second basketball win of the season when they beat Big Foot on Thursday night, 66-39. The leading scorer for Whitewater was Tyler Hill with 14, followed by Brodie Runez with 12. The Whippets' conference record is now even at 2-2. Their next...

Physics Students Construct Rube Goldberg Machines
BY: Tony Tautges on December 18, 2014

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

WHS Players Nominated for 6 Tommy Awards
BY: Doug Parker on December 17, 2014

Congratulations to the cast, crew, and band of “The Drowsy Chaperone” on their recent Tommy Award nominations including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Lead Performers (Jeremy Hoesly, Remi VanDaele, Josh Pelayo), Outstan...

Octagon Assists with Toys for Kids
BY: Greg Stewart on December 16, 2014

Members of the WHS Octagon Club helped purchase and wrap gifts for the Toys for Kids program on December 15, 2014.

Girls' Basketball Stretches Winning Streak to Seven
BY: Judy Harms on December 16, 2014

The Whippet Girls’ Basketball Team stretched their winning streak to 7 with a 65-44 victory over Big Foot on Thursday night. Rebekah Schumacher led the team with 19, while Sarah Schumacher and Kailey Reynolds finished with 13 each. "I was happy our girls came out ...

Middle School to Raffle Stained Glass
BY: Doug Parker on December 16, 2014

The Whitewater Middle School is raffling off a piece of stained glass in hopes to raise enough money to purchase materials to complete their stained glass window project.  The piece was created by Douglas Hansen of Personal Creations and his son Bradley Hansen, a 7th grader ...

Jazz Band Receives Grant
BY: Abi Pulvermacher on December 08, 2014

The WHS Jazz Band received a grant from Madison Jazz Society this past month. This is the 3rd year in a row that the Whitewater High School Jazz Band has been selected as a recipient for this grant. With the grant money, Band Director Abi Pulvermacher purchased Real Books, which ...

Swimmers Finish Strong at Conference Relays
BY: Jeff Behrens on December 05, 2014

The Whippet Boys’ Swim Team tied for 2nd place at the Conference Relay Championships Thursday night, December 4 - the team's highest finish in school history. Leading the way was the foursome of Wentao Guo, Benny Liang, Jon Zimdars, and Jason Shelbourn, who wo...

Boys' Basketball Opens Conference Season
BY: Dan Gnatzig on December 05, 2014

The Whitewater Boys’ Basketball Team lost their conference opener against Jefferson on Thursday night, December 4, 53-51. The Whippets led throughout the second half, but Jefferson made a shot with just 18 seconds left. Whitewater was hot from beyond the arc with 9 mad...

Student Council Members Deliver Thanksgiving Dinner
BY: Amy Houwers on December 02, 2014

Student Council delivered a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings to a family in Whitewater during the holiday weekend.

Peer Mentors Work with Younger Students
BY: Mary Geraghty on December 02, 2014

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

Swimmers Host Alumni Meet
BY: Jeff Behrens on December 01, 2014

The Whippet boys’ swim team hosted their 2nd annual Alumni meet on Saturday, November 29. Lots of fun was had by all.  It was fun to see our alumni compete against the current team and be very creative in doing so.  The alumni are allowed to split up events and do...

Stutzman and Hixson Selected to Lead FBLA
BY: Cynthia Teal on November 28, 2014

From a pool of strong applicants, four (4) Region VI FBLA members were selected to serve on the new Regional Executive Council. Emma Stutzman and Sally Kate Hixson, Whitewater High School FBLA members, were selected to serve on this unique council. They will have an opportunity t...

Biology Students Pilot Cell Game
BY: Petra Vande Zande on November 24, 2014

On Thursday and Friday, November 20 and 21, Biology students piloted a game developed by Molecular Cell Biology students of Dr. Kris Curran at UW-Whitewater. Dr. Curran and her students played the game with the high school students, teaching them how a cell can acq...

Spanish Club Gathers for Celebration
BY: Kate Kolak on November 24, 2014

Spanish Club met to celebrate the anniversary of the start of the Mexican Revolution after school on Monday, November 24. They enjoyed tamales, tortillas and chiclet's.