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Discover Whitewater High School
Every Graduate an Engaged Lifelong Learner

534 South Elizabeth Street
Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190

Main Phone: (262)472-8100
Student Services Phone: (262)472-8110
Attendance Hotline: (262)472-8109

Principal: Mr. Mike Lovenberg
Associate Principal: Mr. Nathan O'Shaughnessy
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To learn more about WUSD's response to COVID-19, including the Fall 2020 instructional plans, please visit, https://sites.google.com/wwusd.org/wusd-covid-19/



Options for WHS Students and Families Beginning September 28 - Respond Now
Starting on September 28, 2020, WHS will no longer have virtual classrooms as all instruction will be face to face in the building. This is an important reminder to complete the survey identifying the instructional model for your students by Friday, September 18 at 5pm.

If your student is participating in the virtual model (Edgenuity or JEDI) we need you to select “Virtual” on the survey and submit. For those that are considering the fully virtual option (Edgenuity or JEDI), please contact Ms. Teri Hamilton (students with last names A-L) or Ms. Pam Sonmor-Wintz (students with last names M-Z) by Friday, September 18, and they can assist you with this process.
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A partir del 28 de septiembre de 2020, WHS no más usará salones virtuales porque toda la instrucción será presentada en el edificio. Ésta es una noticia importante para completar la encuesta para identificar el modelo de instrucción para sus estudiantes antes del viernes 18 de septiembre a las 5 pm.

Si su estudiante está participando en un modelo virtual (Edgenuity o Jedi), es necesario que seleccione "Virtual" en la encuesta y envíela. Para todos los que están considerando la opción totalmente virtual (Edgenuity o JEDI), comuníquese con la Sra. Teri Hamilton (estudiantes con apellidos AL) o la Sra. Pam Sonmor-Wintz (estudiantes con apellidos MZ) antes del viernes 18 de septiembre y ellas pueden ayudar con este proceso.

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A Message from Mr. Lovenberg - September 16
WHS To Open for Face-to-face Instruction Beginning September 28

On Monday, September 14, the school board approved the plan for a full return to school beginning Monday, September 28. I would like to share what that will look like at the high school. While this year is sure to present some challenges, we are excited to be back to take on those challenges together. We can do anything because we are Whippet Strong!
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Rotary Club to Host Informational Session on Study Abroad Program
The Rotary Youth Exchange long-term travel program is our flagship study abroad program for young people ages 15 – 19. The experience begins the year before going to study abroad, beginning with the application, selection and preparation processes. We are hosting a series of virtual information nights and are hoping to get the word out to as many people as possible. Please tell any students you know who may be interested, and share with school personnel in your area. The virtual flyer is attached, as well as a trifold brochure about the general RYE program. The sessions will be held on September 20, September 22, and September 24 from 7-8pm CST. (They are identical; only necessary to attend one.) Register at https://forms.gle/2PMmdxaMLr5vxvH27. There are scholarships available to study abroad for a full year or for a summer.

Upcoming Club Virtual Meeting Schedule
Even though we are starting our year virtually, coaches and advisors still intend on building and maintaining membership in WHS extracurricular clubs, organizations, and teams. Take this opportunity to get involved! Students who participate in extracurricular activities have better attendance, perform better academically, and develop stronger relationships with others. 

Each of these meetings will take place from 2:45 pm until 3:30 pm. For full information and Google Meet links for the meetings, visit https://sites.google.com/wwusd.org/whsbacktoschool/club-meetings. If you would like to be part of a club, and you have a conflict with the meeting, please reach out to the advisor.

Note: Not all clubs are meeting every week, and not all clubs have yet scheduled a meeting.

Tuesday, Sept 22
Gay-Straight Alliance
National Honor Society
Peer Mentors
American Sign Language Club
Spanish Club

Wednesday, Sept 23
Drama Club
Model UN
Students for Justice & Peace
French Club
SADD
FBLA

Thursday, Sept 24
Lead Dogs
Environmental Science Club
Key Club


Picture Day - Thursday, October 15
Pre-order your picture packages at mylifetouch.com using the code EVTNPNGKV. Check out the flier for full information.

Attention Whippet Alumni Currently Playing Collegiate Athletics
All Whippet alumni CURRENTLY playing collegiate athletics, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! We just put up our alumni board and need to get it filled up!! So here's what we're looking for. We'll need a 4x6 vertical of your collegiate photo or an action pic in your college uniform along with grad year from Whitewater. The picture can be sent to the high school at 534 S. Elizabeth St., and the information can be included with the picture or emailed to Mr. Crandall at jcrandall@wwusd.org. The deadline to receive pictures is September 21. We can't wait to get this up and running!!!

Wondering What to Do in Certain Health Situations?
Check out this document for information on how to handle various situations related to COVID.

Order Your 2021 Aqualba (yearbook) Today


Important Upcoming Dates at WHS:  

 
  • Picture Day: Tuesday, September 29 Postponed to Thursday, October 15
  • NHS Induction: Wednesday, December 16


  • Why Whitewater?

    View our promotional video showcasing the district and the amazing staff, students and community members.  We are proud of our many offerings and educational opportunities that exist for our students. Our students succeed because of the high level of community and staff support.
     
  • Staebler Ranked #1 Nationally in Preseason 

    Staebler

    USA Wrestling has just released the National Girls High School Preseason Rankings, and our own Brianna Staebler holds the #1 spot at 180 pounds. Way to go, Brianna! For the full rankings visit USA-Wrestling.

  • NHS Launches Kindness Matters Project

    Kindness Matters

    The Kindness Matters Project, hosted by the WHS National Honor Society, will begin September 14. Students in grades 9 - 12 are encouraged to create and share an inspirational quote or slogan about kindness, encouragement, and respect for others with the student body and community of Whitewater through daily announcements and the WHS Facebook page. Slogans with the most creativity and impact will win $10 cash prizes each quarter. The class with the most slogans posted each quarter will be named the "Kindest Class." Students can submit more than one slogan each quarter. To participate, please email a picture of yourself holding your slogan to psonmorwintz@wwusd.org to start inspiring an enhanced culture of kindness for the entire student body! Include your full name and grade level and write your slogan clearly for all to read!

  • Welcome to Our Newest Staff Members!

    New Staff

    Nine of our newest Whippets took some time on Thursday, August 27, to individually unmask outside so they could introduce themselves to our students and our community. Please welcome our new staff members to Whitewater High School! You can view their video at https://youtu.be/y1IKs6a_cv8

  • Trio Named Tri-Presidents of Student Council

    Student Council Presidents

    Congratulations to Jenna Caldwell, Kacie Carollo, and Catherine Skindingsrude! They will serve as Tri-Presidents of Student Council for the 2020-21 school year. Together, they have almost 12 years of leadership experience at WHS. Student Council's first meeting of the year is Monday, August 24, when they will be discussing events and activities for the student body as we approach virtual learning and the upcoming school year.

  • Senior Softball Players Make Academic All-State

    Softball Awards

    Whitewater’s four senior softball players were honored with the WFSCA Academic All-State Award. To be considered for the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Award, players must have been on varsity and had a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. All four seniors have been starters since their freshman season and have GPA’s above 3.50. These girls helped Whitewater to a 16-7 record in the 2019 season which is the best record since the 2000 team went 16-6. Pictured are Alyssa Schumacher, Jacee Johnson, Bryce Hibbs, and Morgan Gransee.