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Every Graduate an Engaged Lifelong Learner

534 South Elizabeth Street
Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190

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

Principal: Mr. Mike Lovenberg
Associate Principal: Mr. Nathan O'Shaughnessy
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Dear Parents, Students, and Families of Whitewater Unified School District
August 5, 2020

On Monday, July 27, the WUSD School Board approved an instructional plan for the first two weeks of the 2020-21 school year. In brief, the plan is to be virtual with a schedule of small-group, in-person attendance. Families will still have the option to remain fully virtual.

To learn more about the plan, please visit: https://sites.google.com/wwusd.org/wusd-covid-19/

We are excited to announce that we now have the capacity to offer online registration (OLR) for the 2020-21 school year. OLR will save our families time, travel, and offer safe options during the COVID-19 health emergency. OLR, which is accessible through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, allows families to register for the 2020-21 school year, update information (e.g. phone number, emergency contacts), request transportation, and opt in to full virtual learning, if applicable.

Instructions for accessing OLR can be found here: https://sites.google.com/wwusd.org/ptr/infinite-campus/annual-update. Included on this site is a copy of the webinar walking families through the online registration process.

We strongly encourage families to register via OLR. If you need additional assistance, including registering in person, please refer to the information below. We will not be hosting our traditional Fee Collection Days or our Open House gatherings to follow safety recommendations.

If you are requesting school bus transportation for your student, you must complete the registration process by Friday, August 14 to be guaranteed they are routed/scheduled by the beginning of the school year. In addition, student schedules for the first two weeks will be developed based on responses we have received through our online registration process by Friday August 14.

We will be hosting an additional live webinar tonight, August 5 at 7:00 PM where we will walk through the online registration process from the parent’s point of view. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about this process and get answers.

When: Aug 5, 2020 - 07:00 PM
Topic: Live Virtual Support: Session for OLR with Q&A Session - 7pm
URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82469782821?pwd=ZVc5TGgxSVY1bE5BV214N1hFUkFLdz09
Passcode: 190693
Dial-in: 1-312-626-6799
Webinar ID: 824 6978 2821
Passcode: 190693

For those families needing assistance with password resets, obtaining the activation code, or are experiencing an issue accessing the online registration process, please contact your school building, or Andy Rowland (email: andy@wwusd.org, phone: 262-472-8716), the District’s Director of Technology.

Those unable to register online or with virtual support may do so by appointment.

A staff member will be available, in person, to assist in completing the registration process. We ask that only one member of the family comes into the building and that you register ahead of time for an appointment. Because the registrar process is the same regardless of which buildings your student(s) attend, you can schedule an appointment for any of our support days.

Please note, we added support at Lakeview on August 12th, between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Lincoln: August 11th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lakeview: August 12th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Middle School: August 12th, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Washington: August 12th, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
High School: August 13th, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Central Office: August 12th, 13th, and 14th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please sign-up by contacting your building or call the district office at 262-472-8700

As a reminder, student photos will be taken on the following dates for the 2020-21 school year:

Elementary : October 14, 2020
Middle: October 1, 2020
High: September 29, 2020

Dr. Caroline Pate-Hefty
District Administrator

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Estimados padres, estudiantes y familias del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Whitewater:

El lunes 27 de julio, la Junta Escolar del WUSD aprobó un plan de instrucción para las primeras dos semanas del año escolar 2020-21. En resumen, el plan es que las primeras dos semanas sean virtuales con un horario de asistencia en persona para grupos pequeños. Para obtener más información sobre el plan, visite: https://sites.google.com/wwusd.org/wusd-covid-19/

Nos complace anunciar que ahora tenemos la capacidad de ofrecer matrículas en línea para el año escolar 2020-21. Este proceso ahorrará a nuestras familias tiempo, salidas y ofrecerá opciones seguras durante la emergencia de salud COVID-19. Las matrículas en línea que son accesibles a través del Portal de Padres Infinite Campus, permite a las familias registrarse para el año escolar 2020-21, actualizar información (por ejemplo, número de teléfono, contactos de emergencia), solicitar transporte y optar por aprendizaje virtual completo, si corresponde.

Las instrucciones para acceder OLR se pueden encontrar aquí: https://sites.google.com/wwusd.org/ptr/infinite-campus/annual-update
En este sitio se incluye una copia del webinar que guía a las familias a través del proceso de registro en línea.

Recomendamos a las familias que realicen matrículas en línea. Si las familias necesitan asistencia adicional, o prefieren matricular en persona, consulte la información a continuación. No tendremos nuestros tradicionales días de cobro de tarifas ni nuestras reuniones de puertas abiertas de acuerdo a las recomendaciones de seguridad.

Si está solicitando transporte en autobús escolar para su estudiante, debe completar el proceso de inscripción antes del viernes 14 de agosto para garantizar la programación de las rutas al comienzo del año escolar. Además, los horarios de los estudiantes para las primeras dos semanas se desarrollarán según las respuestas que hayamos recibido a través de nuestro proceso de registro en línea antes del viernes 14 de agosto.

Organizaremos un webinar en vivo adicional esta noche, 5 de agosto a las 7:00 p.m., donde recorreremos el proceso de registro en línea desde el punto de vista de los padres. Tendrá la oportunidad de hacer preguntas sobre este proceso y obtener respuestas.

Cuando: 5 de agosto de 2020 - 07:00 PM
Tema: Soporte virtual en vivo: Sesión para la OLR con sesión de preguntas y respuestas - 7pm
URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82469782821?pwd=ZVc5TGgxSVY1bE5BV214N1hFUkFLdz09
Contraseña: 190693
Llamada: 1-312-626-6799
ID del seminario web: 824 6978 2821
Contraseña: 190693

Para aquellas familias que necesitan asistencia para restablecer contraseñas, obtener el código de activación o tienen problemas para acceder al proceso de inscripción en línea, comuníquense con su escuela o con Andy Rowland (correo electrónico: andy@wwusd.org, teléfono: 262-472-8716 ), el Director de Tecnología del Distrito.

Aquellos que no puedan registrarse en línea o con soporte virtual pueden hacerlo con cita previa.

Un miembro del personal estará disponible, en persona, para ayudarlo a completar el proceso de matrículas. Le pedimos que solo un miembro de la familia ingrese al edificio y que se agende una cita con anticipación. Debido a que el proceso de registro es el mismo independientemente de a qué edificios asistan sus estudiantes, puede programar una cita para cualquiera de estos días y lugares:

Tenga en cuenta que agregamos soporte en Lakeview el 12 de agosto, entre las 10:00 a.m. y las 4:00 p.m.

Lincoln: agosto 11, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lakeview: 12 de agosto, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Middle School: Agosto 12, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Washington: Agosto 12, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
High School: Agosto 13, 12:00 - 5:00 pm
Oficina Central: Agosto 12, 13, y 14 de 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Matricule poniéndose en contacto con su escuela o llame a la oficina del distrito al 262-472-8700

Como recordatorio, las fotos de los estudiantes se tomarán en las siguientes fechas para el año escolar 2020-21:
Primaria : Octubre 14, 2020
Escuela Media: Octubre 1, 2020
Preparatoria: Septiembre 29, 2020

Dr. Caroline Pate-Hefty
Administradora del Distrito


A Message from Dr. Pate-Hefty
July 31, 2020

This message contains information on the fall learning plan as well as athletics and fall activities.
Full Message in English
Full Message in Spanish


All Graduation Videos and Photos Available for Download
Graduates and families, if you wish to download any of the senior celebrations, please access the public folder that hosts the Class of 2020 celebration videos and photos (including photos taken from last Saturday's Drive-through ceremony). Please contact kmcnulty@wwusd.org if you have any problems navigating the folders.

The Class of 2020 has been honored and recognized with many events and presentations this spring. We're proud of you, Class of 2020!


Important Upcoming Dates at WHS:  

 
  • Online Registration Opens: Friday, July 31
  • Online Registration Support Webinars: Wednesday, August 5, 10:00 - 11:00 am, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Registration Day (face to face option if needed, call to make appointment): Thursday, August 13, 12:00 - 5:00
  • Google Classroom Orientation for Parents: Tuesday, August 18, 7:30 - 8:15 pm, Auditorium
  • Prom: Saturday, August 29 - Cancelled
  • First Day of School for Freshmen: Tuesday, September 1
  • First Day of School for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: Wednesday, September 2 
  • Picture Day: Tuesday, September 29


  • 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.
     
  • 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.

  • Thirteen Robotics Team Members Earn Activity Letters

    Robotics Letters

    Thirteen Ferradermis members were officially awarded the first ever Whitewater High School Activity Letters at the team’s virtual ice cream social in early June, but the actual letters have just arrived, and delivery began today. Congratulations to 2020 graduates Colin Chenoweth, Rosie Aschenbrener, Gwynne Sahyun, Brian Apgar, Shawn Chan, Jenna Lee, Morgan Stillwagon, and Sophie Olson and returning members Reilly Aschenbrener, Shane Kinson, Elijah Grall, Andrew Rollette, and Morgan Hartwell! Team members needed to meet a minimum attendance requirement during build season and accumulate at least 20 points earned based on participation in events and contributions to the team.

  • Local Businesses Help Celebrate the Class of 2020

    Cakes and Buses

    Thank you to The SweetSpot Bakehouse and Nelson’s Bus Service for going above and beyond in helping make our non-traditional graduation festivities that much more festive for the Class of 2020. SweetSpot donated a beautiful individual graduation cake to each senior that walked across the outdoor stage on Saturday, June 6, and Nelson’s Bus staged a special tribute, moving 22 buses into perfect formation in the Central Office parking lot to form a 2020. A video of the bus tribute became part of the virtual graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 7, as one more surprise for students.

  • National Honor Society Elects Officers for 2020-2021

    NHS Officers

    The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School is proud to announce their new officers for the 2020-2021 school year! Carson Ellenwood was elected President and said, "I am deeply honored to be the next President of the National Honor Society at WHS. Throughout this next year, I hope to put an emphasis on building a better, more mentally healthy community at WHS." Carson has been an outstanding student leader spreading positivity and a sense of community at WHS and helping others achieve academic success in the after school tutorial program. Catherine Skindingsrude was elected Vice President and said, "As Vice President, I will do my best to help everyone feel included and have their opinions heard. I hope to make the National Honor Society a fun & welcoming club to join!" Catherine has been an outstanding student leader at WHS and has been on the high honor roll her entire high school career. Jenna Caldwell was elected Secretary of NHS and said, "Serving as Secretary next year I hope to increase our involvement in our elementary schools and elderly community. We will continue fundraising to aid families living in poverty and work to benefit our community in any way we can." Jenna has also been an outstanding leader and role model for her peers at WHS and is very proud to serve as an officer in the coming year. Kacie Carollo was elected Treasurer of NHS and shared, "I am so excited to have been given this opportunity to work with my fellow officers to encourage a sense of community within the school and organize new exciting events!" Kacie has been a three sport varsity athlete, a high honor roll student throughout her high school career and co-president of the WHS Student Council. Congratulations new officers & best wishes for a successful year leading the National Honor Society! Selection of new junior & senior members will begin in September. Please see the WHS National Honor Society website for information regarding the selection process and requirements for membership which are different for the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2022.

  • Stillwagon Presented with Flag Flown Over State Capitol

    Americanism Award

    Each year a senior demonstrating the characteristics of Americanism is selected to be awarded the American Legion Americanism Award. Americanism is love of America; loyalty to her institutions as the best yet devised by people to secure life, liberty, individual dignity, and happiness; and the willingness to defend our country and Flag against all enemies, foreign and domestic. It is a vital, active, living force. Americanism means peace, strength, the will and the courage to live as free men in a free land. It means a friendly hand to people everywhere who respects our institutions and our thinking. It is not a word; it is a cause, a way of life – the best way of life ever known – a challenge and a hope in this world. Americanism is an ideal of loyal patriotism, religious tolerance, righteous freedom, fearless courage, honest integrity, abiding faith in the commanding destiny of the United States, and a fathomless love for the principles that led our forefathers to found this country. It is complete and unqualified loyalty to the ideals of government as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. It is respect for, and ready obedience to, duly constituted authority and the laws of the land. It is freedom without license, religion without bigotry, charity without bias, and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty for our nation and for our posterity. Morgan Stillwagon is the Whitewater High School recipient of this year’s American Legion Americanism Award. In her nomination, Morgan was described as a loyal friend and someone who cares deeply for everyone around her and looks out for the little guy. She is dedicated to her studies and became a three-sport athlete in her senior year in addition to taking a leadership role on the robotics team. Morgan has a true desire to serve and is considering pursuing a career in firefighting. On June 5, during materials drop-off for the seniors, Morgan was presented with an American flag that had flown over the state capitol. Congratulations, Morgan!