Cap and Gown Orders, Diploma Forms Due December 1
Attention Class of 2022 and Parents / Guardians:
Two important deadlines are approaching for December 1st:
Additionally, all EARLY graduates received an email last week regarding your portfolio presentations. There was a link provided for you to submit information regarding your presentation. That form must be completed by December 3.
Atención Clase de 2022 y Padres / Tutores.
Se acercan dos fechas límite importantes para el 1 de diciembre:
Extended Homeroom Friday, December 3
Friday, December 3, will be an Extended Homeroom Day! Students who have been requested by a teacher will participate in the full regular school day, while other students may head for home at 2:02. Students will be notified by their homeroom teacher on Wednesday morning as to whether or not a teacher has requested them. Visit for the schedule.
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Set for December 1
The 65th Annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, December 1, at 7:00 pm, in the Whitewater High School auditorium. Seventeen juniors and seniors were selected for membership by the faculty this year for outstanding qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, and service to school and community. These students have worked extremely hard to achieve at the highest level in high school and will be recognized during the ceremony for their outstanding accomplishments. To view the new members, visit https://youtu.be/Ha4rFgKhh-0
N.Y. Threads Store Seeking Donations
Whitewater High School is looking to continue and expand support for our students and families in need. We are hoping for donations to our N.Y. Threads (New You Threads) store at WHS which will offer professional/formal clothing and accessories for WHS students for events, interviews, and special occasions. Students will be able to access this stocked room and hopefully find what they need! We are currently in need of men’s dress shoes, men's dress shirts, men’s and women’s dress pants, ties, and other accessories. If you have any items to donate, please drop them off at the high school main office between December 1 and December 17. Thank you for your support! If you have questions, please reach out to Teri Hintz at email@example.com or Brianna Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Upcoming Dates at WHS:
On December 19th, the Whitewater High School Music Masters Ensemble will present Music Masters Showcase. The concert theme is Miracle on 34th Street---Winter in New York. The event will take place in the Whitewater High School MPR and will include solos and small ensemble performances, as well as songs sung by the entire Music Masters Ensemble. The event will begin at 3:00 pm. The $10 ticket per person includes the performance and refreshments. This is a special event of its kind at WHS you won't want to miss! See any Music Masters Ensemble member, their director Karen Tordera, or the High School Office for tickets. Tickets should be purchased by December 10th. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Karen Tordera at email@example.com .
The Whitewater Girls’ Basketball Team played a home game against Big Foot on Tuesday, November 23. It was a slow start for the Whippets, starting the game with a 12 point deficit. Slowly, the girls worked themselves back into the game going into the second half down by 9 points, and tying it up with 10 minutes left in the game. Unfortunately, they came up short 40-42. Calli Grosinske led the team in scoring with 12 points, followed by Danielle DePorter with 10, and Mayte Navejas with 8. The Whippets also honored retired Coach Judy Harms at halftime for her recent induction into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Harms was the coach of the 2015 State Championship Team, and many of her former players were in attendance.
Our EL students enjoyed decorating for upcoming holidays on Tuesday, November 23. Knowing some of our students are far from their families, Ms. Gloria Bilau and Ms. Rosa Verduzco planned this Relajo (an assortment of decorations and people gathering to prepare for the holidays.)
Students from 18 high schools throughout Southeast Wisconsin and Northeast Illinois gathered at the Milwaukee School of Engineering on Friday, November 29, for their annual Opportunity Conference Computer Programming Competition. Whitewater was represented by seniors Elijah Grall, Cooper Hammond, Arno Crowley, Guin Yeager, and Collin Hoxie, juniors Brooke Bazeley and Drew Swartz, and freshman Andrew O’Toole. The students worked in teams of four, using two laptops per team, to solve as many of the nine competition problems as possible in Java or Python. Teams electronically submitted their solutions to the judges as they finished them and were either rewarded with positive points or with a deduction of 3 points and a message to try again. After 2.5 hours of steady hard work, the competition was closed, and students headed off to the auditorium to learn about Rosie, MSOE’s supercomputer, and how it uses deep neural networks to solve problems. When the winners of the competition were announced, a team from Whitefish Bay High School came out on top. The students are looking forward to the next in-person contest, which will be at Marquette University in the spring.
On Saturday afternoon, a group of SADD students went shopping to fill up shoe boxes for local kids in need for the holidays. The shoe boxes are for a project called Operation Christmas Child. One of our local churches is partnering in this project and asked families to help. With generous donations from the Walters and Kilar families, we were able to fill 19 shoe boxes with toys, hygiene products, and school supplies. The children receiving the boxes are unable to get these necessities on their own. Our students not only had a lot of fun shopping for these kiddos but also truly appreciate the meaning of giving back.