Message to Whippet Families – October 13, 2021
Time is really flying by. It is hard to believe that we are more than halfway through the 1st quarter. With that being said, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone of what is coming up in the near future.
Extended Homeroom- Our first extended homeroom is next Friday on October 22. For those who aren't familiar: October 22 is an early release day for kids...unless they are requested to stay in order to make up classwork, redo assessments, get extra help, etc. Students assigned by a teacher to join them will report to the teacher’s classroom to get their work done. Homeroom teachers will share with their students on Monday 10/18 which students will have to stay on Friday.
As attendance is one of the most crucial aspects of student success, a friendly reminder that school starts at 7:45 am. If your student will not be in school on a given day, please make sure to call the attendance line at 262-472-8109. What does it take to be On-Track to Graduate? To be On-Track to graduate on time, you must: Attend school at least 90% of the time (miss no more than 4 days a quarter of school), AND earn no more than 2 semester Fs.
In order for your student to be ready to learn each and every day, please remind your students that phones should be off and away during class time unless otherwise directed by the classroom teacher. In addition, earbuds/air pods should also be off and away during class time. Our staff have also been reminding students, but the extra help from home would be greatly appreciated.
Starting over the course of the next few weeks, our Senior Class Advisors will be meeting with the Class of 2022 regarding many topics ranging from student’s names on diplomas, to caps and gowns, and lots more. Information regarding all of this will be shared with parents as well. Stay tuned for more.
El tiempo realmente se a pasado volando. Es difícil creer que estamos a más de la mitad del primer cuarto. Quería aprovechar esta oportunidad para recordarles a todos lo que vendrá en el futuro cercano.
1) Hora de apoyo - Nuestro primer dia de hora de apoyo es el 22 de octubre. Para aquellos que no están familiarizados: el 22 de octubre es un día de salida temprana para los estudiantes ... para ayuda, etc. al menos que se les solicite que se queden para completar el trabajo de clase, rehacer las evaluaciones, obtener ayuda adicional, etc. Los estudiantes estaran asignados por un maestro para que ellos se puedan reportarán al salón de clases del maestro para completar su tarea. Los maestros del homeroom compartirán con sus estudiantes el lunes 18 de octubre, acuales estudiantes se tendrán que quedarse el viernes.
2) Como la asistencia es uno de los aspectos más cruciales del éxito de los estudiantes, un recordatorio amistoso de que la escuela comienza a las 7:45 am. Si su estudiante no estará presente ese dia, asegúrese de llamar a la línea de asistencia al 262-472-8109. ¿Qué se necesita para estar en camino de graduarse? Para estar en camino de graduarse a tiempo, debe: Asistir a la escuela al menos el 90% del tiempo (no faltar más de 4 días por trimestre de la escuela) Y ganar no más de 2 Fs por semestre.
3) Para que su estudiante esté listo para aprender todos los días, por favor de recuerdele a sus estudiantes que los teléfonos deben estar apagados y no utilizarlo durante clases, a menos que el maestro de la clase indique lo contrario. Además, los auriculares/ los cápsulas de aire tambien deben estar apagados durante el tiempo de clase. ,Nuestro personal también les recuerda a los estudiantes, pero la ayuda adicional de casa será muy apreciada.
4) A partir de las próximas semanas, nuestros Asesores de Clase Senior se reunirán con la Clase de 2022 sobre muchos temas que van desde los nombres de los estudiantes en los diplomas hasta las togas y birretes y mucho más. La información sobre todo esto también se compartirá con los padres. Siga en contacto con nosotros para obtener más information.
Important Upcoming Dates at WHS:
The Whitewater Girls’ Swim Team competed in their last regular season triple dual meet against Platteville/Lancaster and Elkhorn at home on Tuesday, October 19. The Whippets did not disappoint; we had multiple best times from a number of our swimmers! In the 200 Medley Relay, Michelle Abarca had her best split of the season with a time of 37.26. In the 200 Freestyle, Grace Foucault placed 1st with a time of 2:07.22, which is also a best time. In the 200 IM, Makayla Bazeley placed 1st with a time of 2:22.70, which is also a best time. In the 50 Freestyle, Brooke Bazeley placed 2nd with a time of 28.16, which is also a best time. In the 100 Freestyle, Grace placed 1st and Josie Treder had a best time with a 3 second drop. The Bazeley sisters faced off in the 500 Freestyle! They respectively placed 1st (Makayla) and 2nd (Brooke)! In the 100 Back, Emerson Dunham went a best time with a 4 second drop. In the 100 Breaststroke, Josie went a best time with a 3 second drop. The 400 Freestyle Relay, consisting of Grace, Brooke, Emerson, and Makayla, took 1st. The 200 Freestyle Relay, consisting of Grace, Josie, Brooke, and Makayla, took 2nd. We are very proud of our Whippet Swimmers and are looking forward to a couple more best times this weekend at the Platteville Invite!
WHS Players are rehearsing for their musical production of Footloose. Mark your calendar so you can cut loose; opening night is November 18th!
Dr. Sarah Beth Nelson, UW-Whitewater professor and nationally known storyteller, gave a presentation to Whitewater High School Music and English students on Friday, October 15th. Dr. Nelson spoke about the art of storytelling and how good stories are constructed. She also told two stories to the students. This presentation aligns with the theme of Wednesday evening's Choir concert "Who Tells Your Story?". The concert will be held at 7 pm in the WHS Auditorium. Admission is free. Thank you, Dr. Nelson, for sharing your knowledge and your stories with us!
The Whitewater Volleyball Team took 4th Place at the Rock Valley Conference Tournament this weekend by defeating Big Foot, then lost to McFarland and Edgerton. Up next for the Whippets is WIAA Regionals, where they will host Big Foot, at 7:00pm, on Tuesday, October 19th.
Under sunny skies, the Whippet CC teams competed in the Rock Valley Conference Championships at UW-Whitewater. With the recent rains it made for pretty soft conditions, even muddy in some areas, but a great atmosphere for high level racing. The boys’ team shot off the line first and battled their way around the 3.1-mile course. Jack Hefty crossed the line first again for the Whippets as he secured his first all-conference honors as a freshman to seal off 17th place, good enough for a second-team all-conference honor and to bring home a medal. Jack finished his race in 19:37. Cooper Hammond ran a gutsy race and showed tremendous grit as he crossed the line in 26th with a time of 20:16. CJ Tomomitsu finished just outside the top 30 with a 33rd place showing in 20:42. Nate Holden was the team's fourth runner placing 37th in 20:50. The team's fifth runner was Miles Nickelsburg, finishing in 54th with a time of 22:09. Ben McCulloch was 61st in 23:10, followed by Andrew Rollette in 66th with a time of 24:40. The varsity team finished in 7th out of 10 schools competing. In the JV boys’ race, the team was led by freshman Onyx Thompson, who ran his second-best time of the year on the grueling UWW course to finish in 23:56, good enough for 31st. The boys’ JV team also finished in 7th place. On the girls’ side, the Whippets were paced by Caelyn Caputo, who finished in 17th place to not only earn her first ever medal at a CC meet but at the same time earned a second-team all-conference honor! Caelyn looks strong and confident in her races, and it was nice for her finish in an all-conference position after continually making small gains throughout the season. Sophie Walton ran a strong race and was just a few places off her goal of earning all-conference by placing 27th with a time of 25:15. Emma Weigel and Nola Coburn ran stride for stride much of the race and found themselves in 29th and 30th place with times of 25:28 and 25:29. Olive Coburn and Gwen Truesdale came home in 34th and 35th places with times of 25:55 and 26:30. Isabella Aranda rounded out the top 7 varsity runners in 43rd with a time of 28:09. The girls’ team finished in 6th place out of 10 teams. In the JV race, the girls featured Jenni Villarreal who battled her way through a combined boys’ and girls’ field to take home the title of JV conference champ! Jenni completed her 5K race in 26:47. Running strong races on the JV team were Sami Van Daele who took 4th, Lucy Troxel in 6th, Evie Troxel in 8th, and Izzy Dieter in 13th. Once the team scores were revealed, the JV girls won their meet with 21 pts versus Brodhead/Juda's runner up score of 34. What a race by these girls! The team will now shift their focus to the WIAA Sectional Meet on Saturday, October 23rd, hosted at UW-Parkside. The boys will race at 12:25, and the girls will be at 1:10. Full Results: https://my.raceresult.com/183490/