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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
UPCOMING EVENTS
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Whitewater Unified School District is closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.  The recent Supreme Court Ruling overturning the Governors Order of Safer at Home specifically excluded the section of the order that called for school closure. Therefore, the Whitewater Unified School District will remain closed through June 30 to comply with the order.

Additional information regarding at-home learning, WUSD response, and community resources is available at: https://www.wwusd.org/covid-19

For more information on how WUSD is helping out, take a look at our WUSD Cares website:
 https://sites.google.com/wwusd.org/wusd-cares/home

At-Home Learning Documents can be found here: https://sites.google.com/wwusd.org/wwusdelementaryathomelearning/mayjune-at-home-materials


The Whitewater Unified School District is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Caroline Pate-Hefty as District Administrator.  Click here to learn more


Senior Baby Photo Video
Seniors, May 27 is a HUGE DAY! You have your Portfolio Presentations scheduled this afternoon and your Senior Send Off Parade at 7:00 tonight! In the meantime, enjoy taking a look back at where you've been with the baby photo video traditionally shown prior to the graduation ceremony! 



Senior Spotlights
Over the last 6 weeks, WHS has been honoring each of our seniors with a Senior Spotlight on our Facebook Page. Now that all 146 have been posted, we've put them together in a collection so that you can easily view them all.

Whippet Senior Spotlights Class of 2020
 


Senior Awards
Senior Awards

“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” - John Dewey

Congratulations to all of our Senior Awards winners. These awards symbolize only some of your achievements. Your hard work has led you to this point. Now it is time to set your sites on your next goals.

Best Wishes.
Your Senior Class Advisors:
Ms. Hamilton & Ms. McNulty



 

May 19, 2020
Class of 2020 and Parents,

We hope this communication finds everyone doing well. As we are entering the final couple weeks of school, we wanted to touch base with you regarding some very important topics. Use the links below to find detailed information on Senior Portfolio Presentations, the Senior Send Off, Graduation Preparations, Diploma Disbursement (including a survey on how you would like to receive your diploma), and Senior Materials Collection and Yearbook Distribution.
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Virtual Music Awards Event Held May 22 
The Music Department held a virtual recognition celebration on Friday, May 22. Dr. Don Deal and Mrs. Karen Tordera recognized students who had some awesome achievements in music this year. Full List of Awards


Virtual Scholarship Night Held Wednesday, May 13
The Whitewater High School Local Scholarship Night Program has taken place annually for many years thanks to the generosity of local individuals, families, organizations, and businesses. This year, we have 67 recipients of local scholarships for over $167,000. Please join us in honoring and celebrating the hard work of the Class of 2020 at https://youtu.be/mDITT170A5I

Summer School Information
For the most up to date information on Summer School, visit https://www.wwusd.org/page/2938.   

March 31, 2020
Update on Expectations

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March 27, 2020
Food Service Message from Lisa Griep

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Open Enrollment Deadline for 2020-2021 School Year Extended to May 29
Do you live outside of the Whitewater Unified School District but still want to enroll your student(s) for the 2020-2021 school year? Now is the time to apply through Open Enrollment. Please visit www.wwusd.org or call 262-472-8700 for more information. https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment

Important Upcoming Dates at WHS:  

 
  • Senior Slideshow Release: Wednesday, May 27, 8:00 am
  • Senior Portfolio Presentations: Wednesday, May 27, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
  • Senior Send Off Parade: Wednesday, May 27, 7:00 pm
  • AP Make-Up Exams: June 1 - 5
  • Virtual Elementary School Video Release for Seniors: Thursday, June 4
  • Senior Materials Return and Yearbook Distribution for Seniors: Friday, June 5
    • Last Names Beginning with A-F: 9:00 am - 10:15 am
    • Last Names Beginning with G-L: 10:30 am - 11:45 am
    • Last Names Beginning with M-R: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    • Last Names Beginning with S-Z: 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
    • Alternate Period if Needed: 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Diploma Deliveries: Saturday, June 6, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Virtual Graduation Ceremony: Sunday, June 7, 2:00 pm
  • Grades 9-11 Materials Return and Yearbook Distribution: Monday, June 8
    • Last Names Beginning with A-F: 9:00 am - 10:15 am
    • Last Names Beginning with G-L: 10:30 am - 11:45 am
    • Last Names Beginning with M-R: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    • Last Names Beginning with S-Z: 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
    • Alternate Period if Needed: 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Prom: Saturday, August 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.
     
  • Student Council Sponsors "Chalk the Walk" Week

    Chalk

    Some students enjoyed the beautiful weather and got outside to participate in the Chalk Challenge last week, and Student Council thanks those participants. WHS Students, have a safe and healthy summer!

  • Five Place in Walworth County Winning Words Competition

    Winning Words

    Every year the Walworth County Arts Council invites high school students who attend Walworth County Schools to submit their writing in either prose or poetry. Several students from Whitewater High School received awards in this year’s competition. In the poetry category, Skylar Staebler won second place with "How Do They Live?", and Jeanette Erchul won third with "In the Dark." In the prose competition, Josephine Treder won first with "The Bench . . . ", Mina Truesdale won second with "Seeing Starlight", and Jillian Gibbs won third with "The Importance of Wealth" on The Great Gatsby. Mina Truesdale also placed third for poetry, but she can only accept one prize. Congratulations, Writers!

  • Trio Named to WFSCA All-Star Team

    All-Star SoftballCongratulations to our three senior Whippet Softball players who were voted onto the WFSCA All-Star game. Morgan Gransee, Bryce Hibbs, and Alyssa Schumacher were all voted onto the team based on their career stats and prior performance. Congratulations ladies, we're very proud of you!
  • Students Advance to National Level of NHD Competition

    NHD National Qualifiers

    It is a great day to be a Whippet! Whitewater High School freshmen Emma Weigel and Alex Martin were selected as national finalists for the 2020 National History Day in Wisconsin program. Emma and Alex, based upon their group exhibit, will be representing the state of Wisconsin at the national competition. The now virtual 2020 NHD National Competition will take place from June 14-18th at the University of Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C. The top two projects in each of the five categories qualify for National competition. Students create a project in one of five categories. They can create a historical paper, interactive website, media documentary, museum-style exhibit, or a dramatic performance to present their conclusions. Emma Weigel and Alex Martin received the top award in Group Exhibit for their project the “All-American Girls Professional Baseball League”. On the school level, over 10,000 Wisconsin students participated in National History Day this year. National History Day is a nationally recognized academic achievement enrichment program. This yearlong academic program helps students build critical thinking and research skills as students explore a topic of their own interest connected to an annual theme. The 2020 theme was “Breaking Barriers in History”. To become a national finalist, each student competes in a local competition held at Whitewater High School (top three advance to regional), a regional competition coordinated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison (top three advance to State), and a state competition that is held on the University of Wisconsin campus. This stage brings all of the regional winners to Madison. From these regional qualifiers, judges select the top two in each category that will advance to the national competition. At each stage, their work was evaluated by historians, educators, and professionals in related fields. The Whitewater High School teachers who worked with these students and accompanied them were: Mr. Scott Phillips, Mrs. Kate Weston, and Mr. Dalton Miles. The entire WHS Social Studies department would like to thank all of the parents, local judges, WHS Principal Mr. Mike Lovenberg, Assistant Principal Mr. Nathan O'Shaughnessy, and the Whitewater School Board, as well as all who helped in the preparation and logistics needed to support the program. Best wishes to Emma and Alex as they move on to the 2020 National History Day competition!

  • Virtual Field Trips a Part of Mendez's English 10 Class

    Virtual Trips

    Every Tuesday, Mrs. Colleen Mendez and her son Isaiah have been "sending" students in her English 10 class on virtual trips. Their weekly adventures so far have included Carlsbad Caverns, the Alaska Kenai Fjords, and Bryce Canyon. She says, “Costumes are very important, and I love how we've been able to scrounge up something new every week. Isaiah helps with the intros and we even have ranger names.”