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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/



Schedule Information for October 26, 27, and 28 - NO SCHOOL October 29 and 30
A friendly reminder that next week there is no school for students and teachers on Thursday, October 29, and Friday, October 30. Because of the shortened week, the following is the schedule for next week. We will be putting out more information following the school board meeting next Monday night in regards to the plan of instruction starting on November 2.

October 26- "A" Day or Cohort 1 in building; "B" Day or Cohort 2 asynchronous
October 27- "B" Day or Cohort 2 in building; “A" Day or Cohort 1 asynchronous
October 28- All students virtual schedule (exactly like our current Fridays)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Mr. Lovenberg

Un recordatorio amigable de que la próxima semana no habrá clases para estudiantes ni maestros el jueves 29 de octubre y el viernes 30 de octubre. Debido a la semana acortada, el siguiente es el horario para la próxima semana. Publicaremos más información después de la reunión de la junta escolar el próximo lunes por la noche con respecto al plan de instrucción a partir del 2 de noviembre.

26 de octubre: Día "A" o cohorte 1 en el edificio / Día "B" o cohorte 2 asincrónico en casa.
27 de octubre: Día "B" o cohorte 2 en el edificio / Dia "A"o cohorte 1 asincrónico en casa.
28 de octubre: todos los estudiantes con horario virtual (igual que nuestro horario de viernes)

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor contáctame.

Hybrid Attendance Schedule:
Hybrid Schedule

 
















 

Message for Seniors and Senior Parents:
Congratulations! It is an exciting time for all of you as you are now well into the start of your final year of high school. To keep you informed and up-to-date on events and deadlines for the senior class, we have created a website just for the Class of 2021. https://sites.google.com/wwusd.org/whsseniorclass/home

Next week, October 26 and 27, Jostens representatives will be at WHS to receive orders for caps and gowns during the student lunch periods. Students who were not able to order, and still wish to do so, will need to order through the Jostens website link that can be found on the Senior webpage. Families needing financial assistance to purchase caps and gowns should contact Ms. Hamilton or Ms. McNulty.

In homerooms next week, seniors will be asked to complete a form indicating the preferred name to be printed on their diplomas. Please discuss how the graduate’s name should appear on the diploma (full first, middle and last name or another variation). Whitewater High School will only order ONE official diploma per graduate. Diplomas are legal documents and will be printed with the name exactly as identified by the student on that form.

Senior year will go by quickly and we hope to do our best to make it great for all seniors. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Michael Lovenberg, WHS Principal

Teri Hamilton & Kate McNulty, Senior Class Advisors

Advanced Placement Exam Ordering Ends November 2
AP Exam Ordering for the AP Exams in May is taking place online now through November 2nd. Go to www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/502525. If you have any questions, please get in touch with your AP Teacher at Whitewater High School or Mrs. Shelbourn, AP Coordinator, at dshelbourn@wwusd.org.

  • Exams fees are $95 each.
  • Whitewater High School desires that every student be able to take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Debbie Heinowski, dheinowski@wwusd.org, in the High School Office to learn more.
  • If a student chooses to cancel an exam after November 13, 2020 and before March 12, 2021; there will not be a cancellation fee this year due to COVID-19.
  • Exams ordered after November 13, 2020 but before the March 12, 2021, 11:59 p.m. ET deadline, will incur an additional late order fee of $40 per exam.
  • AP Exams are scheduled during May 3 - 14, 2021.


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


Important Upcoming Dates at WHS:  
 
  • AP Exam Ordering: October 1 - November 2
  • Paint a Parking Stall Day: Sunday, October 25 POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING
  • Jostens Orders Due for Graduation: October 26 and 27 (date changed)
  • NHS Applications Due: Wednesday, October 28, 3:30 pm
  • No School for Students or Teachers: Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30
  • Class Ring Presentation for Sophomores: November 10 and 11
  • Class Ring Orders Due: November 17 and 18
  • NHS Induction (virtual): 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.
     
  • Computer Concepts Students Dissect Old Computers

    Computer ConceptsStudents in Cohort B of the Computer Concepts class finished dissecting their old computers today as part of the hardware unit. In the photograph, they are proudly displaying their power supplies.
  • Joshua Kane Visits Virtual Classroom

    Guest Speaker

    On Friday, October 16th, students in Mrs. Camden Harlan’s English 12 virtual class at Whitewater HS were honored with guest speaker, award-winning actor, storyteller, and voiceover artist, Joshua Kane, as part of a residency with UW-Whitewater. Also joining the conversation was Young Auditorium’s Education and Community Engagement Coordinator, Keriann Kirkeng, as well as WHS Associate Principal, Nathan O’Shaughnessy. Mr. Kane was wonderfully entertaining and brought a wealth of experience, exuberance, and artistic flair to Mrs. Harlan’s virtual classroom. Mr. Kane reminded students that as they prepare to enter the adult world, “It’s less important to be right, than it is to be kind... You don’t have to be right; you just have to be authentic.” He encouraged students to be the moviemaker of their story every single day; to ask themselves who they are, how they’re handling their camera; to make sure they back up in order to see the whole picture. Full of energy and wisdom, Mr. Kane enlightened students’ perspective on today’s societal issues, the pandemic, their education, and that “silly makes the world go round.” UWW’s Young Auditorium will be hosting Joshua Kane’s live virtual performance of ‘Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Terror’ on Wednesday, October 21st, at 7 PM. Purchase tickets for the event here.

  • Swim Wins at Delavan in First WHS Sporting Event in 216 Days

    Swim at Delavan

    After 216 days with no competition for any Whitewater sport teams, the Girls Swim team was ready to race hard against Delavan-Darien. The girls beat Delavan-Darien 89-80 with a strong group effort. The girls were very excited to get in and compete! Leading the way by 18 seconds in the 200 Medley Relay was the team of Sophia Fanshaw, Ella Houwers, Grace Foucault, and Amber Krebs. Other first place finishes from the meet include Ella Houwers in the 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke, Sophia Fanshaw in the 50 Freestyle, Grace Foucault in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Backstroke, Amber Krebs in the 500 Freestyle, and our 400 Freestyle relay of Amber Krebs, Karime Velazquez, Brooke Bazeley and Ella Houwers. Sophomore Brooke Bazeley swam well in what is considered some of the tougher races. Brooke scored great points for the team with her 3rd place finishes in both the 200 Individual Medley and 500 Freestyle. Brooke also had to lead off the 200 Freestyle relay immediately after finishing the 500 Freestyle and posted a 29.54 in that relay. Our newcomers really did an outstanding job after only 8 practices to gain knowledge and experience. Vicki Ramirez earned many points with her ability to swim all 4 strokes well and raced particularly well in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Breaststroke. Trinity Nickels took on the 500 Freestyle in her first meet as a Whippet and swam an incredibly well paced race that earned points for the team. Aileen Perez showed great improvement in just one week by dropping a whopping 25 seconds in the 50 Freestyle; this is one determined swimmer! Skylar Staebler not only raced the Varsity 100 Freestyle, but was able to score points with her strong performance. Returning swimmers Ashly Xochipa, Josie Treder, Karime Velazquez and Ella Smith helped add depth to our team with their prior experience and willingness to push through pain. Ashly continued right where she left off last year posting a lifetime best time in the 100 Backstroke to score points for the team. Josie Treder finished especially strong in the 100 Breaststroke and 100 Freestyle on the 400 Freestyle relay which earned some very important points to help us secure the win. Karime Velazquez had an outstanding night with her performances in the 200 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly swimming right on her best times from last year. Ella Smith pushed through the 200 IM to earn some much needed points for the Whippet,s in addition to her 100 Freestyle. Having these veterans ready to race with knowledge from previous years was a huge part of our win. It was truly a great first meet. I am very proud of these girls and can’t wait to see what we can do in our next meet with a little more time in the pool.

  • Ellenwood Named DAR Good Citizen for the Class of 2021

    Carson Ellenwood

    Congratulations, Carson Ellenwood, for being named the WHS Class of 2021 DAR Good Citizen! Carson and his parents will be honored at an awards luncheon hosted by the DAR in the spring. Carson was selected by the faculty for his outstanding qualities of dependability (which includes truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality); service (which includes cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others); leadership (which includes personality, self-control and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation), to an outstanding degree. Congratulations, Carson!

  • 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.