Students in Mr. Cody Watson's Building Materials 2 class built a privacy cube for Ms. Frye's classroom at LINCS. The privacy cube will give her students a safe, semi-secluded place to go when they need to. Mr. Watson's students were able to utilize the CNC router to cut the holes centered, evenly sized, and round, which is difficult to do with basic hand tools.
On Saturday, March 9th, students from Whitewater High School performed at the District Solo/Ensemble Festival at East Troy High School. Students participated in both vocal and instrumental events. Congratulations to these students who will advance to the State level on April 27th at UW-Whitewater: Sophie Mayer, Katie Kuhtz, Colin Dugan, Nick Kuzoff, Nicole Sedmak, Audrey Mayer, Jared Clapper, Caroline Crowley, Jillian Harkness, Henry Bresser, Natalie LaBreche, Nikita Hartzheim. Sophie Walton, Gio Anello, Jul Boss, Lauren Harkness, Alec Holt, Cally Julson, Weston Lema, Angie McKelvey, Alisha Parboteeah, Chris Porcaro, Ella Smith, and Carter Waelchli.
Ten Whitewater High School students presented their regional qualifying National History Day (NHD) projects for the Delta Kappa Gamma organization at Whitewater’s Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Mr. Chris Wiegman, Social Studies Teacher at Whitewater High School, gave an overview of the NHD program before the students took to the stage. Pictured in the group photo are Mr. Chris Wiegman, Colin Dugan, Calvin Baker, Nikita Hartzheim, Savannah Hill, Gio Anello, Broderick Frye, Sophie Walton, Bailee Korf, Emily Scherer, and Audrey Mayer. Whitewater students will be competing at the NHD regional competition at Cedarburg High School on Saturday, March 16. National History Day is an academic enrichment program for students in grades 6-12. Students select topics connected to an annual theme and complete their own in-depth research on the topic. This year, the annual theme is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” Students present their conclusions by creating museum style exhibits, media documentaries, research papers, interactive websites, or dramatic performances. The school event is the first step in a competition cycle that can take students from school level to the regional, state, and national competitions. At each level of competition students share their work with their peers, historians, educators, and professionals in related fields as they compete for special awards and the opportunity to advance to the next level of competition. Participation continues to grow with more than 500,000 students participating annually across the nation. The National History Day program in Wisconsin is coordinated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.
State Assembly Rep. Don Vruwink shared his experiences as a Wisconsin legislator with Whitewater High School students on March 11th. Students asked Rep. Vruwink many questions in a Town Hall format. Whitewater High School students were in Mr. Greg Stewart's American Government class. Students will be able to ask questions of local political leaders throughout the semester from a variety of perspectives at the local, state, and national level.