March 9 ACT Testing for Juniors
ACT testing for 11th grade students. Grades 9, 10, and 12 will not report to school on this day and instead will have asynchronous learning. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Principal Mike Lovenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 262-472-8103.
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The 2021 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Season is underway at all three Whitewater Elementary Schools! Ferradermis seniors Carson Ellenwood and Molly Zimmermann are virtually mentoring the teams at Lincoln and Washington, and Lakeview, respectively. Both are helping mainly with programming while the advisors at each site, Sara Brautigam at Lakeview, Valerie Troxel and Chris Nate at Washington, and Lisa Kaminski at Lincoln organize and run the teams with their students in-person.
Judy Harms, a 2020 retiree of the Whitewater Unified School District, was recently announced as an inductee of the 2021 Hall of Fame from the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. Harms was a Physical Education Teacher in the Whitewater Unified School District for 33 years. Coaching was a large part of Harms career in Whitewater as she coached 18 seasons; 2000-2018. Highlights in her career included: 244-157 Record; 5 Rock Valley North Conference Titles; 56 Game Rock Valley Conference Winning Streak; 4 WIAA Regional Titles; and 1 WIAA Sectional Title. Her ultimate highlight was the road to winning a Division 3 Girls State Basketball Championship in 2015, in addition to being named the WBCA’s Wisconsin Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. A Hall of Fame banquet is scheduled for September 25, 2021 to honor the 2021 inductees. Congratulations, Coach Harms!
Members of the Whitewater FFA are among more than 760,000 FFA members across the country. Nationwide, there are 8,739 local FFA chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. This week, Whitewater FFA has been celebrating National FFA Week with daily dress-up days and ag trivia contests, while members enjoyed cupcakes decorated in the official FFA colors - national blue and corn gold - at their March meeting.
Tuesday night the Whippet Volleyball Team hosted their first conference match of the 2021 truncated season. Seniors were honored before play by their teammates. Together, each member played a vital role in the 3-1 victory over the Tiders. Sophomore Caleigh Yang led the way with 18 digs, one being a pancake which led to a Whippet point. Senior Cora Linos dealt out 31 assists. Sophomore Kindyl Kilar (18) and Senior Emme Bullis(16) were a great 1-2 punch, accumulating 34 kills on the night. Additionally, they each added 4 aces from the serving line. Senior Amanda Tovar played great defense and added a serving ace at a critical point in the third set. Junior Avery Hintz contributed with solid front row and back row play. Junior Lexi Juoni made her starting debut in the middle. She played confidently, adding to the strong Whippet block and showed her athleticism while covering other Whippet hitters. She used her quick reflexes to pick up a few balls that were blocked back to the Whitewater side. Sophomore Cali Kopecky played very strong defense and came in as a serving specialist in the 4th set to help seal the deal. Last but not least, Senior Kiyla Kopecky scored the winning match point off a smart tip over the middle block. The Whippets travel to Brodhead on Thursday night, looking to build on the momentum of the Tuesday night win.
The faculty at Whitewater High School has selected Grace Foucault to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar (WILS) May 21-22, 2021. Grace was chosen for her outstanding leadership skills and leadership potential. This year, the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar will be a virtual event that will encourage leadership development through emphasis on four pillars of personal responsibility, service, inclusiveness, and decision making. Grace is an exceptional student leader, and we are so proud of her. Congratulations, Grace!