Meeting Information and Survey for Families - Fall 2020 Back to School Plans
All Graduation Videos and Photos Available for Download
Graduates and families, if you wish to download any of the senior celebrations, please access the public folder that hosts the Class of 2020 celebration videos and photos (including photos taken from last Saturday's Drive-through ceremony). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems navigating the folders.
The Class of 2020 has been honored and recognized with many events and presentations this spring. We're proud of you, Class of 2020!
Summer School Information
For the most up to date information on Summer School, visit https://www.wwusd.org/page/2938.
Important Upcoming Dates at WHS:
Thank you to The SweetSpot Bakehouse and Nelson’s Bus Service for going above and beyond in helping make our non-traditional graduation festivities that much more festive for the Class of 2020. SweetSpot donated a beautiful individual graduation cake to each senior that walked across the outdoor stage on Saturday, June 6, and Nelson’s Bus staged a special tribute, moving 22 buses into perfect formation in the Central Office parking lot to form a 2020. A video of the bus tribute became part of the virtual graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 7, as one more surprise for students.
The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School is proud to announce their new officers for the 2020-2021 school year! Carson Ellenwood was elected President and said, "I am deeply honored to be the next President of the National Honor Society at WHS. Throughout this next year, I hope to put an emphasis on building a better, more mentally healthy community at WHS." Carson has been an outstanding student leader spreading positivity and a sense of community at WHS and helping others achieve academic success in the after school tutorial program. Catherine Skindingsrude was elected Vice President and said, "As Vice President, I will do my best to help everyone feel included and have their opinions heard. I hope to make the National Honor Society a fun & welcoming club to join!" Catherine has been an outstanding student leader at WHS and has been on the high honor roll her entire high school career. Jenna Caldwell was elected Secretary of NHS and said, "Serving as Secretary next year I hope to increase our involvement in our elementary schools and elderly community. We will continue fundraising to aid families living in poverty and work to benefit our community in any way we can." Jenna has also been an outstanding leader and role model for her peers at WHS and is very proud to serve as an officer in the coming year. Kacie Carollo was elected Treasurer of NHS and shared, "I am so excited to have been given this opportunity to work with my fellow officers to encourage a sense of community within the school and organize new exciting events!" Kacie has been a three sport varsity athlete, a high honor roll student throughout her high school career and co-president of the WHS Student Council. Congratulations new officers & best wishes for a successful year leading the National Honor Society! Selection of new junior & senior members will begin in September. Please see the WHS National Honor Society website for information regarding the selection process and requirements for membership which are different for the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2022.
Each year a senior demonstrating the characteristics of Americanism is selected to be awarded the American Legion Americanism Award. Americanism is love of America; loyalty to her institutions as the best yet devised by people to secure life, liberty, individual dignity, and happiness; and the willingness to defend our country and Flag against all enemies, foreign and domestic. It is a vital, active, living force. Americanism means peace, strength, the will and the courage to live as free men in a free land. It means a friendly hand to people everywhere who respects our institutions and our thinking. It is not a word; it is a cause, a way of life – the best way of life ever known – a challenge and a hope in this world. Americanism is an ideal of loyal patriotism, religious tolerance, righteous freedom, fearless courage, honest integrity, abiding faith in the commanding destiny of the United States, and a fathomless love for the principles that led our forefathers to found this country. It is complete and unqualified loyalty to the ideals of government as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. It is respect for, and ready obedience to, duly constituted authority and the laws of the land. It is freedom without license, religion without bigotry, charity without bias, and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty for our nation and for our posterity. Morgan Stillwagon is the Whitewater High School recipient of this year’s American Legion Americanism Award. In her nomination, Morgan was described as a loyal friend and someone who cares deeply for everyone around her and looks out for the little guy. She is dedicated to her studies and became a three-sport athlete in her senior year in addition to taking a leadership role on the robotics team. Morgan has a true desire to serve and is considering pursuing a career in firefighting. On June 5, during materials drop-off for the seniors, Morgan was presented with an American flag that had flown over the state capitol. Congratulations, Morgan!
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!
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!