Trio of WHS Teachers Now Nationally Board Certified
National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain, and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) can seem like an insurmountable task. In fact, only 3% of our nation's teachers complete the process as it is a process that pushes educators out of their comfort zones in a journey towards becoming a reflective practitioner. Whitewater High School is proud to announce that it has 3 teachers: Mike Tamblyn (Math), Tony Tautges (Science), and Paul Majors (Agriculture), who have completed the process and have become Nationally Board Certified...More Information
Trio Honored at Kohl Educational Foundation Luncheon
On Saturday, April 14, a recognition luncheon was hosted at Monona Grove High School to honor students and teachers earning Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards. Those being recognized included WHS Senior Connor Steinke, Excellence Scholarship recipient, and WHS teacher Kate McNulty and WMS teacher Carmen Behrens, Teacher Fellowship recipients. Greeted by a standing ovation, former Senator Herb Kohl shared his story of growing up in Milwaukee as the son of poor immigrant parents who operated a closet-sized grocery store. His parents instilled in him and his siblings the value of education and the opportunities that it would afford them. Senator Kohl expounded on the role public education played in shaping his life and how it offered the roots for the successes for himself and his siblings. Mr. Kohl's inspirational words added sincere meaning to the awards being presented...More Information
Tautges Named Outstanding Educator
Physics Teacher Mr. Tony Tautges has been selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. Each year, the University invites entering first-year students to nominate an educator who has influenced them, challenged them, or helped them along the path toward intellectual ..More Information
Stewart Presented with Making Democracy Work Award
The WHS Jazz Ensemble performed at the Whitewater Area League of Women Voter's Holiday Dinner, where Social Studies Teacher Mr. Greg Stewart was recognized with the Leagues’ 6th annual Making Democracy Work Award.
Hering Inducted into WFSCA Hall of Fame
Tim Hering, long-time Whitewater High School math teacher and football, girls’ basketball, and softball coach, was inducted posthumously into the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (WFSCA) Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Pictured are Mr. Ron Sdano, who nominated Coach Hering, Hering’s daughters Kelly Murray and Laura Granger, former Milton coach Don Vruwink who spoke in honor of Hering (and has established a scholarship in his honor), and Hering’s wife Teresa.
McNulty Nominated for Kohl Fellowship
Please join us in recognizing the 2018 district nominees for outstanding professional achievement through the Kohl Fellowship. Whitewater Unified School District has a proud history of our staff being recognized for their contributions at the local, state, and national levels. Nominees will be recognized at the September 25 School Board Meeting. The high school is proud to congratulate Ms. Kate McNulty on her nomination. McNulty came to Whitewater to be a middle school teacher in 1997 but also taught one class a day at the high school. With the urging of then principal, Dr. Pat Brooks and an emergency English license, McNulty joined the WHS staff full time the following year as a Spanish and English teacher. She has taught every level of Spanish offered at WHS, English for the 21st Century, and Speech. She has strived to be active with students outside of school as an activity advisor. She started as a cheerleading advisor and moved on to Student Council, Forensics, Yearbook, Prom, Spanish Club, Sophomore Class, Junior Class, Senior Class, and Lead Dogs. Her fondest memories stem from student-staff musicals, Homecoming, and annual first day of school traditions. McNulty credits the amazing students and staff at WHS for keeping her passionate about teaching and she looks forward to what WHS has in store for itself next. Other district Kohl nominees include Jill Meinel at the elementary level, Carmen Behrens at the middle school, Kathy Wilson in the special services category, and Lincoln Principal Mary Kilar in the leadership category...More Information
Majors Awarded for Outstanding Agricultural Education Program
WHS Ag Teacher, Paul Majors was selected by his Ag Educator colleagues to be the 2016/17 outstanding agricultural education program in Section 10. Section ten encompasses the south east part of Wisconsin. Majors program was selected based upon the leadership development of students, community service projects, and diversity of the program. Majors top right is pictured with other sectional winners at the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (WAAE) summer Professional Development Conference held in Appleton. The conference provides many new ideas and methods for teachers to institute. During previous years, Majors has presented at the conference on topics ranging from Introduction to Hydroponics to Developing Negotiation skills for Ag Business youth. He has served as Section 10 Vice President during previous years and currently serves as the Chairperson of the WAAE State Teacher Retention committee...More Information