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Music Groups to Hold Winter Gala December 11
BY: Frankie Hoerz on November 20, 2019

Come join the Whitewater High School musical groups for an evening of music and holiday cheer at the Whitewater High School Winter Gala on Wednesday, December 11th at 7:00 pm in the WHS Auditorium. The concert will feature Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Combo, Music Masters, Cadenza Singers, Bel Canto Choir, WHS Handbells, Treble Makers, and Chord of the Rings performing some of your Winter Favorites!

Four Events Take the Podium at State Swim; Whippets Place 8th Overall
BY: Gina Foucault on November 17, 2019

The Whippets came to race on Friday night at the State Swim Meet! The 200 Medley Relay (Foucault BA 28.69, Houwers BR 29.82, Zimdars FLY 26.67, Krebs FR 26.29) seeded 10th going into the race, won their heat and knocked three other teams out of the top heat! The Whippets ended with a new School Record time of 1:51.47 and earned 6th place medals! Ella Houwers backed up her lifetime best swim from last week by posting another 2:06 in the 200 Individual Medley earning 2nd place overall (2:06.99)! Brianna Zimdars beat her own school record in the 100 Butte...

"The Little Mermaid" Opens Thursday
BY: Jim McCulloch on November 16, 2019

Need a break – already – from the quick return of bone-chilling winter weather? What could be better than taking in a performance of the Whitewater High School Players production of “The Little Mermaid” at the Whitewater High School auditorium on November 21-23 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee performance at 2:00 pm on November 24. Reserved seat tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for students, available one hour before the performance or by calling the WHS Box Office at 262-472-8178. Your time in a tropical blue lagoon with Ariel the me...

NHS Hosts International Student Exchange Weekend
BY: Pam Sonmor-Wintz on November 15, 2019

The National Honor Society hosted the 8th Annual International Student Exchange Weekend at Whitewater High School November 8 – 10. The festivities began with introductions, a pizza party, and pictures on Friday night; baking, shopping, movies, supper, and Cosmic bowling in Fort Atkinson Saturday night; and a trip to Madison Sunday morning before the students had to leave Sunday afternoon. This year, the international students were from Peru, Brazil, Japan, Hungary, Sweden, Croatia, Ecuador, Thailand, and Turkey. Thank you to Jim and Julie Caldwel...

Students Participate in Singing in Wisconsin Event
BY: Karen Tordera on November 15, 2019

Five students from Whitewater High School performed at Singing in Wisconsin, an event sponsored by the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association. The event was held on November 9th at Carroll University. The WHS students performed along with other students from southeastern Wisconsin under the direction of Dr. Stephen Sieck, Director of Choirs at Lawrence University. The students rehearsed throughout the day and performed in a concert in the late afternoon. Students attending were Olivia Amundson, Lliam Stauss, Anisa Dauti. Haley Street, and Skylar Staebl...

Creative Writing Class Hosts Pulp Fiction Author
BY: Camden Harlan on November 12, 2019

Mrs. Camden Harlan's Creative Writing class welcomed pulp fiction author, Josh K Stevens, into their classroom on Tuesday, November 12. They created a 'coffee house' atmosphere, encouraging students to bring in their favorite warm drinks while snacking on treats from The SweetSpot Bakehouse. Students asked engaging questions about the elements of writing, how to overcome writer's block, the challenges and successes of becoming published, and how to market your writing. Mr. Stevens' most crucial piece of advice? "In order to bec...

Choirs Host Community Baby Shower
BY: Karen Tordera on November 09, 2019

The Whitewater High School Choirs held a Community Baby Shower to benefit The Community Space and the people they serve. Students, families, district staff members, and community members donated hundreds of items to make this event a success. In all, the donations included sixty-two packages of wipes, seventeen packages of diapers, a selection of feminine products, baby items, and nearly 60 pounds of food, as well as two very large bags of baby clothes. Thank you to all who made this Baby Shower a great success!

Swimmers Send Two Relays and Four Individual Events to State
BY: Gina Foucault on November 09, 2019

The Whippet Swimmers are State Bound after 6th place finish at Sectionals at Jefferson on Saturday! The Whippets will be sending 2 relays and 4 individual events to the State meet on Friday, November 15th at the UW-Madison Natatorium. The State meet will start at 6:30pm. Starting the meet off right was our 200 Medley relay team of Grace Foucault, Ella Houwers, Brianna Zimdars, and Amber Krebs. These girls qualified for the State meet by racing incredibly hard finishing just out of 1st place by .04 seconds with a 1:52.10. Our 200 Freestyle swimmers went...

Mayer to Represent WHS at Wisconsin Leadership Seminar
BY: Pam Sonmor-Wintz on November 06, 2019

Congratulations to Audrey Mayer for being selected to attend the Wisconsin Leadership Seminar June 12-14, 2020 at Carroll University in Waukesha. Audrey is an exceptional student and was chosen for her outstanding leadership skills and positive influence on her peers. She will attend a high-energy seminar consisting of team-building activities, motivational speakers, volunteer service, and panels of key leaders from various industries. Congratulations, Audrey!

French Club Members Celebrate National French Week with Games and Food
BY: Alecia Pasdera on November 06, 2019

Members of French Club celebrated National French Week with a French cheese tasting event after school on Tuesday. They also embraced French and Francophone culture through music and games. Some of the activities done by students include: Pétanque (the French equivalent of bocce ball), the African stone game of Mancala, hangman with French words, coloring pictures of famous French artwork, and reading French novels/comics.


Why Whitewater? - Jun 15, 2017

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.


Project ADAM HeartSafe Schools Celebration - Sep 26, 2019

On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 the Whitewater Unified School District was designated as a Project ADAM HeartSafe district. This designation has taken over two years to earn with the hard work of the School Health Services Team. Tracie Haugen, an RN representative for the Project ADAM HeartSafe Schools program from the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin/Hermana Heart Institute presented the banners to each school. The ultimate goal of Project ADAM is to provide access to comprehensive and sustained HeartSafe school programming to schools across the entire country. The program has saved 140 lives nationwide. 


WUSD School Board Statement on District Administrator Dr. Elworthy's Resignation - Oct 10, 2019

October 10, 2019

On Tuesday, October 8, Dr. Mark Elworthy notified the Whitewater Unified School District that he plans to resign as District Administrator and that his last day in the district will be October 25, 2019. 

The Whitewater Unified School District School Board thanks Dr. Elworthy for his three and a half years of service to our community. We wish Dr. Elworthy and his family all the best in their future endeavors. 

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