MS Announcements

February 7, 2023

1.  There is a Lego League meeting after school today from 3:30-4:30.

2. There will be an extra Battle of the Books practice today during each of the assigned lunches. Teams please bring your lunches to the library. 

3.  Good luck to our 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams as they take on the Johnson's Creek Bluejays in our gym tonight. The 8th grade team will have the first game at 4:00 followed by the 7th grade team. If you plan to join us please be in the bleachers no later than 4:00. Doors open at 3:45. Also, we wish our wrestling team the best of luck as they travel to Edgerton for competition. Wrestlers will be released at 2:30 to catch their bus.

February 6, 2023

1.  Dungeons and Dragons club meets today in room 21 from 3:25-4:30!

February 2, 2023

1. Teachers please remember to count the number of people that are dressed in cowboy or cammo and record them on the google form you were emailed. 

2.  There is a Lego League Meeting after school today from 3:30-4:30.

3.  Battle of the Books Teams will be meeting during their assigned lunches today. Please bring your lunch with you to the library.

4.  Did your favorite team make it to the superbowl? That's ok, show your team's spirit tomorrow.

5.  There is Prism club after school from 3:30-4:15.

6.  Good luck to the 7th and 8th grade basketball teams as they play against the Jefferson Eagles in our gym. Just a reminder that there is absolutely no shooting basketballs at halftimes or between games. That time and space is reserved for the teams that are playing. Please set the example of sitting in the stands and cheering for our younger audience. Doors open at 3:45 and gametime is 4:00.

February 1, 2023

1.  Teachers please remember to count the number of people that are dressed for a tropical vacation and record them on the google form you were emailed. We will be doing the limbo at lunch

2. Thursday is a trip down south. Wear your cowboy or camo gear. 

3.  Yestersday dressup day class winners were 6th Grade 1st place Mr. Moser, Tied for 2nd was Ms. Cook and Ms. Blain and 3rd place was Ms. Orlowski. 7th Grade 1st place Ms. Phillips, 2nd place Ms. Montemurro and 3rd place was Ms. Helmick. 8th Grade 1st Place Mr. Bee, 2nd place Ms. Fanshaw and 3rd place Ms. McGowan/Mr Meinel. Two day total leaders are 6th Grade tied for 1st place Mr. Moser and Ms. Orlowski. 7th grade tied for 1st place Ms. Helmick and Ms. Phillips. 8th Grade Mr. Bee. Still plenty of time left on the road trip map. Some of you haven't even left the driveway yet. Lets get those cars gassed up and wiper blades check and get moving.

4. Tropical Vacation dress up day class winners are 6th grade 1st place Ms. Agnew, 2nd place Mr. Moser, 3rd Blain. 7th grade 1st place was tie between Ms. Helmick and Ms. Phillips, 2nd place was Ms. Fero and 3rd was Ms. Montemurrow. 8th Grade 1st place was Ms. Pratt, 2nd Mr. Bee and 3rd place McGowan/Meinel. Remember tomorrow is Southern Vacation Day. Get you camo out, cowboy gear and dust those boots off for some line dancing at lunch. Remember tomorrow is the last day to purchase your activity night ticket. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD FRIDAY AT LUNCH OR AT THE DOOR.

January 31, 2023

1.  There is a Lego League Meeting after school today from 3:30-4:30.

2. Teachers please remember to count the number of people that are dressed up representing a decade and record them on the google form you were emailed. At lunch the best dressed will earn a prize.

3.  Tomorrow let's take a tropical vacation, wear your vacation wear.

4.  Yesterdays donut eating winners were 6th Carter Jacobson, Ms. Orlowski's class, 8th Grade Caleb Jagodzinski Mr Bee's Class and 7th Grade Mr. Gomez Mr. Schimming. If Carter and Caleb would stop down to the office and pick up their prize. Pajama dress up class winners list in 1st to 3rd place were 6th grade Ms. Orlowski, Ms. Agnew and Ms. Huntley. 7th grade Ms. Fero, Mr. Baumhoefer and Ms. Phillips. 8th Mr. Bee, Tied with Pratt and Rudzinski and McGowan/Meinel. The 1st place winner in each grade level will receive a class treat. Over all leaders on the Winterfest Road Trip are as follows 1st place in each grade are Orlowski, Fero, and Bee. There is lots of time yet to get those points so keep trying.

5.  Reminder to everyone students and staff if you are giving or receiving Willies winning Whippet tickets make sure you put your whole 1st and last name on them or they will not be picked as winners.

January 25, 2023

1. Are you interested in building a character, diving into a fantasy world, and exploring lands of magic and monsters? Then you should consider the Dungeons and Dragons club held after school on Mondays. See Miss Elliott for a permission form!

2. No homework zone today   

3. Yesterday, 13 WMS authors and illustrators had their work evaluated at the Southern Lakes Anthology publication meeting. Eight of those pieces were selected to be published in this year's book. Congratulations to the following students whose work was selected: Ian Kowalkiewicz, Ellie Pina, Zuleyka Cabrera-Ramirez, Kai Peterson, Henry Brockwell, Jack McQuillen, Virginia Nelson and Johan Servin. We are all incredibly proud of every author and illustrator who submitted work this year! Well done, WMS! 

January 24, 2023

1.  Are you interested in building a character, diving into a fantasy world, and exploring lands of magic and monsters? Then you should consider the Dungeons and Dragons club held after school on Mondays. See Miss Elliott for a permission form!

January 23, 2023

1. Come join us as we cheer on our wrestlers tonight at 4:30 in our gym. Just a reminder you must be in the gym at 4:30. Don't be late! Good luck wrestlers! 

2.  Are you interested in building a character, diving into a fantasy world, and exploring lands of magic and monsters? Then you should consider the Dungeons and Dragons club held after school on Mondays. See Miss Elliott for a permission form!

January 19, 2023

1.  Today is our WMS spelling bee. All participants should report to the large group room (37a) at 9:00. Good luck to everyone who is competing!

2.  The tongue has no bones but is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words. Join us in fighting bullying with No Name Calling Week.

3. There will be Battle of the Book team meetings during assigned lunches today. Please bring your lunch with you to the library

January 18, 2023

1.  The WMS Spelling Bee will be held tomorrow at 9:00 in the large group room (37a). Anyone who is participating should check in with their teachers TODAY to find out what they will be missing while they are competing in the Bee. See Mrs. Meier with questions!

2.  Up to 75% of elementary age students say they are repeatedly called names at school. 65% of high school students report the same. Join us in fighting bullying with No Name Calling Week.

3. There will be Battle of the Books team meetings during lunch tomorrow.

4.  No food eating in the hall.

5.  Reminder airpods are not to be used at or during school.  If we see them we will assume you are using them and you will be asked to put them away, given a warning, 2nd time they will be taken and kept in the office until the end of the day.  Third time a parent will have to pick them up.


January 17, 2023

1.  There will be a Lego League Meeting after school today from 3:30-4:30.

2. 1 out of every 5 students reports being bullied. 13% of them were made fun of, called names or insulted. Join us in fighting bullying with No Name Calling Week.
 

January 16, 2023

1.  According to National Today.com, No Name-Calling Week is observed during the third week of January to educate students, teachers, and the public on the harms of name-calling. This year, it takes place from January 16 to 20. People have been called unpleasant names for their weight, height, intelligence, sexual orientation, and other things they have little or no control over. While some consider name-calling harmless fun, victims of such names generally feel insecure, ashamed, and bullied, to extents that cause them to lose their self-esteem, feel unwanted in their immediate environments, and suffer emotional distress. Name-calling inflicts psychological injuries on victims and forces some of them into seclusion or to consider suicide. Please join Prism Club this week in activities to stop name-calling at Whitewater Middle School. At lunches this week you will have an opportunity to sign a pledge to stop name-calling and post your pledge on the wall.

2.  "Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta in 1929. He organized the first major protest of the civil rights movement: the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott. Influenced by Gandhi, he advocated for nonviolent responses to racism and mistreatment of Black Americans. The peaceful protests he led throughout the American South were often met with violence, but King and his followers persisted. We remember Dr. King, his legacy, and his contributions to working towards racial equality."

January 6, 2023

1.  The Spelling Bee sign up closes in less than a week! Make sure you sign up before Thursday. See Mrs. Meier with questions!

2.  Band Members: Don't forget to take your instruments and music home for Pepapalooza tonight! We will meet in the high school band room at 6:05pm in Whippet Wear!

January 4, 2023

1.  Don't forget to sign up for the spelling bee! The sign up sheet and study lists will be posted outside room 36 for a few more days. Sign up closes January 13 so be sure to take care of this today!

2.  It's the first Wednesday of the Month, that means there is a student council meeting in the large group room.Members please check google classroom as soon as possible for a message. Please be prompt to the meeting and bring your computers.

3.  Attention Slot Car Club: Our Field Trip to Sport & Specialty will be Tuesday, January 17th. Get your permission slips into Mr. Holzem as soon as possible. See Mr. Holzem for details.

4.  There will be Battle of the Books Team meetings tomorrow (Thursday) during assigned lunches.

5.  If you made a diorama for Ms. Conklin's class please pick it up from the library ASAP.

6.  YES! There is still time to sign up for wrestling! Practice has started and is after school until about 5:00. YES! There is time to sign up for 7th and 8th grade girls basketball-practice starts on Monday, Jan. 9. And YES! There is time to sign up for 6th grade girls basketball-practices for 6th grade start January 16. See Mrs. Cushman for registration.

7. Attention Prism Club members! We will be having our meeting on Thursday January 5 at 3:30 in room 23. See you then! 

December 19, 2022

1.  LAST CALL FOR SHOE DRIVE -- Please reach into your closets to donate any and all shoes (kids, adults, sandals, sneakers, dress shoes, anything!) you and your family members are no longer using. Shoes can be dropped off in the GREEN garbage can in the cafeteria, near the gym doors! Thursday is the final day to donate!

2.  District judging for this year's Southern Lakes Anthology took place on Friday. Congratulations to the following students who had their work selected as a district finalist. These students should watch their email for important information about next steps from Mrs. Meier. Our WMS finalists are: 

• Serina Soto, Grade 6, ILLUSTRATED POETRY

• Johan Servin, Grade 7, CARTOON
• Henry Brockwell, Grade 7, POETRY
• Virginia Nelson, Grade 7, POETRY
• Jack McQuillen, Grade 7, PROSE
• Maya Davis, Grade 7, PROSE
• Kai Peterson, Grade 8, POETRY
• Caleb Jagodzinski, Grade 8, POETRY
• Zuleyka Cabrera, Grade 8, POETRY
• Analia Rios, Grade 8, POETRY
• Ellie Pina, Grade 8, POETRY
• Ian Kowalkiewicz, Grade 8, PROSE
• Aurora Martinez, Grade 8, PROSE

3.  Battle of the Books Teams will meet with Mrs. Retzke during their assigned lunches tomorrow, (Tuesday). Please bring your lunches to the library.

4.  Today is guess the number of kisses in the jar. See if you can guess the number of kisses in the jar at lunch. The person who guesses the closets without going over will win the jar of kisses.

5.  Tuesday Dress up day will be Red / Green Day. Keep your eyes open for a special treat from the student council.

6.  Tomorrow Tuesday is find the Elf in the building contest. If you do find the elf you leave it where it is and give your answer at lunch.

December 15, 2022

1.  Battle of the Book Teams will be meeting TODAY during each grade's assigned lunch. Please bring your lunch to the library.

2.  Today is the last day to audition for the WMS Musical, Seussical Jr.! Auditions will take place today after school in the band room. See Miss Elliott for audition materials or with any questions. Sign up for an audition time online!

3. Just a reminder that the next sports coming up after winter break are wrestling and girls basketball. See Mrs. Cushman about registering or if you have any questions. She will be out of the office next week, so if you have any questions, pop by and see her today or tomorrow. You can always send her an e-mail.

4.  Our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams have their last games of the season tonight. 7th grade will travel to Lake Mills and 8th grade will play in our gym. Good luck fellas! Work hard and have fun! 7th grade players will be released at 2:45.

5.   Remember your money for kiss the animal contest. Mr. Schimming appears to be in the lead, followed by cook. Lets get those jars full. All the money will go to food pantry.

6.  

December 14, 2022

1. Reminder there is a student council meeting today during advisory. Bring your chromebooks and be on time. We have a lot to accomplish. Meeting is in large group room. 

2.  Today is an advisory day for all students it is not a club.

3.  No Running Club today.

4.  Battle of the Book Teams will be meeting TOMORROW during each grade's assigned lunch. Please bring your lunch to the library.

December 13, 2022

1. Auditions for the WMS Musical, Seussical Jr., will be taking place today and tomorrow after school in the band room. See Miss Elliott for audition materials or with any questions. Sign up for an audition time online!

2.  today at lunch kiss the animal contest starts. You can put money in the jar of the staff member you want to see kiss an animal. The contest will run from this Wednesday to next Wednesday. The 4 staff members with the money in their jar will win the contest and will kiss an animal during the assembly on thursday. Bring your change or dollar bills and lets see who will kiss the animal.

3. A grey under armor back pack is missing from the 8th grade hall. I f you have any info about it let someone in the office know 

4. There is a Lego Meeting Today from 3:30pm-4:30pm after school.

5.   See Mrs. Cushman if you are interested in registering for wrestling, 7th/8th grade girls basketball, or 6th grade girls intramural basketball that starts in January. Registration information is in the holder outside of her door. (*Just an fyi--Mrs. Cushman will be gone next week, so if you want to take care of registration before we all leave for the holiday break, please see her this week.)

6.  Don't forget your money for Kiss the Animal contest.

December 12, 2022

1.  Auditions for the WMS Musical, Seussical Jr., will be taking place today, tomorrow, and Thursday after school in the band room. See Miss Elliott for audition materials or with any questions. Sign up for an audition time online!

2.  Reminder: The student council is sponsoring a kiss the animal contest.14 staff members have volunteered to participate in the contest. Starting tomorrow there will be jars at your lunch hour for you to vote on which teachers you want to kiss the animal. You can put money in the jar of the staff member you want to see kiss an animal. The contest will run from this Wednesday to next Wednesday. The 4 staff members with the money in their jar will win the contest and will kiss an animal during the assembly on thursday. Bring your change or dollar bills and lets see who will kiss the animal.

3.  Remember kiss the animal contest started tomorrow. Don't forget to bring your money

December 9, 2022

1. Today is the day! Make sure that you turn in your work for this year's Anthology project by the end of the day today. Mrs. Meier and her team will be selecting the 24 Whitewater finalists next week. Best of luck to all who turned in work related to this year's theme, "One in a Million."

2. Thursday afternoon the 8th Grade Boys Basketball teams traveled to Fort Atkinson. The B squad played first and lost by 3 in overtime. The A squad tipped off next and also lost, but truly played with good chemistry and intensity! Both teams gave the Blackhawks a run for their money and played with grit and tenacity. Coach Hobart continues to be very proud of ALL of the boys who have kept their grades up, practiced and played this season! Way to go Dogs! Come see the last game next Thursday here, where the Whippets host Lake Mills. The B squad will tip off first at 4pm.

3.  Student Council is collecting gently used winter coats, snow pants, mittens and hats. Please put donations in the large box by the lunchroom

4.  Remember, if you have Miss Porras for ACCESS testing, please check your email for a makeup time. Miss Porras sent out an email to you around 2:30 yesterday with makeup times. If you are not sure, please visit her in the beginning of Guided Study Hall and she will let you know if any changes apply to you!  

5.  Auditions for the WMS Musical, Seussical Jr., will be taking place next week Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school in the band room. See Miss Elliott for audition materials or with any questions. Sign up for an audition time online!

6.  Yesterday afternoon, the 7th grade boys played Fort Atkinson and did exceptionally well! Great teamwork, good passing and amazing shot selection were the highlights of the night. The team was shorthanded a few players yet still played hard and earned a dominant victory in the first game! All players then had to turn around and play in the second game, with only a couple subs, and played tough until the end of the game. Proud of you guys, ice those knees!
 

December 8, 2022

1.  TOMORROW is the day! All submissions for this year's Southern Lakes Anthology project must be turned in before the end of the day tomorrow. We are excited to see what everyone has been creating! Put those finishing touches on your work tonight, and get that ready to turn in tomorrow!

2.  Last Call - 11 and 12 year old girls! Do you enjoy playing softball? The Rock River Stix are having tryouts, at their facility in Whitewater on Dec 17th. Paper work is located on the wall outside the office or see Mrs. T in room 7.

3.  Prism Club meets today after school from 3;25-4:15 in room 23. Please make sure you have a ride home! See Mrs. Fanshaw or Mrs. Orlo with questions.

4.  Battle of the Book Teams will have their first meeting today. The meetings will be held during your assigned lunch. Please bring your lunch with you to the library.

5.  Student Council is collecting gently used winter coats, snow pants, mittens and hats. Please put donations in the large box by the lunchroom  

6.  Please note that there is no Lego League meeting today.

7.  Good luck to 7th and 8th grade basketball as they take on the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks. 8th grade players will show passes to their teachers for a 2:45 release. 7th grade plays at home. We WILL allow food and drink back in the gym as long as garbage is taken care of by the end of the game. Let's go Whippets!

8.  7th Grade Boys basketball players Mr. Baumhofer is out today but will be here for your game tonight. Please be in the gym right after school in uniform so we can get your team pictures taken.

9.  If you have Miss Porras for ACCESS testing today, please hold off on it. You will not ACCESS test today. Make sure to check your email for a makeup time she sets up for you.

December 7, 2022

1.  Three days, 72 hours, 4320 minutes, 259,200 seconds. That's all the time we have left for you to submit your work for this year's Southern Lakes Anthology project. Get you work turned in by Friday in order for it to be considered for this year's book!

2.  Prism Club meets tomorrow after school from 3:25-4:15 in room 23! See Mrs. Fanshaw or Mrs. Orlo with questions!

3.  Battle of the Book Teams will have their first meeting tomorrow. The meetings will be held during your assigned lunch. Please bring your lunch with you to the library.

4.  Student Council is collecting gently used winter coats, snow pants, mittens and hats. Please put donations in the large box by the lunchroom.

5.  Attention Whippet Runners: Running Club will be meeting today after school. All runners are reminded to bring running shoes and warm running clothes tomorrow. See Mr. K or Mr. Holzem for details.

6. Due to door decorating, the student council meeting for today will NEXT Wednesday. 

7.  Last Thursday the 7th grade boys played two excellent games against Jefferson and again this week the 7th grade boys played a phenomenal game against Johnson Creek. The team worked intelligently, made good passes, were patient waiting for shots, didn't turn the ball over much, and they played aggressively until the final whistle. I'm darn proud of them for how they have improved in only a few weeks. Come watch the 7th graders play Fort Atkinson at home this Thursday, 4 p.m. Go Whippets!

8.  The 8th grade boys basketball B team traveled to Johnson Creek to play the only team Johnson Creek has. The 8th graders encountered a skilled team that was led by a very qualified point guard, who played the whole game. The 8th grade B team played hard and NEVER gave up! 8th grade travels to Fort tomorrow.

9. Last call for Butter braid orders. Please turn into the office NOW!!!

10.  No Band Lessons today.

11.  7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing basketball. See Mrs. Cushman for registration details. The season starts January 9. 6th grade girls interested in learning the fundamentals of basketball, your season starts January 16. Again, see Mrs. Cushman about registering.


December 6, 2022

1.  Four...it rhymes with MORE, as in you only have 4 MORE days to turn in work for the Anthology project!!! Work is due by FRIDAY!!!!!!

2. Student Council is collecting gently used winter coats, snow pants, mittens and hats. Please put donations in the large box by the lunchroom 

3. There is a Lego League Meeting after school today from 3:30-4:30.

4.  Battle of the Book Teams will have their first meeting this Thursday. The meetings will be held during your assigned lunch. Please bring your lunch with you to the library.

5. There will be no band lessons today.

6.   Band Students: Don't forget the Butterbraid order forms and money are due today. Please give them to Mrs. Joseph!!!

7.  Good luck 7th and 8th grade B team as you travel to Johnson's Creek to take on the Bluejays. There is NO home game and there is no practice for the teams not traveling. *Dismissal time will be 2:15 as it is a 3:30 game.

December 5, 2022

1. SHOE DRIVE REMINDER -- Please reach into your closets to donate any and all shoes (kids, adults, sandals, sneakers, dress shoes, anything!) you and your family members are no longer using. Shoes can be dropped off in the GREEN garbage can in the cafeteria, near the gym doors! You can donate until winter break starts! 

2.  5...the number of fingers on each hand, the number of toes on each foot AND the number of days that you have left to submit work for the 2022-2023 Southern Lakes Anthology. All work is due to your teachers by THIS FRIDAY!

3.  The Student Council Winter Break Assembly Committee will meet today at 11:17 in Rm 9, 6th Graders bring your lunch.

4.  The next sports seasons are just around the corner. If you are interested in wrestling OR a 7th or 8th grade girl interested in registering for basketball please see Mrs. Cushman. Those seasons start January 9th.

5.  6th grade girls interested in learning the fundamentals of basketball see Mrs. Cushman. Registration is open with practices starting January 16.

December 2, 2022

1.  8th Grade boys basketball traveled to Jefferson and for the first time this season both teams won! The B team played first with Marcus Roselle leading his team to victory. Trevor Piper showed up to be big down low scoring in double digits! The rest of the B team worked hard to secure the hands down victory! Then, in game two, Evan Amendson, took a strong defensive stance to stop the Eagle’s attacks. Caleb Jagodzinski led the offensive attack down low scoring 20 points in the paint! The rest of the A team played impressively to secure the second victory of the night. A special thanks to Frank Mbifi, team manager for all of his dedicated help for Coach Hobart!

2.  No silly rhymes today...just a reminder that you have 6 school days left to submit work for this year's Anthology project!!!!!!

3. Attention all 8th grade boys interested in baseball please find Mr. Hookstead in room 33 today to receive information about the upcoming season 


December 1, 2022

1.  Here is my little rhyme,

To remind you that you are running out of time,
To turn in work for the Anthology book.
Get that turned in so we can take a look!
We want your poetry, stories and art,
Show us what you’ve got! Do your part!

We are down to just 7 days…
You can no longer delay!
Get that started TODAY!

2.  Builders Club will be meeting after school this coming Friday to decorate a storefront for the upcoming Holiday Parade. Builders CLub Members interested in attending must get a permission slip into Mr. Holzem ASAP. We will be meeting in the cafeteria and walking to Whitewater Nutrition as a group. See Mr. Holzem for a permission slip.

3.  This Saturday the middle school will be hosting a Christmas Fair & Market from 12:30-3:30pm. As of right now there are 22 vendors attending that will be selling crafts. Any student or club interested in selling crafts during this event are welcome. There will be no charge for you to do so. See Mr. Fountain during your lunch today or tomorrow if you are interested.

4. Good luck 7th and 8th grade boys basketball as they take on the Jefferson Eagles. 8th grade will travel to Jefferson and 7th grade will play home. Just a reminder that there is no food or drinks allowed in the gym. 


November 30, 2022

1.  

Eight is great...with only 8 days left to create a piece for this year's Anthology project, today is a GREAT day to get started if you haven't already. All work is due by December 9!
Attention Builders Club: Our next Builders Club event is today after school. We will be assisting in delivering items ordered through the student council funraiser. We will also be helping with the Holiday Fair set up. See Mr. Holzem and let him know if you can attend.
Also, Builders Club will be meeting after school this coming Friday to decorate a storefront for the upcoming Holiday Parade. Builders CLub Members interested in attending must get a permission slip into Mr. Holzem ASAP. We will be meeting in the cafeteria and walking to Whitewater Nutrition as a group. See Mr. Holzem for a permission slip.
Just a reminder that the Fundraiser items need to be picked up today from 3:45 - 5:00 pm in the Middle School cafateria.
This Saturday the middle school will be hosting a Christmas Fair & Market from 12:30-3:30pm. As of right now there are 22 vendors attending that will be selling crafts. Any student or club interested in selling crafts during this event are welcome. There will be no charge for you to do so. See Mr. Fountain during your lunch today or tomorrow if you are interested.

November 29, 2022

1. Just 9 school days left to turn in your writing and artwork for this year's Anthology project. Help WMS have a strong showing in this year's book! All entries are due no later than December 9! 

2.  Attention Builders Club: Our next Builders Club event is this coming Wednesday, November 30 after school. We will be assisting in delivering items ordered through the student council fundraiser. We will also be helping with the Holiday Fair set up. See Mr. Holzem and let him know if you can attend.

3. Former Cross country club team members interested in running see Mr. K

4.  Just a reminder that the Fundraiser items need to be picked up Wednesday, tomorrow, from 3:45 - 5:00 pm in the Middle School cafeteria. 

5.  8th Grade Boys Basketball hosted Watertown here last night. The two teams split, A losing to Riverside but showing great improvement.

6. The 8th grade B team won with a new rotation and also shows great improvement. A team MVP goes to Chris Koeberl and the B team MVP goes to Trevor Piper

7.  7th grade boys basketball team played two great games last night. The boys were making good shots, moving without the ball, and fighting it out until the end of the game. Coach Baumhofer is proud of how far they have come this year. Don't forget to come support them at home this Thursday, as they will be playing Jefferson.

8. There will be no Prism Club this week.

November 28, 2022

1.  SHOE DRIVE REMINDER -- Please reach into your closets to donate any and all shoes (kids, adults, sandals, sneakers, dress shoes, anything!) you and your family members are no longer using. Shoes can be dropped off in the GREEN garbage can in the cafeteria, near the gym doors! You can donate until winter break!

2.  It's getting REAL now...just 10 school days remain to submit your work for consideration for this year's Anthology project. Get your work in no later than Friday, December 9!

3.  Attention Builders Club: Our next Builders Club event is this coming Wednesday, November 30 after school. We will be assisting in delivering items ordered through the student council fundraiser. We will also be helping with the Holiday Fair set up. See Mr. Holzem and let him know if you can attend.

4. Good luck 7th grade boys basketball as they travel to Watertown to take on the Goselings. 8th grade will take on the 8th grade team at 4:00 in our gym. Just a reminder that there is no food or drinks allowed in the gym during the game.

November 22, 2022

No homework zone today! Enjoy your break! See you next Tuesday!
Are you wondering what to do with all of your time off this week?? Why not spend some time creating a pieces for this year's Anthology project? All submissions are due in just 11 school days! Make sure you get your work turned in by December 9!
Attention Builders Club: We are looking for Builders Club Members to stay after school on Wednesday, November 30 to assist in delivering items ordered through the schoo fundraiser. We will also be helping with the Holiday Fair set up. See Mr. Holzem if you would like to help out.


November 21, 2022

No homework zone tomorrow!
SHOE DRIVE REMINDER -- Please reach into your closets to donate any and all shoes (kids, adults, sandals, sneakers, dress shoes, anything!) you and your family members are no longer using. Shoes can be dropped off in the GREEN garbage can in the cafeteria, near the gym doors! You can donate until winter break!
Time is running out...only 12 school days remain to submit your work for this year's Southern Lakes Anthology Project! Don't forget to contact Mrs. Meier or your language arts teachers if you would like to conference about your piece. Help us reach out building goal of 20 submissions per grade level!
Attention Builders Club: We are looking for Builders Club Members to stay after school on Wednesday, November 30 to assist in delivering items ordered through the school fundraiser. We will also be helping with the Holiday Fair set up. See Mr. Holzem if you would like to help out.

November 18, 2022

1.  Hey authors and illustrators! You better get a move on because there are only 13 school days remaining to submit your work for this year's Southern Lakes Anthology Project! Don't forget to contact Mrs. Meier or your language arts teachers if you would like to conference about your piece. Help us reach out building goal of 20 submissions per grade level!

2.  Are you looking for entertainment this weekend? Come and see the Whitewater High School musical production of Beauty and the Beast at 7:30pm! Shows are tonight and Saturday at 7:30, and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. We hope to see you there!

3.  The 8th grade boys basketball team traveled to Lake mills for their first games on the road. Although both teams lost, everyone played with heart and hustle. Coach Hobart continues to be very proud of all of his players and hopes they all continue with great determination, poise and persistence. MVP's for the night were; Ty Bucholtz & Hayden Armstrong. Remember, no practice today and 8th grade practices at Lincoln on Monday.

4. Attention Builders Club: We are looking for Builders Club Members to stay after school on Wednesday, November 30 to assist in delivering items ordered through the student council fundraiser. We will also be helping with the Holiday Fair set up. Se Mr. Holzem if you would like to help out. 

5.  The seventh grade boys played a tough game against Lake Mills for their first home game and put in a great effort. They made a lot of beautiful shots, set good screens, and dogged it out until the last buzzer. Coach Baumhofer is pleased with how far this group has come and he feels like they are just around the corner from some huge achievements. No practice today, Monday, get ready.

6.  No homework zone Tuesday Nov 22! 

November 15, 2022

1.  Good luck to 7th and 8th grade basketball as they take on the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks. Come cheer on the 8th grade teams. Just a reminder to students that once you leave the building you may not come back in.

2.  The countdown continues! Only 16 school days remain to submit your work for this year's Southern Lakes Anthology Project! There is still plenty of time to create! Don't forget to contact Mrs. Meier or your language arts teachers if you would like to conference about your piece. Help us reach out building goal of 20 submissions per grade level!

3.  Good luck 7th and 8th grade boys basketball as they take on the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks. Staff, please dismiss 7th grade players at 2:45.

November 14, 2022

1.  SHOE DRIVE REMINDER -- Please reach into your closets to donate any and all shoes (kids, adults, sandals, sneakers, dress shoes, anything!) you and your family members are no longer using. Shoes can be dropped off in the GREEN garbage can in the cafeteria, near the gym doors! You can donate until winter break!

2.  The countdown has begun! Only 17 school days remain to submit your work for this year's Southern Lakes Anthology Project! There is still plenty of time to create! Don't forget to contact Mrs. Meier or your language arts teachers if you would like to conference about your piece. Help us reach out building goal of 20 submissions per grade level!

November 4, 2022

1.  No School Monday, November 7th, 1/2 day morning Thursday Nov. 10 and No school Friday Nov. 11th.


November 3, 2022

1.       Prism Club meets today after school from 3:25-4:15 in room 23. Be sure you have a ride home. See Mrs. Fanshaw or Mrs. Orlo with questions!           

2.       If you see Mrs. Seichter today, wish her a very happy birthday!

3.        Friday is the last day to register for 7th or 8th grade boys basketball. see Mrs Cushman for help.    

4.        6th grade boys. There still is time before your season starts. Room 19 Mrs. Cushman if you have questions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

November 2, 2022

1.  Prism Club meets tomorrow after school from 3:25-4:15 in room 23. Be sure you have a ride home if you need one. See Mrs. Fanshaw or Mrs. Orlo with questions!

2.  There is a student Council meeting today at 10:00 in the large group rm 37A. We will start promptly at 10 so make sure you are there on time.

November 1, 2022

1.  Our Whippet Cheerleaders are running a shoe drive fundraiser! Please reach into your closets to donate any and all shoes (kids, adults, sandals, sneakers, dress shoes, anything!) that you and your family members are no longer using. Shoes can be dropped off in the GREEN garbage can in the cafeteria, near the gym doors!

2.  7th and 8th grade boys basketball practice starts today at 3:30 in our gym. If you have not signed up yet, but would like to, see Mrs. Cushman. Registration will close on Friday at 3:30.

3.  6th grade boys...if YOU are interested in learning the basic skills needed for basketball. Practice will be two times a week and start in a few weeks. Again, see Mrs. Cushman for how to sign up.

October 31, 2022

1. 7th and 8th grade boys basketball practice starts tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 1) at 3:30 in our gym. If you have not signed up yet, but would like to, see Mrs. Cushman.

2.  6th grade boys...if YOU are interested in learning the basic skills needed for basketball, practice for you starts Nov. 9. Again, see Mrs. Cushman for how to sign up.

3.  Builders Club: Students attending the Rake & Run: Remember to wear comfortable shoes and clothes for the Rake & Run this coming Wednesday. The weather looks perfect with highs in the low 70s. Still, at 8:00AM remember that it is likely to be chilly. Questions? See Mr. Holzem

4.   Attention Slot Car Club: Our first meeting will be this Thursday after school--See Mr. Holzem with any questions

October 25, 2022

1.  Cheerleaders - remember to meet at 3:30 in the cafeteria for practice today.

2.  Check out the lost and found table. If you see something that is yours please take it. All items will be disposed of after Wednesday.

3. NO homework zone today! Enjoy your long weekend! See you next Tuesday!

4.  Reminder there is no school Thursday or Friday this week. We do have school on Monday Oct. 31st.

5.   Monday is our last dress up day for Red Ribbon Week. Remember drugs are a Trick not a Treat. Wear your halloween costume. NO masks or face painting. 

6.  Today is the day we begin our Wednesday Clubs during advisory! Students please check the lists posted in the hallways for the club you are in or check with a teacher. If you don't see your name, you are to report to your advisory class. Remember, you will have a second chance second semester to join a club. If you are in a club, report directly to the club advisor and location. Teachers, the list has been shared with you. Let's get ready to have some fun!

7.  Fitness Club members, please report to the cafeteria.

8.  Will the haunted house committee please report to the gym for a quick picture.

October 24, 2022
1.  Lego League will be meeting after school Tuesday (today) from 3:30-4:30.

2.  Check out the lost and found table. If you see something that is yours please take it. All items will be disposed of after Wednesday.

October 24, 2022

1.  Boys basket ball players can join Coach Hobart and Coach Baumhofer for a shootaround tomorrow after school until 4:30. You must be registered and have your physical turned in.

2.  Attention Builders Club: Mr. Cooper is moving to Fairhaven. Please see Mr. Holzem to sign the Thank You & Good Luck Card for Mr. Cooper. See Mr. Holzem to sign the thank you card. The Card will also be available at our upcoming Activity Night. Also, Please get you permission slips in for the upcoming Rake & Run.

3. Attention Slot Car Club: Our first meeting will be Thursday, November 3rd, Permission Slips are available in Mr. Holzem's office. Slot Car Club meets every Thursday after school from 3:30PM to 4:30PM in the large group room.

4.  Check out the lost and found table. If you see something that is yours please take it. All items will be disposed of after Wednesday.

October 20, 2022

1.  Prism Club meets today after school from 3:25-4:15 in room 23. Please make sure you have a ride home arranged and returned permission slips. See Mrs. Fanshaw or Mrs. Orlo with questions!

2.  Attention Slot Car Club: Our first meeting will be Thursday, November 3rd, Permission Slips are available in Mr. Holzem's office. Slot Car Club meets every Thursday after school from 3:30PM to 4:30PM in the large group room.

3.  7th and 8th grade boys basketball is just around the corner. The 1st practice is Tuesday, Nov 1 from 3:30-5. If you are wondering whether your parent has signed you up, Mrs. Cushman has posted those currently registered on her bulletin board. Please see her with any questions.

4.  Student Council Haunted House members please check your email now for an important email.

5.  Hey the Haunted house is Friday at activity night don't miss out. Get your permission slip and buy your ticket today or tomorrow at lunch.

October 19, 2022

1.  Prism Club meets tomorrow after school from 3:25-4:15 in room 23. Make sure you have a ride home arranged and returned permission slips. See Mrs. Fanshaw or Mrs. Orlo with questions!

2. Lego League will be meeting after school today from 3:30-4:30 in the library. 

3. Congratulations to both 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams. Coach Brown and Coach Yang are extremely proud of the improvement that they have seen throughout the entire season. Progress measured in extended rallys, ace serves, and sets won. Great season ladies! 

4.  Today is the Student Council President speeches. We will be calling grades down to the gym just before advisory. Leave all of your belongings in the room you are at when your grade is called down. Nothing should come to the gym with you including water bottles.

5. Today starts the sale of Activity Night tickets. They will be sold after you eat your lunch. NO tickets will be sold at the beginning of your lunch. You will be given a green wrist band as your ticket. That must stay on until Friday night when activity night is over. No tickets will be sold at the door. Permission slips are in the office if you didn't get one yesterday.  

October 17, 2022

1.  In making up for the Monday that there was no school, today marks the last Hispanic Heritage Fact!

Actor and comedian Eugenio Derbez began acting in the 1980s and predominantly appeared in Mexican television shows and telenovelas. Now, he's considered one of the few Mexican actors to have achieved international acclaim, recently appearing in the Oscar-winning film "CODA."

"For me, as an actor and producer— after many years of struggling trying to do this crossover and only being offered roles like a drug lord, criminal, the gang member or bad guy, or, in the best-case scenario, the gardener, when we are worth more than that," Derbez told Deadline in a 2021 interview. "I promised myself that I would make changes for us as much as I possibly can to break stereotypes as a producer and that’s what I’m doing."

2.  This is the first day of election week! Student council members have been working hard to create posters and develop their campaign. Please be respectful of their items. If you are getting any candy from the candidates, please make sure that it is not eaten during class time and the garbage is thrown away. Mari Kubicz please see Mrs. Fero at this time.

3. Attention Builders Club: Our annual Rake & Run will be Wednesday, November 2. See Mr. Holzem for Permission Slips.

4.  Lego League will be meeting after school from 3:30-4:30 this week in the library.

5.  Homework zone will be cancelled on Oct 18 because of a teacher meeting.

6.  If you requested a Yaaasss bag from the Whitewater Public library it is now available for pick up from Mrs.Ramsden,











































October 14, 2022

1.  Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!

Bad Bunny is unquestionably one of the most popular current music artists in the world. The multi-platinum LATIN GRAMMY winner and GRAMMY nominee, constantly manages to shatter language and stereotype barriers, becoming an international entertainment and cultural icon. Bad Bunny recently became the first-ever Reggaeton & Trap artist to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. In August 2022, the Puerto Rican reggaeton superstar gave an electrifying performance live from the Yankee Stadium in New York and gave an empowering speech when he took home the MTV Video Music Award for artist of the year, stating, "I always knew that I could become a huge artist without changing my culture and my language," Bad Bunny said in Spanish. "I am Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, from Puerto Rico to the world." His music videos and style defy gender norms and pave the way for further inclusivity and acceptance for all. Bad Bunny is a part of the movement of today’s youth to speak up and speak out. His uniqueness emulates this generation’s custom-made individuality and Latinx pride.

2.  Congratulations to our Cross Country team on an amazing conference meet last night at UW-Whitewater! Well done to all Whippet runners!

3.  Homework zone will be cancelled on Oct 18 because of a teacher meeting.

4.  There is still time to sign up for Traveling Basketball Club! Practice starts next week and runs through end of December. Sign-ups are open for all grade levels both girls and boys. Registrations closes at the end of the week! See Ms. Huntley for information. **Please note that this is different than our MS 7th and 8th grade basketball team**

5. MS 7th and 8th grade boys basketball season starts on Monday, Oct. 31st at 3:30. 6th grade boys, your season starts Nov. 9. Please see Mrs. Cushman if you are interested in playing basketball on the MS team. Yes, it is possible to do both traveling basketball and school basketball, although you do need to sign up separately. 

October 13, 2022

1.   Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!

Ellen Ochoa has gone down in history for being the first Hispanic American woman to go to space when she joined the 9-day mission aboard the Discovery shuttle in 1993.

Ellen Ochoa’s grandparents emigrated from Mexico to the USA and eventually settled in California, where Ochoa was born in 1958. After earning her bachelor’s degree in physics, she went on to gain a master’s and doctorate in engineering from Stanford University.

In 1988, Ochoa joined NASA as a research engineer and was selected to be an astronaut in 1990. Three years later, she became the first Hispanic American woman to go to space, as part of a mission to study the Earth’s ozone layer.

Ochoa completed 3 more missions and later became the Johnson Space Center’s first Hispanic director.

2.  There is still time to sign up for Traveling Basketball Club! Practice starts next week and runs through end of December. Sign-ups are open for all grade levels both girls and boys. Registrations closes at the end of the week! See Ms. Huntley for information.

3.  Prism Club meets today from 3:25-4:15 after school. Prism is for all WMS students and strives to promote inclusion, safety, and support for LGBTQ+ students, allies, and everyone! Please bring your Chromebook! See Mrs. Fanshaw or Mrs. Orlowski with questions!

4. Red Ribbon Committee members please check your emails today.

5.   Good luck to our cross country team as they travel to UW Whitewater to compete in the Rock Valley Conference Meet. This is their last meet of the season! Run fast Whippets! Also, good luck to 7th/8th grade volleyball as they take on the Watertown Goslings. Early release for cross country and 8th grade volleyball will be at 2:30.

6.  Haunted House committee remember to bring in your items for the haunted house.













































October 11, 2022

1.  PE students bring your chromebook all week long

2. Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!

Juan Gabriel was one of Mexico's most successful songwriters and vocalists. A six-time Grammy nominee, Gabriel sold over 100 million copies of his albums, and performed sold-out concerts throughout the world until his death at the age of 66. The beloved artist left behind a legacy of challenging cultural prejudices and sparkling gender fluidity. Like Prince or David Bowie, Juan Gabriel was known for his gender-bending clothing and occasional touch of eye makeup. Many have credited Juan Gabriel with opening the door to greater expression of gender!

3.  All students interested in joining the WMS Cheerleading Squad are invited to attend an informational meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12th, at 6 PM in the library. A parent/guardian must come with you to the meeting. Pick up a flyer outside of the office. Go Whippets!

4.  Prism Club meets this Thursday, October 13th from 3:25-4:15 after school. Prism is for all WMS students and strives to promote inclusion, safety, and support for LGBTQ+ students, allies, and everyone! Please bring your Chromebook! See Mrs. Fanshaw or Mrs. Orlowski with questions!

5. Good luck 8th grade volleyball as you travel to Milton to take on the Cardinals and to 7th grade who plays in our gym at 4:00. Staff, early release is at 2:45

6.  Today is picture retake day. Those students who are new or were absent last picture day must have their picture take. I you want retakes please bring your packet of pictures to the photographer when your grade level is called. We will be starting with the 7th grade as soon as announcements are over.

 

October 7, 2022

1.  Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!

The vibrancy of Puerto Rican culture comes alive in its dishes! Some of the favorites are mofongo, tostones, pasteles, arroz con gandules, and coquito. Mofongo is traditionally made from deep-fried green plantain pieces mashed with garlic and either salt-cured pork, butter, or oil. Mofongo can be served as a side dish or stuffed with any meat! Tostones are made from green plantain cut into thick wheels marinated in water and garlic, then deep-fried in oil to soften, smashed, and deep-fried again until crispy. Arroz con Gandules is a boricua staple, this signature Puerto Rican rice dish is consumed year-round. Pigeon peas, or gandules, are small, dense legumes cooked with the rice in a large pot.

2.  All students interested in joining the WMS Cheerleading Squad are invited to attend an informational meeting next week, Wednesday, October 12th, at 6 PM in the library. A parent/guardian must come with you to the meeting. Pick up a flyer outside of the office. Go Whippets!

3.  7th and 8th grade boys basketball season start at the end of this month. 6th grade boys, your season starts Nov. 9. Please see Mrs. Cushman if you are interested in playing basketball.

4.  Tuesday is Picture retake day. If you didn't get your picture day before you need to have it taken tuesday. If you purchased pictures and your parents want it retaken please remember to bring your original picture packet back tuesday.

5.  There is no school for students on monday but we do have parent conferences monday night. If your parents have a conference the student should also attend.

6.  Stuff the Bus. Today was the last day of donations for the food drive. Thank you to everyone who contributed. The winning class was the 8th grade with 164, 7th grad 136 and 6th grade with 96. 8th grade will receive a special treat at lunch on tuesday. Everyone did a fantastic job and the bus company was very happy.


October 6, 2022

1.  Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!

When former President Barack Obama appointed Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States, she became the first Hispanic and Latina Justice. When she isn't making impassioned dissents on issues of race, ethnic identity, gender, and much more on the country's highest court, she's writing children's books. In her 2019 book, Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You, Sotomayor introduces readers to children who face several "life challenges" as they work together to create a garden of different flowers and plants.

2. Friday's dress up day is Red and White Spirit - wear whippet gear

3. Good luck to 7th and 8th grade volleyball 'B' teams as they travel to Johnsons Creek today. Early release is at 2:45. Just a reminder that there is no practice for 7th/8th grade 'A' teams.

4.  All students interested in joining the WMS Cheerleading Squad are invited to attend an informational meeting next week, Wednesday, October 12th, at 6 PM in the library. A parent/guardian must come with you to the meeting. Pick up a flyer outside of the office. Go Whippets!

5.  Stuff the Bus. We are accept food items or money donations all week. Totals as of last night 6th grade 45, 7th grade 77 and 8th grade 50. Way to go 8th grade great job. 6th grade you can still come from behind let dig deep and get it done. 

6.  Just a reminder that there is no volleyball practice tonight.

7.  Just in updated on the Stuff the bus. Remember tomorrow is the last day. Items will be picked up at 10:30 tomorrow. New totals 6th grade 67, 7th grade 111, and 8th grade 96. Everyone is in reach of their class winning. Bring in those food items tomorrow morning.

October 5, 2022

1.  Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!

During a career that lasted more than 60 years, Celia Cruz helped popularize salsa music in the United States. By celebrating her Cuban culture, she also helped Afro-Latino Americans embrace their own heritage.

As a lead singer of Cuban orchestra La Sonora Matancera, Cruz performed across Latin America. Cruz arrived in the U.S. on November 20, 1961. She became one of few women to succeed in the male-dominated world of salsa music. Salsa was a music style that arose in 1960s and 1970s New York. It blended Cuban and other Afro-Latino musical traditions. Cruz performed salsa in Spanish, celebrating her Afro-Latino culture during the U.S. Civil Rights movement.

2.  Thursday's Dress up day is Hope for a snow day - wear Pajamas

3.  Stuff the Bus. We are accept food items or money donations all week. The grade level that contributes the most will receive a treat. Totals as of last night 6th grade 31, 7th grade 34 and 8th grade .

4.  Lego League Applications are now available from Mrs. Ramsden in the library. The deadline to turn them in is tomorrow Thursday October 6th.

5.  Student Council meeting today in 37A (Large Group room) Get there quickly we have alot to do today. Bring your charged chromebook.

6.  All students interested in joining the WMS Cheerleading Squad are invited to attend an informational meeting next week, Wednesday, October 12th, at 6 PM in the library. A parent/guardian must come with you to the meeting. Pick up a flyer outside of the office. Go Whippets!

7.  Tomorrow is the last day to turn in your fundraiser stuff. It must be here 1st thing in the morning. 


















































 October 4, 2022

1.  Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!

The singer Vicente Fernández was “El Rey” — the idol of Mexico and the king of ranchera music. These lofty titles reinforced his profound cultural influence, which spanned decades and countries far beyond Mexico.
Fernández, who died at 81 was proud of his roots and himself. His music often centered on love and loss. His iconic rendition of the song “Volver Volver” propelled him to fame.

In 2016, Fernández, known as Chente, recorded “Un Azteca en el Azteca,” a live album featuring some of his biggest hits, at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, the largest venue in the country, which holds over 87,000.

His music is a musical standard at any special occasion hosted by someone of Mexican descent! His music is in the fabric of American Latino culture, much like in the rest of Latin America.

2. A reminder to student council presidential candidates to get your platform speeches turned in! 

3.  Wednesday's dress up day is Dress for the season - Dress for a season Fall, winter, spring, summer, Camo for hunting or any holiday.

4.  The items for stuff the bus were off to a slow start but we know you will take the challenge and finish strong. As of last night the 7th grade was in the lead with 22 items, 6th 14 items and the 8th is bringing up the rear with 0 items. Remember we will be collecting all week. Non perishable food items or money donations. Reminder to students DO NOT put your items in the boxes by the lunch room. Those items have already been counted.

5.  During advisory on Wednesday there will be a student council meeting to narrow down the candidates. Plan to get there on time with your chromebooks,

6.  Staff and Students - Just to let you know that the 1st thing in advisory today you will be taking a new survey. This must be done by all students before starting your IReady reading. We will announce again at the start of advisory.







































October 3, 2022

1. Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!

Canelo or Saul Álvarez is a Mexican professional boxer. Nicknamed canelo or cinnamon in English for his natural red hair, he has won multiple world championships in four weight classes from light middleweight to light heavyweight, including unified titles in three of those weight classes and lineal titles in two. Álvarez is the first and only boxer in history to become undisputed champion at super middleweight!

As stated in an ESPN article, “That a 5-foot-8 Mexican was the world's best boxer meant something to more than a few. Because of…memories and stories…shared between people, some from different generations and of separate sides of the border, Canelo symbolized something unique…And since he split his time between training and fighting in the U.S. and living in Mexico, he was the first Mexican superstar who seemingly belonged to two countries.

In a time when not enough of it is visible, Canelo was Mexican superiority. That's what has made him a star to both Mexican and Mexican Americans.”

2.  Attention Builders Club: Our next event will be the annual PUMPKIN HARVEST today after school. We will be meeting in the school cafeteria at 3:30PM and walking over to the Pumpkin Patch to help Mr. Cooper harvest the pumpkins. Get you permission slips into Mr. Holzem.

3.  Tuesday's Dress up day is Out for the Season - Sport Jerseys

4. Stuff the Bus. The student council will running a food drive all week. We are accept food items or money donations all next week. The grade level that contributes the most will receive a treat. Your grade level must donate at least the following to win. 6th Grade 140 items, 7th Grade 146 items and 8th grade 153 items (that is at least one item per student in the class)

5.  A reminder to student council presidential candidates to get your platform speeches turned in!

6.  Please turn in your fundraiser money to the office now.

 

September 30, 2022

1. This weekend is your last chance to get those sales.  Finish strong. Remember to bring your orders and money in Monday. 

2.  Attention Builders Club: Our next event will be the annual PUMPKIN HARVEST this coming Monday after school. We will be meeting in the school cafeteria at 3:30PM and walking over to the Pumpkin Patch to help Mr. Cooper harvest the pumpkins. Get you permission slips into Mr. Holzem.

3.  8th Grade Students A message went home to your families about the 2023 Ny/DC trip. The price is increasing on October 1st so now is the time to enroll in the trip. Any questions, please see Mrs. Fanshaw.

4.  No practice tonight for 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball.

5.  There will be a new seating policy starting on September 30th for middle school students attending high school football games.

There will be bleachers put onto the north end of the track for middle school students. This will be the middle school student section for this game and all football games moving forward.
Students may access those bleachers by using the double gates on the north end of the stadium. This is the only entrance and exit the students may use.
Students may go to the restrooms and concession stand area but may not go any further than that area without the accompaniment of a parent or adult.

6.  Next week is homecoming week at the High School This years theme is Seasons Greeting. Student Council will be joining in with some of the festives. We will have a different dress up day next week. There are posted by the water fountains telling what each on is. It is posted on the website and facebook page. We have even emailed a copy to you. Please check your email. So Monday will be Class shirt day. 6th grade is red, 7th grade dark grey and 8th grade Light grey.

7.  Stuff the Bus. The student council will running a food drive all next week. We are accept food items or money donations all next week. The grade level that contributes the most will receive a treat. Your grade level must donate at least the following to win. 6th Grade 140 items, 7th Grade 146 items and 8th grade 155 items (that is at least one item per student in the class)

8.  A reminder to the Cross Country team that there is no practice today!

9.  Lego League Applications are now available from Mrs. Ramsden in the library. The deadline to turn them in is Thursday October 6th

 

September 29, 2022

1.  Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!Honduras is a melting pot of artistic styles. Native American, African and Spanish colonial influences blend together to form unique Honduran music and dance styles.“Punta” is the most famous traditional music in Honduras. African rhythms and Spanish lyrics combined with energetic drumming create this exciting music style. Traditional instruments include the marimba, caramba, maracas, claves and conch shell. Honduran folk music is played during traditional celebrations!

2.  Prism Club begins today after school from 3:25-4:15 in Room 23! See Mrs. Fanshaw or Mrs. Orlowski with questions!

3.  6th and 7th grade students that are running for student council president should meet in room 21 at 11:30 today

4.  Attention Builders Club: Our next event will be the annual PUMPKIN HARVEST this coming Monday after school. We will be meeting in the school cafeteria at 3:30PM and walking over to the Pumpkin Patch to help Mr. Cooper harvest the pumpkins. Get you permission slips into Mr. Holzem.

5. 4 Days til the fundraiser sales ends. Don't forget those last minute people to ask.

6.  8th Grade Students A message went home to your families about the 2023 Ny/DC trip. The price is increasing on October 1st so now is the time to enroll in the trip. Any questions, please see Mrs. Fanshaw.

7.   There will be a new seating policy starting on September 30th for middle school students attending high school football games.

There will be bleachers put onto the north end of the track for middle school students. This will be the middle school student section for this game and all football games moving forward.
Students may access those bleachers by using the double gates on the north end of the stadium. This is the only entrance and exit the students may use.
Students may go to the restrooms and concession stand area but may not go any further than that area without the accompaniment of a parent or adult.

September 28, 2022

1.  Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!

Pupusas are thick hand-made tortillas from El Salvador; they are made of corn or rice flour and filled with cheese, shredded pork, beans, or Loroca flower. Pupusas are the national dish of El Salvador. This dish is sold all over El Salvador and in many nations worldwide, especially in countries with a Salvadoran immigrant community. Pupusas originated in El Salvador during pre-colonial times; it is believed that the Pipil tribes that lived in the Salvadoran region created Pupusas centuries ago

2.  Prism Club begins tomorrow after school from 3:25-4:15 in Room 23! See Mrs. Fanshaw or Mrs. Orlowski with questions!

3.  Attention Builders Club: Our next event will be the annual PUMPKIN HARVEST this coming Monday after school. We will be meeting in the school cafeteria at 3:30PM and walking over to the Pumpkin Patch we planted last year. See Mr. Holzem to get your permission slip. 

4.  5 Days and counting. Don't get left out of the prizes and rewards. Sell, Sell, Sell.

5.  Today is a BIG BAND DAY for all grade levels.

6.  Congratulations to the cross country team on their running successes at the Jefferson meet last night! Whippets braved the cooler temperatures and put forth great efforts! Well done runners!

7.  Our volleyball coaches report that they continue to see strong gains in our team's development. Strong serves, good defense, and positive encouragement were on display last night for both teams. Nice job ladies!

September 27, 2022

1.  Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!

Did you know? Nicaragua is home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Over 40 volcanoes line Nicaragua’s Pacific coast, 19 of these are active volcanoes. They are a part of the Ring of Fire. The Masaya Volcano, located some 20km south of the capital Managua, is one of the most active volcanoes in the world!

2. Prism Club begins this Thursday, September 29th after school from 3:25-4:15 in Room 23! Prism is a student-led leadership group that strives to promote inclusion, safety, and support for LGBTQ+ students, allies, and all WMS students. See Mrs. Fanshaw or Mrs. Orlowski with questions! 

3.  Six days left to sell. Get out there and do your best. Sale ends Monday Oct 3rd.

4. Reminder to Student Council members who received an email yesterday about the Homecoming Lunch meeting it will be at 12:00 in Rm 21 

September 26, 2022

1.  Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!

Cesar Chavez was a Mexican American labor leader and civil rights activist who dedicated his life’s work to what he called la causa (the cause): the struggle of farm workers in the United States to improve their working and living conditions through organizing and negotiating contracts with their employers. Committed to the tactics of nonviolent resistance practiced by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers of America) and won important victories to raise pay and improve working conditions for farm workers in the late 1960s and 1970s.

2.  Prism Club begins this Thursday, September 29th after school from 3:25-4:15 in Room 23! Prism is a student-led leadership group that strives to promote inclusion, safety, and support for LGBTQ+ students, allies, and all WMS students. See Mrs. Fanshaw or Mrs. Orlowski with questions!

3.  The Builders Club helped with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast this past weekend. The Builders Club worked from 6:45 AM to 1:00PM serving pancakes and helping out with the event. Great job everyone!

4.  Attention Builders Club: If you haven't already done so, please stop by Mr. Holzem's Office and sign the thank you card for schoolboard appreciation day--please do this by the end of the school day today

5.  A reminder to student council memebers that want to run for president please fill out form today. 

6. Online sales are going great. Lets keep it going this week. Hope the inperson sales are going good. One week left. Lets get everyone out and selling the best you can. Sale ends Monday Oct 3rd.

7. Student Council please check your emails. Some of you got a message/

September 23, 2022

1.  Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact!

Roberto Clemente paved the way for Hispanic Americans in Major League Baseball. The prolific right fielder was born in 1934 in Puerto Rico and joined the island’s amateur baseball league when he was 16. But would then make the professional league two years later at 18. In 1954, he went to Montreal, Quebec, to play in the minor leagues. That same year though, the Pittsburgh Pirates scouted him during training in Richmond, Virginia and Clemente was called up to the majors by November of that year in the rookie draft. Clemente, wearing the iconic number 21, went on to become the first Latin American and Caribbean to win a World Series as a starting player in 1960. He was also inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973, making him the first Latin American and Caribbean honoree.

2.  Hey, Student Council will be selling Ice treats starting today. They will sell every Wednesday and Friday. Items are $1.00 each. They will be sold after you eat during lunch. Don't forget to bring $1.00 and enjoy a delightful treat.

3.  Online Fundraising sales are climbing. Lets get out this weekend and ask family and friends if they are interested. Remember your name could be in the envelope to win cash but you must have sold 5 items.

4.  Attention Builders Club: The Pancake Breakfast is tommorow Morning! If you haven't already done so, please get your permission slips in for the pancake breakfast in to Mr. Holzem. The pancake breakfast will be this Saturday at the Armory downtown. The breakfast begins at 7:00AM--See you there!

5.  Congrats to our cross country team on an awesome home meet last night! Great effort, Whippets! A special shout out to Virginia Nelson on her 1st place finish! Reminder of no practice after school today.


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September 22, 2022

1.  Today’s Hispanic Heritage Fact! Dolores Huerta is an American labor leader and human rights activist; cofounder, with Cesar Chavez, of United Farm Workers. In the 1960s and ’70s, she and Cesar Chavez demanded humane working conditions for farmworkers and the right for them to organize. Dolores used strikes and boycotts to face down agribusiness giants. Dolores’ mission is to establish equality, fairness and justice. The chant that she created was “Si se puede”! Or “Yes, it can be done!” She is able to ignite people to believe in their own self-worth.

2.  Attention Builders Club: There will be a meeting after school today in the school cafeteria. We will be discussing the Pancake Breakfast and making a thnk you card for the school board. See Mr. Holzem for details. Also, if you haven't already done so, please get your permission slips in for the pancake breakfast. The pancake breakfast will be this Saturday at the Armory downtown.

3.  Good luck 7th grade volleyball as you travel to Fort Atkinson to take on the Blackhawks. And good luck to our 8th grade team as you take on the 8th grade Blackhawks in our gym at 4:00. Come on out and support our 8th grade team for their last home game. Staff, early release will be at 3:00. Please check the Early Release document for a list of players.

4.  Good luck to our cross country team as they host a meet over at the high school. Running begins at 4:30. Run fast team!

5. Hey, Student Council will be selling Ice treats starting Friday. They will sell every Wednesday and Friday. Items are $1.00 each. They will be sold after you eat during lunch. Don't forget to bring $1.00 and enjoy a delightful treat.