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Science Olympiad

On Saturday, February 7, twelve Middle School students traveled to UW-OshKosh to spend the day competing in Science Olympiads. This was our first year of participating in the competition. Whitewater Middle School ended up placing 18th out of 36 schools. The following students earned special recognition:

Colin Chenoweth and Alisha Parboteeah - 3rd place Bio-Process Lab
Nicole Sedmak and Emma Unger - 8th place Entomology
Zach Brantmeier - 10th place Solar System
Zach Brantmeier and Aiden Coburn - 3rd place Crave the Wave
Colin Chenoweth and Jonathan Zheng - 9th place Simple Machines

Play On!

The Whitewater High School Players will put on a production of Rick Abbott's comedy Play On! Feb 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Whitewater High School.

Reserved seat tickets ($8 for adults; $5 for seniors citizens and students) are on sale at Whitewater High School Box office near the entrance to the auditorium. Tickets can also be reserved by calling (262)-472-8178.

Click here to see pictures of the the production in our district gallery!
Diversity Day at WMS

7th graders at Whitewater Middle School participated in a Diversity Day on Wednesday, February 11th. WUSD Student Counseling Services kicked off the day with activities designed to reinforce messages that students received during a Courage Retreat Program that was held in the fall. Students were reminded and encouraged to use kind words and respectful actions towards each other and along with the importance of treating others as you would like to be treated in their circumstances. Special activities were held to encourage students to "mix it up" and reach out to new friends.

Students watched and participated in a fun game of wheelchair basketball directed and led by the UW-Whitewater Cornerstone for Success group. Six groups of five students were able to experience firsthand the difficulties that the physically challenged must overcome to play this sport. Students further learned about the difficulties and limitations of being wheelchair handicapped as they listened thoughtfully to Whitewater resident, Amy Bleile. Amy shared her experiences and answered student questions.

Other UW-Whitewater groups and community members also played a significant part in the day. UW-W Black Student Union led by Janay Alston shared with students what it is like to be a minority within a different culture. Middle School Dean of Students, Mark Maas, led a presentation about "Acts of Kindness and how to be a Top 20 Person". WUSD Director of Pupil Services, Lanora Heim, helped students understand and experience different learning disabilities. 

It was a great learning day for students and the help and cooperation of UW-Whitewater students and advisors was very much appreciated by all. Students learned that we all need to make more of an effort to get along with each other and how very important it is that we do so.

Click here to see more pictures of the event in our district gallery.
Lakeview Students Celebrate Presidents Day

Kindergarten students at Lakeview Elementary have been learning about the presidents for Presidents Day. One of the activities they did included making different presidents out of paper plates!