Monday, April 1, 2013
The Falcons, coached by Chris Herro, went 6-0 to win the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament in mid-March.
The Whitnall seventh-grade boys basketball team was crowned the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament champion in La Crosse March 16- 17. It was the team's third consecutive state title. The tournament, which was organized by The Great Northwest Basketball League, brought together 89 of the top community-based seventh-grade boys basketball teams from across Wisconsin. State champions were crowned in four divisions based on enrollment of the high school into which each team feeds. Whitnall went 6-0 to win the Division 2 title. The Falcons defeated Pewaukee, 37-32, in the championship game after knocking off Waterford, 38-29, and Onalaska, 38-27, in the semifinals and quarterfinals, respectively. Whitnall, led by head coach …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports program is aimed at improving student behaviors and learning atmospheres.
Instead of focusing on what students shouldn't do, a new program at Whitnall Middle School emphasizes the positives, and hopes they spread. In place since the start of the school year, Whitnall Middle School principal Lynn Davies said she is seeing results. Incidents of fighting, harassment, insubordination and physical aggression have dropped significantly, and suspensions are down 50 percent. The reason, according to Davies and her staff: PBIS. Whitnall Middle School has joined hundreds of schools across the state in implementing PBIS, or Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports, a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction-funded initiative aimed at improving student behaviors and learning atmospheres. So far, it is the only …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Grace Edwards earned first place in this year's Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety fire and burn prevention poster contest.
Whitnall Middle School student Grace Edwards earned first place in this year's Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety fire and burn prevention poster contest. Grace, who received her framed poster and a $75 Kohl’s gift certificate for her statewide winning entry, is a sixth-grade student. More than 500 entries from fourth- through seventh-graders were entered in the contest.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
The suspects allegedly had nine plants growing near a walking path, which were discovered by a Greenfield police officer.
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- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Two men are facing charges after they were caught allegedly growing marijuana plants outside of Whitnall Middle School. Lee T. Johnson, 19, of Hales Corners, and Cameron J. Frederiksen, 19, of New Berlin, were charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Saturday with one count of manufacture of a controlled substance. If convicted, they each face up to six years in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Aug. 3, a Greenfield police officer was on a walking trail by the middle school when he spotted nine marijuana plants growing just off of the path. The officer dug the plants up and took them to the Greenfield Police Department where it was confirmed to be marijuana. Later in the day another Greenfield police …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The district is considering changes for all levels, plus the addition of late starts to allow for more teacher collaboration.
Too many unanswered questions and a desire from parents from more information prevented the Whitnall School Board from making major changes to the district’s calendar and the average school day. The Whitnall School District brought a proposal to the board Monday that included changes in the schools’ start times, as well as adding late starts on designated days throughout the school year. But the proposal was tabled until January because of too much uncertainty. One element of the proposal called for the high school to change its start time from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. The building would still open at 7 p.m. for a “zero hour” that could include student clubs or guided study halls that some students could be required to attend to get needed …
Monday, November 28, 2011
The crash occurred on the west side of town in the 5000 block of South 116th Street.
Updated 1:45 p.m. Monday. Update: The Greenfield Police Department has identified the victim in the crash as 20-year-old Robert Hassler. Police said that Hassler was in "grave condition" as of Monday morning, though one poster on the Support Robert Hassler Jr's Battle/Recover Facebook page indicated he had "showed improvement" today as he recovers from head trauma. Original story, posted at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 23: The Greenfield Police Department is investigating a motorcycle crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon in the 5000 block of South 116th Street, near Whitnall High School and Whitnall Middle School. According to police, units responded to the single-vehicle crash at approximately 1:20 p.m. A 20-year-old male Greenfield resident was the…
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Hundreds of people gathered at Whitnall High School for the second annual Back to School block party.
Students and families celebrated the start of the new school year at the second annual Back to School Block Party held at Whitnall High School and Whitnall Middle School on Saturday. Party-goers of all ages enjoyed a wide variety of entertainment including performances by the Whitnall High School Orchestra and contemporary pop band Red 22 - a group consisting of middle and high school students. Bucks mascot, Bango, made an appearance at the court. Local companies donated raffle baskets of items such as Starbucks coffee and Packer memorabilia; proceeds will go to Whitnall's fine arts program.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Schools all over Greenfield start Thursday.
The first day of school is fast approaching. The Greenfield School District and the Whitnall School District begin school Sept. 1. You can find the Greenfield calendar here and the Whitnall calendar here; they show all of the holidays, breaks and early dismissal dates. If you are new to the Greenfield district, call Kristin Kollath, the district's Director of Business Services, for bus information. Her number is 414-855-2020. If you are new to the Whitnall district, call interim business manager at 414-525-8403 for busing information. Below is a list where parents can find specific information regarding school supplies, the start and end times of the school day and contact information for each of the schools in Greenfield. Elm Dale …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Rick Elertson returns to the district after a two-year stint as an associate principal at a Franklin middle school.
When Rick Elertson left the Whitnall School District two years ago to become an associate principal at a Franklin middle school, he said he wouldn’t be surprised if someday he’d be back. It didn't take too long for that to happen. On July 25, the Whitnall School Board approved his hiring as the high school’s athletic director and associate principal, replacing Jill Stobber. His first day was Monday. “From the day that I came here as a teacher, I was very attracted to the small town feel of the Whitnall district,” Elertson said. “I’ve really come to enjoy this community a lot and I enjoy the kids. There’s an easiness to the area – Franklin, Greenfield, Hales Corners, New Berlin. It’s a little unique entity right in the middle of it all.” …
Friday, March 25, 2011
Whitnall Middle School's Mike Seavert was taped to a wall by his stair climbing team.
Whitnall Middle School teacher Mike Seavert said if his stair climbing team raised at least $700 for the American Lung Association, he'd let them tape him to a school wall. Well, the team raised $706.36, and every dollar raised purchased a one-foot long piece of duct tape. He was taped to the wall during lunch Thursday with a bonus pie to the face for added emphasis.