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(Aug 30) ACT recently
released national and state scores for the graduating class of 2015. Locally,
WHS scored above the state average in all four areas tested and in the overall
composite score. WHS also showed significant improvement since 2011. "I
am extremely proud of our recent graduates and staff for our achievement on the
ACT test," stated Principal Doug Parker. "The results are truly from all the
hard work Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our whole school community can be
proud of these results knowing it takes everyone working together to achieve
success." When compared to other area schools by the Janesville Gazette, WHS
fared very well. In a comparison of 15 local school districts, Whitewater's
scores were second to only Williams Bay and 0.9 points ahead of third place
Lake Geneva Badger.
Ranking of Area Districts by Janesville Gazette:
Williams Bay 24.1; Whitewater 23.5; Lake Geneva Badger 22.6; Evansville 22.5;
Clinton 22.3; Edgerton 22.2; Elkhorn 22.1; Parkview 22.1; Milton 22.1
Janesville 21.8; Big Foot 21.5; Brodhead 21.3; Delavan-Darien 20.7; Beloit
Turner 20.6 and Beloit 19.4.
(Aug 29) WHS Football
team travelled to Columbus for the second game of the season - Whippets 7 -
Coach Tom Grosinske: "We are happy with how hard
our athletes played at Columbus. We were in a fairly tight game through
halftime and our kids kept battling all night in sloppy conditions.
Unfortunately, not sustaining our blocks and missed tackles allowed Columbus to
pull away. Numerous turnovers from both teams allowed for opportunities,
however we did not capitalize on our end. We need to get the ball moving on the
ground by handling our Level 1 blocks cleanly, moving into Level 2 and
attacking the hole when it does open. We had some pass game success, but not
enough to make up for our running game. Defensively, we need to generate an
even greater push at the point of attack and have our LBs ready to meet and
then defeat the runner at the hole by hitting low and bringing the ball carrier
to the ground.
Although the final box score may not show it, we were
much more pleased by the energy and passion our kids showed this week compared
to last. It was a dogfight in the mud and our kids battled throughout the
evening. We now need to combine this competitive fire with more accountability
in assignment on both sides of the ball along with special teams for a more
complete game at home this next Friday against McFarland. We look forward to
playing our first home game and would love our Whippet fans to come out to
Perkins stadium to cheer us on."
Bryan Parker caught a Daniel Fuller pass and added a
long run which led to the only WHS score.
Dan Fuller pitches to Nathan DiFiore
Senior Sam LeibbrandPictures and comments
courtesy of Bob Mischka
(Aug 28) Members of the
Whitewater Fire Department, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will
kick off the fire fighters' first annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to
help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in the
Greater Madison and Milwaukee areas. Members of the Whitewater Fire Department
will fan out across the city with boots in hand for this year's drive on
August 30th at the intersection of Main Street and Prairie
Street from 10 am - 2 pm.
Muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
and other related life-threatening diseases take away people's ability to walk,
move, smile, talk and even breathe.
"For more than six decades fire
fighters have stood on the front lines for MDA, striving to make a difference
in the lives of those affected by muscle disease," said Abby Swift, Fundraising
Coordinator with MDA. "Fire fighters in this area do more for MDA and the
families we serve than any other group, dedicating countless hours of their
time every year participating in Fill the Boot drives and at MDA Summer Camp.
We're grateful for the support of these inspiring, selfless individuals who
have made a profound impact on our families' health, wellbeing and quality of
life, and we're excited to make this year's Whitewater Fill the Boot campaign a
Funds raised through 2015 Whitewater Fill the Boot event
build on decades of research progress, helping push science to its limits in
the search for treatments and cures.
Dollars raised also help support
MDA's life-enhancing programs such as state-of-the-art support groups and
clinics, including the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, American Family
Children's Hospital, UW Hospital, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital and the
Dean Neurological Institute and Spine Center. They also make MDA summer camp
possible so kids with muscle disease can enjoy "the best week of the year" at
Camp Wonderland in Camp Lake, Wisconsin and nearly 80 other locations
As the Muscular Dystrophy Association's largest national
sponsor, Firefighters fuel MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for
life-threatening muscle diseases. In addition to Fill the Boot events,
contributions from charity baseball games and other local events
hosted/sponsored by Firefighters help support MDA's efforts to raise awareness
and provide professional and public education about neuromuscular diseases.
About MDA The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world's leading
nonprofit health agency dedicated to saving and improving the lives of anyone
with muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding
worldwide research to find treatments and cures; by providing comprehensive
health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying
communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.
Visit MDA and follow them at facebook
. Learn more about MDA's mission by
watching this video
(Aug 28) Thursday night
the Whitewater Boys soccer team travelled for their first conference match of
the season against the Blue Devils of Evansville.
File picture courtesy of Bob Mischka
Coach Menager expected another very tough match. The
game played very fast and physical for the entire first half with no scoring
but a total of 25 shots taken by the combined teams. The second half proved to
be very different from the first half. The Blue Devils attack was able to solve
the Whippet defense and scored 4 goals in 15 minutes. Whitewater was able to
respond with 2 goals by Roberto Navejas in the 65th minute and Xhonathan
Shaholarri in the 83rd minute. Coach Menager felt the team lost its composure
and Evansville was able to take advantage. He was pleased that his squad did
not give up and was able to out their first 2 goals of the season on the board.
The Whippets will next face the Spartans of McFarland next Tuesday at
McFarland. Whitewater is now 0-1-0 in conference and 0-2-0 overall.
Junior varsity played a very aggressive game and beat the JV Blue Devils 4 - 0.
(Aug 27) UW-Whitewater's
Office of Continuing Education and Fairhaven Senior Services announce "Standing
the Test of Time" as the theme for their fall community lecture series.
For over 30 years, UW-Whitewater faculty and staff have offered free
presentations to thousands of people on topics ranging from politics and
current events to art and literature. All lectures are free and open to the
public and are held on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairhaven
Retirement Community, 435 West Starin Road, Whitewater. Street parking is
adjacent to the building.
Our world is full of new technologies,
innovations, and fads that impact the way we communicate, engage in
entertainment, appreciate art, and care for ourselves and others. But what in
our world resists change? Why have these things persisted while others pass by?
Lectures in the "Standing the Test of Time" series will explore the traditions,
institutions, natural wonders and artifacts that have endured in a time of
The titles and presenters of the lectures for the fall
September 14 The Timelessness of
Spring Training and the Minor Leagues Presented by Ryan Callahan, Director,
Continuing Education Services
September 21 Why
are Catholic Priests Still Celibate?: The Medieval Priesthood as a Modern
Institution Presented by Jennifer Thibodeaux, Associate Professor, History
September 28 Stories Matter: The Art and
Enduring Value of Stories Presented by Ann Garvin, Professor, Health, Physical
Education, Recreation and Coaching
What's "Classic" About Classical Music? Presented by Jane Ferencz, Associate
October 12 Holding Tight and
Letting Go Among the Amish and Mennonites Presented by Evie Yoder Miller,
Lecturer Emerita, Languages and Literatures
19 Public Speaking: An American Political Tradition Presented by Dick
Haven, Professor Emeritus, Communication
26 Household Names: Case Studies of Strong, Enduring Brands Presented by
Rob Boostrom, Assistant Professor, Marketing
2 The Wisdom of Ancient Trees Presented by R. Bruce Allison, Arborist
and Author, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
November 9 Quinceañeras: Rites of Passages,
Nostalgia and Wisconsin Latino Families Presented by Pilar Melero, Associate
Professor, Languages and Literatures
Wisconsin from the Air: A New View on our State Presented by Laurie
Gorman, Executive Producer, Wisconsin Public Television
November 23 Ceramics from the Ancient Past and Into the
Future Presented by Teri Frame, Assistant Professor, Art and Design
November 30 The Timeless Value of the Works of Willa
Cather Presented by Guy Reynolds, Director, The Cather Project, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln as part of the Fairhaven Lecture Series in partnership with
The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership
with Arts Midwest
Unable to attend? Links to videos of lectures,
including those from prior series, can be found at
. If you have a disability and desire
accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are
confidential. UW-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and
programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Kari Borne
at 262-472-1003 or firstname.lastname@example.org for
(Aug 27) The Whitewater
High School Freshmen Football team kicked-off its season on Tuesday, August
25th hosting the Columbus Junior Varsity. Throughout the season the
Freshmen team will play against both JV and Freshmen opponents depending on the
number of teams the opponents school has. Columbus built a 29-0 lead by
halftime but Whitewater showed resilience and determination in the second half
mounting three drives inside the Columbus 20 yard line but was unable to score.
The final score was Columbus 29, Whitewater 0. Quarterback Dylan Pease
was 8-15 for 68 yards and running back Julio Espinoza gained 51 yards on 10
carries. Jose Villegas led receivers with 4 catches for 40 yards. Alex Fero led
the defense with 8 tackles and Sam Dunklau added 5.5 tackles. The Whippet
defense forced and recovered 3 Columbus fumbles for the game.
will be in action again on Tuesday, September 1st hosting the Edgerton JV, game
time is 4:45 at Whitewater High School.
(Aug 26) The Whitewater
Boys soccer team began their 2015 season, Tuesday in a non-conference game
Goalkeeper Jimmy Cushman
Coach Menager expected a very tough match as the Whippets
and the Elks had met several times this summer in the Boy's summer league.
Whitewater started out with solid play against a very physical, high pressure
Elkhorn team. The game played at a very fast pace throughout the first half,
with both teams having few scoring chances. Finally, in the 37th minute,
Elkhorn was able to win the scramble for a loose ball in the penalty area and
found the back corner of the net.
Coach Menager made some minor
adjustments during halftime to his offensive and defensive plan and Whitewater
was able to create several scoring chances, and gain better control of the
midfield. Unfortunately for the Whippets they could not tally a score and game
ended with the final score of 0-1.
Returning keeper, Jimmy Cushman was
solid in the goal for the Whippets allowing just the 1 goal, with 15 saves.
Other notable contributors for the Whippets were Jan Maroske at sweeper, Tim
Vander Plum, and Jake Riemer in the midfield. Overall, Coach Menager is never
pleased with a loss, but felt this was a good test for his team and good
preparation for the next game against Evansville this Thursday.
Junior varsity played a very aggressive game but fell 0-3 to a very good
Elkhorn JV team.
Sweeper Jan Maroske
Tim Vander Plum at midfieldPictures courtesy of
(Aug 26) WHITEWATER WHIPPET BOOSTER CLUB - INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY - MEMBERSHIP
As August draws to a close and the 2015-16 school
year begins, the Whitewater Booster Club is excited about the upcoming seasons
of the Whitewater Whippet Athletic program!
Thanks to Individual,
Family and Business Booster members, their biennial auction and the supporters
of the concessions stands, the Booster Club had another great year raising and
donating funds for the benefit of the WHS athletic programs. In the past two
years, the Booster Club has contributed over $70,000 to the athletic program
and student athletes. Donations have supported new stencils for the high school
football field, new scoreboard in the main gym at the high school, student
athlete scholarships, iPads and Huddle software for teams and coaches, new
balance beam for the gymnastic team, a new tent for the track and field team
along with many other items! They are pleased to be able to support the student
athletes in these ways! Without your membership, support for the teams would
not be as successful as it is. Any level of contribution is greatly
New this year, they are offering a single donation amount
for the various levels of individual and family membership. Along with that,
they are excited to announce some additional incentives for your membership
$100 membership includes $10 concession voucher
membership includes $8 concession voucher
$50 membership includes $5
$25 membership includes $3 concession voucher
*Vouchers can be redeemed at any home athletic event.
4, 2015, the Booster Club will be hosting a cookout at Perkins Stadium before
the start of the Whippet football game against McFarland! The cookout begins at
5pm! This would be the perfect time for you to sign up as a Booster Club member
and make your contribution!
For copy of
Whitewater Booster Club membership form that can be submitted in advance by US
membership information or with questions, please feel free to contact Sally
Heckert at 262-347-1880 or via email at email@example.com. They look forward
to seeing you on September 4th. Go Whippets!
(Aug 26) A New Student
Orientation Program was held at Whitewater High School on Tuesday. Over
30 students from Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, Kentucky, Mexico, Jamaica and
Austria have enrolled at WHS so far this year. Doug Parker, Elizabeth Hrodey,
Jeff Behrens, Teri Hamilton and Pamela Sonmor-Wintz shared tips for success in
school and National Honor Society members provided tours of the building at the
end of the program.
(Aug 26) Chancellor
Beverly Kopper's State of the University Address was held at Young Auditorium.
The address had three major parts. Chancellor Kopper spoke first,
covering issues important to the campus community. Next, Provost John Stone
spoke on the new regulations and process the campus will be following for its
upcoming visit by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which approves
accreditation for colleges. Lastly, The Chancellor brought onto the stage alum
Floyd Bellman, a retired investment advisor in Chicago who served on the
Chancellor search committee, to provide an outsiders view of what he
learned about the campus during the search. For more on the event by Chris
Welch of the Daily Union
(Aug 29) REMINDER! Irvin L. Young Memorial Library Book Sale!
The annual book sale
of the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater will be held from
Saturday, August 29 to Friday, September 4. The sale features hundreds of
fiction and non-fiction books priced at 50 cents to a dollar or two dollars a bag, and hundreds of CD's and DVD's priced at a
dollar. Valuable or rare books are individually priced. The sale is open from
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 9
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Whitewater High graduate Aaron Brunner is a red
shirt junior tight end on the Valparaiso University football team. A two
time letter winner, Brunner is currently fighting to earn a starting spot for
the team's season opener on September 3rd at Eastern Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky
enters this season as the 14th ranked team in the NCAA Division 1 FCS preseason
Aaron is a mechanical engineering major and a member of the
campus Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has interned the last two summers
at Spectrum Brands in Madison. He and another researcher at Spectrum have a
patent pending on a product they recently developed for Spectrum.
Valparaiso finished last season at 4-8
under first year coach Dave Cecchini, a former offensive coordinator at Harvard
and Lehigh. A highlight of the season was a 17-3 win over archrival Butler to
win the annual Hoosier Helmet trophy. The Crusaders begin their home season on
September 12th against Sacred Heart University of Connecticut, a FCS
championship qualifier the last two seasons.
(Aug 26) Josh Mesner, a
2013 WHS graduate and former Whippet Boys Swim Team captain won the Wisconsin
Cycling Association (WCA) State Time Trial Championships in category 4 on
Sunday, August 23rd. Josh was also a three year member of the WHS cross country
He averaged just shy of 24 mph over the rolling,
windy and rainy 40 Km course near Brighton, WI. His result was good enough for
5th place overall, as he beat many category 1/2/3 and pro racers. Josh is a
junior with a Political Science and Environmental Law double major at
UW-Madison. He rides for the Badger cycling team in U.S. Collegiate Cycling
events and for the local Lakes Area Physical Therapy cycling team in USA
Josh with arms raised!
(Aug 26) Bike Scavenger
Hunt - Fri. Aug 28th from Starin Park with Registration at 5:30pm - Free will
donation fundraiser for the Do Something MobilePack on 4/2/16. For more
(Aug 26) The
children at St. Patrick Church had a wonderful time at Vacation Bible school
earlier in August.
The theme was "Everest". The children learned
Bible stories, played cool games, watched Christian videos, sang and danced,
made fun crafts, and even prepared their own snacks based on the theme of the
day. Thanks to all the adults and teenagers who helped make this week a
(Aug 25) Whitewater
Unified School District New Teachers - School Starts, Tuesday, September
(Front L-R) Chelsea Kuhlow, Lakeview
Music Teacher; Kristen Klein, LINCS English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher;
Emily Calcaterra, Lakeview and Washington School Counselor (Back L-R) Nicholas
Bee, MS 8th Grade Teacher; Melissa Hintz, MS 8th Grade Teacher; Rebecca Ebling,
(Front L-R) Kristyn Armstrong, MS
Spanish; Calla Dellinger, MS 6th Grade Teacher; Dejay Dvorak, MS 6th Grade
Teacher (Back L-R) Megan Alt, HS Math; James Linos, HS Spanish and Lauren
Wiemer, HS Special Ed.
(Aug 25) The Whitewater
Unified School District (WUSD) School Board held its annual budget hearing and
gave preliminary approval to its 2015-16 budget Monday. Overall budget is
projected to be $21,612,144 with levy amount of $15,234 083 which is expected
to be a -1.17% reduction from last years tax levy.
approved hiring Liz Hrodey as the new Whitewater High School Associate
Principal. She will be replacing Joe Lynch.
Out of 100
applicants, she rose to the top three in the first round of interviews and then
in the second round of interviews as the best candidate for the AP
She comes to the High School from Sun Prairie where she has taught
science and she has her Director of Pupil Services and Alternative education
certifications in addition to her principal's license.
This past year,
she served as an interim Assistant Principal for a semester.
extensive experience working with special needs and at risk students. Her
references talk highly of her ability to reach "tough" kids and help each
student reach their individual potential.
She also has been a head
girls basketball coach at Sun Prairie and Madison LaFollete HS.
worked with a wide range of demographics and ethnicities.
School Board meeting story by Chris Welch
Whitewater correspondent for the Daily Union
(Front L-R) Sydney Treder, Ali
Ketterhagen, Betsy Hixson, Sally Kate Hixson (Middle L-R) Amanda Kravanger,
Emily Heckert, Milena Maroske, Alli Sedmak, (Top L-R) Maggie Hough, Emma
Stutzman, Andi Markham, Izzy Zahn
(Aug 23) WHS Girls'
Coach Tim Nelson comments: "The Whippets had a very
successful two day trip to northwestern Wisconsin. On Friday the team
participated in the Sparta Triangular defeating Viroqua 7-0 and Sparta 6-1.
This was followed up the next day at several locations throughout Eau Claire
with a 3-0 showing at the Altoona Invite. The girls opened the day with a 5-2
victory over New Richmond, followed by a 6-1 win over Chippewa Falls, and ended
the day with the match of the tournament, a 4-3 win over Altoona.
Whitewater took 12 kids on the trip and with those extra girls and a player
dealing with a nagging injury the team rotated some kids in and out of the line
up and did some moving back and forth between singles and doubles. Every girl
contributed a win sometime during the two day trip.
Going 5-0 on the
trip were Milena Maroske, Amanda Kraayvanger, and Betsy Hixson at singles.
Undefeated at doubles were Sally Hixson and Alli Sedmak. Andi Markham turned in
4 wins with partners, Izzy Zahn, Maggie Hough, and Emily Heckert. Izzy Zahn
picked up wins at both singles and doubles. Emma Stutzman and Ali Ketterhagen
had 3 wins at doubles and Sydney Treder picked up wins and made her varsity
debut over the weekend.
The match of the Altoona Invite was turned in
by freshman Betsy Hixson at 4 singles against Altoona. With the team match
score tied 3-3, she had lost the first set 3-6, and was down 2-4 in the second
before staging her comeback winning the set 6-4. In tournament play a first to
10 win by two tie breaker is played in place of a full third set. Betsy fell
behind early and was at one point down 3-8. Betsy took one point at a time
approach and came all the way back to pull out the tie breaker with a 14-12
Whitewater returns to action with a dual meet at Columbus on
Tuesday morning beginning at 9am."
Andi Markham and Maggie Hough
Not all tennis weekend - a leaping deer
(Aug 23) Drive Sober
How many potentially life or death decisions do you make?
Although it might not seem like a decision with drastic consequences, your
choice to give up your car keys when you're impaired or to stop a friend from
driving drunk could be a lifesaver.
Tragically, too many people still
get behind the wheel when they're not sober. On average, someone is killed or
injured in an alcohol-related crash in Wisconsin approximately every three
To combat drunken driving, UW-Whitewater police officers will be
out in force from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7, which includes the Labor Day weekend, for
the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
Drunken driving is entirely preventable. So we urge you to use a
designated driver or find another way home if youre impaired. The Zero In
Wisconsin traffic safety initiative also offers a free Drive Sober
mobile app that can be downloaded
During this crackdown on drunken drivers
and throughout the year, we are serious when we say, Drive Sober or Get
(Aug 23) The Whippet
volleyball team held a four team scrimmage Saturday, August 23rd hosting Big
Foot, Union Grove and Elkhorn.
Pictures courtesy of Bob Mischka
Sr. Nicole Frison serving!
Sr. Autumn Bultman passing!
Coach Kathy Bullis comments: "Per the WIAA, teams are
not allowed to keep score during a scrimmage.
The Whippet defensive
specialists Freshman Catherine Yang, Jr. Kelsey Herald and Sr. Monica Junoi did
a great job passing and digging balls up to our Sr. setter Keely Fielder. Keely
had a nice showing being the quarterback of this young team. Our middles,
senior Nicole Frison and sophomore Miranda Reynolds provided a solid first line
of defense with their strong blocks. Our outside hitters junior Kate Riemer,
sophomore Allison Heckert and freshman Anna Reimer were able to mix up their
shots and swing hard keeping the defense on their toes. The remaining senior
Autumn Bultman provided all around solid play in the back row with her ability
to track all kinds of balls and dig them while also putting up a very strong
block against the opponents outside hitters.
The volleyball team will
play next Friday, August 28th and Saturday 29th at the UWW tourney."
(Aug 22) WHITEWATER HIGH
SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB - BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP 2015-2016 The start of the
2015-16 school year is nearing and excitement is in the air. The Booster Club
held its annual meeting in August. They have a number of returning board
members and officers and will have some new faces. The fall sports teams have
started practice and games and they are looking forward to another successful
year on and off the field!
Thanks to Individual/Family and Business
Booster members, the biennial auction and the supporters of the concessions
stands, the Booster Club had another great year in 2014-15 raising and donating
funds for the benefit of the WHS athletic programs. In the past two years
alone, the Booster Club has contributed over $70,000 to the athletic program
and student athletes.
Without your help, support for the teams would
not be as successful as it is. Any level of contribution is greatly appreciated
and will be recognized for your donation. New this year, they are offering a
flat donation amount for the various levels of business membership. Along with
that, they are excited to announce some additional incentives for the
membership donation! Listed below are the donation levels and the benefits that
go with the donation.
New members at the gold silver or bronze levels
will receive a handsome business membership plaque. Renewing members will have
their plaques updated with a 2015-16 sticker. As budgets tighten, the
Whitewater High School Booster Club is more important than ever before. Please
help them continue to keep the great traditions of the programs.
Booster Club - Business membership registration form -
(Aug 20) WHAT'S HAPPENING
AT J-HAWKS? Swimming is a lifelong sport that is great for both fitness and
competition. Get your kids involved NOW!
Don't know how to
swim? Register for the swim lessons. Love to swim? Register for the youth swim
team. Parents or Adults - Are you looking for a fun, challenging event - check
out the September triathlon!
Team Starts Monday, September 14th Practice location: UW-Whitewater They
have a something for all skill levels, from the beginner to the advanced.
$75 First-Time Member Fee Practice fees from Sept. 14th-Dec. 1st NO
12&Under swimmers) They now have 2 practice options: 5:15pm - 6:15pm
or 6pm - 7pm (do what works for your schedule) All 8&Unders are
automatically Mini-Hawks. Special fees for 8&Under only families.
*Junior Team is for advanced 12&Under
*HS Conditioning is for 8th graders
and older, designed for the fitness swimmer.
*Senior Team is for the advanced swimmer (typically
13&Over), with competitive goals in mind.
Check out their
programs, under the SWIM TEAM link of their website,
Practices are held Mondays
through Fridays, from 5:15pm-7pm. Register on-line.
SWIM LESSONS Start Monday, September 21st UW-Whitewater -
Register on-line, (SWIM LESSON REG tab)
Aggressive lessons where we teach your child how to SWIM and get
them moving independently by the end of the session. If they know how to swim a
little, we want them swimming across the pool.
($50/swimmer) Class Days: M/W or TU/TH
Class Times: 5:30pm, 6pm, or 6:30pm
(Clingers and Tots)
Class Times: 5:30pm or 6:15pm (Self-Supporter and
PRIVATE LESSONS ($24/30 minutes) Class Day: Fridays
Times: 5:30pm, 6pm, or 6:30pm
J-HAWK LATEBIRD TRIATHLON Sunday,
September 27th - SAVE $10 and register BEFORE
Events: Child Tri: 200 yard swim (4 laps), 4 mile
bike, 1 mile run
Adult Sprint Tri: 500 yard swim (10 laps), 13 mile
bike, 3 mile run
Adult Olympic Tri: 1000 yard swim (20 laps), 27.5 mile
bike, 6 mile run
Do it on your own or as part of a relay team. Register
on-line at Eventbrite.com or at Active.com. Paper registrations are also
available. Lots of details are on-line,
. Any questions, call Cheri at
(Aug 19) Proceeds from
the Jack Hartman Open will go to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee for research
in the ongoing fight against Congenital Heart Disease and defects.
4 Person Scramble
Tee Times 10 am - 1pm -
Call Mike: 920-563-4499
$40/ person (includes lunch)
$25 for golf only
Music by Mourning Dayze
The Steve Meisner Band
Spring Creek Golf Center, 4787 Yandry
NOT A GOLFER? Join them for the silent auction, raffles,
music and lunch at $10/person
For more info and a list of auction and
raffle items - visit their group on Facebook JACK Hartmann Open
For questions or inquiries please contact: Stephanie
Hartmann 920-723-4315, Cort Hartmann 920-723-3664 or Christine Riedel
(Aug 18) End-of-Life
Pre-paredness Workshop - "Dying is a Serious and Complicated Business"
They had been married for three years. Her husband, 53,
died beside her in bed. She knew nothing of their finances, did not know his
funeral wishes, had no idea where the paperwork would be and did not know they
owned three condos. A 258 page workbook guide called And Then There was One was
written by Charlotte Fox to help people avoid the struggles she had.
This guide includes over 70 checklists and forms providing a roadmap
through the planning process. This guide will ease the transition for your
survivors by informing them of your wishes and promoting harmony in the family
after your passing. The greatest gift we can leave our family is our
pre-paration. You would not plan a wedding in three days but that often happens
in the event of a funeral.
The 4 hour
workshop, broken into two hour segments on two different dates, will
include information sharing by a lawyer, a banker, and hospice with time to ask
questions. It will be presented on:
nights September 15 and 22
Whitewater Public Library
6:00 p. m.-8:00
p.m. each date.
The workbook is optional at a cost of $30.
Additional information can be found on the website
register, please call 262-473-0530. If you have questions, please call
608-423-3291. More information about the workshop can be heard on the Michael
Clish Show on WFAW radio on Thursday, August 27 at 9:00 a.m.
(Aug 15) The 2nd Annual
Whitewater Main St. Festival will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 11-3
in downtown Whitewater. A celebration of the arts, it will be an
immersion of all forms of art for festivalgoers. A two-block area of Main
Street will be closed off for the Festival. Retail stores will have special
sales and restaurants will have food available. Festival is organized together
by Downtown Whitewater, Whitewater Arts Alliance, Whitewater Chamber and Studio
New this year there will be an art scavenger
hunt that will be free to all. People will have a guide with clues to
where the pieces of a painting are hidden either in stores or on the streets.
Once you find all the pieces to the art you are invited to bring them to Studio
84 to collage them together with imaginative embellishments. You can then take
them home or hang them up for display and pick them up at the end of the
festival or the following week. The scavenger hunt is sponsored by the
Whitewater Arts Alliance and Studio 84.
There will be a
relay race to watch with teams of three artists and/or
artist wannabees! Teams will be given 1 hour to collaborate on a
painting. The interesting part is they must draw out of a can the items they
must put into their painting. With imagery unknown until drawn, they must then
use their creative skills to create a harmonious painting. Team members will
have approximately 20 minutes to complete their portion. Paintings will be up
for raffle once completed. Winners of the raffle need not be present to win.
This is free for anyone interested in entering a team. Relay begins at 12:00,
preregister your team to be guaranteed a canvas!
Street Painting is sponsored by Nasco Art Supplies and
approved! For $3 you can purchase a 3x3 square and for $5 you get a 5x5 square
of street space along with paints and brushes to paint away with your
imagination. Imagery will be available for those who need some ideas.
Another creative immersion will be edible
sculptures! Sponsored by W3 WellHawks, visitors will learn to make
sculptures out of vegetables and then enjoy munching on it when completed!
From 1-2 pm there will be a performance of a drumming circle presented by Whitewater school students
led by teacher Christine Hayes.
galleries will have exhibits open. The Whitewater Arts Alliance,
Crossman Gallery, First Citizens State Bank, The Sweet Spot and Studio 84 will
bring the gallery experience to the Festival. Maps will be available with
locations of each gallery and all are within walking distance. On your walk to
the galleries you can enjoy checking out the lamppost extravaganza at the
Cultural Arts Center, which is a public art project brought to you by the Arts
Alliance and Tomorrow's Hope of Jefferson County. Artists created art that
wraps around the lampposts with a portion of the entry fees going to local
families who are going through life limiting illness. On the side of Studio 84
you can view the famous Prairie Tiller Mural and several works of art that
replace the boarded up windows of the Studio on the back side of the building.
UW-Whitewater's Student Art Association will have face painting available ranging from $1 for a small
image up to $5 for a full-face image. There will be a community chalkboard for
people to express their response to a question (question to be revealed at the
Come for the day and enjoy the Farmer's Market located at True Value Hardware from 8
till noon, then come enjoy immersion into the arts from 11-3. Watch for some
plein air painters and see artists in action.
Applications for art and craft booths are still being
accepted. ($35 for a 10x10 space) Sign up to be a plein air painter (free) or
sign up your team of three for the relay race! All
details and forms can be found at
, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling
262-473-9845. You can also stop by Whitewater Tourism
office at 150 W. Main St. or Studio 84 at 121 W. Center St. to pick up
forms. No matter how you immerse yourself in the arts with
participating, looking, buying or listening, it will be an enjoyable event for
all. Be sure to stop in at the information tent to get your raffle tickets,
purchase a street square and pick up the clues for the scavenger hunt! Details
(Aug 14) Kiwanis Pancake
Breakfast - Save the date Sept 20th - Tickets available now!
(Aug 14) Irvin L. Young
Memorial Library Program - LOCAL HEALTH INSURANCE HELP IS HERE! 5pm - 8pm
TUESDAYS, Oct 27. LIFE CHANGES? That's OKAY! You could be eligible for a
Special Enrollment Period. NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR CURRENT COVERAGE? Come ask
questions and learn your options. Make informed choices. #ACA is WORKING!
HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE LAST 60 DAYS?
~ Moved to a new address? ~ Had a baby or adopted a
child? ~ Got married? ~ Got divorced? ~ Lost health coverage? ~ Gained
Citizenship? ~ No longer incarcerated? ~ Change in income?
You may be eligible for a special enrollment. Learn your
It is the policy of the Wisconsin Association of Free
& Charitable Clinics (WAFCC) not to discriminate on the basis of race,
color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Please
let us know ahead of time if you would like an interpreter or require special
accommodations. QUESTIONS? Call KATHERINE (262) 949-2971.
(Aug 13) Fire Department Breakfast Fundraiser - Save the date Sunday, Sept
John Roy Underwood died with
family by his side on August 25, 2015 at his home in Green Bay following a long
battle against prostate cancer. He was born on August 15, 1934 in Whitewater,
Wisconsin, the oldest child of Harold W. Underwood and Doris M. (nee Henderson)
Underwood. John spent the bulk of his childhood in Wausau,
Wisconsin. He developed a lifelong love of trains growing up across the street
from the iconic Milwaukee Road rail depot where, as a youngster, the train
engineers let him ride in the steam engine compartment of the switching train
and even handle the throttle. He also developed a great appreciation for the
outdoors while spending long summer days with childhood friends exploring the
sandbars of the Wisconsin River and the woods along the river's banks. This
close connection with the Wisconsin north woods remained with him throughout
his adult life. He owned two different cottages where he participated in his
favorite pastimes including hiking, hunting, fishing and cross country and
water skiing with family and friends. But what he may have enjoyed most was
hanging out on the pier and playing fetch with his retrievers and spaniels.
His family returned to Whitewater in 1950 and
in 1952 he graduated from Whitewater High School where, among many activities,
he was a guard on the Whitewater Whippet football team. In 1956 he received his
bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he was
President of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity and, in John's words, "won the
lottery when I met Gail" whom he married on August 18, 1956.
their home and raised two sons in Hartford, Wisconsin where John initially
taught high school before assuming the position of business manager for the
local school district and, in 1968, becoming a banker with First Wisconsin
National Bank (now USBank) of Milwaukee. While in Hartford, John also earned
his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served his
country as a sergeant in the United States Army, based at Fort Lewis,
Washington during the Berlin Crisis. The household later grew with the addition
of a nephew and niece.
John and Gail moved to Green Bay in 1977 when he
was elected President and CEO of First Wisconsin National Bank of Green Bay, a
position he held until his retirement in 1996. He was particularly proud of
creating an entrepreneurial environment for his employees and establishing
deeply rooted relationships with customers.
He was strongly dedicated
to serving his communities. In Green Bay, John was involved in many civic
activities, most notably as a member of the Executive Committee of the Green
Bay Packers serving as Treasurer from 1990-2005; Chairman, Treasurer and
Director of Bellin Memorial Hospital; and in Madison, a Director of the
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (where he was also a patient).
He typically described his job as a member of the Executive Committee
as "the preservation of a national treasure." While his term coincided with the
Packers' renaissance on the field, he focused on the other two legs of the
"three legged stool critical to ensuring the long term success of the
franchise," a metaphor John often used to explain the franchise's challenges.
To that end, his most significant contributions to the Packers were as a
driving force behind securing long term financial viability through Lambeau
Field redevelopment and protecting league revenue sharing by reinvigorating the
team's influence within the NFL through his heavy involvement on league
committees dealing with revenue sharing, collective bargaining and competitive
John is survived by his wife and best friend of 59 years, Gail
M. (nee Schubert) Underwood, and his two sons, John (Betty) Underwood of
Arlington Heights, IL and David (Deborah DeHaas) Underwood of Winnetka, IL. He
loved and was fiercely proud of his grandchildren; Emily, Kelsey, Eric, Alex
and Matthew Underwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his
brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Barbara) Underwood and sister-in-law Margery
(nee Schubert) Siegrist.
The visitation will be held on Tuesday,
September 1, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason
St., Green Bay, WI 54302. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, after 9:30 am
at First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St. Green Bay, WI 54301, until time
of service. Memorial service 11:00 am Wednesday at the church with Rev. David
Wilkinson officiating. In lieu of floral expressions, donations may be made to
either the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center,
, Bellin Hospital
Foundation, or the First United
Methodist Church of Green Bay, . On-line condolences
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