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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter Receive Donation from Kiwanis

March 7, 2018
Pictured in the photo are (left to right): UW-W Habitators Damara Breunig, Sarah Lorenz, and Thomas Welch; Kiwanis President Jerry Grant; and UW-W Habitators Lucas Bomm, Adam Mentch and Lauren Dalsanto
Students from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter presented information about their work to the Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club on Tuesday, and they received a $300 donation from the club as well as a donation of $200 from Kiwanis Member Kathy Schumacher.
Approximately 40 UW-W students are planning to use their Spring Break week to travel to North Carolina and help build homes for people in need.  Their local chapter raises funds from the community, and individual members pay their own way.  One way they raise money is through the Hire-A-Habitator program.  Students will do a variety of work for people in our community, including yard work, and ask for donations for the UW-W Habitat for Humanity in return.  Anyone interested in receiving help from the students can contact hfh@uww.edu.

Whitewater Unified School District Partnership with Gateway Technical College’s Transcripted Credit Program Saves Students Money

March 6, 2018
Presenting Whitewater High School teacher Mike Wintz with a plaque is District Administrator Mark Elworthy.

The Transcripted Credit program allows high school students to earn both high school and Gateway credit at the same time. The Gateway courses are taught here at Whitewater High School by high school staff, using the same Gateway materials and curriculum that is used at the technical college campus. The high school staff works closely with Gateway faculty mentors to provide Whitewater students the same opportunities and success as the students on campus. Whitewater High School students are given the option to register for the Gateway credit, which many of them choose to do.


This year, 17 students at Whitewater High School earned Gateway credit, saving the students a total of $5,418.58.

Calling all 2018-19 4K and Kindergarten students (coming from outside our current Whitewater 4K programs)!

March 5, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  Our 4K and Kindergarten registration is coming up on April 19th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Central Office (419 S. Elizabeth Street, Whitewater, WI).


  • A child must be 4 years old by September 1st, there is no early entrance allowed into 4K
  • Students will be assigned to the school of which they reside.
  • AM and PM preference will be given on a first come first serve basis
  • The expectation is that the enrolled student is “potty” trained
  • A 4K student may attend 4K for one year
  • $10.00 Registration Fee will be collected
  • 4K is part of the elementary school and good attendance is important. If your child will be missing, you must call the attendance office by 9 AM
  • Please Bring:
    • Birth Certificate, Immunization records, registration packet, and registration fee


  • Child must be 5 years old by September 1st
  • $20.00 Registration Fee will be collected
  • Please Bring:
    • Birth Certificate, Immunization records, registration packet, and registration fee

Thank you for choosing The Whitewater Unified School District!

Llamando a todos los estudiantes 2018-19 4K y Kindergarten
(que viene de fuera de nuestras actuales programas de Whitewater 4K)!

Marque su calendario:Nuestro registro 4K y Kinder se acerca el 19 de  Abril    09 a.m.-1:00 pm y 03 p.m.-7:00 pm en la Oficina Central (419 S. Elizabeth Street, Whitewater, WI ).


  • Un niño debe tener 4 años antes del 1septiembre, no hay ninguna entrada anticipada permitida en 4K
  • Los estudiantes serán asignados a la escuela de la que residen.
  • AM y PM se dará preferencia en un primer llegado primer servido base
  • la expectativa es que el estudiante inscrito es entrenado ir al baño solo
  • Una 4K estudiante puede asistir a 4K por un año
  • Será recogido la cuota de $ 10.00 para registro
  • 4K es parte de la escuela primaria y una buena la asistencia es importante. Si su hijo va a estar ausente, debe llamar a la oficina de asistencia a las 9 am
  • Por favor traer:
    • Acta de nacimiento, registros de vacunación, paquete de inscripción y la cuota de inscripción


  • El niño debe tener 5 años antes del 1  septiembre
  • $ 20.00 para la cuota de inscripción
  • favor traer:
    • Acta de nacimiento, registros de vacunación, paquete de inscripción, y la cuota de inscripción

Gracias por elegir El distrito escolar unificado de Whitewater!

Whippet Pride Heading to State Academic Competitions

March 5, 2018

Congratulations to Sophie Walton, 8th grader, daughter of Russ and Kim Walton of Whitewater, for winning the CESA 2 Regional Scripps Spelling Bee on February 28 at Whitewater High School. Her final winning word was claustrophobic.  She now advances to the 2018 Badger State Spelling Bee on Saturday, April 24 at Madison College.

Congratulations also to Andrew Rollette, 8th grader, son of Jeannine Volbright of Whitewater and Jeffrey Rollette of Chicago, as he was recently chosen as a qualifier for the State National Geographic Bee. Andrew will now travel to Madison on April 6 to compete with other top qualifiers from around our state.

We wish both of these students the best of luck as they take on these new challenges and are very proud to have them representing Whitewater!


5th Annual International Photo Contest at Roberta’s Art Gallery through March 20

March 5, 2018

Roberta’s Art Gallery will show The 5th Annual International Photo Contest. The exhibit will be on display from March 1-20, and showcases photographs of excitement and travel.

A reception will be held on March 6, from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM with light refreshments provided.  The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. Photographers in attendance will share their experiences and explain their photos.


Photos from this year’s International Photo Contest


The Whitewater Police Department is accepting applications for a Full-Time Public Safety Dispatcher position.

March 5, 2018

The Whitewater Police Department is accepting applications for a Full-Time Public Safety Dispatcher position. Whitewater provides dispatch services for police, fire, and rescue. The schedule consists of varying shifts to include weekends and holidays. Wage range is $17.63-$19.92 per hour, plus a benefits package. Applications must be completed on-line @ http://agency.governmentjobs.com/whitewaterwi/default.cfm.

The application deadline is Friday, March 23, 2018, at 4:00 pm. The City of Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Whitewater High School Honor Roll

March 4, 2018

Honor Roll, 3.00 – 3.49 GPA; Semester 1, 2017-18 , 

High Honor Roll, 3.50 – 4.00 GPA; Semester 1, 2017-18 , 


Congratulations to these Students!

UWW P.E.A.C.E Hosts Movie Nights Through Spring, First Movie on March 5th

March 4, 2018

P.E.A.C.E  is a campus organization focusing on Peace, Education, and Activism, through Creative Engagement. The films take place at 5:00 PM on the first Monday of each month in the Summer’s Auditorium (lower level of the University Center) and focus on various social issues.

Below are the specific dates and descriptions of the films being shown during the next three months.

Monday, March 5 – Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – This film departs from the PEACE documentary tradition in that it is a fictionalized portrayal of the story of Henrietta Lacks, based on the bestseller. Henrietta Lacks is “an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks, the film chronicles her search, aided by journalist Rebecca Skloot, to learn about the mother she never knew and to understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks’ cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs.” View film information  https://henriettalackshbo.com/  and the teacher’s guide http://rebeccaskloot.com/the-immortal-life/teaching/

Monday, April 2  – It Happened Here – “Through the intimate portraits of five student survivors, It Happened Here exposes the alarming pervasiveness of sexual assault on college campuses, the institutional cover-ups and the failure to protect students, and follows their fight for accountability and change on campus and in federal court.” http://www.ithappenedhere.org/

This presentation will be followed by a discussion with Paige Smith, UW-Whitewater Title IX Coordinator.

Monday, May 7 –  Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope: “Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.” http://kpjrfilms.co/resilience/

WWUSD Family Connections Program hosted a Family Swim Night

March 4, 2018

WWUSD Family Connections program sponsored a family swim night at Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center. Over 150 people enjoyed quality family time together thanks to funds from United Way of Jefferson and Northern Walworth Counties and Kiwanis Breakfast Club!

Thank you for the memories!

Warhawk Women Win First, Lose Second Game in NCAA Tournament

March 4, 2018

Photos by Bob Mischka

Round 1: No. 11 UW-Whitewater 81, UW-Superior 46

The University of Wisconsin- Whitewater women’s basketball team downed UW-Superior, 81-46, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament Friday night at Kachel Gymnasium.

Senior guard Brooke Trewyn led the Warhawks with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists.  Smith tallied 15 points and two assists and junior forward Olivia Freckmann recorded 13 points and eight rebounds. For the complete story on the round 1 game from UWWSports.com, 

Round 2: Gustavus Adolphus 74, No. 11 UW-Whitewater 60

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team fell to Gustavus Adolphus, 74-60, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship Saturday evening at Kachel Gymnasium.

UW-Whitewater finished its season with a 25-4 record, claiming both the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships for the first time in school history during the 2017-18 season.

Senior Brooke Trewyn led UW-Whitewater with 18 points and four assists, finishing her career as the program’s No. 3 all-time scorer with 1,300 points.

Senior Malia Smith finished her career as a 1,000-point scorer with 1,013 points. Senior forward Andrea Meinert also wrapped up her Warhawk career, totaling 810 points and 470 rebounds.

For the complete story on the round 2 game from UWWSports.com, 

Whitewater Boys Basketball Season Ends in Regionals

March 4, 2018
Bryce Parrish led the Whippets with 16 points against Martin Luther.

Photo by Bob Mischka

Whitewater boys basketball came to an end with a 70 – 49 loss to #1 seed Martin Luther. Whitewater knew they would have a tough task handling the athletic Martin Luther team. Whitewater came in the first half holding their own, holding the lead until the final 3 minutes of the half when Martin Luther went on an 8-0 run to close the half 33-21. The second half was owned by Martin Luther as they advance to play Lakeside Lutheran on Saturday.

Bryce Parrish led the Whippets with 16 points followed by Roberto Navejas, Ben Kloskey and Daniel Fuller all with 9 points.

Pair of Whippets Compete at State Wrestling

March 4, 2018

Article by John J. Schimming, Photos by Bob Mischka

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Tyler Gamble and Jimmy DuVal participated in the 75th annual WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament. Each weight class in Division 2 consists of 12 student-athletes looking to reach the top of the podium or at the very least the top six on the podium.

The tournament started with Gamble competing on Thursday night in a first-round match against a young man from Amery. Tyler made quick work of his opponent pinning him in an amazing 24 seconds. This put Tyler into the Friday competition and among the top 8. Tyler came out on Friday morning and secured the first takedown but then was unable to score more from that point, dropping his match 6-2. The loss put Tyler in the wrestleback against a competitor from Viroqua. Tyler wrestled well but just was unable to score against a very good opponent and lost 4-1, thus ending Tyler’s high school wrestling career. Tyler had set his goal to wrestle in the Kohl center and had the opportunity to close out his career on the floor there. He has nothing to be ashamed of.

Because Jimmy DuVal won his sectional he benefited from not having to compete until Friday morning. In his quarterfinal match, he was pitted against a very good defensive wrestler and wrestled a very good match coming out ahead 2-1. This put Jimmy into the semi-finals against an extremely athletic, quick student-athlete from Lodi. Jimmy wrestled his heart out but came up short 11-4 putting him into the wrestleback on Saturday morning. In the first match Saturday, Jimmy wrestled the best match the coaching staff had ever seen him wrestle. He was pitted against the young man who had kept him off the podium last season so he was very motivated. Jimmy was aggressive and maintained great control throughout the match. When it was over Jimmy found himself on top 6-2 and in the 3rd place match. In Jimmy’s final match as a whippet wrestler, he wrestled well but was unable to come away with the victory dropping the match thus placing him in 4th place. This was an outstanding accomplishment for DuVal as the top 6 guys are all very good wrestlers.

DuVal closed out his senior season with 118 wins (4th in school history) 44 wins in a season (1st in school history) and placed 4th in the state tournament, highest finish for a whippet wrestler since 2006. Congratulations on a great career.

Great job to both student-athletes on the great accomplishment of reaching the state tournament. Thank you to all the fans who drove to Madison or followed from home.


On March, 13, 2018, William G Wilson Jr., at the age of 84 years, six months, ten days and two hours passed away, with Jesus leading him by the hand saying, “It’s time to go.” It was that and many prayers on his behalf, that Bill left this world for heaven, with his loving wife at his side. Bill resided at The Gardens of Ridgestone, Elkhorn, WI.

Bill was born on September 3, 1933, to William and Margaret (Dunn) Wilson Sr. in Guilford, Maine. Bill spent his childhood in Bangor, Maine. His favorite number was 13, married for 13 years and died on the 13th. Three’s also played a role with his birth date and the month he died.

Bill proudly enlisted and served his country in the US Army during the Korean War 1953-1956. He was stationed in Japan. Bill was proud of being part of The Far East Honor Guard. The family tradition of service extends to his son and grandson in the Navy. Both served in the nuclear sub program. Bill received his Honor Flight to Washington D. C. on November 7, 2015, accompanied by his son, (Gary) William G Wilson III.

Bill drove semi for many years for many years, like his father, on the east coast. Bill’s other occupations included security guard and maintenance in New Jersey. When residing in Wisconsin, Bill was manager of Blackhawk Manor Senior Living in Whitewater, WI.

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The Honorable Judge James “Jim” Lynn Carlson, OFS, 74, Whitewater passed away peacefully on March 14, 2018 surrounded by loving friends and family at Glenwood at Mulberry Campus, Whitewater, WI.

Jim was born on January 24, 1944, in Kenosha, Wisconsin to the Hon. Harry V. Sr.  and Corinne (Schmitt) Carlson.  He graduated from Kenosha Bradford High School in 1962,  from UW-Madison with his undergraduate degree in 1966, and his law degree in 1970.  Following law school, Jim began his career as an attorney at the Clark Dempsey Law Firm in Whitewater, also serving at that time as the Assistant City Attorney for Whitewater.  In 1976, Jim was elected District Attorney for Walworth County.  During his tenure as District Attorney, Jim focused on building the capabilities of the office to better serve the interests of Walworth County.  In 1978,   Governor Lee Dreyfus appointed Jim to fill a judicial vacancy for Walworth County.  Following his appointment, he was regularly elected to the court until his retirement on July 31, 2016.  In 2013, the Walworth County Bar Association recognized Judge Carlson’s long and dedicated professional service to the community by awarding him a Lifetime Achievement Award.  By the time of his retirement in 2016, Judge Carlson had become the longest-serving judge in Walworth County history.   

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Carol Emmaline Siddons passed away on March 8, 2018 at Ridgestone Assisted Living in Delavan, Wisconsin.

Carol was born on May 24, 1925, to Albert and Nora (Kobelman) Smith in the Town of Sugar Creek, Wisconsin. Carol graduated from Elkhorn Area High School in 1943 and from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1947 with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught first grade at Caswell Elementary in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin for four years and second grade at Wileman Elementary in Delavan, Wisconsin for 36 years, retiring from her beloved profession in 1988. She married Howard Francis Siddons on October 14, 1961, in the Historic Heart Prairie Church on the shores of Whitewater Lake. Reading, gardening, bird watching, ceramics, and needlework were just a few of her special interests. Carol loved her animal companions and was a devoted supporter of animal shelters and environmental conservation. She volunteered for Lakeland Medical Center for 17 years, Meals on Wheels, and Lutherdale Bible Camp. Carol was a member of Sugar Creek Lutheran Church and the Walworth County Retired Teachers Association.

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