SLALN 5-6 and 7-8 Math Meet Results

Front – (6th graders) Andrew O”Toole, Henry Gehrenbeck, Ava Nygren, Alex Clarksen
Back – (8th graders) Peter Portwine, Cole Schlicher, Jazmin Cederberg, Emma Clarksen  (7th graders) Emilia Houweers, Silas Baker, Emerson Ellenwood, Jared Apgar

It was a job well done for the students that represented Whitewater Middle School at the Southern Lakes Advanced Learner Network Math Meets on January 15. While no trophies or medals were earned by Whitewater students they tried their hardest, had fun, and represented our school well. 

Our 5-6 team came in 3rd place (out of 8 schools in their division) behind Hartland-Lakeside and Merton. Henry Gehrenbeck and Andrew O’Toole just missed receiving high individual medals by placing third and fourth high respectively. Alex Clarkson and Ava Nygren also had very high scores close behind Henry and Andrew and within the top 12. Hartland-Lakeside and Merton also dominated the 7-8 Math Meet event. 

Our 7-8 team came in 6th place (out of 8 schools in their division) and placed above Clinton and East Troy. Jared Apgar was the highest scoring student on our 7-8 Whitewater team followed by Cole Schlicher and Emma Clarksen. Other members of the 7-8 team included Jazmin Cederberg, Peter Portwine, Silas Baker, Emerson Ellenwood, and Emilia Houwers. It was an exciting, high energy event and a tough day.

There were 72 math teams competing represented by 36 different school districts and 576 students attended the event on the UW-Whitewater campus.

8 Lincoln Choir Students Perform in WCDA All-State Children’s Choir

Students performing were (front row, left to right) Isaac Weigel, Erika Dreksler, Elora Wildermuth-Brietzman, (back row, left to right) Margaret Brown, Chacha Binagi, Nina Heim, Yareli Palomec and Honors Choir director from the Platteville Children’s Choir, Marcie Russell.

Lincoln Elementary 5th Grade Choir had 8 students selected for the Wisconsin Choral Director’s Association All-State Children’s Choir. The performance was January 12 at Lawrence University in Appleton.

They performed with 5th and 6th-grade choir students from across the state for the WCDA State Conference.

Lincoln Choir Director, Christine Hayes, commented, “The music was challenging and the students worked extremely hard for a beautiful performance. It was a life changing experience!”

Southern Lakes Anthology District Winners

Congratulations to all Whitewater Middle School students that submitted work for this year’s Southern Lakes Anthology competition. The quality of middle school entries was outstanding again this year. These 12 students have been designated as our middle school district winners:

Front Row: 6th graders – Lucy Troxel, Ava Nygren, Nola Coburn, Alex Clarksen

Middle Row: 7th graders – Leah Newmann, Iza Tovar, Andrea Alcala, Ghati Binagi, Michelle Abarca, Cosette Wildermuth-Breitzman

Back Row: 8th graders – Monica Juette, Emma Weigel, Caleigh Yang, Ashlynn Prah

These selected entries will now advance to the regional competition on January 29th where they will compete against entries from approximately 35 different school districts. We wish them the best of luck at the next level.

WMS hosts Geography Bee

(L-R) Carson Petitt- 3rd place, Marina Linos- 2nd place, and Emerson Ellenwood-1st place.

Whitewater Middle School hosted a school-wide National Geographic Geography Bee on Wednesday, December 19.

Special congratulations to 7th-grader, Emerson Ellenwood, for his first place finish. Marina Linos, also a 7th-grader earned second place. Third place went to 6th-grader Carson Petitt. Emerson will now complete a qualifying test to go on and compete at the state level National Geographic Bee where he has a chance to win a $50,000 college scholarship.

Congratulations to all of these students! Good Luck to Emerson as he advances to the next level of competition.

WHS Students recognized for performing with Honors ensemble

Two WHS students were recognized at the November WUSD School Board meeting for performing with the Wisconsin School Music Association’s State Honors Ensembles. Clarinetist Caroline Crowley played in the Honors Band. Henry Bresser sang as a tenor in the Honors Mixed Choir. Both students performed in October at the Overture Center in Madison with their respective groups.

WHS Students performed in Waukesha at Singing in Wisconsin

Two students from Whitewater High School traveled to Carroll University in Waukesha on Saturday, November 10, to participate in Singing in Wisconsin. Singing in Wisconsin is a choral festival that takes place in four locations throughout the state. Students in each location learn their music and then present a concert in the afternoon. All of the students in each of the locations learn the same pieces and present their concert at the same time in each venue. The students from WHS sang in the Mixed High School Choir with Ms. Amelia Armstrong as the guest conductor. Students pictured left to right are Jacquelin Villarreal and Anisa Dauti.

News from our Whitewater Schools

Whitewater Community Foundation Donation to Lakeview STEAM Center

Through a Whitewater Community Grant, we were able to buy 7 Ozobots. The 4th graders have enjoyed working with them and practicing problem-solving skills.

Donated dictionaries put to use by Lakeview 3rd graders


Thank you to Fairfield Grange for distributing dictionaries to Lakeview’s third-grade students! Students are excited to look up new words as they continue to grow in reading!

Lincoln 4th graders raise money for charity

Lincoln School fourth grade students Rowan and Madeline care deeply about animals.  They decided to put this passion to work by raising funds to help animals in need of homes or rehabilitation. Together, Rowan and Madeline made rubber band and paracord bracelets. They sold these bracelets to Lincoln students and made $200.00!  The proceeds will be sent to two groups that help animals. The first one, Paddy’s Paws, is a dog rescue whose primary goal is to find adoptive homes for amazing dogs that are located in shelters, rescues, and foster homes. The rescue is based in Fort Atkinson, but the majority of the dogs come from Houston, TX, where there is a huge amount of stray dogs.  The second group, Fellow Mortals, is a wildlife hospital located in Lake Geneva. The group provides rehabilitation to wildlife based on the belief that encouraging compassion in humans toward all life brings out the finest aspects of our humanity. This project has certainly brought out the finest in these two caring students! Lincoln School is proud of them and all its leaders who do things every day to make the world a better place.

Perfect attendance rewarded at WMS

September was national perfect attendance month and the Whitewater Middle school honored their perfect attendance students with a certificate of attendance and a free ice cream.  Perfect attendance consists of being to school every day and being on time and in every class on time.  Congratulations to the Whitewater Middle School students.
The following WMS students had perfect attendance in September: Aylin Acevedo Cuevas, Caden Agen, Jesus Alcala, Lillian Altreuter, Aidyn Amundson, Wyatt Anderson, Isabella Aranda, Nataly Benes, Nathan Black, Quincy Boudreau, Payton Bunger, Keith Cameron, Ana Campos Villanueva, Meridyth Cashion, Jazmin Cederberg, Afton Clapper, Caleb Clapper, Ayden Clark, Emma Clarksen, Myialynn Cobbs, Sadie Cohen, Reece Condon, Brianna Cook, Sebastian Cuellar Meza, Danielle DePorter, Alejandra Diaz-Gallegos, Molly Donner, Kaylee Dow, Jaida Downs, Ethan Dugan, Liam Evans, Jazmin Falcon, Collin Falconbury, Julia Feit, Daniel Fero, Grace Foucault, Connor Friend, Adalynn Frye, Sophia Garcia, Angela Garcia-Rivera, Cory Gentry, Katie Gillette, Julian Gomez, Angello Gomez, Kaatje Gunnink, Izabelle Hahn, Dylan Hammerstad, Reece Hammond, Kassondra Heizman, Emily Henderson, Skyler Hibbs, Mitchell Hillmer, Natara Huyser, Mia Islas, William Jay, Justin Johnson, Phoenix Jones, Alexandra Jones, Joshua Kirley, Taiya Kolb, Falyn Krahn, Jake Kuhlow, Gavin LaFlash, Audrey Leising, Maricruz Lopez, Ricardo Lopez-Navejas, Ilana Lothes, Quinten Luehne, Alexandra Martin, Quinlan McCarthy, Benjamin McCulloch, Colten McDermott, Emma McGarry, Rebecca Mendoza, Adesa Meyer, Myles Morse, Henry Mortimer, Mayte Navejas, Leah Newmann, Ava Nygren, Emily O’Donnell, Abigail Olson, Zoe Olson, Ciarra Ortega, Laila Ortega, Andrew O’Toole, Betzaida Palomec, Davin Parboteeah, Johan Perez, Natalie Pett, Trent Pett, Michael Pope, Jarvis Porcaro, Chloe Prince, Jennifer Ramirez, Victoria Ramirez, Connor Raupp, Adrian Rios, Daniel Rocco, Mari Rocha, Hector Rodriguez, Rodrigo Salazar, Carter Schepp, Mackenzie Schimming, Cole Schlicher, Emily Schmidt, Bradyn Schoenbeck, Abigail Sekeres, Leo Servin, Liz Servin, Keenan Sheffield, Aubrey Shepard, Caroline Skindingsrude, Ella Spear, Taylor Speerbrecher, Lliam Stauss, Isaac Straight, Alexandra Sullivan, Andrew Swartz, Onyx Thompson, Claire Tourdot, Iza Tovar, Lucille Troxel, Evelyn Troxel, Dejaney Valles, Samantha Van Daele, Karime Velazquez, Maria Verduzco, Grace Walters, Isaiah Waring, Emma Weigel, Marco Wence, Vanesa Wence, Stephanie Wence, Aiden Wiedenhoeft, Jessica Wilson, Tyler Wright, Caleigh Yang, Kelsy Zingsheim

Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Principal Mike Lovenberg of Whitewater High School announced that Grace Ejnik has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A certificate from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to this scholastically talented senior.

Although Grace will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, she placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Commended Students In The 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

The principal, Mike Lovenberg, of Whitewater High School announced today that Zachary Brantmeier and Nicholas Kuzoff have been named Semi-Finalist Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

Zach and Nick will continue in the 2018 competition for the National Merit Scholarship awards. Nick and Zach are 2 of 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million dollars that will be offered next spring.

Whitewater area spring graduates and academic honors (updated with Madison and Oshkosh)

Spring 2018 Graduates

Jacquelyn Caldwell, School of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, Business: Marketing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Callie Hebert, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sara Hilliger, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Arts, English, Graduated with Distinction, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courtney Martens, School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science-Nursing, Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stephanie Nelson, School of Education, Bachelor of Science-Art, Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ashley Young, Col of Agricultural & Life Sci, Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Graduated with Distinction, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Scott Zahn, Col of Agricultural & Life Sci, Bachelor of Science, Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Katey L. Meschler, College of Education and Human Services, Literacy, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Ricky Amador Serna, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Michala Schramm, MACC, Accounting, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Thomas H. Weston, Bachelor of Science In Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Rachel DeVoe, Technical Diploma One Year, Online Child Care E-Connect, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Emily Markham, Bachelor of Arts, English Major: Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis, Highest Honors, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Bradley Stoll, Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Science, criminal justice, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Justin Sdano, M.S. Information & Communication Tech, University of Wisconsin-Stout

Spring 2018 Chancellor’s List (4.0 GPA)

Emily Heckert, Animal Science, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Spring 2018 Dean’s List (Varies, Typically minimum 3.75 GPA)

Bradley Stoll, Arts and Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Emily Markham, English Major: Rhetoric and Writing Emphasis, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Thomas McManaway, Recreation Management, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Benjamin Freiermuth, Business Administration, Economics, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Isabelle Zahn, Criminal Justice, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Melissa Mursch, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jacquelyn Caldwell, School of Business, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mitchell Dalzin, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Shannon Kehoe, School of Education, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thomas Maloney, Division of Continuing Studies, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jan Maroske, College of Engineering, Dean’s Honor List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courtney Martens, School of Nursing, Dean’s Honor List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Noah Miller, College of Letters and Science, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stephanie Nelson, School of Education, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ashley Young, Col of Agricultural & Life Sci, Dean’s List, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Joshua Pelayo, Mathematics, St. Olaf College