The Community Space hosts Mural Painting party on February 23

Mural Painting Party!
Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-6 pm

Join us at the Community Space this Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-6 pm, for a Mural Painting Party and Open House at 834 E. Milwaukee St. in Whitewater. Drop in any time to help us paint our mural-to-be, check out our new space, and enjoy sweet and savory treats from the SweetSpot.

Many thanks to Studio 84 for providing this creative community opportunity. For more information >>

Whitewater 3rd Grade Zor Shrine Circus trip a hit with families

The Whitewater 3rd Grade Zor Shrine Circus Trip has occurred annually for 47 years. Thousands of Whitewater 3rd graders, siblings, and parents have attended this event over this time period.

This year, over 110 kids and parents had a great time at the Circus on Saturday, February 16th at the Madison Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This is all made possible because of the generous contributions from local area businesses and individuals. The Zor Shrine Circus wishes to thank the following 2019 sponsors:

  • Aurora Deck Lighting
  • Binning & Dickens Insurance
  • Brennan & Steil, S.C.
  • Burtness Chevrolet
  • DLK Enterprises, Inc.
  • First Citizens State Bank
  • Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital / Mike & Kristin Wallace
  • Frawley Oil Company
  • Hawk Bowl
  • HSI Rentals
  • Jefferson County Daily Union
  • Kachel Financial Group / Cetera Financial Specialists
  • Ketterhagen Ford
  • Knight Public Affairs
  • Leif Knudsen, CPA, S.C.
  • Provisur Technologies
  • Whitewater Manufacturing
  • Wisconsin Dairy Supply, Inc.

A special thanks to Nelson Bus Service & Culvers of Whitewater for providing transportation and lunch for all of the attendees.

Whitewater Schools closed Wednesday, February 20, 2019

From Mark Elworthy, District Administrator:

Due to the weather conditions, all Whitewater Unified School District schools will be closed Wednesday, February 20. All after school events are cancelled.

De parte de Mark Elworthy del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Whitewater:

Debido a las condiciones climáticas, todas las escuelas del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Whitewater estarán cerradas el miércoles, 20 de febrero. Todos los eventos después de la escuela también son cancelados.

Community input sought on perceptions of UW-Whitewater

Community input sought

Hiebing, a Madison-based marketing and advertising agency, is seeking community members interested in participating in an online discussion group about their perceptions of UW-Whitewater. Hiebing’s research will help guide the university’s future recruitment marketing efforts.    

If you live in the Whitewater Unified School District, you’re invited to complete a 3-minute online survey. At the end of the survey, you can enter your name to win a drawing for a $25 VISA gift card. Don’t delay — the survey will only be available until noon on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Forty people who complete this short survey will be invited to participate in an online discussion group about UW-Whitewater. The online discussion group will guided by Hiebing and will take place March 4-8. The total time commitment is about one hour of your time during that week. You’ll be asked to log in at your convenience each day and complete the activities posted for that day. If you are invited and complete the group discussion, you will receive a $50 VISA gift card to thank you for your time. If you are selected for participation, we’ll be in touch with details by Friday, March 1.

Take the survey >

Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Young Audtiorium

Article and Photo by Tom Ganser

On Friday, Feb 15, during 940 WFAW Morning Magazine at 9:05 a.m., Michael Clish will feature an interview with David Anderson, Music Director for the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra, and other members of the orchestra.

A highlight of the interview will be information about the LGSO upcoming performance of Beethoven’s majestic Symphony No. 9, on Mar. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Young Auditorium on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus.

The Morning Magazine broadcast can also be heard on where it will be available later as a podcast.

The concert will be historic. It will be the first time that the LGSO – an orchestra comprised of volunteer musicians from across south central Wisconsin and northern Illinois established in 2001 – will be performing in Whitewater.

The performance will be the culmination of the orchestra’s massive nine-year “Beethoven Project” that began in February, 2011, with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2.

Each season since then has featured a different Beethoven symphony, moving one step closer to “Beethoven 9.”

Beethoven’s final symphony – ultimately a celebration of the brotherhood of mankind – includes the “Ode to Joy” theme of the fourth movement, one of the most recognized melodies in history.

Collaborating with the orchestra’s musicians as vocal soloists will be UW-Whitewater faculty members Rachel Wood and Brian Leeper, along with Desirée Hassler and John Concepcion from the Chicago Lyric Opera Choir.

The chorus of more than 160 voices will feature members of the UW-Whitewater Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, the Moody Chorale from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and the University of Norther Iowa Concert Chorale.

Tickets may be purchased online or by mail. Visit or call 262-359-9072 for details.

Tickets can also be purchased in-person at the Greenhill Center of the Arts Box Office, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

*** 2 Hour Delay *** for all Whitewater Schools, February 13, 2019

Due to weather conditions, all Whitewater schools will have a two-hour delay on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. There will be no morning 4K or early childhood. Breakfast will not be served today. Afternoon 4 K will report at their normal time.    

Debido a las condiciones climáticas, todas las escuelas de WWUSD tendrán una demora de dos horas el miércoles, 13 de febrero de 2019. No habrá 4K de la mañana ni primera infancia / early childhood. El desayuno no será servido hoy. 4K de la tarde será a su hora normal.

WUSD 4K and Kindergarten Registration Information

Calling all 2019-2020 4K and Kindergarten students
(coming from outside our current Whitewater 4K programs)!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Our 4K and Kindergarten registration is coming up on February 13 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 8:20 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!