University of Wisconsin-Stout Fall Deans List

Students named to Dean’s List for fall 2019

MENOMONIE, Wis. (January 21, 2020) – The following students from the area have been named to the University of Wisconsin-Stout Dean’s List for the fall 2019 semester.

The award, formerly known as the Chancellor’s Award, is presented to students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, has 50 undergraduate majors and 22 graduate programs, including one doctoral degree. UW-Stout, established in 1891, prides itself on the success of its students in the workplace, with an employment rate above 98% for recent graduates. The university was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2001.

Enrollment was 8,393 in the fall.

UW-Stout is Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, with a focus on applied learning, collaboration with business and industry, and career outcomes.

Whitewater, WI

Zach Gross, Junior, BS Computer Science
Michael Hilliger, Junior, BFA entertainment design, BFA Game Design & Dvlpmnt-Art
Cassi Hoxie, Freshman, BS Computer and Electrical Eng
Bennett Miles, Freshman, BS technology education
Luke Rule, Freshman, BS Digital Mktg Technology

Big Brick Park Ice Rink – Now Open

Big Brick Park Ice Rink is now open depending upon weather conditions. Please check the city website for the most current information on Big Brick Park Ice Rink. The hours listed below indicate times the warming shelter is open and supervised.

Open Skating:
Monday – Friday 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Open Hockey all ages:
Monday – Friday 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 3:00-8:00 p.m.

January 20-26 City & Community Meetings

Whitewater Public Library Board of Trustees - Monday at 6:30 PM
Irvin L. Young Public Library - More Information 
City of Whitewater Alcohol Licensing Committee  - Tuesday at 6:10 PM
Whitewater Municipal Building - More information
City of Whitewater Common Council  - Tuesday at 6:30 PM
Whitewater Municipal Building - More information
City of Whitewater Parks & Recreation Board  - Wednesday at 5:30 PM
Whitewater Municipal Building - More information
City of Whitewater Community Development Authority Board  - Thursday at 5:30 PM
Whitewater Municipal Building - More information

Whitewater Historical Society invites Community to Whitewater Collects on March 21

The Whitewater Historical Society invites the community to participate in their 9th Annual Whitewater Collects event on Saturday, March 21, 2020. 

“Whether you have displayed a collection previously, or this would be your first time, we are inviting you to share your collectibles with your neighbors at this public event.  The collection can be antique, vintage or contemporary. We will provide 1-2 tables for your display at the Cravath Lakefront Community Center.  There is no charge to display and the event is free to the public,” said Janis Goder, organizer of the show.

Whitewater Collects takes place from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 21, 2020. The doors to the Lakefront Community Center will be open at 10:30 AM  for collectors to set up their displays.  From 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, the Center is open to the public to view the displays.  In addition, the society is pleased to again offer free professional verbal evaluations of two antique or vintage items for the public between 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  These evaluations will be performed by noted auctioneer, Carol Miller, owner of Bailey’s Honor Auction and Estate Services, LLC.  Ms Miller also conducts the biennial fundraising auction for the Friends of the Wisconsin State Historical Society, being held in April this year at Old World Wisconsin.  Carol has been a very popular addition to Whitewater Collects event for the past two years, and people are encouraged to  bring in up to two items for her evaluation. A bake sale will also take place to benefit the Whitewater Historical Society during the event.

Please reply to Jan Goder at email address jgoder1976@gmail.com or phone 262-949-0644 to reserve a table, ask questions or send regrets.  If registering, please include the number of tables preferred, and the size and type of the collection. 

Jefferson County Snowmobile Trails are Now Open

From the Jefferson County Parks Dept., (920) 674-7260

The Jefferson County Snowmobile Trails opened at 6:00 am on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

Some trails may be closed due to open water.
Plowed fields may be rough.
Please ride safely.

Please stay on the marked trails and obey all signage.

Please call the Snowmobile Alliance 24-hour Hotline at 920-699-SNOW (7669) daily for current information. Snowmobile trails in adjoining counties may be closed. Trail users should check with each county to determine trail status.


ThreadBender Fiber Artists to Exhibit Quilts at Cultural Arts Center in February

The ThreadBender Fiber Arts Exhibition for February of 2020 features 15 participating fiber artists and 44 quilts.  The show runs January 30 to February 23 each Thursday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center on 402 West Main Street.

A free reception will be on Sunday, February 2 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with refreshments.

The ThreadBender Fiber Arts group does periodic challenges for their members and the artworks from various challenges will include: Anything Goes, Octabulous, Photo Inspiration: Door, and a section which was an open artist choice for display as well. 

More information about their work can be found at:  https://threadbendersblog.wordpress.com/

Taylor McDarison, Part-Time Gallery Manager for the Cultural Arts Center, said, “The ThreadBenders are a creative, innovative fiber arts group with so much gusto and passion in each of their projects. The challenges their members undergo are both incredibly intriguing and awe inspiring. There’s certainly no lack of love for every laborious stitch and collection of all the unique fabrics. It has been a privilege to collaborate with this group and I cannot wait to share this upcoming quilt exhibition!”

The Cultural Arts Center is located on 402 West Main Street in the historic White building near the Birge Fountain. Parking is behind the building. An elevator is available for access from the parking lot entrance. 

The mission of the Whitewater Arts Alliance is to promote the visual and performing arts through an alliance of artists, individuals, educational resources, and organizations to promote creativity and diversity that will serve to educate and enrich the lives of the residents of the Whitewater community and surrounding areas.

Fort Healthcare to Introduce Free Health and Wellness Educational Discussions

Fort HealthCare will be providing a series of educational discussions related to health and wellness in the Whitewater community for 2020.  Programming is free and open to the public. Mike Wallace, President/CEO of Fort HealthCare, will kick off the educational discussions on January 23, 2020 at Fairhaven Senior Services, starting at 1:15 pm.  Mr. Wallace will share thoughts on how we can improve the US healthcare system, as well as ways that Fort HealthCare has organized itself to improve the communities’ health.  

Educational discussions are scheduled to take place at either Fairhaven Senior Services (435 W Starin Rd) or Seniors in the Park (Starin Park Building 504 W Starin Rd).  Although geared for the aging population, these discussions are meant to provide education for preventative care and anyone is welcome to attend.  Health and wellness topics may include, but are not limited to, pre-diabetes, mindfulness & meditation, conservative care to protect your hands, nutritional needs for the aging population, cognitive health and medication safety.  A list of confirmed topics and dates are as follows.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 1:15 pmFairhaven Senior Services, 435 W Starin Rd Whitewater, WI
What the health is going on? Building a Healthy Community. Mike Wallace, President/CEO Fort HealthCare, Inc.
There is much that can be improved in the US Healthcare system.  See how Fort HealthCare has organized itself to improve the communities’ health and hear the results of their efforts.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 1:15 pmFairhaven Senior Services, 435 W Starin Rd Whitewater, WI
Pre-Diabetes: Join the conversation! Karen Woodland, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
Are you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes?  If so, you may be able to do some- thing about it. Prediabetes comes before diabetes and often gets overlooked. In this presentation, we will explore prediabetes and discuss the scope of this health challenge, how to find out if you have prediabetes and what you may be able to do right now to improve your chances of preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. 
Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:15 pmFairhaven Senior Services, 435 W Starin Rd Whitewater, WI
Mindfulness & Meditation Carrie Garity, Registered Yoga Teacher RYT 500
What is mindfulness?  Join the conversation on mindfulness and learn various meditation and breathing techniques for stress reduction and better overall well-being.  
Monday, June 22, 2020 1:00 pmSeniors in the Park, 504 W Starin Rd Whitewater, WI
Are your hands OK? Laura Nyquist, Occupational Therapist & Certified Hand Therapist
Learn how to identify a normal stress or ache in your hands versus when you should see a healthcare provider.  You will learn about a variety of common hand conditions.  You will also learn conservative care and how to protect your hands.  Finally, learn when to seek care from a hand therapist or orthopedic physician.  
Thursday, July 16, 2020 1:15 pmFairhaven Senior Services, 435 W Starin RdWhitewater, WINutritional Needs for the Aging Population Traci Wilson, Registered Dietitian
There are many age-related challenges that we must face as we get older.  Many of these challenges can hinder proper nutrition which can lead to other problems.  Learn about foods to focus on for better aging, tips to make nutrition easier, as well as pre- paring meals for one or two.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:00 pmSeniors in the Park, 504 W Starin Rd Whitewater, WI
The Facts on Fats Traci Wilson, Registered Dietitian
Fat is an essential nutrient that our bodies need to provide energy and to support cell growth.  Fat is also important for our bodies to absorb certain nutrients and produce important hormones. A healthy eating pattern includes fats in small amounts. Learn which fats to love, those to limit, and which ones to eliminate.  Also learn how to in- corporate a variety of healthy oils into your daily meal plan through different foods and cooking.  

Fort HealthCare is committed to improving the health and well-being of our communities, with a vision to be the healthiest community in Wisconsin. As the leading healthcare provider in the region, it is our goal to reach as many members of the community as possible with health and wellness messages, providing tools and resources to help individuals improve their health and quality of life, while collaborating with several partners to positively improve the population’s health overall on a long term basis. For more information, visit FortHealthCare.com

Whitewater Unified School District 2020-21 Kindergarten Registration February 13, 2020

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Calling all 2020-2021 4K and New Kindergarten students
(coming from outside our current Whitewater 4K programs)!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Our 4K and Kindergarten registration day 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).

WHITEWATER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ENROLLMENT PROCESS

  1. Complete online enrollment between January 31 – Feburary 13!
    Get started at: www.wwusd.org, under the “Enroll Now” tab.  
  2. Come to Central Office February 13 for Registration Day
    Bring your child’s original birth certificate and proof of residency
        *If you cannot attend February 13, please call
        Cynthia Collins at 262-472-8700 for an individual appointment time.   
  3. Placement will be finalized on June 1, 2020.  Families will be called by the school
    if placement is different than discussed on February 13, 2020.    

4K REGISTRATION REMINDERS:

  • A child must be 4 years old by September 1.  No early entrances are allowed into 4K.
  • AM and PM preference will be considered 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.  
  • Please bring:
    • Birth Certificate, Immunization records, proof of residency and registration fee if not paid online.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION REMINDERS:

  • Child must be 5 years old by September 1. 
  • $20.00 Registration Fee will be collected.
  • Please bring:
    • Birth Certificate, Immunization records, proof of residency and registration fee if not paid online.  

Thank you for choosing The Whitewater Unified School District!

Llamando a todos los estudiantes 2020-2021 4K y Nuevo Kindergarten
(que viene de fuera de nuestras actuales programas de Whitewater 4K)!

Marque su calendario:Nuestro registro 4K y Kinder se acerca el 13 de febrero a las 9 a.m.-1 p.m. y 3 p.m.-7 pm en la Oficina Central (419 S. Elizabeth Street, Whitewater, WI ).

Whitewater Unified School District Proceso de inscripcion:

  1. Completa de inscripcion en linea entre el 31 de enero a 13de febrero ! Comience en: www.wwusd.org abajo “Enroll Now” tab.  
  2.  Venga ala oficina central el 13 de febrero para el dia de inscripcion Traiga la acta de nacimiento original de su hijo y el comprobante de residencia.  ** Si no puede asistir el 13 de febrero, llame al Cynthia Collins al 262-472-8700 para una cita individual.
  3. La colocacion se finalizara el 1 de junio 2020.  La escuela llamara a las familias si la colocacion es diferente de que hablaron el 13 de febrero de 2020.

RECORDATORIO DE REGISTRO 4K:

  •    El niño debe tener 4 años para del 1  septiembre 
  •    La preferencia de AM y PM se considerará por orden de llegada.
  •    La expectative es que el estudiante registrado este entrenado para ir al baño
  •   Un estudiante de 4K puede asistir a 4K por un año.
  •   Se cobrará una tarifa de registro de $ 10.00.
  •     4K es parte de la escuela primaria y la buena asistencia es importante
    • Acta de nacimiento, registros de vacunación, y la cuota de inscripción

RECORDATORIO DE REGISTRO Kinder:

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

Gracias por elegir El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Whitewater!