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Building a Legacy of Excellence Student by Student

401 South Elizabeth Street
Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190
 
Main Phone: (262)472-8300
Attendance Hotline: (262)472-8300
 
Principal: Dr. Tanya Wojciechowicz
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Ray Guy Joins WMS for Video Chat




Today at Whitewater Middle School, approximately twenty students
joined a live web chat with NFL Hall of Famer and former Raven punter,
Ray Guy to talk about the 6 Pillars of Character-trustworthiness,
respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship- and how
they helped him find success in life and as an NFL punter. Eighth
grader Julio Espinoza had an opportunity to ask him about "ways that
helped him become better in school and leave the bad stuff behind."
Mr. Guy was very humble and left students with several take-aways on good character.
 
Lunch and Learn Launch




Once a week for the next 3 months we will have folks from various career fields in the activity room to meet with our students over the lunch hours. We hope to expose our students to a wide range of career possibilities and for them to get firsthand information from people in the field.  Meredith Barack from Channel 15 News in Madison came and shared her experiences as a television reporter.  Upcoming career areas include food service, engineering, photography, and DNR.
 

Whitewater Makerspace + UWW + WMS = "New" Computers

Thank you to the Whitewater Makerspace group and  the UW-W for the recent opportunity they provided to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Middle School students.  This local non-profit group of community volunteers recently hosted after-school computer technology classes at the STEM Room in Whitewater Middle School giving students a hands on opportunity to each build their own usable computer with old donated computers and parts. Not only did participating students learn valuable hands-on skills but when they completed refurbishing their donated computer it was theirs to take home free of charge, if they so desired.  The Middle School students greatly appreciated this opportunity!  Brienne Brown, executive director of Whitewater Makerspace, and David Buggs, President of Whitewater Makerspace and consultant for the UW-W Innovation Center's Blackthorne Project were the lead organizers of this collaborative opportunity along with Joanne Kyle, Gifted and Talented Program at the Middle School.  Special thanks also go to the UW-W students Eric Schiferl, Kevin Clark, Joshua Pohlman, Ryan Stewart, and Luke Pagel for teaching the classes.
 
 
 
More Lunch and Learn




Tyler Sailsbery, owner of The Black Sheep restaurant, shared his
"chef-pertise" at the recent Lunch and Learn program at Whitewater
Middle School.  The program  brings in people from various career
fields to share their experiences with the students.

 
WMS Geography Bee




Whitewater Middle School hosted a school-wide National Geographic Geography Bee on Wednesday, December 10.    Special congratulations to 8th grade champion and grand champion over all, Zach Brantmeier, son of Scott and Becky Brantmeier, Whitewater. Betsy Hixson, daughter of Kim and Michelle Hixson, Whitewater earned second place and is also an 8th grader.  7th grade champion and 3rd place over all went to Aidan Coburn, son of Joe and Jessica Coburn, Whitewater.  Additional congratulations go to Ella Houwers, daughter of John and Amy Houwers, Whitewater as she was the top student for the 6th grade.

Zach 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 $25,000 college scholarship.
 
Congratulations to Zach, Betsy, Aidan, and Ella!  Good Luck to Zach as he advances to the next level of competition.

Picture attached L to R - Zach, Betsy, Aidan, Ella


 
Mrs. Callope Wins WI 2014 Teacher of the Year!




 
Diana Callope, WMS 8th grade teacher, has been selected to represent Wisconsin in the 2014 National Teacher of the Year competition!  This is an incredible honor for her and WUSD!  Congratulations Mrs. Callope!!!!

Click for official press release:
http://dpi.wi.gov/files/eis/pdf/dpinr2014_106.pdf