Whitewater Middle School extends a BIG THANK-YOU to the UW-Whitewater staff and student groups that played a significant part in this year’s annual Diversity Day that was held for all 7th graders on Wednesday, February 14. This special day of activities was planned as part of a Social Studies Unit that all 7th graders have been studying.
It was a great learning day for students and the help and cooperation of UW-Whitewater staff and students were very much appreciated by all. Students learned that we all need to make more of an effort to understand each other, get along with each other, and accept each other.
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!
Congratulations to the fifteen 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students that represented Whitewater Middle School at the Southern Lakes Advanced Learners Network Academic Bowl on Friday, March 9, in Fort Atkinson.
Seven school districts participated. Whitewater Middle School did very well earning first place overall with 678 points. Jefferson took second place with 649 points and East Troy came in third with 642 points. Other participating schools were Elkhorn - 641 points, Fort Atkinson - 607 points, Waterloo - 517 points and Johnson Creek - 493 points.
The following Whitewater students earned special recognition:
In Language Arts –Sophie Walton – 1st place, 8th grade
In Science –Calvin Baker – 2nd place, 8th grade, Emerson Ellenwood - 2nd place, 6th grade
In Social Studies –Andrew Rollette - 1st place, 8th grade, Henry Mortimer - 1st place, 7th grade, Emma Weigel - 2nd place, 7th grade
In Math -Emma Clarksen - 3rd place, 7th grade
Whitewater Team 2 (Silas Baker, Anderson Waelchli, Atreyu Blahnik, Emma Weigel, Andrew Rollette) placed first in the Current Events portion of the competition.
Whitewater Team 3 (Cosette Wildermuth-Breitzman, Calvin Baker, Keith Cameron, Max Hsu, Emma Clarksen) placed third in the Current Events competition.
Other Whitewater team members included: Jared Apgar and Brock Grosinske.
Congratulations to all of the participants for their contributions to the team's overall success and a special thank you for doing a great job representing Whitewater and Whitewater Middle School. Well Done!
Back-Keith Cameron, Max Hsu, Henry Mortimer, Brock Grosinske
Middle-Emma Weigel, Anderson Waelchli, Sophie Walton, Silas Baker, Emerson Ellenwood, Calvin Baker
Front-Emma Clarksen, Cossette Wildermuth-Breitzman, Jared Apgar, Atreyu Blahnik, Andrew Rollette