Mrs. Alyssa Orlowski (formerly Ms. Reetz)
​6th grade Language Arts
Room 48

Student teaching at WMS was the best! I can't believe they're Sophomores now!
Student teaching at WMS was the best! I can't believe they're Sophomores now!

Hello and welcome!

My name is Alyssa Orlowski and I proudly teach 6th grade Language Arts. Prior to teaching, I worked with children with autism in their homes as a Behavioral Therapist. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelor of Science in Education (grades 1-8) and an emphasis in English Writing Education. I was fortunate enough to be placed at Whitewater Middle School for my Student Teaching experience with Carey Fero. Following that amazing journey, I applied for a Long Term Sub position here at the middle school teaching 6th grade Math and Science. That experience led me to my own classroom teaching 6th grade Language Arts in 2016. I am grateful to be a part of the 6th grade team every day and I absolutely love teaching kids to enjoy reading and writing!

I am also one of the supervisors, along with Jessica Palmer, for The Homework Zone (THZ), an after school group that meets Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the library. Along with Liz Elliot and Calla Craze, I co-direct the WMS Musical in January-April.

Why Whitewater?

Attending college in Whitewater, I already knew I loved this town. Having the opportunity to teach here has been nothing but fantastic. I am so grateful to be a part of the Whippet family! The supportive staff and community have made me feel extremely welcome since day one. My goal is to help my students develop a passion for reading and writing as well as encourage them to be the kindest, most successful version of themselves.

As for fun facts, my favorite month is October, reading and writing are my usual pastimes, my wife and I love to travel and hike, I was in theatre productions for 10 years, I am deeply passionate about diversity and activism, and most of all, I absolutely love working with middle schoolers! Here’s to a successful, inspiring school year!

Mrs. Orlowski's Daily Schedule

7:55-8:58      Language Arts 1
9:01-10:01    Language Arts 2
10:04-10:34   PLT
10:37-11:17   Guided Study (B Days)
11:17-11:47   Lunch
11:50-12:50   Language Arts 3 w/ Mrs. Krapfl
12:53-1:54     Language Arts 4 w/ Mrs. Krapfl
1:57-2:37       Explore 1
3:40-3:20       Explore 2

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