Winter athletics have reached midpoint now in the beginning of January. The girls basketball team is sitting at a record of 4-2 in the Dairyland conference and 5-4 overall. They take on Independence at home on Friday (January 11).
Final day for yearbooks at $50 is 12/24!
After 12/24, they will be $55.
Last day to order yearbooks is January 23rd!
Order online at Jostens.com or bring order forms to office with check made out to Whitehall Schools.
Whenever a national tragedy occurs, such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters, children, like many people, may be confused or frightened. Most likely they will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children cope first and foremost by establishing a sense of safety and security. As more information becomes available, adults can continue to help children work through their emotions and perhaps even use the process as a learning experience.
For tips on how to help children cope during national tragedies, please visit the NASP Resource Page.
The Whitehall High School Ecology Club will be hosting our Prom Dress Resale Event on Saturday, January 5th, 2013. (noon -3:00) This is coming up fast!! The event is a terrific opportunity for sellers to recoup some of the original cost of their gently used dress(es) & for buyers to purchase a gently used dress at a reasonable price. Cost to enter a dress in the sale is $5 per dress (non-refundable).
Zach Lambright, a junior at WHS was diagnosed with cancer earlier this school year, and the student body would like to do something to support him and his family during this difficult time. The high school student council and National Honor Society are working together to run a coin war at WHS the week of Monday, December 17.
Whitehall School District’s third grade class took advantage of a unique opportunity on Tuesday, November 27. A total of 100 third graders from thirteen different area school districts joined them at the Blair-Taylor school to participate in a “Creative Problem Solving Day” sponsored by the Blair-Taylor National Honor Society and Student Council. The students spent the day participating in team-building activities that worked to enhance creative problem solving skills, but also included meeting new students from other school districts. They were able to prepare for a mock Iditarod race, pretend to be scientists, and engineer a structure, along with many other fun and enriching activities. The experience was exciting and valuable for all of the students involved.
The 2012-2013 school musical has officially begun! Auditions for Whitehall High School’s presentation of “Oklahoma” were held this past Monday (November 26), and the cast list has been semi-officially posted. The lead roles, Curly, Laurey, Jud Fry, Ado Annie, Will Parker, Ali Hakim and Aunt Eller are being played by Ethan Ringlien, Katelyn Paulson, Carter Semb, Jordynn Anderson, Trajan Schaub, Jackson Standafer and Emily Herness, respectively. Supporting characters are being played by Caleb Estenson, Andrew Lamberson, Trysten Powell, Amanda Ringlien, Melaina Steig, Julia Halama, Megan Poulos, Alia Standafer, Megan Borreson, Sirena Dubiel, Mikaela Kinning, Wes Herried, Jonathan Sygulla, Cory Stoutner, Chase Schaefer, and Tom Gierok. Child roles will be announced at a later date. “Oklahoma” is being directed by Mrs. Jackie Goplin, retired band director, and will be performed as a matinee on April 3rd, 2013 at 12:30, and a night performance at 7:30 on the evenings of April 4th-6th.
On Friday, November 30, fourteen students were inducted as new members of the Whitehall High School National Honor Society, marking the first ever induction ceremony held during the school day. The new members were required to complete a written application and receive letters of recommendation, which were then reviewed by a faculty committee that selected this year’s inductees. This year’s new members include senior Lynita Miller; juniors Karla Anderson, Katie Engevold, Megan Engevold, Elizabeth Filla, Samantha Giese, Sierra Lambeck, Cassidy Meyers, Trysten Powell, Amanda Ringlien, Laura Runkel, and Jillian Schaefer; and finally sophomores Mikailah Lindberg and Jada Schaub. Congratulations to the new members of the National Honor Society!
Please join us for the Holiday concerts presented by the Stouthearted Men and Friends! Stouthearted Men is a local male chorus and the ‘Friends’ are the women who join them for their annual Christmas Program. They will be performing a concert on Saturday, December 1st at Whitehall Memorial High School at 7:30 pm and Sunday December 2nd at Eleva-Strum High School at 2:30 pm. There are several Whitehall High School students singing in this group; Ethan Ringlien, Wesley Herried, Carter Semb, Jackson Standafer, Alia Standafer, Kate Paulson, Amanda Ringlien, Katarina Ringlien, as well as community members and a few high school students from the Eleva-Strum, Osseo-Fairchild, and Whitehall area. Select Whitehall students from the 5th grade will perform three selections and then join the group for the finale. The Eleva-Strum performance will feature Eleva Intermediate students on one combined selection. Tickets for the concert will be available at the door; $4 for adults, $2 for students, and preschoolers’ admission is free. Please come and enjoy the holiday season with beautiful music!