On Saturday, January 12, three exceptional choir students arrived in Decorah, Iowa, for the Dorian Vocal Fest at Luther College. Alia Standafer, Katelyn Paulson, and Jordynn Anderson were selected to be members of the 2013 Dorian Honor Choir, and Alia and Jordynn were also members of the chamber choir, which is a smaller group.
The Counselor’s Calendar section of The Choice magazine recently released a January College Checklist for seniors. The article begins by giving initial advice for all seniors, then focuses its attention on helping those students who have not yet completed the FAFSA application for financial aid. The FAFSA information is followed by checklists for seniors who are “still applying,” and for those who are “almost finished.” The article closes with final advice for all seniors.
The Whitehall School District has set February 19, 2013 as the day for the bond/construction referendum for a potential new elementary school. A series of informational meetings have been schedule at the following dates, times and locations: Wednesday January 16, 7:00 pm at the Northfield Town Hall, Sunday January 20, 2:30 pm at Pigeon Falls Elementary, Sunday January 27, 2:30 pm at Sunset Elementary, Thursday January 31, 5:30 pm at the Hale Town Hall and February 11, 6:00 pm at Sunset Elementary.
Hello families of Pigeon Falls and Sunset students! As we head deeper into 2013, brace for the cold temperatures of January and February, and wait patiently for spring, there are a few areas I would like to reference for you and your students.
PARENT / TEACHER CONFERENCES
For future planning, the second and final round of Parent / Teacher Conferences will be taking place on February 21st and 22nd. You will be receiving further information about conferences as they near.
In addition, to try and cut down on the redundancy of scheduling, we are going to try keeping the same schedule for the upcoming conferences as we had for the fall. As I said, more information will be coming home, including steps to take if your past time will not work for the upcoming conference. We look forward to seeing you again in February!
To learn more, please read the flyer below.
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).