The Growler

Walworth Jt. School District's April Newsletter

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Battle of the Book Friends

We have not made any decisions regarding the Battle, but please know that you have all done a remarkable job reading and your hard work will not go unrewarded.


I wish we knew if we are going to be able to see you yet this Spring. Hopefully, we will! If school gets back in session we will still try to get the musical done and some sort of Spring Concerts. Time will tell!!!! Please work on the songs on the lesson plans just in case, and if we don't get back this spring, at least it gives you something to work on and keeps you going in music.

Solo and Ensemble students did an excellent job in March!!!! So proud of each and every one of you! All of the vocalists and pianist received the top rating of a first! Some entries were class C (entry level) but some were class B (more advanced). Pictures of each participant are on the WalworthJ1Music facebook page.

7/8 Choir did an amazing job when we recorded our Festival pieces on the last day of school. You can find those recordings on my lesson plans and also on WalworthJ1Music facebook page. Very proud of all the work you did on those!

Musical was really starting to come together. Hopefully we can finish yet this year. If not, maybe in the summer or next fall. Lots to think about if school doesn't come back this spring, BUT WE WILL WORK IT OUT!!! Keep practicing your lines and songs. Maybe do a little virtual practice with each other!

Be checking the lesson plans on the school website! I hope to have some fun activities in mine. Stay healthy! Shoot me an email if you want! I would love to hear from you. Keep singing and making music!!!!

Covenant Harbor Maple Syrup Tour

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Are you superstitious? Friday, the 13th is considered an unlucky day if you believe in the old superstition. There will be two Friday the 13ths in 2020 and the first one (in March) was fortunate for Walworth’s first graders. The Wildcats were able to take a field trip to Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva, where they learned about the following:

  • local Native American history

  • how to identify and tap a maple tree

  • how to collect sap

  • the process that turns sap into maple syrup

The first graders sampled various stages of the process and enjoyed a maple syrup cookie with lemonade before returning to school. Instead of receiving the luck of the Irish, Mrs. Cruz, Mrs. Cullen and the first graders would like to thank Walworth Parents Club for providing their good fortune!


Students can now log into Reading Counts online. You can find the link under Menu, then For Students and then Reading Counts. Our students are so excited to be able to do this wonderful program at home. The site looks different but the students' logins and passwords are the same.

Please email Mrs. Wenzel if you don't have a login and would like one.


Dear Walworth Students and Families,

During this unprecedented and challenging time please remember that we at Walworth School are here for you. If I can provide any help, information on health and wellness, or help you navigate any other concerns please let me know. I am available by email and the phone number listed below. I truly miss seeing your children every day in the halls and getting to hear about what they are learning and what activities they participated in at recess. I encourage you to use this time to take care of yourself and families. Here are some links attached that can provide to assist families in discussing and answering questions regarding COVID-19.

Be Kind. Be Safe. Be Healthy.

We look forward to seeing you as soon as it is safe to do so.

Kindest Regards,

Julie Lohse, MSN, BSN

(262)-275-6896 x1209


Our second graders got to enjoy 5 afternoons of swimming lessons at the Lake Geneva YMCA. The students spent Wednesday afternoons during February and March at the Y. The lessons were made possible through the YMCA's Safety Around Water Program. The Y partners with many schools in the area to provide this opportunity to second grade students thanks to a generous grant by Kikkoman. Teaching children how to be safe around water is very important. It was great to see the students' skills and confidence grow in the water each week as they worked with their wonderful instructors. Thank you to the YMCA!

Walworth Children's Foundation

The Walworth Children’s Foundation is an incorporated, non-profit 501 (c)(3) entity designed to receive donations from the community to aid children and the families of children enrolled at Walworth Jt. School District #1. If you are in need of assistance please contact Mrs. Ott-Wilson at extension 1212.

Please send donations to: Walworth Children's Foundation, PO Box 285, Walworth, WI 53184


Please consider emailing a photo of your child along with a few words regarding their learning at home, to be featured in the school newsletter's May edition. Please send information to by April 27th.

Tatianna wanted to do a science project for our own science class. So we came up with learning about non-newtonian fluid! She even made that the word of the day by memorizing the definition and how to spell it!

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