Superintendent Update

Dr. Caroline Pate-Hefty, WUSD Superintendent

February 2023 In Review

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Teary eyes, full hearts. On Monday, February 20, Whitewater came together for Ricky. Your generosity was tremendously moving and raised almost $3000 for the family of Ricardo (Ricky) Lopez-Nivejas Jr. The stands and the gyms were packed; our community, students and staff grieved together, as a family.

So many Thank yous…

  • Thank you to Ricky’s family for having the intuition to know that this is what our school community needed.
  • Thank you to our community for your generosity.
  • Thank you to the students who helped to set up a beautiful memorial for Ricky.
  • Thank you to our coaches for ensuring our students were supported and could honor Ricky’s memory.
  • Thank you to Aropa Designs for printing the amazing #24 T-shirts.
  • Thank you to the Police and First Responders in our community who run into crisis, we need and support you.
  • Thank you to our counseling and pupil services staff that gave of themselves tirelessly to assure our students and staff are ok.
  • Thank you to our staff for supervising and supporting while also grieving.
  • Thank you to the administrative team who worked tirelessly to support everyone.
  • Thank you to Evansville for your understanding and sportsmanship.

During this difficult time, it was heartening to see everyone come together to support one another. Thank you so much.

Tuesday, March 7th - Junior Class ACT Reminder

Tuesday, March 7th, only Juniors will report to Whitewater High School.

Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors do not have school

All Juniors will join all 11th graders in Wisconsin to take the ACT. Juniors are reminded to get plenty of rest & eat a good breakfast before taking the ACT. **FREE Breakfast will be served in the MPR beginning at 7:15 a.m. Testing begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Students arriving late will not be permitted to enter the testing room and will need to report for the Make-Up Test Date: Tuesday, March 21 @ WHS.

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Change to 2022-23 Calendar

The WUSD School Board approved modifying the current academic calendar to make Monday, March 13, a regular day of school for students.

The day was originally planned as a teacher professional development day, but will now be used to make up for last week’s snow day. This will prevent us from needing to add another day to the end of the school year in June.

We appreciate the understanding and flexibility of our families as we make this change.

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WUSD Unplugged

We’d like to invite our community to our upcoming WUSD Unplugged office hours!

Join Superintendent Dr. Caroline Pate-Hefty and our Board President or Vice President to provide input, ask questions, and stay engaged with all things WUSD.

Each of the following events will take place from 4:00 to 5:00pm:

Wednesday, March 8 - Lincoln Elementary Library

Wednesday, March 29 - District Office Board Room

Wednesday, April 5 - Washington Elementary Library

Wednesday, April 26 - WMS Room 21

Wednesday, May 3 - WHS Room 102/103

Wednesday, May 17 - Lakeview Elementary Library

This is your chance to be heard when it comes to all things WUSD. We hope to see you there!

Positive Happenings

Educators of the Month

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2023-24 Student Calendar - NOW AVAILABLE!

📅 The WUSD 2023-24 Academic Calendar is now available online!

View here:

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A reminder that the Open Enrollment Regular Application Period for the 2023-2024 School Year is February 6-April 28, 2023. Parents may apply online at

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2022-23 School Year Calendar

Upcoming Dates

March 27-31: Spring Break

April 7 & 10: No School

April 12: 4K and New-to-K Registration at the High School from 9am-1pm and 3pm-6pm. Complete online registration starting April 3rd.

Winter Weather Notice

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Links of Interest

Notice of Educational Options 2023

School boards are required by section 118.57 of the state statues to annually publish by January 31, a description of the education options available to the children in the district.