The Growler

Walworth Jt. School District's Fall Newsletter

Walworth Staff Welcomes Back the Best Students and Families Around!

It has been an exciting start to the 2019-2020 school year! Staff adorned their new We Love Walworth shirts as students arrived on the first day of school. A welcoming culture and family atmosphere are what many families first mention when talking about Walworth School!

Department of Justice - Office of School Safety Grants

Did You Know? - Walworth Jt. School District #1 was awarded over $45,000 last year to improve school safety. With school safety being a top priority here at Walworth, these grants were used to add a more secure main entrance, update and add more indoor/outdoor security cameras, and to purchase a new hand-held digital radio system and radios.

Walworth Children's Foundation

The Walworth Children’s Foundation is an incorporated, non-profit 501 (c)(3) entity designed to assist needy children attending Walworth Jt. District #1 School. The purpose of this Foundation is to acquire and distribute resources that support children and families in financial need. This fund receives donations from the community to aid children enrolled at Walworth School and their families. If you are in need of assistance please contact Mrs. Ott-Wilson.

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

Veteran's Day - November 11, 2019

The Symphonic Band and 7/8 Grade Choir will be performing at the Veterans' Day Assembly on Monday, November 11, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the school's multi-purpose room. Anyone who wishes to attend our Veteran's Day Assembly must sign in at the Welcome Center.

Battle of the Books has begun!

Battle of the Books has begun for 3rd-6th grade students. Please encourage your child to stop in to see Mrs. Weborg in the school library to pick up a permission slip and the list of battle books.

Walworth Loves Our Art Department!

The Art Department is always looking for various materials for students to use in projects, such as: beads, buttons, yarn, popsicle sticks, scrap wood, any crafting papers/materials, pencils, markers, house paint, stools (for flexible seating) or any materials you might consider useful in an art room. If you have any of these items that you are no longer using please consider donating them to the school. All donations can be dropped of at the Welcome Center. Thank you to all who have already donated!

Thank You For Supporting Our Arctic Adventure Scholastic Book Fair!

As a result of your participation and generosity at this year's school book fair, our Walworth Wildcat students and teachers will now enjoy: 114 new books in our school library, 61 new books in our classroom libraries, 7 new books for our Battle of the Books participants, and 2 new bean bags for our school library!

A huge thank you to the 8 volunteers who helped run the book fair this year! We couldn't do it without you!

The Wildcat Den

Our Innovation and Design Center has created an online store where you can purchase home decor, crafts, holiday items and projects. Shop online for our holiday ornaments and decorations or email for more info!

The Lyric Opera

Our 7th grade students attended the Lyric Opera in Chicago on October 10, 2019, and saw The Barber of Seville. Thank you to the Lake Geneva Chapter of the Lyric Opera for covering the costs. It was an outstanding performance and wonderful opportunity.

Talent Show

The Walworth Middle School Talent Show on Monday, October 28, 2019, was AMAZING! About 50 students and staff members performed both during the day and in the evening.


The 7th and 8th Grade Choir will be caroling at Golden Years and in the neighborhood between Golden Years and the middle school on Friday, December 6th. We sing at Golden Years at 4 pm and then carol through the neighborhood on our way back to the school. We finish the night with some snacks and games.

Honors Choir

The Rock Valley Conference Middle School Honors Choir will have 10 Walworth students participating. They have been practicing hard at recess, before school and on their own for weeks. The Walworth J1 Music Facebook page is planning to livestream the event at 1:30 from Evansville High School PAC. The students participating are Mia, Halle, Abby, Kelsie, Karlie, Vanessa, Timmy, Amore, Brooklyn and Natalie. They will practice with a guest clinician during the morning, eat lunch and put on the afternoon concert.

Upcoming Music Events

Friday, November 8, 2019 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Conference Honors Choir

Monday, November 11, 2019 9:00 a.m. Veterans’ Day Assembly

Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:30 p.m. 1st and 2nd Grade Winter Concert

Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:30 p.m. 3rd and 4th Grade Winter Concert

Friday, December 6, 2019 3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Choir Caroling

Thursday, December 12, 2019 6:30 p.m. 5th and 6th Grade Winter Concert (Band/Vocal)

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 6:30 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Winter Concert (Band/Vocal)

Friday, December 20, 2019 1:15 p.m. All-school Sing-a-long

Wildcat Athletics

Our fall athletic season is wrapping up! Flag Football and Cross Country had great seasons and Volleyball will play their last games on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the BFASA Volleyball Tournament held at Big Foot High School. Great Job Wildcats!

Our winter sports season will begin on November 11, 2019, with practice for 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball. Practice for 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball will begin on January 6, 2020. Let's Go Wildcats!

Reading to Others

Several 1st and 2nd grade students are learning the art of storytelling. These students choose a book and practice reading it out loud, concentrating on speaking clearly. Then they learn how to use props to help tell the story. Of course learning the art of storytelling wouldn't be complete without an audience to tell the story to, so the 1st and 2nd grade students take what they have learned and read to an avid group of Kindergarten students and teachers.

Wildcat Reading Club

Members of the Wildcat Reading Club are eagerly awaiting their November book! Every month of the school year, the 147 members each receive one brand new book to keep and enjoy.

Tips from Nurse Lohse

It is that time of year to expect cold and flu symptoms. There are several things you can do at home to help prevent illness and keep everyone feeling healthy, such as:

  • WASH, WASH, WASH YOUR HANDS! This is still the best defense against illness. Encourage your children to wash, especially before meals, using soap and warm water. To ensure they are washing long enough to adequately kill germs, have them sing the ABC song while scrubbing.
  • Get plenty of rest. School age children should get 9-11 hours of sleep each night. Grownups should try to get 8 hours.
  • Drink lots of fluids and eat a balanced diet - especially breakfast! Adequate nutrition helps prevent headaches and stomach aches throughout the day, which can interrupt students' learning time.
  • Dress appropriately for cold weather. Please help your child choose warm, comfortable clothing for school each day, including socks. Make sure your student is wearing a coat, snow gear, hat and gloves/mittens. Even in cold weather they need exercise and fresh air during recess.
Unfortunately, even with the best care, a virus can make us sick. Cold symptoms are best relieved with rest and fluids and may last as long as 10 - 14 days. If symptoms persist longer than this, the child should see a physician. Please keep in mind the guidelines below when deciding if your child should come to school.

Any child with the following symptoms should stay home:
  • A fever of 100.4 F degrees or higher. A child should not come back to school until the temperature is normal for 24 hours without medication;
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea;
  • Frequent cough;
  • Rash accompanied by fever;
  • Ear pain and/or eye drainage;
  • Sore throat with a fever and/or rash.

Please call Nurse Lohse at Ext. 1209 if you have any questions or would like to discuss your child's symptoms or illness. If you have a change in address and/or phone number, please contact the school office immediately. It is very important to be able to reach you in the event your child becomes ill at school. Have a safe and HEALTHY winter!

Our Mission: Providing the Best Education For All Students

Music Poinsettia Fundraiser

The Music Department holds an annual poinsettia sale to decorate the stage for Winter Concerts and raise funds for additional risers, chairs and instrument needs. Pick up is at the Winter Concerts. Please place your order by November 15, 2019, and specify which concert you are attending for your order:

Thursday Dec. 5 (1-4 Grades)

Thursday Dec. 12 (5-6 Grades)

Tuesday Dec. 17 (7-8 Grades)

5th Grade Autobiography Maps

To introduce map skills in Social Studies, 5th grade students made autobiography maps. This activity developed basic map skills, while allowing students to add their own personal interests. They had fun making them and discovering interesting facts about themselves and their classmates.

Grandparents Day 2019

The Annual Grandparents Breakfast was held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Over 200 students and family members attended and a great time was had by all.

Students Recognized for Demonstrating Respect

Our Character Committee promoted the character trait of Respect in October. Below are the students that have been recognized this month.


Bryan has shown respect to his classmates, teachers, and school on a daily basis. He is always the first one to step up and help a classmate in need or volunteer in class to help a teacher. Other students have started to follow his lead because Bryan has demonstrated being respectful so well and so often. It has been a privilege teaching such a respectful young man.

Visit the Online Newsletter

Scan this QR Code to visit this newsletter online! Online you will be able to click the photos to see larger versions, visit the Wildcat Den Store, and purchase a poinsettia to help our music department.

Connect with us!

We are excited to communicate with you through numerous channels! Please check us out online, via social media, send us an email, give us a call, or stop in to say Hi!