Walworth Jt. School District's Fall Newsletter
Walworth Staff Welcomes Back the Best Students and Families Around!
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
Our Board of Education
Here is a great group photo of our Board of Education (from left to right: Sue Zillmer, Chad Roehl, Rich Hildebrandt, Valerie Gibbs, and Mary Heyer).
Mr. Klamm with Wesley the Wildcat
Mr. Klamm, our principal for the past 4 years, started as our Interim District Administrator & Principal this year. This move helped the district save money by reducing administration.
Mrs. Dowden, our new TOSA!
Mrs. Dowden is our new TOSA or Teacher on Special Assignment and spends her days making sure the entire building runs smoothly by helping students and staff. This move helped the district save money by reducing administration.
Our Board of Education
Mr. Klamm with Wesley the Wildcat
Walworth Loves Our Art Department!
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Thursday Dec. 5 (1-4 Grades)
Thursday Dec. 12 (5-6 Grades)
Tuesday Dec. 17 (7-8 Grades)
5th Grade Autobiography Maps
Students Recognized for Demonstrating Respect
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.
Mia shows respect everyday at Walworth Elementary School! She is a positive role model to her peers, always listens to her teachers, and follows directions. She is an extremely hard worker and is always willing to help anyone in need. Mia goes out of her way to be a great friend to everyone!
Laila is respectful day in and day out, no matter where she is in the school building or what is happening around her. Laila understands the importance of learning and is always prepared each day to do her very best. She focuses in the classroom and is an excellent role model for her classmates.
Grace consistently shows respectfulness in the classroom and throughout her school environment. She is polite to everyone she meets and makes sure they are included in activities. Grace is always willing to lend a helping hand to others any way that she can.
Alondra demonstrates the character trait of respect by always listening, paying attention in class, helping, being kind to others, and following directions.
Braxon demonstrates the character trait of respect by always listening, paying attention in class, helping, being kind to others, and following directions.
Jayce is respectful by using good manners and positive choices at school. He is very helpful and kind to others. When working, he is focused and quiet so others can learn, too.
Mackenle is a role model for his peers. He is always looking to do the right thing, listens during class time, speaks kindly and respectfully to his peers and teachers, and is always willing to help. When Mack feels someone needs help he is kind and encouraging to that person! His choices and attitude are inspiring to everyone he meets!
Giana is a quiet leader, working hard to demonstrate respectful behavior. She is always on task, participates in discussions and group work, and is kind and encouraging to her classmates! Giana cleans up the classroom every day and is always willing to help and supports her classmates regularly!
Wrigley continually shows respect for herself, for others, and for the classroom. She promotes inclusion and equality in the classroom through her kind words and positive actions. Her respectful attitude is one to be emulated and applauded. I am very fortunate to have her in class.