• A.N.G.E.L. (Autism Network thru Guidance, Education & Life) Walk 2015-01-31 7:00am- 3:00pm Field House, Commons, Auditorium Comments: Walk starts at 9:00 am Read more...
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Open Enroll at WUHS

Posted in: General by T. Wetzel

There are many great reasons to enroll at Wilmot. In this video, Grant & Jesse give you a glimpse of just some of the great things WUHS has to offer for students. Open enrollment registration window for 2015-2016 is February 2 – April 30, 2015. Click here to open enroll.

Office Hours for Jan. 26

Posted in: General by T. Wetzel

The high school office and district office will have reduced hours on Monday, January 26, 2015. Both offices will be open 7AM-11:30AM.

Seeking 2016 Hall of Fame Applicants

Posted in: Community by T. Wetzel

Wilmot Union High School is currently seeking applicants for its 2016 Hall of Fame. In order to be eligible for this honor, candidates must have graduated from Wilmot Union High School in 2006 or earlier.

Candidates meeting this sole criterion will then be judged based upon the following:

  1. Leadership
  2. Achievements
  3. Service to his/her community
  4. Other factors not listed above and as defined by the candidate

If you would like an application, you may request a copy from the District Office at (262) 862-9005, or download it from our website at: http://wilmothighschool.com/files/2011/06/HallofFame_Application.pdf

Applications can be dropped off at the District Office or mailed to:

Hall of Fame Selection Committee
Wilmot Union High School
PO Box 8
Wilmot, WI 53192

If you have any questions, you may contact Dan Kopp, District Administrator.

Talent Show set for January 17

Posted in: Events by T. Wetzel

IMG_1571Chaos & Creation, Part VII, an all-school Drama Club talent show, will be held on Saturday, January 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Wilmot High School’s Lance Haas Auditorium.  An outstanding group of student performers will provide a variety of song, dance, skits, and monologues.  A portion of the proceeds will provide one or more scholarships for students majoring in the arts.  All tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door the night of the performance.   We hope to see you at the show on Saturday night, January 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Contact Deborah Fragale at fragaled@wilmoths.k12.wi.us or at 262/862-2351 extension 148 for more information on this show and the upcoming musical, Legally Blonde coming in April.

Wilmot Decathletes to Defend State Title

Posted in: Student Recognition by T. Wetzel

FullSizeRenderThe Panthers handily won the UW-Whitewater regional by over 5,000 points earning an automatic berth to the Wisconsin academic decathlon state competition in March. All nine team members competed in all ten events in the nation’s premier scholastic competition. This year’s curricular theme is New Alternatives in Energy: Ingenuity and Innovation.

Wilmot decathletes posted the program’s best regional score ever while capturing 53 of the possible 90 individual ribbons from the ten-event contest, also a school record. They did especially well on both the Art and Social Science tests, taking all nine possible ribbons; blue, red, and white in all three divisions; honors, scholastic, and varsity. Each Wilmot decathlete earned at least four individual ribbons at the one day event.

The team was led in scoring by junior Carl Simmons in the honors division.  Both he and his fellow honors teammate junior Carlie Banchi broke the 8,000 point threshold with only 59 points separating the dynamic duo.  They are the highest regional scoring decathletes in Wilmot history and are most likely the top two scorers in the state thus far.

IMG_1067Simmons won seven ribbons in the ten different events, taking home blue ribbons in Music, Social Studies, and Lang & Lit. Banchi received ribbons in a school record nine events, only missing out on essay. She won blue in Science, Art, Economics, and Interview. She also earned a blue for a perfect 1,000 on her prepared and impromptu speeches. Junior Alyssa Gregory, also an honors, won blue in essay and was the most improved Wilmot decathlete since the prior competition in November. Wilmot decathletes in the honors division took nine of the ten possible blue ribbons collectively, missing out only in Math where Simmons and Banchi tied for 2nd.

In the scholastic division junior Joey Burba led the way. He too improved greatly since the local competition. Burba secured 8 ribbons in the ten events, earning blue in Music, Science, Art, and Economics. Joey is most likely leading all scholastics state wide. Senior Johny Weber won 6 ribbons, with blue in Social Science and Lang & Lit. Johny is most likely the second highest scoring decathlete statewide. Junior Angela Schumacher tallied 4 ribbons, her best was a 2nd place red ribbon in Art.

Leading the way for the Panthers in the varsity division was junior Althea Disse.  She netted a team high 6 blue ribbons in Music, Art, Economics, Interview, Social Science and Lang & Lit. Junior Mason Nindl bagged 4 ribbons, all red, bested only by teammate Disse each time. Junior Ashley Dabbs added 4 more ribbons, her best a red ribbon in Science.

More individual honors

Six Panthers including Simmons, Banchi, Burba, Weber, Disse, and Nindl populated the nine-member all-regional team, a Wilmot best.

Simmons, Burba, and Disse were named top overall scholars in their respective honors, scholastic, and varsity divisions.  Each received an overall blue ribbon and an individual star-shaped trophy for their awesome achievement.  It was the first time all three regional top scholars were from Wilmot.

Team honors

Most importantly, each member of the team was recognized with a first place team ribbon and collectively brought home the first place team trophy for their victory.

Wilmot posted the highest score in all 5 Regionals held across the state, marking the first time a team from Wilmot leads going into the state finals.  It was Wilmot’s fifth consecutive regional win, propelling them to the school’s eleventh consecutive state competition appearance. Wilmot remains the only Kenosha county school to ever advance to state.

[Submitted by Advisor Mr. Serkowski]

Seniors get a “Reality Check”

Posted in: Events by T. Wetzel

The Business & Information Technology Department hosted an event for some seniors to get an eye-opening experience about life and its expenses. Seniors are required to take Financial Literacy, a course that enables students to make informed decisions about planning, organizing and allocating financial resources.

Participating in the life-like simulation is part of the course. About 120 seniors were each given a profession, marital status, children, pets, and lots of decisions to make like buying or renting a house, car, and other purchases. They quickly learn how to make differences between needs versus wants and how to balance a checking account.

This semester, the course and Reality Check event was run by Mr. Kerkhoff and Mr. Erbentraut. Next semester, Kerkhoff and Erbentraut anticipate another 210 senior students in their desks and ready to get a glimpse of some of life’s realities. Volunteers are always needed to help run the event. If you are interested in volunteering at the next Reality Check (date to be a Friday in May), please contact Mr. Kerkhoff or Mr. Erbentraut.

Volunteers were treated to breakfast and lunch prepared by our very own culinary students!