Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball Pull Off Wins on Senior Night

The Varsity Girls and the Varsity Boys Basketball Teams defeat Cornerstone Christian on Senior Night at Home on Friday February 2, 2018.

The Varsity Girls held strong and defeated the Cougars 55-44. Good Job Lady Warriors!

The Varsity Boys stayed strong til the very end and pulled off a thrilling win against the Cougars with the final score being 38-37! The game was exciting down to the final second! Way to Go Varsity Boys!

Final Score of Varsity Girls 55-44

Final Score of Varsity Girls 55-44

Final Score of Varsity Boys 38-37

Final Score of Varsity Boys 38-37

Junior/Senior Washington D.C. Trip Fundraising Underway!

Jolly Time Popcorn Available!!


Planning and fundraising are in full swing for the Whiting Junior/Senior trip scheduled in April to Washington DC. Students will be selling delicious, homemade popcorn from Jolly time starting today and ending February 14th. There are nine varieties to choose from, such as Birthday Cake, Cinnamon Roll, and Jalapeño Cheddar to name a few. Two sizes are available, 7 cup snack size or 20 cup family size.  Watch for students selling or contact the Whiting School at 455-2468 if you would like to place an order. 



Chances to Win Beautiful Quilt!

A donor has generously contributed her time and talent in making a gorgeous quilt to help fund the Washington DC trip.  Stop by the Whiting School to see the quilt and drop off your silent bid before February 14th, or simply call the school at 455-2468.  The highest bidder will be notified on Valentine’s Day at noon.  Good luck and thank you for your support! 

John and Evelyn Mercer Family Donation

Dale and Renee Cooper, along with great-nieces Lexie and Kylie, and great-nephew, Tatum

The Whiting Elementary School Library was the recipient of a generous donation from the John and Evelyn Mercer family.  The money the family members collected at their Thanksgiving dinner was donated to the library and was used to purchase 45 books for our students to read and enjoy.  Representing the family in the picture are Dale and Renee Cooper, along with great-nieces Lexie and Kylie, and great-nephew, Tatum.   On behalf of the entire staff as well as the students, we give our thanks and appreciation.

Marvin Hildreth Enters the Top 10 ~ West Monona-Whiting Varsity Wrestling

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DES MOINES, IA - Senior Marvin Hildreth is ranked 9th in the latest Class 1A State Tournament Rankings at 138 pounds. Marvin is 18-1 at the break with his lone loss coming by a close 3-0 decision to Easton Graff -- the 4th ranked Class 2A wrestler from Sgt. Bluff-Luton. Rankings are compiled by the Predicament wrestling magazine.


Whiting Community School Hosted Another Successful Book Fair!

The Whiting Community School hosted a Book Fair from October 24th through October 26th.  Funds raised helped purchase books for the Whiting School elementary and secondary libraries as well as the classroom libraries. Families, faculty, staff, students and the community were all involved and participated in many ways through volunteering, donations, purchasing books, or just encouraging the love of reading.

The school partnered with the women’s fellowship group from the Whiting First Congregational Church to raise funds to replace books in schools affected by the recent hurricanes.  Together, just over $1000.00 was raised for All For Books.  Scholastic Books will match these donations by providing books to these same schools through the Kids in Need Foundation.

The Whiting Education Foundation provided funds for every student to purchase a book.  Their generosity was greatly appreciated.  Each child selected a book and a sticker was affixed to the inside front cover denoting it as a gift from the Whiting Education Foundation.

Total sales of books, including funds provided by the Whiting Education Foundation were just short of $4,800.00, and teachers were able to select $1,260.00 worth of books for their classroom libraries.

Lunch with a Loved One was held on Wednesday, October 25th, with students in grades PK-6 inviting a loved one to pack their own lunch and share it with them in the lunchroom.  They also had the opportunity to shop at the book fair during their visit.

Classroom teachers sparked enthusiasm and were competing for a book prize by decorating their classroom door with a reading theme.  Voting by the judges resulted in a tie.  Both Mr. West, 4th grade teacher, and Mrs. Boynton, 1st grade teacher were awarded a book prize.

Students who won a free book from the book fair included:  Kylie Atmore, Bradley Stoeklen, Blair Newton, Greyson Woodward, Cayden Roberts, Liam Stensgard, David Jorgensen, Hannah Neubaum and Brenyn Teel.  Students who won a free poster from the book fair were:  Sophie Newlon, ShayLynn Kamrath, Zane Bergman, Kelsey Vanden Bosch, Emilie Atmore, Abbie Hagestrom, Syncerity Ruble, Noah Hagestrom and Avery Turner, Koltyn Anderson, Charlotte Stensgard, Samantha Jorgenson, and Lance Nichols.