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Homecoming Day 4: Color Wars

October 11, 2012
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Not all wars are fought with guns. At Wauwatosa West, the preferred weapons are duct tape, stickers, and any other adhesive material. All were brandished Thursday during Color Wars, the annual day of class warfare; not  all were met with enthusiasm. “Any students using anything other than tape to...

Homeroom Point Totals (After Wednesday)

October 11, 2012
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Last year, Mrs. Botsford and Mr. Prothero tied for first place at the end of the week. Click here to see the full results from last year's homecoming week. Who will win this year? Will West top its participation last year? Below are the results after Wednesday. ...

Homecoming Day 3: Superheroes and Villains

October 10, 2012
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If you needed a superhero to fly you to safety on Wednesday, you would have found one in the Wauwatosa West hallways as students portrayed popular superheroes as part of Homecoming Week’s Superhero Day. West Junior Patrick Dunn explained “I am a ninja turtle because they're awesome and I used to ...

Homecoming Day 2: Crying Youngsters and Crotchety Elders

October 9, 2012
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Walkers, bottles, grey hair, and diapers filled the halls of Wauwatosa West High School as students and staff celebrated the second day of Homecoming Week 2012. Underclassmen dressed as senior citizens and upperclassmen dressed as babies or young children. Many students dressed up and put their creativity...

Calling all West Students!

September 11, 2012
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Students of Wauwatosa West: Are you looking for a way to amplify your voice? Do you want to be heard? Do you want to have a voice to express your opinions? The perfect way to do all these things is to join West Side Stories, the school paper. If you're interested, you've got options. One option i...

Class of 2012 Graduation

June 17, 2012
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Beginning at 1 o'clock on Saturday, June ninth, nearly 250 people graduated from Wauwatosa West High School, ending four years at the school. The ceremony was begun with the singing of the national anthem, performed by Erin Murphy, as well as speeches by Katie Adams, district superintendent Dr. Phi...

New Start Times

May 8, 2012
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Concluding an episode that had left teachers and students worried over school start time changes, the Wauwatosa School Board voted Monday to standardize all school start times. On Monday, May 7, the board adopted a new schedule for Elementary, Middle, and High School start times for the 2012-13 school ...

Wauwatosa West Journalism Students Visit WISN

May 5, 2012
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On Thursday, February 23rd, several West Side Stories reporters and Broadcast Journalists toured WISN 12’s television station facilities, guided by WISN reporter Kent Wainscott. During the tour, they were allowed a glimpse into the world of television news creation. One of the first lessons students lea...

Leah Rogers-First at State

May 1, 2012
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Saturday morning at Ripon College was not what one would expect from a state Forensics meet. Amidst the anxious rehearsal of speeches and performances, a surprisingly relaxed atmosphere penetrated the halls of the small college. This would prove to be short lived, however. As the events got under way,...

7:40 or 8:00?

April 26, 2012
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Under a new proposal to be voted on by the school board on May 7, school start and end times around the district could change. During the 2011-2012 school year, the schedule has been 8:00 to 3:07. Originally, district Superintendent Phil Ertl proposed for high schools run from 7:40 to 2:50 next y...

The First Annual Wauwatosa All City Band Festival

April 21, 2012
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On Wednesday, April 18th, the Wauwatosa West band joined several other schools in the First Annual Wauwatosa All City Band Festival, performed inside the State Fair’s Exposition Center Wauwatosa West performed alongside bands from Wauwatosa East, Longfellow, Whitman, Eisenhower, and from the eleme...

FBLA wins 5th Place (Video)

April 17, 2012
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Video by FBLA team members Nolan Kresnak, Mitchell Merz and Oliver Niles. This video was created by the FBLA team for the competition, and as a result, Tosa West placed fifth in that category. Overall, this is a success for our school, and advisor Dan Prothero said he was "very proud" of his te...