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Multicultural Fair

April 3, 2012
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At 6:00 on Thursday, March 29th, Wauwatosa West High School's second annual Multicultural Fair began. Throughout the night, visitors learned about the cultural heritage of West students. Some students like senior Zaina Lalk, manned booths with information about their cultural background. Lalk, who taug...

Band Program Receives Grant

March 29, 2012
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On March 28th, the Wauwatosa West band program was given a $2,000 grant at the new Best Buy Mobile store in Mayfair Mall. Director Guy Kammerer, along with drum majors Brian Condon and Amelia Forsmo, attended the presentation. The grant was provided by the GRAMMY Foundation and Best Buy. Every time...

Second Annual Multicultural Fair

March 27, 2012
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Wauwatosa West students engage in the 2nd annual Multicultural Fair. As part of the month long investigation into diversity and cultural awareness, students consider the question are asked to fill in the blanks: Just because I am . . . Does not mean I am . . . ...

Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 2, 2012
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On Tuesday the 21st of February, and now on Thursday, March 1st at west, the staff held parent-teacher conferences. The conferences are a chance for parents to catch up with what goes on in their child’s classroom, beyond what can be seen from a report card, or a page on Powerschool. Freshman Rachael...

Dr. Means Discusses Race Relations at West [Photos]

February 24, 2012
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Win a $50 Dinner for Two!

February 5, 2012
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The winners of last week's contest are Ron Brown, Ameera Eckles Sabree, Steven Vreeland, and Melanie Smith. For the next contest, take a picture of yourself with that special someone, or with your friends. Post it on Facebook (the page linked to below), and you will be put in the running for a $50 GIF...

Locks of Love at West

February 2, 2012
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Locks of Love is an organization through which students can donate hair to children with long-term hair loss. Here at West, we have our own group, led by students Jenna Engel and Taylor Keaton. Last Friday, January 27th, at 8 A. M., they held an event for people to donate hair. The hair was donate...

Expulsion Policies

January 21, 2012
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According to the statistics at the Wisconsin Information Network for Successful Schools, in the 2009-10 school year 1,218 students were expelled in the entire state of Wisconsin. That year there were no expulsions at Wauwatosa West. The highest recorded number of students expelled at West in one y...

Athletic Recognition Pep Assembly

January 19, 2012
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In years past Tosa West held a school-wide assembly in order to recognize students’ athletic achievements. Last year, however, students found that no such assembly would take place. “Those assemblies were so long, it was hard to keep students’ attention, and we still want to recognize all our ...

APPSE Team to DC Again!

January 16, 2012
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On Saturday morning of January 14, 2012, Wauwatosa West’s We the People Team participated in the state We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution competition at Marquette University. Despite fears that the competition would not take place this year due to budget cuts on a national level, this year...

West Orchestra Performance

January 8, 2012
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On December 22nd, Wauwatosa West's Orchestra, conducted by David Topolovec, performed several seasonal pieces during homeroom for the whole school. He was accompanied by West's chorus, led by Jason Meissner, and several members of the band, led by Guy Kammerer. ...

Eels Concert Review

December 24, 2011
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After walking up two flights of stairs and into a small room with plaster falling from the ceiling, we did not have high hopes for the Eels concert. The Turner Hall Ballroom, within which it was to be played, seemed at first to be an old, decrepit building. As the night wore on, however, our opinio...