West Side Stories

3 Things to Know about the Parking Study at Tosa East

The proposed community parking zone around Wauwatosa East High School

Ava Beisenstein, Editor

October 5, 2020

In early 2020, the City of Wauwatosa was taken on by Walker Consultants to perform a parking study of the streets surrounding Wauwatosa East High School and the nearby Wauwatosa...

Wauwatosa West to Welcome Class of 2024

September 5, 2020

An orientation run by Link Crew will welcome and help incoming freshmen transition to West their first day of school. Wauwatosa West Link Crew Advisor and English Teacher Maureen Bra...

The Wauwatosa School Board Meeting August 24th consisted of a Hybrid Model with some attending in person and others connecting via the video conferencing platform Zoom.

Wauwatosa School Board Approves Medical Advisory Panel’s Metrics, Recommendation to Continue in Hybrid Model

August 25, 2020

The Wauwatosa School Board approved the district’s Medical/Public Health Advisory Panel’s recommendation to continue the school year in the Hybrid Model of the Phase into Lea...

The Wauwatosa School District serves over 7,000 elementary, middle and high school students and employs nearly 500 teachers.

Wauwatosa School District Makes Progress in Hiring Minority Teachers but Teachers of Color Continue to be Scarce Locally, Statewide Compared to Students

July 29, 2020

2020 Wauwatosa West Graduate Anyiah Chambers had her first and only minority teacher at West her senior year.  Chambers said she always struggled with math. She says she was w...

Wauwatosa School Board members and district staff meet over Zoom for July 27th meeting.

Wauwatosa School Board Approves Proposed School Reopening Framework

July 28, 2020

Wauwatosa School Board members approved the district’s proposed School Reopening Framework for the 2020-2021 school year in a 6-1 vote at the Wauwatosa School Board meeting on...

Wauwatosa West to Welcome New Principal for 2020-21 School Year

Before being hired as Wauwatosa West's principal for the 2020-2021 school year, Grice most recently served as principal of Atwater Elementary School in Shorewood.

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

June 9, 2020

Ebony Grice will begin her new position as the Wauwatosa West Principal for the 2020-2021 school year following the retirement of West Principal Frank Calarco.  After atten...

TW TODAY – April 10th, 2020

April 10, 2020

In this episode, journalists examine how West students experienced the controversial statewide election in Wisconsin Tuesday, April 7th.

Info-graphic from College Board displaying key aspects of 2020 AP Exams

College Board Changes AP Exams to be Open Note, Taken Online at Home

April 3, 2020

In response to the millions of students not at school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College Board has changed Advanced Placement (AP) exams normally completed in schools t...

TW TODAY – From Home – April 2nd, 2020

April 2, 2020

TW Today broadcast produced from home featuring a story on student reactions to AP Exam changes and shoutouts sent in by staff and students.

Day in the Life of High School Student with a Disability

Myles Calhoun, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2020

For many highschoolers, the same routine ensues… you wake up, jump out of bed and get going on your way to school. As your day starts, you run in stampedes in the hallways as the bell rushes you to get to your class and repeat but for some, this repetitive and typical day isn’t the same.  Elizabeth Thompson is a charismatic and funny sophomore at Wauwatosa West, who was born with Spina Bifida....

Canine unit Zev and his handler, Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Police Dog

March 26, 2020

“He’s a very good partner and I couldn’t see myself working without him,” explains Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler about his partner, a dog named Zev. Last April the...

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Firefighter

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstien

March 25, 2020

¨I truly believe it’s the best job in the world,¨ explains Wauwatosa firefighter Zak Ruggirello of his childhood dream job. Ruggirello first earned his Bachelor’s degree in Education, but after realizing teaching wasn’t for him, he started working on completing his Fire and EMS Certifications through a tech school while volunteering for a local fire department. Ruggirello has worked as a fire...

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