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Which Witch is Which: Spirit Day 3

September 30, 2015


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Article by Rick Sear It’s day three of homecoming, and school spirit is at an all-time high. Each grade level had its own clothing scheme, and the long Wednesday Advisory period featured a dodgeball tournament (with teams representing all four grades). Freshmen dressed as nerds, sophomores as jocks, j...

Twister Day: Spirit Day 2

September 29, 2015


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Article by Melissa Wittig and Lyzi Torres This Homecoming Week has shown Tosa West's school spirit. Today’s theme was Twister Tuesday. The freshman and sophomores  were told to dress as the elderly, the juniors and seniors as babies, and the faculty as teenagers. There were many comical costumes tha...

High School Baby

September 29, 2015


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High School Baby: Wauwatosa West students wore many fun and colorful costumes for today’s second homecoming day, switch up. Seniors and juniors were dressed as babies while sophomores and freshman dressed as senior citizens. “I get a lot of funny looks, but in my opinion go hard or go home. It...

Animal Day: Spirit Day 1

September 29, 2015


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Article by Teresa Toohill   On Monday, September 28th, Wauwatosa West turned into a jungle. Lions, tigers, bears, cats, bunnies, and even gorillas, lined the hallway with a miraculous array. As part of Spirit Days for Homecoming week, the theme for Monday was Animal Day. Students from every grad...

Freshmen Goals

September 17, 2015


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Article by Jason Flynn Groundbreaking interviews with new West freshmen reveal that many of their goals relate to grades as well as much more. This past week several freshmen were interviewed about what their goals and hopes for West were. Many had different things to say. Toto Hunt said he was...

West Adds New Security Doors, Hopes to Improve School Safety

September 8, 2015


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Article by Rick Sear The first three things a Wauwatosa West student does before they get to class are open doors. Over the 2015 summer break, Wauwatosa Schools installed additional security measures around the district as part of a larger plan to strengthen the safety of the learning environment. ...

Back to School

September 3, 2015


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Article by Zoe Stack For the first time in months, the halls of Wauwatosa West were flooded with students, the sound of slamming lockers and yelled greetings. September 1st brought the first day of the 2015-16 school year at Wauwatosa West. There were very mixed feelings about the first day. When asked...

Chromebooks to Go

August 28, 2015


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Article by Teresa Toohill On Monday, August 24th and Tuesday, 25th between 8AM - 3PM, around 1,000 students flocked to school to get their own Chromebooks. For the first time ever, the Wauwatosa School District has handed out personal Chromebooks, all in an effort to make work for students more acces...

First Day of School Orientation Schedule

August 21, 2015


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We've got a modified schedule for the first day of school (September 1). Look at the list below to figure out when you need to show up, then check out the schedule for the rest of the day below that. Don't be late! If you have any questions, leave a comment down below. Link Crew Leaders - arrive by 7:40 AM Lu...

Grab Your Chromebook!

August 19, 2015


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This coming school year, each student will receive a Chromebook from the school! The distribution days are Monday and Tuesday (August 24 and 25). You can come either between 8 AM - 11 AM or 1 PM - 3 PM. This is mandatory, so don't forget to pop in!

Human Slingshot: A State Fair Tradition

August 13, 2015


Filed under Featured, Statefair Workshop

By Hannah Bree, Janelly Gonzalez, Zoe Stack State Fair has always been a place for fun and excitement. From fried goods to thrilling rides, State Fair has it all. One of the many rides is the Human Slingshot: an attraction that’s been around for more than 18 years. “I love the 0G feeling and the...

Showing Sheep is a Life Passion

August 13, 2015


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By Aidan Gabriel and Spencer Johnson Bringing sheep from their farm in Green County to compete at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis is more than an annual event for Danielle Pernot and her brother.  It is their life. “Son, we’ve been coming here for twenty six years.” Pernot’s farm typically...

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