West Side Stories

Random Chatting With Ms. Jones

Zakyia Webb, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2018


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Ms. Jones is an English teacher here at Tosa West. She answered the following random questions during an interview. 1)What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up on and why? My family- they are everything to me. Even though there are adversities, they will always be my family and I will find ...

Emergency Drill Done in 2012 Still Current Today

Sara Stanislawski, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2018


Filed under Archives, Homegrown, Opinions, Video

To better prepare for dangerous events in schools the Wauwatosa School District, Fire, and Police Departments teamed up to participate in a situation preparedness exercise. Although it occurred six years ago on May 19th in 2012, the preparedness for emergency situations is still a very important subject...

Associate Principal Garrison Brings Experience, Enthusiasm to Position

Associate Principal Garrison Brings Experience, Enthusiasm to Position

Megan Veit and Kelly Rampolla

April 20, 2018


Filed under Featured, Homegrown

“We’re better together than we are apart” a key component to keep in mind when operating at a school, new associate principal, Willie E. Garrison II says. This past January, Wauwatosa West High School welcomed Willie Garrison into the building when Associate Principal Clint Grochowski was moved to f...

Tips to Getting In Shape for Summer

Tips to Getting In Shape for Summer

Caleb Vollmer, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Featured, Homegrown, Sports

According to the National Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Study only 12% of high school students getting enough exercise to be in shape. And with all the summer activities like canoeing, volleyball, and swimming kids are wondering what to do to get in shape and look feel their best. With summer...

West Reacts After A Threat To The School

March 9, 2016


Filed under Featured, Homegrown, Local News, Multimedia, School News, Uncategorized

by: Zoe Stack All Wauwatosa West High School students were ushered into the gym this morning while an investigation of the building was being held due to a threat the school had received earlier that morning.   Wednesday, March 9th, Wauwatosa West received what Principal Frank Calarco called in ...

APPSE Wins State

January 18, 2016


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The excitement in the room was palpable as the Wauwatosa West APPSE students all sat on the edge of their seats, waiting for the final results to be called. On Saturday, January 10th, the Wauwatosa West APPSE (American Public Policy Special Emphasis) class took first place at the state We The P...

In Remembrance

December 2, 2015


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Yesterday, Monday December 1st, marked the 22nd anniversary of the day Assistant Principal Dale Breitlow was shot and killed by a former Wauwatosa West student. After school yesterday, current Principal, Frank Calarco made an announcement in remembrance of this particular day and also to inform students abou...

DREAM. DARE. DO

December 1, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Featured, Homegrown, Multimedia

By: Zoe Stack   The sign was bright, way too bright for the time of the day. I am not one, while on summer vacation, to awaken when the time is still in single digits. Yet here I was at 4:30 a.m on my way to Washington D.C for the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Conference. The conference was created ...

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...

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