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School Board Approves Canvas as New Learning Management System for 2020-21 School Year

School Board Approves Canvas as New Learning Management System for 2020-21 School Year

Eve Lazarski, Staff Reporter

June 26, 2020

Students, teachers, and parents will use the Canvas learning management system to organize their instruction and learning starting in the 2020-2021 school year. The school board approved a 3 year $213,500 contract to Instructure Inc., the manufacturers of Canvas at the school board meeting on Monday,...

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

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

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 attending professional learning development opportunities offered by the Wauwatosa School District in previous years, Grice decided to a...

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.

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

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

Sara Stanislawski and Maddie Bishop

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 to be taken at home this year.  April 3rd, the College Board announced the dates and specific question types for each exam and that all tests will be open note. The exams will still allow some students to gain coll...

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.

Wauwatosa West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Long Internship at the Center for Disease Control

Wauwatosa West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Long Internship at the Center for Disease Control

Anyiah Chambers, Student Reporter

March 26, 2020

Although the Tosa West community has been consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic for the last week, 2017 graduate Micheal Green's daily life has been consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic since January. During Michael’s time at Wauwatosa West, he served as President of the Student Senate and National Honors...

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Police Dog

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

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstein

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 Wauwatosa Police Department welcomed its newest police service dog, K-9 Officer Zev, who became the department’s second canin...

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...

Boys Basketball to Play in Sectional Semi-Final For The First Time Since 2011

Lucas Metzner, Editor

March 12, 2020

The 3rd Seeded Wauwatosa West Boys Basketball Team has battled their way to a regional Championship and a Sectional Semi-Final game against the 1st Seeded Milwaukee Lutheran Red Knights at Whitefish Bay High School on March 12th, 2020 at 7pm. Previously, Milwaukee Lutheran was supposed to host the...

Wauwatosa West Principal to Retire after Serving District for 29 Years

West Principal Frank Calarco stands in front of the inscription on the wall of his office after being first appointed as Principal. Calarco's friend painted the inscription in his office to stress this message to students.

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

February 21, 2020

Wauwatosa West Principal Frank Calarco will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year after serving as the West Principal for the last 10 years.  Calarco is no stranger to the Wauwatosa School District. Prior to his appointment as West’s Principal, Calarco served as Roosevelt Elementary School’s Princ...

Wauwatosa West Visits Wauwatosa East in Final Regular Season Meeting

February 14, 2020

The Wauwatosa West Trojans Boys Varsity Basketball team will visit the Wauwatosa East Red Raiders on February 14th, 2020. This will be their final meeting during the regular season. Wauwatosa West versus Wauwatosa East basketball is no stranger to a heated rivalry. Both teams desire to beat the other just a little...

School Board Focuses on Mental Health at Meeting

Wauwatosa East Junior Sarah Gifford presents her slideshow at the school board meeting.

Sara Stanislawski, Maddie Bishop, and Katie McCabe

January 31, 2020

Wauwatosa East Junior Sarah Gifford presented a slideshow on school shootings and mental health at the Wauwatosa School Board meeting on January 27th.  The presentation by Gifford was a part of a larger focus on mental health in the district at the meeting. Another presentation was given as a re...

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