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Wauwatosa School District Students Join School Board as Student Representatives

Hailey Pitcher, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2018

Filed under Local News, News

In Wisconsin, there are 464 school districts.  The State of Wisconsin requires each school district to elect a group of community members called a “school board”.  School boards vote on policies proposed by the hired members of the school district. Policies can also be proposed by the school board.  The Wauwatosa School Board is made up of seven people who live in Wauwatosa. Each person is...

Breitlow Shooting Still Relevant

Serena Stern and Erin Scholtus

December 9, 2018

Filed under Featured, Local News

In the wake of yet another shooting, America mourns the loss of those who were killed. As some advocate for change, a problematic mindset has people thinking, “That could never happen here.” As a matter of fact, it has. In the year 1993, assistant principal Dale Breitlow was shot in the hallway of Wauwatosa West by a former student. The attack was carried out by Leonard McDowell, 21 years old at ...

Senior Missing From Yearbook

Senior Missing From Yearbook

Samuel Sebastian, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2018

Filed under Local News, News

The Senior Yearbook is supposed to be the final memento of the high school career, something to show kids or family down the line. However, in one student’s case, it might be a...

International Students at West

International Students at West

Maddie Bishop, Student Reporter

May 29, 2018

Filed under Local News, School News

Getting on a plane, traveling out of the country you’ve grown up in your whole life, and coming to a new one to live with strangers for a year. It may sound like a difficult...

School Safety According To West Students

School Safety According To West Students

May 20, 2018

Another school shooting occurred on Friday, May 18th at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. 9 students and 1 teacher were killed.  In 2018, there have been 68 shootings in...

The Soccer Experience

The Soccer Experience

May 16, 2018

The coaching staff for girls soccer at tosa west is all new to start of the 2018 year. After coach Bailey stepped down because of a job transfer, coach Molitor former JV coach ...

Tosa West Students March for their Lives

Tosa West Students March for their Lives

Madeline Bishop, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2018

Filed under Featured, Local News, News

Approximately a dozen West students and a teacher attended one of the ‘March for Our Lives’ demonstrations on Saturday March 24th.  The main march was scheduled to take pla...

Multicultural Fair Offers Tosa West Community Opportunities to Explore Cultures

Multicultural Fair Offers Tosa West Community Opportunities to Explore Cultures

Molly Dorley

March 27, 2018

Filed under Featured, Local News, School News

Wauwatosa Wests annual multicultural fair will take place Wednesday March 28th from 6:00 until 8:30 to honor the diverse culture within the school. Wauwatosa West Spanish Language...

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 a statement sent out to parents via email, a “nonspecific threat.” Teachers were called down to ...

Center Street Bridge Reconstruction

Center Street Bridge Reconstruction

January 30, 2016

Getting to school is almost nobody’s favorite part of the day, and recent events have made the commute just a little bit harder. Early Monday January 25th, the Center Street...

APPSE Wins State

January 18, 2016

Filed under Archives, Featured, Homegrown, Local News, Multimedia, Photos, School News

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 People competition. As a result, in April, they will be advancing to the national competition held in ...

In Remembrance

December 2, 2015

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

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 about the annual Breitlow Barbecue. Every spring, all three principals and Officer Griffin c...

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