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Tosa West’s Fall Production of INTO THE WOODS

Tosa West’s Fall Production of INTO THE WOODS

Jacob Burgardt and Tiffany Kincaid

November 12, 2019

INTO THE WOODS will be performed by the award winning Trojan Players on November 15th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd.  Student tickets are $12. Adult tickets are $15 and children are $8. The performances will be “in the round” where the audience will be seated on the stage, encircling the actors....

First Semester of District LAUNCH Program Provides Students With Real World Learning Experiences

First Semester of District LAUNCH Program Provides Students With Real World Learning Experiences

Izzy Jacobson and Amirah Cornelius

November 12, 2019

Thirty One Wauwatosa West students are spending 2 hours of their day getting a taste of the working world. The LAUNCH program is a collaboration between Wauwatosa and Brookfield School Districts and allows students to choose and explore a career or interest "tract" through a combination of in-classroom work, collaborations with local businesses and field t...

New Library Podcast Studio at Wauwatosa West

New Library Podcast Studio at Wauwatosa West

Ethan Garder and Vincent Olsen

November 6, 2019

Guitars, Microphones, MIDI instruments, and a podcasting mixer and recorder are now ready for student and staff use in the southeast corner of the library. The equipment can be used by anyone with the permission of the school librarian, Derek DeVinny.  According to DeVinny, the equipment and spac...

Wauwatosa West Students Take the PSAT

Wauwatosa West Students Take the PSAT

Payton Mayer and Gunner Sewell

November 4, 2019

Although 115 Wauwatosa West Sophomores and Juniors took the Preliminary SAT or PSAT the morning of Wednesday, October 16th, some students were not able to register and take the test due to a lack of available tests.  The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test or PSAT/NMSQT test give...

Snow Complicates School Commute, Causes Boys Soccer Game to be Rescheduled

Snow Complicates School Commute, Causes Boys Soccer Game to be Rescheduled

October 31, 2019

Over two inches of snow fell during the school day on Thursday, October 31st making the commute to and from school difficult and causing the Boys Sectional Semifinal Soccer match to be rescheduled.  Numerous students arrived late due to the snow. Others were able to make it to class on time. “T...

Andy Grammer to Play In Milwaukee

Andy Grammer to Play In Milwaukee

Serena Stern and Erin Scholtus

October 19, 2019

Andy Grammer will play at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee on Monday, October 21st. He is stopping in Milwaukee as part of his “Don’t Give Up on Me” tour promoting his new album Naive. Naive is his fourth studio album. He released it on July 26, 2019. He is stopping in Milwaukee half way ...

Recent Shooting at Wauwatosa Strip Mall Raises Safety Concerns for Nearby Schools

Recent Shooting at Wauwatosa Strip Mall Raises Safety Concerns for Nearby Schools

Payton Mayer and Erin Scholtus

October 1, 2019

An altercation between two customers leading to a shooting at Ly Ly Nails in Wauwatosa raised safety concerns at local schools. The shooting caused the owner of Ly Ly Nails to get shot in the toe. The discharge of the weapon at the owner's toe was explained to be accidental. The fight involved 3...

“Tosa Skateboarders United” Hold Fundraiser to Expand Tosa Skatepark

“Tosa Skateboarders United” Hold Fundraiser to Expand Tosa Skatepark

Ethan Garder and Vincent Olson

September 28, 2019

“Tosa Skateboarders United” seeks to raise $150,000 to expand the Wauwatosa Skatepark by 2020.   A fundraiser will be held from 5 pm till 9 pm at the Muellner building in Hart Park on September 29th.  Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for youth under 13 years old. The fundraiser will have ...

Wauwatosa West Students Participate in “Man Poms”

Wauwatosa West Students Participate in “Man Poms”

Tiffany Kincaid and Jacob Burgardt 

September 27, 2019

This Friday afternoon pep rally concludes the week long spirit week celebration. “Man Poms” is one of the highlights of the pep rally and is a unique and long running Tosa West tradition.  Man Poms is organized by the Tosa West Dance Team. “Each TDT girl or guy gets to pick a member, we...

Wauwatosa West Students Participate in Homecoming Week

Wauwatosa West Students Participate in Homecoming Week

Michael Glaser and Isaiah Hughes

September 24, 2019

Wauwatosa West Homecoming Spirit Week starts on Monday, September 23rd and concludes with the dance on Saturday, September 28th. Each school day features a “spirit” dress up day as well as activities such as the Dodge ball Tournament during Wednesday advisory and the Friday Pep Rally.    Wauwa...

Wauwatosa West Students Participate in Milwaukee Global Climate Strike

Wauwatosa West Students Participate in Milwaukee Global Climate Strike

Victoria Lopez, Aniyah Chambers, and Sara Stanislawski

September 20, 2019

A small number of Wauwatosa West students attended the “Global Climate Strike” in downtown Milwaukee on Friday, September 20th.  The Global Climate Strike is an internationally coordinated 7 day strike to end Climate Change. The strikes span from September 20th to 27th and is meant to coordinat...

Artists Paint New Murals in East Tosa

Artists Paint New Murals in East Tosa

Sara Stanislawski, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Artists painted seven murals across local businesses in the East Towne Tosa neighborhood along North Avenue from mid to late July.  The Wauwatosa Tourism Commission hired Wallpapered City, a local company experienced with murals, to organize the project. The corridor of murals was done at no cost to...

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