West Side Stories

3 Things to Know about the Parking Study at Tosa East

The proposed community parking zone around Wauwatosa East High School

Ava Beisenstein, Editor

October 5, 2020

In early 2020, the City of Wauwatosa was taken on by Walker Consultants to perform a parking study of the streets surrounding Wauwatosa East High School and the nearby Wauwatosa Village. Parking has been a big problem for East students, faculty, visitors, and neighbors, for a long time. Limited parkin...

Wauwatosa School Board Approves Medical Advisory Panel’s Metrics, Recommendation to Continue in Hybrid Model

The Wauwatosa School Board Meeting August 24th consisted of a Hybrid Model with some attending in person and others connecting via the video conferencing platform Zoom.

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

August 25, 2020

The Wauwatosa School Board approved the district’s Medical/Public Health Advisory Panel’s recommendation to continue the school year in the Hybrid Model of the Phase into Learning through October 2nd, 2020 in a 5-2 vote at the Wauwatosa School Board Meeting on August 24th. The School Board also app...

Wauwatosa School Board Approves Proposed School Reopening Framework

Wauwatosa School Board members and district staff meet over Zoom for July 27th meeting.

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

July 28, 2020

Wauwatosa School Board members approved the district’s proposed School Reopening Framework for the 2020-2021 school year in a 6-1 vote at the Wauwatosa School Board meeting on July 27th. Before the framework passed, Board member Shawn Rolland moved to table the vote to a later meeting date and was secon...

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

Before being hired as Wauwatosa West's principal for the 2020-2021 school year, Grice most recently served as principal of Atwater Elementary School in Shorewood.

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...

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

West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Internship at 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...

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...

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...

West Journalism Students Work with TMJ4

Lucas Metzner voices over his team's story on paying for college at the TMJ4 studio.

January 29, 2020

Eight Wauwatosa West journalism students are helping produce two stories with TMJ4 as a part of the studio’s  initiative to work with students to participate in National News Literacy Week. For National News Literacy Week January 27th to the 31st, the News Literacy Project is coordinating with the EW Scripp...

The Road to Recovery for the 7 Boys Involved in the Adam’s County Crash

The 5 members of the Hurricane's Swim and Dive Team (Left to Right): Eli Cruz, Dylan Hopkins, Keaton Begos, Chris Grieb, and Alex Gruel.

Payton Mayer & Lucas Metzner

January 22, 2020

Chris Grieb never had to leave class 5 minutes early.  Now, the senior can be seen before the bell inching himself with his walker, and draw-string bag in the hallway. "I went through physical therapy. Basically I just to deal with it. I just really like realized how lucky I am and how much worse...

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