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African American Literature Class Becomes Possible Future Course

African American Literature Class Becomes Possible Future Course

June 15, 2018

An African American Literature class is one step closer to being a reality after the Black Student Union met with district administrators at two after school meetings in March....

Teacher Turnover Brings Concerns

Molly Dorley, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2018

Filed under News, Uncategorized

According to teacher turnover researchers, there's a revolving door of teacher turnover that costs school districts upwards of $2.2 billion a year. A teacher turnover rate is the rate as a percentage of teachers leaving the designated school districts for personal reasons or because of other reasons. Each state has a teacher turnover rate and is separated by districts. The metro Milwaukee system c...

Wauwatosa West Seniors Attend Senior Ball

Wauwatosa West Seniors Attend Senior Ball

June 4, 2018

Every year, Wauwatosa West hosts a dance for the graduating seniors called the Senior Ball. This year, the Senior Ball was hosted on Thursday, May 31st at the Milwaukee Public Mu...

Issue Fair Challenges Students To Become Active Citizens

Issue Fair Challenges Students To Become Active Citizens

May 31, 2018

The 6th annual Wauwatosa West Issue Fair will take place at Wauwatosa West High School on Thursday, May 31st from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Approximately, 150 juniors enrolled in the req...

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...

Wauwatosa West Virtual Academy

Wauwatosa West Virtual Academy

May 30, 2018

Online schooling can have many benefits. It can be utilized for many different reasons and is unique to every student. The Wauwatosa Virtual Academy allows students to take classes...

West Math Teacher Retires After Teaching Over 3 Decades

West Math Teacher Retires After Teaching Over 3 Decades

May 29, 2018

She’s standing at the front board of her classroom at Wauwatosa West High School. She models a math problem on the board with her chalk while she hears the pencils scribblin...

West Senior to Travel to Bootcamp for Marine Corps

West Senior to Travel to Bootcamp for Marine Corps

Jessiemae Peters, Staff Reporter

May 28, 2018

Filed under Featured, News

Wauwatosa West senior Cheenu Moua will travel to bootcamp June 18, to train for the Marine Corps. This decision was inspired by family members, his own interests, and the moti...

West Orchestra Performs Spring Concert

West Orchestra Performs Spring Concert

May 22, 2018

Come on a journey with the Wauwatosa West Symphony and Concert Orchestra for their spring concert May 22nd. The concert begins at 7pm in the West auditorium.  The line-up fo...

AP Classes Raise New Concerns

AP Classes Raise New Concerns

May 18, 2018

Advanced Placement or “A.P.” courses are optional courses at many high schools, however a new requirement makes it necessary for sophomore students to take an A.P. Human Geog...

Popcorn Program Benefits Student Lives

Popcorn Program Benefits Student Lives

May 16, 2018

A simple bag of popcorn. Special Needs students learn from this experience in real life situations bringing joy to staff around the school. “We were very happy to oblige as it...

West Slam Poetry Club Succeeds, Benefits Students

West Slam Poetry Club Succeeds, Benefits Students

May 15, 2018

When words connect and options are given to turn simple things into poetry when lives are falling apart or turns seem brighter. What do you do? Add a slam poetry club and part...

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