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Key Club Holds Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Key Club Holds Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Anyiah Chambers and Michael Glaser

November 26, 2019

For the 20th year, the Wauwatosa West Key Club collected non-perishable food items for the Tosa Cares food pantry in Wauwatosa.  Students who donate receive a ballot to vote for teachers to wear a turkey costume. This year Band teacher Alexander Hunt wore the costume on November 26th, after the driv...

Community Celebrates Lives of two Wauwatosa West Graduates

Community Celebrates Lives of two Wauwatosa West Graduates

Anyiah Chambers, Sara Stanislawski, and Maddie Bishop

November 18, 2019

Compassionate, genuine, positive and joyous are the words you hear repeated again and again to describe two of Wauwatosa West’s former students, Se’veon James, and Zahnya Hunter who tragically lost their lives to carbon monoxide poisoning on Milwaukee’s Northside the morning of November 8th. “Y...

Wauwatosa West Holds Annual Blood Drive

Wauwatosa West Holds Annual Blood Drive

Victoria Lopez

November 18, 2019

Wauwatosa West partners with the Blood Center of Wisconsin to hold its tenth annual blood drive on Friday November 22nd in the upper gym.    "I’m donating plasma because I have sickle cell anemia so I can't donate blood," Senior Aniyah Chambers explained.  Chambers is someone who is pas...

TW TODAY – November 15th, 2019

Lucas Metzner, Editor

November 15, 2019

Wauwatosa West student anchors Aniyah Chambers and Lucas Metzner deliver the news and announcements for the week of November 15th, 2019. With announcements including a preview video on Wauwatosa West's fall production of Into the Woods Jr. Other announcements include senior photos, a freshman fundraising...

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 ...

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