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New Library Podcast Studio at Wauwatosa West

Wauwatosa West student is seen playing the guitar in the new podcast studio in West's library.

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

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test or PSAT/NMSQT test gives students an indication of how they would perform on the SAT or ACT test. 

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

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”

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. 

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

Juniors Alec White, left, and Simon Doyle, right, wear togas on toga day.

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...

School District to Switch to Infinite Campus by 2019-2020 School Year

School District to Switch to Infinite Campus by 2019-2020 School Year

Serena Stern, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019

Having to go back and forth between Google Classroom for schoolwork, Powerschool for grades, and various websites for other homework can be annoying. The Wauwatosa School District is implementing a new system called Infinite Campus before the 2019-2020 school year to replace the current system, Powerschool...

Wauwatosa School District Students Join School Board as Student Representatives

Wauwatosa School District Students Join School Board as Student Representatives

Hailey Pitcher, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2019

Wauwatosa students from East and West High Schools began roles as student representatives on the district's school board at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. The representatives attend meetings with the board acting as liasons between students and the board members. In Wisconsin, there are 4...

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