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Students Work Extra Hours on Thanksgiving & Black Friday Holiday Break

Students Work Extra Hours on Thanksgiving & Black Friday Holiday Break

Isaiah Hughes, Reporter

November 21, 2018

For some Wauwatosa West students the five day Thanksgiving break is not a time to relax but a time to work more hours at their part time job.   Almost half of Wauwatosa West students have a part time job.  This is according to a 2018 survey conducted by Wauwatosa West students enrolled in the Eng...

New Dress Code In Place for 2018-19 School Year

New Dress Code In Place for 2018-19 School Year

Sara Stanislawski and Maddie Bishop

September 9, 2018

West’s dress code policy significantly changed for the 2018-2019 school year after the Wauwatosa School District worked last year to create an equitable learning experience designed to ensure all students can reach their fullest potential. The policy was officially published July 31 after being su...

African American Literature Class Becomes Possible Future Course

African American Literature Class Becomes Possible Future Course

Jalah Bates, Staff Reporter

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. The district administration must first present and have the class approved by the school board before students can sign u...

Teacher Turnover Brings Concerns

Molly Dorley, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2018

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 reaso...

Wauwatosa West Seniors Attend Senior Ball

Wauwatosa West Seniors Attend Senior Ball

Samuel Wade, Staff Reporter

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 Museum. The dance was from 8:00pm - 10:00pm. Tickets were on sale for the dance on Tuesday, May 22nd and Wednesday, May 2...

Issue Fair Challenges Students To Become Active Citizens

Junior Jewels Thomas presents her Issue Investigation topic to Social Studies teacher Chris Benes.

Brayden Korman, Staff Writer

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 required American Public Policy will present their research to over 50 community adult judges.   “We want students to le...

Senior Missing From Yearbook

Senior Missing From Yearbook

Samuel Sebastian, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2018

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 bit difficult. Joseph Lundell, a senior at West is wondering where his senior picture is, or more accurately, where he...

Wauwatosa West Virtual Academy

Wauwatosa West Virtual Academy

Katie Herring, Student Reporter

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 online and receive local support. According to Wauwatosa Virtual Academy Principal, Dean Heus, there is currently aro...

West Math Teacher Retires After Teaching Over 3 Decades

West Math Teacher Retires After Teaching Over 3 Decades

Sara Stanislawski, Staff Reporter

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 scribbling behind her in their straight rows. The board reads September 1987. Much has changed since math teacher Cathy Razner first star...

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

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 motivation of others. The decision wasn’t easy, he had to think about what his family wanted, what he wanted, and how to make...

West Orchestra Performs Spring Concert

West Orchestra Performs Spring Concert

Caleb Vollmers, Staff Reporter

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 for the concert is as follows, Agincourt, Waltz No. 2, Anvil Chorus, Iditarod, Sorcerer's Apprentince,  A Dance of Clowns, The ...

AP Classes Raise New Concerns

Wauwatosa West students registering for AP Classes

Aral Nen and Nathaniel Schultz

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 Geography course at Wauwatosa West High School. “A.P. pretty much teaches you how to work by yourself, and teaches you go...

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