West Side Stories

Popcorn Program Benefits Student Lives

Popcorn Program Benefits Student Lives

Zakyia Webb, Staff Reporter

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 gave my students a chance to learn some work skills and provided some hands-on training to break up their academic day....

West Slam Poetry Club Succeeds, Benefits Students

West Slam Poetry Club Succeeds, Benefits Students

Jalah Bates, Staff Reporter

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 participate in caucuses as well as school and individual competitions through Still Waters Collective. Wauwatosa West has allowed ...

TW Band Concert Showcases Broadway Tunes

TW Band Concert Showcases Broadway Tunes

Caleb Vollmers, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2018

Wicked, Hamilton, and many more Broadway show tunes will be performed by the Wauwatosa West Concert Band on May 15th at Wauwatosa West at 7:00 PM.   “My favorite song we play is Jacklyn & Hyde probably because it reminds me of the production of it we had a couple of years ago. But I love al...

Former West Associate Principal Named Future Whitman Principal

Former West Associate Principal Named Future Whitman Principal

Caleb Vollmers, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2018

Wauwatosa West Associate Principal Clint Grochowski will become the Principal at Whitman Middle school next year. “I am excited about having the opportunity to continue the tradition of success that's at Whitman while carrying out my own vision to make it better and also meshing the entire system...

AP Exam Study Tips

May 11, 2018

AP exams are starting and Tosa West students are preparing for exams taking place on May 7th through May 18th. AP exams are college level tests that are administered to high school students who wish to receive credits for college courses. Hard studying is on the agenda for Tosa West students teachers...

Yearbook Staff Distribute 90’s Themed Yearbooks

Yearbook Staff Distribute 90's Themed Yearbooks

Megan Veit, Staff Reporter

May 10, 2018

The 1990’s themed 2017-18 Olympian yearbook will be distributed to students after school on May 7th. If students forgot to order a yearbook before the deadline there are a limited number of extra yearbooks that will be able to be sold for $70 at the time of distribution. Five different classrooms w...

Restrictions Sour Enthusiasm for Annual Prom

Myela Cooper, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2018

The annual Wauwatosa west junior prom will be held on May 19th at the Grace center on the MSOE campus in downtown, Milwaukee.  Students attending must fulfill numerous requirements for attending.  Requirements include to not to be failing any classes, to not be late to school more than 5 times, have no more th...

Tech Crew Makes Musical Sing

Tech Crew Makes Musical Sing

Katherine McCabe, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018

The Spring Musical ¨Anything Goes¨ will hit the Wauwatosa West stage on April 20 but what many people do not know or see is the tech crew behind the scenes. Over 30 students from all grades participate in tech crew students provide a wide range of support for the show. New tech crew members do props. ...

Jazz Band Takes First at Conservatory Jazz Festival Competition

Wauwatosa Jazz Band at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

Mikhail Schaefer, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2018

The Wauwatosa West Jazz Band took first at the 4th annual Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Jazz Festival in downtown Milwaukee for Outstanding High School Ensemble and Outstanding Rhythm Section against 12 other schools on Friday, March 16th, 2018. As a group, the Jazz band performed and were give...

PBS News Hour Creates Lesson Plan Using Wauwatosa West Student Video

Wauwatosa West students visit the Ice Age Trail Alliance.

Nathaniel Schultz, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2018

The national nightly news program, PBS News Hour Extra has used a 5 minute long broadcast video created by Wauwatosa West students to create a lesson plan about trail building.   During the 2016-2017 school year, Wauwatosa West students enrolled in the one semester Media Communication class worked with PBS Student Reporting Labs to produce a story abou...

FBLA Run Trojan Corner Store Succeeds First Year In Business

Marcello Luna

Sara Stanislawski, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2018

The Trojan Corner Store selling supplies, food, and beverages is prospering its first year in business and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) is benefiting greatly from it. The FBLA school store is open mornings 7:30 to 7:50 a.m and after school 3:15 to 3:45 p.m or 2:15 to 2:45 p.m Wednes...

Tosa West Students March for their Lives

Tosa West Students March for their Lives

Madeline Bishop, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2018

Approximately a dozen West students and a teacher attended one of the ‘March for Our Lives’ demonstrations on Saturday March 24th.  The main march was scheduled to take place in Washington D.C. but led to an estimated 800 “sibling” events across the country including in Milwaukee.   ‘M...

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