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Wauwatosa School Board Approves Medical Advisory Panel’s Metrics, Recommendation to Continue in Hybrid Model

The Wauwatosa School Board Meeting August 24th consisted of a Hybrid Model with some attending in person and others connecting via the video conferencing platform Zoom.

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

August 25, 2020

The Wauwatosa School Board approved the district’s Medical/Public Health Advisory Panel’s recommendation to continue the school year in the Hybrid Model of the Phase into Learning through October 2nd, 2020 in a 5-2 vote at the Wauwatosa School Board Meeting on August 24th. The School Board also app...

Wauwatosa School Board Approves Proposed School Reopening Framework

Wauwatosa School Board members and district staff meet over Zoom for July 27th meeting.

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

July 28, 2020

Wauwatosa School Board members approved the district’s proposed School Reopening Framework for the 2020-2021 school year in a 6-1 vote at the Wauwatosa School Board meeting on July 27th. Before the framework passed, Board member Shawn Rolland moved to table the vote to a later meeting date and was secon...

West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Internship at Center for Disease Control

West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Internship at Center for Disease Control

Anyiah Chambers, Student Reporter

March 26, 2020

Although the Tosa West community has been consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic for the last week, 2017 graduate Micheal Green's daily life has been consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic since January. During Michael’s time at Wauwatosa West, he served as President of the Student Senate and National Honors...

Teachers Thoughts Revealed Through Podcast ‘Class Dismissed’

Teachers Thoughts Revealed Through Podcast 'Class Dismissed'

Victoria Lopez and Anyiah Chambers

December 9, 2019

"What's the biggest problem that you see facing society?" Nicolas Koepke asks. "I would have to say working with kids I think there is a big disconnect with communication, everything is online or texting or Instagram. I feel like kids don't know how to communicate, to solve issues or to celebrate."...

Wauwatosa West Holds Annual Blood Drive

Wauwatosa West student donates blood at last year's blood drive in the Upper Gym.

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...

Seniors Admitted to UWM

Henry Frey and Jovan Mendez

November 13, 2019

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee admissions staff came to Tosa West on October 17th, looking to admit future students early.    This was the beginning of a series of early admissions interviews that spanned the entirety of the school day, the staff picking out applicants who had filled out...

Tosa West’s Fall Production of INTO THE WOODS

Photographer Phatanoune Douangvilay

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....

How are Students Paying for College?

Victoria Lopez and Aniyah Chambers

November 8, 2019

When Jacob Burghardt first started applying to colleges he was convinced he would be able to go to his dream school Iowa State. But when the harsh reality of finances and student loans kicked in, he came to the realization he would have to stay in the state. ¨I don't have the money to go out of state and ...

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...

AP Art Students Present Portfolios to Colleges

AP Art Students Present Portfolios to Colleges

Victoria Lopez, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2019

Over 70 AP Art students received feedback on their artwork portfolios after presenting them to college representatives and previous Wauwatosa West students during Portfolio Day on October 17th.  With tables set up throughout the room students lined up to present their body of work they have built t...

Turning the Tables at Tosa West- The New Cell Phone Policy

September 10, 2018

“I think the cell phone policy is better than it was last year”

2018-19 Tosa West Musical Selection

August 30, 2018

For the upcoming 2018-19 school year, the Trojan Players have chosen to do a musical in both the fall and spring.The musical in the fall of 2018 is going to Mamma Mia. The spring show is set to be the Little Mermaid. Both shows hope to bring a lot of traffic and success to the theater department. ...

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