Green and White Awards Recognizes Students Who Go Beyond the Grade

January 15, 2013
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It's not all about receiving an award. The Green and White awards have an underlying and powerful message - at Wauwatosa West grades aren’t the only thing that are important. “It felt really good to know the teachers recognized me as being a good student and liked to have me in their class.” said...

Lots of Locks of Love

January 10, 2013
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For the last five years Wauwatosa West has helped to fulfill Locks of Love’s mission “to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children.” Hailey...

Tosa Wrestlers Snap Pewaukee’s 46-0 Streak

January 10, 2013
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Wauwatosa West and East wrestling team defeated Pewaukee 32-16 snapping their six year, 46 match winning streak Wednesday night. "Confidence was the key," West senior and spectator, Austin Budge said. "We were the underdogs and we were determined." Over 500 people attended the match held at Wauwatosa...

New Tosa West Associate Principal Clint Grochowski Begins Thursday

December 18, 2012
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Photographer: Molly Fritsch Clint Grochowski will be starting as the new associate principal Thursday, December 20th after being approved by the School Board Monday, December 10th. As part of the selection process, Grochowski went through an extensive selection process including an interview with a...

Wauwatosa West Band Plays Mannheim Steamroller for Rock n’ Roll Holiday Concert

December 18, 2012
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The Wauwatosa West Concert band is bringing some new friends home for the holidays to help them perform at their annual holiday concert.  The regular orchestra will be joined by two drummers, two synthesizers, a bass guitar, a full laser light show and a variety of stage effects. “We will become...

New Bike Rack in West Parking Lot Gets Mixed Reactions

December 18, 2012
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The columns of metal loops and grey bricks which stretch alongside the gym near the West parking lot is not another high ropes course or rock climbing wall, but rather a new bike rack built for student use. It replaces an older bike rack which in between two rows of cars in the middle of parking lot. Principal...

Wauawtosa West Students and Staff Get Into the Holiday Spirit

December 16, 2012
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Make no mistake- the holidays have arrived. The twinkling lights on trees, music playing throughout stores adds to the hustle and bustle of people stirring up “Holiday Spirit” everywhere. Traditions are what make each holiday spirit special and unique. West senior Jessica Pike starts her own traditions...

Connecticut School Shooting Reaffirms Importance of Crisis Drill Held in Spring

December 15, 2012
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The shooting at a Connecticut elementary school is the most recent in a series of shootings over the past several months including one earlier this week in Oregon. Last May Wauwatosa West students played a part in a crisis drill set up by the police department, fire department, and school district at...

Citizens Question Milwaukee Police at Protests

November 29, 2012
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With signs reading “Chief Flynn has got 2 go,” citizens of Milwaukee Protest against the Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department on the afternoon of November 18. Led by Khalil Coleman, these rallies are organized to get Flynn to step down from his position as Chief. On Sunday November 11th, four...

Associate Principal Lena Patton To Leave West

November 21, 2012
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Photographer: Nick Moroder For Tosa West Associate Principal Lena Patton, the idea of leaving Wauwatosa West for a new job as the district Science Curriculum Specialist in Milwaukee Public Schools is bittersweet. “I was happy when I found out. To go through a nerve racking process and accomplish t...

Teachers Can Compete, Too!

October 13, 2012
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School spirit isn’t just for students anymore. This year West teachers have joined one of three faculty teams and gain points by dressing for each spirit day and competing in simple, fun competitions. West Social Studies teacher Briana Jury adopted the idea from her experience teaching at other schools. ...

Homecoming Day 5: Green and White Day

October 12, 2012
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