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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 District Makes Progress in Hiring Minority Teachers but Teachers of Color Continue to be Scarce Locally, Statewide Compared to Students

The Wauwatosa School District serves over 7,000 elementary, middle and high school students and employs nearly 500 teachers.

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

July 29, 2020

2020 Wauwatosa West Graduate Anyiah Chambers had her first and only minority teacher at West her senior year.  Chambers said she always struggled with math. She says she was willing to learn but faced challenges getting concepts down on tests. However, when she had Wauwatosa West Math Teacher Natha...

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...

School Board Approves Canvas as New Learning Management System for 2020-21 School Year

School Board Approves Canvas as New Learning Management System for 2020-21 School Year

Eve Lazarski, Staff Reporter

June 26, 2020

Students, teachers, and parents will use the Canvas learning management system to organize their instruction and learning starting in the 2020-2021 school year. The school board approved a 3 year $213,500 contract to Instructure Inc., the manufacturers of Canvas at the school board meeting on Monday,...

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...

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Police Dog

Canine unit Zev and his handler, Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstein

March 26, 2020

“He’s a very good partner and I couldn’t see myself working without him,” explains Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler about his partner, a dog named Zev. Last April the Wauwatosa Police Department welcomed its newest police service dog, K-9 Officer Zev, who became the department’s second canin...

Wauwatosa West Principal to Retire after Serving District for 29 Years

West Principal Frank Calarco stands in front of the inscription on the wall of his office after being first appointed as Principal. Calarco's friend painted the inscription in his office to stress this message to students.

Sara Stanislawski, Editor

February 21, 2020

Wauwatosa West Principal Frank Calarco will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year after serving as the West Principal for the last 10 years.  Calarco is no stranger to the Wauwatosa School District. Prior to his appointment as West’s Principal, Calarco served as Roosevelt Elementary School’s Princ...

West Journalism Students Work with TMJ4

Lucas Metzner voices over his team's story on paying for college at the TMJ4 studio.

January 29, 2020

Eight Wauwatosa West journalism students are helping produce two stories with TMJ4 as a part of the studio’s  initiative to work with students to participate in National News Literacy Week. For National News Literacy Week January 27th to the 31st, the News Literacy Project is coordinating with the EW Scripp...

Social Media’s Impact On Receiving News

Social Media's Impact On Receiving News

Jacob Burgardt, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

Ever since November 11th 2018, the Australian wildfires have killed hundreds of humans and animals. These fires have been a heavily talked about topic all around the world and here at Tosa West. What we wanted to know was how people found out. “So I interact with Facebook occasionally. I us...

The Road to Recovery for the 7 Boys Involved in the Adam’s County Crash

The 5 members of the Hurricane's Swim and Dive Team (Left to Right): Eli Cruz, Dylan Hopkins, Keaton Begos, Chris Grieb, and Alex Gruel.

Payton Mayer & Lucas Metzner

January 22, 2020

Chris Grieb never had to leave class 5 minutes early.  Now, the senior can be seen before the bell inching himself with his walker, and draw-string bag in the hallway. "I went through physical therapy. Basically I just to deal with it. I just really like realized how lucky I am and how much worse...

Fashion of Wauwatosa West Students

Fashion of Wauwatosa West Students

Payton Mayer, Isabella Jacobson, and Amirah Cornelius

January 21, 2020

Wauwatosa West senior Elijah Ferguson wakes up everyday with many ideas of what to wear that day. He paints his canvas with his clothes. Fashion is his life that he loves to explore everyday.  “Being in high school you get a chance to constantly be around a group of people your age who all have...

Wauwatosa West Hosts Wauwatosa East Boys Basketball on January 17th, 2020

The 2019-2020 Wauwatosa West Boys Varsity Basketball team.

Lucas Metzner, Editor

January 17, 2020

Wauwatosa East and Wauwatosa West, a rivalry that runs deep across all sports. Friday, January 17th, 2020 the rivalry will take to the hardwood. The rivalry is no stranger to a packed house with two student sections filled with hatred for the other. This will be the first of two regular season ...

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