West Side Stories

New Start Times

May 8, 2012

Concluding an episode that had left teachers and students worried over school start time changes, the Wauwatosa School Board voted Monday to standardize all school start times. On Monday, May 7, the board adopted a new schedule for Elementary, Middle, and High School start times for the 2012-13 school year. High Schools start at 8:10 a.m., and Middle and Elementary Schools start 10 and 20 minutes...

Wauwatosa West Journalism Students Visit WISN

May 5, 2012

On Thursday, February 23rd, several West Side Stories reporters and Broadcast Journalists toured WISN 12’s television station facilities, guided by WISN reporter Kent Wainscott. During the tour, they were allowed a glimpse into the world of television news creation. One of the first lessons students learned about television reporting was that one of the keys to quality reporting is an amiabl...

7:40 or 8:00?

April 26, 2012

Under a new proposal to be voted on by the school board on May 7, school start and end times around the district could change. During the 2011-2012 school year, the schedule has been 8:00 to 3:07. Originally, district Superintendent Phil Ertl proposed for high schools run from 7:40 to 2:50 next year, but as a result of the feedback he received from parents and students in the district, he has...

The First Annual Wauwatosa All City Band Festival

April 21, 2012

On Wednesday, April 18th, the Wauwatosa West band joined several other schools in the First Annual Wauwatosa All City Band Festival, performed inside the State Fair’s Exposition Center Wauwatosa West performed alongside bands from Wauwatosa East, Longfellow, Whitman, Eisenhower, and from the elementary schools: Roosevelt, Madison, McKinley, Lincoln, Wilson, Roosevelt, Underwood, and Washington. ...

Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 2, 2012

On Tuesday the 21st of February, and now on Thursday, March 1st at west, the staff held parent-teacher conferences. The conferences are a chance for parents to catch up with what goes on in their child’s classroom, beyond what can be seen from a report card, or a page on Powerschool. Freshman Rachael Reis thinks that conferences are useful because "parents can see how their kids are doing in scho...

Wisconsin Latin Convention

January 28, 2012

"Veni vidi vici," "Et tu, Brute," and "Salve" are all phrases that were heard at this year's Wisconsin Junior Classical League state convention in Madison. If you are even passingly familiar with Latin, you might know what some of these phrases mean. But to say that this matters at all to any of the over 500 Latin scholars-in-making present is to deceive you. In reality, while the focus of the ...

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Mark Salamone