West Side Stories

Teachers Can Compete, Too!

October 13, 2012

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. She thought it would an exciting way to bring the staff together. “I think there’s an ele...

Homecoming Day 5: Green and White Day

October 12, 2012

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Homecoming Day 4: Color Wars

October 11, 2012

Not all wars are fought with guns. At Wauwatosa West, the preferred weapons are duct tape, stickers, and any other adhesive material. All were brandished Thursday during Color Wars, the annual day of class warfare; not  all were met with enthusiasm. “Any students using anything other than tape to tag, i.e., markers, glitter, paint, will be excluded from homecoming, placed on social probation,...

Homeroom Point Totals (After Wednesday)

October 11, 2012

Last year, Mrs. Botsford and Mr. Prothero tied for first place at the end of the week. Click here to see the full results from last year's homecoming week. Who will win this year? Will West top its participation last year? Below are the results after Wednesday. ...

Homecoming Day 3: Superheroes and Villains

October 10, 2012

If you needed a superhero to fly you to safety on Wednesday, you would have found one in the Wauwatosa West hallways as students portrayed popular superheroes as part of Homecoming Week’s Superhero Day. West Junior Patrick Dunn explained “I am a ninja turtle because they're awesome and I used to watch the show all the time when I was a kid.” Other students were seen as famous comic book sta...

Homecoming Day 2: Crying Youngsters and Crotchety Elders

October 9, 2012

Walkers, bottles, grey hair, and diapers filled the halls of Wauwatosa West High School as students and staff celebrated the second day of Homecoming Week 2012. Underclassmen dressed as senior citizens and upperclassmen dressed as babies or young children. Many students dressed up and put their creativity to the test.  “This bib is like cutting off my circulation” said junior, Cole Baltz as...

Homecoming Day 1: Toga Day

October 8, 2012

Togas of all colors and levels of effort appeared all over the school on Monday October 8th and marked the beginning of Wauwatosa West’s Spirit Week. Classic white togas were seen next to pink Care Bear togas and Green Bay Packers togas. Claire Wojnowiak, a senior, enjoyed toga day because, “It was different from the usual jersey day or era day.” There was even a relatively high amount of participation...

Homeroom Competition Point Totals

October 14, 2011

The tallies for Homecoming Week's homeroom activities have been completed, excepting some Friday events. This totals are displayed by homeroom teacher. ...

Homecoming 2011 Friday

October 14, 2011

By Zakiya Robinson Today, homecoming week reached a climax on the annual green and white day. Students, as well as staff, joined together in wearing West’s colors for the celebration. Freshman Joe Harrington commented, “It got everyone to show their school spirit, so that was really nice to see.” Sophomore Jade Braggs agreed, saying, “Everyone participated and it was fun to see everyone...

Homecoming ’11 Thursday-Color Wars

October 13, 2011

Color Wars seems to be an annual favorite among almost everyone during Spirit Week. People wear the color of their class with seniors as blue, juniors as red, sophomores as yellow and, of course, freshman as brown. As Ameera Eckles- Sabree puts it, “Color wars is color wars, the best day of the year… you compete with all the other people and the other colors.” And it does become a real competi...

Homeroom Point Totals

October 13, 2011

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