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Christopher Lazarski teaches his AP Seminar class on the last day of concurrent learning Feb. 26, 2021. He along with the rest of the Wauwatosa community is preparing to go back 5 days on March 2, 2021.

Wauwatosa West Students, Staff Share Thoughts on Concurrent Learning, Return to Full In-Person Instruction

Daisy Lehman, Lillian Kiracofe, and Jackie Beck February 28, 2021

Wauwatosa West freshman Phoebe Mann spent the first weeks of second semester Zooming into classes in the concurrent model. Now Mann and other students enrolled in Phase Into Learning will return to school...

Artist Feature of the Month - February Q & A with Ellie Strand

Artist Feature of the Month – February Q & A with Ellie Strand

Eve Lazarski February 23, 2021

Ellie Strand, a senior at Wauwatosa West, has been making art since she was a child. She enjoys painting things for her friends, like their favorite animals. Ever since taking a painting class at West,...

Key Club members wrap gifts in the learning center during the holiday season. The gifts went to families and children in need.

Key Club Continues to Find Creative Ways to Serve During a Pandemic

Annabelle Wooster, Wauwatosa West Staff Reporter February 16, 2021

Key Club had to do a full one-eighty when the pandemic forced the majority of their activities to be put on hold. With hundreds of student participants, meetings were typically held in the cafeteria to...

Protest signs used by a few members of the ACLU club during Black Lives Matter protests over the summer.

ACLU Club Empowers Students to Explore Issues of Social Justice

Claire Guttormson, Wauwatosa West Staff Reporter February 11, 2021

Since the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was founded in 1920, millions of Americans have joined ACLU’s fight for social justice. Included in those millions is a group of students at Wauwatosa...

Senior Sienna Daniels and Ellie Cady show off their haul.

Helping Communities One Bin At A Time

Ella Bartkowski February 4, 2021

This year has definitely been a crazy ride filled with tragedy due to the pandemic. As we are  all aware by now, this pandemic affects every part of our life, even hunger. Although things have been uncertain,...

Wauwatosa West Media Leadership and Management teacher Christopher Lazarski talks with a student about the course.

New High School Classes for 2021-2022 School Year

Shannon Damuth February 2, 2021

The Wauwatosa School Board approved multiple new classes available for high school students to enroll in for the 2021-2022 school year, including two regular courses and two LAUNCH strands.  Descriptions...

Map of pipeline plans. Map via NPR

Line 3; How a Pipeline Impacts Our World

Lucy Hildebrand, Editor January 10, 2021

One company is threatening 15,000 years of tradition. Enbridge, a Canadian oil company, is trying to create a new pipeline going through 1,097 miles of North America with 364 miles in the United States....

Artist Feature of the Month – December Q & A with Zoe Davis

Artist Feature of the Month – December Q & A with Zoe Davis

Eve Lazarski January 7, 2021

Zoe Davis, a senior at Wauwatosa West, makes bright drawings featuring acrylic and ink. She draws inspiration from scene, horror, and scrapbooking, and hopes to go to art school. I spoke with Zoe about...

McKinley Elementary School Principal Jean Hoffman stands outside an entrance to McKinley.

Pandemic Brings Many Changes and Challenges for Wauwatosa Elementary Students

Daisy Lehman, Wauwatosa West Staff Reporter December 29, 2020

Wauwatosa elementary students in junior kindergarten through fifth grade enrolled in the phase into learning model will return to five-day synchronous learning starting Jan. 6, 2021. The School Board approved...

Unified Physical Education students in Cohort A pause in between activities during a class period during 1st semester of 2020.

Unified Physical Education: An Inclusive Take on a Common Course

Annabelle Wooster, Wauwatosa West Staff Reporter December 22, 2020

Unified Physical Education is a new class at Wauwatosa West that looks to provide all students with a more inclusive physical education experience. The class is a combination of regular education and...

Covid Update

Lucy Hildebrand, Editor December 14, 2020

A little over 9 months since Coronavirus shut down the United States, the pandemic is still raging. Early re-openings and lack of wearing masks are the main reasons for the continuation of rising numbers. In...

73% of Athletes of the Week were male athletes and 27% were female athletes during the 2019-20 school year.

Athlete of the Week Award Prompts Conversation on Gender Equity

Evelyn Skyberg Greer, Reporter December 7, 2020

Wauwatosa West senior Janessa Runyan has been a dedicated and involved athlete since she was five.  “I wanted to find a sport that I like to do, so I tried tap, ballet, volleyball, softball, and...

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