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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...

The public comment section will be limited to 30 minutes preceding the Wauwatosa School Board's vote during the Feb. 19 meeting on an earlier shift to full-person instruction starting March 2 instead of April 5.

Wauwatosa School Board Limits Public Comment Ahead of Vote on Earlier Date for Full In-Person Instruction

Evelyn Skyberg Greer February 19, 2021

The Wauwatosa School Board will meet in a special session on Friday, Feb. 19 at 5:00 PM to vote on a proposal from Superintendent Dr. Phillip Ertl for all middle and high school students in the phase into...

Senior Sara Stanislawski has been recognized as the Wisconsin Journalism Education Association Student Journalist of the Year.

Wauwatosa West Student Named 2021 Wisconsin Journalism Education Association Student Journalist of the Year

Claire Guttormson February 17, 2021

Wauwatosa West senior, and editor for the Tosa Compass, Sara Stanislawski, has been named 2021 Wisconsin Journalism Education Association Student Journalist of the Year. The Journalism Education Association...

Student Views on the Wauwatosa School Board Decision

Lucy Hildebrand and Vivienne Andersen January 28, 2021

STUDENT BODY DIVIDED - A unique and unusually hostile discourse developed among students on social media on Monday in anticipation of the School Board Decision to return to the 5 day a week instruction...

Wauwatosa School Board members met in a hybrid meeting with some members participating in-person and others connecting via the video conferencing platform Zoom on Jan. 25, 2021.

Wauwatosa School Board Approves Shift to Full In-Person Instruction Starting Apr. 5

Sara Stanislawski, Editor January 26, 2021

The Wauwatosa School Board approved a shift for Phased into Learning students in grades 6-12 to 5 days per week in-person learning starting Monday, Apr. 5, 2021 in a 7-0 vote at the board meeting on Jan....

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....

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...

A section of Wauwatosa West Orchestra students record their performance of

Wauwatosa West Orchestra Produces Virtual Kinderkonzert

Lillian Kiacofe, Wauwatosa West Staff Reporter December 27, 2020

At the annual Kinderkonzert, most adults enjoy the fun, cheerful holiday music that is played, whereas the kids favor getting to test out all of the instruments during the instrument “petting zoo." The...

Ertl has served as Superintendent of the district for the last 16 years.

Wauwatosa School Board Approves Retirement Notice of Superintendent Dr. Phillip Ertl

Sara Stanislawski, Editor December 23, 2020

The Wauwatosa School Board approved the notice of retirement provided by Superintendent Dr. Phillip Ertl, effective June 30, 2021, during a special session of the board on Monday night, Dec. 21, 2020. Ertl...

Wauwatosa West seniors Shannon Linehan and Olivia Bree stand outside of Mayfair Mall after sheltering in the Offline store and being escorted out by law enforcement following a shooting on Nov. 20, 2020 during their shifts.

Wauwatosa West Students Working at Mayfair Mall Experience Shooting

Sara Stanislawski, Editor December 15, 2020

Wauwatosa West senior Shannon Linehan stood counting customers for social distancing guidelines outside of the Offline store at Mayfair Mall when she first heard gunshots on Friday, Nov. 20. 2020. “I...

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...

Wauwatosa West Theater's Fall Production During COVID-19

Wauwatosa West Theater’s Fall Production During COVID-19

Eve Lazarski, Wauwatosa West Reporter November 30, 2020

The Wauwatosa West Theatre Trojan Players submitted a recording of their one act play, All the King's Women, to the Wisconsin High School Theater Festival. All the King’s Women focuses on the life of...

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