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Students from Wauwatosa West's AVID class put their heads together to solve a math problem during their second hour class. AVID has been running trial classes at the highschools for two years. The district has recently decided to expand the program and get more students involved.

AVID: Teaching Life Skills that Extend Beyond the Classroom

Annabelle Wooster June 3, 2021

With nearly two million participating students across 7,000 K-12 schools, Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) is an instructional method aimed at students that have shown academic interest,...

“Protect Black Students” and other messages appear written in chalk on the sidewalk along Center Street outside Wauwatosa West on Sat. May 15, 2021, after a group of protesters met Friday evening, May 14, 2021, in response to videos that have been circulating among West students.

Wauwatosa School District Investigates “Racist, Hateful Video” Circulating Among West Students

Sara Stanislawski May 18, 2021

The Wauwatosa School District is investigating a “racist, hateful video” that has been circulating among Wauwatosa West students. The "student in question" is currently not attending classes in...

Solar panels are installed on top of the Wauwatosa City Hall and library buildings.

Solar Panels Installed on Wauwatosa City Hall and Library

Claire Guttormson and Allie Kratochvil May 6, 2021

The eleven members of the Wauwatosa Sustainability Committee meet at the fire station on the first Wednesday of every month with the goal of making the city a more environmentally friendly place. After...

The‌ ‌Case‌ ‌of ‌Legalizing‌ ‌Marijuana‌ ‌in‌ ‌Wisconsin‌ ‌

The‌ ‌Case‌ ‌of ‌Legalizing‌ ‌Marijuana‌ ‌in‌ ‌Wisconsin‌ ‌

Daisy Lehman May 2, 2021

“Definitely yes, we should legalize marijuana,” said Wauwatosa West senior and AP Government student Olivia Pelzek when asked if the State of Wisconsin should legalize recreational marijuana.   Pelzek...


Black Student Union Aims to Recruit More Minority Teachers to Apply for District Positions

Taniya Dula April 30, 2021

Tosa West Junior Miles Coppage went to Eisenhower Elementary, Whitman Middle School and Wauwatosa West. In those 11 years, Coppage had just one minority teacher. “I think that it's been a real detriment...

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4 Things to Know About Superintendent Candidate Demond Means

Ava Beisenstein and Sara Stanislawski April 22, 2021

The last of the three Superintendent candidates, Dr. Demond Means, toured Wauwatosa schools and participated in multiple forums on April 22, 2021. Means participated in a staff luncheon at Wauwatosa West...

Wauwatosa Superintendent finalist Mark Holzman

4 Things to Know About Superintendent Candidate Mark Holzman

Beatrice Lazarski April 21, 2021

Wednesday, April 21 brought the second of the three finalists for the Wauwatosa School District Superintendent position to Wauwatosa. Mark Holzman toured Wauwatosa schools and participated in multiple...

4 Things to Know about Superintendent Candidate Kurt Schneider

4 Things to Know about Superintendent Candidate Kurt Schneider

Ava Beisenstein and Lucy Hildebrand April 19, 2021

On Monday, April 19, the first of the three finalists for the Wauwatosa School District Superintendent position, Dr. Kurt Schneider, toured Wauwatosa schools and participated in multiple forums. Dr....

Tosa West Beirut Sticker Fundraiser with Nai Chalhoub

Eve Lazarski April 18, 2021

Wauwatosa West junior Nai Chalhoub is holding a sticker sale from Friday 4/9 to Friday 4/23 in the West cafeteria. There are 8 types of stickers, with most being just one dollar. Chalhoub, who is Lebanese,...

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...

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