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New performance arts showcase at Wauwatosa West.

Mary Kayser Scholarship Funds New Performance Arts Showcase

Annabelle Wooster June 10, 2022

On Thursday, June 9th, a dedication ceremony and reveal was held for a new performance arts showcase at Wauwatosa West. The showcase was made was made possible by the Mary Kayser Memorial Fund and all...

Artist Feature of the Month – April Q & A with Anastazja Branski

Artist Feature of the Month – April Q & A with Anastazja Branski

Eve Lazarski April 9, 2021

Anastazja Branski, a senior at Wauwatosa West, enjoys making realistic paintings. While she makes many acrylic pieces, she likes other mediums as well. Anastazja mainly paints portraits because of the...

The proposed community parking zone around Wauwatosa East High School

3 Things to Know about the Parking Study at Tosa East

Ava Beisenstein, Editor October 5, 2020

In early 2020, the City of Wauwatosa was taken on by Walker Consultants to perform a parking study of the streets surrounding Wauwatosa East High School and the nearby Wauwatosa Village. Parking has been...

The Wauwatosa School Board Meeting August 24th consisted of a Hybrid Model with some attending in person and others connecting via the video conferencing platform Zoom.

Wauwatosa School Board Approves Medical Advisory Panel’s Metrics, Recommendation to Continue in Hybrid Model

Sara Stanislawski, Editor August 25, 2020

The Wauwatosa School Board approved the district’s Medical/Public Health Advisory Panel’s recommendation to continue the school year in the Hybrid Model of the Phase into Learning through October 2nd,...

The Wauwatosa School District serves over 7,000 elementary, middle and high school students and employs nearly 500 teachers.

Wauwatosa School District Makes Progress in Hiring Minority Teachers but Teachers of Color Continue to be Scarce Locally, Statewide Compared to Students

Sara Stanislawski, Editor July 29, 2020

2020 Wauwatosa West High School Graduate Anyiah Chambers had her first and only teacher of color at West her senior year.  Chambers said she always struggled with math. She says she was willing to...

Wauwatosa School Board members and district staff meet over Zoom for July 27th meeting.

Wauwatosa School Board Approves Proposed School Reopening Framework

Sara Stanislawski, Editor July 28, 2020

Wauwatosa School Board members approved the district’s proposed School Reopening Framework for the 2020-2021 school year in a 6-1 vote at the Wauwatosa School Board meeting on July 27th. Before the...

School Board Approves Canvas as New Learning Management System for 2020-21 School Year

School Board Approves Canvas as New Learning Management System for 2020-21 School Year

Eve Lazarski, Staff Reporter June 26, 2020

Students, teachers, and parents will use the Canvas learning management system to organize their instruction and learning starting in the 2020-2021 school year. The school board approved a 3 year $213,500...

West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Internship at Center for Disease Control

West Graduate Experiences COVID-19 Crisis During Semester Internship at Center for Disease Control

Anyiah Chambers, Student Reporter March 26, 2020

Although the Tosa West community has been consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic for the last week, 2017 graduate Micheal Green's daily life has been consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic since January. During...

Canine unit Zev and his handler, Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler

Day in the Life of a Wauwatosa Police Dog

Bea Lazarski and Ava Beisenstein March 26, 2020

“He’s a very good partner and I couldn’t see myself working without him,” explains Wauwatosa Police Officer Ben Ziegler about his partner, a dog named Zev. Last April the Wauwatosa Police Department...

West Principal Frank Calarco stands in front of the inscription on the wall of his office after being first appointed as Principal. Calarcos friend painted the inscription in his office to stress this message to students.

Wauwatosa West Principal to Retire after Serving District for 29 Years

Sara Stanislawski, Editor February 21, 2020

Wauwatosa West Principal Frank Calarco will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year after serving as the West Principal for the last 10 years.  Calarco is no stranger to the Wauwatosa School...

Lucas Metzner voices over his teams story on paying for college at the TMJ4 studio.

West Journalism Students Work with TMJ4

January 29, 2020

Eight Wauwatosa West journalism students are helping produce two stories with TMJ4 as a part of the studio’s  initiative to work with students to participate in National News Literacy Week. For...

Social Medias Impact On Receiving News

Social Media’s Impact On Receiving News

Jacob Burgardt, Staff Reporter January 24, 2020

Ever since November 11th 2018, the Australian wildfires have killed hundreds of humans and animals. These fires have been a heavily talked about topic all around the world and here at Tosa West. What...

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