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Sophomore Hannah Veenendaal gets her vaccine after it was approved for children ages 16+.

COVID Vaccinations: Students Explain Their “Why” to Getting Vaccinated

Annabelle Wooster, Editor September 13, 2021

In this article, student names and identities were kept anonymous to protect student confidentiality. Before the end of the 2021 school year last June, the entirety of the population at Wauwatosa West...

Wauwatosa School Board Meeting graphic created by Evelyn Skyberg Greer.

The Wauwatosa School Board approves COVID-19 re-entry plan for 2021-2022 school year

Evelyn Skyberg Greer and Daisy Lehman August 10, 2021

The Wauwatosa School Board approved the 2021-2022 school year COVID-19 re-entry plan following debate and public comment during a three and a half hour school board meeting on August 9th. A 7-0 unanimous...

Spring Break Travel During a Pandemic

Spring Break Travel During a Pandemic

Annabelle Wooster, Editor March 25, 2021

When students have traveled for spring break in past years, they craved the crowded beaches, packed restaurants, and small souvenir shops. This year looks a little different. Instead, students are packing...

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...

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, Editor 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...

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....

Trojan Players Announce Spring Musical and Audition Schedule

Trojan Players Announce Spring Musical and Audition Schedule

Eve Lazarski, Editor January 21, 2021

The Trojan Player’s spring musical will be Showtune, a one act musical celebrating the life and music of Jerry Herman. Herman was an influential composer known for broadway musical theater, and composed...

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

Pandemic Brings Many Changes and Challenges for Wauwatosa Elementary Students

Daisy Lehman, Writer 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...

Best Holiday Treats in MKE

Best Holiday Treats in MKE

Emerson Neldner December 22, 2020

1. Black Twig Bakery Black Twig Bakery, one of the more recent installations in the Tosa village, offers a wide variety of seasonal flavors perfect for this holiday season. From cupcakes to macarons,...

East Orchestra Produces Unconventional Concert

Maeve Kaufman and Audrey Catlin December 21, 2020

The Wauwatosa East winter orchestra concert is an annual tradition that parents, staff and students look forward to every year. Sitting together in the auditorium, singing along with a medley of holiday...

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 Theaters Fall Production During COVID-19

Wauwatosa West Theater’s Fall Production During COVID-19

Eve Lazarski, Editor 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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