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Kayla Lemens, West junior, will serve as the West Bend Current’s Editor in Chief for the 2021-22 school year. She replaces graduating senior Elise Marlett. Congrats, Kayla! Photo courtesy of Kayla Lemens.
Students were surprised to learn of changes to exam week By Elise Marlett, Editor in Chief This year’s final exam week will look different for Advanced Placement students at the West Bend High Schools.
By Norah Johnstone, Current Staff This year the graduation committees of the West Bend East and West High Schools chose updating the tower stairwells and adding window decals as their gift to the school.
Area teachers and former video store clerks ponder what Family Video’s closing means for the culture of film viewing By Elise Marlett, Editor in Chief It’s the end of an era. As of February 28, all Family Video locations across … Continue reading
By Elena Chamberlain, Current Staff Ceiling tiles or blank canvases? The white, removable ceiling tiles have sprouted student-led creativity at West Bend West High School.
By Elise Marlett, Editor in Chief The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t cancel this decades-old tradition.
By Elise Marlett, Editor in Chief The West Bend High Schools have a new approach to limiting the spread of COVID-19.
By Elise Marlett, Editor in Chief A local student’s hobby of six years landed him the opportunity to watch a blockbuster action movie being filmed.
VIEWPOINT By Elise Marlett, Editor in Chief I do not envy those in power in this school district whose choices have the potential to drastically alter the lives of my friends, family and teachers.
Elise Marlett, East junior, will serve as the West Bend Current’s Editor in Chief for the 2020-21 school year. She replaces graduating senior Samantha Dietel. Congrats, Elise!
Local student journalists earn 24 awards Ten West Bend students have been recognized in a statewide contest for high school journalists.
By Elise Marlett, Current Staff As of Tuesday, Diane Malicki has sewn an estimated 75 face masks for her neighbors in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Students understand, but still feel disappointed By Elise Marlett, Current Staff Global illness concern has forced the West Bend High Schools band to reconsider their own safety. Even before today’s announcement that the West Bend School District will close for … Continue reading
By Elise Marlett, Current Staff The orchestra program is putting on their largest performance in history.
Students can help custodians by properly using the trash and recycling bins By Elise Marlett and Noelle Mentch, Current Staff Custodians at the West Bend High Schools may be working harder to protect the environment than students realize.
Students give standing ovation to 13-year-old speaker By Elise Marlett, Current Staff Walking into the auditorium, students were expecting a drug and alcohol presentation like any other, but were pleasantly surprised.
Suicide prevention is deeply personal for the new club’s adviser By Elise Marlett, Current Staff Anticipating high student turnout, a new club has moved its first meeting to one of the largest rooms in the school.
Eight total awards is a new school record Four members of the West Bend Current earned six first place prizes in a statewide contest.
Dietel leads with 11 awards Members of the West Bend Current set a school record with 28 individual awards in a statewide contest for high school journalists.
Teju the Storyteller headlines Thursday’s event By Elise Marlett, Current Staff The leader of the West Bend High Schools multicultural club was in disbelief when she saw what had been done.
Eight percent of county students report they have stayed home from school due to safety concerns By Elise Marlett, Current Staff Students at the West Bend High Schools still feel vulnerable one year after the Parkland, Fla. school shooting.
Survey results may lead to changes in required health class By Elise Marlett, Current Staff More than half of the high school students in Washington County have struggled with their mental health.
WBHS will use education and law enforcement to combat vaping increase By Elise Marlett, Current Staff Many teens at the West Bend High Schools appear to be part of what the Food and Drug Administration describes as a nationwide epidemic.
By Elise Marlett, Current Staff It has been determined that sophomores and juniors take more risks than students in other grade levels. According to the results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey administered in April to Washington County students, there … Continue reading
By Elise Marlett, Current Staff The West Bend High Schools now have data about unsafe student behaviors, but only from 11% of the student body.
By Elise Marlett and Lauren Oppermann, Current Staff September 11, 2018 seemed just like any other day for students at West Bend High Schools. Many students and teachers were surprised when 9/11 was not given a schoolwide memorial last Tuesday. … Continue reading
WBHS students are divided about how to address school violence By Elise Marlett and Lauren Oppermann, Current Staff Four West Bend teenagers have taken the lead after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. East junior Lindsay Kramer, West senior … Continue reading
Community Q&A planned for March 22 By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff “If you see or hear something, say something” is a phrase that has lately been given a great emphasis at the West Bend High Schools. In light of the … Continue reading
PHOTO ESSAY Today students at the West Bend High Schools participated in a national school walkout. According to organizers, the event was intended to honor the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. and to … Continue reading
Fitzgerald takes first in 200 individual medley By Elise Marlett, Current Staff West Bend East High School has a state champion swimmer for the first time since 2013. Bryan Fitzgerald, a senior and member of the West Bend Boys Co-op … Continue reading
By Elise Marlett, Current Staff It’s always important to stay focused in school, but Eleonora Madmarova pays particular attention to her business classes. Madmarova, an exchange student from Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia, is spending this school year at West Bend … Continue reading
Editor in Chief Elise Marlett Staff Members Elena Chamberlain Amy Daniels Amber Georgenson Norah Johnstone Megan Landvatter Kayla Lemens Noelle Mentch Caroline Peplinski Sarah Schmidt Alex Wiegert Adviser Eric Beltmann