Search Results for: Elise Marlett

Welcome, Editor!

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Exams Done, Advanced Placement Students Keep Learning

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

A Towering Gift

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Be Kind, Rewind: Farewell to the Video Store and a Way of Life

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Community, Entertainment

Color Out of Space

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.

1 Comment

Filed under School News and Features

Masks On, Sleeves Up

By Elise Marlett, Editor in Chief The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t cancel this decades-old tradition.

Leave a comment

Filed under Community, School News and Features

Teachers Adapt to New Cohort Schedule

By Elise Marlett, Editor in Chief The West Bend High Schools have a new approach to limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

West Bend Student Invited to the Set of ‘6 Underground’

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.

1 Comment

Filed under Entertainment

Mandate the Masks

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. 

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features, Viewpoint

Welcome, Editor!

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!

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2020

Local student journalists earn 24 awards Ten West Bend students have been recognized in a statewide contest for high school journalists.

2 Comments

Filed under School News and Features

A Beautiful Deed in the Neighborhood

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under Community

Italy Trip Postponed Until Next Year

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

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Introducing the All-District Strings Festival

By Elise Marlett, Current Staff The orchestra program is putting on their largest performance in history. 

Leave a comment

Filed under Entertainment, School News and Features

It’s Garbage Time

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Rise Together to Prevent Addiction

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under Community, School News and Features

Youth Impact Club Will Promote Mental Wellness

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

The Current Staff Recognized by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association

Eight total awards is a new school record Four members of the West Bend Current earned six first place prizes in a statewide contest.

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2019

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.

1 Comment

Filed under School News and Features

Vandalism Won’t Spoil Black History Month Celebration

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.

1 Comment

Filed under Entertainment, School News and Features

The Ripple Effect of School Violence

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.

1 Comment

Filed under School News and Features

Many Students Struggle with Mental Health

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.

1 Comment

Filed under School News and Features

County Health Officer ‘Floored’ by High Vaping Percentage Among Students

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Dangerous Behavior Correlates With Transition to Junior Year

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

1 Comment

Filed under School News and Features

Most West Bend Students Opted Out of Behavior Survey

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.

1 Comment

Filed under School News and Features

Why Wasn’t 9/11 Memorialized This Year?

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

3 Comments

Filed under School News and Features

‘I Couldn’t Just Sit Back’: Protest Organizers Call for Change

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

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

How Have the High Schools Addressed Safety Since Parkland?

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

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Local Students Protest School Violence

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

1 Comment

Filed under School News and Features

East Swimmer Wins State Title

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Sports

Exchange Student Is All Business

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

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Staff 2020-21

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

Comments Off on Staff 2020-21

Filed under

The Keepers

Check out highlights from the archive: Most Popular It Wasn’t About Hall Passes (Nov. 20, 2014): Lauren Sorensen’s editorial about a student protest in November 2014 is the most read article at The Current, with more than 27,000 hits and 74 reader … Continue reading

Comments Off on The Keepers

Filed under