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Decision 2017: Board Candidates on Galileo Testing

How do you think Galileo testing should be used in the West Bend School District? Joel Ongert Galileo testing should be eliminated immediately! Our students are being tested too much and this expensive platform provides no value for students, teachers … Continue reading

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Not All Semester Exams Will Include Galileo Testing

Changes are in store for January exams By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief For students enrolled in year-long courses, Galileo tests will not be used as part of their exam scores in January.

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Galileo Comes to West Bend

By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff Next week brings a time of great stress for students: exam week. And this year, exams are going to look very different.

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No Return for Exam Exemptions

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief Exam exemptions will not be back this school year. With the removal of Galileo testing, an opportunity arose to restore an old West Bend High Schools policy regarding semester exams.

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Smooth Rollout for New Testing System

STAR replaces Galileo as the district-wide standardized test By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief The new STAR testing has mostly received stellar reviews at the West Bend High Schools. For the 2017-18 school year, the West Bend School District implemented … Continue reading

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Decision 2017: Meet the Six Candidates for School Board

The West Bend School Board will have a new look after the election on April 4. Three seats are on the ballot and only one incumbent, Ryan Gieryn, is running for re-election, which means the board will have at least … Continue reading

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Decision 2017: Board Candidates on Why They Chose to Run

What is your motivation for running for school board and what are your intentions if elected to the board? Joel Ongert The West Bend School District was once among the best in Southeast Wisconsin. “Excellence for All” was something the … Continue reading

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Decision 2017: Board Candidates on Common Core

How do you think Common Core should be used in the West Bend School District? Joel Ongert That is a complicated question because the Common Core discussion has been so politicized. I believe in high standards and Common Core is … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Technical

Should schools be more skeptical about integrating technology into the classroom? By Kara Conley, Current Staff In 2017, when people think of school they no longer think of books, but computers. Technology in the classroom is changing the way teachers … Continue reading

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District Adopts New Testing System

Galileo replaces Gains and EOCA assessments By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief This year students found themselves on a computer as they began the process of assessing their skills at the beginning of a new school year. The new testing … Continue reading

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