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Hannah Bensen, East junior, will serve as The Current‘s Editor in Chief for the 2016-17 school year. She replaces graduating senior Lauren Sorensen. Congrats, Hannah!
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
Why did you participate in today’s national school walkout? “I went just to support the kids that were killed in any school shooting. And I went to have that moment of silence for the people who died in the Florida shooting.” … Continue reading
By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff A typical classroom inventory contains plenty of paper, pens and dry erase markers, but now, some believe a gun should also be included. Students and staff members of the West Bend High Schools have been … Continue reading
What do you think about arming teachers as a safety measure? “I think that arming teachers is unnecessary. If teachers want to have a gun, I think that they can. I don’t necessarily agree with it but they are their … Continue reading
Student band will perform at the Hub’s ribbon cutting ceremony By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief No Nonsense is making its big break into the community. The band will help kick off the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Hub Thursday … Continue reading
Rory Kurtz is an award-winning illustrator By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief West Bend East High School alumnus Rory Kurtz has a personal reason for hoping “Baby Driver” wins an Oscar on Sunday. Kurtz, an illustrator who graduated from East … Continue reading
Playoff basketball might interfere with Saturday’s Charity Ball By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief Scheduling Charity Week proved much more difficult this year as compared to the past.
Last week the West Bend High Schools announced that the schedule on Tuesdays will be adjusted to ensure students receive the proper number of instructional minutes. The new schedule starts March 6. How do you feel about the elimination of … Continue reading
By Lauren Oppermann, Current Staff Right now, one can enjoy the thrilling Winter Olympics on TV. However, in the middle of May, students from the West Bend High Schools will be participating in their own Olympics. Students with special needs … Continue reading
When the Blood Center of Wisconsin asked for help, WBHS anatomy students answered the call By Priyanka Trivedi, Current Staff As southeastern Wisconsin is running low on blood, the West Bend High Schools’ anatomy classes are coming to the rescue. … Continue reading
Testing center closed to allow for more hallway supervision By Lily Mottet and Lauren Chamberlain, Current Staff Tiffany Gitter, a West English teacher, is optimistic about the closing of West Bend High Schools’ testing center. On Dec. 7, WBHS … Continue reading
English classroom at WBHS was flooded last week By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief The weather has been quite ambitious this winter, what with the cold snaps and heat flashes, not to mention the indoor rain. West Bend West High … Continue reading
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.
By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief An early Christmas surprise was delivered today to Cheryl Johnson, a lunch aide at the West Bend High Schools.
By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff In a high school history class, one might not expect to hear about the current threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons. Social studies teachers at the West Bend High Schools have been educating students about … 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
Book-giving event is just one of many planned service projects By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief For the West Bend West High School staff, the ‘giving season’ began before a single Christmas ornament was prematurely sold. On Tuesday the West … Continue reading
WBHS takes steps to combat vermin after mice sightings By Kaitlyn Von Behren and Gabrielle Diaz, Current Staff The East Library has a new mascot: The Sun, a small mouse often seen scurrying for a crumb or in between book … Continue reading
The West Bend High Schools Student Council hosted their annual blood drive today in the south gym by partnering with the Blood Center of Wisconsin. Both students and staff turned up to donate, along with some community members as well. … Continue reading
By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief A West Bend High Schools tradition that dates back to the 1970s is now at risk.
Is hallway wandering a problem at WBHS? By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief Lately passing time has extended beyond the customary five minutes. When the bell rings, signifying the end of a class period, students at the West Bend High … Continue reading
How do you feel about students roaming the halls during class? “It doesn’t really affect me, except for the kid who goes around knocking on doors.” Caitlyn Klostermann, East senior
By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief For one West Bend teacher, Hurricane Maria meant immediate separation from her husband.
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
By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief “American Idol” is making a comeback, and this time it has local connections.
East High will participate in Hurricane Harvey Donation Drive By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief While a problem may be approximately one thousand miles away, part of the solution is located right here in the West Bend School District. Seven … Continue reading
Students will experience unique school identities at East, West By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief This year the West Bend High Schools welcome a new principal, but wait… there’s more! Attend school now, and you will get not one, but … Continue reading
Bensen leads with four awards The West Bend Current set a school record with 21 individual awards from the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association in a statewide contest for high school journalists.
By Jessica Steger, Current Staff Long lost memories of precious recess and unappreciated nap time are about to resurface for the 2017 graduates of West Bend High Schools. Seniors will receive a blast from the past May 31 when they … Continue reading
Art exhibit will feature photographs by East English teacher By Jessica Steger, Current Staff Anthony Shafer’s classroom looks as if an actual photo bomb was let loose. Shafer, an East English teacher, shows his passion for photography in the pictures … Continue reading
Why is there a steady drip in the hallway every time it rains? By Jessica Steger, Current Staff Contrary to the belief of some students at the West Bend High Schools, the garbage can in the hallway by West Library … Continue reading
By Jessica Steger, Current Staff The term “outdoor classroom” is about to take on a whole new meaning. Wendy Wiesjahn, a physical education teacher at West Bend East High School, is in the process of creating a new class called … Continue reading