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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!

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West Staff Gives Back to the Community

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

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Which Makes Thee Startle: A Story of Mice and Men

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

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‘It’s a Giving Time’: Blood Drive 2017

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

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A Tradition in Jeopardy

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief A West Bend High Schools tradition that dates back to the 1970s is now at risk.

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The Walking Students

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

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The Current View: Hallway Wandering

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

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‘He’s the Hero of Our Family’: Local Teacher Has Ties to Relief Effort in Puerto Rico

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief For one West Bend teacher, Hurricane Maria meant immediate separation from her husband.

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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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‘I Knew I Would Regret It If I Didn’t Go’: Two WBHS Students Audition for American Idol

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief “American Idol” is making a comeback, and this time it has local connections.

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West Bend Schools Step Up

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

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Two Principal Model Returns to WBHS

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

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Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2017

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.

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A Walk to Remember

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

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A Snapshot of Talent

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

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Indoor Weather

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

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The Adventures Continue: Proposed Course Encourages Outdoor Activities

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

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East National Honor Society Raises Money for Habitat for Humanity

By Jessica Steger, Current Staff Habitat for Humanity dedicated its latest house to the Komp family, amid many of the dedicated volunteers who have helped with the building. In addition to the home, the Komp family received a check of … Continue reading

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The Magic of Giving

By Jessica Steger, Current Staff Unlike a wizard, you don’t need a wand to save lives, just a needle. The West Bend High Schools’ Student Council hosted a blood drive Wednesday with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin. It was held in … Continue reading

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Drumline Sticks the Landing

By Jessica Steger, Current Staff The West Bend High Schools drumline beat out their competition, literally. The drumline traveled to Milwaukee Nov. 26 for the annual Fresh Coast Drumline and Basketball Competition. The competition was held at the University of … Continue reading

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Challenge Accepted

By Jessica Steger, Current Staff Talk about the ultimate all-sports all-star. Dennis Ziegler, the new East athletic director, has committed to a year-long challenge. He has extended an invitation to all East sports teams to give him an athletic challenge, … Continue reading

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Flitter Named Teacher of the Year

Prizes pile up for East social studies teacher By Jessica Steger, Current Staff It’s been a good year for Jessica Flitter, East social studies teacher.

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Staff 2017-18

Editor in Chief Jessica Steger Staff Members Maddie Aamodt Casey Ahlm Riley Boss Lauren Chamberlain Gabrielle Diaz Samantha Dietel Megan Fischer Abby Gawrych Rachel Gergetz Rachel Hilt Ian Janssen Andrew Jung Auburn Larson Elise Marlett Caitlin Marsch Lily Mottet Lauren … Continue reading

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Mrs. Lohr Goes to Washington

West teacher was at the White House Egg Roll when an armed threat occurred nearby at the Capitol By Jessica Steger, Current Staff When the office of a senator calls, you answer. Tanya Lohr, West social studies teacher, received a … Continue reading

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Study Hall Makeover

By Jessica Steger, Current Staff Recently the smell of spring, and fresh paint, has been in the air. East National Honor Society has undertaken the task of revitalizing the East study hall paint job. This project is already well underway, and … Continue reading

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Paper Swords

By Jessica Steger, Current Staff East junior Brandon Kohler has found the courage to walk into battle as an army of one. Kohler has entered the Battle of the Books competition, taking place in the East and West High Schools, … Continue reading

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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

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Hallway Pass or Medieval Flail?

By Jessica Steger, Current Staff It is common knowledge that high schoolers are not world-renowned for their self-control. So when handed a wooden pass with a long lanyard, it is only natural for them to start swinging. West Bend students … Continue reading

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Music Gives Wings to the Mind

Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra provides lesson plans for area teachers By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief It is natural for English teacher Pat McIntyre to teach about Orwell and Salinger, but she also has a natural impulse to highlight composer … Continue reading

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