Search Results for: Lauren Sorensen

Sorensen Selected

Lauren Sorensen, East junior, will serve as The Current‘s Editor in Chief for the 2015-16 school year.  She replaces graduating senior Alex Kopish.  Congrats, Lauren!

3 Comments

Filed under School News and Features

Steger Selected

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!

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

That’s the Ticket

By Samantha Dietel, Editor in Chief Two former West Bend students have partnered in a run for office.

Leave a comment

Filed under Community

Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2016

WBHS journalists score 12 awards in statewide contest  For the second year in a row, The West Bend Current received top recognition from the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association. Judges for the 2016 NEWSPA contest again gave blue ribbon honors to … Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under School News and Features

Bensen Selected

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!

1 Comment

Filed under School News and Features

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.

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Playing with Color: The Artist Who Makes Magic

 Narendra Patel talks about his career, his influences, and what inspired the sculpture that welcomes visitors to East High By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff Soon a plaque will be added to the colorful sculpture in the East yard. The sculpture, … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Community, School News and Features

Kick Back with Pizza, Popcorn and NCAA Basketball

The class with the lowest tardy rate in March will be rewarded By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief With the March Madness basketball tournament about to begin, the WBHS Compass program hopes to ignite excitement for its own March Madness. 

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

State Law Should Guarantee Freedoms for Student Journalists

VIEWPOINT By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief During first period on Jan. 29, a school aide came to the door of my humanities class and told me that I was needed in the office. At first I did not think … Continue reading

24 Comments

Filed under School News and Features, Viewpoint

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

Remembering Saint Mary’s School

Current WBHS students who attended Saint Mary’s School are saddened by its planned closure By Kaitlyn Von Behren, Current Staff Tears, texts, and turning stomachs. Friends messaging each other frantically. Parents reading and re-reading emails at work. The decision had … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Community

Paix for Paris

West Bend students try to process the Paris attacks By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief The global community stopped and watched in horror as the events unfolded last Friday in Paris. The world joined together to show support, and the … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

My Dad Was There

For one East sophomore, the Paris attacks hit close to home By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief When East sophomore Erica Bhatti came home from school last Friday, her mother told her to call her dad right away. At first … Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under Community

The Squawk Box

Administration hopes to fix the fieldhouse sound system By Ethan Stubblefield, Current Staff If Martin Luther King Jr. had delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in the WBHS fieldhouse, we wouldn’t be reading about it in history books.

Leave a comment

Filed under Community, School News and Features, Sports

What’s In Your Backpack: Marlo Kastner

What is your favorite thing in your backpack? “My favorite item in my backpack is my jump drive that is Wonder Woman, my favorite superhero ever, since kindergarten, ask Tyler Bodart or Mrs. Kleibel.”

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

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

2 Comments

Filed under Community, School News and Features

It’s All Coming Together

What’s the origin and meaning of the new sculpture? By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff When a new 20-foot tall sculpture appeared outside of the West Bend High Schools auditorium last spring, students were left wondering how the creation got there … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Community, Entertainment, School News and Features

The Current View: Bullying Presentation

What are your thoughts about Monday’s assembly, which mixed bullying statistics with stunts performed by BMX professionals? “The presentation was really good, but I thought that it should have been a little more personalized. There should have been someone who … Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under School News and Features, Viewpoint

Photos: Stunts in the Fieldhouse

Students enjoyed the stunts of professional BMX riders while learning about the dangers of bullying at a school-wide assembly on Monday.

1 Comment

Filed under School News and Features

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

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Let the Facts Do the Talking

Sorensen explains the mission of The Current LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Dear Reader, At its core, the staff of The West Bend Current is a group of student writers aiming to bring information to both the students and residents of … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features, Viewpoint

The Current View: Summer Highlights

What’s the most interesting thing you did over summer? “This past summer we took a two-week road trip out to the East Coast.  So we went to Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., and Boston, and New York City. And we went … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features, Viewpoint

We Promised Them We Would Remember

(Video: Paul DeLain, West science teacher, shares his thoughts about why it’s important for high schoolers to remember 9/11. Interview by Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief.)

1 Comment

Filed under Community, Viewpoint

The Children of 9/11 Are Not Children Anymore

VIEWPOINT By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief Every generation endures one. A moment in history that the mere mention of prompts a flow of what one was doing when they found out that the world stopped turning.  A moment that … Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Viewpoint

First Day of School: Orientation Program Replaces Mini Day

By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief For the first time in decades, WBHS students attended a full day on the first day of school. This broke the tradition of “Mini Day” in which everyone attended a shortened schedule on the … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year

By Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief Calling all current event enthusiasts!  Would you like a hand in keeping both the students of the West Bend High Schools and community members informed about what is going on?  The Current invites you … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2015

Kopish leads with three prizes in statewide journalism contest Students at West Bend East and West High took home seven individual awards in the 2015 NEWSPA contest for student journalism.  The West Bend Current also earned blue ribbon honors for … Continue reading

5 Comments

Filed under School News and Features

Families Exercise Right to Opt Out

Local parents explain their decision to pull their children from testing By Lauren Sorensen, Current Staff Reflecting a national trend of parents opting students out of standardized testing, some West Bend parents followed suit during the recent Badger and Aspire … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Community, School News and Features

Searching for a Data Czar

District plans to hire a Director of Assessment and Accountability By Lauren Sorensen, Current Staff The West Bend School District is currently looking for a new individual to oversee data collected to measure the progress of students and various district … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features

Testing Culture Discussed at Local Forum

By Lauren Sorensen, Current Staff The national conversation about standardized testing came to West Bend earlier this month.

2 Comments

Filed under Community

Teenagers Are Not Invincible

VIEWPOINT Wednesday’s school-wide assembly was an important step in battling against drug abuse in West Bend By Lauren Sorensen, Current Staff Nobody wants to talk about addiction. Nobody wants to talk about the horrible reality of a life that revolves … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Community, School News and Features, Viewpoint

Gay-Straight Alliance Criticizes District

District has not responded to letter sent in November By Lauren Sorensen, Current Staff Two WBHS students have accused the West Bend School District of not acting lawfully. Bonnie Briggs, president of the Gay-Straight Alliance, and Erica Gilhuber, the club’s … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Community, School News and Features

No Ripple Effect

Germantown’s rejection of Common Core hasn’t weakened West Bend’s commitment to the controversial standards By Lauren Sorensen, Current Staff As a nearby school board makes waves for abandoning the Common Core standards, West Bend’s top academic administrator says those conversations … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Community, School News and Features

It Wasn’t About Hall Passes

VIEWPOINT Thursday’s protest march was an embarrassment, but perhaps now the school can have the right conversations By Lauren Sorensen, Current Staff What happened at school on Thursday morning was simply wrong. A step towards a positive environment with the … Continue reading

74 Comments

Filed under Community, School News and Features, Viewpoint

New Principal Knows His Mission

By Lauren Sorensen, Current Staff Rooms filled with bunks, artillery, and high security information normally aren’t found in the same building filled with whiteboards, desks, and books. The atmospheres of a military base and a high school may not be … Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under School News and Features