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Samantha Dietel, West sophomore, will serve as the West Bend Current’s Editor in Chief for the 2018-19 school year.  She replaces graduating senior Jessica Steger. Congrats, Samantha!

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The Student Becomes the Teacher

By Samantha Dietel, Editor in Chief It’s all coming full circle for Danielle Schumacher. Schumacher, an English teacher at West Bend West High School, has agreed to take on the Honors English II course for the upcoming school year beginning … Continue reading

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The World Needs Responsible Journalists

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Dear Readers, When I joined the West Bend Current’s staff of student reporters in December, I was not fully aware of how significant my choice had been. I had thought only of utilizing my passion for … Continue reading

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West Bend Students and Staff Honor Fallen Classmate

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief The memory of Christopher Dietel will be forever etched into the Silver Lining Arts Center. The teachers and classmates of Christopher Dietel, a West Bend West High School sophomore who died by suicide last … Continue reading

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Lewandowski Wins Rolfs Award

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff The surprise was nearly spoiled for Michael Lewandowski.

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Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2018

Student reporters earn 19 total awards Five West Bend students earned blue ribbon honors in a statewide contest for high school journalists.

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West Bend School Board Has New President

Larson happy to pass the gavel to Ongert By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff After serving only one year in the position, Tiffany Larson will not continue as president of the West Bend School Board. Members of the school board changed … Continue reading

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City of Hurried and Sparkling Waters! City of Spires and Masts!

West Bend poet invited to Carnegie Hall to receive award By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff A talent for poetry has earned one local student national recognition and a plane ticket to New York.

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Orchestra Department Has New Mascot

By Lily Mottet, Current Staff Even before he knew what was happening, West Bend High Schools orchestra teacher Seth Matuszak knew something was up. The giggling gave it away.

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Safety Plans Go Right Out the Window

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff During an intruder situation, some students at the West Bend High Schools would be instructed to climb out a classroom window.

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‘We’re Unprepared’: Students and Staff Have Safety Concerns

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff Not everyone is satisfied with the safety of the West Bend High Schools. After the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., both students and staff at WBHS have expressed their … Continue reading

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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

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‘Our Students Are Very Safe’: WBHS Officials Discuss Campus Security

Recent changes were implemented prior to Parkland shooting By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff For students shifting from class to class at the West Bend High Schools, it’s easy to miss the numerous cameras that monitor each of the hallways. In … Continue reading

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Guns in the Classroom?

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

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The Secret Rock Life of a Guidance Counselor

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff This Friday, Kara Phillips will be stepping away from the typical lifestyle of a high school guidance counselor to pick up a microphone. Phillips, a counselor at West Bend East High School, is the lead … Continue reading

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‘It Was Very Inspiring’: Brookfield Violinist Brings His Gift to WBHS

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff It’s not every day the West Bend High Schools host a teenage musical prodigy.

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International Musicians Visit Orchestra Students

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff It has been a tradition for West Bend High Schools orchestra students to travel to Scotland, but this time, Scotland came to them.

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‘They Have Been Through the Worst’: Two WBHS Seniors Help Refugees

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff Not long ago, local student Olivia McClain was reading picture books with Syrian refugees.

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A Musical Mural

By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff Two orchestra students are leaving their mark—an enormous, colorful mark.

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‘We Are Citizens of the World’: WBHS Teachers Emphasize Global Issues

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

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Staff 2018-19

Editor in Chief Samantha Dietel Staff Members Lauren Chamberlain Megan Fischer Abby Gawrych Rachel Gergetz Andrew Jung Auburn Larson Elise Marlett Caitlin Marsch Angela Metzger Lily Mottet Lauren Oppermann Grace Peplinski Robert Pulford Justin Scherzer Bailey Schultz Priyanka Trivedi Adviser … 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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