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 current global events in subjects such as U.S. history, global studies, and world affairs. In recent weeks, topics such as North Korea’s missile testings and the investigations into Russia’s possible interference in the last U.S. presidential election have both been discussed, with an emphasis placed on the importance for students to be aware of and understand global issues. Continue reading
West teacher records special class moments for posterity
By Lauren Oppermann, Current Staff
Have you ever laughed so hard you wished you could live in that moment forever?
Seven years into his teaching career, West Bend West High School social studies teacher Aaron Paulin found himself thinking exactly that. Now, inside his classroom, the side wall is filled with mementos and a list of special moments in the classroom. It’s surrounded by students reminiscing about past times when their day was made a little brighter. This wall is covered with a large piece of paper that serves as “The Chronicle Wall.” Continue reading
West teacher leaps into action during faculty meeting
By Kaitlyn Von Behren, Current Staff
It’s not every work day that Aaron Paulin must rescue two English teachers.
Paulin, a West Bend West High School social studies teacher, was seated near the front at the March 3 teacher in-service, and when presenter Ted Hayes wielded a mock weapon, instinct told him to act. Continue reading