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Gilbert Still Teaching French


By Abby Gawrych, Current Staff

For many students taking a French course at West Bend High Schools, Jenny Gilbert’s classroom was one where memories were made. Now, French students at Cedarburg High School are being offered the same chance. Continue reading

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Uelmen Stays in West Bend


Assistant principals Dave Uelmen (right) and Ralph Schlass work together in the main office on Wednesday morning.

By Shelbie Proudfoot, Current Staff

Assistant principal Dave Uelmen is no longer leaving the West Bend School District. Continue reading

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Learn the Risks

ATT00002(Image courtesy of the West Bend School District.)

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New Law Is Long Overdue



State lawmakers deserve praise for allowing advanced middle schoolers to earn high school credit

Birkeland - Editorial Pic - ResizedBy Alyssa Birkeland, Current Staff

We are taught from a young age to do our best in school and try to excel above the crowd. This is hard for some, but it comes naturally for others. It would seem to be common sense that those who are ahead of the pace get an equitable reward for their efforts or talents.

That reward was finally recognized by the state legislature last month. Governor Scott Walker signed a bill March 14 at Badger Middle School that grants seventh and eighth graders high school credit for high school courses that they take. The signing was attended by lawmakers, the school board, teachers, and about 40 students that will benefit from this.

Since numerous middle school students already take such classes, this new law serves a valuable purpose. Continue reading

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