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Staff Members Learn New Safety Plans

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

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Namaste During the Day

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By Kara Conley, Current Staff

Tammy Lascelle, a special education teacher at East, has created a yoga corner where students can learn one or two poses before heading to class.

Lascelle offers students some yoga lessons in the U hallway between periods three and four during passing time, but only a few days each week. It’s a way for her to interact with students and create a more joyful environment. Continue reading

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Merging East and West: Teacher Thoughts

Michael Kieser, East social studies teacher, opposes the combination of East and West.

Michael Kieser, East social studies teacher, opposes the combination of East and West.

By Alyssa Birkeland, Current Staff

Five faculty members offer opinions about whether the high schools should become one school:

Michael Kieser, East Social Studies
I clearly support the status quo—two schools, one East, one West. First reason would be participation. Especially at the varsity level. I know they have talk that if we go to one school they would create two freshman teams and maybe a varsity reserve, but overall everything that I’ve looked at says that overall participation would go down a bit plus varsity opportunities would be cut in half. So that’s the primary reason because I think it’s better for kids to have those opportunities. Continue reading

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Schoolwide Cover-Up

Modest May program exposes clothing expectations

By Beth Williams, Current Staff

With the mercury rising, the students of WBHS knew what to do – change their attire in order to cool down.  Out came the short shorts, flip-flops, and tank tops.

Recently, both students and faculty have become troubled about the clothing that has accompanied this surge in warm weather.  Do students truly understand what kind of clothing is appropriate for school? Continue reading

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Taking Out the Trash Bins

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New custodial policy upset some teachers

By Holly Williams, Current Staff

This year, teachers returned from spring break to find that their classrooms had been raided: some of their usual garbage cans were missing.  Surprisingly, this was not the result of a prank. Continue reading

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Comidas para Familias Necesitadas

Translation: Meals for Needy Families

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By Holly Williams, Current Staff

With the holiday season at hand, many programs are dedicated to helping families in need.  Though some campaigns, like that of the Salvation Army, are better known, local drives can be just as powerful.

On November 23, eight Spanish students and two Spanish teachers from WBHS participated in an event at El Centro Hispano in Milwaukee aimed at providing Thanksgiving dinners to needy families.  The volunteers set up an “assembly line” that produced a total of 1,500 complete meals in about two and a half hours. Continue reading

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