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Hallway Abuses Have Really Gotta Go

How often do students use bathroom passes to skip class?

By Samantha Dietel, Editor in Chief

Fewer students have been vanishing from Seth Matuszak’s classroom.

Both students and staff at the West Bend High Schools believe that the abuse of bathroom privileges during class time has been an issue in recent years, but some claim to have seen improvement so far this year. In the past, students have misused bathroom passes to skip large portions of class. Continue reading

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Kick Back with Pizza, Popcorn and NCAA Basketball

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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.  Continue reading

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West Bend’s Got Talent

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By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff

After a two-year hiatus, the West Bend High Schools talent show is coming back.

Randy Reysen, a West social studies teacher, coordinated auditions and worked with the PBIS committee and a marketing class to bring the show back to West Bend, which is happening Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Silver Linings Arts Center. Continue reading

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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.

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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 first day at East and West High. In the past, sophomores, juniors, and seniors attended only in the morning and freshmen only in the afternoon on the first day of school. Continue reading

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What’s Your Sign?

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By Mike Smale, Current Staff

Students and staff are now welcomed into the high schools by new, positive signs.

Assistant Principal Dave Uelmen describes the new signs, which are posted in hallways and other common areas, as being all about optimism. “Instead of saying in the hallway ‘don’t run, don’t tell, don’t hit’, it’s framing expectations in a positive way,” Uelmen said. Continue reading

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Shake It Down

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 Compass Committee offers more direction for second semester

By Beth Williams, Current Staff

If you turn on the radio, chances are that you will hear the familiar sound of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” The staff members who are part of the high schools’ Compass Committee, however, are trying to get new lyrics stuck in their students’ heads: shake it down. 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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