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Sweatin’ to the Oldies

Proposed renovations will help control WBHS temperatures

By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief

As summer draws nearer students seem to be sweating to get out of school, literally.

The West Bend High Schools air conditioning system needed repair during the week of April 30. Officials advised teachers to bring fans from home. The air conditioning was turned on May 23, but many students report that some classrooms remain too warm.

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Dolphins Make Waves at School Board Meeting

Synchronized swimming team successfully petitions the district to overturn lighting directive

By Mattie Zautner, Current Staff

Over 60 dolphins swam into the last school board meeting.

Members of the Dolphins, the West Bend High Schools’ synchronized swim team, crashed the April 9 school board meeting to persuade district officials to allow the natatorium lights to be turned off during their show scheduled to open just three days later. Traditionally the show depends upon a darkened room for effect, but this school year the team had been notified that the lights could not be turned off for safety reasons. 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 recent years, the West Bend School District has placed an increased focus on the security of its high schools to ensure the safety of the students and staff within the building. But after a gunman took the lives of 17 students and faculty last month at a high school in Parkland, Fla., there has been a heightened number of inquiries regarding the safety at WBHS. Continue reading

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Not an Easy Path

New sidewalk project finally completed after longstanding concerns over budget and land rights

By Alyssa Birkeland, Current Staff

As classes resumed at the high schools in September, not much had changed since June. Students walked down the same halls, sat in the same classrooms, and saw mostly familiar faces. But one thing stood out for those who enter on the East side: a new sidewalk that stretches over a quarter mile between the school and Sand Drive. Continue reading

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Tour the Renovated Auditorium

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By Emily Aamodt, Current Staff

After a year of planning and construction through the cold Wisconsin winter, the new high school auditorium is up and ready. Continue reading

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The Clock Is Ticking

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Workers install new seats as part of the auditorium renovation project.

By Mike Smale, Current Staff

Right now, one of the nation’s premier orchestras is scheduled to play at a construction site.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is going to perform at the WBHS auditorium on Dec. 9, according to school principal Bill Greymont. But with only a few weeks left to meet that date, the auditorium renovation project is heading for a photo finish. Continue reading

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Exterior Walls Get a Facelift

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By Mike Smale, Current Staff

The high school is currently receiving some spring cleaning.

The exterior walls of the school are undergoing a masonry restoration project, according to Dave Ross, director of facilities. Continue reading

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