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Too Many Turnovers

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The class of 2017 has witnessed a high rate of administrative change

By Maggie Kieser, Current Staff

Starting in the fall, current WBHS juniors will meet their third head principal.

Principal Bill Greymont announced his resignation on Jan. 22, effective at the end of the school year. Greymont became head principal just before the start of the 2014-15 school year, replacing Jim Curler, who left for an administrative position in Slinger. The West Bend School District will now begin searching for another head principal. Continue reading

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Muralgate

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By Beth Williams, Current Staff

If you were to go looking for the East 2014 graduation mural, all you would find is a blank white wall.

This past summer, the recently created mural was painted over. The mural, which was located in the K hallway on the east side of the school, was hand-painted by graduating seniors in accordance with a longtime school tradition. Continue reading

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Hoffmann Transitions Back to Teaching

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Matt Hoffmann works in the main office during his temporary role as assistant principal. He filled in for the outgoing Ryan Wilson during third quarter.

By Trina La Susa, Current Staff

Although the end of the year is just out of reach, change is on the horizon for some WBHS economics students. They will receive a new teacher, yet this “substitute” is back for the rest of the year and is actually the originally scheduled course teacher. Continue reading

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Building Blocks

WBHS will likely adopt a block schedule

By Alex Kopish, Current Staff

If a new proposal passes, students will only have four classes per day.

The West Bend High Schools administrators have been discussing the option of converting to a block schedule.  If all are in favor, the change can happen two years from now.  According to Principal Jim Curler, there is a “fifty-fifty chance” that at the start of the 2016-2017 school year students and teachers will be following a different kind of schedule.

So how does this change affect students? Continue reading

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A Pricey Privilege

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Brian Corazzi is thrilled to finally have a parking pass, but his wallet doesn’t share his enthusiasm.

By Mike Smale, Current Staff

At the beginning of second semester, East sophomore Brian Corazzi was finally able to use his new driving privileges and start parking at the high school.

“I enjoy being able to park in the parking lot,” said Corazzi.  “It is expensive, though.”

This momentous step in Brian’s high school adventure set his checking account back a hefty $66.50.  That’s because the West Bend High Schools have one of the highest parking pass rates in the area. Continue reading

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It’s Hard to See Him Go

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Popular teacher Tim Harder is leaving the
classroom for a job at the district office

By Holly Williams, Current Staff

At the end of the year students and teachers alike are faced with many goodbyes.  This time, parting must be done in the middle of the school year.

By the end of the semester, Technology Education teacher Tim Harder will leave the high schools to fill a new administrative position at the district office.  Over his nine years in West Bend, Harder has taught classes ranging from advanced digital imaging to black and white photography, and been in charge of in many extracurricular activities.  A well-known persona in the high schools, Harder will be dearly missed by students and staff.  Continue reading

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Say Goodbye to Exam Exemptions

By Natalie Wanasek, Current Staff

Exam exemptions are a thing of the past.

Before this year, students could skip up to two semester exams by earning an “A” average, having less than five absences, and obtaining the instructor’s signature.  It was a way to reward hard-working students, and it was a way to relieve some of the stress that goes along with exams.  After all, the very sound of the words semester exam often strikes fear and anxiety into the hearts of high school students.

So why have exemptions been abandoned?  Continue reading

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