Rory Kurtz is an award-winning illustrator
By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief
West Bend East High School alumnus Rory Kurtz has a personal reason for hoping “Baby Driver” wins an Oscar on Sunday.
Kurtz, an illustrator who graduated from East in 1997, created the official movie poster for “Baby Driver.” He also produced the alternative key art for “I, Tonya,” another Oscar nominee. Kurtz creates art for many clients, including Mondo-Alamo Drafthouse and well-known publications such as the New Yorker and Rolling Stone. Continue reading
By Lilian Velez and Mattie Zautner, Current Staff
The music program at West Bend High Schools is experiencing a new era.
Seth Matuszak and David Pecsi are the new faces of the music department. Matuszak teaches orchestra while Pecsi teaches choir, and as new teachers, they have been learning right along with the students as the year continues. Now that each has a concert or two under the belt, they are thinking about combining the skills of the choir and orchestra for some of the upcoming shows. Continue reading
Prizes pile up for East social studies teacher
By Jessica Steger, Current Staff
It’s been a good year for Jessica Flitter, East social studies teacher. Continue reading
By Maggie Kieser, Current Staff
The last curtain of the WBHS performance of Cinderella in February was more than just the final performance of a talented cast. This signified the final high school musical production for longtime director Karen Wysocky. Continue reading
By Hannah Bensen, Current Staff
Some people always knew exactly what they wanted to be when they grew. For Karen Wysocky, it was clear to her that she wanted to become a teacher.
On Monday, May 4 in the auditorium, Karen Wysocky was chosen for the 2015 Rolfs Teacher of the Year for demonstrating the qualities of a great teacher. Continue reading