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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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That Doesn’t Smell Like Teen Spirit

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By Alex Kopish, Editor in Chief

Lately, it’s not unusual to see students and staff covering their noses as they make their way from one class to the next.

Throughout several WBHS hallways, the stench of sewage gas has stuck around for months. Tests were conducted by the high school’s maintenance team during the Feb. 16 teacher in-service day to attempt to find the source of the problem. 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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School Stench

What caused the foul smell that had students and staff squeezing their noses?

By Mike Smale, Current Staff

Was it a stink bomb set off by a freshman?  Or was it a sewage backup?  Maybe it was simply a very unclean bathroom. Whatever it was, everyone smelled it.

On Tuesday, March 11, a striking smell wafted throughout East and West High. Many students and teachers were disturbed by its mysterious presence. Continue reading

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Every Penny Helps

WBHS nearly sets record during Charity Week

By Hannah Johnson, Current Staff

Pockets jingling up and down the halls, carts rolling to pick up money, and teachers making bets with each other can only mean that the time of giving has once again arrived at West Bend High Schools. No, this is not the holidays, but something close to it for WBHS students: Charity Week.

The week of February 11-15 was Charity Week, a week dedicated to raising money for various organizations. This year $26,000 was raised for the following charities: Fischer House; Parkinson’s Foundation; Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; Hope for Congo; West Bend Public Schools Foundation; and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Continue reading

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Bloody Wednesday

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Gerald Morris, East freshman, donates blood on December 11.

By Hannah Johnson, Current Staff

WBHS set a school record at December’s blood drive, collecting 499 pints of blood.

The goal for this year’s drive, which was held December 11, was to break the record for largest blood drive in Wisconsin.  Though this goal was not achieved, the 499 donated pints set a new local standard, and represented a 17% increase over last year’s total of 426 pints.

“We still hold the largest high school blood drive in the state which allows teenage students to have the opportunity to donate,” said Matt Hoffmann, faculty adviser of the WBHS student council. Continue reading

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