STAR replaces Galileo as the district-wide standardized test
By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief
The new STAR testing has mostly received stellar reviews at the West Bend High Schools.
For the 2017-18 school year, the West Bend School District implemented a new standardized testing system, STAR 360 Assessments. Although this system is used globally, it is a product of Renaissance Learning, which was started by a parent here in Wisconsin. STAR tests students’ core reading and math skills. Ninth and tenth grade students at WBHS took the math test Sept. 21 and the reading test Sept. 26, and will take them again in January and April. Continue reading
Math courses are trying a new student-led curriculum
By Abby Gawrych and Lily Mottet, Current Staff
East ninth grader Jordan Jentsch never expected to act as the teacher in her math class.
The WBHS curriculum for algebra and geometry was altered this year, moving to a group-based learning style. Some of the high school teachers believed that a group approach would be beneficial to the students. They started their research a year ago but the plan was first implemented after observing the teaching style in person at a high school in Oshkosh. Continue reading
By Kaitlyn Von Behren, Current Staff
The Charity Ball has a new name: Snowcoming.
Over the past month, the WBHS Student Council made decisions to modify the annual Charity Week, to encourage more students to participate. Only 300 students attended the Charity Ball last year. Continue reading
Student council pleased with Spirit Week participation
By Ethan Stubblefield, Current Staff
Only 1 in 40 students voted for prom court last year, but this fall nearly half of all students participated in the homecoming vote. Continue reading
By Kayla Furlano, Current Staff
What do coaches think about merging East and West?
The WBHS athletic programs will experience major changes if the school board votes to combine the two high schools. The coaches of these teams have conflicting opinions about the potential reconfiguration, and a number of them were asked to express these opinions through a survey. Of the 24 coaches that were contacted for the survey, 16 responded. Continue reading