WBHS takes steps to combat vermin after mice sightings
By Kaitlyn Von Behren and Gabrielle Diaz, Current Staff
The East Library has a new mascot: The Sun, a small mouse often seen scurrying for a crumb or in between book aisles.
Mice have been seen roaming the West Bend High Schools since early August, most commonly found in the West science area, the East Library and the Nifty Nibble, which is the student-run campus restaurant. The mice are sometimes dead and sometimes alive. The most recent sighting of mouse droppings was today in the West social studies area. Continue reading
West ninth grader advances to nationals in poster competition
By Hannah Bensen, Editor in Chief
Ally Klug spent three hours a night for two weeks working out every detail of her conservation poster.
The art piece was for the Conservation Poster Contest, a nationwide competition that aims to promote awareness of the environment and conservation among young Americans. The hard work paid off for the West Bend West High School ninth grader, as she received first place at the local and state levels and has advanced to the national level of competition in the division for grades 7-9. Klug has yet to find out if she placed at nationals. Continue reading
Should schools be more skeptical about integrating technology into the classroom?
By Kara Conley, Current Staff
In 2017, when people think of school they no longer think of books, but computers.
Technology in the classroom is changing the way teachers must educate their students and the way students learn. Some students have evolved in their academics due to the increased technological use, but not everyone feels it is for the best. Many teachers and students at the West Bend High Schools acknowledge the value of technology, but are also aware of its downsides.
Paul DeLain, West science teacher, offers fire safety advice at the Aldstadt home on Dec. 1.
By Kathryn Aldstadt, Contributing Writer
On Oct. 20, at approximately 2 a.m., my neighbor’s house went up in flames.
Even though everybody safely exited the house, it still left our neighborhood in shock as we wondered how we could protect ourselves from horrific incidents like this in the future. Continue reading
By Isabel Krueger, Current Staff
Only a month into the new school year, Advanced Placement Environmental Science students were given the chance to take an exciting field trip. As it turns out, the information they collected was not the real reason to take this excursion. Continue reading
(Video: Paul DeLain, West science teacher, shares his thoughts about why it’s important for high schoolers to remember 9/11. Interview by Lauren Sorensen, Editor in Chief.)
By Mike Smale, Current Staff
There’s an oasis of green in the middle of the high school, yet many students don’t even know that it exists.
“We have a courtyard?,” said Ryan Schuppie, East senior.
The school courtyard, which is surrounded by the school on all four sides, has been an abandoned place for several years. Soon, however, the courtyard will begin to see life again. Continue reading
By Kara Conley, Current Staff
A phy ed teacher at East has definitely made his “mark” on West Bend. Continue reading
New custodial policy upset some teachers
By Holly Williams, Current Staff
This year, teachers returned from spring break to find that their classrooms had been raided: some of their usual garbage cans were missing. Surprisingly, this was not the result of a prank. Continue reading