By Samantha Dietel, Current Staff
In a high school history class, one might not expect to hear about the current threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons.
Social studies teachers at the West Bend High Schools have been educating students about current global events in subjects such as U.S. history, global studies, and world affairs. In recent weeks, topics such as North Korea’s missile testings and the investigations into Russia’s possible interference in the last U.S. presidential election have both been discussed, with an emphasis placed on the importance for students to be aware of and understand global issues. Continue reading
By Jessica Steger, Editor in Chief
A West Bend High Schools tradition that dates back to the 1970s is now at risk. Continue reading
By Justin Scherzer, Current Staff
The eight Wisconsin Little Ten conference teams are being sent their separate ways.
When the current spring athletic season ends, the WLT will dissolve due to conference realignments by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association in order to improve competition throughout the state. Both West Bend East and West High Schools will join the North Shore Conference. Continue reading
By Kaitlyn Von Behren, Current Staff
East social studies teacher Scott Mindel believes that veterans are not given the respect they deserve nationwide. Compelled by this, he has constructed a Veterans Tribute Wall and video.
The Veterans Tribute Wall is filled with the names of approximately 325 veterans who have also been either students or staff members at the West Bend High Schools. Mindel says that there are still countless more names to be found. The Veterans Tribute video features around 170 pictures, but Mindel is still looking for more. Continue reading
By Jessica Steger, Current Staff
Recently the smell of spring, and fresh paint, has been in the air.
East National Honor Society has undertaken the task of revitalizing the East study hall paint job. This project is already well underway, and after three Saturdays of work, it is almost complete. Continue reading
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
By Alyssa Birkeland, Current Staff
The East Booster Club is hosting a new kind of fundraiser that includes a helicopter, a target, and over one thousand golf balls. Continue reading
By Ben Johnson, Current Staff
“It really helps me realize there are still gentlemen in the world.”
These are the words Kim Barrett used to describe East juniors Derek Eagle and Brett Mueller. But what prompted such strong words from the East English teacher?
Every morning, Derek and Brett meet in the NS stairwell and hold open the entrance doors for anyone who arrives at school. The two best friends have been at their post nearly every day since the beginning of their sophomore year, becoming well-known fixtures of the school morning. Continue reading