GE Healthcare Community Service Day! 

On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, Irving Elementary School and James E. Dottke High School will participate in the 25th Annual GE Healthcare Community Service Day. It’s the first time schools in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District will be part of the mega-volunteer service event.

Over 2,100 GE Healthcare employees and retirees are mobilized to selected schools in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and this year: West Allis! Classrooms will be cleaned, painted, and organized. Volunteers will paint murals and complete landscaping projects. “It's the largest single-day volunteer effort for GE worldwide and this year, we’re part of it,” said Beth Koehler, Director of Communication and Community Services. 
Dottke Students Share their Story at District Leadership Team Meeting

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, district leadership gathered for a Professional Development Day that included a special presentation from four students who attend James E. Dottke High School.

The presentation was intended to highlight the success of students who attend the school and the practices used to support those successes.  

The students talked about their experience as part of the “Dottke family” and shared information about their academic achievements and personal growth.
West Milwaukee Intermediate School Hosts
Science Curiosity Camp

For two days in July, over 300 intermediate students (and their teachers) visited a Science Curiosity Camp at West Milwaukee Intermediate School featuring a visit to the MilliporeSigma Curiosity Cube®. According to Gifted and Talented Coordinator, Jennifer Statza, “The camp provided our students with hands-on experiments involving science. Everyone also received a science lab coat and a deeper understanding of what scientists do!” 
Rights and Responsibilities Handbook for Students and Parents

As a school community, we appreciate the trust parents and students place in us every day. We take pride in our continuous effort to maintain a safe and productive learning environment for all. We also count on students, parents, and members of our school community, to join us in shouldering that responsibility. 

The Rights and Responsibilities Handbook for Parents and Students delineates expectations, procedures, and consequences for students enrolled in our schools. “Prior to school starting, parents receive the handbook via email. Both parents and students are expected to review the handbook and complete the verification form,” said Director of Leadership and Learning, Deidre Roemer. “It’s important to know and understand the Code of Conduct and school expectations. We all play a part in making sure our classrooms and schools are conducive to learning.”
Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School Sponsors Ford Drive 4 UR School Event

Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School hosted a Ford "Drive 4 UR School" event where staff members and the community were invited to raise funds for the school by test driving a Ford. 

“We had 330 participants that took 634 drives in the vehicles provided,” says Teacher, Carrie Clark. The event raised $7,880 that will be used to fund projects, off-set the cost of field trips, and help meet classroom needs for the students at Frank Lloyd Wright.
Shared Journeys Site Approved as “Breastfeeding Friendly”  

Over the past year, the staff at Shared Journeys has worked closely with the West Allis Health Department to be approved breastfeeding friendly site. 

“It was a ten step process for approval,” said program coordinator, Lisa Colla, “Everyone worked hard to meet the criteria of the program.”

Lisa Colla and Shared Journeys childcare provider, Jenny Szalacinski, were honored at the “Big Latch On.” The event, designed to promote breastfeeding, was sponsored by the West Allis Health Department and other local organizations.
First Student Bus Company  

Students that are eligible for bus transportation will be notified via postcard with their route number, bus stop location, pick-up time, and drop-off time. 

First Student Bus Company will mail the postcards on Friday, August 23, 2019. If your student does not receive a card and lives more than two miles from their neighborhood school, call the Assistant Manager of School Services at 414-604-3034.    
 
For questions or concerns regarding bus arrival or bus pick-up, call First Student Bus Company at 414-649-2620

Vaping - A Real Concern

As reported in newspapers across the country and on local and national newscasts, E-cigarette use, or vaping, among teens has skyrocketed in recent years. “The use of E-cigarettes, dab pens, and JUUL products is strictly forbidden in school, on school grounds, or at school-sponsored activities,” explains Director of Leadership and Learning, Deidre Roemer. “As a District, we want our students and parents to know the dangers of these devices. They can have devastating effects and should not be brought to school.” 

West Allis Youth Theater Presents
"Aladdin Jr."

August 15, 16, 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
August 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Nathan Hale High School - Auditorium
11601 W. Lincoln Avenue, West Allis

$5.00 Tickets - All seating is reserved.

Junior Bulldogs and Junior Huskies

Take Advantage of Free or Reduced Lunch Benefits!

Submitting a Meal Application/Sharing Information Consent can allow us to determine if your child is eligible for the benefits below. More information here .
  • Free or reduced lunch!  
  • Waived or reduced school fees! If approved, parents receive a Letter of Eligibility that can be used to waive or reduce school fees for Half-day 4-year old Kindergarten/Early Childhood ($40), Full-day 4-year old Kindergarten, 5-year old Kindergarten, Grades 1-5 ($80), Grades 6-8 ($95), Grades 9-12 ($105).
  • Other fee reductions! The Letter of Eligibility can also be used for a variety of savings such as Advanced Placement Exam fees, College Application Fees, or fees for Recreation and Community Services enrichment classes. 
Skyward Student Information System

Skyward is the tool that helps parents view student schedules, attendance, and grade reports while logged in on any personal device! We ask that parents access Skyward to track their child’s progress in school (we only print paper records upon request).

Skyward enables parents to make fee payments and manage lunch money accounts. It also allows for increased communication with teachers. It is very important that parents maintain accurate telephone numbers and email addresses on Skyward.

Help for Skyward:
  • Click here for Skyward Directions.
  • Click here for a complete menu of online tutorials or click “Tutorials” on the Skyward link.
  • Call your School Main Office with questions regarding logins and passwords.
Enrollment and Address Changes
Has your address changed? Visit our Enrollment Center!
1205 South 70th Street - 5th Floor
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Click here  for enrollment information.
Contact the Enrollment Center at enrollment@wawmsd.org  or (414) 604-3014.

NUEVOS CAMBIOS DE INSCRIPCIÓN Y DIRECCIÓN
1205 Sur en la calle 70th - 5to Piso
De Lunes a Viernes: de 7:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m.

Póngase en contacto con Enrollment Center por correo electrónico
enrollment@wawmsd.org o por teléfono (414) 604-3014.
West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation & Community Services
Coming Summer 2020!

Construction is underway on the new Recreation and Community Services Center located at 2450 S. 68th St. Here are some of the highlights of what the new center will offer:
  • Indoor walking track
  • Full size gym
  • Dance & Fitness studio
  • Preschool Learning Center
  • Large Multipurpose/Meeting Room with attached Kitchen
  • Convenient Parking 
  • Updated Office Operations
  • Permanent home for the Recreation and Community Services Department
  • Beautiful park like setting with upgraded access
  • Re-purposing of the brick used to build the retaining wall to commemorate the Franklin D. Roosevelt Works Project that built the wall during the Great Depression

Find a construction update here .
Before and After School Program

Are you ready for some Action??

Before School Action and After School Action Programs are offered at all elementary schools. After School Action 300 Programs are also offered at all three intermediate schools.

Fees
  • Per child Before School Action Program Fee: $200 upfront or $50 per quarter.
  • Per child After School Action Program Fee: $250 upfront or $62.50 per quarter.

Enroll today here ! Registration forms cannot be accepted at the school.  
Please submit to Recreation and Community Services Center.
WAWM RCS Help Wanted
 
Our Recreation and Community Services programs are staffed with positive and energetic individuals who have a passion for working with people. Many openings exist in the following program areas:
  • Before School Care
  • After School Care
  • Youth Sports Supervisors and Officials
  • Adult Sports Supervisors and Officials
  • Aquatics
  • Building Supervision
  • Athletic field maintenance

All positions offer flexible part time hours, vary in hourly wages, and provide valuable experiences.

If you or someone you know has a passion for serving others and want to be active in the community, apply today by visiting our website here .