Dr. Marty Lexmond Named Civic Music Association of Milwaukee’s 2020 Educational Administrator of the Year

On Saturday, March 14, 2020, area educators will be recognized as the Civic Music Association’s Music Educators Awards Reception. Superintendent, Dr. Marty Lexmond has been named Educational Administrator of the Year. 

“Four of our District’s music teachers nominated Dr. Lexmond for this award. He is very supportive of our work,” said Mary Pat Michels.  Read more...
Attend Intermediate School Preview Night
 
Date: March 18, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
The Preview Night will include information about intermediate school programming and extra-curricular activities. There will also be an opportunity to meet the staff and tour the building!

Use Skyward to Determine Your Intermediate School Placement
  • Go to > Skyward.
  • At the Main Menu > Click on > Schedule.
  • At the top right of the page, YOUR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL NAME will be listed next to Available Courses for 2020-2021.
Central High School’s Black Student Union Presents "A Gathering Promoting Unity and Equity in our Community"

Join us for dance, song, and story! This event is FREE. Food will be served after the program.

Dates: February 20, 2020 and February 28, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Place: West Allis Central High School - Auditorium

General Mitchell Receives Grant from MMSD

General Mitchell Elementary School was awarded a grant from The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) for up to $15,000 to design a green infrastructure, such as constructed wetlands, rain gardens, green and blue roofs, bioswales, and porous pavements.  

Principal Ryan Johnson stated, “The areas that were once unusable by the students and our community will become practical, functioning areas that can be used for relaxation and play.” Read more...
Spelling Bee Finalists
 
Our District Spelling Bee was held on January 30, 2020, at West Allis Central High School. Congratulations to the top six spellers! They will be moving on to compete in the CESA 1 Regional Spelling Bee on February 18, 2020.
 
  1. Abigail Schweisberger, Grade 5, Jefferson Elementary 
  2. Ethan Plier, Grade 6, Lane Intermediate 
  3. Sean Rivera Grade 8, Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate
  4. Max Maltezos Grade 5, Horace Mann Elementary 
  5. Anvesha Deo, Grade 5, Irving Elementary
  6. Lorenzo Allen, Grade 4, General Mitchell Elementary
National Honor Society Students Teach Sign Language 

Last year Brian Marx, PE teacher at Horace Mann, started a partnership with West Allis Central National Honor Society, NHS. Kasandra Kubacki, NHS student, contacted Mr. Marx. and asked if a small group of NHS students could come to Horace Mann this year to teach sign language for their service project. 

In January, the NHS students visited Horace Mann Elementary School and taught a 45 minute lesson teaching sign language. The group of students taught elementary students how to sign Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Then, they taught the students the alphabet. As a result, the elementary students were able to sign their own names!
Hale-Central Robotics Team Receives Sponsorship

The Hale-Central Robotics Team received a sponsorship of $600 from Kevin Meagher, the President and CEO of Corix Utilities, Inc. in Wauwatosa.

According to Mrs. Donna Krasovich, Robotics Team Advisor at Nathan Hale High School, “This sponsorship will help fund the design improvements and enhancements on our underwater controlled robot.” The students are tasked with designing and building a remotely operated vehicle and the necessary sensors. The Hale-Central Robotics Team will compete in the Milwaukee Regional Competition on Sunday April 26, 2020. The competition is organized by the Marine Advanced Technical Education Center and sponsored by the UW Milwaukee Foundation. Read more...
Walker Elementary Conducts Clothing Drive for Purple Heart

During the week of January 20-24, 2020, a group of students in team “Excellence East” held a clothing drive for The Purple Heart Service Foundation. Their teachers, Mr. Collins and Ms. Christenson, were excited to report that students collected over 40 bags of clothes for the foundation.

Students choose a foundation or cause that they were passionate about, and they were grouped with other students with similar interests. Collins said, “We are proud of our students and our community. The project was a great way to teach students about giving back!” Read more...
Central High School Auto Mechanics Students to Compete at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show

On February 28, 2020, Advanced Auto Mechanics students, Scott Rennert, and Bo Kassa, are going to be part the ADAMM Technicians of Tomorrow Competition at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show at the Wisconsin Center.

According to CTE Teacher, Matt Kerhin,“This year, we had every student pass the certification test. These two had the highest scores, qualifying them for the competition. Now, we’re one of six schools in Southeast Wisconsin that will be represented at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show. We haven’t qualified since 2014 so we’re all very excited!” Read more... 
Girl Scout Troop 8168 Raises Funds for District’s Music Program

As part of their Girl Scout Silver Award, Girl Scout Troop 8168, raised money for our District’s music program. The troupe has students that attend Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School and Mary Queen of Saints Catholic Academy.

“When Girl Scout Cadettes focus on an issue they care about, they learn the facts, and take action to make a difference. Projects help them gain the confidence and skills for lifelong success. The Girl Scout Silver Award — the highest honor a Cadette can achieve,” said Co-leader of the Troupe, Gina Mazzone. Read more...
Sodexo Food Recovery Program

This year, our Food Service Partner, Sodexo has started a food recovery program with the leftover food items from West Allis Central High School and West Milwaukee Intermediate. 

“Each day we freeze our leftover hot items then once a week our driver delivers to St. John's Lutheran Church in West Milwaukee,” explains Steve Kosnar, Sodexo General Manager. St. John's offers free breakfast for veterans and disadvantaged people in the community every Thursday.  

“Sodexo is committed to fighting food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise be discarded,”
Snowball Dinner and Dance 

For over 25 years, the Recreation and Community Services Department has partnered with special education teachers in our District to hold a Snowball Dinner and Dance in February. The Snowball Dinner Dance will take place on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Nathan Hale High School.

Community-Based Transition Program teacher, Jackie Jacoby, has been a huge part of making the dance happen every year. When asked about the dance’s importance, Jackie said, "although we like to advocate for inclusion into regular school and recreation extra-curricular activities, The Snowball Dance is a night for individuals to really be themselves." Read more...
Horace Mann Elementary Partners with Zoological Society of Milwaukee  
 
Horace Mann students are taking part in a pilot program called the Animal Connections Continuum. This grant-funded program teaches children how to develop and show empathy for animals and others.

“As a part of our Animal Connections Continuum Program, a Zoological Society educator visits our second, third and fourth graders three times a year. Additionally, our students visit them twice a year on field trips. A highlight of every visit is our students getting to meet a very special guest. On February 3, 2020, the special guest was Bob, the cockroach!” said Jessica Klein, a 4th grade teacher from Horace Mann’s Team Adventure. Read more...
Cecelia Santiago Awarded Civic Music Association Award and Scholarship

On January 18, 2020, West Allis Central High School sophomore, Cecelia Santiago, was awarded a Civic Music Association of Milwaukee High School Certificate of Excellence and High School Scholarship. 

“Each scholarship winner received $250 and performed in a recital on February 9, 2020, at the Milwaukee Art Museum,” explained Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School Orchestra Director Mary Pat Michels. “Cecelia performed Wienawski’s Concerto No. 2 in D minor, at the end of the recital she was announced as the 2020 Young Artist Scholarship winner and received an additional $500 scholarship!” Read more...
Central High School and Nathan Hale High School Present "Little Shop of Horrors"

A deviously delicious sci-fi musical, "Little Shop Of Horrors" has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant, Seymour Krelborn, stumbles across a new breed of plant he names after his coworker crush Audrey II. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and goal of global domination!

Click here for showtimes and to purchase tickets!
WE ARE THE DRUM
A Celebration of Black History

We Are the Drum is a stage production featuring student performers from Milwaukee Public Schools paying tribute to Milwaukee’s civil rights leaders. Presented by Capita Productions, Inc., the show traces the roots of African-Americans in the United States from Africa through the Emancipation Proclamation, the mid- 20th-century civil rights movement and beyond.
 
Capita Productions is hosting two special performances for parents and community members in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District in February! Read more...
Texts, Tweets and Everything in Between

As teens use social media, email, and websites, today's parents face new challenges. Please join us for an informative and entertaining evening. Presenters will provide ideas and strategies for parenting in the digital age.   

Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Place: Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School

Resource Night for Special Education Families

Have goals? Dreams? Find out how to be more independent and get the information you need to push yourself into your future. 

You are invited to our 7th annual Parent Resource Night!

Who: Special Education Families 
Date: March 5, 2020
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Place: West Allis Central High School - Cafeteria 

District Begins Long-Range Facilities Planning

Our Board of Education has taken-action toward the creation of a Long-Range Facilities Master Plan (LRFMP) to meet the evolving educational needs of the communities and the aging infrastructure of District buildings and systems.

“The Board approved the selection of two local consultants to assess the condition and capacity of all school facilities as well as prepare budgets to address the identified needs. We need to formulate a long-range plan to identify and address educational inadequacies; create flexible learning environments; enhance safety and security; support usage of the athletic facilities; and manage on-going maintenance needs for the next 20 years,” explained Superintendent, Dr. Marty Lexmond. Read more...
School Board Recognition's

The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District is the 12th largest district in the state of Wisconsin. Over 8,250 students attend our schools and over 1,000 employees work here. At each meeting, the School Board recognizes the many contributions and achievements of staff, students, and members of our school community!


Recreation and Community Services Department Now Hiring!

The WAWM RCS is currently hiring for summer! There are a variety of job opportunities for our Summer Playground Programs, Summer Camps, Youth Rec programs and Aquatics! 

“We are looking for responsible high school students, college students and adults. These programs are a great way to interact with students and be active over the summer!” said Recreation and Community Services Department Director, Shelly Strasser.

Part-Time and Full-Time opportunities are available. Applications are available online here . Completed applications may be submitted to the Recreation and Community Services Department office at: 1205 S. 70th Street or to wawmrec@wawmsd.org.
School Closing Due to Severe Weather

Over the winter months, we all want to be prepared for severe weather conditions. Please know t he decision to close schools due to snow or extreme cold is a serious and complex one. When we do close schools, we make the decision thoughtfully and as early as possible. 

When schools are closed, all after-school activities are also cancelled for the day.  This includes Recreation (e.g., AM, Action 330, Action 300, Rec classes, Rec sports, etc.) and school activities (clubs, practices, and sporting events).  Read more...
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.