School District Newsletter
West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Hosts Annual Spelling Bee

Over the next several weeks, each elementary and intermediate school will be conducting spelling bees to determine who will compete at the District’s Annual Spelling Bee later this month.

“We will host two students from each elementary and intermediate school at our District spelling bee. It’s a great opportunity for students to showcase their spelling skills, represent their school, and participate in a district wide event,” explains Spelling Bee Coordinator, Caroline Aiello.

The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District’s Annual Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at West Allis Central High School (8516 West Lincoln Avenue, West Allis) in the auditorium. The Spelling Bee begins at 6:30 p.m with a welcome by superintendent, Dr. Lexmond.

The top six spellers from the District Spelling Bee will participate in the CESA #1 Regional Spelling Bee that takes place the week of February 18, 2019 in Pewaukee.
High School Students Prepare to Take Final Exams

As the end of the semester nears, high school students are busy preparing for final exams. “Some exams are a culminating assessment while others are based on the previous unit of study,” explains Director of Leadership and Learning, Deidre Roemer. “It’s a time for high school teachers to make a final review of the topics covered and assess each student's knowledge of the subject.”

During exams, breakfast is served each morning in the cafeteria. From 7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m., students have the option to visit classrooms to prepare for exams. Exams begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. each day. At dismissal, school buses are at the high schools for pickup.

“We know students are working hard to prepare for exams,” adds Roemer, “It’s an important part of our commitment to college and career readiness.” Read more...
Is your child going to be four-years-old by September 1, 2019?
Enroll in our 4K program for the upcoming school year!
All students will have a seat at their neighborhood school.

4K Parent Information Night

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hoover Elementary School
12705 West Euclid Avenue, New Berlin

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Horace Mann Elementary School
6213 West Lapham Street, West Allis

4K Enrollment Begins on Friday, February 1, 2019
Students in grades 4K-12, follow the same process for enrollment.
Please click here for instructions on enrolling your child.
Innovation Station Opens at Irving Elementary School

Students at Irving Elementary School are excited to work in a newly configured space designed solely to promote problem-solving and collaboration. “Our Innovation Station is a place where students can work in groups to explore ideas and create solutions,” explains Principal, Chris Gosch.

The Innovation Station is located next to the school library and is a wide open space where students can brainstorm and build things.

Innovation Coach, Andrew Thompson, explains, “The Innovation Station is a room with a wall of dry erase boards students can use to construct ideas. It’s a large space that allows students to spread out and complete tasks.”   Read more...
West Allis Central High School’s DECA Chapter Competes at District Competition

West Allis Central High School’s DECA chapter competed at Kettle Moraine High School in the District 5 Competition. Six students from the Central chapter stepped out of their comfort zones to compete against 17 of the top schools from the area.

According to DECA advisor, Mr. Lukomski, “Our DECA members completed a 100 question multiple-choice exam and took part in two role-play scenarios that were presented in front of judges. Our students were tough competitors and gained invaluable experience in problem-solving, organizing ideas, and public speaking.”

The DECA chapter at West Allis Central High School has increased their membership to 28 students this year. The increase was enough to gain two spots in the state competition planned for March in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. DECA members, Alexia Rodriquez and Jose Prado will represent West Allis Central High School at the event.
No School for Students

Monday, January 21, 2019 - Teacher Record Keeping Day
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day

Academic and Career Events
Held at High Schools

Each year, high schools in the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District hold Academic and Career Days designed to help students plan for their future.

On November 14, 2018, West Allis Central High School hosted their Academic and Career Planning Day with over forty professionals coming to meet with students to share information about their careers.

On December 11, 2018, Nathan Hale High School hosted their Academic and Career Planning Day. “Ultimately, we want students to be well-informed when it comes to career planning,” said Student Counselor, Karen Houston, “students need to see how their performance in high school connects to post-high school goals.” Read more...
Franklin Elementary School's Dimitrious Foster Competes on Family Feud!

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., Franklin Elementary School’s Deeper Learning Coach, Dimitrious Foster, will compete on an episode of Family Feud. The program will air on WVTV Channel 18.

According to Foster, “I was on the team with my cousins. It was my cousin, Mario, that thought it would be fun to try out together. Our first audition took place back in the spring of 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. We played rounds of Family Feud against other teams and interviewed with producers all day. A month after that, we were contacted by a producer who told us we were chosen to be on the show!” Read more...
Attend Intermediate School Preview Night

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
 
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 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 2019-2020.

Franklin Elementary School Students Create “Branches of Government” Game Boards

Third grade students in Team Odyssey at Franklin Elementary School are busy creating game boards in a collaborative deeper learning project called "Branches of Government.”

The students began the project by learning about how government works and exploring current game board models. “We want our students to ‘go deep’ and one way to do that is by giving them the opportunity to innovate and participate in self-directed learning” said Caroline Aiello.

Students brainstormed their ideas, then worked together to create game board designs. “Students were also responsible for utilizing their new civics knowledge to write challenging questions that players answer to advance in the game,” added Kari Rapp . Read more...
News & Notes - January


Each month, “News and Notes” recognizes the many contributions and achievements of staff, students, and members of our school community. 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.
Governor Evers Names New State Superintendent

Governor-Elect Tony Evers has named Carolyn Stanford Taylor as the next State Superintendent of Schools. Stanford Taylor currently serves as Evers' Assistant Superintendent at the Department of Public Instruction. Read more...
State of the Schools Presentations Held in December

As a community, we have a long tradition of working together to ensure that our schools are places where students are welcomed and inspired to do their best. We know each school in the District plays a vital role in preparing children for their future.

This December, we invited parents, community members and staff to attend a “State of the Schools” presentation. It was designed to help people understand where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

We are grateful for those of you that attended our presentation. For those that could not, we invite you to watch the presentation here .
Take Advantage of Free and Reduced Meal Benefits!

Submitting a Meal Application* and Sharing Information Consent Form can allow us to determine if your child is eligible for these benefits. Learn more 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 WAWM Recreation and Community Services enrichment classes.
FREE DENTAL CARE

During the school year, FREE dental services will be available to students in the WAWM School District.

DentaMed Healthcare will provide dental screenings and restorative dental care to any student, regardless of whether the student is uninsured or insured by another organization. Using a state-of-the-art mobile dental unit, Dentamed Healthcare will provide:

  • Dental Screening
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Restoration

Learn more about how to sign up here .
Access Skyward to Monitor
Your Child’s Progress!

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.

Click here  for Skyward Directions.
Enrollment and Address Changes
Has your address changed? Visit our Enrollment Center !
West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Administration Building
1205 South 70th Street -  5th Floor
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Proof of Residency is required.  Click here  for more information.

Questions? Contact the Enrollment Center
via email  enrollment@wawmsd.org  or telephone (414) 604-3014.

NUEVOS CAMBIOS DE INSCRIPCIÓN Y DIRECCIÓN
Centro de Inscripción Edificio de Administración del Distrito Escolar West Allis-West Milwaukee
1205 Sur en la calle 70th  - 5to Piso
De Lunes a Viernes: de 7:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m.

Visite nuestro sitio web:   www.wawm.k12.wi.us
¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con West Allis-West Milwaukee Enrollment Center por correo electrónico enrollment@wawmsd.org o por teléfono (414) 604-3014.
45th Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament
For two days over winter break, teams of high school graduates hit the court to relive the glory days by participating in the 45th Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament held by the Recreation and Community Services Department.

According to Recreation Manager, Dustin Smith, “This year, the alumni tournament returned to West Allis Central High School’s Stech Fieldhouse after being held at Lane Intermediate School for the past two years. It was held on December 26 and 27. We had 16 teams sign up to play.”

"Our players have a lot of fun on and off the court,” adds Smith, “And now the winners have bragging rights for a year!” Read more...