School District Newsletter
Memorial Day Holiday: Monday, May 27, 2019 (no school)
WISN Channel 12 Recognizes Hoover Elementary School Teacher Holly Ford

In an effort to salute southwest Wisconsin’s top teachers, WISN 12 honors an educator each month. In April, the kindergarten through fifth grade reading teacher at Hoover Elementary School, Holly Ford, was chosen as the Top Teacher!

According to principal, Mike Elliott, “Ms. Ford is extremely dedicated to all the students at Hoover. She greets them outside every morning and builds strong, positive relationships with every child. She fosters their love of reading and builds their confidence by scaffolding lessons so that every child reaches their true potential. She is a valuable part of our learning community.” Read more...
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators Host Gala to Honor Teachers

The following teachers were nominated by their principals to be honored at the 14th-annual Teacher Recognition Gala sponsored by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators (MMABSE). MMABSE recognizes exemplary educators who teach from the heart and make the “impossible” possible for all students. Read more...
West Allis Rotary Club Awards Scholarships to Interact Club Seniors

On May 2, 2019, the West Allis Rotary Club awarded scholarships to seniors that are part of Interact Club at their school. According to presenter, Mrs. Lee Breese, “We all look forward to this ceremony. We are honoring students that did well in school, have been a big part of service to their school and community, and have a vision for their future. They are all very deserving!” The recipients are:
  • Samuel Schar, West Allis Central
  • Savanna Meyer, James E. Dottke
  • Johnathan Halase, James E. Dottke
  • Alexis Breznik, Nathan Hale

The Rotary also honored Interact Club Advisor and teacher, Mr. Robert Tegtmeier, as the inspirational instructor for 2018-2019.
Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School
Payton Dorger Inspires Math Students to Fear the Deer!

This month while working on a deeper learning project, eighth grade math teacher, Jon Wittkopf, challenged his students to apply their knowledge of algebra in a new and creative way. 

“Desmos.com,” explains Wittkopf, “is a digital graphing calculator program that allows students to create images. To use it, students have to apply their knowledge of quadratic equations and linear functions.”

“Payton really ran with this assignment,” said co-teacher, Michael Skurek. “He used over 300 algebraic functions to create the Milwaukee Bucks logo. His work was really impressive.” Read more...
Each week on Friday, West Allis Central High School publishes a blog titled "Central Celebrations" with the phrase "Let's take a moment to celebrate a few of the many things that make Central great!" Click below to see what they are celebrating.

West Allis Central High School Holds Autism Awareness Day  

On April 24, 2019, teachers and their students organized Autism Awareness Day at West Allis Central High School.

An interactive display case was set up for staff and students to learn more information and facts about autism. Special Education Teacher, Katie Rucka, says “I am always very humbled by the outpouring of support from staff and students for individuals with all abilities. Central's support of students with autism and disabilities is heartfelt and wonderful.”
West Milwaukee Intermediate School 
College Experience Inspires Students

On April 25, 2019, the West Milwaukee Intermediate School chapter of the National Junior Honors Society visited the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to take a "hands on” college mini-course. The custom program led by college students, involved interactive activities, discussion, and classroom tours. Along the way, students met UWM Chancellor, Dr. Mark Moner.

“It’s great that our students learned more about what college is all about. It helps them better understand how to prepare for the road ahead. We want them to be college and career ready when they graduate. We want our students to have a vision of what they can become.” explained Advisor and Art teacher, Dan Walker. Read more...
$10,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Initiative Scholarship Awarded to Student from James E. Dottke

Jazmine Gulley, a senior at James E.Dottke High School, received a $10,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Initiative Scholarship. The scholarship was presented to her at a recognition luncheon hosted by Wisconsin philanthropist and businessman, Herb Kohl.

“This year, our school was designated for the Initiative Scholarship. We chose a recipient through an internal selection process,” explains Greg Goelz, Principal of James E. Dottke High School. “We had several excellent applicants and our team worked hard to make the selection. Jazmine is an exemplary student, she cares about others, and we know she is going to do great things with this opportunity.”
Each week on Monday, Nathan Hale High School publishes a weekly bulletin called "Husky Happenings" Click below to see what is happening at Hale.

Nathan Hale High School
Robotics Team Takes Fourth Place in Regional Underwater Robotics Competition

On April 28, 2019, the Nathan Hale High School Robotics Team took 4th place at the Milwaukee Regional Underwater Robotics Competition held at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. There were eight teams in the Ranger Division from Wisconsin and Illinois in the competition.

“Each team produced a lengthy technical report that detailed their research and design, a marketing poster that highlighted the robots features and capabilities and a group presentation in front of an engineering panel; as well as completing a complex mission in the pool.” explained Advisor and math teacher, Donna Krasovich. Read more...
Madison Elementary School Celebrates Arbor Day

On Arbor Day 2019, special guests from WE Energies, Mike Rushner from the West Allis Forestry Department and Mayor Dan Devine came to Madison Elementary School to deliver an Arbor Day Proclamation and a brand new tree.

“We are very thankful to our Garden Club and Mrs. Fetchko for making this happen,” said Mrs. Willms, the principal of Madison Elementary School.

Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. As a formal holiday, it was first observed in 1872, in Nebraska, but tree planting festivals are as old as civilization. The tree has appeared throughout history and literature as the symbol of life.
Collaboration Station Party a Success!

On April 22, 2019, Art students represented their schools in the first West Allis-West Milwaukee School District Collaboration Station Party.

“Our teams were led by High School students,” explains Art Curriculum Lead, Dan Walker. “Each group was asked to imagine, design, and build a community space. It’s an opportunity for students to use their art vocabulary and communication skills.”

“These activities support our deeper learning work,” said Leadership and Learning Director, Deidre Roemer. “When students work in teams, the challenge is to make sure creative ideas and individual skills come together. Collaboration skills are really important for college and career readiness.” Read more...
Graduation and Completion Ceremonies
High School
Graduation Ceremonies

James E. Dottke High School
June 6, 2019
Reception: 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 pm.
Ceremony: 7:00 p.m.
Nathan Hale High School - Auditorium
11601 West Lincoln Avenue, West Allis

Nathan Hale High School
June 8, 2019
11:00 a.m.
11601 West Lincoln Avenue, West Allis

West Allis Central High School
June 8, 2019
3:00 p.m.
8516 West Lincoln Avenue, West Allis
Intermediate School
Completion Ceremonies

Lane Intermediate School
June 5, 2019
6:30 p.m.
1300 South 109th St, West Allis

Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School
June 7, 2019
8:15 a.m.- 9:15 a.m. - 8A, 8B, Connect
9:45 a.m.-10:45 p.m. - 8C, 8D, Key, TLC
9501 West Cleveland Ave, West Allis

West Milwaukee Intermediate School
June 7, 2019
1:30 p.m.
5104 W. Greenfield Ave, West Milwaukee
Students Serve as Junior Docents at Milwaukee Art Museum

On April 18, 2019, students from the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District were inducted by the Milwaukee Art Museum as official Junior Docents. The Junior Docent Program is in its 50th year coordinating with local schools. Currently, only eight area districts have been selected by Milwaukee Art Museum to participate on a yearly basis.

According to Art Curriculum Lead, Dan Walker, the students completed a Milwaukee Art Museum partnership program that spanned over three years. According to Walker, “Graduating students have gone through the same studies as the docents hired by the museum. I impressed with their knowledge of the pieces in the permanent gallery and their ability to talk about styles and artistic concepts. This kind of an experience helps our students build leadership skills. ”Read more...
Community Coalition Peer Educators Keep Busy

Peer Educators have kept very busy with youth and community presentations and interactive activities, sharing the message of positive and healthy choices and not all youth use drugs and alcohol.

Teams of peer educators visited Intermediate Schools and presented a decision making program to engage 7th grade students and share information to resist peer pressure, avoid unsafe choices and help them make positive decisions in the future.

“The message coming from fellow students, really makes an impact on 7th grade students”, explained Community Coalition Director, Tammy Molter. “This year, we have peers who remember participating in the program when they were in 7th grade. It made a positive impression on them when they were in middle school and they wanted to share and be part of that experience as high school peer educators.” Read more...
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.
West Allis Woman's Club Awards Student Scholarships

On May 10, 2019, the West Allis Woman's Club awarded scholarships to seniors. The students we chosen through an application and interview process. According to Woman's Club member, Sue Sujecki, “We were happy to meet with such articulate, well prepared students. In the end, we selected the candidates we feel will continue in their education to become successful in their chosen field.”

Program Scholarships:
  • Mya Acker, Badger State Leadership Program
  • Sydney Snotten, Wils Leadership Program
  • Deontay Torres, Wils Leadership Program
College Scholarships:
  • Joseph Koenig
  • Sierra Malvitz
  • Victoria Treul
  • Alexis Breznik
  • Jack Borch
  • Joseph Robers
  • Savanna Meyer
Pat Hladilek Education Recipient:
  • Danielych Heben
Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School
Science Teacher Gets Plenty of Sticks

On a routine basis, Superintendent Dr. Marty Lexmond, visits schools to see teaching and learning in action. While observing students and teachers, he likes to talk with them and find out how things are going.
“Recently, I visited an 8th grade science class at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School,” explains Lexmond. “The teacher, Mrs. Sykora, told me she was low on “popsicle” sticks her students use for experiments. So I bought her a box and had it sent over.”

“We thought it was great that Dr. Lexmond sent us a case of 5,000 sticks,” said principal, Jason Fish. “Mrs. Sykora said it will do for a while!”

“Getting into classrooms is one of the things I most enjoy. We have so many dedicated teachers and our students are really incredible. I just hope I didn't start anything by buying these sticks!” laughed Lexmond. 
Moody's Upgrades School District’s Rating to Baa2

In April, Moody's Investors Service upgraded to Baa2 from Baa3 the general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) rating of West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. Concurrently, revising the outlook from stable to positive.

“The positive outlook reflects the expected further strengthening of the District's credit profile over the near term, specifically the projected ability to continue to grow reserves and the implementation of tighter spending controls,” said Director of Finance and Operations, Caitlin Windler. Read more...
Community-Based Transition Program Rummage Sale

Each spring, our Community-Based Transition Program for Adults with Special Needs holds a rummage sale to raise funds and participate in a “real world” work experience. Students work on sorting, pricing, and displaying items. They also help in advertising and sales!

May 23 and May 24, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Franklin Fieldhouse
1964 S 86th St, West Allis
It is open to the public.

All sales benefit participants in the WAWM School District and Recreation Department Community-Based Transition Program for Adults with Special Needs.
High School Athlete Information Night

June 3, 2019 is High School Athletics Information Night for parents and student athletes grades 8-12. Read more...

Additional Athletics Information
West Allis Central High School
Names New Varsity Football Coach

The West Allis Central Bulldog Athletic Department has named Mr. Cory Thompson as the new head football coach for the 2019-20 school year. “We are excited to have Mr. Thompson be a part of the Bulldog Family. We know his familiarity with the West Allis Community will be an asset to our football program,” said Athletic Director, Justin Marien.
West Milwaukee Orchestra Summer Lessons Benefit Concert and Silent Auction

May 18, 2019
2:00 p.m.
West Milwaukee Intermediate School
Liberace Auditorium
5104 W. Greenfield Ave., West Milwaukee
Click here for flyer.
S.M.A.R.T. Math Booster Course

S.M.A.R.T. is designed to help high school students improve their math skills at any level! It’s a combination of in-person workshops and independent online work time from home. Workshops are twice a week and students can attend as many as they like. The course is free, attendance is not required, and work is not graded. Read more...
Revised June Exam Schedule for High School Students

Due to the number of weather-related school closings this winter, the exam schedule for the Week of June 3 through 7 has been adjusted for high school students. Please mark your calendars and plan ahead! Read more...
Mark Your Calendars!

Click here for Forms and Fees, Open House, Orientation, and more back to school dates for the 2019-2020 school year.
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.
WAWM RCS Celebrates with Annual Showcase of Preschool Program

Each spring, the Preschool Adventures and Preschool Passageway program culminates with a Spring Showcase. Students show their family and friends what they learned by performing songs with a variety of fun movements.

“As the school year comes to an end, so do our preschool programs for our community’s three and four-year olds,” said Program Manager, Linda Gritzmacher. “Our preschoolers have been busy all school year learning their colors, letters, numbers, and shapes. They’ve become familiar with classroom routines and how to be a good friend to each other.”

“We congratulate and wish our friends well that will be moving on to 4K in this fall,” said teacher, Kim Rymer.

“We look forward to seeing our three-year-old friends return back to preschool in September for another year of learning, growth and fun,” added classroom assistant, Tami Francis.
30 Days of Summer Yoga

This summer, start your day off right through the benefits of the 4th Annual “30 Days of Summer Yoga.” Instructor, Susie Melott, leads the yoga flow through a playful mix of sun salutations and other poses designed to make you feel good.

While the program is free, participants are encouraged to make a donation to one or more of the 30 organizations in West Allis that help make a difference to our community.

According to Program Manager, Linda Gritzmacher, “This is a win-win program for all. Some days, we collect items for food pantries and community closets. On others, it’s donations for good causes in West Allis like Special Olympics, the Senior Center, and Police K-9 Unit.”

There is no registration required. Please bring your own mat if you have one. Every day from July 13 - August 11, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.at Franklin Fieldhouse - 1964 S. 86th Street.