West Allis Central High School Showcases Hispanic Heritage

Members of the Latin Pride and Spanish National Honor Society at West Allis Central High School celebrated Hispanic Heritage with a Potluck Dinner and Hispanic Heritage-Día de los Muertos showcase. 

During the day, students from Franklin Elementary and Longfellow Elementary enjoyed learning about Hispanic Heritage and Dia de los Muertos. Central teachers, Ms. Barr, Ms. Harmeyer and Ms. McCann also brought their classes to the event." That evening, families and community members took part in an evening of fellowship at the Second Annual Hispanic Heritage and Dia de los Muertos Showcase. Read more...
Students at Horace Mann Elementary School Get Busy Saving Bees

This fall, the 5th Graders in Ms. Lindsay James’ class were buzzing about bees. “We started with a class discussion about something that makes us afraid. The consensus was bees. Soon, we were learning that bees are pollinators and that the vast majority of plants rely on them to grow. We also learned we need bees to keep our crops and earth healthy, but in recent years their numbers have been decreasing by the billions.”

“The more we learned, the less afraid we became, and the more we realized that bees needed our help. We focused on the guiding question: What can we do that would have the biggest impact on the bees?” Read more...
It's Opening Night for "Tuck Everlasting"
 
November 15-17 and 22-23, 2019

Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets: $10 adults / $8 students & seniors / $5 children (10 and under)

West Allis Central High School
8516 W. Lincoln Avenue, West Allis

Holiday Music to Fill the Air

The vocal cords are warmed up, the instruments are tuned, and the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District’s talented students are ready for their performances. Hundreds of band, orchestra, and choir students at all grade levels present special concerts throughout November and December at their schools.  Click here for a concert list.

In addition, the Recreation and Community Services Department is excited to partner with Friends of Fine Arts to offer two special performances. Learn more...
Franklin Elementary School Initiate Clubs at Recess Time

Although many of us recall recess as the “best class of the day” for some students it can be chaotic and frustrating. “There are students that don’t feel like playing and they want something to do,” said Deeper Learning Coach, Dimitrious Foster.

Now, several clubs are offered during recess. “The clubs are really fun because at recess I used to just walk around. Clubs give me something to do,” said Franklin student, Sophia. Adriel, who participates in Soccer, Kickball, and Football agrees. “It’s fun and exciting. We have more choices on what to do at recess.” Read more...
James E. Dottke Welcomes Special New Staff Member

After months of negotiations, the staff and students at James E. Dottke welcomed a very special staff member. Wow is a three year-old Belgian Malinois. He is “seated” in Jeanine Daugherty’s classroom, but is available to anyone who needs two non-judgmental ears to listen and a warm, soft coat to pet. 

“We think Wow can make a difference to our students by giving them one more thing that connects them to school. Even on the days they might not want to get up and come to school, they know Wow will be here waiting for them. It's just another way we’re following our motto of being ‘intentionally different’,” said Principal, Greg Goelz. Read more...
West Allis Central High School’s Black Student Union Members Attend College Fair

Members of the Black Student Union at West Allis Central High School attended a college fair held at Vincent High School in Milwaukee. The fair featured representatives from historically black colleges and universities. 

When the students returned, they shared their experience with classmates. “We believe that early exposure to colleges and universities can help our students make better decisions for their future,” said Special Education teacher, Ms. Jacquelyn Boyd. “We want them to know that everything is possible when you work hard in high school.”
First Quarter Report Cards Issued
 
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. first quarter report cards were posted on Skyward. To view your child's report card, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to Skyward
  2. Enter your Login ID
  3. Enter your Password
  4. Click on REPORT CARDS

Nathan Hale High School Celebrates Homecoming 2019
 
From September 30, 2019 through October 5, 2019, students at Nathan Hale High School celebrated Homecoming. Throughout the week, students earned points for their class by participating in special activities. The goal? To win the coveted PEP Paddle.

Although the Nathan Hale football team lost to Germantown 23-40, there were some great moments in the game. Athletic Director, Elliot Kramsky, said, “At the start of the game, we were up 14-0 which was very exciting."

“It was a great week for us and our Seniors won the PEP Paddle!” said Principal Matt Lesar. Read more...
West Allis Central High School Celebrates Homecoming 2019
 
Students at West Allis Central High School celebrated Homecoming October 14, 2019 through October 19, 2019. Each day of the week, students dressed in different themes: Monday was 80’s Day, Tuesday was Tacky Tourist Tuesday, Wednesday was class colors day, Thursday was Preppy Day, and on Friday students demonstrated their Bulldog pride by wearing their maroon and gold.

Although the Bulldogs lost to Messmer/Shorewood in the last game of their season, Athletic Director, Justin Marien, said, “The Bulldogs enjoyed growth throughout the year. They finished the season with a great Homecoming celebration." Read more...
Lane Intermediate Patriot Players Present "Frozen Jr."
 
This December, make plans to see Frozen Jr. presented by Lane Intermediate School Patriot Players. Based on the stage production and animated film, Frozen Jr. is the story of true love and acceptance between sisters Elsa and Anna set in the magical land of Arendelle.

“The students at Lane Intermediate School are incredibly multi-talented. We have high quality singers, talented dancers, and a great stage production. We are so proud of the hard work that our students have put into this show. We can’t wait to share Frozen Jr. with the community,” said the show directors Heather Gandre, Andi Franklin, and Zachary Beeksma. Flyer
Mill Rate Drops for 2019
 
For the second consecutive year, the school-based mill rate is dropping for residents of the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District. The property tax levy of $41,834,530 approved by the Board of Education on Monday, October 28, 2019 reflects a drop in mill rate from $9.54 to $9.24 for 2019.

“In 2015, we were dealing with a $2.1 million dollar fund reserve deficit. Since then, we’ve focused on fiscal discipline and careful budget management. Schools were consolidated, District-owned property was sold, and we made significant budget cuts,” said Director of Finance and Operations, Caitlin Windler. “These measures coupled with the receipt of a large settlement regarding post-employment benefits contributed to the restoration of our fund balance.” Read more...
Featured Articles
 
“It’s Your City West Allis” published a great article about James E. Dottke High School written by Jenny Kosek. 

Click here to read “Intentionally Different at Dottke."

Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR) published a great article about Shared Journeys written by Elizabeth Dohms. 

Click here to read “Teen Parents In Milwaukee Have A Place To Call Their Own — And They're Beating The Odds."
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!

Schools Improve Again on State Report Card

Each year, as part of the state accountability system, the Department of Public Instruction issues report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin.

“We are proud that four schools increased their overall rating and seven schools increased their overall score,” said Director of Leadership and Learning, Deidre Roemer. 

“Accountability Report Cards are an important snapshot of a point-in-time standardized test. We are focused on Deeper Learning, Multi-Tiered systems of support for social-emotional growth, and equity so that every student is supported in our schools,” adds Roemer. Read more...
American Heart Association Recognizes School District for Workplace Health Achievement

The results of the American Heart Association 2019  Workplace Health Achievement Index  have been announced. For the second year in a row, the District achieved Silver level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. 

According to Superintendent, Dr. Marty Lexmond, “This award recognizes the work we are doing to promote wellness in the workplace. Our Wellness Center and this type of programming are designed to have a positive impact on the health and well-being of our employees.” Read more...
City of West Allis Opens Fitness Court

This fall, the City of West Allis has opened a Fitness Court® at Veterans Memorial Park (70th & National Ave.). 

Designed for adults of all ages, the Fitness Court® provides each user a functional training experience based around seven essential movements. The court provides people with an opportunity to improve their fitness level through cardio and weight training exercises. Users can download the National Fitness Campaign app to do a variety of workouts on the court. The School District and Recreation Department will be welcome to use the court to conduct classes or workout sessions. 

There will be a dedication for the Fitness Court® in Spring, 2020.
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.
Jr. Dogs Youth Boys Baseball
Attention all 4th-8th Grade Boys! The Junior Bulldogs and Junior Huskies are combining to provide students with a great opportunity to play ball! Click here for more information.