Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States, has resulted in the month of November being designated for that purpose.

“Native American Heritage Month is a time to commemorate indigenous people in our community and throughout the nation,” said Superintendent Dr. Marty Lexmond. “We celebrate the history, culture, and traditions of the people who were the first inhabitants of the United States.” Read more...
Visit Our Guide to Virtual Learning Website

We have designed a website with all the resources and information families need for Phase 1: Virtual Learning. Click here for Your Guide to Virtual Learning. If you have questions or concerns regarding technology, Schoology, or other learning platforms, we’re here to help!

Schoology and Learning Platforms
  • For tutorials, click HERE.
  • For assistance with Schoology login or use, contact your child’s school Innovation Coach
  • For assistance with virtual learning passwords and learning tasks, contact your child’s teacher.

School Issued Technology & Hotspots
We can help with connecting a Chromebook to your home internet or Hotspot. (We cannot assist with any home computer or home WiFi issues.) Email techhelp@wawmsd.org or call 414-604-3052.
2019 Workplace Health Achievement Award
American Heart Association Recognizes District for Workplace Health Achievement
 
The results of the American Heart Association 2020 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. 

The District has over 1,000 employees serving 7,400 children. It is the 12th largest 4K-12 school district in the state of Wisconsin. Read more...
NH Interim Athletic Director
Interim Athletic Director Named at Nathan Hale High School

West Allis Nathan Hale High School is pleased to announce that Greg Lucas has been named Interim Athletic Director for the 2020-21 school year.

“After a thorough search and interview process, we are excited to have Mr. Lucas lead our Huskies athletic program,” said Principal Mathew Lesar. “Mr. Lucas comes to us with an extensive background in athletics administration -- most recently having served as an athletic director at Ozaukee High School. He also served in various athletic administration roles for Germantown and Southern Door high schools.” Read more...
WAFLT 2020 Recognition of Merit Award Given to Nathan Hale High School’s Theresa d'Haeze

This year, the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers (WAFLT) 2020 Recognition of Merit Award has been given to Nathan Hale High School teacher, Theresa D'Haeze. The Recognition of Merit is presented to individuals who demonstrate excellence in teaching or who have made significant contributions to the language teaching profession. D’Haeze teaches French and mathematics and has been with the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District for 18 years. Read more...
James E. Dottke
Project-Based Learning High School
Now Open to Students Grades 9 - 12

Originally founded as an alternative education option, Dottke has now transformed into our District’s only fully-functioning project-based learning school for students grades 9 - 12. Dottke provides a small school setting where students feel a strong sense of belonging and take ownership of their learning. Teachers use a project-based learning model that focuses on the deeper learning competencies and student choice. At Dottke, students take the content that they learn and apply it in a real-world, authentic way.  Read more...
Drive up Star Card Store
Lane Intermediate Students Reach for the Stars
 
For years, Star Cards have been part of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program at Lane Intermediate School. Star Cards were a way for teachers and staff to recognize students for doing the right things in school. 

“At first, students were excited about Star Cards. But over time, we started to feel that students didn’t see them as something special. We even found some on the hallway floors,” explained Deeper Learning Coach, Kari Skonecki. “Two years ago, our PBIS team knew we needed to do something to increase the value of Star Cards.” Read more...
District Recognitions

Each month, District Recognitions are read at our Board of Education Meetings. We are proud and thankful for the many contributions made by the members of our learning community. Together or apart, we are united in our dedication to education! Read more...
2020 State Cross Country Champ
Nathan Hale High School Celebrates WIAA Division 1 State Cross Country Champion
Joshua Truchon

On Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4 p.m., Nathan Hale High School celebrated Joshua Truchon, 2020 WIAA Division 1 State Cross Country Champion, with a short recognition parade and ceremony. Read more...
James E. Dottke Principal Greg Goelz Teams with Brother to Write Book

Congratulations to two West Allis-West Milwaukee School District alumni who recently combined efforts to write an educational book together. Twin brothers, Greg and Gary Goelz, joined forces to write their book entitled, “What’s In Your CORE? An Educator’s Guide to Plugging Into Purpose and Perspectivewhich was released in September. They wrote it for every K-12 educator and leader in hopes that it will encourage them to feel more fulfilled in their jobs by returning to their purpose, which they refer to as their CORE (Calling Or Reason in Education). Read more...
High Schools Hold 9th Grade Preview Night

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, the annual 9th Grade Preview Night was held for current 8th graders and their families. The evening included a general presentation and breakout sessions led by departments. The purpose was to provide 8th graders and their families with the information they need to plan for their fall school class schedule. If you missed the event and have questions about 9th Grade, please contact the school principal. Read more...
West Allis Community Improvement Foundation to Host Drive-Thru Food Drive
Saturday, November 21, 2020

In lieu of the Community Breakfast of Thanks & Giving this year, the West Allis Community Improvement Foundation will be hosting a Drive-Thru Food Drive so that they can continue to support those in need. The purpose of the Drive-Thru Food Drive is to collect non-perishable food items to help fulfill an urgent need for our West Allis food pantries. Read more...
Dottke Uses New Learning Model To Engage and Empower Students

When Jesse Masloroff, a senior at Dottke, realized he needed an English credit for graduation, he signed up for a seminar called “Storytelling in Song Lyrics.” The result was an original composition called Summertime HERE that was uploaded to Youtube this fall. As a part of James E. Dottke High School’s transformation to being 100% project-based learning, staff members have worked hard to develop courses and seminars that provide students with opportunities to connect their learning with hands-on, real world experiences.  Read more...
Open Gym Offerings at the WAWM RCS Center

The new Recreation and Community Services Center located on 2450 S 68th Street in West Allis is home to a gymnasium that allows the department to offer new programming opportunities for community members. The gymnasium has a walking track, six basketball hoops, space for two volleyball courts, and three badminton/pickleball courts.  

“With all this new space and opportunity, we’ve put together an Open Gym/Walking Track schedule that offers a variety of activities,” explains Recreation and Community Services Director, Shelly Strasser. “If you are interested in basketball, pickleball, badminton, volleyball, or utilizing the walking track, we have it all!” Read more...
Book Break Fridays

Over the past few weeks, Shared Journeys staff, students, alumni and West Allis-West Milwaukee Community members spend some time reading a book of choice.  

The read aloud is then shared on Shared Journeys facebook and website for Book Break Friday. Read more...
Enrollment Center
As we work to practice safe social distancing, please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • No more than 2 persons per family in the building
  • Wear protective personal equipment (i.e, face masks), if possible
  • Bring required enrollment information (see resident enrollment)

All enrollment center specialists will be wearing protective personal equipment (PPE) which includes facial masks. Additionally, we will be sanitizing enrollment stations after each use. We would ask that if possible when you physically attend the enrollment center that you take any possible precaution to promote the safety of all parties. This would include wearing any protective personal equipment that you have as well as coming prepared with all required enrollment information, please see our resident enrollment page for additional information.
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).

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.