9 - Special Education Parent Network Meeting - 6:30-8:00 p.m., Fisher Administration Bldg.
14 - School Board Meeting: 7 p.m., Fisher Administration Bldg. Room C
21 - Junior Conferences - No School for JK ONLY
24 - Elementary Evening Conferences ; 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.
25 - Elementary Daytime Conferences - No Classes JK-5
28 - School Board Meeting: 7 p.m., Fisher Administration Bldg. Room C
29 - Elementary Evening Conferences ; 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Nominate a Teacher or Principal for a Kohl Foundation Award and Earn Money for Your Schoo l
The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation is now accepting nominations for Teacher Fellowship and Principal Leadership awards. Winners will receive $6,000, with an additional $6,000 grant for the school of the recipient. Over the years, we have had multiple winners in Wauwatosa, including five last year. Please consider nominating a teacher or principal by the October 8th deadline.
Friendships Forged and Memories Made During China Exchange
Sixty Chinese students said goodbye to Wauwatosa on Friday, October 4th, concluding a 12-day trip here as part of a student and teacher exchange program the District is exploring with a Chinese school organization. As part of the visit, more than 40 Wauwatosa families hosted the students for a weekend homestay. Read about why our Wauwatosa parents say they'd do it again!
East High School Orchestra Students Prepare for Nine-Day European Tour
Orchestra students from Wauwatosa East High School will set out on a nine-day learning and performance tour in Austria and the Czech Republic on October 11th.
Wauwatosa students will perform three times, including at the notable Orchestra Haus at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Vienna, and the Czech Museum of Music in Prague, Czech Republic. Both venues have hosted classical music performances for 300 years.

Instructional Equity Coaches Reflect on Wauwatosa School District's Work to Create Equity in Excellence
This school year marks the third year that we’ve had coaching staff dedicated to helping our teachers instruct through a lens of equity. Our team of Instructional Equity Coaches consists of experienced classroom teachers who have moved away from full-time teaching to work directly with other teachers and help them improve their practice, through professional development, classroom observations and post-observation conversations, helping inform improvement plans and more. As we continue our work toward equity in excellence, learn more about how our Instructional Coaching model is helping.

Morgridge Family Donates Additional $1.7 Million to East High School Pool Renovation Project with a Match from the District
The Wauwatosa School Board voted unanimously to approve an additional donation of $1.7 Million from John and Tashia Morgridge for the East High School aquatic space renovation during the board meeting meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019.
Along with the donation, the school board approved a matching expenditure of the same amount from the Wauwatosa School District’s operating budget to complete the work. The increased budget for the project is the result of structural challenges that were identified with the aquatic space during the preliminary design process.

East High School Teacher Receives Award from University of Chicago
Wauwatosa East High School English Teacher Megan Sampson has been selected as a recipient of the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award. 

Each year the university invites incoming freshmen students to nominate an educator who has influenced, challenged, or helped them in their path of intellectual growth.

“We are heartened to see that your schools foster and support such outstanding individuals,” the Dean of Admissions wrote to Superintendent Phil Ertl. “Our sincerest congratulations to both you and your faculty for the continued support of excellence.”

Students Help Celebrate Ribbon Cutting of New LAUNCH Program Space
Wauwatosa School District students participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 26 for the new LAUNCH program space that will be housed on the second floor of the Concurrency building located in Brookfield’s Bishop Woods Business Park. 
LAUNCH is a professional-academic program for juniors and seniors that is a partnership between Elmbrook and Wauwatosa School Districts. The program offers career-based learning opportunities as part of the District’s Academic and Career Planning (ACP) initiatives. Students can enroll in courses in areas of study ranging from Advanced Manufacturing & Design, Hospitality Innovation, Media Solutions, Business Analytics, Biomedical Solutions, Medicine & Healthcare and more. 

The LAUNCH program is seeking guest speakers, mentors, feedback participants, etc. to engage with LAUNCH students in real, authentic projects and experiences that local companies are working on.

Could You Share Your Expertise With Us?
Do you have a passion for your industry and career that you’re willing to share with our students?

The Wauwatosa School District is seeking volunteers for various career-based learning experiences as we work to help our students explore and plan for a future career. Career-Based Learning is a key component of our Academic and Career Planning.

At the end of each month we share an update on the active construction projects that are a result of the referendum. You can read the September updates here.

Lea  rn more anytime at : www.wauwatosaschools.org/referendum .
Wauwatosa Students Celebrate Homecoming
Students and staff at both Wauwatosa East and Wauwatosa West High Schools celebrated their 2019 Homecoming on Friday, September 27th and with festivities throughout the week.

Crossing Guards Help Wanted
Do you or someone you know have a flexible schedule that would allow you to make a little extra money each week? The company that the City of Wauwatosa contracts with to provide crossing guard services is still looking to fill some crossing guard positions for the year. The role has a brief shift in the morning and a brief shift in the afternoon. Contact Regional Manager Tom King with All City Management Services for more information at 317-506-3967. You can view  crossing guard locations and times here.  
WSD In The News
The Wauwatosa School District Wellness Committee is partnering with the Wauwatosa Health Department to promote its upcoming Flu Clinics on Oct. 10 and Nov. 14. Children 18 and under are FREE. Click the related flyer for more details.
If you haven't been able to attend one of our previous learning sessions about vaping, we encourage parents and their high school students to attend the Community Vaping Forum by Rogers Behavioral Health on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Click on the flyer for details.
Wauwatosa parents are invited to join a free presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 8 by Dr. Patric Mattek, a clinical psychologist, who will discuss the nature and neurobiology of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and our brain’s executive functions.  Learn more.
Get details about the Rec Department's Trunk-or-Treat and other community events on our Community Flyers Page. LEARN MORE
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