School District Newsletter
Students at Jefferson Elementary and Franklin Elementary Go the Morning Mile

At Jefferson Elementary and Franklin Elementary, students can begin the day running laps before school starts. The number of laps are recorded by the playground supervisor and students earn a charm for every five miles they run. Students can choose which mornings they want to run and can run as many laps as they would like for as long as they like.

“At Franklin, even parents are joining in and walking with children,” says Shannon Danhoff, Phy Ed teacher at Franklin.

Dylan says, “I love the Morning Mile as it helps me to wake up early each morning to start my day. I am also working on improving my speed." Read more...
The West Allis Central News Team: Keeping You in the Loop

Every morning, the Bulldog News Team at West Allis Central High School is on set ready for “action” as they produce daily video announcements for staff and students. According to Innovation Coach, Christina Kralik, “The Bulldog News Team films the information staff and students need to know. We highlight events, club meetings, sports updates, celebrations, and all the things that are part of Bulldog life.”

Daily announcements are prepared by 7:15 a.m. when the team news team, Savannah Hyke, Dezi Lopez,Dylan Keller, Manny Reyes, and Kiontas Gallion meet in the studio to film. During first hour, producer, Alexia Rodriquez, edits the video and posts it to Youtube. In homeroom, students and staff are able to watch their morning announcements on screen. Read more...
Students from Lane Intermediate School
Lay Wreath at Arlington Cemetery in Washington DC

On Friday, October 5, 2018, Kendra Lipert, Joaquin Beard, Ashley Petrovick, and Addy Collings, from Lane Intermediate School, laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery. 

“The event was part of the 7th and 8th grade trip to Washington DC. We were all really proud of the opportunity to pay tribute to fallen heroes,” said, Principal, Liz Kayzar, “Our students were deeply moved when they toured the cemetery.” Read more...
WAWM Community Coalition Youth Prevention Public Service Announcement

Youth members of the West Allis-West Milwaukee Community Coalition, in collaboration with Senior Video Producer, Dave Danielson from the City of West Allis, have worked together to produce a public service announcement aimed at preventing drug and alcohol abuse.

According to Coalition Director, Tammy Molter, the students were filmed during a Peers with Purpose training. “The students were especially anxious to debunk the myth that “everyone doing it." They felt it was a great opportunity to provide the facts about abuse.” Read more...
All Aboard! The 8th Grade Transition to High School Program

As the new school year begins, staff at both Central High School and Nathan Hale High School are busy preparing 8th graders for their big transition to ninth grade.

“Our goal is to provide high school mentorship for intermediate school students and opportunities for parental/guardian involvement. We work to help our incoming students understand clear and consistent expectations for academics, attendance and behavior,” explains Christina Kralik, Innovation Coach at Central.

All Aboard! provides a number of supports for incoming freshmen. Read more...
West Allis Central's Fall Musical
November 9, 10, 16, 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
November 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

West Allis Central High School
8516 W Lincoln Avenue

Tickets can be purchased at the door.
$10 Adults
$8 Students/Seniors
​$5 Children (10 and under)

Sodexo Implements New Food Model at
West Allis Central High School

This fall, Sodexo, food service provider for the WAWM School District has been busy rolling out their “next generation in high school dining” at West Allis Central High School. According to General Manager, Steve Kosnar, “Our new concept, Taste4 (FRESH, FLAVOR, FRIENDS and FUN) was developed for students by students. From its name to the imagery and menus, teens were engaged in every phase of development. Read more...
American Heart Association Recognizes School District for Workplace Health Achievement

The results of the American Heart Association 2018  Workplace Health Achievement Index  have been announced and the WAWM School District achieved Silver level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Read more...
WAWM Heroin/Opiate Task Force
Parenting Workshop

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the WA-WM Heroin/Opiate Task Force will host a Parenting Workshop from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Substance use and current trends related to drugs and alcohol
  • What does it look like to keep our teens safe
  • Red Flags of Substance Use as it relates to intermediate school students
  • Talking to our youth about substance use, refusal techniques, healthy coping skills and mental health

Summer Class Lifts Students to New Heights in Math

This summer, Nathan Hale High School math teacher, Donna Krasovich, headed up a pilot program for students that volunteered to use ALEK (an online math program) and class meetings to prepare to take advanced math courses in high school. 

According to Krasovich, “Teachers informed their students about this summer opportunity. They didn’t ‘select’ them for the class. The students that were interested came forward on their own. They sought out the challenge and it made a big difference.”

“It was really exciting to work with this group,” adds Krasovich, “I am proud of their hard work. These students are on track to take the advanced math classes support their aspirations for college and career readiness.” Read more...
Maroon & Gold Goes Pink With
Laps for Life

For the past several years, West Allis Central High School's, Think Pink! Committee, has been raising funds for “ABCD” (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis), a local charity that pairs breast cancer survivors with people still fighting the disease.

On Thursday, October 25, 2018, students and staff at will be joining forces to beat breast cancer by walking in a Laps for Life event.

Heather Bain, a Social Studies teacher at Central, is helping coordinate the event. “Students form eight-person teams and each member of the team will walks laps in the field house for one period of the school day. Students donate $5 per period of walking. Throughout the day, we take team photos and track laps.” Read more...
WAWM RCS Program Manager
Amanda Schwichtenberg
Earns Two WPRA Silver Awards

The Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association has announced that WAWM Recreation and Community Services Program Manager, Amanda Schwichtenberg, has been awarded with two Silver Star Awards.

According to Director, Shelly Strasser, “Silver Star awards are the State Association's highest honor bestowed upon departments and professionals for their exemplary work in the field.”

Schwichtenberg will be presenting information about her work and receiving her awards at the WPRA annual State Conference at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Read more...
coming to your school!

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 .
Franklin Elementary School Culture Council Holds Back to School Bash

On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Franklin's School Culture Council held a Back to School Bash for students and parents. The council is comprised by a group of teachers and staff members. According to Student Services Counselor, Jamie Crotteau, the event was focused on the Four E's (Embrace, Engage, Empower, and Experience). 

“Over the summer our council participated in a book study about family engagement and we brainstormed ways to better engage families in our school events. We also wanted to empower moms and dads with the tools necessary to do one of most challenging and rewarding jobs in the world - parenting!” Read more...
News & Notes - October

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.
2018-2019 Youth Wrestling Season

All students in 5K through 8th grade are invited to attend their High School’s Youth Wrestling Information Night!

Presentations will include program information and we will answer questions regarding fees, dates, times, and practices. Come to meet the coaches and students that are part of our great wrestling tradition!

Click here for more information!
Shared Journeys Community
Open House

Celebrate the relocation of Shared Journeys!
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
1509 S. 76th Street West Allis 53214

-Ribbon cutting ceremony with Mayor Dan Devine.
-Tour of our new site.
-Eat a light dinner with family and friends.
-Visit the community resource booths that will be in attendance.

Click here for flyer!
For Spanish Speaking Families
sesiones informativas gratis

Sobre el Distrito de West Allis-West Milwaukee para las Familias
que Hablan Español

Únase a nosotros para una serie de sesiones de una hora sobre una variedad de temas relacionados con información importante sobre su hijo y su escuela. ¡Véngase con preguntas!

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  or telephone (414) 604-3014.

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.

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¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con West Allis-West Milwaukee Enrollment Center por correo electrónico o por teléfono (414) 604-3014.
Non-School Day Fall Fun Camp

The Recreation Department & Community Services Dept. will offer day camps when school is not in session on October 26, 2018 and November 6, 2018. Camps are at Horace Mann and open to all students in 4K-5th grade. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.