Celebrate School Attendance
Friday, September 20, 2019

School attendance fosters a sense of belonging and is critical to student achievement.  The West Allis-West Milwaukee School District works cooperatively with parents to teach students the importance of daily and timely school/class attendance.  

On Friday, September 20, 2019, we’re celebrating school attendance with a generous donation from Sodexo, our food service partner!

All students must be in school on Friday, September 20, 2019 to receive the items and be part of the raffle!
It’s Homecoming Time for High Schools!

Nathan Hale Homecoming Week
September 30, 2019 - October 4, 2019
Parade: October 4, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. *Irving Elementary to WAAC*
Football Game vs. Germantown - October 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Dance: October 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

West Allis Central Homecoming Week
October 14-18, 2019
Parade: October 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. *Irving Elementary to WAAC*
Football Game vs. TBD (Woodland Crossover) - October 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Dance: October 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Safe and Supported Assembly

As part of our continued efforts to help promote safe and healthy behaviors for all youth, the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, WAWM Heroin/Opiate Task Force, and WAWM Community Coalition are teaming up in support of students and families.

Our Safe and Supported assembly is designed to educate students about the dangers of substance abuse. We know that teens who experiment with drugs put their health and safety at risk. Our goal is to prevent teen drug abuse by providing information about the importance of making healthy choices. 

In September, Safe and Supported assembly will be held at each secondary school. The program features Mr. Jeremy Triblett from Community Advocates. He will share his own personal journey of addiction; from trauma to triumph, with a focus on resilience. 
Organizations Donate Backpacks and School Supplies!

This fall, several organizations reached out to make a difference in the lives of children by providing school supplies to our school district. “It’s important that children have what they need to be productive in school,” said Director of Communication, Beth Koehler. “We are so thankful to the groups and community members that make a difference in our schools.”

Village of Manor Park
West Allis Rotary Club
Old National Bank
Great Clips
Terri McDowell
Salvation Army 
An Urgent Warning Against Vaping

Last month, the City of Milwaukee Health Department began urging residents to stop using any vape and/or e-cigarette devices immediately. In our area, 16 individuals have been hospitalized with severe chemical pneumonitis, or chemical pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs due to aspiration or inhalation of irritants). These individuals reported using vape products or dabbing (vaping marijuana oils, extracts, or concentrates) in the weeks and months prior to hospitalization.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater to Partner with James E. Dottke English Language Arts Classes

This fall, the students at James E. Dottke High School will be part of an in-school reading residency program sponsored by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. The residency consists of 20 visits by a Teaching Artist based on the production of West Side Story which runs from September 17 - October 27, 2019 at the theater.

According to Language Arts teacher, Erin Hanson-Baisley, “I have been looking into getting the Reading Residency Program to Dottke for several years. This past summer, I contacted the Milwaukee Repertory Theater to apply for the program. We were notified a few days after school started that Dottke was approved for the grant program. We are so excited to start next week!”
Frank Lloyd Wright Music Program Accredited by Wisconsin School Music Association

This month, Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School received accreditation from the Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) for outstanding participation in WSMA programming. It is a distinguished honor for the school’s music program.

According to music program coordinator and orchestra teacher, Mrs. Mary Pat Michels, “It takes extra planning by the directors to schedule the event, secure a clinician, and have students prepared to perform, receive feedback, and then listen to and critique another group of their peers.”

“This is an example of Deeper Learning in a performance setting,” explains Michels. “Individual preparation, followed by working as a team, which culminates in a public performance are all part of the learning experience."
Community Closets for Families in Need

The Community Closets are at Horace Mann Elementary, Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate, and James E. Dottke High School are available to all community members. Non-perishable food, cold weather gear, clothing from birth through adults, and school supplies are available. Families in need of support can call the school's main office or fill out a request for food or clothing.

Take Advantage of Cost Savings!

Eligibility for the free or reduced meal program* helps us provide your family with additional cost savings! If eligible, your child receives:

  • Free or reduced lunch!  
  • Waived or reduced school fees! Waive or reduce school fees for Half-day 4-year old Kindergarten/Early Childhood ($40), Full-day 4-year old Kindergarten, 5-year old Kindergarten, Grades 1-5 ($80), Grades 6-8 ($95), Grades 9-12 ($105).
  • Other fee reductions! Advanced Placement Exam fees, College Application Fees, or fees for Recreation and Community Services enrichment classes. 
“I Spy" - Parent Prevention Program

A community-wide event for parents/guardians only will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Nathan Hale High School from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at 11601 West Lincoln Avenue, West Allis. The “I Spy-Parent Prevention Program helps parents learn about the hidden indicators of teen substance use. 

High school students whose parents/guardians attend the evening presentation will receive a $10 discount voucher to use toward the purchase of a Homecoming, Winter Formal, or Prom dance tickets or a $10 gift card. An incentive will also be offered for parents of intermediate school students that attend the event. Parents/guardians will need to sign in at the designated school table. 
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.

Secondary Student (Grades 6 - 12) Only

On Thursday, September 5, 2019, all secondary students (grades 6-12) were prompted to change their password when they accessed Skyward. We’re asking parents to help make sure their child changed their Skyward password. It is important that all students use Skyward to check assignments and grades . Read more...
Junior Bulldogs and Junior Huskies

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.

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.
West Allis-West Milwaukee Recreation & Community Services
Rec Department Offers Class to Help Older Adults Keep Moving!

The Recreation and Community Services Department offers classes specifically designed for older adults. According to Director, Shelly Strasser, “US Census data says that 14.8 percent of the population in West Allis is 65 years old or older. The figure is expected to increase in the years to come. We want people to know there are specific programs for adults, aged 55+ that have been created with their needs in mind.” It is never too early or too late, to focus on your level of physical activity to maintain or increase strength, balance and flexibility.

Active Living Every Day is a one hour weekly education program designed to help older adults become more physically active. “We work with participants to identify and overcome barriers, set goals, and create an action plan. It’s important for people to maintain mobility and understand what exercises are best for them and safe to do,” said Strasser.

This program runs September 18th through November 20th from 11:00 a.m. - noon. For more information or to register, contact the Recreation Department at 414-604-4900.